2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

#1 Zach Lee RHP
Born: 9/13/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Great Lakes Loons
2011 Combined Stats: 9-6, 3.47ERA, 109IP, 32BB, 91K, .242BAA

#2 Allen Webster RHP
Born: 2/10/1990
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
2011 Combined Stats: 11-5, 4.03ERA, 145IP, 57BB, 135K, .265BAA

#3 Chris Reed LHP
Born: 5/20/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
2011 Combined Stats: 0-1, 7.71ERA, 7IP, 4BB, 9K, .321BAA (1st Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#4 Alfredo Silverio OF
Born: 5/6/1987
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
2011 Combined Stats: .306, 42(2B), 18(3B), 16HR, 85RBI, 11SB

#5 Garrett Gould RHP
Born: 7/19/1991
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Great Lake Loons
2011 Combined Stats: 11-6, 2.40ERA, 123.2IP, 37BB, 104K, .220BAA

#6 Derek Cone RHP
Born: 6/20/1990
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Great Lake Loons
2011 Combined Stats: 4-8, 5.11ERA, 91.2IP, 50BB, 96K, .259BAA

#7 Scott McGough RHP
Born: 10/31/1989
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Great Lake Loons
2011 Combined Stats: 1-5, 2.77ERA, 10 Saves, 26IP, 6BB, 33K, .263BAA (5th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#8 Joc Pederson OF
Born: 4/21/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Ogden Raptors
2011 Combined Stats: .323, 20(2B), 2(3B), 11HR, 65RBI, 26SB

#9 Jesus Valdez RHP
Born: 3/27/1992
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Dodgers
2011 Combined Stats: .241, 5(2B), 1(3B), 3HR, 15RBI (17th Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

#10 Shawn Tolleson RHP
Born: 1/19/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
2011 Combined Stats: 7-2, 1.17ERA, 25SB, 69IP, 18BB, 105K, .206BAA

#11 Chris Withrow RHP
Born: 4/1/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts
2011 Combined Stats: 6-6, 4.20ERA, 128.2IP, 75BB, 130K, .239BAA

#12 Angelo Songco OF
Born: 9/9/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
2011 Combined Stats: .313, 48(2B), 4(3B), 29HR, 114RBI

#13 James Baldwin OF
Born: 10/10/1991
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League Ogden Raptors
2011 Combined Stats: .250, 9(2B), 3(3B), 10HR, 39RBI, 22SB

#14 Nate Eovaldi RHP
Born: 2/13/1990
Highest Level Reached: MLB Los Angeles Dodgers
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: 6-5, 2.62ERA, 103IP, 46BB, 99K, .203BAA
MAJORS: 1-2, 3.63ERA, 34.2IP, 20BB, 23K, .230BAA

#15 Alex Santana 3B
Born: 8/21/1993
Highest Level Reached: Rookie League AZL Dodgers
2011 Combined Stats: .238, 10(2B), 3(3B), 1HR, 19RBI, 8SB (2nd Round Pick 2011 MLB Draft)

