Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 252 – Baseball America Top 10 prospects, Q&A

On this episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared and I are for another year of Dodger fun. I mean, if the Dodgers actually want to do anything fun.

Not much has happened since we podcasted about the big trade with the Reds, so we dive right into Baseball America’s Top 10 Dodgers prospects. Keibert Ruiz claimed the top spot, with Alex Verdugo checking in at No. 2. The rest of the Top 10 is pretty straightforward. There weren’t any glaring omissions. The questionable inclusion was Caleb Ferguson. Not because he’s not worthy, but because he’s not technically a prospect anymore. He has 49 innings pitched (50 is the threshold), but he spent more than 45 days on the active MLB roster before Sept. 1, so he exhausted his rookie status. A minor quibble for sure. The rest of the list has a bunch of familiar names. We’ll be starting our prospect series here in a couple weeks.

We also take a brief look at Minor League Ball’s (RIP) Top 20 prospects from late-November. There are definitely some differences, but it’s good to see a little diversity in the rankings.

We could have talked for hours about prospects, so we cut it there and moved onto a strong Q&A session. Please keep the questions coming.

It sounds like a short episode, but we still managed to squeeze 40+ minutes out of almost nothing happening in the last couple weeks. Here’s hoping the next few are a little more active.

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About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.