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Dodgers notes: Prospects on the rise, Chase Utley in England, no more Games 163

A pair of prospect rankings have been updated

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The Los Angeles Dodgers pay tribute to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully Friday, August 5 with a special pre-game ceremony prior to the game against the Padres at Dodger Stadium. The team commemorates the Hall of Famer who passed away this week at the age Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Baseball America updated its organizational farm system rankings after the MLB draft was all settled, and the Dodgers check in at No. 2 overall in the sport, behind only the Orioles.

That’s up from eighth in the preseason for the Dodgers, who also own the best record in the majors. BA praised the Dodgers star power — like top prospect Diego Cartaya, or Miguel Vargas who reached the majors this year, and pitchers like Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone who were both just promoted to Triple-A — coupled with the depth, noting “the lower levels of the Dodgers system are loaded with power pitchers, middle infielders with potent bats and power-hitting outfielders.”

On an individual basis, MLB Pipeline also updated their top-100 prospects list this week, with Cartaya now rated the ninth-best prospect in baseball (the catcher is also ranked ninth by Baseball America).

Among the biggest risers on MLB Pipeline’s list compared to the preseason were Vargas (from 94th to 44th) and Miller (No. 57 to No. 27).