Three of the organization’s highest-ranking prospects will be making their Dodger Stadium debuts much sooner than anticipated.
Although Diego Cartaya, Bobby Miller and Miguel Vargas won’t be competing at the major league level, they’ll be representing the Dodgers in the MLB Futures Game on July 16 as part of this year’s All-Star extravaganza.
So far this season, we have already seen 25 different pitchers appear for the Los Angeles Dodgers in some capacity — 26 if you count Hanser Alberto’s outing on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Last year, there were 39 pitchers to throw for the Dodgers, indicating that fans could be in store for even more new faces as the 2022 season progresses.
Through nearly the first month of the 2022 MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves having one of the top records in the majors. To no surprise, that was expected with a team that has so many high caliber players.
Fans who pay close attention to the Dodgers’ farm system know that the last two seasons where like no other in recent history. In 2020, there was no minor league season at all due to the coronavirus, with only a select few prospects eligible to establish a regular schedule at the team’s alternate training site. Last year, just about every possible player who was mature enough and eligible for promotion got a shot in the majors, showing us just how talented — or untalented — the farm system actually is.
For fans of the Dodgers who were able to tune into the first night of MLB’s abbreviated 2020 amateur draft, they weren’t surprised when the club selected one of the best available pitchers with the 29th overall pick—right-hander Bobby Miller out of the University of Louisville.