Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by ColoradoKidWitGame, Jan 4, 2019.
Or for the Pirates/Reds/Blue Jays/Giants future
Gavin Lux tonight 3 - 5 in AAA. Now hitting .500 AJ 0 -3 with 2 K's in his 1st rehab start with the Quakes.
So stoked on Lux
Looking forward to see how he starts off his career.
Baseball Prospectus Top 50 has had it's midseason update and umm.... fuck it is interesting.
#7 Dustin May
Why he’ll succeed: The Gingergaard continues to quickly climb the minor league ladder. He’s filled out, added to his stuff, and basically done all the things we could have hoped for after somewhat aggressively giving him that nom de guerre shortly after the 2016 draft. There’s a full complement of power stuff now, and top-of-the-rotation upside.
Why he might fail: May hasn’t ever truly dominated a level like some of the other top pitching prospects to either side of him on this list. He’s always been good, and he’s almost exclusively faced older hitters. But this is a case where the performance hasn’t quite matched the profile so far. May might just be a durable, above-average major league starter.
#11 Gavin Lux
Why he’ll succeed: He’s made consistent improvements to his offensive game since the beginning of the 2018 season, unexpectedly surging to become a top global prospect. He was already a polished defender, likely to stay at the six, but certainly capable of handling other positions. He always showed an advanced plate approach for his levels, too. But now, we expect an above-average outcome in both hit and power as well, and he’s already knocking on the door of the majors
Why he might fail: There’s low outright failure risk here, even for this section of the list. If he comes in a little low on hit and power, he might settle in as “just” a pretty good baseball player. If you consider it a failure for a player ranked this highly to lock in as a long-term regular instead of a star, well, I guess that would be a failure.
I was a bit shocked to see this jump by both. Prospectus I believe has loved May for a while since his fastball has always been so tough to square up. I think May with his bowling ball fastball will have more success once he gets into a scenario of better advanced scouting.
I am crazy fucking busy as work decided this past month was an ideal time to load my plate with the most clients I have ever had at one time and my wedding/honeymoon are only 9 days away now. So I am not going to do an in depth rundown with links, but midseason top prospect lists are dropping left and right. Lux, May and Smith are seeing HUGE boosts as Lux and May are seeing regular top 10 accolades with some legit write ups mostly saying that Lux is star and May is a front of the rotation pitcher. Gray isn't getting any attention, but I expect him to break into the Top 100 by the end of the year. The Dodgers graduated a stud in Verdugo, but outside of a couple of major trades or surprise promotions, I would not be shocked if at the end of the season the Dodgers are a Top 5 org again. May, Lux, Smith, Ruiz, Gray, Hoese, Downs and Gonsolin could all creep into Top 100's in the offseason. Peters is off to a great start in AAA and a monster 2nd half could see him leap back in the charts as well if they feel he is figuring out his new swing.
congrats bro, truly happy for you!
Are you sure about that?
Don't know your good news @ColoradoKidWitGame ... but whatever it is, props.
The Dodgers locked up 2nd round pick Jimmy Lewis. This is a big deal as Lewis was a helium prospect ala Dustin May when he was drafted. He too is a 6'6" RH'er and just like May saw his velocity tick up late his senior year. Unlike May, Lewis saw his velocity get to 95 instead of the 90-91 that Gingergaard got up to before getting drafted. Everyone is different, but this kid could be the next monster in the org.
Congratulations @ColoradoKidWitGame and thank you for all the hard work you do!
Thanks buddy, I appreciate that!
Dodgers have the #3 rated farm system by Fangraphs.
In your opinion, and not assuming this will occur, but if LA traded away Ruiz & D-Santana, but kept Lux and May ... how far would that ranking drop?
I mention those four as most links I've checked indicate that Lux & May are going nowhere but to the big club, and that Ruiz and Dennis are most likely to get moved. Of course, I could be misinformed ...
It would be a 3-4 spot drop at least as I believe they have Ruiz as one of our few 55-60 grade prospects. Our insane depth of 50 grade spects is helping drive that ranking up led by the star power at the top. I agree that the chances of May and Lux being traded now are almost zero. Both players fits immediate needs, therefore make little sense to move. Btw, Lux is just a monster right now at AAA and our OKC lineup would probably be better than the Orioles.
200 AAA at-bats should put him on schedule for a mid-late August arrival?
Verdugo is hitting .306/.352/.500/123 wRC+ with a low K% and solid defense. But nah, take the Brewers deal (whatever it was). Screw the Marlins.
He's hitting better against leftties which is a great surprise.
Yeah, based on what I can tell, that would be about right.
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