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2015 Dodgers Top Prospects
Introduction & Eligibility Requirements
Impact Potential: A
The Dodgers didn’t lose any of their top three prospects — Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Julio Urias — to trades or graduations, added a legitimate mid-rotation starter in Grant Holmes and potential center fielder in Alex Verdugo in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLB Draft. They also had guys like Jharel Cotton, Jose De Leon and Julian Leon make huge jumps in the low minors, which helps the overall bottom line.
The Dodgers did lose the likes of Jonathan Martinez, Jesmuel Valentin and Victor Arano, but they also gained guys like Austin Barnes, Adam Liberatore, Shawn Zarraga, as well as other 2014 draftees. I graded the depth as a “C+” last year, so it only stands to get better from additions and some guys taking steps forward. Some guys took a step back (Jacob Scavuzzo, Alex Santana), but the depth is as good as it has been in recent years.
This is the strongest the Dodgers’ farm system has been since the mid-2000s, when it was consistently in the Top 5 of system rankings. Adding to the Big Three with high-ceiling prospects helped the overall grade, and the depth has improved noticeably. I expect the system to remain strong. But if the front office decides to trade from it, they’ll do it intelligently — either trading top prospects for true impact players or trading fringy guys for fringy upgrades. This system should be regarded as a Top 10 system in the game by most publications.