Dodgers Minor League Hitting Coaches

Last week we had a look at the pitching coaches in the Dodgers minor league system. Today we get a glimpse of the hitting coaches down on the farm. Being a hitting coach must be one of the most difficult jobs in all of professional sports simply because hitting a baseball in full flight is the most difficult task in all of professional sports. At what other task in the sports world is a 30 per cent success rate considered to be at the top of the class?

The rationale for hiring a coach is always a bit of a mystery. Is it because of a perceived success with other organizations or perhaps of a perceived understanding of the mechanics and psyche that goes into hitting. Hitting coaches/instructors are often among the group that have not had successful major league careers or even made it to MLB. Perhaps, as with the Dodgers, there seems to be a youth movement among coaches with their minor league affiliates.

Oklahoma City Dodgers – Scott Coolbaugh

Coolbaugh is in his first year as a hitting coach in the Dodgers minor league system. He was given a brief profile on LADT when the OKC Dodgers 2019 coaching staff was announced.

https://ladodgertalk.com/2019/01/23/oklahoma-city-dodgers-coaching-staff-part-1/

Tulsa Drillers – Adam Melhuse

Melhuse was born in Santa Clara, California and attended high school at Lincoln High School in Stockton.

Following his junior year at UCLA, Los Angeles, he was selected by the by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 13th round of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft.

He played seven seasons in the Blue Jays farm system before getting a shot at MLB. In December, 1999 the Dodgers signed him as a minor league free agent. During the 2000 season Melhuse played 52 games split between the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League and the Albuquerque Dukes of the Pacific Coast League. Both teams were then Dodger affiliates. The switch-hinting catcher hit very well at both levels and was called up to the Dodgers in June.

His Dodger career started and ended on June 16, 2000. He stuck out in one pinch hit appearance and on June 17 was traded to the Colorado Rockies for future considerations.

He had to wait until August 24 to get his first MLB hit. This time in a pinch-hitting role against the Atlanta Braves, he singled over the shortstop’s head with the game winning hit.

Melhuse played for parts of eight MLB seasons with stops in Colorado, Texas and Oakland. Most of his career was with the Athletics where he compiled a .251/.307/.435 triple slash over 209 games. During his 311 MLB games he hit 24 home runs along with 98 runs batted in.

On June 17, 2009 he announced his retirement exactly nine years from when he had been traded from the Dodgers to the Rockies.

Following his retirement he served as an advanced scout for the Chicago Cubs and during the 2016 and 2017 seasons he managed the Burlington Bees (Angels) of the Midwest League.

It definitely seems that there are many avenues to follow in the world of coaching, most of whom go unnoticed. Adam Melhuse credits Mind Gym For Athletes which specializes in Mental Training for Athletes with helping him become a more understanding coach. Mind Gym is the brainchild of Bob Fystro who was born and raised in northern Alberta, Canada.

“Getting the chance to work with coach Fystro this winter had me wonder what could have been. As a former Major League Baseball player, there is no doubt in my mind I could have had experienced more success as a player had I been exposed to coach Fystro and his mental skills coaching. In a sport where the games best players are failing 70% of the time, having the mental skills to not let the failure dictate the future is a must. The skills I am acquiring from coach Fystro will now allow me to help the players I coach, and take my coaching to the next level.”

Adam Melhuse begins his second year as a Dodger minor league hitting coach having served in the same role with the OKC Dodgers during the 2018 season.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – Dustin Kelly

Kelly was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from Cuesta College which is a community college in San Luis Obispo County, California.

The native of Santa Maria, California played three seasons in the Red Sox farm system reaching as high as the AA Portland Sea Dogs of the Eastern League. His minor league career ended following the 2006 season.

Since then the 35-year-old Kelly has had an interesting variety of assignments. From 2007-2010 he served as an Assistant Coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His experience and expertise in hitting, infield, and outfield helped the Mustangs reach their first ever Division 1 Regional in 2009.

For the next four years he worked with the staff of Elite Baseball as a hitting coordinator and MLB / MiLB consultant. His role was to oversee the hitting instruction and development of the advanced hitters that train with Elite as well as assisting with MB Land MiLB clients. Elite has facilities at UC Irvine’s Anteater Ballpark and their newest facility in Santa Ana.

