Category Archives: 2018 LAD Prospects

Omar Estevez getting it together

20-year old infielder Omar Estevez is playing his second season for Rancho in Class A+ ball after having an underwhelming season in 2017.  Given his age, I was surprised that he dropped so far in the prospect ranking this spring as he was much younger than the age group for his level. He’s still young …

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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 …

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MLB Pipeline has Dodger prospects on the move up and down, and even out.

The mid-season MLB Pipeline top 30 prospect list came out today and as was expected, several notable prospects were on the move up, while others were on the move down. The February edition of the MLB Dodger top 30 pipeline looked like this. Many prospects from the Pipeline Pre-2018 are gone from the list for …

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Oh my goodness, Miguel Vargas

I tend to ignore what happens in the short season rookie leagues because I’ve been burned way too many times getting excited about what happens in Odgen but I can’t take my eyes away from what 18-year-old Miguel Vargas is doing this summer for the Raptors. Miguel Vargas is from Cuba and got to the …

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Alex Verdugo has little left to prove in AAA

Alex Verdugo is tearing up AAA right now but the Dodgers are so loaded with major league outfielders there doesn’t seem to be any room for the talented outfielder. Over his last ten games, Verdugo is hitting .476. The table below is courtesy of http://www.milb.com. Over those ten games, Alex had multiple hits in seven …

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Edwin Rios trying to make up for lost opportunity

By all rights, the call to Oklahoma for Max Muncy should have gone to Edwin Rios the 2016 Dodgers position prospect of the year.  The problem for Rios was that he wasn’t at Oklahoma to accept the call, instead, he was rehabbing in Arizona. Rios could only think of what could have been as Max …

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Can Dodgers continue to ride the Oklahoma pitching train?

Only one Dodger is still standing at the moment from the opening day rotation, thus the Dodgers have repeatedly dipped into their AAA affiliate at Oklahoma to replenish the battered rotation. Caleb Ferguson will be following in the footsteps of Walker Buehler, Brock Stewart, and Dennis Santana. Walker Buehler, for now, looks like a permanent …

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LAD debut starts in the 21st century

Dennis Santana didn’t get to make this list due to the Dodgers sleight of hand regarding who started and who relieved last week,  but from what I gather, Caleb Ferguson will actually start the game tonight so I thought we could look at all the debut starts for the Dodgers. I limited this to the …

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Let’s talk about Caleb Ferguson

Last week Caleb Ferguson was promoted to AAA to pitch for the Oklahoma Dodgers at the age of twenty-one.  Caleb earned this promotion by being the best pitcher stat-wise for the Dodger AA affiliate Tulsa team.  You could argue he was the best pitcher in the Texas League and I would not disagree if we …

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Dodger prospect notes for May 10th

Dustin May, Dennis Santana, and Yusniel Diaz have done enough this week to already garner some notes for this Thursday. Dustin May made his 2018 debut last week and pitched okay, but last night in his second start he showed why he just might be the highest ceiling prospect left in the Dodger minor leagues. …

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