Dodgers’ top infield prospects of the last decade
First Base – Cody Bellinger
The Dodgers drafted Cody Bellinger in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. While Cody could be classified as an outfielder, he played over 2300 minor league innings at first base so this is where he gets ranked at for this article. Cody first put himself on LA’s radar by mashing 30 home runs for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2015. In his minor league career, he finished with just 66 home runs due to his rapid ascent to the big leagues.
Second Base – Gavin Lux
While Dee Gordon may get some attention at second base, Gavin Lux gets the nod here as he played three times as many minor league innings at second base than Gordon did. Lux was drafted in the first round of the 2016 pick and made his big league debut in September. Gavin hit 26 home runs in 113 games this season between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Lux could end up at shortstop eventually but at the moment he is viewed as the Dodgers’ starting second baseman for 2020. The sky is the limit is a phrase that truly applies to Lux’s offensive potential.
Shortstop – Corey Seager
Continuing the trend of excellent drafting in the first round, Corey Seager was LA’s first-round pick in 2012. While Seager never topped 20 home runs in a minor league season, he was easily one of the Dodgers’ best pure hitters this decade when it comes to prospects. Seager is looking to rebound in 2020 as he gets further away from his TJ surgery and hip surgery from 2018. Corey was routinely asked for in potential blockbuster deals as a prospect and wisely the Dodgers did not budge.
Third Base – Edwin Rios
This is another surprise pick but Edwin Rios played over 1900 innings at third base in the minor leagues and given how weak the hot corner has been in terms of prospects, Rios gets the nod here. Edwin was a sixth-round pick in 2015 and slugged over 20 home runs in 2016 and 2017. The injury bug stuck to him in 2018 but Edwin rebounded to hit 31 home runs in 104 games for the OKC Dodgers this year. 2019 first-round pick Kody Hoese will hope to make the hot corner a better prospect position in the next decade.