Tag Archives: Andrew Toles

Dodgers have 4 in BA top 100 + 2

Even with the promotions over the last three years of Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles, Julio Urias, Brock Stewart, and Austin Barnes the Dodgers still have some top talent in their farm system. Baseball America gave the Dodgers four prospects in their annual January top 100 list. The Dodgers also had four in …

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What’s next? Cutch or Cain?

With the trade of the three onerous contracts this weekend the Dodgers have opened up some financial flexibility for 2018 even as they hope to stay under the luxury tax and reset the fines that MLB has been hitting the team with ever since they decided to be the $250M pound gorilla of major league baseball. Eric Stephen as always does a …

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Are the Dodgers in decline?

Craig Minami in the TrueBlueLA comments asked this question. Is this a team on the rise, a team at the pinnacle or a team that be in some small decline? I started to answer but realized why I stopped posting lengthy comments at truebluela. By tomorrow, they will be gone,  so I thought I’d answer …

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LAD Grand Slams within their first 25 games

Hmm, I have to edit this as I only have it for a Dodger in their 25 games in the majors. Thus Grandy and Chris Taylor don’t count until I figure out how to get them in. Before 2015 only four LAD had ever hit a grand slam in their first twenty-five games. Three players …

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Reviewing Baseball America Dodger Top 30

Several weeks ago Baseball American came out with their updated prospect list which made me go back and look harder at their original Dodger top 30 which came out in Jan/Feb of 2017. The Hits: Bellinger as the top prospect was prophetic. In reading the BA review they thought he had 30 home run power, …

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This wasn’t how I drew up the Dodger season

Kind of expected the Dodgers to eventually be the best team in the West but I’ll be honest I kind of figured that meant: 1. Adrian Gonzalez was the 1st baseman 2. Andrew Toles was the LF 3. Chris Taylor was in AAA 4. Cody Bellinger was in AAA 5. Urias had settled in as …

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Bellinger / Taylor blazing beginnings

As Chris Taylor continues to prove he belongs somewhere in the starting lineup I started wondering where he would place among LAD who started their Dodger careers off with a bang. I usually start with Marlon Anderson and Ronnie Belliard, two Sept pickups who excelled for the team and helped propel them toward the postseason. …

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Dodger depth keeps getting tested

The Dodger mantra the last two years has been the depth of the forty man roster. The Dodgers tested that depth to the extreme last year related to the rotation when fifteen different pitchers toed the mound to make a start for the Dodgers. In 2017 it is the position players getting tested. It all …

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Dodger offensive resurgence fueled by Bellinger / Taylor / Toles

On the day the Dodgers brought up Cody Bellinger on April 25th their record was a floundering 9 – 11. Chris Taylor had been brought up on April 19th.  Toles had an OPS of .678 on April 24th.  It was like Bellinger lit a fire under his arse because one of them was going to …

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LAD pinch hitters are ruling the day

The LAD have a long history of productive pinch hitters but in 2016 the tough role only produced a .567 OPS and that included the great work by Andrew Toles. In 2017 however, they are hitting like Manny Mota, Lee Lacy,  Lenny Harris, Mike Sharperson and Olmedo Saenz combined.   It is only May 6th …

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