John Sickels at Minor League Ball has named his end-of-year top prospects for 2013, and four Dodgers made the list. Outfielder a Joc Pederson, shortstop Corey Seager, and pitchers Zach Lee and Julio Urias all were named top 75 prospects in baseball by Sickels.
Pederson heads the list at No. 35 after hitting .278/.381/.497 with 22 home runs, 24 doubles and 31 steals in 123 games in Double-A Chattanooga. Sickels wrote that Pederson "needs to solve lefties," as the outfielder hit just .200/.299/.269 with two home runs against southpaws in 2013.
Seager, who many have ranked above Pederson, is ranked No. 45 by Sickels, who noted, "Really struggled after moving up to High-A, but still one of the top infield prospects around." Seager hit .160/.246/.320 in 27 games in Class-A Rancho Cucamonga but he doesn't turn 20 until April and will be one of the youngest players in the California League to start 2014.
Rounding out Sickels' list was Zach Lee, ranked No. 71 and called "a reliable strike thrower," and Julio Urias, ranked No. 72. Sickels called his ranking of Urias a placeholder and wrote, "he looked great in the Midwest League at age 16/17, which is amazing."