Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Matt Beaty FP

Matt Beaty heating up with Great Lakes Loons

Great Lakes Loons third baseman Matt Beaty is enjoying his first season of professional baseball simply doing what he loves to do. Beaty was born in Dresden, Tennessee and played four years of baseball with the Dresden High School Lions. In each of his four seasons with the team he led the Lions in home runs, batting […]

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Isaac Anderson has successful debut with Loons

Right-hander Isaac Anderson made his debut with the Great Lakes Loons of the Class-A Midwest League on Thursday, July 23 in match up with the South Bend Cubs. The 21-year old native of Boise, Idaho attended high school in neighboring Meridian, Idaho leading Rocky Mountain High School to a district and state championship in 2012. […]

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Scott De Jong FP

Raptor’s Scott De Jong owns July Dodgers first base prospect credits coaches for his success

In early July the Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a trade in which the they gave up three international signing slots to the Jays. Since then De Jong has been starting for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. Meanwhile, 22-year-old first baseman Scott […]

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Alex Verdugo FP

Loons Alex Verdugo ready for next step

Center fielder Alex of the Great Lakes Loons was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft. His teammate, right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes, was selected in the first round of that draft by the Dodgers. Verdugo was considered by many to be the best two-way player available in the […]

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Jordan Paroubeck FP

Jordan Paroubeck still waiting to make debut with AZL Dodgers

On July 2nd the Dodgers dove head first into the international pool coming up with several intriguing signings. In addition to their foray behind the lines on the international scene, they traded four international slots for established minor league players. In a transaction with the Toronto Blue Jays the Dodgers came away with right-handed pitcher […]

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Shea Spitzbarth FP

Dodgers sign right-hander Shea Spitzbarth as undrafted free agent Molloy College junior calls Dodgers 'Most prestigious organization in all of baseball'

Right-handed pitcher Shea Spitzbarth openly shares his disappointment at not being selected in the 2015 First Year Player Draft and why wouldn’t he? While 1,215 high school and college players were picked by the 30 MLB teams, Spitzbarth was overlooked. Amid his disappointment the 20-year-old native of Staten Island, New York concluded that MLB teams […]

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Tommy Bergjans FP

Meet Loons newest starter Tommy Bergjans

Right-hander Tommy Bergjans was selected by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft. His selection on the second day of the draft was perhaps a bit of a surprise to many but not to Bergjans. The surprising part of his selection so early in the draft was that he […]

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7-13-15 Arruebarrena 3B FP

Arruebarrena promoted to Double-A Tulsa Former Cuban super star infielder has big night with Quakes prompting move

The roller coaster ride that is Erisbel Arruebarrena took another step in the right direction on Thursday night when the 25-year-old Cienfuegos, Cuba native was informed that he had been promoted from the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to the Dodgers Double-A Tulsa Drillers. The move came after Arruebarrena had a huge night with the Quakes going 2 for […]

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7-13-15 Bellinger FP

Six home runs fuel Quakes 11-10 win over Mavericks Bellinger's ninth-inning opposite-field blast seals the deal for Rancho Cucamonga

As can only happen at High Desert’s Heritage Field, the Coors Field of the California League, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pulled a rabbit out of their hats with an exciting 11-10 win over the Mavericks (Rangers) on Thursday night. Known for its dry desert air and insanely high winds, Heritage Field gave up a season-high six […]

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Meet Quakes Newest Starter Chase De Jong

On July 2nd the Dodgers raided the Toronto Blue Jays farm system poaching shortstop Tim Locastro and right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong. In return the Blue Jays received three international signing slots from the Dodgers allowing Toronto to sign Vladimer Guerrero Junior. In essence both teams got what they wanted. The Jays picked up the […]

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