I think it’s silly to rank prospects by a number. Almost everyone has Zach Lee as the Dodgers Number One Prospect. He’s a decent prospect, but I don’t think he’s a number one. Even though he started rather poorly this season, I think Allen Webster may ultimately be better than Lee. How do you rank Corey Seager? I’m going to have to see him some more. And then there’s Yasiel Puig – hardly anyone has seen him. I can’t rank hearsay!
Here is my Dodger TOP 10 Prospects in alphabetical order (that’s the only way I will rank them):
- Alex Castellanos – I believe this guy will be a .280-.290 hitter – he has line-drive ability but not great power – if he makes it, it will be at 2B.
- Tim Federowicz – This guy is WAY ahead of AJ Ellis at the same age – he will hit enough to be a starter… somewhere.
- Garrett Gould – Could be a #3, #4 or #5 – that will depend upon his commitment to fitness – he’s somewhat of a Pillsbury dough-boy.
- Zach Lee – Is he really committed to baseball? Does he have the fire to be the best? I don’t think so.
- Ethan Martin – Still struggling with control, but getting better at times – I don’t see a Greg Miller here – his stuff is #1 Quality.
- Joc Pederson – He could be the best hitting prospect in the system – he needs to jump to AA next year.
- Chris Reed – He can relieve in the majors RIGHT NOW – converting to a starter pushes him back a year – I have no clue if he can do it.
- Corey Seager – He looks to be the real deal – In a year, he might be the #1 Prospect.
- Scott Van Slyke – I think he’s a late-bloomer and will need another year or two, but he’s a guy that can hit 30 HR while batting .240-.250 – that’s what I see.
- Allen Webster – This guy is getting better all the time. I expect to see him in the rotation in 2014 – #2 or 3 is his ceiling.
- Ivan DeJesus, Jr. – Utility player who isn’t as valuable since he doesn’t play SS anymore.
- Jerry Sands – I’ve never been high on him, although he could still make it. I hope I’m wrong.
- Yasil Puig – Who knows. I have no clue right now.
- Blake Smith – Might become a very good hitter – he’s 2-3 years away.
- Shawn Tolleson – I question his toughness, but he has great stuff
- Alfredio Silverio – I am assuming that he can come back from serious injuries – I am not quitting on him.
Leon Landry, Ryan O’ Sullivan, O’Koyea Dickson, Aaron Miller. Chris Withrow, Angel Sanchez, Eric Eadington, Mat Magill and maybe even Chris Withrow all have shots as well -just not as likely as the above players.
Stan Kasten says that “Dodger Pride is Back.”
I say it will be back when Juan Uribe, Adam Kennedy and James Loney no longer wear the Blue.