Although it has not been announced by the team, the Dodgers appear to be adding to their minor league depth. Los Angeles is known to be high on pitching prospects, and they went after another one this week.
Cole Percival in the son of former Angels’ closer Troy Percival. Troy is the Angels’ all-time leader in saves with 316 through 10 years with the team. The Dodgers appear to have scooped up his son out of the University of California in Riverside.
— UC RiversideBaseball (@UCR_Baseball) September 16, 2020
Cole pitched pretty decently in what would turn out to be a very shortened 2020 college season. Across 24 innings of work, he pitched to a 3.38 earned run average and tallied 19 strikeouts against 8 walks. The Dodgers will slot him into a farm system that thrives on building up young pitching.
Super excited to announce that today I signed my first professional contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers! The last two years have been full of uncertainty for me, between missing a year and the disappointing decision by UCR to consider dissolving the athletic program. I can’t thank everyone enough who have helped me get to this position, to all my family, my friends, and my amazing girlfriend. Can’t thank my teammates and coaches at UCR enough, this season would have been amazing. There’s no team like the ‘Ders. Beyond excited to head to a world class organization and continue to develop further! Excited to stay in blue!
From Cole’s Instagram post about being signed.
Up Next for the Dodgers
After increasing their lead in the NL West over the Padres to 4 games, the Dodgers will look to add on tonight. They play three more games against the Rockies before heading back home to take on the Oakland A’s.