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Reed, Schebler and Lee, Pederson head Lookouts, Isotopes roster

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Your First Chance To See Zach Lee At Dodger Stadium

80 stirrups! I like Stephen Fife just fine. I do. Really! He’s turned himself into quite a useful depth starter to have around, the kind of guy you feel fine with throwing six or eight times a year, the kind of guy you never want to rely on, but know you’ll need. But… we know what he can do. We know what he is. And so when I heard that he’d be unable to start tonight due...
Via Dodgers Digest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster predictions for Dodgers’ minor-league affiliates

Zach Lee, future Isotope. (By: Dustin Nosler) Predicting minor-league rosters is a crap shoot — especially at the lower levels. I’ve done my best to see which players could at least begin the 2014 at which level. There’s a lot more talent on some of these teams than there has been in years past (thank you Logan White, Bob Engle and Co.). Each level has players to watch on the...
Via Dodgers Digest
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball in Sydney: Australia Against L.A Dodgers

Evening Kids, Welcome to Major League Baseball in Sydney, Australia. Thanks heaps to my best mate Judy Thomas who is my eyes tonight. Especially for the feature picture. It is game one of a four game series and tonight game is an exhibition game with the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Australian National team taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Grab some bench and lets go...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers line up prospect Zach Lee against Team Australia

The Dodgers play an exhibition game against Team Australia like … right now, and since I’m the only one awake, here’s the game thread! WHO’S WITH ME?! Prospect Zach Lee is getting the ball today, and Don Mattingly said he hopes to get eight innings out of him and Red Patterson. Australia Dodgers  1:00am PT Sydney, Australia CF Dening 2B...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lee to start for Dodgers vs Team Australia

SYDNEY (AP) Right-hander Zach Lee, who is 1-0 in one start with a 5.79 ERA in two games in spring training, will be the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday against Team Australia in the first exhibition baseball game at the revamped Sydney Cricket Ground.
Via FOXSports.com
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

All Zack, or Zach, day at Camelback as Greinke and Lee pitch

Zack Greinke didn’t have the best return to spring action on Wednesday. (By: Dustin Nosler) GLENDALE, Ariz. — Wednesday was a big day at Camelback Ranch. Zack Greinke made his first appearance since injuring his calf on his fourth pitch of the spring on Feb. 28. Most importantly, it marked my return to one of the best spring training parks in the league. OK, I’m not that full...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lee set to make 2014 Cactus League debut

Zach Lee will pitch in LA in 2014. (By: Dustin Nosler) Much has been made about Zach Lee since the Dodgers selected him 28th overall in the 2010 MLB Draft — a pick most thought was a punt because of Lee’s signability concerns. Lee ended up signing a $5.25 million bonus — the largest for any Dodger draftee ever. Now here here we are, 3 1/2 years later and he’s ready to make...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected 2017 Dodgers’ pitching staff

(Via) If you thought projecting the 2017 lineup was tough, you haven’t seen anything yet. While you’ll recognize a lot of the names listed here, the pitching projections are a lot more unstable than the position player projections. Without further adieu, here is who you should expect to see Opening Day 2017. Starting Pitcher 1 If Clayton Kershaw isn’t the Dodgers’ No. 1 starter...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects

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...
Via Batting Leadoff
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at Dodgers’ propects on Top 100 lists

Julio Urias might top this list next year. (Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Loons) Baseball America released its Top 100 prospects on MLB Network Wednesday night. This is the 25th year the publication has compiled such a list. With BA’s list, most of the big-time prospectors have checked in with some form of a Top 100. I’m going to look at the Dodger prospects who placed on...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Stripling opening eyes at Dodgers Spring Training

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...
Via Players View
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Digest Mailbag: Outfield Shuffle, SP Prospects, Playoffs

