Dodgers: Brett de Geus set to play in AFL all star game
At least one member of the Dodgers’ organization will be playing today in the Arizona Fall League all star game. That will be Brett de Geus.
For most of the players in the Dodgers’ organization, the season is over and vacations are being planned. For the Dodgers’ prospects in the Arizona Fall League, their offseason has not begun yet. Today the Arizona Fall League all star game will stream on MLB.com at 5 PM PST and one member of the Dodgers will be participating.
That would be right-handed pitcher Brett de Geus who has put himself on the prospect map this season for LA. de Geus was a 33rd round draft pick in the 2017 draft out of Cabrillo college, a junior college. While Brett is not currently ranked in the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects, that has more to do with how deep LA’s farm system is rather than his talent.
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Brett de Geus started his 2019 season with the Great Lakes Loons where he pitched in 19 games and posted a 2.35 ERA and held batters to a .163 average. He then advanced to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and continued his rise pitching to a 1.16 ERA in 31 innings. de Geus held batters in the Cal league to a .243 average.
Pitching in relief, de Geus offers three stellar pitches which are a fastball, slider, and curveball. His fastball ranges in the mid 90’s and has reached as high as 98 MPH. He also features a sharp slider and a wipeout curve. Even his fastball has run to it, making him one of the few relief prospects that the Dodgers have in their system.
The most impressive feat about de Geus’ season is that his control was impeccable. In 61 2/3 total innings he struck out 72 batters while walking just 13. He also did not allow a single home run between his two stops in 2019.
After converting to full time relief this season, it appears de Geus has found his niche and along with Jordan Sheffield and Marshall Kasowski, LA has three intriguing relief prospects coming up through their minor league system.