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Dodgers name Diego Cartaya & Gavin Stone minor league players of the year

The 2021 Branch Rickey minor league honorees

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The Dodgers on Friday named catcher Diego Cartaya the organization’s minor league player of the year and chose right-hander Gavin Stone as minor league pitcher of the year.

The 20-year-old Cartaya is the Dodgers top overall prospect in the minors and ranks ninth in all of baseball, according to MLB Pipeline. He is a combined .270/.403/.543 with 22 homers and 69 RBI over two levels this season.

Cartaya was signed out of Maracay, Venezuela just two months shy of turning 17 years old and quickly became the team’s prized prospect in just three short seasons.

Stone dominated at High-A Great Lakes and Double-A Tulsa to earn a promotion to Triple-A last week. The right-hander went four scoreless in his debut for OKC without allowing a hit last Friday.

Over the three levels in 2022, Stone has allowed just 17 earned runs in 102 13 innings while striking out 139 batters in the process.


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