Dodgers: Top Prospects in the 2018 Arizona Fall League

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Right Fielder – Cody Thomas: 

Thomas was taken by the Dodgers in the 2016 draft in the 13th round out of Oklahoma University. Currently, an under-the-radar prospect, an excellent showing at this year’s AFL could potentially ready him for the stratospheric rise of stardom only the AFL can provide. A mix between Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson, Thomas (at 6’4”, 211) is a lefty, has big-time power, athleticism, and has proven himself to be a top-of-the-order fixture throughout his professional career.

Cody Thomas is 23 years old and had a fantastic first pro season at the rookie level but must’ve hit a wall physically and mentally once he got to a certain point in low-A. Though his power numbers never waned, his average was atrocious last year at low-A. However, this year he’s been a revelation. NCAA baseball doesn’t play a lot of games in comparison to a full year of pro-ball. My guess? He was exhausted after a certain point last season.

Regardless, he put in the required work in the offseason and has arguably been this year’s best player for the Quakes in single-A advanced. Look for Cody Thomas to continue raking into the AFL and then look for his name amongst the Dodgers’ top prospects lists at some point during the 2019 season.