The Dodgers have a lot to be excited about for the foreseeable future. Not only is their team constantly in the hunt for a World Series title, but the organization is always building up talent for the long-term as well.
That’s been a goal of the ownership from the moment that they took over. The Guggenheim Group wanted the Dodgers to win now while also making sure they were built to compete in the future. And they’ve done an incredible job of that so far while also making it to 3 World Series in 4 years.
Today, the Dodgers announced their selections for the Branch Rickey Minor League Players of the Year. They selected infielder Miguel Vargas and RHP Hyun-Il Choi. Both guys will be honored before the game tonight at Chavez Ravine.
Vargas impressed the Dodgers this year with a monster 2021 season with the bat. He moved up to the number 6 spot on the prospect list and earned the promotion from High-A Great Lakes to Double-A Tulsa. On the season, Vargas slashed .321/.386/.523 with 16 homeruns after he got the bump to Tulsa.
Choi got his first chance to play a full minor league season with the Dodgers this year. He pitched to a 3.55 ERA and 0.97 WHIP across 106 innings of work while striking out 106 batters.