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Preston goes 5 for 5 - Dodger Prospect Performances and Minor League Box Scores - Sep 4th-5th, 2009

No one has been a bigger disappointment to the Dodgers then Preston Mattingly. The son of the Dodgers hitting coach evidently did fall far from the tree. Preston turned 22 last week  mired in one of the worse stretches of his career. Mind you, this is the California League where hits are as bountiful as the beautiful woman who inhabit this wondrous state. Coming into yesterday's game Preston had gone zero for twenty three with nine strikeouts. His skills seem so negligible that it is hard to believe he has any chance for a major league career. No power, inability to make contact, no patience, no batting average.  So yesterday he went five for five with three doubles in probably his best professional offensive game.  Go figure.

Jamie Ortiz blasted two runs yesterday. Once upon a time Ortiz looked like a prospect but no more. Still only twenty one he has time to get back on the beam but those home runs seemed to be a product of the day. Mattingly got five hits, Ortiz hit two homes, and Caseres banged out three hits.

Jamie Hoffman was officially released by the Dodgers so they promoted Scott Van Slyke who was having a solid year for the 66er's. Van Slyke will skipp AA this year as the gets ready to play in the playoffs for the Isotopes. This move means the Dodgers skipped a chance to promote Lambo from AA and went with Van Slyke instead. Lambo's star has certainly dimmed after what can only be described as a very lackluster performance in AA.

Brain Galvez hit two home runs on Saturday as he continues to torch the Pioneer League.

Kyle Russell went 0/4 on Saturday with four strikeouts

Check out the  Dodger Draft Scorecard.

Don't forget to check out the latest from Jon Chapper 

Aug 13th - Jon Chapper Dodger Minor League Report

Jon Chapper Minor League Report

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Kensai Minor League Reports:

August 20-Down on the Farm - Dominican Dreaming

August 19-Down on the farm, Arizona Heat

August 14-Down on the farm, Rookies Galore

August 12-Low A
August 11-High A
August 10-Double A
August 7-Triple A
July 25-Rookie

Kensai Player Profiles:

August 13-Geison Aguasviva
August 10-Jesus Castillo
August 5-Steven Caseres

August 17-Prospect Profiles - Danny Danielson

August 20-Prospect Profiles - Chris Jacobs

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Mid Season Prospect Ranking - True Blue LA
Mid Season Dodger Prospect Ranking from Kensai/Canuck/Phil

Check out these links and let us know what you think. From the above links you can see the daily Dodger minor league box scores, a recap of the best Dodger performances, and a recap of all of baseballs top prospect performances, along with a recap of simply the best minor league performances even if they aren't considered prospects. The Hector Luna performances if you will.

From the First Inning site you can check out the leaderboards for each league including advanced statistics like wOBA and FIP. From the minor league split web site you can click on the player link and check every which way they are doing.

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