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Alvarez puts up six zeros for Drillers

Dodgers No. 3 prospect allows three hits, fans five in longest outing
August 20, 2017

Double-A Tulsa pitching coach Bill Simas knows how impressive Yadier Álvarez can be when he controls his fastball. So when he Alvarez issued six walks in his last start, the two went back to the drawing board.One week later, against the same opponent, the Dodgers' third-ranked prospect produced much better results.Alvarez

Toolshed: Prospects poised to break out

Crawford, Alvarez among those who could have big second halves
July 5, 2017

It may be hard to believe, but there are only two months remaining in the Minor League regular season.That's right. Most full-season leagues come to a close Sept. 4 this year, and with the bulk of All-Star Games behind us, it seems we're heading down the stretch of the 2017

Prospect Roundup: Games of June 5

Dodgers' Alvarez gets back on track; Vargas inches toward Majors
June 6, 2017

Brewers OF Lewis Brinson, Triple-A Colorado Springs: 3-for-5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R, SB -- The Brewers made waves Monday by bringing up their No. 10 prospect, Brett Phillips, from Colorado Springs. That night, Brinson reminded the big club that he should be a Major League option, too, collecting three

Alvarez almost untouchable for five frames

Dodgers No. 2 prospect hurls longest outing of year for Quakes
May 23, 2017

Nearly two weeks ago, Yadier Álvarez entered in relief of rehabbing Major Leaguer Rich Hill, and his manager praised the rhythm he found toward the end of his outing. Alvarez continued on that track in his longest appearance of the year Monday.The Dodgers No. 2 prospect completed five innings for

Hill unhittable in Quakes rehab start

Left-hander sharp in final outing before rejoining Dodgers
May 11, 2017

Last September, Dodgers left-hander Rich Hill made headlines when he was lifted from a perfect game in Miami. The precautionary move was made by Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts, mindful of the blister issue that cost Hill nearly a month of action. That day, Hill was less than pleased with the

Dodgers' Alvarez takes another step forward

Righty fans seven in four frames in longest outing for Quakes
April 28, 2017

There is a lot of growth expected ahead for Yadier Álvarez on his road through the Dodgers system, but nights like Thursday's are the ones successful players look back upon as benchmarks.The Dodgers' No. 2 prospect struck out a season-high seven and allowed just two hits over four shutout innings

After long wait, Dodgers' Buehler raring to go

No. 5 prospect underwent Tommy John surgery following 2015 Draft
March 14, 2017

GLENDALE, Arizona -- After sitting around with a lot of time to think, Walker Buehler has one thing on his mind."I just want to win games, to be honest with you," he said. "There's no other way to explain it. When you sit down for a year, all you want