Tag Archives: Mitch White

Every player is replaceable

Why is that a controversial comment? Bill James said out loud what every GM has ever thought for the history of baseball. Or maybe not everyone, but certainly quite a few. Players come, players go, the constant is the game, not the players. Agents don’t want to hear this, fans don’t want to hear this, …

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Rotation update

The Dodger rotation is the strength of the team and unlike many years it comes into spring with everyone healthy. Not only are the top five rotation options healthy but everyone except Julio Urias is also healthy. Which is a good thing because the team doesn’t go as deep this year as they have in …

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MLB Pipeline unveils LAD top 30

MLB Pipeline just unveiled their LAD top 30 prospects.  No surprises at the top with Walker Buehler / Verdugo / Ruiz taking the top three spots. New additions to 2018 from the 2017 spring list who were drafted in 2017 are Jeren Kendall, Connor Wong, Morgan Cooper, James Marinan, and Donovan Casey. Interesting that Wong …

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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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Dodgers whiff on Baseball America top 20 league lists for 2017 Draft

A few days back Craig Minami over at TBLA in the comment section mentioned that no Dodger draft picks from 2017 made any Baseball America top 20 prospect lists that they compile for each league.  This was only the second time this century that has happened. The last time was 2013 I don’t put much …

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FFA for Week August 7th – August 13th

Contenders: Wilmer Font – SP – AAA/OKC – Font started two games last week, went twelve innings, gave up nine hits, two earned runs, walked two, and struck out fourteen. Over his last seven starts, he has pitched 41 innings, giving up just six earned runs, twenty-eight hits, walked eight and struck out fifty-four. Tim …

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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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Reviewing MLB Top 30 LAD Prospects

We have reviewed Baseball America top 30 LAD prospects and Baseball America top ten MidSeason ranking, now let us turn to MLB and see how they did. Hits: Bellinger was nails. Looks like everyone got that right with Fangraphs being the only main publication to go with Yadier Alvarez instead of Bellinger as the top …

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Reviewing Baseball America MidSeason Prospect Rankings

Earlier we took a look at the original 2017 Baseball America Ranking and found some hits and misses.  Now we will look at the midseason ranking that Baseball America came out with a few weeks ago. In the table below the number in parenthesis is the original 2017 ranking. Walker Buehler couldn’t crack the top ten …

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Minor League Notes 07/21/17

A lot of activity at the minor league level for the Dodgers with some ramifications. Walker Buhler was promoted to AAA and made his first start last night. The number one pitching prospect for the Dodgers did not get out of the first inning, Walker faced five batters, giving up three walks and two hits …

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