The Dodgers were ranked as the sixth-best farm system by Baseball America going into 2018. With back-to-back rookies of the year at the major league level in Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, this farm system continues to impress even with yearly graduations of some great players.
The team’s top ten list has some serious talent but not a lot of variety; Four right-handed pitchers, four outfielders, and two catchers. Near the top of the list sit some familiar trades if you’re familiar with the Dodgers’ farmhands – Walker Buehler, Yadier Alvarez and Alex Verdugo.
These three have been the top prospects targeted in trade rumors over the past year, and all have a great chance of making the big leagues either next year or the year after. But today, I’d rather not talk about that, rather who will be the next wave of Dodgers talent to take the next step.
Just as they rose the ranks, other members of the Dodgers organization will look to do the same in 2018. With tons of great season had by minor leaguers in the system, it was tough to choose, but here are four guys who I think will elevate their status to elite prospects in the year upcoming.