Dodgers Power Rankings Roundup: Week 21

By The Guru
Monday, August 22, 2016

Season Trend

Below is a graph of where the Dodgers have ranked over the course of the season.

And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Dodgers this week:

ESPN

Dodgers ranked 7th - "Clayton Kershaw threw about 25 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday. His next step will be a bullpen session on Tuesday, scheduled for 40 to 45 pitches. Brett Anderson left Saturday's start with a blister on his left index finger. Los Angeles, 38-24 at home, will be home for 12 of its next 16 games."

Sports Illustrated

Dodgers ranked 8th - In Jonah Keri’s weekly power rankings he selects four teams to write about. Although your team was not chosen this week, Jonah’s work is well worth the read.

USA Today

Dodgers ranked 7th - "Clayton Kershaw sets sights on two huge September starts vs. Giants."

Bleacher Report

Dodgers ranked 7th - "The Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to fully capitalize on another poor week from the San Francisco Giants, but they still took over the NL West lead by a half-game heading into the upcoming week.

The Dodgers took two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies to open the week but dropped two of three to a Cincinnati Reds team that is playing as well as anyone right now.

Provided everything goes as planned, Rich Hill will finally make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday, according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

A 78-pitch simulated game on Thursday brought up no new issues with the blister that has kept Hill sidelined since July 17, and the Dodgers are now set to see their prized deadline addition in action.

Ace Clayton Kershaw also took a big step forward on Saturday, throwing his first bullpen session since suffering a herniated disk in his back in June. There's still a chance he could return in September if he continues to progress as hoped."

Reddit

Dodgers ranked 7th - "A couple nice streaks running right now, despite a lackluster 3-3 week against the Rox and Reds. Adrian Gonzalez has a hit in 14 straight games and is slashing .352/.421/.549 since June 28, while Corey Seager has hit in 12 straight and is slashing .367/.413/.580 since June 17. Julio Urias had his best game as a pro so far, with six shutout innings today. Rich Hill starts on Tuesday, while Clayton Kershaw could return by the end of the month. Oh yeah, one more thing...WE CAUGHT THE GIANTS, WE IN FIRST NOW!"

Average ranking is 7.2 --> See where that puts the Dodgers in our weekly Power Rankings!

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