Los Angeles Dodgers fan have been hearing about prospects Corey Seager and Julio Urias for a while now, and how much potential they have.
Now that many of Major League Baseball’s top prospects are in the Major Leagues now, ESPN’s Keith Law has put together a new list of his top prospects at the midway point of the 2015 season. The Dodgers farm system was well represented, with Seager being named baseball’s top overall prospect:
1. Corey Seager, SS/3B
Age: 21 | B/T: L/R | Height: 6-3 | Weight: 190
Currently at: Triple-A (Oklahoma City)
Seager just turned 21 in late April and has already reached Triple-A, continuing to perform across the board at the plate even though he hasn’t fully come into his power. The Dodgers have started to play Seager a little at third base, as that’s his ultimate position, but even with his range limitations due to his size, he’d still be an overall upgrade for them at shortstop right now thanks to his bat.
The 21-year-old is batting .287/.341/.470 with eight home runs, 33 RBIs and 19 walks over 63 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Along with Seager, two other Dodgers also made ESPN’s list.
Number four overall is 18-year-old southpaw Julio Urias. The Mexico native is currently recovering from left eye surgery after making seven starts this season with Double-A Tulsa. Urias is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and owns a 46-to-nine strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The last Dodger to appear on the list is Jose De Leon at Number 20. The right-hander began the season with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and was largely dominant through seven starts before getting promoted to Double-A. He is currently 2-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 51.1 innings at Tulsa.
It’s unlikely that any of these prospects sees the Majors this season, but it’s possible. Cuban prospect Hector Olivera is also another prospect that we can expect to see in the Majors this season.