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Posted: 01/27/2007 11:31 AM
Bryan Smith, the guy that wrote prospect rankings for SI answered some questions about his rankings. Her is a dodger related question:
Bryan, if these recent Dodger grads still qualified, where wouldthey rank in your 75? Matt Kemp, Russell Martin, Andre Ethier, ChadBillingsley and Kuo?
All right, we'll run through this quick. I love Kemp, hispower-speed combination seems fantastic, and his athleticism is off thecharts. I worry about his ability to hit a breaking ball, however. He'sa better prospect than Carlos Gonzalez, so we'll stick him right inthere. Martin would be extremely high on this list, I think the worldof his defensive abilities, which will be combined with averageoffensive skills (above-average for a catcher). Martin and Tulowitzkiwould be neck and neck. Ethier, man, I don't know. I think his greatseason was a little fluky, but he's still a very good young player.I'll say he's right behind Adam Jones. Chad Billingsley would be closeto Adam Miller for the third pitching prospect award, and my new lovefor Miller probably puts him right behind. I would put Kuo down as thethird-best Dodger southpaw in the system (a ridiculous statement), andhe'd probably be right around the range of Mike Pelfrey. Logan Whitehas done one helluva job, hasn't he?
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Posted: 01/27/2007 2:55 PM
dodgerPorVida wrote:Ethier, man, I don't know. I think his greatseason was a little fluky, but he's still a very good young player.
Ethier, man, I don't know. I think his greatseason was a little fluky, but he's still a very good young player.
Ethier is a gammer and will never get the gradatude he diserves. I remember seeing him at a All-Star game before we traded for him. He was playing RF and I was really impressed with him and was sholed we traded for him. Im glad we have him but he will never get the ink he should, and theres not alot he can do about it as hes just one of thoughs guys. Hes solid but not great.
PS : Oldfan60 thank you very much for the welcome. It is very nice to post again thank you.
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PatrickTheDodgersFan wrote: Keith Law ranked the Dodgers as the 17th best farm system in baseball.Don't really know what to think about that one.
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From the list provide for our top 30, we're strong on top but our top 10 is fairly week. Andy LaRoche is a stud, once he's healthy he's going to explode and he's going to "Russell Martin" Wilson Betemit. For that reason, I'd like to package Wilson and a starter for an upgrade offensively somewhere. For whom, is another story. Clayton Kershaw looks like a beast. But he's young, we need to let him develop on his terms. No need to rush him, we need to do our best to make sure he doesn't go Greg Miller on us. Scott Elbert has been dominant as far as K/IP and H/IP are concerned. But he needs to cut the control problems down. I love James Loney, he's going to be great. I think Jon Meloan should be fifth on the list. I'm not too excited about Abreu, more excited about DeJesus, and I still believe DeWitt is going to explode. Bryan Morris is 12th, and he had to have TJ surgery. ]I just believe we need some players to step up for our minor league system to return to it's dominance. LaRoche and Loney will be off the list next year. I could see Meloan and Greg Miller graduating from this list as well. But I see guys like Kyle Orr, Mike Megrew, Justin Orenduff, and Blake DeWitt rebounding. I believe we'll see further development of Clayton Kershaw and Preston Mattingly. And we will add two first round picks to our system, hopefully some later round jewels, and some international additions.
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theweakspot wrote: You can catch some of the Dominican Baseball on the Spanish Fox Sports net, but its random and replayed.Anyone see Matt Kemp drive in the winning RBI and see Tony Abreu K'ed by Carlos Friggin' Perez with a chance to tie the game???
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AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB Abreu, Tony, ... .242 33 3 8 0 1 0 2 4 9 0 Perez, Antonio, ... .200 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 Valdez, Wilson, ... .389 54 14 21 6 1 0 8 4 3 5 Guzman, Joel, ... .248 137 15 34 5 0 3 11 4 26 3 Kemp, Matt, ... .222 126 12 28 8 2 3 16 13 32 6 Ruan, Wilkin, ... .270 63 7 17 2 1 1 4 3 4 1 Abercrombie, Reggie, ... .191 141 30 27 5 4 5 17 7 37 7 Gil, Geronimo, C ... .284 225 34 64 6 0 13 41 23 31 0
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I can't speak forthe club, but if I had to bet, I'd bet it would be Kemp. Generally,when position prospects are the subject, power is the most preciouscommodity, and Kemp's seven home runs in his first 18 games gave aglimpse of what he's capable of. Loney also is the closest the Dodgershave to a five-tool player, someone who can handle all aspects of thegame -- from average and power to fielding and throwing and runningspeed. Loney appears to be the more polished hitter, and he looks morecomfortable at first base than Kemp does in the outfield. The fact thatmanager Grady Little compares Kemp to Chipper Jones is a clearindication of where he stands in the debate.
Can you tell me a little about Don Mattingly's son?-- Jerry G., Huntington Park, Calif.
Preston Mattingly was the 31st player taken in the draft, which wasconsidered a bit of a reach, but Dodgers scouting director Logan Whiteliked Mattingly's make-up and athleticism and figured the player wouldbe gone by the time the Dodgers drafted again at No. 113. The knock onthe 19-year-old Mattingly, an effective right-handed hitter, is a lackof a defensive position. Mattingly played shortstop for the Dodgers'Gulf Coast League rookie team and hit .290 with one homer, 29 RBIs and12 steals in 47 games.
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I have a question ive been wanting to ask on this Dodgers forum since i joined. Where can I find information on the Dodgers player Clayton Kershaw? My cousin from San Antonio is telling me all these great things and id like to read about him if possible.
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