The Dodgers having too much talent is always a good problem to have, and because of that depth, the future is bright in Los Angeles.
That problem can be found seemingly growing with every draft class, building the foundation for the organization. More and more people are calling for this organization to be brought up with the Dodgers near .500 start, but despite the constant criticism that comes with the territory in Los Angeles, the Dodgers are only two games out of first a month into the season.
It’s safe to say that there is a good feel about what needs improvement and what the team has excelled in so far. Whether the Dodgers try to improve via the trade market or from within, not many teams make it throughout the season without reaching for some help. Many times, it’s that one move that can put a team over the top and secure a title in October.
For Los Angeles, the season so far has, unfortunately, started with an offense that has been inconsistent and stagnant against lefties once again. There has been almost no improvement from the near historic low in average against left handing pitching – .218 this year compared to .214 the year before.
The pitching has carried the team, especially some stellar performance from the bullpen when starts haven’t gone as well. The starters, seven different ones so far, have performed solidly as well, but health will be their biggest question mark.
With that in mind, the Dodgers’ minor league affiliates carry a tremendous amount of talent, and there are plenty of options to fill holes right now and in the future. This season has already shown a few players capable of the breakout player title even with the small sample size.
From future stars to names that aren’t circulating top 100 prospect pages, let’s take a look at some of the Dodgers’ farmhands so far this year.