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 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.


Johan Mieses. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2016 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 40-31

Here we go with the next set of prospects. We’re getting to the guys who might actually have a decent chance of seeing the big leagues one day. There are international signings (low- and high-priced), over-slot draftees and a couple of later-round draftees in this group of 10. Previous entries in the series: Introduction 100-76…

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Searching for the 2016 Dodgers’ leadoff hitter

With Howie Kendrick back (almost), the Dodgers’ roster is pretty well set, aside from your multiple-time-a-year Andre Ethier and/or Carl Crawford trade rumor. There is a question about the lineup, though: Who’s going to hit leadoff? It’s an interesting question. There isn’t a clear-cut leadoff hitter on the roster right now. Joc Pederson is the prototype…

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Dodgers add three prospects, one vet to NRI list

The Dodgers initially announced there would be 16 players who would be at camp via the non-roster invite. I recapped that last week. Now, they’ve added four more. Brandon Beachy, who was re-signed to a major-league deal on Jan. 6. Apparently, he was (quietly) placed on waivers and made it through. The Dodgers outrighted him…

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Dodgers bring back Howie Kendrick on team-friendly deal

Something that was brought up this morning by Ken Rosenthal (and Mike wrote about it) now looks like it’s happening. Sources: #Dodgers, Kendrick in agreement on two-year contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Yes, the Dodgers are bringing Howie Kendrick back, and they’re getting a hell of a deal: 2 years,…

Pablo Fernandez. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2016 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 50-41

Now we’re getting into the thick of the list. Some of the names here should be familiar, but there are going to be some “who?” responses. There are some sleepers here, too. 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 to…