6. Howie Kendrick (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Poor Howie Kendrick, having to leave one of the biggest power house teams in the MLB with a huge budget, just outside the city limits of the second biggest city in America. Then he ends up with one of the biggest power houses in the MLB, with a nearly unlimited budget, in the second largest city in America…I guess it’s not that much of a culture shock.
Kendrick may not hit many home runs, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hit for power. He has hit for an SLG of at least .397 each year of his career and has never hit fewer than 20 doubles, maxing out at 41.
Kendrick typically hit anywhere from 4 to 6 in the Angel’s lineup. I see him sticking to one hole in the Dodger’s lineup and flourishing in it.
Kendrick is the highest rated NL second baseman on this list and I expect him to perform as such. I see him starting at 2nd base in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.