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Roster predictions for Dodgers’ minor-league affiliates

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Zach Lee, future Isotope. (By: Dustin Nosler)

Predicting minor-league rosters is a crap shoot — especially at the lower levels. I’ve done my best to see which players could at least begin the 2014 at which level.

There’s a lot more talent on some of these teams than there has been in years past (thank you Logan White, Bob Engle and Co.). Each level has players to watch on the mound and in the batter’s box. These rosters likely won’t resemble my predictions (or the actual roster) come the end of the season, but if you’re within viewing range of any of these teams, expect to see at least some of the players listed below at these respective levels.

Low-A Great Lakes Loons

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Jacob Scavuzzo (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Victor Arano
Victor Araujo
Scott Barlow
James Baune
Jordan Hershiser
Kyle Hooper
Michael Johnson
Jonathan Martinez
Jacob Rhame
Rob Rogers
Thomas Taylor
Francisco Villa

PlayerPosition
Brandon Trinkwon2B
Jesmuel ValentinSS
Joey CurlettaRF
Justin Chigbogu1B
Alex Santana3B
Kyle FarmerC
Jacob ScavuzzoCF
Jesus ValdezDH
Pat StoverLF

Catchers
Austin Cowen
Kyle Farmer
Eric Smith

Infielders
Zach Babitt
Justin Chigbogu
Alex Santana
Brandon Trinkwon
Jesus Valdez
Jesmuel Valentin

Outfielders
Joey Curletta
Jacob Scavuzzo
Pat Stover
Henry Yates


High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

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Adam Law (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Chris Anderson
Crayton Bare
Geoff Brown
Zachary Bird
Ralston Cash
Lindsey Caughel
Jharel Cotton
Scott Griggs
Luis Meza
Blake Smith
Julio Urias
Tom Windle

PlayerPosition
James BaldwinCF
Adam Law3B
Corey SeagerSS
Tyler Ogle1B
Aaron MillerDH
Jeremy RathjenRF
Jan VazquezC
Scott Wingo2B
Malcolm HollandLF

Catchers
Jose Capellan
Tyler Ogle
Jan Vazquez

Infielders
Paul Hoenecke
Adam Law
James McDonald
Corey Seager
Kevin Taylor
Scott Wingo

Outfielders
James Baldwin
Malcolm Holland
Aaron Miller
Jeremy Rathjen


Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts

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Erisbel Arruebarrena (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Daniel Coulombe
Eric Eadington
Carlos Frias
Garrett Gould
Joel Lima
Jarret Martin
Jon Michael Redding
Chris Reed
Raydel Sanchez
Andres Santiago
Craig Stem
Duke von Schamann

PlayerPosition
Darnell Sweeney2B
Noel CuevasCF
Scott ScheblerLF
O’Koyea Dickson1B
Bobby CoyleDH
Jon GarciaRF
Pratt MaynardC
Erisbel ArruebarrenaSS
Brandon Dixon3B

Catchers
Pratt Maynard
Griff Erickson

Infielders
Erisbel Arruebarrena
O’Koyea Dickson
Brandon Dixon
Chris Jacobs
Angelo Songco
Darnell Sweeney

Outfielders
Bobby Coyle
Noel Cuevas
Jon Garcia
Casio Grider
Scott Schebler


Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes

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Jose Dominguez (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Pedro Baez
Sam Demel
Jose Dominguez
Stephen Fife
Yimi Garcia
Zach Lee
Matt Magill
Daniel Moskos
Hector Nelo
Red Patterson
Michael Thomas
Chris Withrow

PlayerPosition
Chili BussRF
Joc PedersonCF
Tim FederowiczC
Clint Robinson1B
Brian Cavazos-GalvezDH
Alex Guerrero2B
Trayvon RobinsonLF
Osvaldo Martinez3B
Miguel RojasSS

Catchers
J.C. Boscan
Tim Federowicz

Infielders
Alex Guerrero
Brendan Harris
Osvaldo Martinez
Clint Robinson
Miguel Rojas
J.T. Wise

Outfielders
Mike Baxter
Chili Buss
Brian Cavazos-Galvez
Joc Pederson
Trayvon Robinson

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The Loons have a lot of low-level talent, even if some of the pitchers don’t end up there quite yet. Scavuzzo and Arano (if he makes it) are the ones to really watch.

The Quakes are infinitely more talented than last season, as they’ll boast four of my Top 11 prospects to begin the season (Seager, Urias, Anderson, Windle).

The Lookouts should have the Dodgers’ most recent international signee and some interesting pitchers. I assume Arruebarrena will get promoted to Triple-A shortly after Guerrero is recalled to the Dodgers.

The Isotopes stand to have more talent than in most years. I know Chris Jackson doesn’t think Lee will go to Albuquerque, I don’t see a point to bringing him back to Chattanooga. Plus, pitching in the pitcher’s hell that is the Pacific Coast League could help Lee refine his approach and try to get more grounders — something that could help him going forward.


About

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 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 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.