Dodgers have 4 in BA top 100 + 2

Even with the promotions over the last three years of Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles, Julio Urias, Brock Stewart, and Austin Barnes the Dodgers still have some top talent in their farm system.

Baseball America gave the Dodgers four prospects in their annual January top 100 list.

The Dodgers also had four in last years top 100 list.

Walker Buehler was the top dog at thirteen, making him the fourth best pitching prospect headed into 2018.  Last year at this time Walker Buehler was only ranked 93rd, so quite a big jump in one calendar year for the talented righty.

Alex Verdugo ranked 37th moving up 21 slots from 58 in 2017.

Keibert Ruiz who was unranked one year ago was ranked 40th. Not bad for a 19-year-old making him the youngest catcher on the list. There are only four catchers in the top 100 and only one catcher ranked above Ruiz and that player is already 22 years old.

Mitchell White was the last Dodger ranked in the top 100 at 69.  White was unranked last year.

Falling off the list from last year without the benefit of losing their rookie status was Yadier Alvarez. Quite a drop for Alvarez who was ranked 26th last year.

The Dodgers traded two prospects who are in the top 100. The biggest name was Willie Calhoun who was ranked 92nd last year but is now ranked 36th. Calhoun was part of the big summer trade for Yu Darvish and is now targeted to be a starting outfielder for the Rangers. If he was still a Dodger, Willie Calhoun would have been the highest-ranking Dodger prospect. The other prospect the Dodgers traded was Yordan Alvarez. The Dodgers traded Yordan in the summer of 2016 for Josh Fields. Yordan is ranked 62nd.

 

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    Sell high on Verdugo

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