Spring is coming to a close. How did the best young prospects on the Dodgers do over the 2017 season at Camelback Ranch?
It’s another great season to be a fan of the Dodgers. World Series hopes are high, Cy Young and MVP candidates on the roster, and a somewhat healthy team heading into the 2017 season. What may be even better news is how well the franchise has set itself up for the future.
In my last outing, the discussion centered around Dodgers’ prospect Trevor Oaks and the fabulous spring he had been enjoying. Today, we’ll look at a few other prospects, specifically the hitters, that are right on the cusp of making their big league debut or making a bigger impact than they did in the past years.
The Dodgers’ farm system has such a plethora of talent that it can be looked at in components. There are the players we will discuss today, the players who are still a few adjustments away from being ready, and then the real youth that has been drafted and traded for over the last few years.
That may seem like a bit of a jumble but the stacked talent within Los Angeles’ system is a problem everyone would love to have. The system is as talented as any in the league and has many positions where the future really doesn’t seem clear, but no choice will really be a bad one. One of these spots was firmly grabbed by a player who was in the minor leagues a year before, and he had a pretty decent year at shortstop, while even winning some sort of award.
Let’s hope 2017 can produce another young stud for Dodgers’ fans to drool over. Here are a few guys who might and how their Spring Training has gone.