Baseball America has released it’s Midseason Top 50 prospect report and the Los Angeles Dodgers top prospects are incredible well ranked. According to Baseball America experts the Dodgers have three of the top 18 prospects in the game right now. Below is a snippet of the report, which can be found here.
The Dodgers have made a commitment under new ownership to not only be the best team at international scouting, but to also rebuilding a farm system which had been under appreciate and utilized under Frank McCourt. The Guggenheim Baseball Partners have done well in international scouting and the fruits of their spending can be seen on the major league roster with the emergence of Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu. Now we are beginning to see the rewards of the commitment to homegrown talent.
Only the Chicago Cubs have more players in the Top 50 with four players represented and only the Cubs and Dodgers have as many as three players represented in the top 20.
The Dodgers are incredibly high on Julio Urias, Corey Seager, and Joc Pederson and consider them to be some of the cornerstones of the franchise. While there have been some rumblings about the Dodgers using two or three of these prospects to acquire the likes of Cliff Lee or David Price it would seem that the franchise is committed to building from within, which has been the plan all along.