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Lux arrives at Dodgers Summer Camp

@kengurnick
July 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Second baseman Gavin Lux, the club’s top-rated prospect and No. 2 overall in the game according to MLB Pipeline, reported to Dodgers Summer Camp on Friday. Manager Dave Roberts reconsidered after saying Lux would play in Friday night’s intrasquad game, choosing instead to give the infielder a

Top farm systems: Right-handed pitchers

@JonathanMayo
July 7, 2020

The time has come to put a wrap on our series taking a closer look at how all 30 farm systems stack up when ranked by position. We’ve already looked at left-handed pitchers, middle infielders, corner infielders and catchers, leaving us with just right-handers left to tackle. Below are our

LA Draft pick Beeter says agreement reached

Texas Tech righty would be final 2020 draftee to join Dodgers
@kengurnick
July 6, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have apparently reached a bonus agreement with their last remaining Draft pick, as Texas Tech right-hander Clayton Beeter posted an Instagram photo Sunday with the message, “Officially signed.” The club did not confirm the agreement.

Dodgers agree to terms with 3rd-round Draft pick

@kengurnick
July 3, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers reportedly reached a bonus agreement with third-round Draft pick Jake Vogel, a speedy high school outfielder who was considered a tough sign because of a commitment to UCLA. The club has not confirmed the deal. According to Jim Callis of MLB Pipeline, Vogel will receive

Dodgers, 2nd-round pick reach agreement

@kengurnick
June 29, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers reached a bonus agreement on Monday with second-round Draft pick Landon Knack, a right-handed pitcher from Eastern Tennessee State. The club has not confirmed the deal, while Knack posted on Twitter that he had signed. The bonus for the fifth-year senior, according to MLB Pipeline’s

Dodgers prospect Gray talks pitch grips

@GoldenSombrero
June 24, 2020

Josiah Gray was preparing to celebrate his 21st birthday on Dec. 21, 2018, when he learned that the Reds, the team that had taken him 72nd overall out of Division II Le Moyne College (N.Y.) that June, had traded him to the Dodgers as part of the deal that sent

Report: First-rounder Miller agrees to terms

@kengurnick
June 19, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and first-round Draft pick Bobby Miller reached agreement on a bonus of $2.2 million on Friday, MLB.com’s Jim Callis reported. The club has not announced an agreement. Miller, who confirmed the agreement on social media, is a right-handed pitcher from the University of Louisville. He

Everything to know about Dodgers' 2020 Draft

@kengurnick
June 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers kept true to their pitching reputation by adding four college right-handers in this week’s Draft. They were: first-rounder Bobby Miller from Louisville, second-rounder Landon Knack from East Tennessee State, Competitive Balance Round B pick Clayton Beeter from Texas Tech and fifth-rounder Gavin Stone from Central

Dodgers 'fired up' by pitcher-heavy Draft

LA takes four college righties, plus high school OF, college catcher
@kengurnick
June 12, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers vice president of scouting Billy Gasparino had said that this year’s Draft class was deep in college pitching. This week, he took what it gave him. Four of his six picks were college right-handed pitchers that excelled in strike throwing. After taking Louisville’s Bobby Miller in

Dodgers 'perfect organization' for top pick Miller

Hard-throwing Louisville righty selected at No. 29 overall
@kengurnick
June 11, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- Some clubs draft for need. Some take the best player available. The Dodgers just rely on the Atlantic Coast and Southeastern Conferences. They took hard-throwing University of Louisville right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller with the 29th overall pick in the first round on Wednesday, keeping the trend alive.

Who has Dodgers' attention in MLB Draft?

