Staying in tune with the landscape of the Dodgers‘ farm system is sometimes one of the most intriguing parts of following the organization. For every big trade the club makes, it often seems like the strength of the minor league affiliates remains untarnished.
MLB Pipeline earlier this week released its Top 30 team ranking for the Dodgers. Needless to say, there were a few big surprises. However, most of the notable fluctuations occurred in the bottom half of the listing.
Nevertheless, a few of the most prominent changes came in the Top 10, as 21-year-old newcomer Brusdar Graterol emerged as one of the organization’s best five prospects.
Also appearing in the Top 10 for the first time is 18-year-old catcher Diego Cartaya after a very successful campaign in the 2019 Arizona Rookie League.
Towards the bottom of a list is another quartet of teenagers that includes 19-year-old outfielder Andy Pages at No. 14, 17-year-old shortstop Alex De Jesus at No. 23, 19-year-old pitcher Hyun-il Choi at No. 26 and 19-year-old pitcher Jimmy Lewis at No. 27.
Other newcomers to the list include 21-year-old outfielder Luis Rodriguez at No. 10 and 22-year-old pitcher Ryan Pepiot at No. 28. Rodriguez jumps right into the Top 10 after being signed as a free agent out of Venezuela in July of 2019.
The full listings can be found by navigating to the team rankings portion of MLB Pipeline’s website.