First Look At Los Angeles Dodgers’ Top Prospects For 2016 Season

First Look At Los Angeles Dodgers’ Top Prospects For 2016 Season

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Corey Seager
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system was depleted under Frank McCourt’s watch, there was a significant shift in philosophy once the Guggenheim group took control of the organization.

Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten has a successful track record in drafting and developing prospects, and he’s helped spearhead that direction in Los Angeles.

Kasten’s efforts have been further carried out by Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and general manager Farhan Zaidi as the club has retained top prospects, acquired draft picks and added to their growing pool of young talent.

The Dodgers’ work paid off last season with Austin Barnes, Joc Pederson and others reaching the Majors, and 2016 should bring more of the same with Corey Seager ready to take the reins at shortstop.

Los Angeles recently acquired Micah Johnson, Frankie Montas and Trayce Thompson from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team trade, and all three players are among the Dodgers’ top prospects.

So, without further ado, here is the Dodgers’ 2016 top prospects list:

RankNamePosition2016 Age*
1Corey SeagerSS21
2Julio UriasLHP19
3Jose De LeonRHP23
4Frankie MontasRHP23
5Cody Bellinger1B/OF20
6Alex VerdugoOF19
7Grant HolmesRHP20
8Yadier AlvarezRHP20
9Austin BarnesC26
10Jharel CottonRHP24
11Yusniel DiazOF19
12Micah Johnson2B25
13Chris AndersonRHP23
14Willie Calhoun2B21
15Walker BuehlerRHP21
16Trayce ThompsonOF25
17Kyle FarmerC/3B25
18Ross StriplingRHP26
19Jacob ScavuzzoOF22
20Zach LeeRHP24
21Omar Estevez2B17
22Josh SborzRHP22
23Chase De JongRHP22
24Starling HerediaOF17
25Brendon DavisSS18
26Caleb DirksRHP22
27Angel GermanRHP19
28Mitch HansenOF19
29Jacob RhameRHP23
30Michael MedinaOF19
31Jordan ParoubeckOF21
32Philip PfeiferLHP23
33Nolan LongRHP22
34Imani AbdullahRHP18
35Logan CrouseRHP19

*age as of April 4, 2016

Stay tuned for detailed reports on the players in the new year. You can listen to Jared Massey on the weekly Dugout Blues Podcast.