FanGraphs’ prospect gurus Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen created and adjusted their 2019 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings on ‘The BOARD’, which you can find here.
We Adjusted Several Prospects’ Rankings https://t.co/wXPoml6YcZ
— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) July 15, 2019
There are several changes made that concern the Dodgers and their future:
May is now ranked the ninth-best prospect in the league. May could be amongst September call-ups and may be a rotation fixture as soon as 2020.
Lux is now ranked the eleventh-best prospect in the league. Lux is currently on track to make his debut at the end of this year as he continues to crush Triple-A pitching.
Ruiz is now ranked the 13th-best prospect in the league. He could be useful as a trade chip at the deadline.
Smith is now ranked the 67th-best prospect in the league. He should be the Dodgers’ postseason catcher.
Gray is now ranked the 110th-best prospect in the league.
FanGraphs had this to say about Gray’s development:
Gray’s command has taken a leap. Remember that this is a small college conversion arm who may just be scratching the surface of his talent.
Tony Gonsolin/Jeter Downs
Gonsolin and Downs are ranked on the periphery of the top-125. Gonsolin has already seen the majors whereas Downs is possibly a couple years away.
Cartaya is not near the top-125, but did move up in his future value ranking as assessed by FanGraphs:
Cartaya’s taken to a pro strength and conditioning program and has started to separate himself from other 2018 July 2 signees.
This system is good. Really good. The Dodgers will continue to be good with an already young core mixed in with top-tier prospects like they have.