Down On The Farm: Week Of August 12 – Seager, Pederson, Stripling, Anderson, Urias


I had the opportunity to see Corey Seager live for the first time, and the skills and raw talent are all there. It’ll be exciting to see what the future holds for the Dodgers top prospect.


Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-6)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Eliezer Alfonzo – C

.421/.421/.526/.947, 3 RBI, 3 2B, 0 BB, 4 K

Recalled from the Triple-A Mexican League, Alfonzo’s first taste of Albuquerque went very well.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Angel Castro – RHP

13 IP, 4 Runs, 14 Hits, 11 K, 4 BB

On the strength of his first start (7 IP/1 H/9 K/1 BB), Castro gets the nod this week. Castro has been a solid starter in Albuquerque this season, which is saying something considering it’s a launching pad. Perhaps most impressive is that Angel has only allowed five homers in the PCL in 2013.


Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts (1-5)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Joc Pederson – OF

.435/.536/.826/1.362, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 Runs, 5 BB, 2 K

Pederson had a monster week at the dish after a rough stretch for the last month and a half. Whether the Dodgers will choose to send him to Triple-A or not remains to be seen, as they could feel it won’t prove much, what with it being a hitter’s paradise and all.

Pederson still remains a major trade chip with the Dodgers’ logjam in the outfield at the major league level.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Ross Stripling – RHP

6 IP, 0 Runs, 1 Hit, 5 K, 2 BB

Stripling has pitched in the rotation and out of the pen in Chattanooga, putting up an excellent season in Double-A.


High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (4-2)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Corey Seager – SS

.238/.385/.619/1.004, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 Runs, 1 3B, 5 BB, 7 K, 1 SB

Seager just edges out Darnell Sweeney (.364/.400/.636/1.036, 6 RBI, 3 Runs, 2 3B, 2 2B, 2 BB, 5 K, 4 SB), who’s now playing second with Seager promoted. Sweeney had a BABIP nearly 200 points higher for this week.

It’s Corey’s best week since making the jump to High-A and is a sign of great things to come.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Lindsey Caughel – RHP

6 IP, 3 Runs (1 ER), 6 Hits, 7 K, 1 BB

Caughel could legitimately earn this nod each and every week as he continues to display Maddux-like command of the strike zone.


Low-A Great Lakes Loons (1-5)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Aaron Miller – OF

.417/.417/.625/1.042, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs, 2 2B, 0 BB, 5 K

Miller was the only consistent Loons hitter this week, though 2013 has been a big struggle for the former pitcher.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Chris Anderson – RHP

8 IP, 1 Run, 3 Hits, 8 K, 3 BB

Anderson continues his strong debut campaign. His control has been an issue, as he’s allowing too many walks, but the 2013 first-rounder is missing plenty of bats.

Honorable mention to Julio Urias and his short start this week (3 IP, 0 Runs, 2 Hits, 5 K, 0 BB).


Ogden Raptors (2-4)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Pat Stover – OF/DH

.368/.478/.684/1.162, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 Runs, 3 2B, 4 BB, 4 K

Stover, the 22-year-old Californian, has crushed the ball in Ogden after early struggles in Great Lakes.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Ricky Perez – RHP

3.1 IP, 1 Run (0 ER), 3 Hits, 3 K, 0 BB

It was a bad, bad, atrociously bad week for Raptors’ pitchers. Perez made two scoreless relief appearances and missed some bats. The 23-year-old was one of the few Ogden arms to get through an outing without allowing opponents to cross home.

Perez hasn’t fared well since joining the organization in 2012, allowing too many hits.


Arizona League Dodgers (3-3)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

David Reid-Foley – C/DH

.429/.429/.571/1.000, 1 RBI, 1 2B, 0 BB, 2 K

DRF only played in two games but he made the most of his seven plate appearances. The 22-year-old Michigan native has struggled to hit in Arizona but had his best game of the season (3-4 with a double) this week.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Bernardo Reyes – RHP

8 IP, 0 Runs, 4 Hits, 10 K, 1 BB

The 18-year-old Reyes, signed out of Mexico earlier this year, had himself a stellar two-start week. He’s off to a nice start in the Arizona League.


Dominican Summer League Dodgers (2-4)

Player Of The Week – 8/12

Ibandel Isabel – OF

.500/.524/.800/1.324, 3 RBI, 2 Runs, 1 3B, 4 2B, 1 BB, 2 K

Isabel makes yet another appearance in DOTF. He’s killing it in his DSL debut and is just 18 years of age.

Pitcher Of The Week – 8/12

Jairo Pacheco – LHP

9 IP, 0 Runs, 3 Hits, 7 K, 5 BB

Jairo, a 17-year-old southpaw, has been outstanding in his DSL debut campaign. He’s missing bats, limiting his walks (this week notwithstanding), and keeping guys off the bases.


Greg Zakwin is the founder of the site Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle. Follow him on Twitter @ArgyledPlaschke and find him contributing at Yahoo! Sports.

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