DODGERS 2018 MINOR LEAGUE/PROSPECTS THREAD

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    This is getting exciting as he just seems to be rolling through guys. The AA rotation has a lot of intrigue with Ferguson, Santana and White right now(Alvarez is on the DL). 2 are making early cases that OKC should not be too far away and White isn’t expected to last too terribly long in Tulsa anyway. Would love to get some reports on them as life has been too crazy to watch many games.

    A little bit of a moving day. As you already mentioned Sborz got the promotion, as did:
    - Ariel Hernandez, AA to AAA.
    - Jacob Scavuzzo, AA to AAA(this may be temporary)
    - Nick Yarnall, LoA to HiA(I think it was his poster day at GL)

    One other pitching performance of note was Tony Gonsolin went 5 IP, 0 ER, 6 K’s and 1 BB for Rancho. Second start in a row without giving up a run. Could be interesting if he starts to figure things out with the velocity increases he saw last season.
     
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    I'm going to be back in LA from the 21st to the 3oth, the Quakes play 6 home games in those 10 days, hoping to catch a Dustin May start.
     
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    We have an emerging prospect to watch in Tulsa. I threw Connor Joe's start to the season aside based on the fact I had heard his name now for a few years and wasn't impressed with the idea of a guy in his age 25 season repeating AA. With that said, reports on him are very positive and from the sounds/looks of it, he may have finally tapped into the power that was a giant factor holding Joe back. Joe has always been a high contact guy with no pop that was leading to low averages, but he has really good strikezone recognition and has always walked a ton. He made some adjustments to his swing and has started to hit the ball in the air more than in the past and the results could lead to him being a solid utility bat option, if not something more. He has seen a jump in his strikeouts(though a quarter of them came in a bad 2 game stretch, so SSS could be hurting him there), but everything else that made him a former top prospect is still there. Keep an eye on him as players with shittier track records and potential have taken major leaps in recent years after making swing changes. It is still early, but this is someone to keep an eye on and could be close to AAA promotion.
     
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    Santana has been promoted to OKC.
     
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    First start will be this Sunday. They are continuing to stretch him out further and further pitch count wise. It would be nice to see him get a couple 100+ pitch starts in AAA here soon. It will be interesting to watch how he is handled here going forward as he was pretty dominant in AA and if that continues in any way in AAA, he will probably get the call fairly quickly. I brought this up in a post a bit back, the club could use the emergence of a Santana or White to push some guys to the pen with experience there. One idea would be pushing Maeda to the pen as that could also open upwards of $6M in payroll flexibility.
     
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    Dennis Santana fucking dealt tonight in his first start in AAA. 6 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 11 K’s on 86 pitches. Damn...
     
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    Might be up quicker than anyone planned, his performance coupled with big club injuries.
     
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    Injuries and general ineptitude.
     
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