Dodgers Down on the Farm: Top to bottom MiLB reports
Is it too soon to judge anyone on the Raptors? Yes, absolutely.
The Rookie ball level team in the Pioneer League just began their season a few days ago and with just three total games completed at the time of this article, there is not even a hint of who will truly do what as the year progresses.
However, early as it may be, there have been some flashes of greatness in the team’s first three contests and those small glimpses of greatness are indicators of what could be for some of the system’s lowest level players.
Ogden is off to an offensive explosion to start the campaign and that operation has been spearheaded by first-year Dodger farm-hand Justin Yurchak.
Between the first and second game of the season alone, Yurchak was responsible for plating a quarter of the teams 24 runs scored in the first 18 innings of 2019.
On opening night, the big-bodied first baseman went 4-4 with two doubles and two homers and followed up the big performance with a 2-4 night the next day, a line that included two RBI’s and his third big fly of the season.
The SUNY Binghamton product was a 12th round selection by the White Sox in 2017 and was traded to the Dodgers when farm-hand pitcher Manny Banuelos was sent to the South Side. Through the earliest goings of the season, Yurchak has made the Dodgers end of the deal look significantly more attractive than what the White Sox received and he has certainly highlighted himself as a player to keep an eye on.