Jon Littell: 37th Round Selection 2018

February 13, 2019

I always have a fascination with young players who are selection in the last few rounds of the First-Year Player Draft. Often, they are “take a chance” picks for high school players who most likely will not sign. Two such players that may well have been steals had they signed with the Dodgers after being selected in the last three rounds of the 2018 draft opted to go to college….

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Riley Ottesen and Eric Carter: Two Young Men on a Mission

January 16, 2019

The more we read about minor league ball players, the more we learn about the commitments they make, not just as baseball players, but as young men.   They have all of the challenges in life just as young men who do not pursue an athletic career have, plus they have the near impossible task of navigating a road to MLB littered with speed bumps.   Many, or most, are…

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Dodgers Reportedly Hire Robert Van Scoyoc as Hitting Coach

November 28, 2018

Some eyebrows were raised when news broke that the Dodgers were contemplating hiring 32-year-old Robert Van Scoyoc as their new hitting coach. Perhaps those eyebrows are still raised and locked into position waiting to see how things play out.   One argument expressing doubt is that he has never played major league baseball so perhaps lacks the understanding of hitting at that level. I’m not sure that makes much difference…

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Bryan Warzek: From Privateer Silver and Blue to Dodger Blue

November 21, 2018

The past number of days AC and MT have been on fire. I’m not sure a blog has ever seen such in depth analyses of Dodger needs and possible solutions.  I doubt that AF has as much on the big board in his office. However, I do expect he has some ideas. If not, he should read LADT regularly.   To try to follow in the path blazed by AC…

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