Alex Verdugo, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ number two prospect according to MLB.com, has been on an absolute tear in the minors.
Verdugo is currently playing the outfield for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers. He possesses tremendous ability in the outfield and has a strong arm to go along with it.
Just turning 21 years old in May, Verdugo is way ahead of most players at his age. He seems to have officially hit his stride in 2017 over the last few weeks.
Alex Verdugo has gone 49 straight PA without a strike out for the @okc_dodgers and is hitting .405 in his last 12 games.
— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) June 16, 2017
The lack of strikeouts is something that should be looked at. The Dodgers have been striking out more than we have seen in quite some time. A contact hitter could be something that the Dodgers really need.
The numbers that he is putting up are all above his career numbers in the minor leagues, making it seem as though he is nearly ready to take the leap to the major league level sometime soon.