Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Buck Britton FP

The Buck stops here Dodgers sign veteran free agent minor leaguer Buck Britton with invitation to major league camp

The only thing worse than being a good minor league baseball player and not making it to the big leagues is being a good minor league baseball player and not making it to the big leagues in seven years. On Saturday morning it was being widely reported that longtime Baltimore Orioles minor league utility infielder/outfielder Buck Britton had […]

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Rule 5 Draft to test Dodgers new front office staff Dodgers new 'Dream Team' gets their first homework assignment

With major league baseball’s 40-man roster deadline now past, scouting departments from all 30 MLB teams must now begin the task of sifting through the rosters of every one of the 240 minor league baseball (MiLB) teams trying to find that one guy, that one potential golden nugget whose parent team left them unprotected from […]

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Dodgers likely to protect three from 2014 Rule 5 Draft MLB teams must announce 40-man rosters by Thursday's deadline

The 2014 Rule 5 Draft in Major League Baseball will be held during the week of December 7-11 at the annual Winter Meetings in San Diego. This marks the first time the Winter Meetings will be held in San Diego since 1985. The Rule 5 Draft was developed to prevent MLB teams from stockpiling minor […]

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It’s time to take the kid gloves off of Julio Urias

For the past two seasons former Dodgers Director of Player Development DeJon Watson and former Dodgers Director of Amateur Scouting Logan White were extremely cautious with top Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias – and with very good reason. After all, Urias pitched nearly all of the 2013 season as a 16-year-old and nearly all of 2014 as […]

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Schebler FP

Scott Schebler – The Dodgers other top outfield prospect Iowa native quickly and quietly emerging from Joc Pederson's shadow

Although many Dodger fans might not follow the minor league system in great detail, the majority of those fans will have heard of the Dodgers top three prospects. Corey Seager, Julio Urias and Joc Pederson are invariably listed in the first three spots on Dodger prospect projections. The order may vary but that trio always […]

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Darnell Sweeney FP

Have a game, Darnell Sweeney Dodgers prospect doubles, homers and drives in five in Arizona Fall League game

When you think of the top prospects within the Dodgers organization you usually think of Joc Pederson, Corey Seager and Julio Urias, and with very good cause – all three are nationally ranked as top prospects. But if you spent any time at Camelback Ranch last spring, you would have noticed another Dodgers prospect who […]

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A look back at the 2014 Dominican Summer League Dodgers

The Dominican Summer League (DSL), founded in 1985, is a summer league playing all of its games in the Dominican Republic. It is comprised of thirty-six teams in five divisions. Each team is affiliated with a MLB team and bears that team’s name. Five MLB organizations field two teams in the DSL – Mets, Orioles, […]

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Tulsa Oklahoma – Where Dodger Blue meets Driller Blue

On September 17th the Dodgers announced some dramatic moves in the locations of their minor league affiliates. The theme seemed to be “Oklahoma Here We Come,” as their AAA affiliation was moved from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City and their AA affiliation shifted from Chattanooga to Tulsa. Whereas the red of the RedHawks in Oklahoma City […]

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Dodgers trade tradition for practicality in Triple-A move to Oklahoma City

I was surprised but pleased when I learned the Dodgers had moved their AAA farm team from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City. On the one side was the long tradition in Albuquerque first with the Dukes and later with the Isotopes. Dissolving the relationship with the city of Albuquerque after a 44 year affiliation perhaps was […]

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Arizona Fall League – MLB’s ‘Pace of Game’ testing grounds

On Thursday night I was surprised to learn that was live streaming some of the games from the Arizona Fall League. With several young Dodger prospects playing for the Glendale Desert Dogs I naturally was pleased to be able to pick up that game. I did so just in time to see top prospect […]

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