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  1. This system is far from the shambles that some have been calling it after recent trades. I’d say pretty mid-pack.

    Comment by Kash — December 24, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

  2. Puig, Seager, and Lee in that order IMO elevate the system by being true impact talents, the nice thing is they don’t need them to be

    Comment by Tomcat — December 24, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

  3. I agree. The system now has two solid hitting prospects it did not have at this time last year.

    Comment by Ray — December 24, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

  4. Yeah, note how many of them either signed recently or came from the 2012 draft. That alone should suggest that in past years it wasn’t too great.

    Also, Seager, Puig and Valentin are all new to the system, and last year they traded away possible top-5 guys Allen Webster and Ethan Martin, both pitchers, so you can imagine how pitcher-heavy (and by extension, light-hitting) the system was before this year.

    Comment by Bip — December 24, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

  5. I think Garcia would be better suited in the rotation. It would be a crying shame to waste his talents as a Southpaw in the bullpen. The kid has a fastball that can reach as high as 95 consistently, 2 breaking pitches that he can change speeds at will on, and is working on a curve. The guy can flat out pitch and may be a better pitcher than Lee. 4 pitches that will be above average from a Southpaw.

    Comment by T — December 24, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

  6. C’mon Joc Pederson is a badass name for a ballplayer. He should get extra points just for that.

    Comment by Atari — December 24, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  7. Impressive frame on Gould? He’s the most chubby, out of shape pitcher in the CAL league.

    Comment by Tj — December 24, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  8. He prefers the term “Sabathia-esque”

    Comment by Bip — December 24, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

  9. No.

    Comment by Dick — December 24, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

  10. Dick, why are you being such a you?

    Comment by Atari — December 24, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

  11. Agreed. He reminds me — body type-wise — of a taller Chad Billingsley. He has the frame to handle a bigger workload, but with that comes concerns about his durability/conditioning.

    Comment by Dustin Nosler — December 24, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

  12. Where would Rubby De La Rosa be on this list if he were eligible?

    Comment by Rob — December 24, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  13. Ehh….doesn’t look like a very good farm to me.

    Comment by Matt M — December 24, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  14. I could see number 2. He’s got an upper-90′s fastball with good sink and a deep slider as a starter, he’s pretty much big league ready and he’ll be 23. He might need more pitches but his fastball is pretty special.

    Comment by Bip — December 24, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  15. It’s not top 10, but it’s well rounded and improved from last year. There are a lot of very young guys. It’s got some depth, it’s main weakness is a lack of top-tier prospects. I think that’s good for the Dodgers now, because they have a good number of impact players, but they may have a problem with the supporting players, since they aren’t going to be able to sign 20 free agents to fill every remaining roster spot.

    Comment by Bip — December 24, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

  16. what are your thoughts on alex castellanos? i know he’s getting older, but he seems to have solid milb stats and there were talks of him going 2b for the dodgers.

    Comment by Drew — December 24, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

  17. De La Rosa actually has a promising — but inconsistent — changeup. His slider is fringy. His fastball is no joke, though.

    Comment by Dustin Nosler — December 24, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

  18. I’d say bottom-third with a chance to be middle-of-the-pack after this year. Loved the 2012 draft class and some international signings.

    Comment by Dustin Nosler — December 24, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

  19. Reed is way overvalued here.
    Pederson is slightly undervalued.

    Comment by ben — December 24, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

  20. Ryu……?

    Comment by kim — December 25, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

  21. Ryu isn’t projected to pitch in the minors but is slotted to be the 4th starter for the Dodgers

    Comment by Steven Denesha — December 26, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

  22. LOLOLOL I hate black people!

    Comment by Ingy — October 15, 2013 @ 11:54 am

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