Author Archives: Dustin Nosler

Scouting Report: Darnell Sweeney – July 2013

Darnell Sweeney’s debut was one that caught my eye. He hit the ball better in the Midwest League than he did in the Pioneer League, and was passable on defense. While the easiest comparison for Sweeney is Dee Gordon, it’s not an inappropriate one (maybe just a touch lazy). They are virtually the same player, even though Gordon was/is a better overall prospect. Despite riches elsewhere, ... Read More »

Q&A: Logan White, Dodgers’ VP Of Amateur Scouting

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Logan White, the Dodgers‘ Vice President Of Amateur Scouting, was kind enough to give me 20 minutes of his time to talk about the farm system and draft. If you want to hear White actually speak, check out the latest episode of “Dugout Blues“. —– I looked at the draft this year and you kind of had a more college-focused ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of July 1 & 8 – Castle, Buss, Red, De La Cruz

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A lost couple of weeks due to actually seeing games in person. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4 & 5-1) Player Of The Week – 7/1 Alex Castellanos – OF .350/.500/.700/1.200, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 2B, 4 R, 6 BB, 4 K Castellanos is festering in Triple-A, but he’s also taking advantage of the Pacific Coast League‘s friendly environment. He ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of June 10 & 17 – Buss, Stripling, Garcia, Seager, Farmer, Chigbogu, Rodriguez

There’s no Julio Urias appearance this week, but some other quality prospects made the list, including Ross Stripling. Also, the two of the Dodgers‘ short-season leagues began play last week (Pioneer League and Arizona Rookie League). —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-2 & 4-4) Player Of The Week – 6/10 Matt Wallach – C .409/.519/.682/1.201, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 27 & June 3 – Moore, Reed, Dickson, Urias

All I really care about is Julio Urias, but there were a couple prospects who had solid weeks for their respective Dodgers minor-league teams. With Yasiel Puig having been promoted from Double-A, the Lookouts offense now runs through Joc Pederson. The Dominican Summer League started play this week as well, and some of the bigger international signings should log ample ... Read More »

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

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. —– 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 ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 13 – Puig, Rasmussen, Mount, Gould, Taylor

A couple of top prospects performed well this week in the Dodgers farm system, but the teams aren’t performing that well — especially the Great Lakes Loons. The squad can’t hit, leading to a system-low 14 wins. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (3-3) Player Of The Week Rusty Ryal – 1B .421/.450/.474/.924, 1 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of May 6 – Pederson, Stripling, Von Schamann, Sanchez

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Pitching was the story for the Dodgers‘ farm system this week, but one positional prospect stood out and was recognized for his great offensive performance. It’s nice to see youngsters take advantage of their given opportunities. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-6) Player Of The Week Matt Angle – OF .333/.448/.583/1.031, 1 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 5 R, 2 ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 22 & 29 – Van Slyke, Pederson, Rasmussen, Sweeney, Seager

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There were some eye-popping performances in the Dodgers minor-league system the last couple weeks, and I got to see three of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes games in person, which was awesome. There are some guys below folks should keep eyes on this season, as they could establish themselves as legitimate prospects with solid performances in 2013. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 15 – Magill, Pederson, Lee, Seager, Cotton

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Pitching was the story for the Dodgers farm system this week, but one positional prospect stood out and was recognized for his great offensive performance. It’s nice to see youngsters take advantage of their given opportunities. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-4) Player Of The Week Alex Castellanos – OF .417/.417/.667/1.084, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 2 SB, 0 BB, ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 8 – Van Slyke, Magill, Puig, Lee, Baez, Cash

Kind of a quiet week on the farm for the Dodgers affiliates. The Loons went 4-1, but the other three affiliates didn’t play .500 ball. The pitching seemed to lack this week more than the offense, but there have been some impressive early-season performances thus far. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-5) Player Of The Week Scott Van Slyke – 1B ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of April 1 – Puig, Onelki, Stripling, Tolleson, Van Slyke, Caughel

The Dodgers had a bunch of intriguing minor-leaguers posting solid numbers in the season’s first week. Note: Since the minor-league season started on Thursday, the numbers you see here — especially for the hitters — will not be the norm all year long. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-0) Player Of The Week Scott Van Slyke – 1B 4 G, .600/.667/.933/1.600, ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Winter Leagues – Dominguez, Sulbaran, Garcia, Puig, Miller

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The Dodgers have sent a lot of guys to play in winter ball following the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League. They are well represented in the Caribbean Winter Leagues and it’s nice to see some guys getting consistent playing time. —– Dominican Winter League Geison Aguasviva has a 7.71 ERA in 2 1/3 innings. Juan Abreu has thrown 6 2/3 ... Read More »