Dodgers Prospect Notes: Sheehan continues rise, Miller rebounds, Rushing’s fast start, Cartaya’s near cycle, Frasso debuts, more

Hello and welcome to the Chad version of Prospect Notes, which will definitely happen at least … uh, this once. What does it mean that I’m doing it? Well, honestly, it’ll be shittier, but I still wanted to highlight some prospect performances.

I know, I know, where’s Josh? Well, he’s prioritizing the upcoming addition to his family over this site. Can you believe it?! Seriously though, he’ll still be around, just less often.

Anyway, let’s get to it.

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Emmet Sheehan continues to dominate High-A, lowering his ERA to 3.14 on the year with his latest outing. Of course, it’s not even the ERA that’s impressive, but the 76 strikeouts in 48.2 innings. In 10 games since June 15, he has a 1.13 ERA and the 22-year-old 6th-rounder from the 2021 Draft has to be knocking on the AA door in 2023.

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The Dodgers top pitching prospect Bobby Miller has had a bit of an up-and-down year, as evidenced by the 4.84 ERA in AA even though he’s already 23. There has to be some concern with that, but given the lost season in 2020 and his upper echelon stuff, it’s easy to believe in him. After giving up six runs and getting just four outs last time out, he showed why he’s still highly touted in his latest start.

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With most of the hype going to others in the system, Andy Pages has had a quietly productive age-21 season in AA, putting up a .241/.350/.474/.824 line. He’s maintaining the power and patience, and has plenty of time to adjust further.

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Dalton Rushing was the first pick of the Dodgers in the 2022 Draft, and he looks sharp early, posting a .316/.435/.526/.961 line so far in his pro debut that’s mostly been at A-ball. Below one can see a double, though only barely through what seems like a perpetual fog.

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Diego Cartaya is still in the Dodgers system, and he looks more promising by the day, recently going 3-for-3 with a walk, double, and homer, finishing a triple shy. He’s only 20, but he has a .270/.399/.493/.892 line at High-A and is pretty obviously going to get a taste of advanced pitching in 2023.

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Oh hey, remember that guy the Dodgers traded for from the Blue Jays in what looked like a confusing deal initially? Well, Nick Frasso made his Dodgers debut and showcased the promise that made the Dodgers take a chance.

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Ending things with a play that ended the game, here’s Leonel Valera walking things off in AA. As mentioned in the tweet, he actually struggled in High-A in his age-22 season, posting a .654 OPS in his second shot at it, but has excelled in AA.

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