Prior to Gavin Lux’s season-ending ACL injury last week, the outfield was one of the most talked about departments as far as big-league roster spots go for the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, with Chris Taylor seemingly scheduled to see significantly more playing time in the infield, it could perhaps open the door for several dark horses to see action in the outfield at the beginning of the season.
Completing the trifecta of star outfield prospects, our next player profile brings us to 19-year-old Jake Vogel, who was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third round of the 2020 MLB draft out of Huntington Beach High School.
Coming off the absence of a whole season, the minor league picture for some clubs may look a bit murky heading into 2021. Many teams are hoping there are minimal delays with regards to the spring training camps, as another year filled with postponements or cancellations could seemingly throw a wrench into an entire farm system.
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.