The deadline for protecting players from the Rule 5 Draft is Thursday, and the Dodgers have a few players they will add without question. Unlike last year, there don’t appear to be any players who will surprise by being added.
First, let’s look at the rules for players who need to be protected.
“Players who were signed when they were 19 or older and have played in professional...
I wasn’t sure who the Dodgers were going to get to replace Logan White, but this seems like a decent hire.
looks like billy gasparino, from padres, will indeed be dodgers new scouting director. pads already looking for new one.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 5, 2014
Yes, they’re set to name Padres’ scouting director Billy Gasparino their new scouting director. Now...
Baseball America finished its postseason league Top 20 lists, and the Dodgers had ample and significant representation on every list. I’ll start from the bottom (Arizona Rookie League) and work my way up to Triple-A.
Arizona Rookie League
2. RHP Grant Holmes
Holmes checked in at No. 2 on the list, right behind Alex Jackson of the Mariners. For context, Jackson was the No. 6 overall...
This one kind of came out of nowhere, but, according to a report from The Oklahoman, the Dodgers’ are relocating their Triple-A affiliate from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League.
From the article:
“The Dodgers reportedly have been searching for a city more suitable to evaluate their top prospects. Starting last season, the Dodgers have required Isotopes...
The Dodger starting rotation, if you haven’t noticed, has been excellent. By one measure, you could even argue that it has been the most productive rotation in baseball. It helps when you have a pitcher who is on track to be one of the all-time elites, of course, but there’s also two guys who would be an ace on other teams, and two veterans who have been surprisingly productive...
Hitter Of The Day:
Pitcher Of The Day:
Joc Pederson (AAA) went 2-for-3 with two walks, including his second triple of the year.
Miguel Rojas (AAA) has had a temporary power surge, slugging his third homer of the year.
Darnell Sweeney (AA) went 3-for-5 with his 16th double.
Alex Santana (A) went 2-for-4 with his 11th and 12th double.
Chris Reed (AA) struck out nine...
This is the sixth in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This is the first college player profiled, as I look at Erick Fedde from UNLV. There’s plenty of risk surrounding him.
6’4, 175 pounds
DOB: Feb. 25, 1993
Las Vegas, Nev.
University of Nevada...
Touki Toussaint, 80-name.
This is the first installment of 2014 MLB Draft big board for the Dodgers. They hold the 22nd pick in the draft and should be able to land a quality prospect, as the draft is considerably deeper this year than last.
These are the Dodgers’ first selections in the Logan White era (2002-present):
2002: James Loney (19)
2003: Chad Billingsley (24)
Photo by Daniel Brim
I wasn’t a fan of the Dodgers selecting Tom Windle in the second round last year. My first thought was, “Oh great, it’s Chris Reed, part two.” Well, Windle has shown me more in his couple of seasons than Reed has in his three-plus years. Yes, I have a bias against Reed, but I think Windle profiles better than Reed, after seeing him in person.
I saw him...
Ever since Chris Reed was overdrafted by the Dodgers in the 2011 MLB Draft, I haven’t been on his bandwagon. Last year, I noticed his solid performance and ate just a small serving of crow.
Well, if his start to the 2014 is any predictor, I might be in line for huge plate of crow before too long. But I’m still skeptical about his long-term success.
Reed threw six innings of no...
What’s the point of all the pre-season prospect coverage if you aren’t up to date on what they’re actually doing in the games, right?
Well that’s what this regular (semi-regular :o) Down On The Farm update will be for. And right off the bat, we got five days worth of stuff to get to.
Hitter Of The Day: Justin Chigbogu (A) is already stuck playing...
The Dodgers even have these guys bunt on the back fields. Exhibit A: Casio Grider. (By: Dustin Nosler)
The Dodgers’ Double- and Triple-A affiliates announced their opening day rosters on Monday and Tuesday (respectively). Like the A-ball affiliates, there weren’t many surprises.
I did my best to project these rosters last week, and didn’t fare as well as I did last year. My...
Stephen Fife is taking his specs to Albuquerque. (By: Dustin Nosler)
The Dodgers announced their first round of camp cuts on Tuesday morning with few surprises.
Pedro Baez, Chili Buss Stephen Fife, Yimi Garcia, Jarret Martin
Reassigned to minor-league camp (5)
Sam Demel, Griff Erickson, Daniel Moskos, Chris O’Brien, Chris Reed
Historically, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been at the forefront of player development and scouting. The team has twice boasted at least four consecutive NL ROY winners. Unfortunately, this rich tradition was cast aside during the dark days of the Fox and McCourt eras, much to the dismay of Dodgers fans. However, the team has seen a resurgence in both the depth and quality of its...
All too predictably, one of the other teams overpaid for Masahiro Tanaka, and he took the money. The Dodgers did the right thing here, saying we’ll pay "X" number of dollars, but no more (where x is probably around six years, $120 million + $20 million release fee).Given his fastball velocity (good, but not elite) and past workload, the Dodgers harbored substantial questions...
Most Dodger fans are expecting Juan Uribe to return on a 1- or 2-year deal. As the best free agent third baseman available, Uribe has every right to test the market (he'd be foolish not to).But the Dodgers can't wait around forever. It seems Uribe is holding up the Dodgers' offseason moves to some degree -- something that seems highly unlikely just a year ago. The White Sox are...