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Dodgers: Prospect Named Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week

It’s time we get to know the Dodgers’ pitching prospect Ben Holmes. As a matter of fact, Holmes was named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher of the Week last week. Furthermore, if you like prospects; this is a name to write down somewhere and keep track of through next season.

Holmes took home the award last week by throwing five innings of one-hit, shutout baseball and striking out six hitters in his lone outing. Equally important? He is tied for the league lead currently in strikeouts with Houston Astros no. 2 prospect Forrest Whitley. Nonetheless, keeping that kind of company will get you noticed in a hurry within prospect circles.

Holmes is 26-years old and came to the Dodgers from the Miami Marlins organization where he was selected in the 9th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Also, you can take a look at his minor league baseball-reference page here.

Holmes on his Performance in the AFL:

He had this to say about his performance in the Arizona Fall League:

“I mean it’s awesome, it’s just an awesome experience,” Holmes said of his time in the Fall League. “I was kind of stagnant for a while in the other organization [Miami] and the Dodgers gave me kind of a fresh breath of air. Just a new start.”

“One foot at a time,” Holmes said. “Keep my mind where my feet are, don’t get too far ahead, don’t think about the past too much. Just one step forward at a time.”

Moreover, these are awesome quotes. Uniquely, the type you would expect from a mature 26-year old prospect that has had time to gain perspective over a life in baseball.

And let us not forget – a humble left-handed prospect jumped several levels to make an impact for the Dodgers in 2018. His name is Caleb Ferguson.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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