While the Los Angeles Dodgers have put together competitive rosters at the Major League level in recent seasons, their farm system had largely been depleted outside of a select group of elite prospects. Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten expressed a desire, and need, to replenish to the club’s Minor League teams, which president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman also placed an emphasis on.
With the 2015 Draft set to begin Monday, Friedman recently stepped in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage to answer an array of questions ranging from his perspective on the draft to who mentored him. The head of the Dodgers’ front office debunked the notion of this year’s draft lacking talent, as he said though it may not have top-tier players available, the depth is certainly there.
That should bode well for the Dodgers, who have four picks within the top 74 selections; their first pick is No. 24. Friedman also discussed the search for more pitching depth and when he believes the Dodgers may be able to add an arm from outside the organization.
As for the Dodgers focus in the draft? Finding more pitching, because you can never have enough, Friedman said.