Before becoming part of the Dodgers minor league staff in 2018, Kelly had moved on to The Hit Factory in Thousand Oaks, California. The Hit Factory is a 23,000 square foot indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens.

During the 2018 season Kelly served as the hitting coach for the rookie level Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League. For the upcoming season he will serve in the same capacity with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.

Great Lakes Loons – Justin Viele

Viele is a native of Yorba Linda, California, and attended high school at Esperanza High School in neighboring Anaheim. Following his graduation from high school he played four years as a shortstop for the Broncos at Santa Clara University which is located in the southern part of the Bay Area.

During the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, Viele waited a long time to hear his name called, finally being selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 37th round with the 1,119th overall selection.

His minor league career totaled a short two-year stint in the Orioles organization. In 126 games, none above the Class-A level, he hit .211 with a .333 OBP.

Following the 2014 season, he became an assistant coach – at age 24 – with the Frederick Keys, a Class-A affiliate of the Orioles. As a bit of a side note, former Dodger great Wally Moon served as head coach of the Keys during the 1990 and 1991 seasons and led the team to a league championship in 1990.

Viele’s tenure with the Keys lasted but one season, upon which he returned to his Alma Mater at Santa Clara University as an assistant coach. There, he set out a series of private baseball lessons for the players in his charge. Below is but one paragraph from one article.

“I believe there are expectations that a leader needs to discuss with his or her team all the time. “We expect you to give your best effort every day.” “We expect you to check your ego at the door and do whatever you can to help this organization.” The second the expectations get twisted up with personal results is the moment a team becomes a bit more disconnected. My idea of a perfect organization is one where everybody is mindful of the team goal and each person does their best to help the team reach it. Do what is asked of you because in that ideal organization the leader is not going to put you in a position to mess up the group. He or she is there to put you in a position to both succeed personally and help the team success.”

Viele , now just 28, begins his third season in the Dodger organization moving from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2018 to the Great Lakes Loons for the 2019 season.

Ogden Raptors – Seth Connor

Connor was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 41st round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Logan-Rogersville High School in Rogersville, Missouri.

He too has a short minor league career that lasted for four years. In his first year with the GCL Blue Jays Connor began to transition to catching, a position at which he excelled defensively. However, things did not work out for him.

In 187 minor league games spread out over first base, third base and behind the plate he posted a triple slash of .244/.349/.332. In April, 2017 he was released by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats after having missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons.

In 2018 he began a coaching career with the Great Lakes Loons at the age of 26. His first taste of coaching was a pleasant one.

“I really enjoy the Dodgers organization,” said Conner. “It’s a great organization, an historic organization, and I’ve really enjoyed coaching and being around the guys. I didn’t make it to the major leagues as a player, so I like helping others achieve that dream.”

“I really hope the players realize that it goes by fast,” explained Conner. “I was 23 when my playing career stopped. It’s important to realize how much work it takes. You want to have fun, but ultimately it’s all about getting to the big leagues, and not wasting your time in the minors.”

For the 2019 season Connor will serve as the hitting coach with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League.

AZL Dodgers – Jarek Cunningham

Cunningham was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Mount Spokane High School in Mead, Washington.

The Pirates took a bit of a chance with Cunningham as he had missed his entire senior year in the 2008 season because of a knee injury. Doctors originally thought he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, yet when he went in for surgery they found the ACL had reattached itself. He went on to again miss the 2009 season, this time with a torn ACL.

Cunningham did have a seven-year minor league career with the 2015 season being split between the Tulsa Drillers and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. That was his only season in the Dodgers organization.

During his minor league career he posted a slash line of .244/.311/.422. His last season in 2016 was with the Sioux City Explorers of the American Association where he perhaps continued to learn about the importance of patience at the plate.

“As a young guy getting drafted you are always dwelling on your last at-bat, missing pitches and what not, but you just learn to flush it as time goes on,” he said. “You just have to try to not make that same mistake next at-bat.”

Cunningham became a coach in the Dodgers system in 2017 at the age of 27. He now enters his third season as the hitting coach with the AZL Dodgers.

