2013 True Blue LA top Dodgers prospects

The top 20 prospects for the Dodgers headed into 2013, as voted by True Blue LA readers.

After tallying all the votes for the final 5 spots on the 2013 Dodgers prospect list, I counted 18 different players who received at least some recognition. But when it was all said and done it was James Baldwin, Julio Urias, Ross Stripling, Scott Van Slyke, and Alex Santana who were named prospects #16 - 20. I'll have a complete list below, but before I do I wanted to break down the players in a few different ways.

We have 9 hitters and 11 pitchers in our top 20, with 4 of the hurlers being left handed. Of the 9 position players 5 are outfielders, 3 are infielders, and 1 is a catcher.

The average age of our top 20 prospects is 21.9 years old, with Julio Urias the youngest at 16, and Scott Van Slyke just beating out Alex Castellanos as the oldest, although they are both 26.

In terms of how the players were acquired, 2 were international signees (Urias and Yasiel Puig), two were traded for (Castellanos and Tim Federowicz), and the rest were drafted. The 2012 draft class seemed to be a community favorite as we selected 6 players from there in our top 20, then we had 2 from the 2011 draft, 3 from 2010, 2 from 2009, and one each from 2008, 2007, and 2005.

# Name Position Acquired Prior Year Rank Age Height Weight Bats/Thr
1) Yasiel Puig OF Signed in 2012 NR 22.00 6' 3" 215 R
2) Zach Lee RHP 2010, 1st 1 21.23 6' 4" 190 R
3) Corey Seager 3B/SS 2012, 1st NR 18.61 6' 3" 195 L
4) Joc Pederson OF 2010, 11th 7 20.63 6' 1" 185 L
5) Chris Reed LHP 2011, 1st 5 22.55 6' 4" 195 L
6) Matthew Magill RHP 2008, 31st NR 23.07 6' 3" 190 R
7) Steven Rodriguez LHP 2012, 2nd NR 21.65 6' 3" 215 R
8) Chris Withrow RHP 2007, 1st 6 23.69 6' 3" 195 R
9) Garrett Gould RHP 2009, 2nd 4 21.39 6' 4" 190 R
10) Onelki Garcia LHP 2012, 3rd NR 23.35 6' 3" 220 L
11) Alex Castellanos OF Trade w/Cards 17 26.34 5' 11" 180 R
12) Zachary Bird RHP 2012, 9th NR 18.40 6' 3" 177 R
13) Stephen Ames RHP 2009, 17th NR 24.73 6' 1" 205 R
14) Jesmuel Valentin SS 2012, 1st NR 18.57 5' 10" 174 S
15) Tim Federowicz C Trade w/Red Sox 9 25.34 5' 11" 200 R
16) James Baldwin OF 2010, 4th 10 21.16 6' 3" 190 L
17) Julio Urias LHP Signed in 2012 NR 16.50 ??? ??? L
18) Ross Stripling RHP 2012, 5th NR 23.04 6' 3" 190 R
19) Scott Van Slyke OF 2005, 14th 14 26.37 6' 5" 220 R
20) Alex Santana INF 2011, 2nd NR 19.30 6' 4" 200 R

Finally, in case anyone was wondering, the next 5 prospects based on votes would have been Miguel Sulbaran, Aaron Miller, Blake Smith, the now departed Alfredo Silverio, and Jake Lemmerman.

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