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Baseball America: 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects

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TOP 10 PROSPECTS

1. Joc Pederson, of
2. Corey Seager, ss
3. Julio Urias, lhp
4. Zach Lee, rhp
5. Chris Anderson, rhp
6. Chris Withrow, rhp
7. Alexander Guerrero, 2b
8. Chris Reed, lhp
9. Onelki Garcia, lhp
10. Ross Stripling, rhp

Their most recent big-ticket international signing—Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, who signed for four years and $28 million—went against the grain, as teams had several opportunities to evaluate him at showcases in the Dominican Republic and came away skeptical of his chances to be an everyday player.

The Dodgers have four more prospects at the top of their farm system who have separated themselves from the pack. The organization has more outfielders than spots to put them all, and that’s before considering that No. 1 prospect Joc Pederson should be ready at some point in 2014. Corey Seager, a shortstop and likely future third baseman, showed a polished hitting approach and a sweet swing in his first full season at age 19. Pederson and Seager both have star potential.

Julio Urias, purchased from the Mexico City Red Devils in 2012, pitched effectively in the low Class A Midwest League as a 16-year-old, and opposing scouts thought he could have handled even more advanced hitters. Zach Lee pitched well in Double-A and could contribute in 2014, with mid-rotation starter upside.

Repoz Posted: December 03, 2013 at 06:21 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric Ferguson Posted: December 03, 2013 at 10:11 AM (#4609354)
From the 2010 BA Dodgers Top 10 Prospects write-up:

PROJECTED 2014 LINEUP
Catcher: Dioner Navarro
First Base: James Loney
Second Base: Ivan DeJesus Jr.
Third Base: Pedro Baez
Shortstop: Dee Gordon
Left Field: Jerry Sands
Center Field: Matt Kemp
Right Field: Andre Ethier
No. 1 Starter: Clayton Kershaw
No. 2 Starter: Zach Lee
No. 3 Starter: Chad Billingsley
No. 4 Starter: Rubby de la Rosa
No. 5 Starter: Chris Withrow
Closer: Jonathan Broxton
   2. Russ Posted: December 03, 2013 at 10:33 AM (#4609378)
The Pirates project 2014 lineup from Jan 2011 is not that bad. The pitching staff, on the other hand...

Catcher Tony Sanchez
First Base Andrew Lambo
Second Base Neil Walker
Third Base Pedro Alvarez

Shortstop Chase d'Arnaud
Left Field Andrew McCutchen
Center Field Starling Marte

Right Field Jose Tabata
No. 1 Starter Jameson Taillon
No. 2 Starter James McDonald
No. 3 Starter Luis Heredia
No. 4 Starter Bryan Morris
No. 5 Starter Rudy Owens
Closer Stetson Allie

   3. hee came hee seop'd he choi'd Posted: December 03, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4609555)
first time the dodgers have had highly ranked position players in the top spots since Andy Laroche and Joel Guzman

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