Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Dodgers prospect Angel German one year later

Dodgers pitching prospect Angel German turned 21 on May 25. The 6’-4” / 185-pound right-hander is now in his second stint with the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League. The native of Bani in the Dominican Republic was signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent on April 18, 2013. German played […]

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Dodgers new infielder Mike Freeman has unique claim to fame In addition to having a MLB slash line, Dodgers newest infielder has an earned run average

On Friday, the Dodgers claimed utility infielder Mike Freeman off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Like his recently waived (and subsequently claimed) teammate Chris Heston, Freeman is a three-time draftee. The Orlando, Florida native was initially selected by the San Diego Padres in the 41st round of the 2006 First-Year Player draft out of Edgewater […]

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Dodgers claim pitcher Chris Heston off waivers

On Friday, the Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Heston off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. In his last option year, he was immediately optioned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the Pacific Coast League. Heston is a three-time draftee having first been selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 47th round of the 2007 First-Year […]

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Alvarez brilliant in Quakes 2-0 loss to Visalia

When the Dodgers signed Cuban phenom right-hander Yadier Alvarez as an international free agent back on July 2, 2015, they did so because he had what MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez called “…a fastball that touches 98 mph with a plus-slider and an above-average changeup.” “He threw in front of 70 local scouts in the Dominican Republic earlier this month and […]

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Spitzbarth moving quickly through Dodgers minor league ranks

It’s not often that fans get to hear about the inner workings of their favorite team’s minor league system. In most cases, unless it is a top prospect being moved up or down, it rarely even makes the social media rounds. But recently, Dodgers minor league right-handed pitcher Shea Spitzbarth was promoted from the Advanced Single-A […]

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Maeda to rehab with Quakes tonight

Dodger fans who are also fans of the franchise’s Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have had what can only be described as a banner year thus far this season for getting to see a plethora of rehabbing Dodgers at LoanMart Field – and we’re not even 45 games into the 2017 season yet. Through the first 42 […]

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Dodgers farmhand Errol Robinson takes next step in his career

Last Friday the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League received two replacement players from the Dodgers extended spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona. The Loons are still treading water with 10 players presently on the 7-day DL while a number of players have struggled, especially at the plate. The dreaded disabled list includes six […]

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Wilmer Font sets OKC Dodgers strikeout record

On Monday evening, Dodgers right-hander Wilmer Font set a new Oklahoma City Dodgers record for strikeouts by fanning 15 Sacramento River Cats over seven innings. The previous team record of 14 strikeouts was last matched on June 23, 1990. Font was perfect through six innings before issuing his only walk of the game to second […]

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Great Lakes Loons – first quarter report

For those who think it is still early, by mid-week the minor league season will be closing in on the 25 percent mark in the schedule. Thus far, the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League have not had the type of season that they hoped for on the heels of their championship season […]

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Adam Bray – Waiting on Tulsa Time

I’m a bit confused. Now admittedly, as I get a bit older it takes less and less to confuse me. I’m a bit confused about how the Dodgers move their players around in the early stages of the season. A given player begins the season with one of the Dodgers affiliate teams and then is […]

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