Prospects

Welcome to the Dodgers Digest directory for all of our Dodgers prospect analysis.

All of the prospect rankings, prospect profiles, and other relevant works can be found here. Additionally, any explanations or clarifications of the methodology or process used in our analysis will be included here as well.

We have a lot planned, so check back often.

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2014 Dodgers Top Prospects

Introduction & Eligibility Requirements (Dustin | Chad)

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2014 Dodgers Top 50 Prospects

Dustin Nosler

RankNamePosition
1Corey SeagerSS/3B
2Joc PedersonCF
3Zach LeeRHP
4Julio UriasLHP
5Alex Guerrero2B/SS
6Ross StriplingRHP
7Chris AndersonRHP
8Chris ReedLHP
9Onelki GarciaLHP
10Matt MagillRHP
11Tom WindleLHP
12Jose DominguezRHP
13Scott ScheblerRF/LF
14Jacob ScavuzzoOF
15Alex SantanaOF/3B
16Yimi GarciaRHP
17Cody Bellinger1B
18Duke Von SchamannRHP
19Victor GonzalezLHP
20Zachary BirdRHP
21Jesmuel ValentinSS/2B
22Joey CurlettaRF
23Justin Chigbogu1B
24Noel CuevasCF/LF
25Darnell Sweeney2B/SS
26Scott GriggsRHP
27Jharel CottonRHP
28Carlos FriasRHP
29Michael MedinaLF/RF
30Lucas TiradoSS
31O’Koyea Dickson1B
32Scott BarlowRHP
33Victor AranoRHP
34Jeremy RathjenOF
35Jonathan MartinezRHP
36Cristian GomezSS
37Jon GarciaRF
38Lindsey CaughelRHP
39Bryan MunozRHP
40Andres SantiagoRHP
41Garrett GouldRHP
42Spencer NavinC
43Ralston CashRHP
44Brandon TrinkwonSS/2B
45James BaldwinCF
46Jarret MartinLHP
47Pedro BaezRHP
48J.D. UnderwoodRHP
49Jairo PachecoLHP
50Pratt MaynardC

2014 Dodgers Top 25 Prospects

Chad Moriyama

RankNamePosition
1Julio UriasSP
2Corey SeagerSS
3Joc PedersonCF
4Zach LeeSP
5Chris AndersonSP
6Alex Guerrero2B
7Tom WindleSP
8Onelki GarciaRP
9Ross StriplingSP
10Jose DominguezRP
11Chris ReedRP
12Yimi GarciaRP
13Jacob ScavuzzoLF
14Victor GonzalezSP
15Cody Bellinger1B
16Victor AranoSP
17Zachary BirdSP
18Matt MagillSP
19Pedro BaezRP
20Joey CurlettaRF
21Alex Santana3B
22Scott ScheblerLF
23Jesmuel ValentinSS
24Noel CuevasCF
25Ibandel IsabelLF

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2014 Dodgers Prospects Scouting Reports

Dustin Nosler

No. 1-10
No. 11-20
No. 21-30
No. 31-40
No. 41-50

Chris Anderson – April
Tom Windle – May
Julio Urias – May
Corey Seager – July

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Chad Moriyama

Down On The Farm

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2014 Dodgers Prospects Features

Dustin Nosler

Best Tools

Projected 2017 Lineup
Projected 2017 Pitching Staff

All-Name Team

Midseason Top 25 Prospects Update

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2014 Dodgers Prospects System Grades

Dustin Nosler

Impact Potential: A-

The system is led by three legitimate Top 50 prospects in Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias. They’re backed up by Chris Anderson, Alex Guerrero, Zach Lee, and Ross Stripling.

Depth: C+

As usual, the Dodgers are deep at right-handed pitcher and outfield. However, the lack of quality depth at third base and catcher is disturbing. Seager will eventually make the move, but he’s still a shortstop — a position that’s a little deeper than expected, but those prospects come mostly from the lower minors.

Overall: B-/B

The Dodgers’ farm system continues to improve, despite graduations, and is more top-heavy than it has been in awhile. The system still isn’t what it was in the mid-2000s, but there’s some really, really good talent here.

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Chad Moriyama

Impact Potential: B+

The Dodgers have a top-heavy system with three true potential impact players in Julio Urias, Corey Seager, and Joc Pederson. Chris Anderson slots in a smidge behind the trio because of a lack of experience, but he could be ranked in the same caliber with a solid 2014.

Behind them in the MLB impact category are Zach Lee and Alexander Guerrero, who both project as solid regulars. Tom Windle could get to that level of expectation with a solid 2014, as it’s mainly inexperience holding him back. Ross Stripling would also be close to a sure thing as a regular, but now he needs to bounce-back from season-ending surgery. Finally, lurking in the background are a quintet of potential major-league quality relievers (Onelki Garcia, Jose Dominguez, Chris Reed, Yimi Garcia, Pedro Baez) who figure to be in contention for bullpen roles at some point.

Overall, it’s a top 10 system with the potential to be even better a year from now.

Depth: C

The system has a ton of pitching depth, whether it’s starters or relievers. But the Dodgers lack quality position players almost across the board. While a top-heavy system isn’t a bad thing, it does usually imply a lack of depth, and the Dodgers don’t buck the trend. Aside from the half dozen or so top prospects, the farm is packed with projected relievers, utility infielders, and backup outfielders, along with either extremely inexperienced or raw prospects.

There’s not many advanced prospects in the system, so there’s really only eight or nine players I can realistically project as MLB contributors at the moment, and about half of those are relievers.

I wish I could say differently, but the system depth for the Dodgers is in the 15-20 range, and they’re probably closer to the bottom of it than the top. Whether this grade improves or not in 2014 depends on how the many raw but talented prospects in the lower levels progress.

Overall: B-

There’s a lot of reason for optimism here, as the Dodgers have a system on the rise. There’s a bunch of young talent, both at the top and at the bottom of the top 25, and with the re-emphasis on scouting, draft spending, and international signings, the amount of quality prospects in the system keeps increasing when compared to previous years.

Only a few graduations are expected in 2014, so the system grade could potentially shoot up with solid years from the top prospects and a handful of young guys stepping up. Of course, the system lacks depth for now, and does come with a lot of risk due to the amount of youth and inexperience, so the Dodgers end up falling somewhere in the 10-15 range.