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2014 Minor League Review: Arizona League Dodgers



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Euro League

The Dodgers have expanded their scouting efforts to Europe, resulting in a trio of prospects making their debuts with the Arizona affiliate.

Outfielder Federico Celli, from Italy, played just 17 games but made an impact, hitting .343/.439/.400. The 19 year old played three seasons in Italy, including a stint with the country’s 18 and under team, which took him the gold in the European Championship.

A pair of hurlers also made the voyage over the Atlantic to play in the states this summer. Pitchers Sven Schuller and Misja Harcksen from Germany pitched for the Dodgers and held their own in their respective debuts. The Dutch teens pitched mainly out of relief and figure to be ushered along slowly through the system.

Others of Note

Brant Whiting, drafted in the 30th round, put up impressing numbers in limited playing time. In 25 games, he batted .393/.538/.443 with more walks than strikeouts.

MJ Villegas, a 23rd rounder from 2013, made his pro debut this summer and struck out 29 in 23.2 innings. He turned 20 after the season ended and should be ready for a full season assignment in 2015.

Left-hander Wellington Serrano pitched in relief and posted a 1.62 ERA in 15 appearances. He also struck out a batter an inning and surrendered just nine hits.

Outfielder Deivy Castillo showed defense and speed in all three outfield spots. He also stole 10 bases and walked more than 10 percent of the time, but didn’t show much power in his young frame.

Mexican right-hander Carlos Felix, just 18 years old, showed promise on the mound. After pitching a couple innings in the Mexican League last year, the Dodgers brought him on to pitch in Arizona. He showed a mature body with solid stuff and posted a strong 2.93 ERA in 12 games.
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