Where top L.A. prospects are starting 2021

May 4th, 2021

With the Minor League season opening Tuesday, here's where the Dodgers' Top 30 Prospects are projected to start:

  1. Keibert Ruiz (MLB No. 48), C -- Los Angeles (MLB)
  2. Josiah Gray (MLB No. 49), RHP -- Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
  3. Michael Busch (MLB No. 92), 2B -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  4. Kody Hoese, 3B -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  5. Bobby Miller, RHP -- Great Lakes (High-A)
  6. Diego Cartaya, C -- Injured (hand)
  7. Ryan Pepiot, RHP -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  8. Andy Pages, OF -- Great Lakes (High-A)
  9. Wilman Diaz, SS -- Dominican complex
  10. Jacob Amaya, SS/2B -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  11. Miguel Vargas, 3B -- Great Lakes (High-A)
  12. Clayton Beeter, RHP -- Great Lakes (High-A)
  13. Luis Rodriguez, OF -- Extended spring training
  14. Landon Knack, RHP -- Injured (hamstring)
  15. Zach McKinstry, INF/OF -- Los Angeles (MLB)/injured List (oblique)
  16. Alex De Jesus, SS -- Rancho Cucamonga (Low-A)
  17. Jake Vogel, OF -- Rancho Cucamonga (Low-A)
  18. Gerardo Carrillo, RHP -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  19. Sheldon Neuse, 3B/2B -- Los Angeles (MLB)
  20. Mitch White, RHP -- Los Angeles (MLB)
  21. DJ Peters, OF -- Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
  22. Michael Grove, RHP -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  23. Devin Mann, 2B/3B -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  24. Jesus Galiz, C -- Dominican complex
  25. Kendall Williams, RHP -- Rancho Cucamonga (Low-A)
  26. Edwin Uceta, RHP -- Oklahoma City (Triple-A)
  27. Robinson Ortiz, LHP -- Great Lakes (High-A)
  28. Jimmy Lewis, RHP -- Rancho Cucamonga (Low-A)
  29. Andre Jackson, RHP -- Tulsa (Double-A)
  30. Omar Estévez, 2B/SS -- Oklahoma City (Triple-A)

Team to watch

The headliners in Double-A Tulsa are: second baseman Michael Busch and third baseman Kody Hoese, the Dodgers' 2019 first-round picks; right-hander Ryan Pepiot, who was the talk of the club's alternate site last summer with his devastating changeup and improved velocity; and underappreciated middle infielder Jacob Amaya, who offers some of the best plate discipline and defense in the system. Righties Gerardo Carrillo, Michael Grove and Andre Jackson are live arms on the rise, while second baseman/third baseman Devin Mann hit .286/.366/.501 in a breakout 2019 season split between three levels.

Teams on MiLB.TV

Triple-A Oklahoma City
Double-A Tulsa
High-A Great Lakes

New faces

Third baseman/second baseman Sheldon Neuse arrived in February as part of a four-player trade with the Athletics, and he already debuted in his new organization before Minor League Opening Day. The Dodgers promoted him from the alternate site on April 18 and he homered twice in his first six games.

On the shelf

Infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry was off to a hot start in Los Angeles before an oblique strain landed him on the injured list. Catcher Diego Cartaya (hand) and right-hander Landon Knack (hamstring) are currently in extended spring training after dealing with minor injuries earlier in camp, and both should join Minor League clubs by mid-May.