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)

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)

J.C. Boscan
Chris O’Brien
Alberto Rosario

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)

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
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Albuquerque Isotopes

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Joc Pederson (By: Dustin Nosler)

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

Griff Erickson (DL)
Tim Federowicz
Miguel Olivo

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

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


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.


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

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Random takeaways from yesterday's media day: 

Hard to say who was happier to be back, Trayvon Robinson or Brian Cavazos-Galvez. The former told me, "I'm home!"

Tim Federowicz is having a harder time this year not showing he's angry about being sent down again, but he's doing his best. 

Zach Lee found out he was an Isotope the day of the last Freeway Series game when De Jon handed him his travel itinerary. 

Red Patterson found out around the same time he was going to be a starting pitcher. 

Miguel Rojas' excellent grasp of the English language has earned him my vote as our future Alex Guerrero translator. 

Zach and Joc Pederson have this media thing down pretty well for being so young. 

Joc earned line of the day for this line about having three experienced outfielders to play with: "It's freaking awesome!"

Damon Berryhill reminds me of Tim Wallach in his laid-back approach. 

Purple Drank
Purple Drank


Purple Drank
Purple Drank


"I don't think there's that much to worry about" re Wilson

Purple Drank
Purple Drank


not plaschke, or hamilton, or clinton

Disgruntled Goat
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@Purple Drank  eh, so he's saying that kersh called it that. which is fine. if my back hurt in that spot, i'd refer to it thus. nbd.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

related: all the home run talk is kinda gross.

Dustin Nosler
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Capitalize the God damned abbreviation, so as to not confuse he who can barely read.

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

somewhere, Kevin Towers can't believe he traded away that white guy who just homered


Both pitchers have a no-hitter in the Barves-Brewers game

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So Russia's about to start WWIII? 


Dusty's internet is very much a thing

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

dustin's terrible mic/connection for the podcast on a human face forever 


@Disgruntled Goat Great, now I have to learn Goatspeak on top of Capspeak?  This is too much


@Disgruntled Goat @Lobo @Catfishin So Goat's don't drink Framboise?  Is that what you're saying?  Because I played the Goat Simulator and I definitely made the Goat drink Framboise


@Disgruntled Goat @Lobo @Catfishin  I believe goat is referring to beer made with fruit. I've had it a couple times before. it's okay I guess. Lobo you might like it. tastes like weird soda.