Baseball America released its list of top 100 prospects in baseball on Tuesday, and the Dodgers merited a pair of players new to the system since last year's list. Both Hyun-jin Ryu and Yasiel Puig, whom the Dodgers spend over a combined $103 million to sign, made the list.
Ryu checked in at No. 42, and Puig was No. 47. However, Zach Lee didn't make the list, meaning he fell at least 38 spots.
Lee was ranked No. 62 in the 2012 rankings, the highest Dodger on the list. Allen Webster (No. 95) ad Nathan Eovaldi (No. 96) also made the list last year, and were traded. Webster, now on the Red Sox, is No. 49
Some other Dodgers related links for your perusal:
- The Giants on Monday announced that Matt Cain would start on opening day, which happens to be against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Apr. 1 at Dodger Stadium.
- Ken Gurnick at MLB.com took a gander at the non-roster pitchers vying for spots in the Dodgers bullpen, focusing on Kevin Gregg, Peter Moylan, and Mark Lowe. Gurnick noted that Lowe has an opt out date of Mar. 31.
- Dylan Hernandez at the Los Angeles Times caught up with Chad Billingsley, who has 'no doubts' about his right elbow.
- Former Dodger catcher Russell Martin, now with the Pirates, tells Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports that he will play shortstop for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
- Roberto Baly of Vin Scully is My Homeboy spend three days over the weekend at Camelback Ranch. Sadly, I didn't see him. But he took a ton of photos and recapped his experience each day. Here is the summary with links to all three days.
- Baseball Prospectus's Sam Miller wrote a piece for ESPN The Magazine on the benefits of WAR.