Comparing the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers position-by-position

By Danny Vietti
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Aug 2, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier (16) is met at home by catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) and center fielder Joc Pederson (31) after hitting a walk off home run in the tenth inning of the game against the the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Nori Aoki VS. Andre Ethier

One factor that the Dodgers have going for them is depth, particularly in the outfield. Their so called “problem” of having too many outfielders have paid big dividends for them while Yasiel Puig has spent a lot of his time on the shelf. For the Giants, Aoki is arguably their best leadoff hitter, but the Dodger’s option of having Ethier hit in the middle of the order and protecting Gonzalez will come up huge down the stretch.

Nori Aoki–.302/.368/.387, 37 runs, 4 home runs, 24 RBI, 12 stolen bases, 1.000 fielding percentage, and 1.4 WAR.

Andre Ethier–.291/.369/.487, 44 runs, 12 home runs, 39 RBI, 2 stolen bases, .978 fielding percentage, and 1.9 WAR.

Advantage Ethier.

6th Inning: Giants 4–Dodgers 2

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