Los Angeles Dodgers Farm System Report 2015

Los Angeles Dodgers Farm System

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Los Angeles Dodgers Farm System

The Dodgers minor league system is one that continues to get better and better. Julio Urias is their top pitching prospect and Joc Pederson is set to begin the 2015 season as a starting outfielder. The future is extremely bright for the Dodgers. Julio Urias is by far one of the most compelling prospects in all of baseball. Words like “mature beyond his years and composed” have been used to describe him for the better part of two years. Last season Urias dominated the CAL League as the youngest pitcher in the league and is expected to debut in Double-A in 2015 at a ripe ole age of 18. Former Dodgers Scouting Director Logan White thinks he’s “got the ability to pitch in the big leagues at 18″. Couple him with Kershaw and that’s one helluva 1-2 punch.  The Dodgers selected flame-throwing righty Grant Holmes with the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft. In addition to Holmes lightning quick fastball he posses tremendous command for and 18 year old. Sound familiar?

The Dodgers chose to make Alex Verdugo a hitter rather than a pitcher. Which he could have been drafted either way. He impressed immediately after signing to the tune of .353 average, 41 RBI, 11 SB and he walked more than he struck-out (20/18) in just 54 games.

Corey Seager is a fast moving prospect. He excelled in Double-A last year smacking a robust .345 average over 38 games and finished the year as the youngest player in the Fall League. His calling-card is his hitting, the dude can flat out rake. It’s his position that will be the decision as he is larger than most Shortstops in the bigs.

Joe Pederson should take over in center after the departure of Matt Kemp to San Diego. He’s a guy that does a lot of things right – draws walks, his for average, hits for power and steals bases. Oh and he can play defense too. A true five-tool talent. Another guy to keep an eye on is Jose De Leon. He is a guy that will more thank likely lead the minors in strikeouts in 2015. Immense talent that needs a little refining.

The Dodgers have so much talent in the minors and they have plenty of pieces to build around for years to come but the tough part will be finding spots for all of these guys at the major league level.The dodger farm system is one of those systems that will continue to churn out prospects because of a unique approach to the draft.