Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Garrett Kennedy FP

Dodgers catching prospect Garrett Kennedy a ‘take charge’ guy

Loons catcher Garrett Kennedy was selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Miami with the 432nd overall pick. He was one of five players from the Hurricanes picked in the June draft. After a bit of a slow year as a junior […]

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Nolan Long FP

Dodgers prospect Nolan Long – head & shoulders above the rest

Right-hander Nolan Long was selected by the Dodgers in the 16th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of Wagner College on Staten Island in the state of New York. He had previously been picked in the 38th round of the 2012 draft by the San Francisco Giants after his senior season at […]

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Edwin Rios FP

Edwin Rios debuts with Loons

Third baseman Edwin Rios was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft on June 9th, making him the No. 192 overall pick in the draft. His selection on the one hand might have been a bit surprising for the Dodgers that early in the draft as an infielder […]

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Michael Boyle FP

Boyle leads Loons past the Bowling Green Hot Rods

On Sunday afternoon left-hander Michael Boyle had his best game of the short 2016 season and arguably the best of his professional career. Boyle was selected by the Dodgers in the 13th round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of Radford University in the state of Virginia. He made his minor league debut […]

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Clayton McCullough FP

Clayton McCullough – moving young minor league players along

On Wednesday evening I tuned in early to the Great Lakes Loons game so I could catch the pre-game interview with Loons play-by-play announcer Chris Vosters and his guest. I had no idea who his guest might be but was surprised and pleaded that it was Clayton McCullough who was signed as the Dodgers Minor […]

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Isaac Anderson FP

Dodgers minor leagues – Two-week report card

Although it seems like a much longer period of time the baseball season is only two weeks old. The minor league season has already experienced the events that usually play out in the longer run. There have been rain outs, players already going on the 7-day DL, players being advanced to the next level, moments […]

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4-19-16 Yusniel Diaz FP

Quakes bats remain hot in 10-6 win over JetHawks

For the second time in as many days the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes scored double-digit wins over the Lancaster JetHawks at The Hangar in Lancaster. Also in as many days they used the long ball to do so. On the heels of Kyle Garlick’s remarkable three-home run game on Monday night (including an inside-the-park home run), Messrs. Yusniel […]

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4-18-16 Kyle Garlick HR FP

Garlick powers Quakes past JetHawks with 3-home runs

There was a run scored on a balk. There was a run scored on a wild pitch. There was an inside-the park home run. There was a runner called out for running into the shortstop while he was fielding a grounder. There was a botched rundown that should have ended an inning that was followed by […]

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4-7-16 Trevor Oaks FP

Trevor Oaks dominant as Quakes take 3 of 4 from Storm Right-hander Ks 10 in brilliant matinee performance

On Sunday afternoon I was disappointed that both the Tulsa Drillers and Oklahoma City Dodgers were rained out. Both games were scheduled for a 3:05 PM start in my time zone, the Atlantic Standard Time Zone. I settled in waiting to follow each of the games on MiLB only to learn of the cancellations. As […]

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Alex-Hemeling FP

Alex Hermeling – the Dodgers ‘Maverick’

Right-hander Alex Hermeling was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on July 28th, 2015. The 6’5”-230 lb native of Evanston, Illinois had previously been selected by the Dodgers in the 43rd round of the 2011 First year Player Draft out of Glenbrook North High School. At that time he chose not to […]

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