Kyle Farmer Among 4 Dodgers Named To 2015 Arizona Fall League Roster
The 2015 Arizona Fall League rosters were announced Tuesday, with Brandon Dixon, Kyle Farmer, Jacob Scavuzzo and Brandon Trinkwon slated to join the Glendale Desert Dogs. Four Dodgers pitchers are expected to be named to the Desert Dodgers roster at a later date.
Glendal will be managed by High-A Rancho Cucamonga manager Bill Haselman. For Farmer, a catcher selected by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2013 Draft, it adds to a year that included him participating in the 2015 Futures Game.
Farmer began the season with the Quakes, where he hit .337/.396/.515 with one home run, 14 doubles and 27 RBIs over 44 games. He was promoted to Double-A Tulsa in late April and appeared in five games with the Drillers before being sent back to the Quakes.
Farmer re-joined Tulsa in June, where he remained for good and batted 276/.318/.394 with 25 doubles and 33 RBIs in 69 games. Combined this season the catcher hit .300/.349/.441. Dixon also began the season with the Quakes before being promoted to Double-A.
Over 45 games in the California League, the infielder hit .299/.358/.575. Dixon’s success at the plate dropped with moving up a level, but on the season he holds steady at a combined .260/.300/.440.
Fellow infielder Trinkwon took the same path as Farmer and Dixon, opening the year with the Quakes before joining the Drillers. And like Dixon, Trinkwon didn’t have the same success with the bat after the promotion. His slash line dropped from .312/.396/.408 (70 games with Quakes) to .232/.326/.311 (51 games with Drillers).
Scavuzzo played 58 games with Low-A Great Lakes, where he hit .263/.292/.427 with five home runs, 14 doubles, three triples and 20 RBIs. In 56 games with the Quakes, the 21-year-old outfielder is batting .305/.362/.557 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.
Last season Corey Seager headlined a group of Dodgers prospects in the Arizona Fall League that included Matt Magill, Scott Schebler, Mike Smith, Darnell Sweeney and Mike Thomas.
The Desert Dodgers roster is consisted of players from the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. AFL begins play on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Suprised Scott Schebler wasn’t named.