Dodgers Prospects: Spotlight on Ryan Pepiot; Diego Cartaya, Maddux Bruns Dazzle
The month of March in 2022 started with the baseball lockout with things looking very dim on a full season of Major League Baseball. No matter what, the minor league schedule was going to proceed for all players not on the 40-man roster. The best news is, of course, we will have a baseball season, and a full 162-game one, at that.
With all of that drama out of the way, we can concentrate on the season. Let’s talk about some prospect news for this strange month.
- Diego Cartaya displayed a lot of power over the spring. In one case he took former major leaguer Robbie Erlin deep.
- The trade of left-handed power hitter Luke Raley could provide a smoother path to the major for other left-handed power hitters James Outman and Ryan Noda.
- Did the homerun ball Miguel Vargas hit ever land?
- The Dodgers acquired infielder (and possible pitcher) River Ryan in the Matt Beaty trade.
#Dodgers 2021 first rd pick Maddux Bruns throwing live BP pic.twitter.com/q1jBz5cAey
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 3, 2022
- Bobby Miller, a prospect who might be on the fast track, takes a similar approach to Clayton Kershaw’s approach on the mound.
- When the media was finally let into the minor league camp for the first time they got a glimpse at some of the young pitchers, like Maddux Bruns and Ryan Pepiot.
- Former top prospect, Yadier Alvarez, is back at Spring Training. The upside is still there and we can only hope he begins to fulfill his potential.
- Ryan Pepiot talks about his new five-pitch approach.
- We took a look at pitching prospect, Hyun-il Choi.
- The Dodgers acquired pitching prospect, Tanner Dodson for outfielder Luke Raley.
- Dodgers 2080 got to know under-the-radar relief pitcher, Zack Plunkett.
- 2021 first-round draft pick, Maddux Bruns is making a good impression.
Miguel Vargas absolutely crushed this ball. Wow. pic.twitter.com/XZM872VC9o
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 23, 2022
- On our prospect site, Dodgers 2080 we created a page with all the top 10 prospect lists.
- The Dodgers signed pitcher Jose Adames as a free agent.
- Ty Kelly announced his signing with the Dodgers in an interesting way.
- Before the lockout was solved, there were some excellent matchups between some of the Dodgers’ top prospects.
- Once the lockout ended, the Dodgers announced their initial 2022 Spring Training invitees. Throughout the rest of Spring Training, the Dodgers continued to bring more players into the major league camp.
- The first round of roster cuts included top prospects Eddys Leonard, Jorbit Vivas, Jacob Amaya, and James Outman.
- Ryan Pepiot and Michael Grove were part of the second round of roster cuts.
- Even more cuts, including Andre Jackson, who should get called up again, soon.
- MLB Pipeline updated the top 30 prospects for the Dodgers, led by Diego Cartaya and Bobby Miller.
The month of March is always a great mix of news about the prospects in Spring Training. Next month, we’ll be talking about where players end up playing and some actual games. One question to ask, which prospect will be the first one to make his major league debut in 2022. Of all of the prospects, only Andre Jackson has played in the major leagues.
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