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Spring predictions for Price, Jansen, Lux

@kengurnick
February 15, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Manager Dave Roberts opened training camp Thursday emphasizing the here and now, not what has been. The here and now, he said, is pretty exciting. The offseason ended with the blockbuster acquisitions of Mookie Betts and David Price, setting expectations even higher for a club that won

Gray seeking to outdo his 'whirlwind' '19

@kengurnick
January 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Last winter’s salary swap between the Dodgers and Reds involved three former All-Stars, so the pair of included prospects going to the Dodgers pretty much was overlooked. But Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs aren’t being overlooked any more, the latest evidence being Gray’s invitation to the recent

10 teams with prospects for blockbuster trades

@GoldenSombrero
December 3, 2019

It’s been a relatively quiet trade market so far, with only a few notable deals having transpired since the completion of the postseason. But as teams continue to assess their roster ahead of 2020 and weigh which free agents might fit their budget, it shouldn’t be long until things pick

Dodgers add three prospects to 40-man roster

@kengurnick
November 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added right-handed pitcher Mitchell White, infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry and outfielder DJ Peters to the 40-man roster on Wednesday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 Draft. The Dodgers' roster is now full. The 24-year-old White, ranked No. 9 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 30 Dodgers prospects

Dodgers Arizona Fall League updates

October 25, 2019

Eight Dodgers prospects are playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the 2019 Arizona Fall League: Second baseman Michael Busch (No. 8) right-hander Mitchell White (No. 9), shortstop Omar Estevez (No. 15), second baseman Devin Mann (No. 17), right-hander Gerardo Carrillo (No. 22), right-hander Marshall Kasowski (No. 27), right-hander Brett

Lux homers in October debut ... into trash can?

Dodgers phenom is 4th-youngest to go deep in 1st postseason game
@AdamMcCalvy
October 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- It was a last-minute decision in the right-field pavilion. The Dodgers had a four-run lead, it was the bottom of the eighth inning and Agustin Nuno figured this was his last chance to check out the postseason merch. He left his section of seats via a stairway

New Mann: 'Most improved' prospect now at AFL

@JimCallisMLB
September 26, 2019

After the Dodgers made Devin Mann a fifth-round pick in 2018, he didn't immediately justify that investment by producing in his pro debut. He batted .240/.348/.332 with two homers in 65 games, mostly in low Class A, and didn’t demonstrate much aptitude beyond bat-to-ball skills. Fast forward a year later

Pipeline names Dodgers Prospects of the Year

Lux breaks into big leagues; Gray impresses in 1st year with club
@kengurnick
September 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the Year provide a snapshot of the wide net management casts to keep the talent flowing. Gavin Lux, the club's Hitting Prospect of the Year, was a first-round pick out of a Wisconsin high school in the 2016 Draft, bucking

Lux: 'When I hit it, I kind of knew I got it'

Dodgers top prospect belts first big league home run
@zachsilver
September 11, 2019

BALTIMORE -- In the months leading up to his eventual callup, Gavin Lux was teasing Dodgers fans with the power he was showcasing at the Minor League level. An OPS north of 1.000 and 26 homers across 113 games tend to have that effect. It took him a minute, but

Top prospect Lux makes impact in MLB debut

21-year-old starts at second base in highly anticipated debut
@kengurnick
September 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Gavin Lux has spent this year seemingly ready for anything, including his Major League debut in Monday night's 16-9 win over the Rockies, during which he finally came across something he wasn’t at all ready for. The Dodgers' top prospect lined the first MLB pitch he saw

What to expect from Dodgers' Lux in the bigs

@JimCallisMLB
September 2, 2019

If it's possible, the best team in the National League and perhaps in all of baseball got better on Monday. The Dodgers called up Gavin Lux, one of the top prospects in the game and one of the hottest hitters in Triple-A since he arrived there in late June. He

No. 1 prospect Lux in mix for potential callup

@JakeDRill
August 31, 2019

PHOENIX -- The Dodgers will add several reinforcements when rosters expand to 40 players on Sunday, but they will only be guys who are currently on the injured list. Manager Dave Roberts said the club could call up some players from Triple-A Oklahoma City early next week. That still poses

Prospect Lux may not have roster spot in Sept.

