Down On The Farm: Week Of May 20 – Matt Magill, Yasiel Puig, Jarret Martin, Julio Urias

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There were some usual suspects playing well in the Dodgers farm system this week, but one player’s professional debut stood out above the rest.

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Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3)

Player Of The Week

Elian Herrera – 2B

.429/.500/.607/1.107, 1 HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 7 R, 5 SB, 4 BB, 5 K

Herrera, the subject of call-up rumors, had a fantastic week with the Isotopes. He’s hitting .304 on the season and is still on the 40-man roster. He could get the call any time the Dodgers need an infielder/outfielder type.

Pitcher Of The Week

Matt Magill – RHP

6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K

Magill might be this year’s version of John Ely, except he actually has a future in the majors. Magill had one start and is in line to start for the Dodgers if Hyun Jin Ryu can’t make his next scheduled start.

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Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (6-1)

Player Of The Week

Yasiel Puig – OF

.353/.455/.471/.925, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB, 4 BB, 2 K

Puig didn’t show a lot of power this week, but he showed the ability to get on base and help carry the Lookouts to a 6-1 record. Puig could very well be in the majors by the time this goes live.

Pitcher Of The Week

Yimi Garcia – RHP

4 2/3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K

The Lookouts’ primary closer had himself quite a week. He was perfect and struck out nine of the 14 batters he faced. While he’s not in consideration for a bullpen spot in LA this season, he could be as early as 2014.

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High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (3-3)

Player Of The Week

Jonathan Garcia – RF

.348/.423/.913/1.336, 3 HR, 2 2B, 1 3B, 6 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 SB

Garcia got the nod over Noel Cuevas this week, but both Quake outfielders were great this week. These two are helping to carry the team. It’s a team that could go on a hot streak soon, provided the pitching holds up.

Pitcher Of The Week

Jarret Martin – LHP

5 IP, 8 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Martin recorded a lot of strikeouts in his outing this week, but also gave up a lot of hits. Fortunately, he didn’t allow any runs. He’s fairing pretty well in the California League so far.

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Low-A Great Lakes Loons (2-4)

Player Of The Week

Tyler Ogle – 1B/C

.350/.435/.550/.985, 1 HR, 1 2B, 5 RBI, 3 R, 3 BB, 4 K

Ogle has been a stabilizing player for the Loons amidst the young and inconsistent players. He’s seeing more time at first base, and he should with Paul Hoenecke going on the disabled list.

Pitcher Of The Week

Julio Urias – LHP

3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K

With apologies to Jharel Cotton (who’s throwing extremely well this season), it’s hard to not give this one to a 16-year-old making his professional debut in full-season baseball. His debut was shocking in the sense that he shouldn’t be any higher than Rookie-ball at this point. He won’t remain with the Loons the entire season, but he’s Must-See TV at this point.

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