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Logan Forsythe Scouting Report

Logan Forsythe Scouting Report

LOGAN FORSYTHE

  • Pronunciation: FOR-sythe
  • Born: 1/14/1987 in Memphis, TN
  • Draft: 2008, San Diego Padres, 1st rd. (46th overall)
  • College: Arkansas
  • Debut: 5/4/2011

As we all know by now, the Dodgers recently acquired the Tampa Bay second baseman for a good chunk of change.  He has basically not been on a winning team or showed any signs of super stardom.  However, he could be the perfect piece to the Dodgers infield puzzle.  Make no mistake that there is wisdom and baseball IQ   involved in a Dodgers front office discussion with guys like Josh Byrnes, Farhan, Friedman and Alex Anthopolus. They spend and make decisions based on a exact prediction calculator that has every rostered player playing a specific role with specific projected production.They don't all have to be Agon or Seager, they just need to play a productive role.

Year Team LG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS GO/AO
2011 SD NL 62 150 12 32 43 9 1 0 12 12 3 33 3 1 .213 .281 .287 .568 1.00
2012 SD NL 91 315 45 86 123 13 3 6 26 28 0 57 8 2 .273 .343 .390 .733 0.70
2013 SD NL 75 220 22 47 73 6 1 6 19 19 2 54 6 1 .214 .281 .332 .613 1.17
2014 TB AL 110 301 32 67 99 12 1 6 26 25 0 71 2 0 .223 .287 .329 .616 0.93
2015 TB AL 153 540 69 152 240 33 2 17 68 55 2 111 9 4 .281 .359 .444 .804 0.81
2016 TB AL 127 511 76 135 227 24 4 20 52 46 0 127 6 6 .264 .333 .444 .778 0.99
MLB Career - 618 2037 256 519 805 97 12 55 203 185 7 453 34 14 .255 .326 .395 .721 0.90

WHAT I LIKE

He has great anticipation defensively.  He knows where he is gonna be and what his next move is

defensively goe glove right very well with success.

balanced swing path with consistent exit launch angle

He has good defensive IQ, he is aware and two steps ahead mentally of whats going on around him

He is a physically strong player and knows how to maintain flexibility in spite of his size.

WHAT IM NOT SURE ABOUT

Has struggled with strikeouts. 

Isnt a great total base creator

Low OBP for a guy with average power production.

Not much of a runner, cant accumulate extra bases by stealing and gets caught alot.

Gets average reads on pitches, hits bad pitches out because of raw strength. 

In future when power is gone it probably wont translate to a productive swing.

data cortesy of MLB Advanced Media   Scout Jason Rutherford