2014 Dodgers Top 50 Prospects: Introduction

Ladies and gentlemen, the state of the Dodgers’ farm system is strong.

*Waits For Applause To Stop*

Well, maybe not throughout the organization, but at least it’s strong at the top. That’s been helped by the fact that since Guggenheim and folks have taken over, the Dodgers haven’t traded any really good prospects without getting a good return. For example, while Nathan Eovaldi (and Scott McGough) was a quality arm, dealing him for Hanley Ramirez was a great deal for the Dodgers.

The team has been able to keep their top prospects thus far under the new ownership, and you need to know about the guys still with the organization. Well, I will be providing the prospects coverage for Dodgers Digest. We even have an entire page dedicated to it.

As for our plans, I’ll get things started with my Top 50 Prospects list, which is live on the landing page linked above. Then, I’ll be releasing scouting reports by the tens until every ranked prospect on my list is accounted for. In addition to those plans, we’ll have even more prospects features to come throughout the year, so stay tuned.

Everything you want to know about the prospects will be linked on the landing page from here on out. And if you check that out right now, you can find my take on the system’s impact potential and depth.

Eligibility

All players who have not reached 50 innings pitched, 130 at-bats in the Major Leagues, and have less than 45 days of pre-Sep. 1 service time are eligible for this list (sorry, Chris Withrow). Ages are the “age” season for the player, i.e. “his age-23 season.”

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He does contracts and depth charts for FanGraphs and is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a one-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, California, and has yet to be shot.