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Max Muncy's rise from obscurity
The Dodgers have yet to win a World Series since Andrew Friedman took over prior to the 2015 season, but it only seems a matter of time. He traded failed prospect Zach Lee to the Mariners for Chris Taylor in 2016, and Taylor went on to completely change his swing prior to last year. A .288/.354/.496 season (21 HR, 17 SB) was the result. In April 2017, he signed Muncy to a minor league deal on (Dodgers fans weren't thrilled), and Muncy didn't even receive a September call-up despite hitting .309/.414/.491 for Triple-A Oklahoma City. This year, injuries to Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner provided an opening, and it's safe to say Muncy has taken advantage. In 231 plate appearances, he's hit .281/.420/.649 with 20 home runs and a 19 percent BB percentage. Here's where Muncy ranks in the NL among players with at least 200 PA:
WAR: 3rd ahead of Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt
SLG: 1st ahead of No. 2 ranked Jesus Aguilar
OBP: 2nd, 5 points behind leader Joey Votto and ahead of guys like Freeman and Nolan