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Bobby Miller highlights High-A Great Lakes Loons 2021 opening day roster

Miller is one of three 2020 Dodgers draft picks on the Loons roster

Cincinnati Reds v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Three Dodgers draft picks from 2020 will play their first professional games with the Great Lakes Loons, who are now a High-A team. The Loons unveiled their opening day roster on Monday.

Bobby Miller, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2020, headlines the roster. Other 2020 picks joining him in Great Lakes are pitcher Clayton Beeter (Competitive Balance Round B, just after the second round), and catcher Carson Taylor (fourth round). Great Lakes’ roster also includes eight players drafted in 2019 and six more from 2018.

Miguel Vargas, the 21-year-old third baseman signed out of Cuba in 2017, was a non-roster invitee in Dodgers camp in spring training. He was listed by The Athletic as the No. 75 overall prospect in baseball before the season.

The youngest player on Great Lakes is power-hitting outfielder Andy Pages, who turned 20 in December He was a non-roster invitee as well.

The Loons have been a Dodgers affiliate since 2007, but were a Low-A team until the minor league reorganization this offseason shifted the Midwest League — now called High-A Central — to High-A. Great Lakes opens its season at home on Tuesday night against Dayton, the opener of a six-game series against the Reds affiliate.

Austin Chubb, a former catcher who played in the Dodgers’ and Nationals minors, is the Loons manager. He managed in rookie-level Ogden in 2019.

High-A Great Lakes Loons opening day roster

Pos Player 2021 age* Acquired
Pos Player 2021 age* Acquired
RHP Clayton Beeter 22 2020 draft (2nd rd)
LHP Jeff Belge 23 2019 draft (18th rd)
RHP Logan Boyer 23 2019 draft (11th rd)
RHP Morgan Cooper 26 2017 draft (2nd rd)
LHP Austin Drury 23 2018 draft (34th rd)
LHP Braidyn Fink 23 2019 draft (19th rd)
LHP Alec Gamboa 24 2019 draft (9th rd)
RHP Melvin Jimenez 21 Int'l FA (2015)
RHP Jack Little 23 2019 draft (5th rd)
RHP Jose Martinez 22 Int'l FA (2016)
RHP Bobby Miller 22 2020 draft (1st rd)
RHP Mike Mokma 23 undrafted FA (2019)
RHP Juan Morillo 22 Int'l FA (2015)
LHP Robinson Ortiz 21 Int'l FA (2017)
RHP Cole Percival 22 undrafted FA (2020)
RHP Jesus Vargas 23 Int'l FA (2014)
LHP Ryley Waddell 24 minor league FA (2021)
C Ryan January 24 Rule 5 draft (2020)
C Carson Taylor 22 2020 draft (4th rd)
C Tre Todd 24 2018 draft (21st rd)
SS Zac Ching 24 2019 draft (10th rd)
3B Luke Heyer 24 2018 draft (8th rd)
2B Deacon Liput 25 2018 draft (10th rd)
SS Leonel Valera 21 Int'l FA (2015)
3B/1B Miguel Vargas 21 Int'l FA (2017)
3B/1B Justin Yurchak 24 trade (CWS), 2017
OF James Outman 24 2018 draft (7th rd)
OF Andy Pages 20 Int'l FA (2018)
OF Andrew Shaps 25 2018 draft (31st rd)
OF Joe Vranesh 23 2019 draft (15th rd)
OF Ryan Ward 23 2019 draft (8th rd)
*age as of June 30, 2021