Dodgers announce additions to 40 man roster and this time I didn't see any Mario Alvarez strangeness. Gurnick does a decent synopsis of each player so I'd recommend reading his post.
BHSPORTSGUY provided this great link to keep track of what is happening in the winter leagues.
Hard throwing toolsy pitcher Nathan Eovaldi holds off Pedroia light to become prospect number 11.
Here was the vote for number one
Here was the vote for 2 - 4.
Here was the vote for number 5
Here was the vote for numbers 7 & 8
Here was thevote for Number 9
Here was the vote for number 10
Here was the vote for number 11
I'm going to add Tony Delmonico to the vote. The 6th round pick hit .340 with 20 doubles and 11 home runs in 35 games. Six of those home runs came in the final 10 games of the season. The word is that he is going to transition to catcher as he's a terrible infielder. I don't think he belongs here a head of Pedroza but I'll let you guys make that decison. He was 21 in the rookie league.
Jamie Pedroza tore up the Rookie League at age 20 to the tune of a .982 OPS while playing SS. This year he skipped Low A and went straight to High A and had a .290 average, a .342 on base percentage, 31 doubles, 11 home runs and stole 25 bases to boot. He started out at 2nd base but wasn't hitting in April. They moved him back to SS and his bat responded. BA has said he will not be able to remain at SS so 2nd base still sounds like where he will end up.
Devaris Strange-Gordon just like Delmonico played for Ogden. The 2008 3rd round pick didn't hit like Delmonico but he's a year younger and everyone was raving about his defense at SS. He may now be the fastest player in the organization stealing 18 bases in only 60 games with a 78% success rate.
Steve Johnson the 13th round pick in 2005. He's now 21 coming off a splendid season in the MWL, however he struggled when introduced to the offensive based California High A league. Canuck was talking about scouts and stats and that he went with Eovaldi based on the scouting. Now we have the opposite case. Johnson put up great numbers for 20 year old in the MWL but I've seen several scouting reports that continue to say the bats will catch upto him as he progesses up the level. Canuck had him at 13 on his list and we are currently voting on number 12. Is this a guy on whom the scouts are wrong?
Geison Aguasviva was signed as a free agent. He's almost the exact same age as Steve Johnson but he's a tall skinny left hander. He excelled in the rookie league but had his hat handed to him in the MWL, a league in which Johnson excelled. I'll add more on him as I find it but other then the fact he was just about the best pitcher on the Ogden rookie league squad I don't know much about him other then what BA wrote last year. Fastball tops out at 91 but he shows great feel for his breaking ball.
Last year Pedro Baez was number 10 on BA's list. He started out this year in the MWL and struggled. The Dodgers sent him to the Pioneer Rookie league when it started and he got straightened out. His prospect status has slipped because of the rough go in the MWL but lots of players have struggled in that league. He's still only 20 and might the only real 3rd base prospect the Dodgers have.
Chris Jacobs is a huge behemoth of a man. The man child stands 6'5 and unlike the rest of the tight ends they have drafted this one does not strike out at a Dave Kingman clip. He won't turn 20 for another week and while his power has yet to develop in the games, the word is that he puts on an impressive batting practice display.
Feel free to throw out some names you'd rather see at this level.
Javy Guerra, Tim Sexton, James Adkins,Jon Michael Redding, Victor Garate, Kenley Jansen, Kyle Russel, Cole St. Clair, Josh Wall, AJ Ellis, Jesus Castillo, Justin Miller...