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

Sunday’s Notable Minor League Home Runs

AAA:
Jerry Sands Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #28

Anthony Rizzo San Diego Padres – Home Run #26

Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates – Home Run #4

Mauro Gomez Atlanta Braves – Home Run #21

Stefan Gartrell Atlanta Braves – Home Run #26

Lastings Milledge Chicago White Sox – Home Run #12

Brandon Guyer Tampa Bay Rays – Home Run #14

Chris Valaika Cincinnati Reds – Home Run #7

Brett Wallace Houston Astros – Home Run #1

Clint Robinson Kansas City Royals – Home Run #23

Mat Gamel Milwaukee Brewers – Home Run #28

Andrew Brown St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #19

Matt Carpenter St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #11

Adieny Hechavarria Toronto Blue Jays – Home Run #2

AA:
Tim Wheeler Colorado Rockies – Home Run #32

Zack Cox St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #10

Jonathan Villar Houston Astros – Home Run #10

Jaff Decker San Diego Padres – Home Run #17

Swayer Carroll San Diego Padres – Home Run #16 & #17

Brad Hand Florida Marlins – Home Run #1

Neftali Soto Cincinnati Reds – Home Run #29

Brandon Waring Baltimore Orioles – Home Run #20

Vincent Catricala Seattle Mariners – Home Run #8

High-A:
Michael Choice Oakland Athletics – Home Run #29

Angelo Songco Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #26

Carlo Testa Kansas City Royals – Home Run #6

Andy Wilkins Chicago White Sox – Home Run #21

Cory Vaughn New York Mets – Home Run #6 & #7

Gilbert Gomez New York Mets – Home Run #2 & #3

Xavier Scruggs St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #19

Reymond Fuentes San Diego Padres – Home Run #5

Chris Richburg Cincinnati Reds – Home Run #11 & #12

Low-A:
Richard Jones Chicago Cubs – Home Run #23

David Vidal Cincinnati Reds – Home Run #19

Mark Canha Florida Marlins – Home Run #23

Ryan Fisher Florida Marlins – Home Run #18

Los Angeles Dodgers Prospect Angelo Songco Talks About His Breakout 2011 Season

One of the more pleasant surprises of the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system in 2011 has been the continued development of Angelo Songco. The 22 year old is currently hitting .310 with 38 Doubles, 3 Triples, 25 Home Runs, and 93 RBI’s for the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. The Doubles and Home Run totals are both good enough for second in the California League and he is currently fourth in RBI’s. Songco spent 2010 with the Low-A Great Lakes Loons where he hit .274 with 30 Doubles, 6 Triples, 15 Home Runs, and 71RBI’s. The 6’0″ left handed hitter was a fourth round pick of the Dodgers in the 2009 draft out of Loyola Marymount University. In the story, Songco talks about his focus on hitting for average, how a move from the outfield to first base has helped his hitting approach and getting to play home games in front of his family.

Songco proving to be an average hitter — SBSun.com

Monday’s Notable Minor League Home Runs

AAA:
Jerad Head Cleveland Indians – Home Run #23

Cody Overbeck Philadelphia Phillies – Home Run #5

Ryan Lavarnway Boston Red Sox – Home Run #16

Daniel Nava Boston Red Sox – Home Run #7

Stefan Gartrell Atlanta Braves – Home Run #25

Tim Beckham Tampa Bay Rays – Home Run #1

Russ Canzler Tampa Bay Rays – Home Run #17

Jerry Sands Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #23

Adron Chambers St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #10

Jeremy Moore Los Angeles Angels – Home Run #13

Chris Carter Oakland Athletics – Home Run #11

AA:
Hak Ju Lee Tampa Bay Rays – Home Run #1

Grant Green Oakland Athletics – Home Run #8

Wilin Rosario Colorado Rockies – Home Run #17

Jonathan Villar Houston Astros – Home Run #9

Matt Adams St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #28

High-A:
Manny Machado Baltimore Orioles – Home Run #4

David Mailman Boston Red Sox – Home Run #7

Bobby Borchering Arizona Diamondbacks – Home Run #20

Tommy Joseph San Francisco Giants – Home Run #18

Angelo Songco Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #25

Joe Terdoslavich Atlanta Braves – Home Run #17

Denny Almonte Seattle Mariners – Home Run #20

Low-A:
Jonathan Rodriguez St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #16

Carlos Moncrief Cleveland Indians – Home Run #14

Derrick Dietrich New York Mets – Home Run #18

Leon Landry Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #3

Evan Gattis Atlanta Braves – Home Run #20 & #21

Edward Salcedo Atlanta Braves – Home Run #12

Marcell Ozuna Florida Marlins – Home Run #19

Kevin Keyes Washington Nationals – Home Run #11

Trayce Thompson Chicago White Sox – Home Run #21

Tuesday’s Notable Minor League Home Runs

AAA:
Ryan Lavarnway Boston Red Sox – Home Run #14 & #15

Jesus Montero New York Yankees – Home Run #12

Brandon Inge Detroit Tigers – Home Run #5

Wily Mo Pena Seattle Mariners – Home Run #25

Jerry Sands Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #21

Ryan Flaherty Chicago Cubs – Home Run #2

Mat Gamel Milwaukee Brewers – Home Run #25

AA:
Alex Hassan Boston Red Sox – Home Run #9 & #10

Travis d’Arnaud Toronto Blue Jays – Home Run #16

Luke Montz Florida Marlins – Home Run #20

Rebel Ridling Chicago Cubs – Home Run #15 & #16

A J Pollock Arizona Diamondbacks – Home Run #7

High-A:
Angelo Songco Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #24

Kole Calhoun Los Angeles Angels – Home Run #18

Destin Hood Washington Nationals – Home Run #10 & #11

L.V. Ware Atlanta Braves – Home Run #7

Xavier Scruggs St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #14

Chase d’Arnaud Pittsburgh Pirates – Home Run #1

Low-A:
Jonathan Rodriguez St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #14

Josh Whitaker Oakland Athletics – Home Run #15