@kengurnick
June 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- In this year’s Draft, shortened to five rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dodgers have three of the first 66 picks. Their first-round pick is 29th overall, their second-round pick is 60th overall and they have the 66th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round B

The Dodgers' all-time top international signings

@kengurnick
May 6, 2020

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers know how to find future international stars. They don’t always know how to keep them, but they find them. The Dodgers’ top five international signees -- with “international” including the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico -- consist of two players that made their name in

Graterol brings the heat while keeping fit

@kengurnick
April 16, 2020

Dodgers high-velocity reliever Brusdar Graterol, acquired from Minnesota in the Kenta Maeda trade in February, is working out in Arizona while waiting for baseball to resume. He posted a video this week of a bullpen session.

30 prospects we'll be talking about in 2022

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 28, 2020

Right now, all baseball fans can do is look ahead to the future. We decided to take that to the extreme by looking two years down the road at which prospects we expect to be big names in 2022. The fact that 14 of the Top 20 players on MLB

Kody Hoese talks power burst, Draft, Lux, more

@JimCallisMLB
March 25, 2020

Third baseman Kody Hoese went from zero homers as a Tulane freshman to five as a sophomore to 23 as a junior last spring, when he set American Athletic Conference records for homers, total bases (1,832), slugging (.779) and runs (72). He slugged his way into the first round, signing

Here's a look at the Dodgers' farm entering 2020

@JimCallisMLB
March 25, 2020

The Dodgers are baseball's most efficient franchise. They keep cranking out wins at the big league level, including a franchise-record 106 last year as they captured their seventh straight National League West title. Their farm system continues to produce Top 100 Prospects who become impact players, including reigning National League

Dodgers boast MLB's third best farm club

Lux leads list of 5 prospects in Pipeline's top 100
@kengurnick
March 11, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- When the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman, the president of baseball operations acknowledged that Job No. 1 was to win a World Series. But he quickly added that he would balance the occupational imperative with a sustainable model reliant on a robust farm system. Job No. 1 remains

Here are the Dodgers' 2020 Top 30 Prospects

@JimCallisMLB
March 5, 2020

The Dodgers are setting the standard for winning in the Majors while developing impact talent in the Minors. They're still looking to end a World Series championship drought that extends to 1988, but they've captured seven consecutive National League West titles and placed in the top 10 in each of

Dodgers like what these youngsters are showing

@kengurnick
March 4, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As if the Dodgers don’t already have enough marquee stars, they also have quite a few under-the-radar types who are making positive impressions at Camelback Ranch this Spring Training. Here are a few who have caught the eye of the veterans they hope to one day join

Notes: Álvarez DFA'd; Thomas has 2-HR inning

@JakeDRill and @kengurnick
February 29, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers finally threw in the towel on Cuban pitching prospect Yadier Álvarez on Saturday, designating him for assignment one day after he was a late scratch from his first scheduled Cactus League appearance. Álvarez, who will turn 24 next week, was signed in 2015 for a

Filthiest secondary pitches among top prospects

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 27, 2020

Feel to spin. Deception. Missing bats. Generating weak contact. These are all terms used in describing pitchers’ secondary stuff. Whether it’s a curveball, slider, changeup or occasionally something like a splitter or cutter, these are the offerings a pitcher often uses to put away hitters. And a lot of pitching

Once Mayfield's backup, this LA NRI turns heads

Betts gets first Dodgers hit; Kershaw, Buehler scheduled for spring debuts
@kengurnick
February 24, 2020

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cody Thomas homered to the opposite field on the first pitch he saw on Monday and soon would rob Blake Rutherford of a home run with a leaping catch at the right-field fence in the Dodgers’ 2-2 tie with the White Sox. Not bad for the former

Each team's top power-hitting prospect

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 20, 2020

The 2019 Major League season will be remembered as the Year of the Home Run after players across baseball combined to hit a record 6,776 homers -- up from 5,585 in 2018 -- and 14 different teams set a new franchise record. National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso

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

One prospect to watch on each team

February 13, 2020

The future is now. As Spring Training gets underway, there will be position battles and players with much to prove. But there will also be highly touted prospects who will be putting their talents on display against Major Leaguers during Cactus League and Grapefruit League action. Here's a guide to