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Dodgers Land 2 New Prospects in the Rule 5 Draft

LA adds some more depth in the minor leagues.



The Dodgers lost a bunch of talent in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, that’s the bad news. But the good news is that they were also able to get a few good names that were available from other teams. In even better news, they were taken in the minor league round, so they do not need to be added to the 40-man roster.

The Dodgers took catcher Ryan January from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round of the Triple-A phase. January was an eight-round draft pick of the D-Backs back in 2016 out of San Jacinto College in Houston. He slashed .255/.386/.406 in 32 games during the 2019 season.

In the second round, the Dodgers selected outfielder Roimer Bolivar from the Tampa Bay Rays. Bolivar slashed 323/.471/.903 in his third professional season with the Rays playing in the Dominican Sumer League. At 21 years of age, Bolivar offers the greatest potential of the two picks for Los Angeles. 

Teams that make picks during the minor league portion of the draft are required to pay out $12,000 per pick. That means that the Dodgers had to pay out just $24,000 in exchange for making these picks. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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