The Dodgers have a very short history of being one of the best development systems in all of baseball. When new ownership took over a few years ago, their goal was to win now and develop talent for down the road and they have done just that.
Heading into 2021, some things have changed for the Dodgers. They still have the ridiculous development system but have seen quite a few prospects make the jump to the big leagues. That is part of the reason their farm system rankings took a hit this year.
The latest MLB farm system rankings have the Dodgers at number 14. They’ve spent the last few years floating somewhere near the top with so many good players on the horizon. Now that guys like Walker Buehler, Dustin May, Gavin Lux, and Will Smith have graduated, there aren’t a lot of top names left.
The good news is that there are a lot of names that are on the rise. The Dodgers have Michael Busch, Kody Hoese, and Bobby Miller among many more who should be among the top prospects in MLB within a year.
The Dodgers might have fallen to number 14, but there is reason to believe they will be back near the top soon. It’s also worth noting that the San Diego Padres came in at number 6 on this list after being ranked 2nd in 2020.