Logan Forsythe, Second Base, Los Angeles Dodgers, #11


Date of Birth: 1/14/1987
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
College: University of Arkansas

Logan Forsythe, second baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was first drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2008. He played in the Padres' minor league system from 2008 through part of 2011 before being called up to the Padres for 62 games that year.

Forsythe started the 2012 season on the DL with a foot injury. That season, he played in 91 games with the Padres and he finished with a .273 batting average. In 2013, he again started the season on the DL. In 2013, he batted .214 with 47 hits in 75 games.

The Padres traded Forsythe to the Tampa Bay Rays in January, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 67 hits and a .223 batting average in 110 games.

In 2015, Forsythe batted .281 with 152 hits, 33 doubles, 17 home runs, and 68 RBIs in 153 games. As a second baseman, he made 299 assists, 43 double plays, 164 putouts, and 7 errors in 126 games.

Forsythe finished the 2016 season with 135 hits, 24 doubles, a career high 20 home runs, 52 RBIs, and a .264 batting average in 127 games. Defensively, as the Rays' second baseman in 118 games, he made 264 assists, 69 double plays, 206 putouts, and 9 errors.

Forsythe was traded to the Dodgers on January 23, 2017. He finished the 2017 season with 81 hits, 19 doubles, 36 RBIs, 109 strikeouts to 69 walks, and a .224 batting average in 119 games. Defensively, he played 1 game at first base, 80 games at second base, 42 games at third base, 2 games at shortstop, and 3 games in left field. In the postseason, he had 11 hits and 6 RBIs in 37 at-bats in 14 games.

Career batting statistics for Forsythe through 2017 include:

  • 737 games played
  • 600 hits
  • 116 doubles
  • 239 RBIs
  • 562 strikeouts to 254 walks
  • .250 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Forsythe at second base through 2017 include:

  • 536 games played
  • 1,194 assists
  • 237 double plays
  • 823 putouts
  • 39 errors
  • .981 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Logan Forsythe
ESPN - Logan Forsythe