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2018 top Dodgers prospects

A ranking of the top Dodgers prospects heading into the 2018 season, with rankings and analysis by David Hood.

Ranking Dodgers prospects as potential trade chips

A look at the 2018 Dodgers top prospects as ranked by their potential as trade chips.

2018 Dodgers top 30 prospects

The top 30 Dodgers prospects heading into the 2018 season, as ranked by David Hood of True Blue LA.

2018 No. 1 prospect, Walker Buehler

2018 No. 2 prospect, Keibert Ruiz

Switch-hitting catcher Keibert Ruiz was named the Dodgers minor league player of the year and checks in as their No. 2 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 3 prospect, Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo got his first taste of big league action in 2017. Now he checks in as the Dodgers’ No. 3 prospect for 2018.

2018 No. 4 prospect, Dennis Santana

The 2018 prospect profile of pitcher Dennis Santana, who was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster in November.

2018 No. 5 prospect, Jeren Kendall

The Dodgers drafted outfielder Jeren Kendall in the first round of the 2017 draft, and he checks in as the club’s No. 5 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 6 prospect, D.J. Peters

Outfielder D.J. Peters won the California League MVP in 2017 and checks in as the Dodogers’ No. 6 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 7 prospect, Yadier Alvarez

A profile of Dodgers prospects Yadier Alvarez heading into 2018.

2018 No. 8 prospect, Dustin May

A strong first full season as a professional at age 19 has the Dodgers high on redhead right-hander Dustin May, who checks in as the club’s No. 8 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 9 prospect, Will Smith

2016 draftee Will Smith is the Dodgers’ No. 9 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 10 prospect, Mitchell White

Dodgers right-hander Mitchell White was drafted in the second round in 2016 and checks in for the second year in a row as the 10th-ranked prospect in the system by our own David Hood.

2018 No. 11 prospect, Yusniel Diaz

The man they call Juice checks in as the Dodgers’ No. 11 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 12 prospect, Cristian Santana

Cristian Santana had a breakout season and excelled in a tough hitting environment in his first taste of full-season baseball in 2017. Now just 21, the power-hitting third baseman is ranked as the Dodgers’ 12th-best prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 13 prospect, Edwin Rios

Edwin Rios hit 34 doubles and 24 home runs in 2017 and the corner man checks in as the Dodgers’ No. 13 prospect heading into 2018.

2018 No. 14 prospect, Starling Heredia

Starling Heredia just keeps hitting and made it to full season ball with Class-A Great Lakes at age 18. He checks in as the Dodgers’ 14th-best prospect heading into 2018.

A prospect profile of J.T. Chargois

Here is a look at new Dodgers pitcher J.T. Chargois from our David Hood.

2018 No. 15 prospect, Morgan Cooper

The Dodgers drafted pitcher Morgan Cooper out of Texas in the second round in 2017, and he makes his debut on the team prospect list at No. 15 heading into 2018.

2018 No. 16 prospect, Gavin Lux

Gavin Lux was drafted by the Dodgers out of high school in the first round in 2016, and the middle infielder checks in as the club’s No. 16 prospect heading into 2017.

Seven Dodgers prospects named to Baseball Prospectus top 101

Seven Dodgers were named among the top 101 prospects in baseball for 2018 by Baseball Prospectus, including pitchers Walker Buehler and Yadier Alvarez, outfielder Alex Verdugo and catcher Keibert Ruiz.

Three Dodgers among MLB.com top 100 prospects

Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo and Keibert Ruiz were ranked among the top 100 prospects in baseball heading into 2018 as measured by MLB Pipeline.

Buehler leads 4 Dodgers on Baseball America top 100 prospects list

The Dodgers placed four players on the Baseball America top 100 prospect list for 2018, led by pitcher Walker Buehler, the club’s first-round pick in 2016.

2018 No. 17 prospect, Jordan Sheffield

A 2018 prospect profile for pitcher Jordan Sheffield, drafted by the Dodgers out of Vanderbilt in the supplemental first round in 2016.

2018 No. 18 prospect, Imani Abdullah

Right-handed pitcher Imani Abdullah, drafted by the Dodgers out of high school in San Diego in the 11th round in 2015, ranks as the club’ No. 18 prospect heading into 2018, his age-21 season.

2018 No. 19 prospect, Kyle Farmer

Dodgers catcher Kyle Farmer saw his first taste of the big leagues in 2017, and before the 2018 season checks in as the No. 19 prospect in the organization.

Jake Peter checks in as Dodgers’ No. 30 prospect

New Dodgers infielder Jake Peter checks in at No. 30 on our top prospects list in the organization.

2018 top Dodgers prospects: No. 20-24

The Dodgers’ 20th- through 24th-ranked prospects heading into 2018 include a pair of players drafted in 2017.

2018 top Dodgers prospects: No. 25-31

We have reached the start of our review of the top 30 Dodgers prospects in 2018, beginning with No. 26-30.

2018 top Dodgers prospects: No. 31-78

A first look at the top prospects for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into 2018, beginning with those outside the top 30, from 31-78.