Dodgers’ minor league report- Best players of April
By Jacob Rudner
The winter was still underway, the team had already traded Yasiel Puig, AJ Pollock was getting announced as the newest member of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the world centered around the diamond was rather frozen in the depths of the offseason.
However, as winter began to creep closer and closer to spring and Pollock sat in the press room at Dodger Stadium, there were a few words from Andrew Friedman that stood out. Words of explanation for a decision that many people thought was as cold and senseless.
“We have the depth for AJ,” Friedman said of his new but injury prone centerfielder.
Pollock does get hurt a lot. On Thursday morning on May 2, he had elbow surgery that will keep him off of the field for a timetable still unknown and the Dodgers knew.
The knew Pollock could, and probably would get hurt, however, that anticipation was left comforted by that depth which Friedman mentioned.
He was talking about the minor leagues. It’s a system far deeper and greater than those of most other teams. It’s a system that works because for every man there is a replacement and a replacement that can be made with confidence, not with prayer.
So, through a month of play, here are the top performers at each level in the Dodgers deep a powerful farm system.