Mookie Betts Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 9" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/7/1992 (31)
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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder/infielder Mookie Betts expects to play second base exclusively in spring training this year. Betts joked that he didn't bring his outfielder's glove to camp. The Dodgers and Betts are fully committed to him playing on the dirt as the club's full-time second baseman in 2024. The 31-year-old All-Star will still be eligible as an outfielder in fantasy, but unless a need arises for Betts to move back to the outfield in 2024, this could be the last year he has dual eligibility. Betts had a fantastic 2023 season with the Blue, hitting .307 with 39 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 126 runs scored. His 107 RBI set the big-league record for most RB1 by a leadoff hitter. He won't last past the first round in fantasy drafts.
A trio of Los Angeles Dodgers superstars attended a meeting with free-agent pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, as Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, and Mookie Betts all were part of the discussion. Of course, Ohtani's presence is the key, as he is a countryman of Yamamoto's and a teammate of his in March's World Baseball Classic championship with Team Japan. The right-hander and Ohtani have dominated the rumor mill this offseason, and there are reportedly plenty of clubs pursuing Yamamoto's services on the open market. A two-time NPB MVP, Yamamoto, 25, worked to a dominant 1.21 ERA across 23 outings with the Orix Buffaloes last season.
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Mookie Betts will serve as the everyday second baseman in the 2024 season, according to manager Dave Roberts. A natural second baseman, Betts saw time at the position again in the 2023 season and even logged 98 innings at shortstop. While he is a highly-regarded defender in right field, Betts playing second base opens up a spot in the Dodgers' outfield while Gavin Lux (knee) is expected to play shortstop on an everyday basis in the 2024 season. Coming off his sixth Silver Slugger Award, Betts finished as the NL MVP runner-up to Ronald Acuna Jr. after hitting .307 with 39 home runs, 14 stolen bases, and a .987 OPS across 152 games last season.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts continued to script his baseball legacy in 2023, securing a top-five finish in MVP voting for the fourth time, including the last two years. The 31-year-old delivered a standout season, boasting a slash line of .307/.408/.579 with 39 home runs, 107 RBIs, and an impressive 126 runs scored. His 167 wRC+ marked a career second-best, a feat not surpassed since his 2018 tenure with the Red Sox. Throughout his decade-long career, Betts consistently posted a wRC+ of at least 120 in nine seasons, with his lowest at 107. Betts excelled in peripheral stats, placing in the top six percentile for expected batting average, expected slugging, and average exit velocity. His plate discipline, characterized by a knack for drawing walks and minimizing strikeouts, positions him as the ideal leadoff hitter for the potent Dodgers offense. Anticipating an expanded role at second base this season, Betts emerges as the premier choice for that position. Currently ranked in the top five with an average ADP of around four, Betts stands out for his unwavering consistency and anticipated offensive contributions in a position lacking elite alternatives.