Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Zach Lee FP

Zach Lee one step closer to Dodger Stadium Former first-rounder shuts down powerful 51's offense

Right-hander Zach Lee was the Dodgers first round selection in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. Thought to be unsignable, Dodger fans will remember the drama around the signing as the Plano, Texas native had committed to Louisiana State University to quarterback the Tigers football team. Lee, now 23 years of age, is in his […]

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Chris Anderson FP

Drillers Chris Anderson stifles Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Right-hander Chris Anderson was selected by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft. The Dodgers were interested in Anderson for his size, athletic ability and the fact he grew up in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Growing up in Minnesota meant he did not play baseball year around and therefore had less mileage […]

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4-30-15 Jose De Leon 1 FP

Jose De Leon makes his AA debut

Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon made his AA debut with the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League on Friday evening. He had been promoted to the Drillers after going 4-1 in seven starts with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League while posting a 1.67 ERA and WHIP of 0.90. In 37.2 innings he […]

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Grant Holmes - FP

Grant Holmes on cruise control Former first-rounder ties career high with 9 strikeouts as Loons top Dragons 7-1

Grant Holmes was the Dodgers first round draft selection in the 2014 First Year Player Draft. Some were surprised that he was still available when the Dodgers claimed him with the 22nd overall selection in the draft. MLB Prospect Watch had ranked Holmes as the eleventh overall prospect heading into the draft. His fastball and […]

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Dansby Swanson & Brendon Rodgers FP

ThinkBlueLA’s 2015 MLB Draft Preview Friedman and Zaidi get four picks in top 74 in their first MLB Draft with Dodgers

The 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft is scheduled for June 8-10 at the MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. The draft each year is one of the highlights of the season for me. I don’t watch it as a full time activity but check in regularly to see what the Dodgers are […]

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5-5-15 Jose De Leon 2 FP

Jose De Leon promoted to Double-A Tulsa Dodgers 6th ranked prospect to join Julio Urias in Drillers rotation

It is a day that we all knew would happen and sooner rather than later. Dodgers Top-10 pitching prospect Jose De Leon has been promoted from the Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. De Leon received word of his much anticipated promotion on Sunday afternoon after yet another outstanding performance in front […]

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Austin Chubb FP

Catching prospect Austin Chubb attracting right kind of attention

On Friday evening as I watched the Great Lakes Loons I was focused on the pitching performance by Grant Holmes, the Dodgers first round selection in the 2014 First Year Player Draft. Holmes was definitely dialed in pitching six shut out innings. I expected 22-year old Spencer Navin or 23-year old Brant Whiting to be […]

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5-8-15 Scott Barlow FP

Down on the Farm – Starters toss 25 scoreless innings

Great Lakes Loons: The Dodgers first round draft selection in 2014 is starting to get more comfortable in the Midwest Class-A league. Nineteen year old Grant Holmes has given up a total of only two earned runs in his last three starts. On Friday evening he shut down the South Bend White Cubs for six […]

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5-5-15 Jose De Leon 2 FP

De Leon strikes out 12 – Again

Dodgers top pitching prospect Jose De Leon has started exactly six games for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes thus far this season. He has struck out 10 or more batters in three of them. Any way you slice it, that is absolutely phenomenal. De Leon, ranked as the number six Dodgers prospect by Baseball America, struck out […]

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4-30-15 Brandon Trinkwon FP

Checking in Down on the Farm

The Oklahoma City Dodgers have by far the best won-loss record in the Pacific Coast League at 22-7. Interestingly enough they have the lowest batting average in the league at .219 as well as the lowest OBP of .305 and a league-low .654 OPS. The other side of the ledger tells the story for the […]

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