Category Archives: Prospects

FFA Week of July 9th – July 16th

The contenders: Wilmer Font – started in the PCL AAA All-Star game on Wednesday and threw one scoreless inning. Followed that up with six innings, three hits, one earned run, zero walks, and eight strikeouts on Sunday.  Font continues to excel at AAA as he waits to see if his production will turn into a …

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Midseason Prospect Rankings coming in

David Hood was the first with an update prospect list, and he published it this morning. MLB did their update last year around July 20th and that is when we will be looking for it this year. I was pleased to see that David was aggressive on Keibert Ruiz and Dennis Santana the two prospects …

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Keibert Ruiz is moving up

My favorite prospect just got promoted from the MWL Loons to the California League Rancho Cucamonga Quakes making him the youngest player in the league. These things happen all the time in minor league ball. Will Smith, the number one pick last year was promoted from Rancho to AA Tulsa which left me wondering who was …

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Future’s game Dodger style

Two twenty-one-year-old prospects will be headed to the 2017 Future’s game to represent the Dodgers in Miami.  They are both going to be playing for the World team. The game will be played on Sunday, July 9th in Miami. If you want to know who the best prospects in the game are, this is the game …

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Keibert Ruiz is my Prospect of the Month

As spring has turned to summer the 18-year-old Ruiz has gotten as hot as the weather. Ruiz ended June with a triple stat line of .339 / .435 / .492 which according to my meager math gives him an OPS of .926.  Using the table below you can see his progression. Month AB BA OBP …

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Cristian Santana explodes

I’ve learned not to pay attention to what happens in the short season rookie leagues but sometimes a performance just can’t be ignored.  The Odgen season in the Pioneer League started on June 19th, and one hitter has caught my eye. Cristian Santana is making a mockery of the Pioneer League pitching. The 20-year-old in his …

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Subtle changes at AAA

One box score on June 26th, 2017 might not mean much or it might portend for a different future for a key Dodger prospect. Jose Miguel Fernandez was promoted to AAA and played his first game last night. This is significant because Willie Calhoun was the AAA 2nd baseman and the Dodgers were trying to …

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LAD FFA June 19th-June 25th

Contenders for the LAD Weekly Farm Factory Award for the week ending June 25th: Alex Verdugo collected twelve hits, including five multi-hit games, and walked four times to boot. Over his last ten games, Alex has gone 21 for 42. He’s now pushed his June OPS to 1.043 and overall OPS to .880. Walker Buehler …

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Dennis Santana opens eyes in California League All-Star game

According to Kyle Glaser of Baseball America, Dennis Santana opened some eyes with his one inning of work in the California League All-Star game. • Rancho Cucamonga righthander Dennis Santana opened eyes, sitting in the mid-90s with his sinker and flashing a devastating low-80s slider and mid-80s changeup. The Dodgers prospect struck out two in …

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Dustin May / Brendon Davis shine in MWL All-Star game

Dustin May got the start for the East in the MWL All-Star game and pitched one scoreless inning. Brendon Davis made the most of his one at-bat in the MWL All-Star game, crushing a home run to CF as a pinch hitter.  Alexis Brudnicki of Baseball America said it was the longest home run of …

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