While the big league Dodgers are busy trying to hammer out their latest bullpen issues, let’s take a look at what went down on the farm last week.
Plenty has been happening with the minor league affiliates of the Dodgers, and we’re here each week to bring you all the developments.
Before the airwaves become overloaded with trade deadline news, let’s take a quick look at last week’s highlights from the Dodgers farm system.
While many fans of the Dodgers are immersed in what the big-league ballclub is up to these days, this weekly installment will focus on what the Blue Crew currently have cookin’ down in their minor-league system. From the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers all the way down to their Arizona League affiliate at the instructional level, this will be the first official installment of hopefully many more to come which will provide as much in-depth coverage as possible regarding the Dodgers’ more notable prospects as well as some not so easily well-known—at least not yet, anyway. So let’s get this properly started off, shall we?
As a prelude to the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, many devout fans and knowledgeable baseball pundits managed to catch a glimpse of several potential All-Star players in this year’s Futures Game this past Sunday. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent two of their top prospects in outfielder Yusniel Diaz (ranked 4th in their system) and catcher Keibert Ruiz (ranked 2nd) to represent the club this year, both playing for the World Team due to their international backgrounds.
Nothing like the July non-waiver trade deadline to get baseball-minded folks excited in terms of what their favorite team’s main priorities should be. For the past few weeks, many analysts and experts have stated that perennial All-Star shortstop and current franchise-face of the Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado is the player the Dodgers currently have their sights set on to upgrade their roster. However, it’s probably not close to the best available move.