Dodgers’ A-ball affiliates announce 25-man rosters

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Justin Chigbogu figures to hit many home runs in a pitcher-friendly Midwest League. (By: Dustin Nosler)

The Dodgers’ Low-A and High-A affiliates announced their 2014 rosters on Monday. There were a few surprises on each squad, but nothing totally unexpected.

I did my best to project these rosters last week, and didn’t fare as well as I did last year. My Top 50 rankings are in parenthesis.

Great Lakes Loons

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Brandon Trinkwon (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Victor Arano (33)
James Baune
Zachary Bird (20)
James Campbell
Luis Chirinos
Greg Harris
Michael Johnson
Brandon Martinez
Jonathan Martinez (35)
Jack McGeary
Mark Pope
Jacob Rhame
Francisco Villa

Catchers
Kyle Farmer
Webster Rivas

Infielders
Justin Chigbogu (23)
Paul Hoenecke
Delvis Morales
Dillon Moyer
Brandon Trinkwon (44)
Jesmuel Valentin (21)

Outfielders
Joey Curletta (22)
Malcolm Holland
Alex Santana (15)
Jacob Scavuzzo (14)

Prediction: 12 of 25 (48 percent)

Biggest surprise: Bird repeating the level, Santana as an outfielder

Best prospect: Scavuzzo

Projected lineup
Trinkwon SS
Valentin 2B
Scavuzzo CF
Chigbogu 1B
Curletta RF
Hoenecke 3B
Farmer C
Santana LF
Holland DH

Projected rotation
Bird
Martinez
Arano
Pope
Villa

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

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Julio Urias (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Chris Anderson (7)
Geoff Brown
Freddie Cabrera
Lindsey Caughel (38)
Daniel Coulombe
Owen Jones
Francisco Martinez
Luis Meza
Rob Rogers
Matt Shelton
Blake Smith
Julio Urias (4)
Tom Windle (11)

Catchers
Pratt Maynard (50)
Jose Capellan

Infielders
Brandon Dixon
Chris Jacobs
Adam Law
Tyler Ogle
Steven Proscia
Corey Seager (1)
Scott Wingo

Outfielders
James Baldwin (45)
Robbie Garvey
James McDonald
Jeremy Rathjen (34)

Prediction: 15 of 25

Biggest surprise: Jacobs repeating the level, McDonald listed as outfielder

Best prospect: Seager

Projected lineup
Law 2B
Baldwin CF
Seager SS
Ogle 1B
Jacobs DH
Maynard C
Rathjen RF
Dixon 3B
Garvey LF

Projected rotation
Anderson
Caughel
Windle
Urias
Martinez

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The Quakes are absolutely loaded to start the season, while the Loons have some quality lower-level prospects who could take a big step forward this season. The Lookouts have announced their roster, but I’ll include the with the Isotopes, which have yet to announce their roster.

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 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 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.