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Dodgers trade a plethora of prospects for a double play combination that might be the best in LAD history.

If Justin Turner can stay healthy enough to play most of the time for the rest of 2018, Brian Dozier and Manny Machado will be the Dodgers double play combination and for the life of me, I can’t think of a better combination in LAD history.  The same could have been said if the combination …


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Great Lake Loons July Stats Snapshot & Overview

Hitters: Top prospects coming and going. Keibert Ruiz is now in Rancho but Jeren Kendall the 2017 number one pick is playing for the Loons Keibert Ruiz and Cristian Santana would appear to be the only two hitters who have overcome the pitching league and park.  I feel what Ruiz did at this level is much more …

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A+ – Rancho July Stat Snapshot & Review

Hitters: Top ten prospect Yusniel Diaz was just promoted to AA Tulsa. At 20 Diaz is having a solid season but nothing stands out. He is more about the scouting tools than actual production but we do have to remember he’s 20, even though he repeated the league. 2016 first round pick Will Smith was …

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LAD FFA July 3rd – July 9th

Some noteworthy contenders by two real prospects, by a pitcher who I don’t have a read on, and a minor league free agent who got some burn in major league camp this past spring. DJ Peters has been hot for a while and he kept it going last week picking up ten more hits, including three more …

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April Farm Factory awards

For fun here are the LAD positional awards for the month of April: Catcher – Will Smith is playing all over the field but is still mostly a catcher. He crushed it in April and is doing everything with the bat. 1st Base -it is always nice when the top prospect plays like a top prospect. …

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Updated LAD Prospect Ranking

David Hood of TBLA finally completed his ranking of the top 60 LAD prospects. He didn’t actually finish but with Cody Bellinger the only player left he hasn’t written about we can figure it out. Legend: MLB = Major League Baseball Ranking BA = Baseball America FG = Fangraphs BP = Baseball Prospectus TBLA = …

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