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Arizona Diamondbacks: Who has the edge at each position in the NLDS?

By Joseph Jacquez
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 10: Justin Turner
PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 10: Justin Turner /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles to deep center field during the first inning of the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 25: Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers doubles to deep center field during the first inning of the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) /

LAD: Chris Taylor (4.8 bWAR)

ARI: A.J. Pollock (2.7 bWAR)

Chris Taylor has been the Dodgers X-factor this season. He has burst on the scene and has made up for Pederson’s poor play.

Taylor hit .288 with a .354 OBP, 21 home runs and 72 RBI in 140 games. Taylor plays a great center field and a spectacular left field.

Pollock’s season, due to injuries and poor performance, has not gone the way he wanted, but he is a gold glove center fielder who is the D-backs hottest hitter. Over his final 17 regular season games, Pollock hit .328 with 5 home runs and 17 RBI. This season against LA, he hit .277 with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 9 RBI

Do not be surprised if Pollock plays a huge role.

Slight edge: Dodgers

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