As strong and as deep as the Dodgers‘ farm system is considered, there are a few spots that may be little light on talent. The middle infield sticks out the most, but the system also lacks a solid third baseman who has both a capable bat and an impressive glove. Sure, there are guys like Edwin Rios and Matt Beaty, but the absence of outstanding defensive ability may be the biggest factor in keeping players like these from thriving at the big league level.
As the first month of the minor league season is quickly coming to a close, we thought it might be a good idea to take a peek at the progress of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Without fail, there are at least a couple prospects every spring making a case for their inclusion on the big league roster. Spring camp is the one time of the year these youngsters have a chance to compete against veteran players at the highest level, despite many of the vets taking the field to polish up mechanics or fix a small tweak here and there.
Even though many of fans in attendance at Camelback Ranch often flock to the main fields to catch the Dodgers‘ primary action, there’s plenty to see on the back fields, including the big leaguers who are moving a bit slowly, as well as the prospects who did not garner invites to the major league side of camp.
For those who follow Cactus League play religiously, you’ll know there’s always at least one or two Dodgers prospects who rise to the occasion, causing management to raise their collective brow and wonder if a certain youngster is ready for the big stage.
Along with our recent flurry of stories surrounding many of the prospects on the Dodgers‘ farm came plenty of conversations from several of our regular readers.
Continuing along the same lines of our recent prospect posts, we thought it would be fun to put together another subjective-type of story during a time when the news surrounding the Dodgers is very quiet.
Continuing along with our winter prospect profiles, we drift back to the outfield, where there is plenty of talent to be found, especially on the lower levels of the farm.