Archive for the ‘Down on the Farm’ Category

Jacob Rhame FP

Could Jacob Rhame become the Dodgers next closer? 21-year-old right-hander occasionally hits 99-MPH on radar gun

Right-hander Jacob Rhame was selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Many Dodger fans may not have heard of Rhame as he does not show up in any top 20 lists of Dodger prospects. That certainly is not surprising and is by no means a knock on the 21-year […]

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Urias 2015 debut not part of Dodgers plan – for now

When it was announced that 18-year-old Mexican phenom Julio Urias had been invited to the Dodgers big league spring training camp, Dodgers fans from around the globe were ecstatic. It gave them almost a giddy feeling that the Dodgers top pitching prospect might actually fulfill legendary scout Mike Brito’s prediction that Urias would be pitching in […]

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John Shoemaker ST-14 FP

Spring Training 2015 – Take a look beyond the big league fields New Dodgers brass likely to spend considerable time on backfields of Camelback Ranch this spring

Without question, spring training 2015 is going to be huge for the Dodgers. In addition to guys like Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig, Brandon McCarthy, Yasmani Grandal and Brett Anderson (among others) being under the proverbial microscope, it will be the first spring training under the Dodgers new front office staff who themselves will be under […]

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Lasorda Holmes Hough FP

It’s time for Dodgers new scouting staff to break out their gold pans

When Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten hired Andrew Friedman to become the Dodgers new (and first) President of Baseball Operations, he did so for a variety of reasons – the least of which was to remove himself from the day-to-day baseball operations so that he could focus more on the day-to-day overall operations of the […]

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Daniel Mayora FP

Daniel Mayora – The foundation of professional baseball 10-year minor leaguer still chasing the dream and making a good showing at it

Daniel Mayora has played as a minor league baseball player for twelve years. He began his career in 2003 with the Colorado Rockies organization as an undrafted free agent out of La Guaria, Venezuela. Following two years in the Dominican Summer League he played six years in the Rockies minor league system. During that time he […]

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Julian Leon FP

The 2015 Dodgers 20 and Under Team

Last March I compiled a list of players that were 20-years of age or younger in the Dodger farm system that I felt were the best at their positions. Now I am looking back to the 2014 season to see how they have progressed and also to again determine who would be on the scorecard […]

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Corey Seager 8-6-13 FP

Future looking bright for Dodgers Baseball America releases Top-10 prospect list - and it's very impressive

There are Dodger fans and then there are Dodger enthusiasts. If you are among the former, you know all about Kershaw, AGon, Puig, Crawford, Ellis and newcomers Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick. If you are among the latter, you know about De Leon, Verdugo, Holmes and Leon – to name only a few. But whether […]

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What’s Next for the Dodgers? Dodgers brass using old-school success with new-school technology to create a new 'Dodger way'

What’s Next for the Dodgers? When I was a youngster enjoying the exploits of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the mid fifties, a CBS television show – The $64,000 Question – was all the rage. At that time whenever we had a puzzling question we would simply say, “That’s the $64,000 question.” It was a great […]

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Caleb Ferguson Beacon FP

Pitching prospect Caleb Ferguson hoping to make Dodgers gamble worthwhile Low draft pick has high hopes with only team willing to give him a chance

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. Right-handers Jeff Bain and Sam Moore were selected by the Dodgers in the final two rounds of the […]

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A look back at the Albuquerque Isotopes – one last time

The Albuquerque Isotopes have been the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate for the past six years but 2014 proved to be the final year of that affiliation – one that will most likely never be renewed. The Isotopes play in the Pacific Southern Division of the Pacific Coast League. In 2014 manager Damon Berryhill saw his squad […]

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