Dodgers Prospects: Baseball America Releases Updated Organizational Top 30 List
Baseball America has released the Dodgers’ top 30 prospect list and there are some big-time climbers and some steep declines. The Dodgers are already arguably the best team in the sport and they are armed with a top-five farm system. That’s just unfair — at least for the rest of the league.
For those with subscriptions to Baseball America, here is the link with the top 30 below:
This @Dodgers system tho ?
Both players acquired in the Puig trade are now in the Top 10. Gavin Lux continues to rise. Devin Mann and Niko Hulsizer are showing notable power.
Their new top 30: https://t.co/ilWPg0f66t pic.twitter.com/Lf43qXkbZA
— Baseball America (@BaseballAmerica) July 23, 2019
Top 30 Prospects List
For those who do not have Baseball America subscriptions, here is the top 30:
- 2B/SS Gavin Lux
- RHP Dustin May
- C Keibert Ruiz
- C/3B Will Smith*
- RHP Tony Gonsolin*
- 3B Kody Hoese
- RHP Josiah Gray
- C Diego Cartaya
- RHP Dennis Santana
- 2B Jeter Downs
- 1B/2B Michael Busch
- RHP Mitchell White
- OF DJ Peters
- 3B Cristian Santana
- 1B/OF Matt Beaty*
- RHP Jordan Sheffield
- 1B/3B Edwin Rios*
- 2B/3B Devin Mann
- 3B Miguel Vargas
- RHP Jimmy Lewis
- OF Cody Thomas
- 2B Alex DeJesus
- RHP Edwin Uceta
- RHP Michael Grove
- 2B/SS Omar Estevez
- RHP Gerardo Carrillo
- LHP John Rooney
- C Connor Wong
- SS Jacob Amaya
- LHP Robinson Ortiz
* denotes prospects who have registered time on the 25-man roster
The Dodgers have a legit dozen prospects or more with potential to be above-average regulars, and the rest have good chances to contribute to the big-league roster one day. They all have hope, and that is a credit to the scouting department in both the draft and the international front.
This list also does not include outfielder Jeren Kendall, former first-round pick of the Dodgers, or RHP Yadier Alvarez, the biggest prize of his international free agency class. You can’t win them all.
Regardless, the Dodgers are in position to get it done for years to come.
No mention of outfielder/first baseman Zach Reks seems like significant miss by Baseball America. More deserving than Cody Thomas based upon offensive stats.
Totally agree, this guys has been getting hits almost everyday since he first signed a professional contract. Now he added power and is still hitting. Definitely looks like a major league talent in the making. Should be in the top 15-20 prospects in the Dodger system right now.
Another glaring omission from that Top 30 list is 23-year old RHP Andre Jackson who’s quietly having a breakout season of his own this year splitting time between Low-A Great Lakes and High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Like Gonsolin, Jackson’s also a converted OF with a big arm who’s slowly but steadily putting it together on the mound since coming off TJ surgery about two years ago. Really high on this sleeper prospect, too. That said, glad both Kendall and Alvarez finally got bumped out. Those two still have so many glaring holes in their games that I’m shocked they managed to last as long as they did on that list, lol…
Kendall and Alvarez are great examples of you can’t win big unless you gamble. Alvarez has more talent than many pros but from reports an attitude that causes him not to be coachable. Kendall is the often sought after 5 tool player that can’t consistently make contact. Then there are guys like Beaty that are hitting fiends and are drafted in the mid 20th round go figure…It is not a science.
Proving the trade with the Reds was brilliant they got rid of Puig and his defensive insanity, clubhouse antics, not showing up on time and his inability to hit left-handed pitching.
So that Verdugo could play and Grey and Downs are in their top 10 prospect list. Very impressive, Oh and Woods has been on the IL list all year.