Breaking down Dodger centric MLB Pipeline Mid-Season top 100
The Dodgers posted four players in the revised MLB Pipeline top 100 that came out this week. Alex Verdugo was 29, Keibert Ruiz was 38, Will Smith was 74, and Dustin May clocked in at 83.
The Dodgers lost Walker Buehler who no longer qualifies as a prospect and no one else graduated into the top ten so the best showing they have right now is Alex Verdugo.
Of the four on the list, I could easily see Dustin May making the biggest run and becoming a top 20 prospect by the end of 2019.
The Dodgers have traded three players who make the top 100 list. Yordan Alvarez who was traded for Josh Fields in 2016. Willie Calhoun who was the centerpiece of the Yu Darvish trade is at 49. Yusniel Diaz who was just traded for Manny Machado is at 57.
It is a bit of a surprise that Willie Calhoun is still a prospect eligible but he has spent most of the summer in AAA. Texas just brought him up earlier this month so this should be the last time he is seen on this list.
In the chat, they did mention that Gavin Lux was very close to breaking into the top 100 and since he is ranked behind Dennis Santana you would expect that Santana was also very close to the top 100.
The Dodgers also traded O’Neil Cruz who his crashing up the Pirate prospect chart is now ranked 5th in their system. At just 19, Cruz is crushing in the Sally League and is only playing shortstop for the Pirates after playing a lot of 3rd base last year for both the Dodger and Pirate organizations.