Dodgers minor league update: Andre Lipcius, Eduardo Quintero, Maddux Bruns

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Between all of the blockbuster acquisitions of the offseason, the Dodgers made a number of minor league signings ahead of spring training with attached invitations to camp, or tiny major league trades for cash considerations. A few of them have already managed to pan out for the club at the major league level, while others are in Triple-A as possible depth options if needed.

Fans would be forgiven if they've already forgotten the names of those possible depth options, but there are a few who are managing to show out in the minors. Andre Lipcius, who came over in a cash trade with the Tigers at the beginning of spring training, was a former top prospect for Detroit and third round draft pick in 2019.

He got his major league debut with the Tigers last season and actually hit decently (.286 batting average with a .742 OPS) over 13 games, but his performance in the minors plateaued and the Tigers sent him on his way to LA.

In Oklahoma City, Lipcius is hitting .329 with a 1.017 OPS, with 12 home runs and 34 RBI. In just 41 games, he's hit as many home runs in 2024 as he did in 104 games in 2023, while also recording just as many triples and four more stolen bases.

Dodgers minor league updates: Andre Lipcius raking, Eduardo Quintero inside-the-park homer, Maddux Bruns' scoreless streak

All the way down in Rookie Ball, Dodgers No. 19 prospect Eduardo Quintero, who was signed as an international free agent last year, was on a three-game home run streak from May 16 through 18, with the third being an inside-the-parker. Although he didn't manage to hit a home run on Monday, he did extend his hitting streak to four games and went on to represent a win in the ACL Dodgers' 8-5 win against the ACL White Sox.

Another top prospect down in High-A, 2021 first-round draft pick Maddux Bruns, extended his run-less streak to 11 innings last week during a four-inning start. He kept the Dayton Dragons to just two hits on May 16 while striking out seven and improving his ERA to 0.71. Bruns is ranked as the Dodgers' No. 14 prospect, a lefty who MLB Pipeline predicts will be a power reliever or, at a stretch, a middle rotation starter.