Dodgers Down on the Farm: Top to bottom MiLB reports
Last April, the Dodgers traded bullpen arm, Wilmer Font to the Oakland A’s in exchange for prospect pitcher, Logan Salow. Salow was a sixth-round pick by the A’s in 2017 out of the University of Kentucky.
Last year he was certainly worth a look. The Dodgers got a college arm that was a high-round draft pick out of college. He was a southpaw with a good sinker and solid potential but for people to buy in, the bullpen arm needed to prove his worth.
This year, he has done nothing but prove it and has put himself in the conversation of the best Dodgers’ farm system reliever.
Salow has appeared in 25 games for the High-A Quakes this season and has been electric. His 25 appearances have yielded 40 innings pitched, 66 strikeouts, a 1.58 ERA and a batting average against of just .113.
Salow has pitched the back end of games this season, being used in high-leverage and save situations under manager, Mark Kertenian. At this pace and with a good chunk of the season still left to play, Salow could make a huge second-half jump in the system. Depending on the state of the Dodger bullpen, especially the lefties, Salow could make a Brock Stewart-esque rise from Rancho to the majors, quickly touching and going in each level before the MLB.
At 24-year-old, the lefty isn’t getting any younger and he has proving emphatically he is ready for a tougher opponent.