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Dodgers have 3 prospects in MLB.com top 13

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Joc Pederson is one of three Dodgers rated in the top 13 prospects in baseball by MLB.com
Joc Pederson is one of three Dodgers rated in the top 13 prospects in baseball by MLB.com
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The big three Dodgers prospects were listed among the top 13 prospects in baseball by MLB.com, with shortstop Corey Seager checking in at seventh overall in a list maintained by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo and he MLB Pipeline crew.

MLB.com's list of top 100 prospects was revealed on MLB Network on Friday, with Julio Urias at No. 8, Joc Pederson at No. 13, and 2014 first-round pick Grant Holmes at No. 95.

Carlos Correa of the Astros was named as best hitter among prospects by Callis and the MLB Pipeline crew, with Seager noted as "in the running" (i.e. among the top four for that tool).

Urias, 18, was tabbed earlier this week as the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball after dominating the California League in 2014, putting up a 2.36 ERA with 109 strikeouts and 37 walks in 87⅔ innings, with all but four of his appearances coming at age 17.

"Los Angeles is trying to manage his innings and the expectations for him but may not be able to keep him in the Minors much longer," said his MLB.com profile.

Urias was noted by the MLB Pipeline crew as among the top four changeups and top four curveballs among prospects in baseball.

Pederson, looking to win the starting center field job in Dodgers big league camp, was named the second-best outfield prospect by MLB.com, behind only Twins prospect Byron Buxton.

Seager was ranked the fourth-best shortstop prospect, and Darnell Sweeney was rated the ninth-best at second base.

Here's a look at the relative rankings of the top 10 Dodgers prospects from various national sources, with overall ranks in baseball in parentheses where applicable.

2015 Dodgers top prospects
Player Pos Baseball America Baseball Prospectus ESPN MLB.com
Corey Seager SS 1 1 1 (5th) 1 (7th)
Julio Urias LHP 3 2 2 (9th) 2 (8th)
Joc Pederson OF 2 3 3 (28th) 3 (13th)
Grant Holmes RHP 4 4 4 (79th) 4 (95th)
Alex Verdugo OF 5 9 5
Chris Anderson RHP 7 6 8
Jose De Leon RHP 6 7 9
Zach Lee RHP 5 6
Darnell Sweeney IF/OF 8 7
Scott Schebler OF 8 10
Chris Reed LHP 9
Julian Leon C 10
Zach Bird RHP 10