The Dodgers farm system is still pretty strong, but not as much as it was a couple years ago. Still, there are a lot of quality players, and this is how other outlets ranked the prospects.
Before we get to the others, here’s my Top 10 Dodger prospects from the Top 50 series.
- Josiah Gray
- Michael Busch
- Miguel Vargas
- Diego Cartaya
- Bobby Miller
- Keibert Ruiz
- Clayton Beeter
- Kody Hoese
- Ryan Pepiot
- Andy Pages
You can see the full Top 50 list here.
Composite Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
Editor’s Note: BA = Baseball America, BP = Baseball Prospectus, FG = FanGraphs, FD = Future Dodgers, ESPN = Kiley McDaniel, Law = The Athletic, MLB = MLB Pipeline, PL = Prospects Live
–Wilman Diaz wasn’t signed in time to rank on each list, but would easily have made the Top 15.
To no one’s surprise, Gray checks in as the Dodgers’ top prospect. What’s interesting is that two other players received top rankings from different publications, so while it isn’t surprising, it isn’t unanimous, either. I suspect Miller will be near the top of everyone’s rankings come 2022.
Busch had the most consistent ranking in the Top 10, ranging from 2-4 on all lists. The guy he’ll almost certainly be tied too — Hoese, since they were taken within six picks of each other in 2019 — had a wide range of rankings. The lower-level prospects primed to make a big jump next year — Cartaya, Pages, Diaz — showed nicely. If Pepiot’s Spring Training performance is any indication, he should higher on this list next year. And my boy Vargas is still not getting the respect he deserves.
A couple notes on Baseball America’s rankings: They ranked Edwin Rios at 7, Victor Gonzalez at 15 (FanGraphs had him at 21) and Dennis Santana at 18. None of them are technically prospects anymore, so they were excluded from this list.
Here were some individual rankings that caught my eye:
- Gray No. 6 by PL
- Miller No. 1 by PL
- Ruiz No. 9 by PL
- Cartaya No. 3 by Law
- Hoese No. 18 by Law
- Diaz No. 21 by Law
- Vargas No. 3 by BP
- Carrillo No. 10 by BP
- Pages No. 4 by FG
I’m excited to have Minor League Baseball back, and tracking these guys throughout the summer will give us all a better feel for how good they actually are. And there will almost assuredly be new names on this list next year, be it new draftees, new acquisitions or players who play themselves onto said list.