A mailbag? Yes, a mailbag. In all our collective wisdom here at Dodgers Digest, I don’t believe any of us have ever tried a mailbag that simply answers your questions, probably because you’re all so frightening and intimidating. Fortunately, with all our powers combined, we were able to summon the courage to answer all your questions (sort of). We’ll try to make this a regular...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers pitchers Brandon League and Zach Lee aiming to get back on the mound Wednesday

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brandon League is taking his time in recovering from a lat strain, but the right-hander is hoping to be back on the mound by Wednesday. That's according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, who also spoke to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly about the health of League and prospect Zach Lee."We don't think it's anything serious," Mattingly said...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Magill should be Dodgers’ No. 5 starter in April

I know I’m going to catch a lot of flak for this, but Matt Magill should be the Dodgers’ No. 5 starter to begin the season.I’ll wait for you to stop laughing… still waiting. OK. Hear me out. The Dodgers have yet to sign another starting pitcher this winter. General Manager Ned Colletti has said a few times he’s looking at starters since Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Top 50 Dodgers’ prospects: No. 1-10

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. Previous entries Prospect landing page No. 11-20 No. 21-30 No. 31-40 No. 41-50 Editor’s note: I am not a scout (#notascout). This is an amateur scouting report based on what I know about baseball and from...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast: 'Dugout Blues' episode 68 - Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus

On this episode of "Dugout Blues," I interview Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus about the BP Top 101 and his Top 10 Dodgers' prospects.Parks is BP's prospect guru, and was kind enough to give me 30 minutes of his time to indulge me about prospects.First, we talk about Julio Urias' placement in the BP 101 (35). Then we touch on the others who made the BP 101...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers don't really need another starting pitcher with in-house options

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...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, Zach Lee to attend Dodgers winter development camp

Outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Zach Lee will be among the 15 prospects who will participate in the Dodgers’ annual winter development program next week at Dodger Stadium. The primary purpose of the five-day camp, which starts Sunday, is to familiarize players with the Los Angeles area, as well as life in the major leagues. Over the last six years, 40 graduates of the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Lee should be the Dodgers' No. 5 starter in 2014 if no Tanaka, Price

It's Dec. 20, and the Dodgers still haven't acquired a big-name starting pitcher. It isn't necessarily a huge need, but it'd be nice to have one more big arm in the rotation.The Dan Haren signing was really good, but I envision him as the team's No. 5 starter rather than its No. 4. But there's a very real scenario in which he's the No. 4 starter, and...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Strategy: The Gamble

By Greg Bearringer, AngelsWin.com Columnist - The worst part of this time of year as a baseball fan, and even more as one trying to write intelligently about it, is that the information available to us is incomplete.  Even if the Angels have already made all their moves, it’s hard to criticize them because there are so many moves that could potentially still be made.  It’s...
Via Angelswin
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball America Ranks for Top Prospects in Dodgers Organization

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: 1....
Via The True Blue Crew
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Suppose we held ourselves to the same standard we apply to the Ducks

If we're being honest, most of us didn't go 10-2 in our lives this year. At our jobs, as fathers, husbands or boyfriends, most of us were lucky if we managed 8-4. Psychologically, it's probably part of the reason we're so hard on Mark Helfrich and the Oregon Ducks. Watching football is our chance to expect excellence. We live through the kids, mentally rewriting...
Via The Duck Stops Here
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

GM Meetings: Five Trade Proposals for Sandy and the Mets

Imagine this exciting shortstop prospect on the Mets? Okay, get your tongues back in your mouth… Did you get a chance to read John Harper’s trade proposals in the Daily News this morning? Harper proposes a string of five hypothetical trades that have the Mets using their presumed pitching surplus to solidify other areas of the team. With baseball’s GM meetings set to begin...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

LA teams nearly pulled off deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers recently tried to acquire a second baseman, but it wasn't the New York Yankees' Robinson Cano. No, the Dodgers' target was the Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick, and the two sides held extensive trade discussions before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, according to major league sources. The Angels proposed a deal that included one of the...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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