Category Archives: Prospects

Edwin Rios is blowing up

Edwin Rios kind of took the scouts by surprise last year when he slugged twenty-seven home runs between three levels. His 110 strikeouts in only 418 at-bats gave his critics plenty to find fault in his game. Plus the 3rd baseman didn’t seem likely to stay at the position so you wouldn’t have found Rios …

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The LAD just got way younger, did they get better?

With 21-year-old LAD 2017 top prospect Cody Bellinger joining the Dodgers today and 20-year-old 2016 top prospect Julio Urias set to join the team on Thursday the LAD 25-man roster just got a whole lot younger. But will it make them better? Joe Davis said tonight that Dave Roberts said Urias is here to stay …

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Masterson masterful

I’m not normally going to do a daily minor league recap but yesterday had so much going on I felt the need to write about it. One time successful major league pitcher Justin Masterson was signed to a minor league deal to provide rotational depth at AAA and so far he’s looked good. Last night …

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Will Smith heats up

and wins the LAD Farm Factory Award for the week. Smith hit in every game this week, collecting eleven hits, three home runs, five walks, and stole three bases.  For the season Smith now has a robust .333 / .421 / .625 triple stat line.  Baseball America prospect report pointed out something I had missed.  Smith …

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AJ Alexy turns 19 in style

When it comes to Dodger pitching prospects AJ Alexy doesn’t get the attention that the higher ranked pitching prospects get but if he keeps pitching like this, he might start drawing some attention to himself. Alexy turned nineteen today and celebrated by pitching three scoreless innings and threw in an extra out as icing on …

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The Cuban Y’s get smacked around

The Dodgers have poured millions into Cuban players and other than Puig have seen little return on investment. Yasiel Alvarez was supposed to change that dynamic and had such a great debut on the mainland last summer he sprang to the top of the Dodgers elite pitching prospects. Alvarez was held back this spring at …

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3 LAD make MLB’s Prospect Team of the Week

Jonathan Mayo of MLB puts out an interesting weekly segment that they call Prospect Team of the Week. This comes from http://www.mlbpipeline.com which is new to me and is simply mapped to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/news/prospects/index.jsp. For this week, three Dodger prospects made the weekly team. To qualify for the team you must be on the MLB top 30 …

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Rancho pitchers cooling off Cal league

or a league known for offense, the big three starting pitchers of the Quakes in the Cal league have yet to give up an earned run in twenty-three innings. Walker Buehler, Mitchell White, and Dennis Santana have been superb through the first two weeks of the year. Plus, the Dodgers top ranked pitching prospect Yadier …

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Jacob Rhame and AJ Alexy join MLB LAD top 30 prospects

Just noticed the updated MLB LAD top 30 prospect list. Andrew Toles who had been ranked 9th before spring training was removed, and Austin Barnes who was ranked 11th was removed. I’m guessing because they are on the MLB LAD roster. Everyone moved up two spots, and they added Jacob Rhame at 29, and AJ …

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Extended spring training is loaded

William Boor of MLB.com puts out the whereabouts of the LAD Top 30 prospects. That extended spring training team is loaded 2. Yadier Alvarez — Extended spring training 7. Gavin Lux — Extended spring training 13. Starling Heredia — Extended spring training 16. Imani Abdullah — Extended spring training 17. Josh Sborz — Extended spring …

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