How They Were Acquired: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ NLDS Roster

As should probably have been expected from a team with a ton of young talent and more help on the way that has made back-to-back World Series appearances, the Dodgers’ front office didn’t have to do much during the offseason. And they didn’t. Maybe that decision will be second-guessed if they get knocked out of the playoffs early, but they did win 106 games during the regular season and had all but wrapped up the division title by early June. Regardless of what happens, this team’s run of seven consecutive seasons with at least 91 wins and a playoff appearance isn’t likely to end here.

Here’s how every member of the Dodgers’ 2019 NLDS roster was originally acquired. The team’s full RosterResource Depth Chart and Payroll pages are also available as a resource.

Homegrown (13)

Total WAR: 31.6

Signed in Free Agency (6)

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP: December 2012 (South Korea) — Signed to six-year, $36 million contract ($25.7 million posting fee paid to Hanwha Eagles for right to negotiate).
  • Justin Turner, 3B: February 2014 (NYM) — Signed to Minor League contract ($1 million salary).
  • Kenta Maeda, RP: January 2016 (Japan) — Signed to eight-year, $25 million contract ($20 million posting fee paid to Hiroshima Carp for right to negotiate).
  • Max Muncy, INF: April 2017 (OAK) — Signed to Minor League contract.
  • Joe Kelly, RP: December 2018 (BOS) — Signed to three-year, $25 million contract ($12 million club option for 2022).
  • A.J. Pollock, OF: January 2019 (ARI) — Signed to four-year, $55 million contract ($10 million player option for 2023).

Total WAR: 16.8

Acquired Via Trade (6)

Total WAR: 6.6

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2 years ago

That 2016 Draft for the Dodgers though jesus

There’s also Tony Gonsolin there too

2 years ago
Reply to  jamesdakrn

And Alex Verdugo and his 2.2 WAR that’s too hurt to make the roster.