Category Archives: 2017 LAD Spring Baseball

Julio Urias optioned to Oklahoma

The 20-year-old phenom will have to bide his time as he saves his golden arm for summer and fall. Even without a full rotation, it was doubtful that Urias was going to start the year in the rotation. Not when you have to manage his innings, and we hope those innings will be needed more …

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Thompson and Taylor headed for Oklahoma

All the spring battles were decided yesterday with more players being optioned to AAA to play for Oklahoma. Most of the players who didn’t make the Dodger opening day roster besides the prospects are basically bench players except for one. Trayce Thompson – Thompson started spring late due to his lingering injury from last year, …

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Hot Segedin sent to AAA

The LAD made a series of cuts and among them was Rob Segedin arguably the hottest hitter in camp with his 1.285 OPS in 32 at-bats.  Rob was a long shot at the beginning of camp but he had been so hot and gives the Dodgers some added versatility with his ability to play 1st/3rd that …

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Ryu makes rotation against all odds

Back in December when we looked at the LAD rotational depth we had Ryu on there simply out of respect but in the analysis, I didn’t give him any innings. I think the Dodgers will give him a long look this spring but end up releasing him. I hope I’m really wrong on this and …

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Rotation attrition hits acceptable levels

The Dodger rotation depth headed into spring was eleven deep which was what allowed the front office to trade Jharel Cotton / Frankie Montas / Grant Holmes / Jose DeLeon / Chase De Jong over the past eight months. That and  Walker Buehler /  Yadier Alvarez / Trevor Oaks / Imani Abdullah / Mitchell White. …

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Dodgers send down five

Dodgers sent two of their top prospects along with three other players from major league camp to minor league camp and each of them could be back at some point. Alex Verdugo –  Verdugo played for Mexico in the WBC and while playing RF could have made the catch that kept Mexico in the tournament …

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Having fun with LAD spring stats

By March 20th it is fun to look at spring stats just because they are the only stats we got to work with.  Hitting: Grandal leads the team in hits with 14 Grandal leads the team in extra base hits with 7 Brett Eibner leads the team in doubles with 4 Erick Mejia has two …

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Segedin and Dickson fighting for relevance

Two players generally acknowledged as long shots to make the 2017 Dodger roster, are doing their best to make it harder for the Dodger brass to ignore them when it comes to making the hard decisions. Making it even harder for the duo is that they both are fighting for the same spot. That current …

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Ryu throwing a monkey wrench into rotation plans?

Of all the options that were being considered for the rotation after the big three (Kershaw, Maeda, Hill) Ryu was the longest shot among Kazmir, McCarthy, Wood, Urias, Stewart, and Stripling. That long shot may end up paying as Ryu pitched three solid innings against the Cubs yesterday and declared that he is planning on …

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ha ha ha

If you are going to give up fourteen runs in a game, the best possible time to do it is in the 9th inning of a cactus league game when many of the sold out crowd were already heading home and with names like Istler, Griggs, Paredes, and Hooper. What a hitting parade by the …

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