The Baseball America Midwest League top 20 prospects came out this morning, and only 3 Loons made it on to the list. Allen Webster came in at #11, while Rubby De La Rosa was ranked #15. Jerry Sands was #18 on the list. If this is any indication of the BA's Dodger prospect ranking heading into next year, it looks like De La Rosa won't be our top pitcher, and Sands will have trouble making the top 5.
In addition, despite having a great season for the 2nd year in a row, Brian Cavazos-Galvez didn't make the list. Other guys I thought who would be considered but didn't make the cut were Blake Smith, Mario Songco, and Matt Magill.
I'll have my Great Lakes Loons season in review posted in the next week or two, where I'll give more information on each of the players. For the time being, I'll give a quick summary of the Baseball America scouting reports on these guys, since I'm not going to copy and paste it here.
The article specifically says that Webster is the best of the 3 prospects on the list, and that he has 3 potentially above average pitches. His fastball peaks at 94 and has good sink, and he has a sharp curveball
De La Rosa was clocked as high at 102 in Great Lakes, and he has a power slider at 85-88 mph. He needs to be more consistent with his control and command.
No new info on Sands other than it says he has strong hands and wrists and good loft in his swing which helps him hit homers. It also says he can handle the corner outfield positions well althoug he has below average speed.