LADF to host youth baseball/softball clinic at MLB Youth Academy

WHAT: The LA Dodgers Foundation will host a youth baseball and softball clinic, and Dodger Day presented by ARCO for Dodgers RBI players tomorrow at the MLB Youth Academy in Compton. WHO:  Trayce Thompson, Dodger Outfielder Dennis Powell, Dodger Alumni Billy Ashley, Dodger Alumni Kenny Landreaux, Dodger Alumni WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 […]

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17-year-old Melvin Jimenez makes Loons debut, collects win

The Dodgers minor league development plan has gained a bit of a reputation for moving young players along quickly and challenging them at the next level. That philosophy was on full display on Thursday evening when the Great Lakes Loons visited the Cedar Rapids Kernels. Twenty-year-old Imani Abdullah started for the Loons and was limited […]

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Dodgers first rounder Jeren Kendall is ‘on go’ Former Commodore goes 3-for-3 in professional debut with Raptors

The Dodgers, a bit surprisingly, selected outfielder Jeren Kendall in the first round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft. The surprising part was that early in the most recent college season, Kendall was projected in most mock drafts to go among the top five selections, often projected as first overall. His draft stock fluctuated up […]

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There’s your run, Kersh

For those old enough to remember, it was a phrase that was coined in the mid-sixties and one that was said only half jokingly: “There’s your run, Sandy.” The Sandy is, of course, Dodgers Hall of Fame left-hander Sandy Koufax and the run was the one run of support generally needed to guarantee a win […]

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Keibert Ruiz is the real deal Dodgers 18-year-old catching prospect quickly living up to the hype

Chances are that one week ago most Dodger fans living outside of Midland, Michigan – population 41,957 and home to the Dodgers Low Single-A affiliate Great Lakes Loons – had never heard the name Keibert Ruiz (pronounced “Kay-bear). Chances also are that after Monday night’s exciting come-from-behind 4-3 walk-off win by the Dodgers Advanced Single-A affiliate […]

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Buehler likely to see majors before seeing first major league camp

Dodger fans who follow this site regularly are well aware that we have been closely following Dodgers right-handed pitching prospect Walker Buehler since the Dodgers selected the (then) 20-year-old Lexington, Kentucky native in the first round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Vanderbilt University. What made Buehler’s selection noteworthy at the time […]

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Bellinger puts Home Run Derby myth to rest

We’ve been hearing it for decades: “Participating in the Home Run Derby ruins a batter’s swing.” And while there have certainly been instances where known sluggers went on to struggle after participating in the annual testosterone-filled exhibition that most baseball fans absolutely love, for the greater majority of the participants such a claim is what […]

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Dodgers minor league catchers mystery solved – for now

It was a head-scratcher for a few days but the mystery behind the movement of several catchers within the Dodgers minor league system has been solved. Unfortunately, the news is not all good. Last Sunday the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes announced that top ranked Dodgers catching prospect Will Smith had been promoted to the Double-A Tulsa […]

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Grandal walk sets stage for Yasiel Puig

There is absolutely no disputing that Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was the hero in Friday night’s exciting and extremely intense 6-4 Dodgers win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. After all, it was his 412-foot three-run blast with two outs in the top of the ninth inning with the Dodgers down to their […]

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Quakes have not one, but two new catchers Dodgers top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz promoted from Great Lakes Loons

  *  *  *  UPDATED: July 15, 2017  *  *  * Dodger fans who simply could not go two days without baseball after the 2017 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday were fortunate enough to have the franchise’s Advanced Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to lean on. And those that did witnessed some interesting player movements over […]

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