Down On The Farm

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Alexander Guerrero concern, Chris Reed

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Our latest installment covers the last two weeks or so of Winter League action, including perhaps reason to worry about Alexander Guerrero‘s readiness. The lack of updates goes hand-in-hand with the lack of relevant prospects still playing. —— Dominican Winter League Alexander Guerrero – 2B Guerrero has reached safely in just six of his last 22 plate appearances with a ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Guerrero returns, Cruz leaves + Dominguez, Reed, Romak

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In minor news, Luis Cruz signed a deal with the Chiba Lotte Marines for $750,000 and will be headed to Japan for 2014. Sort of surprising since he looked impressively bad in 2013. —– Dominican Winter League Alexander Guerrero – 2B Guerrero returned from his thigh injury Monday to play in his first game since Nov. 12. He went 1-4 ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Reed, Magill + Guerrero’s status + Pederson & Gordon done

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The Arizona Fall League and Australian Baseball League have wrapped up, while Alexander Guerrero has still not returned from his thigh/hamstring injury. He is close to returning, but time is running out. Winter is coming … to an end. —– Dominican Winter League Dee Gordon – CF Gordon’s time in the DWL has come to an end, as he last ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Reed

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Alexander Guerrero injured his thigh during Dominican Winter League play, and the Dodgers have made it clear they don’t want him playing unless he’s 100%. Guerrero’s DWL trainers have cleared him to play, according to Guerrero himself. Clearly a conservative, smart move by the club to protect their newest investment. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey was ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Alexander Guerrero, Gordon, Luis Cruz

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Alexander Guerrero made his Winter League debut in the Dominican Winter League. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager – SS Corey played in just two games this past week but did hit an eight-inning, game-tying grand slam in the first of those two contests (a game the Glendale Desert Dogs would win in the ninth inning). Brian Cavazos-Galvez and Chris ... Read More »

Down On The Farm – Winter Leagues Update: Seager, Pederson, Magill, Gordon, Alexander Guerrero

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The big news is that the newest Dodger, Alexander Guerrero, will be playing in the Dominican Winter League. Dee Gordon will join him in the DWL, but as a center fielder and not a shortstop. The Puerto Rican Winter League and Australian Baseball League have also been added to the DOTF Winter League updates. —– Arizona Fall League Corey Seager ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week of September 2 – Everybody’s Done But The Raptors Edition

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The Dodgers‘ minor-league teams have officially wrapped up, as the Ogden Raptors finished off their Pioneer League campaign. Ogden missed the postseason for the first time since 2007. —– Ogden Raptors (2-5) Player Of The Week – 9/2 Kyle Farmer – C/DH .450/.476/.650/1.126, 5 RBI, 1 Run, 4 2B, 0 BB, 2 K There were a couple of guys with ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 26 – Urias, Stripling, Jacobs, Baldwin, Law, Arano

With the regular season ending for all affiliates aside from Ogden, Monday’s games are included in this week’s recap. Also of note is that the Dodgers have shut down Julio Urias, who hit his strict innings limit, even though Great Lakes made the playoffs. It’s a smart move, of course. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (5-3) Player Of The Week – ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Week Of August 19 – Van Slyke, Songco, Reed, Caughel, Bird, Araujo

I attended the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes game on August 22. For a recap with some pictures and videos of both Corey Seager and Lindsey Caughel, and autographs from those two that I picked up, head over here. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (4-3) Player Of The Week – 8/19 Scott Van Slyke – 1B/OF .462/.696/.769/1.465, 6 RBI, 8 Runs, 1 3B, ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 29 & August 5 – Seager, Lee, Windle, Magill, Bird, Scavuzzo

The big news this week is the promotion of top prospect Corey Seager from Low-A Great Lakes to High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Seager absolutely killed Low-A pitching, hitting .309/.389/.529/.918 with a .410 wOBA and 153 wRC+. He did that as a 19-year-old. The sky’s the limit. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (2-5 & 3-3) Player Of The Week – 7/29 Scott Van ... Read More »

Down On The Farm: Weeks Of July 15 & 22 – Pederson, Windle, Trinkwon, Gould, Curletta

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Sorry, no Julio Urias this week, as the ridiculously young hurler didn’t go beyond two innings in either of his starts. The southpaw hasn’t exceeded two innings since early July. —– Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes (1-3 & 4-3) Player Of The Week – 7/15 It was a short week for the Topes with the Triple-A All-Star Game eating into the week. ... 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 »