While the Los Angeles Dodgers were busy winning every game this past week, their minor-leaguers were also having success.
The Dodgers Double-A affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers, may be one of the most exciting teams in the Minor Leagues with top prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias on the roster. Seager is the proposed future shortstop of the Dodges, while Urias is considered the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball.
On Monday, the Dodgers announced that their two prospects were both honored by the Texas League for the past week of games:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 20, 2015
The award is for the entire season to this point because of the Thursday start date. All Seager has done is hit .500 with six extra-base hits (two home runs), 11 RBIs and just four strikeouts in 10 games. He’s also scored nine runs. As for Urias, he’s started two games and yet to allow a run. In 10.2 innings, the teenager is 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.75.
Not to be forgotten, right-hander Mike Bolsinger was also honored for the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers:
Mike Bolsinger is the PCL Pitcher of the Week for April 9-19! He is 2-0 over 11 IP with 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, & 17 K. http://t.co/wY26B6CCM0
— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) April 20, 2015
Bolsinger won both of his starts and struck out 17 hitters in 11 innings of work. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers this winter and he was invited to Major-League camp. After his strong start to the season, some believe that he could be one of the arms considered for a spot start this week for the Dodgers. Don Mattingly mentioned that the team could need a pitcher for Thursday’s matchup with the San Francisco Giants.
With the Dodgers doing well in Los Angeles, it’s a good sign that the farm system is also doing well.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Corey Seager