One of the newest Dodgers players appeared on MLB Pipeline’s top-10 prospect list at second base.
Here's our new Top 10 2B Prospects list, which includes five players with 60+ hit tools (four more than on the first two position lists combined) and six who are on track to see @MLB in 2019: https://t.co/JfHw9EgXtQ pic.twitter.com/BNep5N9rh8
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) January 21, 2019
Our Tim Rogers took a look at the middle infield prospect just after the trade. Tim, being the expert and #prospecthugger that he is, had this to say in his article:
Moreover, as part of MLB dot com’s article, Downs was rated as having one of the best arms of this top-10 class (tied with a 55 grade along with the Padres’ Luis Urias (no relation), and Rays prospect Vidal Brujan).
More on Jeter Downs
Doug Gray of redsminorleagues.com broke down Downs just about a month before the trade went down:
Hitting | Scouts believe that Jeter Downs is going to hit and give him an average to above-average hit tool grade in the future.
Power | His raw power grade comes out as average. His current power is exclusively to the pull side, and you can see that play out in the spray chart above.
Speed | He’s an above-average runner.
Defense | He’s an average defender overall. With that said, he’s a better second baseman than he is a shortstop.
Arm | His arm is above-average and plays well on the infield.
Jeter currently slots in the number 7 spot on the Dodgers Top-30 Prospects list.
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