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Midwest League Top Dodger Prospects

Midwest League Top Dodger Prospects

Webster, De La Rosa & Sands

Baseball America just named the TOP 20 Prospects in the Midwest League.

The Dodgers had the most prospects in the Top 20 with three.

Interestingly, Allen Webster was rated 11th while Rubby DeLa Rosa was 15th and Jerry Sands was 18th.

11. Allen Webster, rhp, Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
15. Rubby de la Rosa, rhp, Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)
18. Jerry Sands, 1b/of, Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers)

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7 Responses to “Midwest League Top Dodger Prospects”

  1. AnewBlueDay/Roger Dodger says:

    Gee, I sure wish that some minor league pitcher was starting tonight rather than Mr. Hittable.

  2. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    I haven’t seen Midwest league top 20 in Baseball America yet, but it’s interesting that they would rate Webster over De La Rosa. I posted what follows in an earlier thread on this site. Seems a contradiction that RDLR is reputed to be our best pitching prospect, but rates behind Webster in the Midwest league.

    By the way, Baseball America had this to say about some of our top prospects:

    BEST PLAYER: Dee Gordon. “The Dodgers keep challenging shortstop Dee Gordon–who has jumped from Rookie ball to Double-A in three seasons–and he keeps rising to the challenge. This summer the 22-year-old hit .280/.332/.359 at Chattanooga while stealing a league-leading 50 bases.
    After spending most of his amateur days as a basketball player, Gordon is still learning in the field. He made 37 errors in 127 games, though some of those were a product of his tremendous range. The Dodgers would like to see him become more consistent in the field and more disciplined at the plate: His average dropped 97 points from April to June.”

    BEST PITCHER: Rubby de la Rosa. “Hard throwing Rubby de la Rosa lit up the radar gun at Chattanooga, reportedly hitting 102 mph in a game at Carolina. But the numbers the Dodgers are most interested in are 7-1 and 2.39, his record and ERA in a 2010 season split between the Midwest and Southern leagues.
    The pencil-thin, 6-foot-1, 170 pound righthander was especially tough after being promoted to Double-A and becoming a full-time starter. The 21-year-old held opponents to a .203 average and just one homer in his first 46 innings at Chattanooga, working seven innings in each of his last six starts.”

    They suggest keeping an eye on Jarry Sands. “A 25th-round pick in the 2008 draft, Jerry Sands has emerged as the Dodgers top power prospect after hitting .303/.400/.596 while splitting time between the Midwest and Southern leagues. Sands also banged an organization-best 34 homers, tied for second in the minor leagues, and drove in 90 runs. De Jon Watson, the Dodgers’ assistant general manager for player development, calls the 22-year old a ‘blue collar baseball rat who’s going to play in the big leagues someday.’
    Sands who will head ot the Arizona Fall League, played all three outfield positions as well as first base this season and showed enough speed to steal 18 bases in 20 tries.”

  3. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    In referring to Jerry Sands, Steve Dilbeck states “He’s headed to the Arizona Fall League to learn to play third base.”

    I know that Sands played some third not too long ago, but I’m not sure that it was in more than a single game. This is the first I hear that he will be learning to play third in the AFL. Since the instructional league has already started, I would think that he would have been sent there to get a head start. Actually, if he has the tools to play 3B, it makes all the sense in the world given the paucity of minor league talent that the Dodgers currently have at that position.

  4. AnewBlueDay/Roger Dodger says:

    Just tuned in; 0-5.

    Ely is not a major league pitcher. Someone tell Ned. But this is about as good a pitcher he can find, with the $$$ limitation placed on him (BY THE OWNER/S).

    Maybe the guys can come back and win this game.

  5. Bobby says:

    actually losing one of these final 3 would likely ensure us a top 15 draft pick, which we won’t have to surrender if we sign a type A free agent.

    i know. i know. i still had to say it.

  6. Ken says:

    Torre facing reality of final season as a loser. Maybe the relief pitchers will finally be safe when Torre goes home.

  7. Ken says:

    News Flash – Torre hired as new Dodgers Assistant General Manager, Scouting.


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