The Dodgers have such a deep farm system, even without names like Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, and Julio Urias. One player in particular that has been especially good is Will Smith. The catching prospect is number 8 on the Dodgers’ top 30 prospect list, and his numbers in the Arizona Fall League have been off the charts.
Will Smith missed some time in 2017 after he fractured his right hand in his debut with the Tulsa Drillers. He spent most of the season with the single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, where he had a slash line of .232/.355/.448. One might have expected some rust from Smith after missing so many games in 2017, but they’d be wrong.
In 15 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs, Smith has put up a slash line of .346/.417/.519, with one home run and an OPS of .936.
— William Boor (@wboor) November 3, 2017
Here is what he had to say about his success so far in the Arizona Fall League:
I’m just seeing the ball and then putting the barrel on it and hits are falling for me. I’m just trying to keep seeing the ball well and keep putting good swings on it.
Isaac Anderson, Michael Boyle, DJ Peters, Andrew Sopko, Shea Spitzbarth, Matt Beaty, and Yusniel Diaz are the other prospects representing the Dodgers in the Arizona Fall League. Yusniel Diaz (#5 Dodgers prospect) and DJ Peters (#17 Dodgers prospect) are definitely two others to keep an eye on. So far in the A.F.L., Diaz is hitting .281/.344/.386 and Peters is hitting .188/.278/.469.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 9, 2017
It’s going to be very exciting to follow these guys in the Minors and watch them grow. Which Dodgers prospects have you been following? Let us know in the comments below!