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Daily Dodger in review: Scott Van Slyke carves an unexpected role

Daily Dodger in review: Scott Van Slyke carves an unexpected role

SCOTT VAN SLYKE, 28, outfielder. Final 2014 stats: .297 batting average, 11 home runs, 29 RBI, 32 runs, and .386 on-base and .524 slugging percentages. Contract status: Under team control. The good: His home run total was actually fifth on the team, even though he received only 246 plate appearances. Hit .315 with a .630 slugging percentage against left-handers. Was a particularly strong weapon on the road (.314 batting, .657 slugging). Hit .358 (39 for 109) against division opponents. Played first and all three outfield positions. The bad: Not much to complain about. He was no defensive wiz, but played well enough that Manager Don Mattingly felt comfortable moving him all around....

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