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The 2017 Dodgers 20 and under team Part Three of a three-part series

(Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series by ThinkBlueLA’s minor leagues staff writer Harold Uhlman of his annual 20-and-under team. This year it is broken down into infielders, outfielders and pitchers. The age given is the age as of today’s writing). (Author’s note: The 2017 Dodgers 20 and under pitching staff is […]

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Zach McKinstry – An important spoke in Loons championship wheel

The Great Lakes Loons had a season for all seasons in 2016 coming away with the Midwest League Championship in convincing fashion by winning seven of ten play-off games. Many factors played into the championship run with perhaps the most significant being that a number of players got hot at the right time and that […]

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Spring training likely to offer good look at ‘Man in Blue

With college football’s National Championship game now behind us – and an outstanding one it was – and with the NFL’s Super Bowl game pretty much all that stands between us and spring training, it’s time that we once again start hearing the proverbial and often kidded-about phrase “I’m in the best shape of my […]

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Dodgers sign Fabio Castillo to minor league contract

The Dodgers have signed free agent pitcher Fabio Castillo to a minor league contract. The 27-year-old right-hander began his professional baseball career 11 years ago, when he was signed by the Texas Rangers as a 16-year-old. At that time, the native of Samaná, Dominican Republic had also been on the watch list for the Yankees, […]

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Drew Maggi – No pressure, No diamonds

The Dodgers have re-signed infielder Drew Maggi to a minor league contract for 2017. He will be heading into his eighth minor league season with his third MLB organization. Maggi was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Brophy College Preparatory School in Phoenix being one of four Maggi siblings to attend Brophy. After […]

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Dodgers sign Steve Geltz as minor league free agent

Baseball America has announced that the Dodgers have signed right-handed pitcher Steve Geltz to minor league deal. Geltz graduated from Wilson High School in Wilson, New York and attended the University at Buffalo. He was not drafted out of college but in 2008 he was signed by the Los Angeles Angels as an amateur free […]

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The 2017 Dodgers 20 and under team Part two of a three-part series

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series by ThinkBlueLA’s minor leagues staff writer Harold Uhlman of his annual 20-and-under team. This year it is broken down into infielders, outfielders and pitchers. The age given is the age as of today’s writing). The 2017 Dodgers 20 and under outfield Alex Verdugo (20) – Center […]

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The 2017 Dodgers 20 and under team Part one of a three-part series

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series by ThinkBlueLA’s minor leagues staff writer Harold Uhlman of his annual 20-and-under team. This year it is broken down into infielders, outfielders and pitchers). (Author’s note: On January 28th, 2016 I wrote my third installment of the Dodgers 20 and under team, having written the […]

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Do the Dodgers really need Brian Dozier?

When the final out of the Dodgers 2016 regular season was recorded – a fly out to left field by replacement first baseman Rob Segedin, they finished the season with a grand total of 189 home runs, which ranked seventh in the NL. And even though they had four guys with 20 or more home […]

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Andre Scrubb is ready for the next step

Right-hander Andre Scrubb was selected by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2016 First-Year player draft out of High Point University in North Carolina. Scrubb, one of six siblings, was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and attended C.D. Hylton High School in Woodbridge, where he was a four-year letter winner. In his senior year […]

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