Articles by Dustin Nosler

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 is a FanGraphs' contracts intern and 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.


Ralston Cash has good stuff, but his control needs work. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 30-21

Ahh, the Top 30. The prospects are now legitimate, and some have even already debuted in the major leagues. For the Top 30, I’ve included Overall Future Potential grades and risks. For example, if a guy gets a “50 low,” he’s basically a sure thing to be an average player at his position. If a…

Justin Chigbogu has a ton of power potential, but also a lot of swing-and-miss. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 40-31

The prospects are becoming a little more … prospecty. Here are the players I ranked in the 40-31 range in the Dodgers’ system. The ETAs are getting better, as is the quality of the player. Previous entries in the series: Introduction 100-76 75-51 50-41 Editor’s note: I am not a scout (#notascout). I am an…

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2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jose Dominguez

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MiLB (AAA) 31 33.1 25.8% 11.9% 3.24 3.73 n/a n/a MLB 5 6.1 26.7% 10.0% 11.37 6.61 4.06 -0.1 What happened in 2014: Went to Australia, struggled in limited time, stayed in Triple-A most of the season. As a once-promising relief prospect, Jose Dominguez has struggled to stay…

Kyle Farmer's bat is lagging behind his defense. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2015 Dodgers Top 100 prospects: 50-41

Now, it’s going to get good. We’re into the Top 50 of my 2015 Dodgers’ Top 100 prospects series. The names are getting more familiar, and the talent level is getting better. Previous entries in the series: Introduction 100-76 75-51 Editor’s note: I am not a scout (#notascout). I am an amateur when it comes…

Brandon Dixon is entering a make-or-break season. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 75-51

Here is the second set of rankings in my Top 100 prospect series. The names are getting a little more recognizable, but there are still some “who?” guys in there. Previous entries in the series: Introduction 100-76 If I had to choose a player I’m most excited about on this portion of the list, I’d go with…

James Baldwin is fast, but that's about it. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 100-76

Here is the first set of rankings in my Top 100 prospect series. There are some names people will recognize, but on the whole, there’s a ton of players many do not know. Previous entries in the series: Introduction If I had to choose a player I’m most excited about on this portion of the list,…

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2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: Introduction

This is the introductory offering in my 11-part series about the Dodgers’ Top 100 prospects, ranked by yours truly. This is how things will break down: 100-76: Short write-ups with best tool, 2015 location and estimated time of arrival in the majors 75-51: Same as 100-76 50-41: At least a solid paragraph, with scouting grades, 2015…