DSL Dodgers – Johermyn Chavez/Sergio Mendez

Chavez is a first year coach with the Dodgers. He was initially signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2005 as a non-drafted free agent. He was later traded to the Seattle Mariners in a trade that brought Brandon League to Seattle. That would be the same Brandon League who later made his way to the Dodgers.

The native of Turmero, Venezuela played nine seasons of minor league ball with affiliates from the Blue Jays, Mariners, Cubs and Royals. During the off-season he played seven seasons of winter ball in Venezuela.

Back in 2011, when Kyle Seager was still a prospect for Seattle, Chavez was listed just behind him. He was tabbed by Baseball America as having the best power and best outfield arm in the system, Chavez had a monster season at the plate in 2010, slugging 32 home runs and 96 RBI runs batted in. That was his best season and he did not get an opportunity to play MLB.

During his seven minor league seasons he posted a slash line of .259/.310/.320 along with 92 home runs and 367 runs batted in over 738 games.

Mendez, born in Rio San Juan in the Dominican Republic, is in his fourth season as a coach with one of the DSL Dodger teams.

He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1992 and played six years of minor league ball. As a catcher, he had his best year in 1996 with the Lynchburg Hillcats, presently an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. He set career highs in runs (42), doubles (18), home runs (11), RBI (43) and walks (15).

His last year of active duty as a player was with the independent league Sioux Falls Canaries in 1998, in which .239.

Mendez was manager of the DSL Nationals from 2005-2007. He went 49-15 in 2007, becoming the first Nationals farm system manager to guide his team to a title. He won Dominican Summer League Manager of the Year honors.

He coached for the Hagerstown Suns in 2009 and GCL Nationals in 2010-2011. Mendez returned to the Dominican Summer League with the DSL Diamondbacks as batting coach in 2012, manager in 2013 and coach again in 2014.

Since then he has managed the DSL Dodgers 1 in 2016 and coached the DSL Dodgers 2 in 2017 and 2018.

This article has 49 Comments

  1. Admittedly, I have never heard of any of these guys with the exception of Scott Coolbaugh and Adam Melhuse. I used to follow Melhuse when he was at UCLA. Much of the time, these coaches act as surrogate family members when times go poorly as happens with slumps. Hitting professional pitching is a lot harder than HS or college pitching. And the pitching obviously gets better as the players climb in the organization. A vast majority of the kids do not make it to the Show so failure happens even more often than we discuss at the ML level, and these coaches need to be their best friend one day and the tough love mentor the next. That is a hard job, and they still have to get them to hit enough to get to the next level.

    Someone like DJ Peters who gets all the accolades for his monstrous HRs, but needs the nurturing to advise that his climb to the ML is going to plateau if he does not harness that swing and start to make more consistent contact. Sometimes, for whatever reason, a player comes to the organization but somehow does not take well to the instruction, and a once high level draft prospect suddenly finds himself on the outside looking in. Mitchell Hansen is the most recent example, but Jeren Kendall may also find himself in that role. From what I have heard, Kendall is taking a different approach this year, which is a good sign. He already has GG capabilities in CF, so if he can find a way to consistently get on base, he could be an AS. This is where the coach needs to get in is ear and get him to listen.

  2. Adding to what AC said: seems our top 2 outfield prospects are Peters and Kendall. Both have talent and both have a lot to work on. Signing Bryce Harper would give them much more time to harness their skills, and lessen the pressure on the Dodgers organization to rush them to the majors. Harper and Bellinger would be 2 corner outfielders who are 23 and 26 years old.

    By signing Harper, it will allow us to trade Joc and Verdugo for more impact prospects (3b maybe?). Our asset accumulation would be the envy of baseball.

    I”m all in now. Get this guy signed, and let’s run continue this run!

    1. All true and agree an outfield of Harper, Pollock, and Bellinger would be awesome. But with Muncy able to play second and Bellinger a true first baseman, there is room for Joc in the outfield if Bellinger is at first.

      I say that not just because I would enjoy watching Joc play for the Dodgers but if the Dodgers are going to trade assets we have to consider that Taylor and Muncy and Verdugo might get a better trade return than Pederson and Verdugo would.

