Baseball Prospectus is one of the best baseball prospect publications out there. Their work is tedious, thorough, and well-respected around the game. In fact, you could say it’s invaluable.
Their new prospect handbook is going to be released for print soon, and it’s one of the “must have” books of the season if we’re being honest about it. But, to honor the occasion, their publisher released the Top 101 Prospects list online.
The results are a little interesting as far as the Los Angeles Dodgers are concerned.
According to the released online transcript, the Dodgers have 6 of the Top 101 prospects in baseball. It’s not just that, though. They also have the top prospect overall in Corey Seager, and the sixth best prospect overall in Julio Urias.
Urias comes in rated as the second best overall pitcher only behind the Washington Nationals’ right-hander Lucas Giolito, a prospect who should have not slipped as far as 16th in the 2012 Draft.
Also joining Seager and Urias in the Top 101 were Jose De Leon (#28), Grant Holmes (#40), Yadier Alvarez (#78), and Yusniel Diaz (#91).
It’s interesting to note that four of the six Dodgers on the list are pitchers. That tells you just how stacked they are at that position alone, and it gives the team the added benefit of knowing how well-off they are for the future in their rotation spots.
Even if some of those prospects never pan out as starting pitchers, you can always turn them into valuable relievers. Just ask Wade Davis and Andrew Miller.
Among their NL West compatriots, the San Francisco Giants had zero prospects on the list while the San Diego Padres had three, Arizona Diamondbacks had three as well, and the Colorado Rockies had a staggering seven, but their highest was rated 20th overall.