Grant Holmes, one of the newcomers on the 2015 rankings, was selected No. 22 overall by the Dodgers in the 2014 draft and impressed with the Arizona Rookie League and Ogden. In 48.1 combined innings pitched, Holmes recorded 58 strikeouts and issued just 13 walks.
Jose De Leon amassed a 7-0 record and 2.22 ERA in split time with Ogden (10 games, eight starts) and Low-A Great Lakes (four starts). Alex Verdugo, the Dodgers’ second round pick in the 2014 draft, got his feet wet in the Arizona Rookie League and with Ogden. In 216 plate appearances over 54 games, he hit a combined .353/.421/.511 with 41 RBIs.
Schebler is another prospect who swung the bat well as he hit over 25 home runs for a second consecutive season. He managed to lower his total number of strikeouts from 140 in 2013 to 110 in 2014, however Schebler declined in RBIs, batting average and slugging percentage.
While the names on the list of rankings have changed, it’s evident with the Dodgers’ farm system is headed in the right direction.
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