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.
If you’re one of those fans who follows the minor league scene very closely, you’ll know that Sunday marks one of the biggest annual events for the best prospects around baseball—the MLB Futures Game.
As the first month of the minor league season is quickly coming to a close, we thought it might be a good idea to take a peek at the progress of the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers.
Many people close to the Dodgers were thrown for a loop not long ago when third base coach Chris Woodward packed his bags for Texas and hitting coach Turner Ward headed eastbound to Cincy, leaving Los Angeles in a scenario where the club needed to fill two critical coaching spots.
Long before the 2018 starting rotation picture began to sort itself out, many folks close to the Dodgers believed that Hyun-Jin Ryu was embarking upon a potentially career-best season, just in time for him to successfully test the free agent market during the coming winter months. Through the end of April of this year, the 31-year-old southpaw had posted a 3-0 record with a 2.12 ERA, a 0.867 WHIP and an outrageous 10.9 K/9, at least by his own standards. Before the emergence of Ross Stripling, and with staff ace Clayton Kershaw fighting off several different ailments, Ryu was leading the charge of the entire Los Angeles pitching staff.