Dodgers' No. 1 prospect could serve in 'apprenticeship' role
@kengurnick
August 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Infielder Gavin Lux, the Dodgers' No. 1 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, will be with the big league club sometime in September, but he might not be playing. Manager Dave Roberts said the 21-year-old Lux “is in the conversation” for a callup, but would commit only to Lux

May's role still a work in progress

Floro placed on IL; Sadler recalled from Oklahoma City
@kengurnick
August 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers are trying to have it every which way with 21-year-old rookie pitcher Dustin May. The No. 2-ranked prospect in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline, started in his first three MLB appearances. Then he made his relief debut on Sunday, when he allowed a grand

May, Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, moved to 'pen

Gonsolin, ranked No. 5, may get crack at rotation
@kengurnick
August 16, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Dodgers’ summer tryout camp continues on Sunday, when Dustin May is scheduled to make his MLB relief debut and the starter might be Tony Gonsolin, manager Dave Roberts said on Friday. The two rookies are under consideration for spots on the postseason pitching staff. Gonsolin, currently with

Rios smacks 1st career HR ... and doesn't stop

@cdenicola13
August 14, 2019

MIAMI -- Dodgers prospect Edwin Ríos put on a special performance in front of family and friends by hitting the first two homers of his Major League career in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Marlins. Rios, who was drafted out of nearby Florida International University, had his uncle, fiancee and

Watch Cards-Dodgers, today on YouTube

August 7, 2019

Once again today, baseball fans will be treated to a unique digital viewing experience when the Dodgers host the Cardinals in a game airing exclusively on YouTube. The contest, which is the fourth MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube, will see the Dodgers and Cards wrap up a

Solid debut showcases May's potential

21-year-old will start again Wednesday as October audition continues
@kengurnick
August 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- On the 97th pitch, the game got away from Dustin May. But for enough of his MLB debut, a 21-year-old with one MLB start under his belt showed why he’s in the conversation for October baseball. The Dodgers lost to the Padres, 5-2, at Dodger Stadium, wasting

Ryu heads to injured list (neck) as May debuts

Gonsolin recalled; Floro optioned; Alexander moved to 60-day IL
@kengurnick
August 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers’ summer tryout camp will include rookie Tony Gonsolin starting Monday night instead of Cy Young candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu, who was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday for precautionary reasons with a sore neck. Ryu, healthy enough to throw six scoreless innings at Coors Field

Here's what to expect from Dustin May

He has some of the nastiest stuff, and best hair, among top prospects
@JimCallisMLB
August 2, 2019

The Dodgers may not have a recent World Series championship to show for it, but they've become one of baseball's model franchises. They've won six consecutive National League West titles and are a lock for their seventh, and they've also captured the last two NL pennants. • Dodgers' re-ranked Top

Are you kidding? Kershaw praises rookie heroics

Smith's first grand slam extends magical run for Dodgers' youngsters
@kengurnick
August 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Go for it? Or keep the prospects? After watching the latest heroics of rookie catcher Will Smith -- a grand slam in Thursday night’s 8-2 win over the Padres -- winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw sees the possibility of having the best of both worlds. “In a Major

May's Friday debut to serve as audition

Dodgers' No. 2 prospect likely to make more than one start
@kengurnick
August 1, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Top pitching prospect Dustin May starts Friday night in his MLB debut, as the Dodgers open their first August training camp in preparation for the postseason. That’s what it amounts to after a tame Trade Deadline by Dodgers' standards. Unable to land Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vazquez --

Would LA part with top prospects at Deadline?

Ruiz, Lux, May and Smith could be part of package for bullpen help
@jonmorosi
July 27, 2019

The Dodgers’ farm system has been headlined this year by a Big Four group of prospects, as ranked by MLB Pipeline: catcher Keibert Ruiz, shortstop/second baseman Gavin Lux, right-hander Dustin May and catcher/third baseman Will Smith. The industry thinks of the quartet together, especially when wondering if Dodgers president of

Lux extends unreal run with another huge game

@DKramer_
July 18, 2019

The Dodgers consistently preach the value of their depth, and it appears they have another star in the making who is propelling his way through the pipeline. Gavin Lux homered for a fifth straight game on Thursday, going 5-for-6 and adding a pair of doubles in Triple-A Oklahoma City's 18-5

Prospects Lux, May to play in Futures Game

@MannyOnMLB
June 28, 2019

DENVER -- It's been a big week for top Dodgers prospects Gavin Lux and Dustin May. They were both promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, and on Friday they learned they are headed to the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland on