Originally posted on Feelin' Kinda Blue  |  Last updated 1/16/13
The Dodgers' farm system hasn't been great in recent years. It has developed some good major leaguers, but nothing like the wave that included Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley. Coupled with some big international signings, the 2012 draft class could be the organization's first step to rebuilding its weakened farm system. It's already in better shape than it was just one year ago. It's probably still a bottom-third organization, but it could be a among baseball's best in two years' time. This comes after trading away Nathan Eovaldi, Ethan Martin, Allen Webster and others in some big-time deals. The current-year draft class always looks better, but there is some true impact potential rather than the low-ceiling, high-floor guys the Dodgers have drafted in recent years. Something new for 2013 is my scouting grade tables. I am far from a scout, so some of the numbers might be a bit high or low. I tried not to give out too many extreme grades. Let me know...
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