There’s no question when it comes to the Dodgers farm system they are among the leagues best. As the Dodgers ride the wave of being one of the top teams in the league the future remains bright, but a familiar name of a top Dodgers prospect is set to hit free agency in the minor leagues.
Yadier Alvarez will be remembered among Dodgers fans as a pitcher with such high hopes that the Dodgers once invested $32 million on the right hander. This came at the hands of Alvarez being named to the 2017 Minor League All-Star team.
Since then, Alvarez battled injuries and other off-field issues and is major league career never truly panned out. Instead Alvarez remained in the Dodgers farm system for the next six seasons and now headlines a list of top minor league free agents.
More Dodgers minor league transactions from yesterday, lots of guys electing free agency. Lots of notable guys on the list, but here’s a few that stand out to me:
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— Josh Thomas (@jokeylocomotive) November 11, 2022
Over the course of six seasons, Alvarez appeared in 82 games and pitched 239.0 innings. In that span. Alvarez has a career 4.29 ERA with a 12-14 record.
Alvarez has shown glimpses of what he could be but he remains a major “what-if” in the Dodgers organization. It remains to be seen whether the Dodgers minor league teams will bring him back and whether or not he’ll have another shot to make the major leagues.
Fortunately for the 26 year old pitcher, he still has plenty of time left in his career to prove his worth and whether or not it’s within the Dodgers organization you can’t help but root for him. The Dodgers need pitching help after the year of injuries and maybe one day Alvarez can be the answer.
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