While the concept of a 60-man player pool affords select prospects to participate in some form of baseball activity this year, it still doesn’t replace the level of competition a player would see on the high levels of the farm.
While we’re still not exactly sure how—or if—the 2020 MLB season will play out, because of all the rule changes and roster ramifications, there still could be a handful of new, young players who emerge as key contributors to their respective clubs at some point this year.
When we put together a story about MLB Pipeline‘s new prospect rankings for 2020 a few weeks back, we noted how the list for the Dodgers contained quite a few new faces, specifically a new crop of youngsters that seemingly created yet another exciting wave of farmhands.
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.
While he may not be considered a prospect by some industry standards, 26-year-old Zach Reks is just another example of the strong outfield depth of the Dodgers, as he continues to impress with his bat almost every opportunity he is given.
It seems like every spring there are at least one or two prospects who capitalize on their opportunities during Cactus League play, perhaps showing fans of the Dodgers what might lie in store several years down the road.