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Dodgers’ best pitching prospects impressing early on

I’m not going to steal all of Chad’s thunder from his minor-league updates (which will be monthly this season), but I just want to highlight a few of the Dodgers’ pitching prospects who have gotten off to hot starts. Of course, this post is mostly so I can write about Julio Urias, but there have been other impressive performances thus far. But let’s start with Urias. Julio...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Lee Was Pretty Good Last Night

I saw zero pitches of Zach Lee‘s Oklahoma City debut last night, so this is probably the worst kind of scouting the stat line. But hey, we’ve all been pretty down on Lee’s prospect potential for a while now, so we might as well take some hope where we can get it. Lee went six innings against Texas’ Triple-A affiliate, striking out six while allowing just two hits and a run...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Zach Lee shows glimpse of the pitcher he can be

Not much has been written about Zach Lee by, well, anyone this spring — or since the beginning of last season. But his performance in relief of Clayton Kershaw showed some of what he could bring to a big league team. Let’s preface this by stating the obvious: This was a spring training against the Royals’ B-squad (after the starters were lifted), so it isn’t like he was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Freddy Garcia, Because You’re Never Too Old To Dream

Are you sick of talking about “pitching depth” yet? I know I am. I also know that it’s not exactly out of the ordinary that news breaks when I’m asleep in the east, but then again, is signing 38-year-old Freddy Garcia to a minor league deal, as the Dodgers apparently have done, “news?” I’m writing about it, so, fine, I guess it is. Garcia spent a bunch of years as a...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

More camp cuts: Dodgers option Zach Lee, Joe Wieland and others

The Dodgers made their first round of cuts on Saturday, when they sent Chris Anderson, Ryan Buchter, Josh Ravin and Julio Urias to minor-league camp. They did the same on Monday with five others. Dodgers option pitchers Zach Lee, Chris Reed, Mike Bolsinger, Carlos Frias and Joe Weiland. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 16, 2015 They were technically optioned because they...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag #20: Zach Lee, Alex Guerrero, Stats Brainwashing, Corey Seager … Now?

Send us moar questions using the form to the right! Or just pester us on Twitter. ===== Powder Hound: Many Dodger prospect lists are down on Zach Lee. At the same time, he is on the 40-man roster, is going to be a starter, and is few injuries from being called on. What are the positive and warning signs you would look for from him in spring training and early season? Dodgers...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

A Guess At the 2015 Oklahoma City Roster: Pitchers

After having already checked into the likely position players on the first iteration of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, let’s check out the pitchers. Rotation SP Zach Lee SP Joe Wieland SP Chris Reed SP Carlos Frias SP Red Patterson or Matt Shelton   You know, as Triple-A rotations go… that’s not too bad, is it? Lee’s stock has clearly fallen — he was Dustin’s No. 8 Dodger...
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February 09, 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

Four Dodgers Make Keith Law’s Top 100 List

It’s prospect ranking season, and that’s good, because the Dodgers have some prospects. (Dustin’s organizational countdown will continue with 30-21, coming later this morning.) Among my favorite prospect writers is ESPN’s Keith Law, who put out his Top 100 prospects today. If you want to read the full writeups, you can pay for Insider. (I’m biased here. Obviously.) But...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag #18: Rotation Depth, Arruebarrena, SNLA, Spring Training

Mailbag! Email us through the form at the right or at thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com. Kirk: I am not too concerned about the #4 & #5 starters and spot starters during the year. The Dodgers should hold up through some patchworking. I am more concerned of a shortage in the play-offs. Perhaps that is too early to be an issue. The old theory of getting 3 top starters to get you...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers should protect three prospects from Rule 5

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...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ned Colletti was a lame duck GM & Andrew Friedman now moves the Dodgers forward

Zach Lee was an “untouchable” prospect at this year’s deadline. That concept from a recent article in the Los Angeles Times seemed ridiculous enough to write about on its own, but the deeper implications of it were far more significant and interesting. Essentially, yes, Zach Lee was labeled untouchable. But no, it wasn’t for anything he necessarily earned. Rather, Ned Colletti...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Resetting the Dodgers 40-Man Roster For The Winter

