Dodger Chatter: Meet Marshall Kasowski

June 15, 2018

Right- hander Marshall Kasowski was selected by the Dodgers in the 13th round of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft out of West Texas A&M. The 23-year-old native of Conroe, Texas had transferred to the Division II college after two years with the Division I University of Houston Cougars. His time with the Cougars was limited to  a total of 33 innings over two seasons. Kasowski was injured in a severe…

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Dodger Chatter: The Third Connor

June 3, 2018

Dodger minor league enthusiasts are very familiar with Connor Wong who was selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2017 First-Year player Draft out of the University of Houston. The 22-year-old catcher is now plying his trade with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the  High-A California League. During the current season he has posted a .272/.337/543 triple slash along with 11 home runs and 28 runs batted…

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Dodger Chatter: Connor Joe

May 22, 2018

For many of us who follow the Dodgers minor league players there have been some surprises during the current season. Some of the young players have met our expectations, some are still unexpectedly spinning their wheels looking to take-off for the 2018 season and yet others have unexpectedly caught our attention. One of the surprises, although perhaps not to the Dodgers front office, is Tulsa third baseman Connor Joe who…

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Dodger Chatter: The Other Side of the Coin

April 27, 2018

Most of the talk re: minor league players on Dodger blogs centers around  those players considered to be top prospects .That is about Walker Buehler, Keibert Ruiz, Connor Wong, Dennis Santana, DJ Peters, Alex Verdugo and other highly ranked prospects. They have, for the most part, earned their recognition by their ascension through the ranks and perhaps some by their draft selection placement or signing bonus. I have no problem…

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Dennis Higgins – Voice of the Tulsa Drillers

April 25, 2018

During the past three years four Dodger minor league affiliates have won a league championship. The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes did so in 2015, the Great Lakes Loons in 2016 and the Ogden Raptors in 2017. And, let’s not forget that the 2017 DSL Dodgers won the league title  among themselves. That is,  the DSL Dodgers No. 2 defeated the DSL Dodgers No. 1, 6-4, in the league’s championship game  at…

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Dodger Chatter: Baseball Statistics – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

April 18, 2018

Baseball, among all of the major sports, is the one most closely linked to statistics. There seems to be a stat for just about every circumstance one can imagine. Each year the game becomes more and more saturated with statistics. The use of statistics in the greatest game of all is not new. The practice of keeping records of player achievements was started in the nineteenth century by Henry Chadwick….

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Melvin Jimenez and Edwin Uceta Make 2018 Loons Debut

April 8, 2018

Jimenez, from Santiago in the Dominican Republic, was signed as an international free agent by the Dodgers on December 23, 2015. During the 2016 season he played with the DSL Dodgers making 12 appearances, all of them starts. In six of those starts he pitched five innings and had an additional two appearances of six and four innings respectively. On the season, the right-handed Jimenez posted a 1.47 ERA along…

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Dodger Chatter: Sleeper Alert

April 4, 2018

The minor league rosters have pretty much taken shape and there  are some surprises with the assignments at the various levels. Some players unexpectedly were assigned to higher levels while others return to the same level although their 2017 performance might have suggested otherwise. Still others will participate in extended spring training and the Driveline program. Regrettably, a few have already been inexplicably released, such as right-handers Logan Crouse and…

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Dodger Chatter: Dodgers add Breyvic Valera to 40-man Roster

April 1, 2018

The wheels with the Dodgers front office just never stop turning even on April Fools’ Day. The rumor that the Dodgers would swap outfielder Matt Kemp for Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun would have to logically speaking be an April Fool stunt. Nothing could be gained for the Dodgers in such  a transaction, either in performance or in payroll management. On Sunday, another announcement came across the wires that is now…

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Max Gamboa and Marcus Chiu

March 27, 2018

Max Gamboa What an exciting time of the year!  Spring has arrived, Spring Training is over in a day or two and minor league play starts on April 5.  It doesn’t get much more exciting than this other than at the end of regular season play and teams go into extended season play.  One can only try to imagine what the minor league players in particular are feeling as they…

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