Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

5-4-16 Julio Urias FP

Kershaw – Urias: Can you see the difference?

While it is always a risk in comparing one player and his circumstances to another, sometimes the temptation to do so is just too strong to overcome. Their personal backgrounds are always different and their paths to major league baseball simply are never absolute parallels even, if they should be raised in the same family […]

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De Jong Oaks Barlow FP

Not all future Dodgers pitchers are at Oklahoma City

It’s hard to argue that the pitching staff of the Oklahoma City Dodgers isn’t a formidable one – both their starters and relievers. After all, we’re talking about guys named Julio Urias, Ross Stripling, Jose De Leon, Jharel Cotton, Logan Bawcom, Ian Thomas … and so on. But if you look about two hours to the […]

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Chase De Jong FP

Dodger pitching prospect Chase De Jong dominant in Drillers win

Drillers right-hander Chase De Jong continued his strong pitching on Tuesday evening in a home game against the Frisco RoughRiders. In two of his past three starts he had pitched seven shutout innings and allowed a total of three hits in those two games while striking out 15 and walking three. In the fifth inning […]

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Scott Griggs FP

Scott Griggs promoted to Tulsa Drillers

If I had been consulted by Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi a few days ago regarding which three players should immediately be promoted in the Dodgers minor league system by Monday I would have selected Julio Urias, Kyle Garlick and Scott Griggs. There may be other worthy candidates for upward movement, such as Tim Locastro […]

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Brock Stewart FP

Brock Stewart enjoying success with Drillers

Right-hander Brock Stewart was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2014 First Year Player Draft out of Illinois State University. From a baseball family, he had been picked by the New York Mets in the 40th round of the 2010 June Draft along with his older brother Luke, who was a […]

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Frankie Montas FP

Montas makes debut with Tulsa Drillers

Last December the Dodgers engineered a three-way trade in which they sent prospects Scott Schebler, Jose Peraza and Brandon Dixon to the Cincinnati Reds. The Reds in turn sent All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox leaving many Dodger fans wondering why Andrew Friedman didn’t just complete a two-way trade with the […]

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5-5-16 Tim Locastro FP

In other news, Quakes’ Tim Locastro hits for the cycle

It’s hard to argue that Tuesday night’s dramatic bottom-of-the ninth, down-to-their-final-strike, pinch-hit home run by Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson wasn’t the most exciting event within the Dodgers organization, if not in all of baseball. But Thompson’s walk-off home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2 win over the New York Mets and sole possession of first place […]

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5-4-16 Kyle Garlick 2B FP

Fans wanting to see Kyle Garlick better do so real soon

While most Dodger fans primarily focus on… well… the Dodgers, there is a very strong group of loyal Dodger fans who also follow the team’s Advanced Single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, and with good cause – Rancho Cucamonga is relatively close to Dodger Stadium and, even more so, the Quakes are a really good team. So good, […]

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Dodgers Winter Development Camp FP

An interview with Dodgers Sr. Manager of Player Development Jeremy Zoll

On Thursday evening as I prepared to gear up for the Loons game at Dow Diamond against the Cedar Rapid Kernels of the Midwest League, I picked up MiLB.TV a bit early so I could tune in to the pre-game interview with Chris Vosters and his guest. Vosters had mentioned earlier, just before his broadcast […]

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4-7-16 Andrew Toles FP

Toles makes Drillers Debut with a bang

When the 2016 Rancho Cucamonga roster was released on Monday, April 4th it included a number of names familiar to Dodgers fans who follow the parent team’s minor league system. There seemed to be an overall depth to the roster that would give Quakes new manager Drew Saylor plenty with which to work. To date […]

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