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Prospect Q&A: Dodgers outfielder Pages

No. 69 overall prospect reflects on season, video game prowess
@Gerard_Gilberto
September 15, 2022

Nearly five years since he signed with the Dodgers, Andy Pages seems to be the next in a line of excellent Cuban prospects to climb the Minor League ladder. The 21-year-old has an innate ability to find gaps and hit the ball over the fence, and he’s done just that

Drillers Tie Franchise Home Run Record in 11-7 Win

Ward connects on 28th homer; Avelino plates four runs at Frisco
September 6, 2022

FRISCO, TX – The Tulsa Drillers began their final road trip of the regular season with an early 11:05 a.m. start on Tuesday against the Frisco RoughRiders at Riders Field. The series holds playoff implications for the RoughRiders as they began the series with a two-game lead over second place

Oklahoma City's Miller mows 'em down

No. 2 Dodgers prospect tallies career-high 14 strikeouts
@MavalloneMiLB
September 2, 2022

Bobby Miller makes a point of telling himself to "stay where his feet are" while not looking into the future. His feet on Thursday were firmly planted on the mound at Dell Diamond, where baseball's No. 27 overall prospect put together one of the best pitching performances of the season.

Outman gives new meaning to 'bi-cycle'

No. 13 Dodgers prospect tallies second cycle in four games
@MavalloneMiLB
August 31, 2022

Triple-A Oklahoma City won't go another 11 years between cycles. In fact, it didn't even go one week. James Outman saw to that ... again. In a season that is shaping up to be magical, the No. 13 Dodgers prospect hit for the cycle for the second time in four

Garcia cranks three roundtrippers for Quakes

Dodgers prospect plates six in first career multihomer game
August 20, 2022

If there were an offensive performance worthy of a curtain call, Yunior Garcia certainly cleared the bar during Rancho Cucamonga’s 12-8 victory over Modesto on Friday. Five hits, three of which were home runs. Six RBIs. Four runs scored. Garcia delivered the textbook definition of what a manager envisions when

The Road to The Show™: Dodgers catcher Cartaya

No. 12 overall prospect at full strength, showing elite potential
@Gerard_Gilberto
August 16, 2022

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. Here's a look at top Dodgers prospect Diego Cartaya. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. As a Venezuelan catcher in the Dodgers system, Diego

Ramos homers twice in one frame for Loons

Dodgers No. 14 prospect plates professional-best seven runs
July 13, 2022

There are less than 20 MLB players from Panama, but on Tuesday, Jose Ramos showed why he may be the next Major Leaguer to come out of his country. The No. 14 Dodgers prospect homered twice in one inning and finished 3-for-5 with a career-high seven RBIs in High-A Great

Drillers Take Opener from Wichita; Heaney Impressive

Valera finished 2-3, extended hitting streak to nine straight games
June 14, 2022

TULSA, OK – The Tulsa Drillers opened an important seven-game series with Wichita on Tuesday night at ONEOK Field, and they had a major league pitcher on the mound. Former Oklahoma State Cowboy and current Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Andrew Heaney made an injury rehabilitation start for the Drillers. Heaney

Quakes' Quiroz clobbers three home runs

Dodgers prospect collects six RBIs, four hits in career-high effort
@MavalloneMiLB
June 12, 2022

Nelson Quiroz enjoyed hitting his first homer in nearly three years so much he decided to do it again. And then again. The Dodgers prospect went deep three times during his four-hit, six-RBI performance as Single-A Rancho Cucamonga rolled past Stockton, 15-3, on Sunday afternoon at Banner Island Ballpark. Quiroz

Loons notch first triple play of the year

Five Great Lakes players combine to achieve the feat in wild fashion
@RobTnova24
June 4, 2022

It's been 60 days since the Minor League season kicked off, and if you're a fan of milestones, you haven't been disappointed so far. There have been multiple three-homer games by prospects, many exciting no-hitters across the league and a few cycles also sprinkled in to this point. However, the

The Road to The Show™: Keibert Ruiz

Dodgers backstop significant figure in continuing dynasty
March 15, 2021

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Keibert Ruiz. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here. It took almost two years

2021 Prospect Projections: NL West rookies

How D-backs, Rox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants prospects stack up
@SamDykstraMiLB
February 17, 2021

