3 top prospects the Dodgers can afford to trade before 2023 season
By Jason Reed
1. Jose Ramos, Dodgers' No. 8 prospect
While someone like Landon Knack may not have very much value anymore on the trade market, someone like Jose Ramos certainly could. Ramos is not going to be the front-line prospect included in a trade, but he certainly could be a sweetener added if the Dodgers make a bigger move.
Ramos is a top-10 prospect in the Dodgers' system, according to most outlets, and has produced nicely since making the transition to pro ball. While the 2022 season was a slightly down year for the right-handed outfielder, his overall numbers were still impressive.
Ramos slashed .249/.339/.479 with 25 home runs and 97 RBI in 123 games played between Low-A and High-A last year. Just about every MLB team would be willing to take on a 22-year-old outfielder who puts up those kind of numbers.
He has average to above-average speed that will translate well at a corner outfield spot defensively. Ramos also has a fantastic arm, and as long as hit bat continues to produce, he should have the makings of being a starting MLB right fielder.
So why trade him? The Dodgers have two outfield prospects that are more coveted at this point in time in James Outman and Andy Pages. Having that depth ahead of him makes it easier to potentially part ways with him in a trade, especially after they opted not to protect him ahead of the Rule 5 Draft.
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