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.