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A look back at the 2014 Arizona League Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers rookie level minor league affiliate is the Arizona League Dodgers playing in the Arizona Rookie League. The rookie Dodgers became part of the Arizona League when the Dodgers moved their spring training base of operations from the Grapefruit League to the Cactus League in 2009. Up to that point, the young […]

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Dodgers select four in Minor League Rule 5 Draft

Not surprisingly the Dodgers neither selected any players in the major league portion of the annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday nor did they lose any. Also not surprisingly they did participate in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. In an effort to strengthen the minor league system, especially at the AAA level, […]

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The lesser known side of the Rule 5 Draft Smarter teams look far deeper than just top minor league levels

As most baseball fans know, the annual Rule 5 Draft will be held later today at the 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego. Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi in an interview with MLB.com Dodgers reporter Ken Gurnick said he did not expect the club to be active in today’s Draft. That is not a surprise as […]

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Think marketing isn’t a big part of Minor League Baseball? – Think again Dodgers branding will generate major revenue for new Triple-A affiliate

There once was a time where the only place you could get a Dodger Dog was at Dodger Stadium – that was it – period. And then somewhere along the line someone came up with the idea to open a Dodger Dog store along Universal City’s popular City Walk. And then lo and behold, as […]

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Dodger fans might want to keep an eye on Jose De Leon Dodgers right-handed pitching prospect tearing it up in Caribbean Winter League

It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then it does – a late-round draft pick immediately finds success once they begin their professional career and moves up quickly on the organization’s depth chart. For Dodger fans there is no greater example of this than former Dodgers catcher and likely future Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, […]

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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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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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