Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Chase De Jong FP

De Jong pleased more with Drillers win than near no-hitter Southern California native takes no-hitter into 7th inning - becomes Texas League's first 10 game winner

You would think that taking a no-hitter into the final inning of a 9-0 shutout might be the most important thing on the mind of a young minor league pitcher, and perhaps for many it would. But for right-handed pitching prospect Chase De Jong of the Dodgers Double-A affiliate Tulsa Drillers it was little more than a […]

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Chase De Jong - Matt Barnard FP

Drillers Chase De Jong dominant once again

On July 2, 2015 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 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. In essence both teams got what they wanted. The Jays picked up […]

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The Ogden Three

Let’s face it, the chances of us ever again seeing a group of Dodgers minor league prospects like the famed “Jacksonville Five” – Chad Billingsley, Andy LaRoche, Joel Guzman, Russell Martin, and Jonathan Broxton – are extremely remote. They were five of the Dodgers top prospects who came up together through the franchise’s farm system […]

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Jose De Leon - MiLBcom FP

Don’t do it Dodgers

There isn’t a veteran (aka: old) Dodger fan around who doesn’t consider the 1994 trade of right-hander Pedro Martinez for second baseman Delano DeShields as the absolute worst trade in Dodgers history (although the Mike Piazza trade in 1998 runs a very close second). While the then 22-year-old Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic native went on to become one of […]

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Isaac Anderson strong in Cal League debut

Right-hander Isaac Anderson made his debut with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Class-A Advanced California League on Monday, July 18. He faced quite a challenge matched up against hard throwing Joshua James of the Lancaster JetHawks. The 22-year-old native of Boise, Idaho attended high school in neighboring Meridian, leading Rocky Mountain High School to […]

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Left-hander Caleb Ferguson makes Loons Debut

Caleb Ferguson was selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. He was the 1,149th overall pick meaning that only 66 players were selected after him in the 40-round draft. Ferguson, a 6′-3″ / 215-pound left-hander, attended West Jefferson High School in West Jefferson, Ohio – a […]

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Mitchell White makes Great Lakes Loons debut

Right-hander Mitchell White was selected by the Dodgers in the second round of 2016 First-Year Player Draft. The San Jose native who attended high school at Bellarmine College Preparatory was an unlikely candidate to be drafted at all as recently as 2014, much less to be the 65th overall pick. In his graduation year at […]

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Meet Josh Kimborowicz – the Raptors newest starter … for now

Word leaked out that Josh Kimborowicz was signed as a minor league free agent by the Dodgers on Thursday, July 14. It wasn’t so much of a leak as it was a discovery, as the Southern Illinois Miners of the Independent Frontier League had issued a press release detailing his signing on Monday, July 11. […]

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Mitchell White - Santa Clara University Athletics FP

Down on the Farm – Some nights are like that

In checking out the minor league games for the Dodgers eight minor league affiliates on Friday, July 15, a familiar pattern quickly became apparent. That is, it was a good night for starting pitchers, except in Tulsa where the Drillers game was rained out for a second consecutive night. In Oklahoma City the Dodgers came […]

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7-15-16 Chris Taylor Slam - Jon SooHoo FP

Friday was a great night to be a Dodger … and a fan

While most Dodgers fans were glued to their television sets watching Dodgers newcomer Chris Taylor come within a step of hitting for the cycle in Friday night’s 13-7 shellacking of the Arizona Diamondbacks – and rightfully so – there were two other members of the Dodgers organization having incredible nights as well. Although it’s almost […]

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