MLB Pipeline unveils LAD top 30

MLB Pipeline just unveiled their LAD top 30 prospects.  No surprises at the top with Walker Buehler / Verdugo / Ruiz taking the top three spots.

New additions to 2018 from the 2017 spring list who were drafted in 2017 are Jeren Kendall, Connor Wong, Morgan Cooper, James Marinan, and Donovan Casey. Interesting that Wong was drafted in the 3rd round but is ranked 15th compared to 2nd round pick Morgan Cooper who was ranked 21st. Cooper did not pitch professionally in 2017 so he has yet to pitch in the Dodger organization while Connor Wong had a very successful professional debut.

New additions from 2018 that were not ranked in the 2017 spring top 30. Cristian Santana goes from being unranked to number 14. That is quite a jump. Caleb Ferguson goes from unranked to 16th. Errol Robinson, Tony Gonsolin, Matt Beatty,  Kyle Farmer, Romer Cuadrado, and Luke Raley round out the players new to the 2018 top 30 ranking.

Players falling from the list that are still in organization are Omar Estevez, Josh Sborz,  Carlos Rincon, Johan Mieses, and Andrew Sopko. I have to admit I’m surprised at the exclusion of Omar Estevez.  He didn’t wow anyone last year but at the same time he was very young for his league. David Hood was also not impressed with him so I guess baseball doesn’t think much of him. That is to bad because he cost the Dodgers six million back in Nov of 2015. If he blows out that will be another Cuban signing that has not panned out.

Players who are no longer on the list because they graduated to the majors are Cody Bellinger and Brock Stewart.

Players no longer on the list because they are no longer in the Dodger organization are Willie Calhoun(2nd), Trevor Oaks(15th), ONeil Cruz, Brendon Davis, AJ Alexy(16th), and Jacob Rhame.

I put their current ranking from their new team in parenthesis.

Biggest jumps – Dennis Santana 15 spots, DJ Peters 13 spots, Dustin May 12 spots, Keibert Ruiz 10 spots.

The 2016 number one picks  had some big drops.  Gavin Lux went from 7 to 13 and Jordan Sheffield from 9th to 18. However other 2016 draft picks are moving up such as Mitch White, Will Smith, DJ Peters, Dustin May.

 

ProspecName BirthDate AGE MLB Spring 2018 MLBSpring2017 POS Draft League
Walker Buehler 7/28/1994 23 1 5 SP 1/2015 AAA
Alex Verdugo* 5/15/1996 21 2 3 CF 2/2014 AAA/MLB
Keibert Ruiz 7/20/1998 19 3 13 C Int/FA A+
Mitchell White 12/28/1994 23 4 10 SP 2/2016 AA
Yusniel Diaz 10/7/1996 21 5 6 CF Int/FA AA
D.J. Peters 12/12/1995 22 6 19 OF 4/2016 A+
Jeren Kendall 2/4/1996 22 7 ND OF 1/2017 A
Yadier Alvarez 3/7/1996 21 8 2 SP Int/FA AA
Will Smith 3/28/1995 22 9 14 C 1/2016 AA
Dennis Santana 4/12/1996 21 10 25 RHP Int/FA AA
Dustin May 9/6/1997 20 11 23 SP 3/2016 A
Edwin Rios* 4/21/1994 23 12 22 1st/3rd 6/2015 AAA
Gavin Lux 11/23/1997 20 13 7 SS 1/2016 A
Cristian Santana 2/24/1997 21 14 NR 3B Int/FA A+
Connor Wong 5/19/1996 21 15 ND C 3/2017 A
Caleb Ferguson* 7/2/1996 21 16 NR SP 38/2014 A+
Starling Heredia 2/6/1999 19 17 12 OF Int/FA A
Jordan Sheffield 6/1/1995 22 18 9 SP 1/2016 A+
Imani Abdullah 4/20/1997 20 19 15 SP 11/2015 ExtendedSpring
Errol Robinson 10/1/1994 23 20 NR SS 6/2016 AA
Morgan Cooper 9/12/1994 23 21 ND RHP 2/2017 DNP
James Marinan 10/10/1998 19 22 ND RHP 4/2017
Matt Beatty 4/28/1993 24 23 NR INF 12/2015 AAA
Tony Gonsolin 5/14/1994 23 24 NR  P 9/2016 A-
Kyle Farmer 8/17/1990 27 25 NR C 8/2013 Majors
Drew Jackson 7/28/1993 24 26 18 SS Trade AA
Romer Cuadrado 2/12/1997 21 27 NR OF Int/FA SS
Ronny Brito 3/22/1999 18 28 20 SS #N/A A
Luke Raley 9/19/1994 23 29 NR OF 7/2016 A+
Donavan Casey 2/23/1996 22 30 ND  OF/1st 20/2017 Rookie
Cody Bellinger 7/13/1995 22 1 1st/OF 4/2013 Majors
Willie Calhoun* 11/4/1994 23 4 2nd 4/2015 Texas
Brock Stewart 10/3/1991 26 8 SP 6/2014 Majors
Omar Estevez 2/25/1998 20 11 2b/SS #N/A A+
Josh Sborz 12/17/1993 24 16 SP 2/2015 AA
Trevor Oaks 3/26/1993 24 17 SP 7/2014 AAA
Oneil Cruz 10/4/1998 19 21 3rd Int/FA Reds
Carlos Rincon 10/14/1997 20 24 OF FA A
Johan Mieses 7/13/1995 22 26 SS #N/A AA
Brendon Davis 7/27/1997 20 27 SS 5/2015 Reds
Andrew Sopko 8/7/1994 23 28 SP 7/2015 AA
AJ Alexy 4/21/1998 19 29 RHP 11/2016 Rangers
Jacob Rhame 3/16/1993 24 30 RP 6/2013 AAA
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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    for every one age 23 and over

    ATTENTION! … ATTENTION!

    THE TRAIN IS PREPARING TO LEAVE THE STATION!

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