Coverage of Dodgers super prospect Julio Urias and his travails in Triple-A in 2016 at age 19, on the precipice of joining the major league team.
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman talked about top pitching prospect Julio Urias making his major league debut on Friday, and the challenges of balancing the present for the talented 19-year-old and his future development.
Julio Urias led another strong pitching performance by the OKC Dodgers, the Drillers scored 10 runs with Farmer and Arruebarrena each hit two home runs; Josh Sborz had a solid start as Rancho Cucamonga won 2-1, Great Lakes lost 4-2 to Lansing
Triple-A Oklahoma City announced its opening day roster, which includes top Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias. Plus, some notes on pitchers Jose De Leon, Yaisel Sierra and Yadier Alvarez, who will remain in extended spring training to open 2016.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts named his first four of his starting rotation on Thursday. He also called Julio Urias special, but noted the chances of the club's top pitching prospect breaking camp as the fifth starter are low.
Catching up on national prospect rankings over the last few days, including Corey Seager the top overall prospect in baseball by Baseball Prospectus, and Julio Urias not far behind, and both Dodgers standouts at the top of their positions by MLB.com.
Julio Urias was named the top left-handed pitching prospect in baseball, and Jose De Leon the fifth-best right-handed pitching prospect by MLB Pipeline.