Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by ColoradoKidWitGame, Jan 4, 2019.
Dodgers first round pick Kody Hoese is off to a mediocre start to his Dodgers career. Through 3 games he is 0-2 when making an out. When he hasn't gotten out, he is hitting a putrid 7-7 with 4 2B's, HR and 2 BB's. All in all, he is off to a .778/.818/1.556 triple slash line. He's supposedly hitting the ever loving shit out of the ball.
Wow ... The next Pokey Reese! [that allusion is for early 2000s ESPN board posters ...]
Gavin Lux was awarded first half organizational MVP by BA. For how great of a year he is having, I am really shocked at the low level of attention that he is receiving. Wonder if the feeling is he is still a year away, so they have not gone all out on him yet.
Tony Gonsolin went 5 yesterday, matching his season high which he hit in his second start of the year before getting injured. Gave up 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB and 9 K's. It was his 6th start since returning and they have added an inning each of his last 3 starts. The strikeouts are a welcome return as he had not been missing a whole lot of bats outside of his first start of the season.
Edwin Rios finally looks like he is coming out of it. He is having a monster June which saw him add his 6th HR of the month last night. Some other promising signs are the K's are coming WAY down and he is walking a bit more(still shit numbers there, but at least they are less shitty). Him getting all the way back with the said improvements he is having on defense as well could be a huge boost as a potential Corners UTL type or good trade piece for an AL reliever.
Speaking of the clubs big power prospects figuring things out, another guy starting to put things together A BIT is DJ Peters. Like Rios, his power numbers have ticked up each month and the strikeouts have come WAY down. There is an adjustment period with a new swing, so maybe he is getting a bit more comfortable.
Dustin May had a fucking night... 7 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB and 14 K's! May has not exactly been great this year, but that was a hell of a performance. Even with his struggles, he has climbed the rankings steadily this season, so my guess is that he is working on some of his weaker points and this is costing him a bit. Last 3 starts have seen him go 6.2, 7 and 7.
Today (if they play) is expected to be the final game for Lux and his tenure in Tulsa. Murmurs are that he will be promoted after the AA All Star game this week!
Jordan Sheffield has been incredibly impressive in his run with the Drillers. There is some speculation that he may not be around there much longer as well. It is probably not happening tomorrow, but I could see them trying to get 20 innings under his belt at the level and if he continues to throw like he has, a promotion should be an easy decision. Scouting reports on him have always been that he would move quickly once he went to the pen, but the org kept trying to force him to be a starter in hopes that his command/control woes would work themselves out to make his multiple plus pitch arsenal a front of the rotation threat. Now that he is in relief and dominating again, he could give the Dodgers bullpen a huge boost down the stretch.
Couple of notes:
Diego Cartaya was promoted from the DSL to the AZL
Alex De Jesus was promoted from the DSL to the AZL
Kody Hoese is to be promoted from the AZL to Rookie- Ogden
Niko Hulsizer was promoted from LoA to HiA
With AA All star game this week, we could see some more movement come Thursday. Hoese, De Jesus and Cartaya are said to be looking very impressive in the early going and there is some belief that all 3 will find their way to the Loons at some point this season. That would be incredible jumps by these guys and a welcome site if they succeed.
AA All Starts
RHP Dustin May
RHP Nolan Long
RHP Andre Scrubb
C Keibert Ruiz
IF Gavin Lux
IF Zach McKinstry
IF Cristian Santana
IF Chris Parmelee
OF Cody Thomas
RHP Shea Spitzbarth was also selected, but the club promoted him to AAA.
Really psyched to see what Gonsolin does later tonight. CKWG what can you tell us about Zach Reks? He's mentioned in the article about Gonsolin on dodgers.com. I know Cartaya is still years away but how about our catching depth! Can't believe it's rise to prominence in such short order.
Dustin May and Gavin Lux were promoted to AAA.
Dude has hit at every level and had learned to hit the long ball this year. Striking out a lot in AAA, but is becoming an interesting option off the bench. Not sure if he is anything serious, but who knows with where all these borderline stars come from anymore.
Futures game rosters to drop tomorrow, would not be shocked if these were the Dodgers picks. With that said, the team has also used it as a way to show off tradeable assets in the past. So I would also not be surprised if it is like Mitch White and Edwin Rios or some shit.
I was just curious because obviously the more talent we have the better the package for that elusive pen upgrade. I'm torn on the possible trade of Keibert in the Pirates trade, I mean having Will do his thing makes it easier but it feels wrong.
The Dodgers signed first baseman/outfielder Jon Kemmer to a minor league contract, per an announcement from Kemmer’s Mexican League club, los Generales de Durango. The Dodgers’ Triple-A club announced the move today as well. Kemmer once ranked within the Astros’ top 15 prospects, per Baseball America. However, his offensive output took a step backward in 2018 in a season split between the Triple-A clubs of the Astros and the Twins. Kemmer was an All-Star in the Mexican League this season when he posted a ridiculous .355/.454/.714 line with 21 homers in 262 plate appearances. As recently as 2017, the now-28-year-old Kemmer logged a .299/.399/.553 line in the admittedly hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.
i know nothing about kemmer
but i'd already rather have him at 1b over joc
Had a walkoff hit in his first game, nice start.
Dustin May and Gavin Lux were named to the Futures game.
Lux, Peters and May all are off to good starts in AAA. Yesterday, Lux and Peters each hit their first home runs since their promotions. Lux’s was an absolute laser that never got above 15-20 feet off the ground the smoked the CF batters eye. Peters was said to be the longest one of the 5 hit in the game. Reks and Kremmer also added bombs for an OKC team that is suddenly very VERY interesting.
We may have a reason why May has been struggling a bit this year at times. Sounds like the team has him throwing his change a decent bit(maybe more than his breaker) to improve his feel for it. Sounds like it is still a so-so pitch.
Peters seems like he could be exciting but I’m mostly hoping some other team is really high on him and he can be traded for a great reliever.
But, I’m gonna bet that May is gonna be the one guy (along with Keibert) that everyone wants. I’d be surprised if we land 1-2 relievers and still have both May and Keibert
Then goodbye to both of them.
They are exciting, but they aren't Seager, Kershaw, Bellinger, Buehler, Lux type prospects.
Ruiz is really only good relative to his position, imo, because most catchers suck. But in the grand scheme of things, do we really want to pass on Vasquez or Brad Hand because Ruiz might hit .260/.330/.450 in a couple of years? That is an uneducated guess on his slash. No research went into that.
Well just on the surface, May and Ruiz have the potential to become household names for the casual fan, while Vasquez and Hand are not, so from that standpoint, it's tough to make those trades. HOWEVER... I don't think any of us believe that we can win the WS this year with our current BP makeup. All the rest of the pieces are in place and it's an opportunity that shouldn't be missed. So if Hand and Vasquez can make the difference between just another playoff appearance and a championship... so long May and Ruiz.
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