Dodgers: Top 10 Prospects Right Now

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Feb 16, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger (left) and second baseman Willie Calhoun during a Spring Training practice at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 16, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger (left) and second baseman Willie Calhoun during a Spring Training practice at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 11, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Glendale Desert Dogs outfielder Alex Verdugo of the Los Angeles Dodgers during an Arizona Fall League game against the Scottsdale Scorpions at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

6. Alex Verdugo, Outfield, Triple-A

ETA: 2017

Best Tool: Defense

Alex Verdugo is one of the best defensive outfielders in the Dodgers’ organization, and that includes the players at the big league level. The 20-year-old can swing the bat too, currently hitting .345 in AAA over 60 plate appearances. Our second Arizona native on the list, and also the third to play in the Arizona Fall League last year, Verdugo is one of the most interesting prospects on this list.

He certainly has the skill to be an everyday outfielder in the MLB but is in a tough situation with the Dodgers’ crowded outfield. If there was one player I would trade to get back some premium pitching, it would be Verdugo, but that also says a lot about how good he will be one day. At the moment, however, he is also a lefty that can’t hit lefties, currently hitless against them so far in 2017.

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