As some of the Dodgers’ top prospects graduate the system, it’s time to check on the next wave.
Walker Buehler, a consensus Dodgers top-two pitching prospect, is heading to Double-A Tulsa, per the Orange County Register.
— O.C. Register (@ocregister) May 2, 2017
Buehler, the Dodgers’ 2015 first round pick, will join Tulsa this week. He’s allowed just two runs and struck out 27 in 16.1 inning with Rancho.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) May 2, 2017
MLB Pipeline ranks Buehler the system’s second best pitcher behind Yadier Alvarez. Buehler came to the Dodgers a seasoned college arm. He was an integral part of the 2014 College World Series champion Vanderbilt Commodores. Buehler was one of three Commodores selected in the 2015 draft (Dansby Swanson, Carson Fulmer).
Buehler had Tommy John surgery after signing with L.A. He didn’t debut until August 2016. Since then, Buehler has flashed surprising potential: He could develop into a top of the rotation power arm.