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DODGERS 2019 MINOR LEAGUE/PROSPECTS THREAD

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by ColoradoKidWitGame, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Moderator

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    It definitely didn't help it, but I don't think it cratered it like some say. Fangraphs still maintains that he is a 60 FV prospect, which is a perennial all star level grading. The word has always been that Smith was going to get figured out, but these recent reports are incredibly positive and most think that he has done enough to be a very good catcher. I'm just worried as he has shown some inability to stay healthy for long stretches.
     
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    Billy Ashley agrees.
     
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    Well, at least I'm not the only 1 wondering WTF..


    Dodgers: Missing Andrew Toles
    We are missing a fan favorite.
    by Tim Rogers

    https://www.dodgersnation.com/dodgers-missing-andrew-toles/2019/08/12/
     
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    I’d think the logical move (and what I’d expect them to do) is go into next season with Smith as the starter and Barnes as the backup, with Ruiz repeating at AAA. IMO there’s no way a catcher putting up a .304 wOBA in AA at 20 years old is a bad sign, and SSS but he’s been hitting in AAA since the promotion too. Keep them both in the organization and let it play out. It’s too valuable a position to trade him for anything other than a star.

    They can fix the bullpen in free agency.
     
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    If Gavin is everything scouts say he is, and if he's even a fraction of what he's doing in AAA, then he should be playing 2B for the Dodgers in 2 weeks.
     
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    Yeah I definitely don't disagree with that idea. As I have stated, I have always been worried about Smith's durability and the fact that he is a catcher, makes that a bit scarier to me. With that said, the club was still said to be floating Ruiz's name in trade discussions at the deadline, so with that in mind, I would not be shocked to see if the club looked to use Ruiz to improve the roster elsewhere in the offseason. Since they were said to have been kicking the tires on at least Syndergaard, I would not be surprised if the org tried to use Ruiz to be a centerpiece for a big starting pitcher acquisition. Since those deals are hard to pull off, I also would not be surprised to hear that he doesn't get traded either. If the plan again in the offseason is "big game hunting", then he makes the most sense to be used as bait, but only if we are talking a big impact player.
     
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    Yeah if like Syndergaard or Scherzer are on the table I would be willing to part with him, but otherwise they should keep him and use money to fill the holes in the BP and the back of the rotation (and maybe 1B)

    I would’ve been willing to deal him for Vazquez this deadline but not in the off-season when we could sign a reliever for just money
     
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    Gavin Lux has reached base in 49 straight games, still .434/.517/.809 in 178 PAs. Hit his 24th HR (11th in OKC) last night.
     
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    But but but...Kike and Taylor may be back soon!
     
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    VRP and his comedy stylings! Wow!
     
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