DODGERS 2020 MINOR LEAGUE/PROSPECTS THREAD

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  1. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    LOVE the Dodgers 1st round pick tonight. Bobby Miller, RHP out of Louisville was one of the kids that had his draft stock hurt by the shortened season. Had turned some heads early on. FB sits 95-99 occasionally touching triple digits and he maintains the velo throughout. Big boy at 6’5” with a decent slider and two forms of a change from the sounds of it. Needs some refinement which is the big one here as that is where it gets interesting. His mechanics are messy, but he’s super athletic and has shown that he can adapt and repeats the delivery. That’s a good sign that they could clean him up where there is also belief that he could find a bit more in the tank. Louisville had him working down in the zone with the FB as he has a diving 2 seamer with similar velo as his 4 seamer. Feelings are that they’ll ditch the 2 seamer and go heavy 4S Up in the zone where the numbers show him having some elite company if he can locate it. Many say he has a very high floor with back end reliever potential with a strong likelihood to stay there, but also the skill set to maintain a ceiling of a front end starter.
     
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    Yeah I like this pick. We need big RHP with Velo in the system and being a 21 year old college kid, he can develop on a fast track if they can clean him up a bit and it sticks. Good shit
     
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    This is from an ESPN article on the first round......

    29. Los Angeles Dodgers: Bobby Miller, RHP, Louisville

    Who is Miller? Another big right-hander (6-foot-5), Miller has some of the best heat in the draft, with a fastball that sits 94-98, although it's more of a heavy sinking fastball. He took a no-hitter into the ninth inning in an NCAA tournament game against East Carolina, when he flashed a potentially dominant slider/cutter. The command isn't always there and the effort in his delivery and long arm action has some scouts believing he ends up in the bullpen.

    Why the Dodgers took him here: The Dodgers have shown they know exactly what they're doing with late first-round picks, considering its where they tend to end up picking thanks to their success on the field. Miller fits some of the things that seem to work well for them as a big-time arm from a major program. He isn't nearly as polished as Reid Detmers, his Louisville rotation mate who went earlier in the first round, but there's no question which starter has better pure stuff and the Dodgers are exactly the type of team that can get him to harness it. -- Mullen
     
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    Wow...baseball talk. Reads really well, and gets back to what it's all about. Here, anyway.
    Nice alternative to disease, who was right or wrong about it, and the politics of it all.
     
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    This kid also seems to have the attitude you want as a starter. Very Buehleresque(who is also his favorite player). Will be interesting to watch Miller and Lewis in the years ahead.
     
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    A lot to like with Clayton Beeter (lol) & Jake Vogel as well, I spent very little time on this draft class once we knew it wasn't gonna be 30-40 rounds, but it just happened that Miller, Beeter & Vogel were names I had in mind for the first 3 picks.

    Pretty good given the circumstances.
     
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    The Dodgers have signed one UDFA thus far and it is someone that was once considered a top 200 prospect in the game, but has steadily declined since going to college. I had guessed the Dodgers would be one of the best setup teams to land a lot of talent in this stretch, but the early going has the Royals already landing an solid haul of 5 top 500 prospects AND a top rated undrafted senior. There were more than a few takes by folks that felt the Dodgers had one of the most distinct advantages due to the clubs strong development track record, however in the 24 hours since the signings started to become public. There have been a multitude of reports that say that players are focusing on weaker farm systems depth wise as they are aware of the oncoming thinning out of minor league baseball. Not sure if it matters much anyway anymore since the owners are just trying to kill the game.
     
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    I admire you for striving to keep this aspect of MLB relevant ... but you must realize the window is closing, brother.

    God bless you for trying ... but the body is about to be officially declared dead. Some doctor is going to call it,man ....
     
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    Yeah, I am starting to believe that there will not be a season. Since this is all about prospects, it really won't impact this season anyway, so it still has some interest.
     
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