This is the sixth and final entry in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers,

Gray headlines Dodgers' spring invites

Top Los Angeles' pitching prospect leads non-roster players in camp
@christripodi
February 16, 2021

The top of the Dodgers' farm systems may not be as intimidating anymore, with players like Walker Buehler and Gavin Lux graduated, but Josiah Gray is knocking on the door. The club's No. 1 pitching prospect -- No. 58 overall, according to MLB.com -- will have the opportunity to show

Taking a walk through Lasorda's playing days

Legendary Dodgers skipper spent parts of three decades in Minors
@BensBiz
January 14, 2021

Tommy Lasorda enjoyed one of the longest careers in professional baseball history, one that spanned from 1945 to his death at age 93 on Jan. 7. Of course, he will be best remembered as the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a post he held from 1976 through 1996. Lasorda's

State of the System: Los Angeles Dodgers

Champs aim to continue dominance with talented reinforcements
@tylermaun
December 23, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year, MiLB.com's State of the System series will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlighting prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offering a peek at 2021. Finally. After more than three decades of

The Road to The Show™: Josiah Gray

Former infielder has made stunning rise to top of Dodgers system
December 21, 2020

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken to reach the brink of realizing his Major League dream. Here's a look at Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Josiah Gray. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

Toolshed: Before the Dodgers were champions

Recalling Minor League facts about the World Series winners
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 30, 2020

We knew them when. That's the beauty of the Minor Leagues. Whether you're a writer, fan, team employee or have followed the Minors in any way, you can take some joy in knowing about how World Series champions were made at the lower levels. The Dodgers defeated the Rays, 4-2,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 282

OKC manager Barbary shares secrets behind Dodgers' success
October 29, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

The Show Before the Show: Episode 281

Debating which World Series club is better set up for long term
October 22, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: MiLB playoff tales for Dodgers, Rays

World Series stars could lean on early postseason experience
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 20, 2020

The Minor League regular season is all about development. The Minor League postseason, well, that's about getting a ring (and, sure, continuing to develop). While MiLB playoffs can serve as a reward at the end of a 140-plus-game slog, they also allow players to gain experience in tense situations in

Toolshed: Dodgers' Hoese finding way in 2020

No. 3 prospect impressed at alternate site, moving on to instructs
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 9, 2020

A presumed National League Rookie of the Year favorite entering the year, Gavin Lux surprisingly bounced between the Majors and the Dodgers' alternate site at the University of Southern California for much of the first half of the truncated regular season. When he finally settled in with the big club

Toolshed: Handicapping NL Rookie of the Year race

Cronenworth, Bohm, Williams lead crowded field on senior circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 25, 2020

Sunday brings the end of the 2020 Major League regular season already, meaning potential award contenders have one final weekend to prove themselves to BBWAA voters. Without a Minor League season, most prospect fiends only have had the Rookie of the Year races in the American and National Leagues to

Lux leaves yard twice to loft Dodgers to win

Second-ranked overall prospect breaks out on five-RBI night
@tylermaun
September 9, 2020

Gavin Lux hadn’t circled the bases yet this season. On Tuesday night, he did it twice. MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect belted a pair of homers on a three-hit night, driving in his first five runs of the season as the Dodgers held on to beat the D-backs, 10-9,

Graterol, Gonzalez lead way in Dodgers' shutout

Young arms help limit Giants to just two hits in nightcap of sweep
August 27, 2020

Two of the Dodgers' top prospects, Brusdar Graterol and Victor Gonzalez, were part of a nearly unhittable effort by the Los Angeles pitching staff in a 2-0 victory to sweep Thursday's doubleheader with rival San Francisco. Graterol, MLB.com’s No. 91 overall prospect, replaced Gonzalez with one out in the fourth

Dodgers' Ruiz homers in first big league at-bat

No. 3 prospect makes history with leadoff blast in third inning
@RobTnova24
August 16, 2020

Keibert Ruiz found out on Saturday that he was going to make his big league debut the following day, and the 22-year-old needed only three pitches to make history. MLB Pipeline's No. 79 overall prospect became the first Dodger in 26 years to homer in his first Major League at-bat