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Dodgers Prospects: Baseball America Releases Updated Organizational Top 30 List

The Dodgers prospect pool has experienced some reshuffling.

Jeter Downs on 5/2/19 (Photo Credit: Tim Rogers, Dodgers Nation)

Baseball America has released the Dodgers’ top 30 prospect list and there are some big-time climbers and some steep declines. The Dodgers are already arguably the best team in the sport and they are armed with a top-five farm system. That’s just unfair — at least for the rest of the league.

For those with subscriptions to Baseball America, here is the link with the top 30 below:

Top 30 Prospects List

For those who do not have Baseball America subscriptions, here is the top 30:

  1. 2B/SS Gavin Lux
  2. RHP Dustin May
  3. C Keibert Ruiz
  4. C/3B Will Smith*
  5. RHP Tony Gonsolin*
  6. 3B Kody Hoese
  7. RHP Josiah Gray
  8. C Diego Cartaya
  9. RHP Dennis Santana
  10. 2B Jeter Downs
  11. 1B/2B Michael Busch
  12. RHP Mitchell White
  13. OF DJ Peters
  14. 3B Cristian Santana
  15. 1B/OF Matt Beaty*
  16. RHP Jordan Sheffield
  17. 1B/3B Edwin Rios*
  18. 2B/3B Devin Mann
  19. 3B Miguel Vargas
  20. RHP Jimmy Lewis
  21. OF Cody Thomas
  22. 2B Alex DeJesus
  23. RHP Edwin Uceta
  24. RHP Michael Grove
  25. 2B/SS Omar Estevez
  26. RHP Gerardo Carrillo
  27. LHP John Rooney
  28. C Connor Wong
  29. SS Jacob Amaya
  30. LHP Robinson Ortiz

* denotes prospects who have registered time on the 25-man roster

Outlook

The Dodgers have a legit dozen prospects or more with potential to be above-average regulars, and the rest have good chances to contribute to the big-league roster one day. They all have hope, and that is a credit to the scouting department in both the draft and the international front.

This list also does not include outfielder Jeren Kendall, former first-round pick of the Dodgers, or RHP Yadier Alvarez, the biggest prize of his international free agency class. You can’t win them all.

Regardless, the Dodgers are in position to get it done for years to come.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. No mention of outfielder/first baseman Zach Reks seems like significant miss by Baseball America. More deserving than Cody Thomas based upon offensive stats.

  2. Totally agree, this guys has been getting hits almost everyday since he first signed a professional contract. Now he added power and is still hitting. Definitely looks like a major league talent in the making. Should be in the top 15-20 prospects in the Dodger system right now.

  3. Another glaring omission from that Top 30 list is 23-year old RHP Andre Jackson who’s quietly having a breakout season of his own this year splitting time between Low-A Great Lakes and High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Like Gonsolin, Jackson’s also a converted OF with a big arm who’s slowly but steadily putting it together on the mound since coming off TJ surgery about two years ago. Really high on this sleeper prospect, too. That said, glad both Kendall and Alvarez finally got bumped out. Those two still have so many glaring holes in their games that I’m shocked they managed to last as long as they did on that list, lol…

  4. Kendall and Alvarez are great examples of you can’t win big unless you gamble. Alvarez has more talent than many pros but from reports an attitude that causes him not to be coachable. Kendall is the often sought after 5 tool player that can’t consistently make contact. Then there are guys like Beaty that are hitting fiends and are drafted in the mid 20th round go figure…It is not a science.
    Proving the trade with the Reds was brilliant they got rid of Puig and his defensive insanity, clubhouse antics, not showing up on time and his inability to hit left-handed pitching.
    So that Verdugo could play and Grey and Downs are in their top 10 prospect list. Very impressive, Oh and Woods has been on the IL list all year.

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