Dodgers: The Three Most Valuable Prospects of 2019

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 15: Alex Verdugo #42 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a two run homerun from Joc Pederson #42, for a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds, during the ninth inning on Jackie Robinson Day at Dodger Stadium on April 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

3. Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo has been waiting for his opportunity to make an impact at the big league level and now he will get it with A.J. Pollock sidelined for an unknown amount of time.  Against right-handed pitching, Verdugo should be the everyday starter in centerfield and the argument can be made that he should start against southpaws as well.

Verdugo is off to a strong start as entering Tuesday night’s game he was batting .333 with four home runs and a .975 OPS. While his power was questioned in the minor leagues, Dugie has come up with plenty of extra-base hits in April.  He has also flashed his defensive skills gunning out a runner at the plate in Milwaukee.

The only reason Verdugo isn’t ranked better than third is that he does not have a ceiling as high as the other two prospects on this list.  The floor for Verdugo is better however as at worst he should be an everyday starter in left field that is able to start against both left and right-handed starters.  He will also be an asset on the defensive side of things.