Dodgers Position by Position Breakdown: The Farm System

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GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05: General view of action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 05: General view of action between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 5, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Top Prospect/ Top Reinforcement:  Alex Verdugo

Verdugo is the top position player prospect and top OF reinforcement for the Dodgers heading into 2018.  Verdugo is a hitting machine who is expected by some evaluators to be a perennial All-Star.  In his initial September call-up, he did not fare so well and was also called out by veteran players for showing up late for a game.  His attitude and makeup have been questioned in the past, but the Dodgers feel he has matured and has plenty of upside for a 21-year-old.  Verdugo is a long shot to break camp with the club due to the current glut of outfielders, but he will get his chance during the 2018 season at some point for a call-up from AAA, and a chance to show he belongs.

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