There’s a reason why Dodgers fans get so excited by prospects coming up through the system. For almost a decade now, new ownership has made it a goal to have an incredible farm system while also fielding a team capable of winning championships every year. They’ve done just that.
But some of these names that come up through the system have had an enormous impact on the Dodgers big league club. Think guys like Alex Verdugo, Walker Buehler, Cody Bellinger, Gavin Lux, Corey Seager, and many more. They’re one of the best at not only finding that talent, but developing it.
And that could be the case with Ryan Pepiot. The right-handed pitcher out of Butler was scooped up in the 3rd round back in 2019 by the Dodgers. And just a few short seasons in minor league ball have landed Pepiot on MLB’s Top 100 Prospects list. He broke that today when Reid Detmers graduated off of the list.
Pepiot comes in at number 100 with the move. Featuring a really good fastball that sits around 96 mph and an MLB-ready change-up, Pepiot has a good shot of making an impact on this team very soon. He has already racked up 22 strikeouts in 15.2 innings of work at Triple-A Oklahoma City this year and has allowed just 2 earned runs in the process.
If he can keep up the kind of growth that he has maintained since entering the Dodgers organization, he could make an impact as soon as this year. And in a season where Los Angeles could be short on starting pitchers, that could be huge.
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