Dodgers Name Vargas, Choi as Minor League Players of the Year

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon named infielder Miguel Vargas as the 2021 Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Hyun-Il Choi as the 2021 Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year. 

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: How Far Away Is Ryan Pepiot?

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While there’s no doubt Max Scherzer improves the starting pitching rotation of the Los Angeles Dodgers, there are still several questions remaining as the month of August kicks into full gear.

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Top Pitching Prospect Josiah Gray Set for Major League Debut

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Josiah Gray, one of the highly-touted prospects in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system, will be making his
major league debut on Tuesday in the second contest of a four-game set against the division-leading San Francisco Giants, who currently sport the best record in the majors.

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Josiah Gray’s Major League Debut Edging Closer

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Although it remains unclear whether the Los Angeles Dodgers will make any significant player deals before this summer’s MLB trade deadline, the team might see an internal upgrade with the prospective debut of righty pitching prospect Josiah Gray.

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Dodgers Announce Day 3 Draft Selections

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon officially announced their final ten picks from Day 3 of the 2021 MLB draft, several hours before the first pitch of the All-Star Game in Denver.

The Dodgers made 19 picks in this season’s draft, choosing 17 pitchers, one infielder, and one outfielder. Of those 17 pitchers, 11 are right-handed and six are left-handed. Three of those 19 draftees are recent high school grads while the remaining 16 are from the collegiate level.

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Dodgers Announce Selections from Day 2 of 2021 MLB Draft

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The Los Angeles Dodgers early Monday evening officially announced their eight selections from the second day of the 2021 MLB Draft, all of whom are pitchers.

Chosen were Gilman School right-hander Peter Heubeck (3rd round, 101st pick), UCLA right-handed pitcher Nick Nastrini (4th round, 131st pick), University of Connecticut righty Ben Casparius (5th round, 162nd pick), Boston College right-hander Emmet Sheehan (6th round, 192nd pick), Texas Tech righty reliever Ryan Sublette (7th round, 222nd pick), University of Georgia southpaw Ben Harris (8th round, 252nd pick), University of Arkansas lefty Lael Lockhart (9th round, 282nd pick), and St. Mary’s College right-handed pitcher Michael Hobbs (10th round, 312th pick).

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Dodgers Select Lefty Pitcher Maddux Bruns in First Round of 2021 MLB Draft

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With the 29th pick of the first round, the Los Angeles Dodgers chose lefty pitcher Maddux Bruns as their first selection in the 2021 MLB draft on Sunday night in Denver.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Diego Cartaya Making Noise at Low-A Rancho Cucamonga

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While the Dodgers might be slacking in several areas of prospect development, the catching department is certainly not one of them.

Will Smith and Austin Barnes have a stronghold on both the MLB catching spots, causing 21-year-old Keibert Ruiz to take a backseat at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Even though he’s had two tours of duty with the big league squad so far this season, Ruiz has settled in nicely at OKC, already collecting eight homers, 10 doubles, and 21 RBI through his first 29 games.

However, one name that’s often forgotten among the organization’s young catchers is 19-year-old Diego Cartaya. The Venezuela native is frequently overlooked by fans in the shadows of Ruiz. Nevertheless, the fact that Cartaya was selected to the organization’s 60-man player pool last year suggests that he could be a bit more advanced than many think.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Keeping an Eye on Andre Jackson

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One common conversation lately among fans of the Dodgers has revolved around which players in the minor leagues are closest to being ready for the majors. So far, we’ve been able to see a lot of this speculation tested out, as the Los Angeles roster has been changing almost weekly with new faces.

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Keibert Ruiz Amid Hot Streak at Oklahoma City

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After a bit of a rocky start to his 2021 campaign, catcher Keibert Ruiz finds himself amid a torrid offensive streak for the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.

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