  3. Great perspective AC and great article DC. It’s great that you give the time to give acknowledgement to those than help nurture and develop our future Dodgers. It seems that the Dodgers are fully invested in player development. The organization realized that the difference between being a major league player and a AAAA guy is through mentoring, teaching and anything else they can do to make them comfortable, healthy and confident. It’s tough to get buy in from players and it takes special people to nurture them to a breakthrough.

    Just waiting for the Harper saga to end. I guess the betting line in Vegas has the Dodgers as the favorites now, for what it’s worth.

    I’m happy for the Rockies and Nolan. As much as I would have loved to see Arrenado in blue, I’m happy for the Rockies and Nolan for reaching an extension. It’s good for baseball for teams to keep their stars. But, it’s also good for players to have the freedom to choose the team they want to play for if they’re lucky enough to garner mutual interest.

    With all the talk about “collusion” and “strike” it’s interesting to see the following narrative play out…
    – 3 of the largest contracts in history will be signed this offseason.
    – Small market Padres signed one of the largest contracts ever to grab free agent Manny Machado from a large market club.
    – Medium market Rockies give out one of the largest contracts ever to retain their own.
    – Large market Phillies and Dodgers still competing for the biggest name available on free agency.

    1. The internet and social media in particular have made overreacting much easier and apparent than ever before. Baseball does have labor issues but it’s never good for the sport when those headlines trump news about actual players. Economics is a complicated field, let alone the economics of sports, which not a true free market because of the anti-trust exemption. I know all the sympathy is with players these days, and owners are made out to be to greedy and selfish, but free agents make decisions too. Obviously, if there has been a correction in the price of older free agent players, something needs to be done to balance the earlier salaries of these players. Hopefully all that can wait until the contract is up and we can get back to enjoying the action on the diamond, which remains enjoyable. As for shifts, and pitch clocks, and pitching changes . . . to each her own opinion.

    2. DC

      You might have the hardest job here, because you are not talking about many coaches or players that are well know, so thanks for your time, and the effort you put into every piece you write.

        1. Palmdale

          I know you meant that as the ultimate compliment.

          But isnt it something on how differently Tesla and Edison have been portrayed, in more modern history?

    3. The idea is not to trade the players with the most value.

      You trade the players the least valuable to the team.

      Muncy and Taylor are under team control for three more years.

      Joc is only under team control for two more years, and he is making more money then Taylor and Muncy.

      Joc is not very versatile because he can’t play center anymore and he can’t hit lefties.

      And Joc has never had one break out year like Muncy did last year, and what Taylor did in 2017, and the Dodgers have given Joc four years to try to do that.

      I know you are thinking that this might be a one year thing with Muncy, but he is not costing that much, so why wouldn’t the Dodgers bet on Muncy having another good year?

      After all, Muncy had a year that not many players ever have.

      Joc is the same player he has always been, although he has improved some over the fours years, but that should be expected.

      But if we are only talking numbers, Joc’s numbers have been about the same in the two years, that he put up decent numbers, in the last four years.

      This might be Joc’s highest value, and we know more what we have in Joc, because it has been four years.

      Taylor is far more versatile, because he can play a couple premium positions, and he is the second fastest player on this team.

      Verdugo is an unknown, but he has not ingratiated himself with the Dodgers apparently, or we would still not be talking about Harper today.

    1. One could field a pretty good team with the top 15.

      Verdugo RF (1)
      Ruiz C (2)
      Rios 1B (13)
      Peters LF (11)
      Smith 3B (6)
      Lux SS (4)
      Amaya 2B (12)
      Downs CF (8)

      Bench
      Cartaya C (10)
      Wong C (14)

      Pitchers
      May (2)
      Gonsolin (5)
      Santana (7)
      White (9)
      Grove (15)

    2. I have been a Jacob Amaya fan since the day he was drafted, much like Caleb Ferguson was. He will undoubtedly start back at Great Lakes, but if he continues to improve he should be at RC before July. He is a gifted defensive SS and could stick there if need be. He makes consistent contact. His 17% strikeout rate is more than acceptable with today’s standard, but he can improve with better plate discipline and pitch recognition that will come with experience. However he currently hits the ball on the ground too much, but a little RVS tutelage could fix that. I plan on writing him up often this year.

