Please be legit, Julian Leon.
Short-season ball is officially underway. Most of these guys have been playing in extended spring training in Arizona or, in some cases, not even professional baseball players to start the 2014 season.
This Raptors’ team figures to have a lot of high-ceiling players and a good number of players from the 2014 draft class. Here are some players to keep...
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...
If you’re going to the series against the Giants that starts today — and you should, because the Giants are in first place, and the Dodgers are finally back home after what seemed like a never-ending road trip from beyond — you’ll see the May edition of Dodger Insider magazine available at the park. It has Matt Kemp on the cover. It’s very cool.
Also cool, or not, depending...
Ow, my elbow.
Dodger fans everywhere held their collective breath yesterday after Zack Greinke left his first 2014 Cactus League start with a mild calf strain (poor little cow). They’ve since exhaled. Now, another pitcher is ailing.
Prospect Ross Stripling (No. 6 on my preseason Top 50), will have a contrast MRI today after feeling discomfort in his elbow. He reportedly felt something...
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...
Ross Stripling is starting to get the attention of the Los Angeles Dodgers as a strong candidate to reach the major-league level in the near future. Members of the Dodger coaching staff and front office have been raving about him over the last month.
At the conclusion of the 2013 season Stripling had already joined the likes of Zach Lee as a top pitching prospect in the organization...
Corey Seager is going to be a stud, by Dustin Nosler
This is the finale of a 5-part series detailing my Top 50 Dodgers’ prospects. These are scouting reports for Nos. 1-10.
Prospect landing page
Editor’s note: I am not a scout (#notascout). This is an amateur scouting report based on what I know about baseball and from...
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...
It's been a while since the Dodgers farm system has been something to brag about. It used to be commonplace to see Rookie of the Year Awards handed over to men in Blue year after year.
But Frank McCourt put a a kink in the system and finally the cream is rising to the top for the Dodgers.
Here are the top 10 prospects pers Ben Badler at Baseball America:
With the regular season ending for all affiliates aside from Ogden, Monday’s games are included in this week’s recap.
Also of note is that the Dodgers have shut down Julio Urias, who hit his strict innings limit, even though Great Lakes made the playoffs.
It’s a smart move, of course.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-3)
Player Of The Week – 8/26
Brian Barden – 3B...
I had the opportunity to see Corey Seager live for the first time, and the skills and raw talent are all there. It’ll be exciting to see what the future holds for the Dodgers top prospect.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-6)
Player Of The Week – 8/12
Eliezer Alfonzo – C
.421/.421/.526/.947, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 0 BB, 4 K
Recalled from the Triple-A Mexican League, Alfonzo’s...
There’s no Julio Urias appearance this week, but some other quality prospects made the list, including Ross Stripling. Also, the two of the Dodgers‘ short-season leagues began play last week (Pioneer League and Arizona Rookie League).
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4 & 5-1)
Player Of The Week – 7/1
Alex Castellanos – OF
.350/.500/.700/1.200, 2 HR, 5 RBI...
There’s no Julio Urias appearance this week, but some other quality prospects made the list, including Ross Stripling. Also, the two of the Dodgers’ short-season leagues began play last week (Pioneer and Arizona Rookie League).
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-2 & 4-4)
Player Of The Week – 6/10
Matt Wallach – C
.409/.519/.682/1.201, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 5 BB, 3 K...
Pitching was the story for the Dodgers‘ farm system this week, but one positional prospect stood out and was recognized for his great offensive performance.
It’s nice to see youngsters take advantage of their given opportunities.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-6)
Player Of The Week
Matt Angle – OF
.333/.448/.583/1.031, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 4 BB, 9 K...
After the first couple rounds of the MLB Draft, it’s pretty
much a crapshoot. Sometimes there are gems found later in the draft: Matt Kemp (sixth
round), Joc Pederson (11th round) and Matt Magill (31st round).
So, when the Dodgers drafted Ross Stripling in the fifth
round, not much was made of the selection.
In his brief career, he’s proving to the team and...
Mark Ellis finally hit the 15-day DL, being placed on it Monday retroactive to April 27. The Dodgers activated Chris Capuano from the 15-day DL in a corresponding move.
It took the Dodgers about a week longer than it should have, but as expected Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right quad. The move clears a spot for Chris Capuano to be activated...
The Dodgers on Tuesday promoted right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling to Double-A Chattanooga from High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The 2012 fifth-round draft pick has been on a nearly meteoric rise since the Dodgers popped him last season.
Stripling, 23, posted some impressive numbers in the California League early this season. He struck out 34 batters in 33 2/3 innings, walked 11 batters...
A nightmare 9th dooms the Lookouts, Ross Stripling keeps going strong and the Loons' offense plays Jekyll and Hyde.
The Dodgers had a bunch of intriguing minor-leaguers posting solid numbers in the season’s first week.
Note: Since the minor-league season started on Thursday, the numbers you see here — especially for the hitters — will not be the norm all year long.
Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-0)
Player Of The Week
Scott Van Slyke – 1B
4 G, .600/.667/.933/1.600, 1 HR, 9 RBI...
The next Dodger minor-league affiliate to announce its
roster is the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.
2013 Great Lakes Loons opening day roster
Last year, the Quakes boasted an impressive pitching staff
that included Garrett Gould, Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Angel Sanchez and Andres
Santiago. This season, in the hitter-friendly league, the team...
My Dodgers prospects pre-season rankings for 2013 are here, but it’s a bit of a short and sweet version.
I was planning on re-starting Prospect Profiles again this year, but unfortunately, I got busy and ran out of time.
However, since I still have the information I’ve gathered through watching the games and what not, I think what I’ll do is just release scouting...
Aside from seeing every player I absolutely wanted to, my first day at Dodgers' spring training couldn't have gone better.
After acquiring the media credential the Dodgers were so gracious to grant me, the first stop was the back field. Seemingly every player in camp was present, as the team was working on rundown drills.
Dee Gordon was the loudest, which is no...