2017 in Review: Recalling the Potent Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Offense

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For those of you who check out our content daily, you’ll know that we do our best to drift down to the Dodgers‘ farm occasionally and provide coverage of one of the most elite systems in minor league baseball. A few weeks ago, we took a look at the historic starting pitching rotation of the 2017 Double-A Tulsa Drillers. Today, we dip down one more level and reflect on the high-powered, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga offense from this past season.

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A Quick Glance at the Dodgers’ Organizational Depth at Catcher

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While there aren’t an overwhelming number of trade rumors surrounding the Dodgers as this winter’s hot stove approaches, there has been a bit of conjecture regarding catcher Yasmani Grandal and whether or not he’ll last the entire season in Los Angeles.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Matt Beaty, DJ Peters, Walker Buehler & Keibert Ruiz

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It’s that time of the year again — the point when all of those who follow the Dodgers farm system can sit back and watch the best prospects in the organization deservedly reel in the many end-of-season awards from their respective leagues across the minors.

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Dodgers Honor Walker Buehler & Keibert Ruiz as Minor League Players of the Year

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon named right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler as the Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year and catcher Keibert Ruiz as the Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Verdugo, Rios, Ruiz, Fernandez & More

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In this edition of our weekly minor league highlight feature, we take a look at the hot-hitting Edwin Rios and Alex Verdugo of Triple-A Oklahoma City, stop by Double-A Tulsa for a glance at Henry Ramos and Jose Miguel Fernandez, and check the progress of Keibert Ruiz who was just promoted to High-A Rancho Cucamonga not long ago.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Keibert Ruiz, Dustin May Quietly Leading Loons

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It’s not all that often that we dip down to the Low-A ranks during our weekly prospect watch column, however, in this installment we thought it would be fitting mainly because of the countdown to the 2017 Midwest League All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday at Dow Diamond, home to the Great Lakes Loons.

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Dodgers Prospects: A Quick Look at Keibert Ruiz

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Up until a few years ago, the catching talent over the entirety of the Dodgers‘ farm system may have been considered downright barren. However, after acquiring Austin Barnes via trade in December of 2014, and selecting the highly regarded Will Smith in the first round of the 2016 draft, the organization took a big step towards being adequately stocked. Yet the catcher who could have perhaps the highest ceiling in the whole system, Keibert Ruiz, is still flying under the radar in terms of his reputation among the fan base.

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