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Reed, Schebler and Lee, Pederson head Lookouts, Isotopes roster

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The Dodgers even have these guys bunt on the back fields. Exhibit A: Casio Grider. (By: Dustin Nosler)

The Dodgers’ Double- and Triple-A affiliates announced their opening day rosters on Monday and Tuesday (respectively). Like the A-ball affiliates, there weren’t many surprises.

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.

Chattanooga Lookouts

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Duke von Schamann (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Pedro Baez (47)
Tyson Brummett
Eric Eadington
Carlos Frias (28)
Juan Gonzalez
Garrett Gould (41)
Jarret Martin (46)
Hector Nelo
Juan Noriega
Chris Reed (8)
Andres Santiago (40)
Craig Stem
Michael Thomas
Duke von Schamann (18)

Catchers
J.C. Boscan
Chris O’Brien
Alberto Rosario

Infielders
Erisbel Arruebarrena (will join the team in 3-4 weeks)
Aaron Bates
O’Koyea Dickson (31)
Osvaldo Martinez
Daniel Mayora
Angelo Songco
Darnell Sweeney (25)

Outfielders
Noel Cuevas (24)
Jon Garcia (37)
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Jeremy Hazelbaker
Scott Schebler (13)

Prediction: 12 of 25 (13, if you count Arruebarrena)

Biggest surprise: Hazelbaker not going to Triple-A

Best prospect: Reed (but not really)

Projected lineup
Sweeney 2B
Cuevas CF
Schebler LF
Dickson 1B
Songco DH
Garcia RF
O’Brien C
Mayora 3B
Martinez SS

Projected rotation
Reed
von Schamann
Santiago
Frias
Gould

Albuquerque Isotopes

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Joc Pederson (By: Dustin Nosler)

Pitchers
Sam Demel
Jose Dominguez (12)
Steve Edlefsen
Stephen Fife
Yimi Garcia (16)
Josh Judy
Zach Lee (3)
Matt Magill (10)
Daniel Moskos
Red Patterson
Steve Smith
Henry Sosa
Justin Souza

Catchers
Griff Erickson (DL)
Tim Federowicz
Miguel Olivo

Infielders
Ryan Adams
Brendan Harris
Walter Ibarra
Clint Robinson
Miguel Rojas
Jamie Romak

Outfielders
Nick Buss
Brian Cavazos-Galvez
Joc Pederson (2)
Trayvon Robinson

Prediction: 17 of 25

Biggest surprise: No Alex Guerrero, but only because he’s hurt

Best prospect: Pederson

Projected lineup
Buss RF
Pederson CF
Cavazos-Galvez DH
C. Robinson 1B
Federowicz C
T. Robinson LF
Romak 3B
Harris 2B
Rojas SS

Projected rotation
Fife
Magill
Lee
Patterson
Sosa

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There isn’t a ton of talent at the Double-A level — the most telling level for any prospect. The guy to watch there is Arruebarrena, but he’s going to spend a few weeks back in extended spring training at the Dodgers’ complex in Glendale.

The Isotopes might have their most talented team in years, with Pederson and Lee (called it) leading the way. Both of these rosters should be pretty fluid with guys coming up and and going down, as well as some getting to the majors.


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.