So I delayed this by a few hours to talk about Ned Colletti, and then Eric at TBLA beat me to it by doing the exact same thing, almost exactly. I mean, to be expected, and Eric’s great and all. So at the risk of looking like this is completely a facsimile even though it was written 48 hours ago, hey, let’s roster! Remember, you can always find this information on our payroll...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers set to finalize all minor-league affiliates through 2016

Things are happening with the Dodgers’ minor-league affiliations. There are three organizations that extending their player development contracts with the Dodgers, while two levels are changing their affiliations. The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Great Lakes Loons announced this week that they were extending their agreement with the Dodgers through the 2016 season. The Ogden Raptors...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate moving to Oklahoma City, maybe

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...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Kevin Correia

The Los Angeles Dodgers made another move in their rotation, acquiring Kevin Correia from the Minnesota Twins for either a player to be named later or cash. It’s against journalistic ethics, but I’m really tempted to just copy+paste my article from last week about the Dodgers acquiring Roberto Hernandez, and change some names and numbers. Many baseball minds think there is no...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Promoting Chris Reed before Zach Lee would be foolish

So, I saw something on the Internet today — and we all know that whatever you see on the Internet must be true. Some folks are clamoring for a prospect to replace Dan Haren (who pitches tonight in Anaheim) in the rotation. First, it was Zach Lee — the prospect everyone loves to over- and underrate. Now, it appears to be Chris Reed, which I don’t fully understand, other than...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag No. 9: Arruebarrena, Kemp, Wakefield and WAR

Mailbag! Send us questions through the form at the right or thedodgersdigest at gmail dot com. Sorry if we can’t get to them all; they’re all appreciated. And for the multitudes of you who asked about Zach Lee, do refer to Chad’s recent post about internal pitching options. David: why do you think Arruebarrena’s suspension is light? he hit an HR the night before. this is...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Dodgers 2: Arguably the Weirdest Game Ever

So, here’s the thing about tonight. This game was so dumb. I mean, everything about it was the worst. I could probably just say “nope!” and be done with it, or spend a lot of words to say how awful Dan Haren was, but you know what, enough silly things happened that it’s more fun to rip off Chad and just show you. I mean, I’m not even mad; this team just won six games in...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

If Not David Price, What Starter Can The Dodgers Target?

I think we all know the Dodgers want a starting pitcher before the July 31 deadline, and for some obvious reasons. Josh Beckett, who starts tonight, has been fantastic, but he’s also 34, coming off the disabled list, and pitching in a way that seems pretty unsustainable. Dan Haren has been awful and has a vesting option in his future we all would like to see avoided. The top three...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Rotation Excellence Masks Depth Concerns

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...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag No. 7: David Price, relievers, Colletti, Kershaw nickname

Hey, it’s a mailbag! Remember to use the form submission in the right sidebar to send us you questions. Evan: I noticed that the Bleacher Report did a little mock trade scenario, with each GM played by a BR employee. They had each mock GM make their most likely (and best offer) they would trade for Price given their teams’ prospects, needs, surpluses in certain areas where...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers lookin’ out for number one

“We were surprised he was available.” 2014 draftee Grant Holmes(left), with a Jeff-Bridges like smile, shakes hands with Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda. That may be the biggest cliché in professional sports when talking about the inexact science of drafting players.  No matter if a projected number 10 pick falls to number 20 or number 200, the team grabbing the guy will be ...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers select RHP Grant Holmes at No. 22 in the 2014 MLB Draft

Dat hair! The Dodgers broke their streak of not drafting prep pitchers by taking Grant Holmes with the 22nd pick in the 2014 MLB Draft. This is quite the get for the Dodgers this late in the first round. The last time the Dodgers drafted a high school pitcher in the first round was Zach Lee in 2010. Holmes, from Conway High School in South Carolina, was a consensus Top 15 talent...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft profile: RHP Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood HS

This is the seventh in my series of 2014 MLB Draft profiles. This profile is on Sean Reid-Foley, the second Florida prep right-handed I’ve profiled. He has much more potential than I initially thought. Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Spencer Adams Touki Toussaint Kodi Medeiros Erick Fedde Vitals 6’3, 208 pounds Bats: Right Throws: Right DOB: Aug. 30, 1995 Location...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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