Dodger Minor League Update – 04/08/19
AAA – OKC
Josh Sborz is thriving in a bullpen role for AAA, as he has struck out nine of the twelve hitters he’s faced so far with only one hit and one walk.
The Dodgers made no noise when they signed veteran major league pitcher Zach McAllister to a minor league contract but he is an arm that just might help them in 2019. He was a solid bullpen piece for the Indians in 2017 and had a tough season in 2018 thus leaving him pitching in the minors to start 2019. We all know that bullpen seasons are erratic, and maybe the Dodgers can get him back on track to be helpful in 2019. So far in AAA he has faced six hitters and struck out five of them.
Jake Peter, Will Smith, and Daniel Castro are hitting well for OKC while Rios and Beatty have struggled the first week.
AA – Tulsa
Omar Estevez carried over his impressive spring to lead Tulsa in hitting by going nine for seventeen, with only one strikeout. The middle infielder is finally playing in advanced minor league ball and looks ready for it.
Keibert Ruiz and DJ Peters have yet to get untracked but they will.
Dustin May showed why he’s the top pitching prospect in the Dodger system by hurling five innings of two-hit ball with one walk and nine strikeouts.
Mitchell White had a promising first start but he only lasted three innings. Yadier Alvarez did not.