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Dodgers Prospect Jeter Downs Named in MLB Pipeline Top-10 at Second Base

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 01: An overall view of the spring training game between the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch on March 1, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

One of the newest Dodgers players appeared on MLB Pipeline’s top-10 prospect list at second base.

Sitting just outside the top-5 in the number 6 position is Jeter Downs. Downs, 20, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Cincinnati Reds in the Kyle Farmer trade in December.

Our Tim Rogers took a look at the middle infield prospect just after the trade. Tim, being the expert and #prospecthugger that he is, had this to say in his article:

Downs adds some quality depth to the Dodger middle infielder prospects and, with Gavin Lux, have two of the top ten spots in the organization..

Moreover, as part of MLB dot com’s article, Downs was rated as having one of the best arms of this top-10 class (tied with a 55 grade along with the Padres’ Luis Urias (no relation), and Rays prospect Vidal Brujan).

More on Jeter Downs

Doug Gray of redsminorleagues.com broke down Downs just about a month before the trade went down:

Hitting | Scouts believe that Jeter Downs is going to hit and give him an average to above-average hit tool grade in the future.

Power | His raw power grade comes out as average. His current power is exclusively to the pull side, and you can see that play out in the spray chart above.

Speed | He’s an above-average runner.

Defense | He’s an average defender overall. With that said, he’s a better second baseman than he is a shortstop.

Arm | His arm is above-average and plays well on the infield.

Jeter currently slots in the number 7 spot on the Dodgers Top-30 Prospects list.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

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