While some players in the Dodgers system like Diego Cartaya, Miguel Vargas and Bobby Miller have been stealing the latest prospect spotlight for the upcoming Futures Game, Michael Busch has been chugging along in the shadows, climbing his way to the top of the prospect totem pole.
There’s no question that Ryan Noda is one of the primary reasons Triple-A Oklahoma City currently sits atop the Pacific Coast League East division with a 7-4 record.
Entering Sunday’s game against El Paso, the lefty-hitting Noda is slashing a highly impressive .371/.500/.743 (13-for-35) with four homers and nine RBI. For those horrible at math, that calculates to a ridiculous 1.243 OPS.
As the big-league club continues to put the finishing touches on its 2022 Opening Day roster, the minor league affiliates are following suit.
The Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers announced on Sunday that 24-year-old righty Ryan Pepiot will take the mound at home on Tuesday night against the Albuquerque Isotopes at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Broadcaster Alex Freedman also reported that 25-year-old right-hander Andre Jackson will start Thursday’s game, but he gave no indication who might start the second game on Wednesday night.
After taking two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Los Angeles Dodgers are enjoying an off day before they head out on an NL West road trip to Arizona and San Diego.Continue reading “Dodgers Off Day News and Notes: Cleavinger, Santana, Ravelo, More”
For those of you who like to follow what’s happening with the minor league affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers, you no doubt have caught a glimpse of what 29-year-old Rangel Ravelo has been doing at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
I can’t speak for all baseball fans out there, but I think I’m quite accurate in saying that most of them are welcoming the return of minor league baseball with open arms. Minor league play is important on so many different levels. Not only is it an economical venue for some folks who may not otherwise be able to attend an MLB game, but it is also critical for the development of younger players.
If you were able to catch my column on Sunday, you would have seen my projections for the 2020 starting rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City. The main goal of the story—as with most of my prospect posts—is to examine the organizational depth of the Dodgers at all levels of their farm.