Predictions? I Got Your Predictions Right Here!

By Glen McKee, Junior Prognosticator -  One of my favorite parts of spring training is looking to the season ahead and seeing how many predictions I can make that will totally miss the mark.  It’s a hallowed tradition that ranks right up there with giving up on the season after a two-game skid in the second week of April.  There are as many different methods...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball – AAA Prospect Alert

With Spring Training concluding and Opening Day just around the corner, Legion Report dives into AAA Prospects who could have an impact in the 2015 Season. The players below are noteworthy prospects and players who spent the bulk of the season in 2014 residing in AAA. The list disregards the prospect ranks, merely focusing on […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

25 Rookies that will Impact Fantasy Baseball in 2015

It is fantasy baseball season yet again, and what is fantasy baseball without trying to pick out what prospects will make a fantasy impact this year? I will break down 25 guys that I think will have the greatest impact on the fantasy baseball landscape this year. These are not the best prospects in baseball, they are the guys who will impact fantasy baseball the most this season...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson’s off-season adjustments should lead to more contact

Many have been asking about Joc Pederson lately, and understandably so because he projects as the starting center fielder for a team with World Series aspirations. A lot of the questions we field about him seem to be out of concern; concern that he hit .143 in a big-league trial last year, concern that he struck out 149 times in AAA last year, and concern that he has holes in his...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 113 – Ryu hurt, Guerrero doing well, injuries

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared Massey (Dodgers Nation) and I talk about his recently concluded trip to Dodgers’ spring training. He got a lot of great content. He got interviews with the likes of Joc Pederson and video of Grant Holmes and other prospects. We talk about other back fields goings on and the rash of recent injuries on the major league side. Diamondbacks ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ prospects, as ranked by others

Spring training is well underway and that means prospect season — for the most part — is over. Here’s now Dodger prospects fared on the Top 100+ lists of the five most prominent publications. Dodgers’ prospects in Top 100+ lists Player Baseball America Baseball Prospectus ESPN (Keith Law) FanGraphs Average Seager 5 7 5 6 7 6 Urias 11 10 9 4 8 8.4 Pederson 8 18 28...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Best Prospects In Spring Training So Far

With only 19 days left until Opening Day lets take a look at how some of the leagues top prospects are doing so far in Spring Training. Joc Pederson who is the number 1 rated prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization has been lighting up pitching so far. Pederson is expected to start in... The post Best Prospects In Spring Training So Far appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Top 10 Closers in ’15

Happy Friday everyone! Spring Training is in full swing and so many young guys have had chances to impress. Kris Bryant is just as powerful as we thought he was, Joc Pederson is just as versatile as we thought he was, and Mike Trout is just as ridiculous as we knew he was. This was one of my toughest rankings yet — choosing the best closers in the league was not as easy as I thought...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Friday On The Farm Returns!

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Is Going To Win The Center Field Job, Obviously

BIG NEWS, YOU GUYS (AND GALS): Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn’t say rookie Joc Pederson has won the center-field job for Opening Day, but Pederson has been getting the extended look the club promised this spring. “We haven’t made any decision yet on who’s going to play where, but we do like the way things are going for Joc,” said Mattingly, who started Pederson on...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Three-Homer Game Was the Most Unlikely?

Last week, I wrote about a conversation I overheard between two new Dodger outfielders, rookie Joc Pederson and recently acquired Chris Heisey. Heisey is quite aware and proud of his power-hitting accomplishments in Major League Baseball, and Pederson was absolutely incredulous at the idea that Heisey once hit three homers in a game. I mentioned this story to a friend over breakfast...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers prospects: Projected 2018 lineup

Finally, the conclusion of the 11-part 2015 prospect series. This would have been published sooner if a certain Cuban infielder had already made a decision, but I can only sit on this piece for so long. Catcher Last year, the Dodgers were looking at a serious lack of depth at catcher for the foreseeable future. After a few months of the new decision-makers in town, the position...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson Destroyed A Baseball

You know, I thought the Will Ferrell stuff would have been tedious today, but it actually turned out to be pretty entertaining. By the time he got to the Dodgers, he entered to throw exactly one pitch, inducing a bunt before pretending to be mad when Don Mattingly came to take him out. (“I throw a slurge,” he told Austin Barnes.) Afterwards, he went out to right field for the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scenes from Dodgers Camp: Joc Pederson

I spent some time again this morning at the Dodgers’ workouts on the back fields of their Spring Training complex at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. Two of the more amusing moments for me both involved Dodger rookie Joc Pederson, who is playing left field in today’s game against the Cubs in Mesa but looks poised to win the starting center field job. Although Pederson is quite young...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can Statcast Teach Us About the Dodgers?

