MLB Dodger Prospect Update
MLB updated their prospect lists this week which gives us a chance to see the progression from 2016 Preseason to 2016MidSeason(after draft) to 2016 PostSeason to 2017 Preseason.
We can identify those who graduate, and those who moved up and dropped down.
Dropping off the list because they exhausted their rookie status were Julio Urias and Corey Seager.
Dropping off the list because they were traded are Jose De Leon, Grant Holmes, Jharel Cotton, and Frankie Montas.
Last year Cody Bellinger was ranked 6th in the Dodger organization, he’s now number one and ranked 12th overall.
You can understand the fact that Brock Stewart and Andrew Toles were both unranked a year ago. Toles had missed a whole year of baseball, and Brock Stewart was just a big arm with little experience. What a difference a year makes.
It is good to see that MLB finally got on the Toles wagon. At the end of 2016 they still had him ranked 27th, but with a few months to think about it, Callis and company have moved Toles upto 9th place.
Alvarez at this time last year was simply hype, but a year later the hype proved well founded and Alvarez is now the LAD 2nd best prospect.
Alex Verdugo petty much stayed in the same spot. He was 7th last year and is now 3rd basically moving up those spots because of the departures of Urias/Seager/Holmes.
Willie Calhoun made a huge jump from 18th to 4th even with the defensive issues.
Mitchell White was drafted in the 2nd round last year but didn’t get much respect in Sept when he was ranked 28th. Without throwing a pitch, White is now ranked 12th.
Keibert Ruiz has been flying up prospect lists and this list is no different. Ruiz is now ranked 15th after being 24th last Sept.
The recently acquired Drew Jackson was ranked 20th. Chase De Jong had been ranked 17th.
Ariel Sandoval continues to be ignored by everyone but David Hood. Thus he would be my pick to make the biggest move this summer. I also think that everyone jumped off the Yasiel Sierra bandwagon a little to fast. He might come fast now that he’s being used in relief.
Players not ranked after the draft last year and who made the top 30 this year are Brock Stewart, Andrew Toles, Mitchell White, Trevor Oaks, DJ Peters, ONeil Cruz, Dustin May, Carlos Rincon, Dennis Santana, and Andrew Sopko.
Players dropping out of the top 30 that are still in the system are Kyle Farmer, Jacob Rhame, Jacob Scavuzzo, and Chris Anderson. Chris Anderson has to be the biggest disappointment in the system being a former number one pick in 2013. Aren’t to many number one picks completely out of a teams top 30 prospect list in three years.
With the trades of Jose De Leon, Grant Holmes, Jharel Cotton, Chase De Jong, and Frankie Montas the system has taken a hit but it is still loaded with high end arms. Says something that you can trade five arms like that and have little problem replenishing them.
The table below is sorted by the MLB 2017 PreSeason ranking, and then by David Hood’s ranking.
- NR – means they were Not Ranked at the time the ranking came out
- NYD – means they were Not Yet Drafted at the time the ranking came out
- NOT – means they were Not On Team at the time the rankings came out
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