      While I do like Kasowski quite a bit, he is a one pitch pitcher. He is going to need to better develop a secondary pitch, and he should spend all of 2019 getting comfortable and confident with it. He can throw it by A+ and AA batters, but ML hitters will time his fastball. They all do.

      Interesting to note the drop off by both Yadier Alvarez and Jeren Kendall.

      1. Great stuff. Thank you.

        This organization is beginning to be known for its work with post-TJ college draftees.

    1. Geez–Gonsolin with a 70 splitter grade

      If not Santana, maybe Gonsolin could be our closer of the future

      Or maybe just a top of the rotation starter instead!

      1. A splitter / fastball combo like that reminds me of Clemens. Gonsolin is a big dude too. Keep him in the rotation please!

  4. So I don’t usually care for prospect grades but I do like MLB’s individual tool scores [the traditional 20-80 scale].

    Jeter Downs, for example, who is ranked #8 on the list, has an interesting list of scores:

    Hit–55
    Power–50
    Run–50
    Arm–55
    Field–55
    Overall–50 [why not 55?]

    His profile, therefore, is of a well-rounded but not spectacular prospect, Some things that don’t appear to be factored into the scores are patience at the plate, defensive versatility, & character.

      1. Correct

        They do mention that Downs could develop some more power

        There was a time when the knock on Cody Bellinger was he didn’t hit for enough power

        And there was also a time when Joel Guzman was salivated over by Baseball America for having “light-tower” power

        Doesn’t mean a thing if you can’t do it in game and at the highest level

  5. Both White and Grove with 60/60 Fastball/Slider grades

    Gray not quite there with the Slider but he’s a bit more well-balanced with a 60/55/50 Fastball/Slider/Changeup arsenal

    May just ridiculously balanced with a 65 Fastball, 60 Curveball, 55 Cutter, & 50 Changeup

    1. PD How have the Dodgers player grades worked out in average once they reached the majors do you think?

  6. Last one since nobody’s awake on the West Coast yet

    Bryce Harper, as a prospect, had the following tool grades [according to baseballprospectnation]:

    Hit: 40/50
    Power: 80
    Arm: 70/80
    Fielding: 50/60
    Speed: 50/40

    Yes, that Power grade is 80. For perspective, DJ Peters gets a 60 grade.

  7. Love how giants are trying so desperately to one up the dodgers cause of zaidi lmao, so ridiculous to me! It is going to be like that as long as he’s a giant. This situation needs to end now, getting played out. Don’t think the Dodgers will let them get him. Wdyt??

    1. I think Dodgers more likely to sign Harper than Giants but …

      Will AF let Z overpay for Harper? Absolutely.

      I don’t think Z will overpay, but his owners might. That wouldn’t end well.

    2. It is actually not Zaidi. Apparently Zaidi and Larry Baer (President and CEO) are at odds. Baer wants Harper and Zaidi does not.

      1. To summarize the current situation, nobody can do better than our own Mark Timmons: If he wants to be here, he’s ours.

      2. No, I don’t think Zaidi would choose to overpay, but Baer would. Think AF might let that happen if Harper wanted “stupid money” over the Dodgers

  8. What’s the line?: The greatest trick the devil ever played was making people think he didn’t exist?

    I swear, if Friedman comes out of the woodwork in the last week of the BH negotiations and lands us a prime-age super-star slugger, I will forever kneel at his alter.

    Whether or not it helps us win would be immaterial: he will have done the near-impossible and slow-played the hell out of this scenario and wound up with the best FA of the offseason.

    I know it needs to make sense financially and within the framework of our overall plan, but hot damn would it be a coup.

    “Bryce Signs 10-year Deal with Dodgers” in red lettering on every sports website.

    I’m starting to believe in it.

  9. I don’t think Baer will let us outbid him for Harper. Philly will probably offer the most money but he apparently doesn’t particularly want to play there. His first choice seems to be L.A. but AF will not allow himself to get into a bidding war with the Giants, except to drive up their price. I would be very surprised to see him go 10 years, but, as has already been pointed out, Harper is still very young, so it’s not exactly like the Angels signing of Pujols. Since we’ll probably never actually find out, my guess is that the Phils offer 10/350, the Giants 10/335 and we offer 8/300 with vesting options for years 9 and 10 at around 30 mil per year. I’m guessing he signs with a California team.

