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Dodgers' Top 30 list still full of impact talent

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In the last two years, the Dodgers system has produced consecutive unanimous National League Rookies of the Year in Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, a starting catcher in Austin Barnes, a potential (if currently injured) ace in Julio Urias and lots of ammunition to swing deals for Scott Alexander, Yu Darvish, Logan Forsythe, Rich Hill, Josh Reddick, Chris Taylor and Tony Watson. And there's more where that came from.

MLB's Top 10 farm systems | Dodgers Top 30 Prospects list

In the last two years, the Dodgers system has produced consecutive unanimous National League Rookies of the Year in Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger, a starting catcher in Austin Barnes, a potential (if currently injured) ace in Julio Urias and lots of ammunition to swing deals for Scott Alexander, Yu Darvish, Logan Forsythe, Rich Hill, Josh Reddick, Chris Taylor and Tony Watson. And there's more where that came from.

MLB's Top 10 farm systems | Dodgers Top 30 Prospects list

Right-hander Walker Buehler and outfielder Alex Verdugo are gifted enough to give Los Angeles a third straight Rookie of the Year, though they may not get enough playing time to do so. Catcher Keibert Ruiz and righty Mitchell White aren't nearly as famous but are almost equally as talented.

:: Team Top 30 Prospects lists ::

Verdugo and Ruiz headline the system's two greatest strengths, outfielders and catchers. All those graduations and trades may have dropped the Dodgers from No. 1 in MLB Pipeline's talent rankings in 2016 to No. 10 today, but there's plenty of quality to pull off some more significant deals when needed.

Biggest jump/fall
Here are the players whose ranks changed the most from the 2017 preseason list to the 2018 preseason list.

Jump: Dennis Santana, RHP (2017: 27 | 2018: 10)
Cristian Santana, 3B (2017: NR | 2018: 14)
Fall: Omar Estevez, SS/2B (2017: 13 | 2018: NR)

:: Top 10 Farm Systems ::

Best tools
Players are graded on a 20-80 scouting scale for future tools -- 20-30 is well below average, 40 is below average, 50 is average, 60 is above average and 70-80 is well above average. Players in parentheses also have the same grade.

Hit: 60 -- Alex Verdugo
Power: 60 -- D.J. Peters
Run: 70 -- Jeren Kendall
Arm: 70 -- Verdugo (Drew Jackson)
Defense: 60 -- Will Smith (Ronny Brito, Kendall, Errol Robinson)
Fastball: 70 -- Walker Buehler (Yadier Alvarez)
Curveball: 65 -- Buehler
Slider: 60 -- Buehler (Alvarez)
Changeup: 55 -- Jordan Sheffield (Imani Abdullah, Morgan Cooper)
Control: 55 -- Dustin May (Abdullah, Buehler)

How they were built
Draft: 21
International: 8
Trade: 1

Breakdown by ETA
2018: 5
2019: 11
2020: 10
2021: 4

Breakdown by position
C: 4
1B: 2
2B: 1
3B: 1
SS: 3
OF: 8
RHP: 10
LHP: 1

Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast.

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