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Yimi Garcia Is King Of Fastball Spin

You probably know that I write for MLB.com and specifically about Statcast, and so earlier this month I put together some visuals about how spin and velocity correlate. For the most part, they don’t; Chris Young & Dellin Betances have the same spin rate on their fastballs, but there’s a velocity difference of about a…

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Corey Seager’s projection: Greatness

No, this isn’t a post about Corey Seager and his projected move to third base. He is the Dodgers’ starting shortstop, and should be for the foreseeable future. With that comes some lofty projections. That’ll happen after he hit .337/.425/.561 in his first 113 plate appearances. He might be the rare player who does better…

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2016 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: No. 75-51

There should be some more recognizable names in this batch of prospects — including some 2015 draftees. Any one of these guys could bust out and be in the Top 30 come next season. Equally as likely, they all flame out and miss the Top 100 all together next year. Previous entries in the series: Introduction…

Rob Rogers. Photo by: Dustin Nosler
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2016 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 It’s hard to be genuinely excited about guys in the back 25 of a Top 100 list,…

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2016 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: Couple sentences with best tool, 2016 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, 2016 location…