Dodgers Prospects: An In-Depth Conversation with Dennis Santana

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For those of you who follow the farm system of the Dodgers closely, you’ll know that the Double-A Tulsa Drillers had one of their best seasons in recent history. Anchored by the Texas League batting champ and MVP Matt Beaty, coupled with some of the best pitchers in the entire organization, the Drillers came up just one game short of bringing home their first league championship in 19 seasons.

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Drillers Set Sights on Texas League Championship

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For those of you who have been fully entrenched in the big league scene of the Dodgers and unable to catch any of the latest minor league action, we have some good news for you—the Double-A Tulsa Drillers are only one game away from securing their first Texas League Championship since 1998.

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Tulsa’s Matt Beaty Wins Texas League Batting Title

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Just days after being named the league’s Most Valuable Player, corner infield prospect Matt Beaty continued to rake in the accolades for the Dodgers‘ farm system by winning the Texas League batting title once all the dust settled on the regular season schedule.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Matt Beaty, DJ Peters, Walker Buehler & Keibert Ruiz

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It’s that time of the year again — the point when all of those who follow the Dodgers farm system can sit back and watch the best prospects in the organization deservedly reel in the many end-of-season awards from their respective leagues across the minors.

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Dodgers Prospects: Does Wilmer Font Deserve a Big League Spot Start?

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With arguably three of the club’s best starting arms currently on the shelf, it’s difficult to believe that the Dodgers still continue to perform at a tremendous rate of success. And despite a nightmarish impromptu start from young righty Brock Stewart against the Pirates on Tuesday evening, the powerful Los Angeles bats lived up to their high profile billing, guiding the squad to its 89th victory of the year. What a shame it is, though, that the offense was unable to muster just a single run in support of Rich Hill‘s spectacular pitching exhibition on Wednesday night.

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Dodgers Honor Walker Buehler & Keibert Ruiz as Minor League Players of the Year

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon named right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler as the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year and catcher Keibert Ruiz as the Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year.

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Dodgers Send Jacob Rhame to Mets, Claim Jordan Jankowski from Astros

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon claimed right-handed pitcher Jordan Jankowski from the Houston Astros and sent right-hander Jacob Rhame to the Mets to complete the Curtis Granderson trade.

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Dodgers Prospects: Catching Up with Oklahoma City’s Tim Locastro

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The first time we had the opportunity to talk with Dodgers‘ infield prospect Tim Locastro right around Christmas of last year, he was coming off a season where he hit a combined .285/.341/.389 for High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, mainly splitting his time defensively between shortstop and second base.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Rios, Locastro, Ramos, Buehler & More

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In  this latest installment of our weekly Dodgers prospect watch feature, we decided to take a look at a handful of youngsters who were able to earn promotions across at least one level of the farm system this season. And, coincidentally enough, by some standards, all five are not terribly far away from making their respective big league debuts.

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Dodgers Roster: Let’s Talk a Little More About Alex Verdugo

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Amid a rough point of offensive woes, every time Joc Pederson begins to drift into the doghouse of the Dodgers fan base, he seemingly does just enough to slide back into good graces for just a little while longer. Wednesday night was no different, as Pederson and right fielder Yasiel Puig were the offensive catalysts in what turned out to be a 3-2 victory in the middle contest of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

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