Dodgers Prospect Watch: A Closer Look at Rancho’s Marshall Kasowski

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With all the attention that’s been placed upon the Dodgers‘ big league pitching staff during the first-half of the season, the conversations surrounding both the bullpen and starting rotation have been endless. Many folks familiar with the team sometimes scan the rosters of the minor league affiliates daily in search of an emerging arm which could potentially contribute at the major league level.

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Dodgers News & Notes: Jansen, Turner, Quakes, Drillers & More

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For those fans who watched Monday night’s contest against Arizona to the bitter end, they saw a little bit of everything from the Dodgers—sketchy starting pitching, some stellar relief pitching, some timely hitting, and another unimpressive appearance from one of the best closer in baseball.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Cristian Santana on the Rise

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As strong and as deep as the Dodgers‘ farm system is considered, there are a few spots, however, which may be little light on talent. Second base sticks out the most, but the system also lacks a solid third baseman who has both a capable bat and an impressive glove. Sure, there are guys like Edwin Rios, Matt Beaty, Rob Segedin and the ever-versatile Kyle Farmer, but the absence of outstanding defensive ability may be the biggest factor in keeping players like these from thriving at the big league level.

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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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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Jeren Kendall on the Rise

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If there’s one area of the Dodgers‘ farm system that’s stocked more plentifully than any other, it’s definitely the outfield. While the organization was once known as a breeding ground for starting pitchers, the number of talented outfielders in the system continues to grow at a very rapid rate. One particular outfielder, Jeren Kendall, might easily be one of the most athletic players in the entire organization, and could climb the ladder quite quickly over the next few seasons.

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Dodgers Prospects: An In-Depth Conversation with Dennis Santana

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For those of you who follow the farm system of the Dodgers closely, you’ll know that the Double-A Tulsa Drillers had one of their best seasons in recent history. Anchored by the Texas League batting champ and MVP Matt Beaty, coupled with some of the best pitchers in the entire organization, the Drillers came up just one game short of bringing home their first league championship in 19 seasons.

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Dodgers Officially Add Walker Buehler to Expanded Roster

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Buehler will wear uniform No. 64.

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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 Prospects: Catching Up with Oklahoma City’s Tim Locastro

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The first time we had the opportunity to talk with Dodgers‘ infield prospect Tim Locastro right around Christmas of last year, he was coming off a season where he hit a combined .285/.341/.389 for High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, mainly splitting his time defensively between shortstop and second base.

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