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Top Dodger Prospects: Stats


Using John Sickels’ ranking of Dodger prospects going into 2011, here’s a look at what’s growing down on the farm, with some blurbs about the Top 5.

1. Dee Gordon- Shortshop , Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA).

Batting .304/.352/.361/.714 with 20 stolen bases, 17 RBI, no homers, and 7 doubles through 48 games.

Gordon’s lack of hitting for extra base hits( just two triples to go with his 7 doubles so far), is concerning, but his ability to get on base at a rather high clip, and score runs (32 in 48 games) is what made him the 26th rated prospect in the game, according to Baseball America. Should Furcal be troubled with injuries again this season, Gordon should get the call considering the Dodgers were reluctant to start his arbitration clock back in April.

2. Jerry Sands – Outfielder/First Base, Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), began season at AAA Albuquerque

Batted .400/.422/.875/1.297 with 5 homers and 17 RBI in 10 games at Albuquerque. Batting .220/.317/.367/.684 with 16 RBI, 2 homers and 10 doubles in 36 games with the Dodgers.

Sands(above) has had trouble finding his rhythm with the Dodgers, but appears to have found his stroke since the middle of May. He’s hitting .276 with an OPS of .900 since May 21st. With the Dodgers in the midst of a financial crunch, Sands is a perfect fill-in in the left field should he continue to hit.

3. Trayvon Robinson – Outfielder, Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)

Batting .284/.348/.530/.878 with 11 homers and 31 RBI, along with 6 stolen bases in 49 games.

The local LA boy has sure found his power-stroke, sporting the highest slugging percentage of his minor league career so far. He appears to be on the same path as Jerry Sands, as well as being groomed as a possible replacement to Andre Ethier.

4. Kenley Jansen – Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)

Pitching with a 1-1 record, with one save, an ERA of 6.43 and 1.619 WHIP in 21 innings, all in relief.

Jansen, or Jonathan Broxton II, has been sputtering with the big club this season, while battling through shoulder trouble. He is however said to be throwing pain-free, as of yesterday.

5. Rubby De Le Rosa- Pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB), began season in AA Chattanooga

Pitched to a 2-2 record, an ERA 2.92 and 1.225 WHIP in 8 starts, striking out 52 in 40 innings at Chattanooga. Pitching with a 1-0 record, an ERA of 1.80 and 0.800 WHIP, striking out 5 in 5 innings, all in relief for the Dodgers.

RDLR has had a stellar season to date, and now with Vicente Padilla returning to the closer role, he may jump into the rotation to replace Jon Garland. Given RDLR’s success in his short time with the Dodgers, he should be an upgrade from Garland, who hasn’t won since his April 20th shutout of the Braves.

6. Zach Lee – Pitcher, Great Lakes Loons (Low-A)

Pitching with a 3-1 record, an ERA of 2.87 and 1.40 WHIP in 7 starts, striking out 29 in 31 innings.

7. Chris Withrow- Pitcher, Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)

Pitching with a 1-5 record, an ERA of 5.57 and 1.571 WHIP in 8 starts, striking out 40 in 42 innings.

8. Aaron Miller- Pitcher, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A)

Pitching with a 2-0 record, an ERA of 4.35 and 1.645 WHIP, striking out 10 in 10 innings, all in relief.

9. Allen Webster- Pitcher, Chattanooga Lookouts (AA), began season in High A Rancho Cucamonga

Pitched to a 5-2 record with an ERA of 2.33 and 1.241 WHIP in 9 starts, striking out 62 in 54 innings at Rancho Cucamonga. Pitching with a 0-1 record, an ERA of 3.75 and 0.833 WHIP in 2 starts, striking out 9 in 12 innings at Chattanooga.

10. Ethan Martin- Pitcher, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (High A)

Pitching with a 4-3 record with an ERA of 7.35 and 1.765 WHIP in 9 starts, striking out 53 in 45 innings.