Dodger Middle Infield Prospect Upgrade

August 4, 2018

What a difference a couple of years makes when it comes to middle infield prospects for the LAD.  Prior to the 2015 amateur draft, there was one regular SS (Jimmie Rollins), one regular 2B (Howie Kendrick), one utility (Kike’ Hernandez), and one prospect (Corey Seager) at SS.  Chase Utley was added later in the year.  There really was no other prospect.  In the 2015 draft, Gasparino’s crew selected:   Willie…

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Dodger Chatter: Dodgers Pick Off John Rooney

July 31, 2018

Left-hander John Rooney made his third appearance of the 2018 season on Monday night, the first in the Class A Midwest League. Rooney was a bit surprisingly selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. The 6’5”/235-pound native of Melrose, New York attended  Hoosie Valley High School in Schaghticoke where he posted a 35-0 win-loss record. That is not a typo. Following graduation he…

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Dodger Chatter: 2018 Amateur Draft

July 7, 2018

Much disappointment has been expressed because the Dodgers couldn’t sign their first round selection this year.  High school right-hander J.T. Ginn chose to attend Mississippi State University and perhaps enter the draft again in 2020 after his sophomore year. I was 100 percent sure that the Dodgers had a commitment that he would sign or else why would they select him with their first overall selection when some very good…

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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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DODGERS ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS FROM SECOND DAY OF 2018 DRAFT

June 5, 2018

DODGERS ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS FROM SECOND DAY OF 2018 DRAFT With the final two picks on Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft, the Dodgers picked up senior outfielder Josh McClain from North Carolina State University in the ninth round and junior infielder Deacon Liput from University of Florida in the 10th round. Both McClain and Liput were selected by Los Angeles in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft in the 14th…

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DODGERS ANNOUNCE SELECTIONS FROM FIRST DAY OF 2018 DRAFT

June 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced their first two selections in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, picking Brandon High School (MS) right-handed pitcher J.T. Ginn with their first pick (30th overall) and West Virginia University right-handed pitcher Michael Grove with their second selection in the second round (68th overall). This season, Ginn appeared in eight games (seven starts), going 5-1 with a 0.36 ERA (2 ER/39.1 IP)…

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2018 MLB Amateur Draft Preview for Dodgers By AC/DC

June 4, 2018

2018 MLB Amateur Draft Preview for Dodgers By Always Compete The 2018 MLB Amateur Draft begins on Monday June 4, and continues through Wednesday June 6.  Rounds 1 and 2 will be completed on Monday; Rounds 3-10 will be completed on Tuesday; Rounds 11-40 will be completed on Wednesday.  If you believe the organization has multiple good but not great prospects, this year’s draft does not figure to turn things…

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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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Just Another Middle Infield Prospect – Errol Robinson

August 5, 2017

Last Monday when the Dodgers acquired Yu Darvish, Tony Watson, and Tony Cingrani, the Dodgers traded four players from their top 30 prospect list; Willie Calhoun, Brendon Davis, AJ Alexy, and Oneil Cruz.  That opened the door for four new members of the Dodgers top 30.  Jacob Rhame returned to the top 30 and #is now listed at #28.  Three new members of the top 30 are: #27         Cristian Santana…

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ANDREW FRIEDMAN and HIS 3-YEAR PLAN

July 18, 2017

Make no mistake…this IS Andrew Friedman’s team.  This is not to take anything away from the immense talents of Farhan Zaidi, Josh Byrnes, Alex Anthopoulos, Gabe Kapler, or Billy Gasparino.  They help put Friedman’s vision into motion.  The Dodgers caught a lot of flak from fans because of the high FO cost.  But these are all outstanding baseball people, and why is it a problem having superior FO talent?  It…

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