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Scott Van Slyke | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Scott Van Slyke went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Friday against the Rockies.
Van Slyke hit his first six home runs this season off southpaws, but each of his last two homers has been against right-handers. Still, we like him best in fantasy leagues in matchups against left-handed starters. It's worth noting that the Rockies will start Jorge De La Rosa and Yohan Flande in the next two games. Jul 5 - 12:16 AM

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Scott Van Slyke was ejected from Saturday's game after the sixth inning for arguing a call at second base.

The Dodgers certainly won't be happy with Van Slyke's behavior, since it "forced" them to put a sore-kneed Andre Ethier in center field. What, did you think they might use Matt Kemp?
Jun 28 - 12:06 AM

Scott Van Slyke went 3-for-3 with two homers and two walks Monday to lead the Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Reds.

Van Slyke was starting in center again, even though he has the least range of any of the Dodgers' outfielders. But he certainly deserves to be in the lineup somewhere against lefties, as he proved once again. He has six homers and 18 walks in 72 at-bats this season. With 26 strikeouts, too, he's making a run at becoming the game's ultimate Three-True Outcomes performer.
Jun 10 - 12:29 AM

Scott Van Slyke is starting in center Monday for the Dodgers against the White Sox in place of Andre Ethier.

Matt Kemp will remain in left field. Van Slyke mainly plays against lefties (tonight's is Jose Quintana) and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is doing anything he can to put the Dodgers in a decent position defensively. Evidently he feels that Van Slyke is a better option in center than Kemp, which is highly debatable. Los Angeles has been a disaster on defense, piling up 44 errors in 58 games.
Jun 2 - 6:35 PM

Scott Van Slyke homered and doubled off Wade Miley in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Van Slyke is on pace for 12 homers and 12 doubles this year... off Wade Miley. Three of his four homers and three of his five doubles have come against the Arizona left-hander, who originally faced the Dodgers in the Australia series. Van Slyke only plays against lefties, but what a job he's done against them so far.
May 17 - 1:07 AM

Scott Van Slyke went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, two walks, a triple, and a go-ahead solo home run as the Dodgers beat the Twins in 12 innings on Thursday.

A productive night for Van Slyke, who has been limited mostly to left-handed pitchers given his vast platoon splits. His 12th-inning solo home run off of Brian Duensing broke a 2-2 tie and pushed the Dodgers to victory. He also became the first Dodger to homer, triple, and steal a base in the same game since Marlon Anderson on September 18, 2006. Van Slyke is now slashing .306/.419/.722 in 43 plate appearances.
May 2 - 12:23 AM

Scott Van Slyke went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, a double, and a walk in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks in the season opener in Australia.

Starting in left field with Carl Crawford on the paternity leave list, Van Slyke unexpectedly led the charge for the offense. His double in the second inning just missed going out while his two-run homer in the fourth inning sliced just inside the right field foul pole. We're not expecting much from him once the Dodgers' outfield is back to normal, but he's capable of being a useful bench bat for Don Mattingly.
Mar 22 - 7:54 AM

Scott Van Slyke 1-for-3 with a grand slam against the Angels on Thursday.

Van Slyke victimized Dane De La Rosa in the sixth inning. He's hoping to make the team as a bench bat after posting an .807 OPS in 152 plate appearances last season.
Mar 6 - 5:02 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he's "messed around" with Scott Van Slyke and Dee Gordon in center field during batting practice.

The Dodgers are using Skip Schumaker in center with both Matt Kemp (ankle) and Andre Ethier (ankle) unable to play the field, but they're preparing some backup possibilities. Mattingly said that Van Slyke is the "more viable option," while Gordon could be used "in an emergency." Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig have experience in center field, but Mattingly wants to keep them at the corner spots.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 09:50:00 PM

Scott Van Slyke is nursing some tightness in his ribs.

He'll still be available to pinch-hit Monday. It might be a little while before Van Slyke is available to start, though.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 07:40:00 PM

Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke blasted a two-run, walkoff homer in the 11th inning to beat the Diamondbacks 5-3 on Tuesday.

Josh Collmenter served up the bomb, which improved the Dodgers' record to 85-59. Van Slyke would start for a handful of teams around baseball, but he's stuck behind a glut of talent in the Dodgers' outfield. Andy's son has posted an .852 OPS in 42 games.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:57:00 AM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke is hitting .252 (26-for-103) with six homers and an .826 OPS in 38 games with the Dodgers this season. He could see the occasional start against left-handed pitching.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The move clears a spot for Brian Wilson on the active roster. Van Slyke is hitting .252 (26-for-103) with six homers and an .826 OPS in 38 games with the Dodgers this season and should be back when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke has batted .242/.327/.505 in 36 games across multiple stints for the Dodgers this season. He'll provide some outfield depth with Andre Ethier (calf) banged up.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Dodgers optioned OF Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Van Slyke has really racked up the frequent flyer miles this season. The 27-year-old picked up two hits in eight at-bats in his most recent tenure with the big club. He'll be back again in September, if not before.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
4Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez