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The Show Before the Show: Episode 281

Debating which World Series club is better set up for long term
October 22, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Toolshed: MiLB playoff tales for Dodgers, Rays

World Series stars could lean on early postseason experience
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 20, 2020

The Minor League regular season is all about development. The Minor League postseason, well, that's about getting a ring (and, sure, continuing to develop). While MiLB playoffs can serve as a reward at the end of a 140-plus-game slog, they also allow players to gain experience in tense situations in

Toolshed: Dodgers' Hoese finding way in 2020

No. 3 prospect impressed at alternate site, moving on to instructs
@SamDykstraMiLB
October 9, 2020

A presumed National League Rookie of the Year favorite entering the year, Gavin Lux surprisingly bounced between the Majors and the Dodgers' alternate site at the University of Southern California for much of the first half of the truncated regular season. When he finally settled in with the big club

Toolshed: Handicapping NL Rookie of the Year race

Cronenworth, Bohm, Williams lead crowded field on senior circuit
@SamDykstraMiLB
September 25, 2020

Sunday brings the end of the 2020 Major League regular season already, meaning potential award contenders have one final weekend to prove themselves to BBWAA voters. Without a Minor League season, most prospect fiends only have had the Rookie of the Year races in the American and National Leagues to

Lux leaves yard twice to loft Dodgers to win

Second-ranked overall prospect breaks out on five-RBI night
@tylermaun
September 9, 2020

Gavin Lux hadn’t circled the bases yet this season. On Tuesday night, he did it twice. MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect belted a pair of homers on a three-hit night, driving in his first five runs of the season as the Dodgers held on to beat the D-backs, 10-9,

Graterol, Gonzalez lead way in Dodgers' shutout

Young arms help limit Giants to just two hits in nightcap of sweep
@brianjstultz
August 27, 2020

Two of the Dodgers' top prospects, Brusdar Graterol and Victor Gonzalez, were part of a nearly unhittable effort by the Los Angeles pitching staff in a 2-0 victory to sweep Thursday's doubleheader with rival San Francisco. Graterol, MLB.com’s No. 91 overall prospect, replaced Gonzalez with one out in the fourth

Dodgers' Ruiz homers in first big league at-bat

No. 3 prospect makes history with leadoff blast in third inning
@RobTnova24
August 16, 2020

Keibert Ruiz found out on Saturday that he was going to make his big league debut the following day, and the 22-year-old needed only three pitches to make history. MLB Pipeline's No. 79 overall prospect became the first Dodger in 26 years to homer in his first Major League at-bat

Dodgers promote Ruiz for big league debut

No. 79 overall prospect brought up from alternate camp
@AndrewAtBatt
August 15, 2020

Needing help behind the plate, the Dodgers have promoted their top catching prospect. Keibert Ruiz , MLB Pipeline’s No. 79 overall prospect, has been called up from the team's alternate training site to replace Will Smith, who was placed on the Injured List with neck inflammation. He was not in

Gonsolin brilliant in spot start for Dodgers

Club's No. 5 prospect whiffs career-high eight in 4 2/3 frames
August 13, 2020

News of the Padres' high-powered offense must not have reached Tony Gonsolin at his club's alternate training site. The fifth-ranked Dodgers prospect held their division rival scoreless for 4 2/3 innings, yielding three hits and a walk with a career-high eight strikeouts in Los Angeles' 6-0 victory over San Diego

Cream of the crop opening 2020 in the Majors

Best Minors has to offer ready to take their shots in the bigs
@MavalloneMiLB
July 23, 2020

The kids are all grown up. Some of the best and brightest prospects baseball has to offer have found their way onto Major League rosters for the opening of the 2020 season. In a sport in which players are conditioned to pace themselves for a six-month marathon, the 60-game schedule

Dodgers option Lux to alternate-site roster

No. 2 overall prospect won't open 2020 season on MLB roster
@SamDykstraMiLB
July 21, 2020

Gavin Lux was set to open the shortened 2020 season as the favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year. On Tuesday, he found out he won't even open the campaign in the National League. The Dodgers have optioned MLB Pipeline's No. 2 overall prospect to the alternate-site

Prospects in the Dodgers' 2020 player pool

Dodgers boast five top-100 prospects on summer roster
@katiejwoo
July 15, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

Best streams of 2019: Pitching duels

Davidson, Gore, McKay, May anchored stingy performances
July 6, 2020

Few things are more captivating in a baseball game than when both starting pitchers bring their absolute best stuff. Even if there’s not much action on the offensive end, watching two guys paint masterpiece performances on the mound one inning after another showcases the beauty of the sport like no

2020 Draft recap: Los Angeles Dodgers 

Dodgers stick with college-level pitching, bolster stellar system
@katiejwoo
June 30, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, MiLB.com takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Top prospects named to 60-man player pools

Rays' Franco, Dodgers' Lux heading back to big league camps
@tylermaun
June 28, 2020

The return of baseball is mere days away, and fans across the sport are getting an idea of what their big league team could look like in the unique campaign that 2020 will be. Major League teams submitted their 60-man player pools on Sunday, and a wealth of top prospects

Reds' Gutierrez suspended for 80 games

Dodgers' Aleaziz, Idrogo and Twins' Rosario also receive bans
@MavalloneMiLB
June 28, 2020

Vladimir Gutierrez was one of four Minor Leaguers suspended for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. The No. 15 Reds prospect received an 80-game suspension after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol. Dodgers prospects Reza Aleaziz and Juan Idrogo and

The Show Before the Show: Episode 259

Dodgers' Gray discusses 2020 prep, Division II two-way past
May 28, 2020

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Raptors nab first Pioneer League championship

Dodgers affiliate loses early, triumphs in winner-take-all nightcap
September 17, 2017

After being routed, 15-3, in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader, the Rookie-level Raptors needed to have especially short memories. The Pioneer League championship was to be decided in the second game, so there was no time for dwelling on the rough opener.And dwell, they did not.Ogden rode a balanced offensive

Griffey, Piazza took separate paths to Hall

Class of 2016 includes highest, lowest Draft picks in Cooperstown
@SamDykstraMiLB
January 7, 2016

NEW YORK -- All roads do not lead to Cooperstown. There is no highway that makes the trip a quick and easy one -- no, we're not counting nearby Routes 88 and 90 -- nor is there a starting point that automatically gives one player an advantage over another. For