The Dodgers are always viewed as the franchise with deep pockets. And fresh off of signing Trevor Bauer and Justin Turner, that’s certainly understandable. Because of that ability to spend, fans often forget that Los Angeles has one of the best draft strategies and player development pipelines in all of baseball.
The Dodgers farm system has admittedly taken steps back in terms of their rankings this year. That can mostly be attributed to the age of their current talent and the graduation of top prospects. Guys like Gavin Lux, Tony Gonsolin, and Dustin May all exceeded their prospect status and moved on.
In Keith Law’s latest MLB farm system rankings, the Dodgers came in at number 10. Their system is currently highlighted by Josiah Gray, their number 1 prospect. Law notes that Gray and Diego Cartaya can soon end up in the echelon that guys Dustin May and Walker Buehler were once in.
The Dodgers do have a ton of talent as a whole though, despite only having 2 players make MLB’s top 100 list. Recent pickups such as Wilman Diaz and Jesus Galiz could find themselves near the top of the team’s rankings in no time. Los Angeles picked up both of those guys in the International signing period, ranked number 3 and 8 overall.
In terms of their competition, the Padres did manage to sneak their way into the number 7 spot. They were able to do that despite moving a ton of talent to acquire pitching in the offseason. The Dodgers and Padres should be good for quite a while, and you can thank their strong farm systems for that.
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