Baseball America is in full postseason Top 20 lists, with
the publication releasing its Pioneer League Top 20 prospects on Wednesday. To
my surprise, the Dodgers landed three players on the list, including two in the
Zachary Bird, Jacob Scavuzzo and Scott Barlow all made the
list. Bird checked in at No. 7, Scavuzzo at No. 9 and Barlow at No. 20.
I’m surprised Bird ranked so highly after he had a rough go
at it in the Midwest League to begin the season. Bird didn’t fare much better
with the demotion, but he did reduce his walk rate and increased his strikeout
rate. It’ll be interesting to see if he can do it in full-season ball next
year. Luckily, he’s only entering his age-19 season, so there’s still hope for
the young hurler.
Scavuzzo might just be the Dodgers’ breakout prospect at the
plate. The 19-year-old clubbed 14 home runs and 18 doubles in 266 plate
appearances with the Ogden Raptors. Yes, it was in the friendly confines...