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Figuring out the Dodgers top 10 prospects

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Ryan Pepiot was ranked the fifth-best Dodgers prospect by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus, sixth by MLB Pipeline, and seventh in the system by The Athletic.
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We’ve seen where various Dodgers prospects rank on national top-100 lists, with the higher-end group in the system fairly clearly establishing themselves.

Catcher Diego Cartaya stands out as the top Dodgers prospect on multiple lists. Miguel Vargas, who you might remember from his home run from Wednesday that might not have landed yet, was the top Dodgers prospect at Baseball Prospectus. Bobby Miller, the first-round draft pick in 2020, was listed as the top prospect on the team by CBS Sports, with R.J. Anderson saying “Miller ought to reach the majors in 2022.”

But on the team-specific lists, a few more players emerge. FanGraphs hasn’t yet unveiled their Dodgers prospect rankings for 2022, and CBS Sports only ranked the top three (after Miller, Vargas was second and Cartaya third), so we will exclude them for a moment. But we do have team lists from Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, The Athletic, and MLB Pipeline.

In those said lists, 13 Dodgers were listed in at least one top-10.

Where Dodgers top-10 prospects start in 2022

Prospect Pos Age 2022 team Baseball America Baseball Prospectus The Athletic MLB Pipeline
Prospect Pos Age 2022 team Baseball America Baseball Prospectus The Athletic MLB Pipeline
Diego Cartaya C 20 Low-A Rancho 1 2 1 1
Bobby Miller RHP 23 Double-A Tulsa 2 3 2 2
Miguel Vargas 3B 22 Triple-A OKC 3 1 4 5
Michael Busch 2B 24 Double-A Tulsa 4 6 3 3
Andy Pages OF 21 Double-A Tulsa 6 4 5 4
Ryan Pepiot RHP 24 Triple-A OKC 5 5 7 6
Eddys Leonard 2B/SS/OF 21 High-A Great Lakes 8 9 6 8
Landon Knack RHP 24 Double-A Tulsa* 7 8 7
Andre Jackson RHP 26 Triple-A OKC 9 10 12 11
Maddux Bruns LHP 20 Low-A Rancho 11 7 14 12
Jorbit Vivas 2B/3B 21 High-A Great Lakes 23 8 9 9
Wilman Diaz SS 18 TBA 10 10
Jose Ramos OF 21 Low-A Rancho 13 10 14
*Landon Knack is rehabbing an injury and will join Tulsa soon after

Baseball America and MLB Pipeline each listed 30 players on each team list, while The Athletic went 20 deep. Baseball Prospectus ranked 10 prospects for each team.

A magnificent seven were named in the top 10 on all four lists so far — Cartaya, Miller, Vargas, Michael Busch, Andy Pages, Ryan Pepiot, and Eddys Leonard.

Pepiot is expected to reach the majors at some point this season, and Leonard’s versatility and breakout 2021 at the plate earned him a spot on the 40-man roster in November.

The MLB Pipeline team lists were revealed Thursday, with Joe Trezza, “Sporting a seemingly never-ending supply of young talent, the Dodgers continue to marry winning with development better than any big league organization. Their roster is full of former Top 100 prospects, they’ve used others to swing blockbuster deals, and they still have one of the sport’s top systems.”

We’ll finish off our community top Dodgers prospects list next week, with a lot of these same names popping up. Players to watch this season.