The Dodgers on Sunday morning recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City after optioning righty swing man Dennis Santana back to OKC.
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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Josh Sborz Gaining Ground as a Reliever
With all the scrutiny that’s been following around the Los Angeles relief crew, there have been plenty of conversations regarding a number of prospects who could conceivably contribute to the Dodgers‘ big league bullpen at some point during the year. On occasion, we’ve offered up quite a few ideas ourselves, specifically converting a few live arms like Dennis Santana or Yadier Alvarez from starters to relievers. However, one recent convert, 24-year-old Josh Sborz, may be closer to the big league level than many think.
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Dodgers Bullpen: Putting Together an All-Prospect, All-Righty Relief Crew
While the Dodgers left the 2017 Winter Meetings with only a consolation prize of a mid-level infield prospect, many fans have taken to social media to express their respective concerns heading into 2018, especially in the area of the bullpen. It took several years for the team to finally find a competent setup man in Brandon Morrow, yet the veteran righty was able to walk away from Los Angeles and land a lucrative deal with the Cubs for the next several seasons. Andrew Friedman and his troops seem fairly confident in the internal relief options heading into 2018 spring training, but questions loom as to whether the impending bullpen will be talented enough to help guide the squad into next season’s playoff picture.
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Dodgers Prospects: A Look Back at the 2017 Tulsa Drillers Starting Rotation
Very rarely is an entire Double-A starting pitching rotation filled with players who have the potential of landing in the big leagues. Yet, the 2017 Tulsa Drillers had that type of talent and much, much more. After the promotion of several key members to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the organization brought in another handful of starters from High-A Rancho Cucamonga—a group who unbelievably may have had more talent than the original starting crew.
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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Yadier Alvarez Finally Beginning to Stir
Now that the regular season is quickly approaching its third week, we’re finding out a bit more on a daily basis about why a handful of players in the Dodgers‘ system mysteriously disappeared from their normal roster statuses during the early phases of the 2017 campaign.
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More Thoughts on the Oklahoma City Opening Day Roster
If anyone took a glance at the Oklahoma City Dodgers roster entry on the team’s official website over the weekend, they would have seen that the number of active players was holding strong at 33, letting the thought linger that a huge personnel shakeup was on the horizon before the season opener against Iowa on April 6.
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Projecting the 2017 Starting Rotation at Oklahoma City
Even though the best available arms at Oklahoma City will undeniably be called upon more than once during the upcoming campaign, if the big league starting rotation of the Dodgers somehow stays relatively healthy for the majority of the season, the projected Triple-A rotation certainly has both the required talent and potential to be among the most elite in recent history.
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Dodgers Prospects: Josh Sborz Rising Quickly
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With all the uncertainty surrounding the middle part of the Dodgers‘ bullpen heading into the 2017 campaign, there’s a trio of young relievers, Jacob Rhame, Joe Broussard and Ralston Cash, who are on the fringes of the big leagues and ready to get the call at any point in time. Yet hidden in the depths of the system at Double-A Tulsa, there’s another by the name of Josh Sborz, who has both the competitiveness and physical talent to climb the organizational ladder quickly and conceivably receive a promotion before the other three.
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