Sabermetrics, at their core, should always be changing. A few years ago we were using VORP, win shares, and the like. Most stats we used 10 years ago are gone or obsolete. A lot of the posts at Dodgers Digest will have obsolete statistical lingo down the road. We still have to use the best tools available at the time, but there is always room for innovation and refinement of knowledge...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Top 100 Dynasty Prospects: #1-20

The Baseball Professor 2015 Fantasy Draft Pack is here. Dominate your draft with all the need-to-know info at your fingertips with our two awesome tools! Download your copy of the Draft Buddy, part of the 2015 Draft Pack, today! This prospect countdown originally appeared in our 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide, so go get it if you haven’t! There are a whole lot top 100...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Our Top Ten, On Your TV

Did you see today’s 6-4 Dodgers spring training loss to the White Sox? Probably not. I mean, it was on at noon on a Wednesday, and it was on SNLA, which few people actually get. So no, you didn’t see it. I didn’t see it. Thanks, day job. Some things happened, though. Joc Pederson got a single and a double, which was nice. O’Koyea Dickson hit a solo homer. Alex Guerrero got...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox @ Dodgers Mar. 4, 2015: Finally, Some (Kinda) Real Baseball-ish

Finally! Five months after the Dodgers’ early playoff exit, three months after they had their entire offseason in one day. A baseball game. Well, for some of us. SNLA is still blacked out? Come on. Instead of finding new ways to look at the same, static information, we get some new things to look at and over-analyze! For example, opening day starter Erik Bedard (sorry, had to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss


By: Mike Moosbrugger aka “THE GENERAL!” When Do You Draft These 5 Rookies? This is the hardest thing to do in the draft each year. When do you take your chances on a player that has not played in the majors yet but you think will make his debut and be an impact player for […]
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

Trying to find a player due for a breakout season is fun, especially if: a) it’s a player from your favorite team and you tell other fans you’ve found a player to watch, or b) you play fantasy baseball and like rubbing it in to your friends that you know way more than they do. Either way, it’s an opportunity to prove how smart you are to strangers and friends. Who doesn...
Via The Outside Corner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Prospect Profile: Joc Pederson

When the Los Angeles Dodgers traded superstar Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres last winter, many thought they were simply creating space in an over-crowded—and arguably overpaid, outfield. There was no way, L.A., smack dab in the middle of a world championship window, would dump a former MVP candidate and hand the reigns of the spacious centerfield of Dodger Stadium to a 22-year...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers prospects: Best Tools

Folks who like prospects always point to the tools they possess, and the Dodgers have some toolsy players in the system. 2014 Best Tools Now, the winners (for lack of a better term) in the respective categories might not have the highest present or future grade from my Top 50 rankings (and there are some 51-100 guys listed as candidates), but it’s a pretty good reference point...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking For Some MLB Comps for Joc Pederson

I suppose I should preface this by saying I have no scouting background, and I don’t pretend to. What I know about Joc Pederson comes entirely from a.) things written by actual, paid scouts and b.) numbers. This post will be using the latter, and not the former, in an attempt to produce an MLB […]
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: The Top 10

This is it. This is the best of the best in the Dodgers’ farm system. There are future bench players, role players, stars and superstars on this list. All of the names should be familiar — even some of the players making their first appearances after strong 2014 seasons. For the Top 30, I’ve included Overall Future Potential grades and risks. For example, if a guy gets a ...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers top-heavy farm system

The Los Angeles Dodgers have four prospects in’s top 100, as announced Friday on MLB Network. The usual suspects were featured in the top 15. Joc Pederson was ranked 13th, Julio Urias eighth and Corey Seager seventh. The fourth was 2014 first round draft pick Grant Holmes, who was ranked 95th. Holmes was born in 1996. I don’t think anything has ever made me feel older...
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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