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.
Pedro Baez (47)
Carlos Frias (28)
Garrett Gould (41)
Jarret Martin (46)
Chris Reed (8)
Andres Santiago (40)
Duke von Schamann (18)
Prediction: 12 of 25 (13, if you count Arruebarrena)
Biggest surprise: Hazelbaker not going to Triple-A
Best prospect: Reed (but not really)
Prediction: 17 of 25
Biggest surprise: No Alex Guerrero, but only because he’s hurt
Best prospect: Pederson
C. Robinson 1B
T. Robinson LF
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.