    1. I think that would get it done. Boras could claim $37.5M/yr as well as a “10 year deal .” Should meet his (Boras’) ego and pocketbook needs

  10. If a long term contact makes sense to the Dodgers, it will happen. If not, it won’t. And I’m sure AF has a handle on that.

    Here’s hoping that AF finds a way to just make Harper happen.

  11. Dodgers infringing on the re-peter penalty with the dreaded:
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    Pederson, Peters, Peterson OF today.
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    That’s it for me.

  12. I’m sick of waiting. It’s February 27 for heaven’s sake! Pick a team Bryce, just so long as it isn’t the Giants! Screw you Farhan!

  13. It’s all speculation at this point, but there sure are a lot of rumblings about Harper coming to L.A.

    I mean, if this is just where he wants to be and he’s being persistent, we can probably find a way to oblige him.

    FTR, I would give him a 3 year opt-out faster than you could say “highest AAV in history”

    He would know and we would know but the general public wouldn’t. 3y/$350m with us that he only sees $120m of, and we keep our three-year window for winning a world championship.

    1. People are getting sick and tired of this story. Sign or don’t sign. It has gone on too long don’t you think? I agree with your assessment, but let it be over and get the lineup set and make the trades that need to be made. I only hope Muncy stays.

  14. So the Giants are back again making one last pitch to Harper? But Boras was not at the meeting according to the article on mlb.com but also there was this thing happening in North Korea today that might be a good thing 🙂

  15. MJ, actually I’m a little behind on the latest Dodger games, and didn’t notice the Verdugo hits. But quite frankly, I’ve always been high on Verdugo, and don’t really get too moved by ST performances. But still I’d like to have Harper, if the Dodgers are comfortable with the terms. AF is more than a little capable, and knows exactly what line(s) he should or should not cross to get a deal done.

    And if you looked at the lineup that MT posted (I believe in the previous thread), he had Harper in the lineup together with Verdugo, with Bellinger moving to 1st base. If I remember correctly, he was contemplating a trade(s) involving Muncy and/or Pederson.

    1. Brooklyn

      I thought it was funny because both of the players we know more as all or nothing hitters, haven’t done much since their big HRs.

      I know spring training is just that, but if I was someone that wanted to prove that I want to be a more complete hitter, I would be having good at bats, and try to hit some line drives or hit the ball the other way to open some eyes, not trying to hit almost every pitch out.

      Because we already know these players are very capable of hitting pitches out.

      Like you have said, there is nothing wrong with HRs, but most hitters are not in good situations to hit HRs all the time, especially when runners are on base or in scoring position.

      Because pitchers are not going to give hitters many good pitches to hit in these situations.

      I am just going with the flow with all of this, but I still think we need more balance in our line up.

      I have never saw Verdugo play everyday so I can’t make a good judgment about him, but I do value pure hitters, and Mark is pretty convinced, Verdugo is a pure hitter.

      I am not worried about the power, that will come as a guy matures, especially if they want to add that component to their game.

      You should take a look at how many HRs Mookie Betts hit in the minors.

  16. Kind of gotta wonder with Zaida and the Hated Ones doing a second meeting with Harper, how much of a pissing contest he has going on with Freidman. This might be a prelude of years to come, and from what I have heard, Freidman does not like to lose in the front office wars. He is one competitive dude. This might be fun, him and Farhan trading punches.

  17. In the 2/11/19 issue of Sports Illustrated, there are two excellent articles that should be of interest to all baseball fans.
    The first, titled MLB Gig Economy, deals with the changing nature of baseball caused by analytics and its impact on team construction, the youth vs. experience dichotomy, and the impact on free agency.
    The second, titled Nick Francona, deals with activities within the Dodgers system over the past few years which I found to be very disturbing, the Francona’s time with the Mets and Francona’s concerns about the way military personnel were being treated in terms of employment and an equitable share of the proceeds from the events targeted toward current and past military personnel.
    I strongly encourage you to read these articles because I believe they are very enlightening.

  18. Reports are out saying the Dodgers have signed Br…………………………………….,..ad Miller. Nice depth signing, but the other saga continues on.

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