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View image | gettyimages.com The New York Mets gave Dillon Gee's spot in the rotation to Noah Syndergaard over Steven Matz, but that was probably the right move as Syndergaard is the higher rated prospect.  Matz tops this list for back to back updates.    The Los Angeles Dodgers went with other options over Zach Lee to fill in for Brandon McCarthy.  Not sure about...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: April – Seager, Urias, De Leon, Lee, Holmes, Drake, Barnes, Reed

The now monthly Down On The Farm feature will hopefully provide more details than the old format and will even serve as a venue to answer questions I’ve seen about prospects in mailbags and that are frequently asked on social media and what not. Also, they’ll probably be more timely after this one. Better late than never. Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA) Hitters Darnell Sweeney ...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Brewers May 6, 2015: Joe Wieland’s Dodger debut

Another day, another new Dodger starting pitcher. This time, it’s Joe Wieland, who was one of the pieces acquired in the Matt Kemp trade last winter. Dodgers Brewers 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee, Wisc. CF Pederson CF Gomez SS Rollins 2B Gennett 2B Kendrick RF Braun 1B Gonzalez 1B Lind...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke could benefit from Carl Crawford injury

Yesterday, I wrote about Brandon McCarthy‘s injury being an opportunity for Zach Lee. Now, Carl Crawford‘s injury is an opportunity for someone — but not a prospect. Scott Van Slyke might get his chance to show what he can do. Some folks draw the (probably lazy) comparison of Van Slyke to former Dodger and fellow bearded lumberjack in the offseason (probably) Jayson Werth...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon McCarthy’s torn UCL means it’s Zach Lee time

Well, it was the worst-case scenario with Brandon McCarthy after he left Saturday’s game. He has a torn UCL and probably needs Tommy John surgery. That would put him out until the All-Star Break next year, and that’s even a little optimistic. And a word to the wise, Brandon: Don’t mess around with trying to rehab the injury. It doesn’t work. I know surgery of any kind is...
Via Dodgers Digest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 17, 2015  |  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...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 12, 2015  |  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...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 02, 2015  |  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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March 31, 2015  |  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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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 ...
Via Dodgers Digest
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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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...
Via Dodgers Digest
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
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