With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Los Angeles Dodgers preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.
#1 Dee Gordon GRADE: A
Gordon batted .304 with 9 Doubles, 2 Triples, 11 RBI’s, and added 24 stolen bases in 56 games with the Dodgers. In the minors Gordon batted a combined .331 with 10 Doubles, 6 Triples, 24 RBI’s and had 32 stolen bases between 70 games with the Triple-A Albuquerque Dukes and a three game rehab stint with the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
#2 Zach Lee GRADE: A-
Lee went 9-6 with a 3.47ERA for the Low-A Great Lakes Loons. He walked 32 and struck out 91 in 109 innings. Opposing batters hit .242 off Lee on the season.
#3 Jerry Sands GRADE: A-
Sands batted .253 with 15 Doubles, 4 Home Runs, and 26 RBI’s in 61 games with the Dodgers. At Triple-A Albuquerque, Sands hit .278 with 21 Doubles, 3 Triples, 29 Home Runs and 88 RBI’s in 94 games.
#4 Allen Webster GRADE: B
Webster went a combined 11-5 with a 4.03ERA for High-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts. He walked 57 and struck out 135 in 145 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .265 against Webster on the season. He struggled a bit following his promotion to Double-A as he had a 5.04ERA in Double-A compared to 2.33ERA in High-A and opposing hitters batted 58 points higher against him.
#5 Rubby de la Rosa GRADE: A-
De La Rosa went 4-5 with a 3.71ERA for the Dodgers before tearing his ulnar collateral ligament and undergoing Tommy John Surgery. He walked 31 and struck out 60 in 60.2 innings of work. Big league hitters batted .244 off De La Rosa. In the minors, De La Rosa went 2-2 with a 2.93ERA in 40 innings at Double-A Chattanooga. His grade reflects his work prior to his injury.
#6 Ethan Martin GRADE: B-
Martin went 9-7 with a 5.95ERA combined between High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga. He walked 66 and struck out 104 in 95.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .262 off Martin who pitched significantly better following his promotion to Double-A.
#7 Leon Landry GRADE: B-
Landry batted .250 with 21 Doubles, 11 Triples, 4 Home Runs, and 41 RBI’s for Low-A Great Lakes. He also added 28 stolen bases. Landry walked 37 times and struck out 67 times in 125 at bats.
#8 Trayvon Robinson TRADED TO SEATTLE
Robinson batted .210 with 12 Doubles, 2 Home Runs and 14 RBI’s in 40 games for the Mariners. In the Dodgers minor league system prior to the trade, Robinson batted .293 with 9 Doubles, 6 Triples, 26 Home Runs and 71 RBI’s for Triple-A Albuquerque.
#9 Aaron Miller GRADE: B-
Miller went a combined 4-2 with a 3.75ERA between two innings for the AZL Dodgers and 34 innings at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He walked 19 and struck out 33 in those 36 innings of work. Opposing batters hit .275 against him.
#10 Kenley Jansen GRADE: A+
Jansen went 2-1 with a 2.85ERA and 5 saves for the Dodgers. He broke the major league baseball strikeout per nine innings record by striking out 16.1 batters per nine innings. He walked 26 and struck out 96 in 53.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit just .159 against Jansen. In the minors, Jansen was 0-1 with a 3.38ERA over eight innings between High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga.
#11 Chris Withrow GRADE: B-
Withrow went 6-6 with a 4.20ERA for Double-A Chattanooga. He walked 75 and struck out 130 in 128.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .239 off Withrow on the season.
#12 Kyle Russell GRADE: C+
Russell batted a combined .255 with 31 Doubles, 5 Triples, 20 Home Runs and 72 RBI’s between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque. He walked 53 times and struck out 154 times in 131 games.
#13 Garrett Gould GRADE: A
Gould went 11-6 with a 2.40ERA for Low-A Great Lakes. He walked 37 and struck out 104 in 123.2 innings of work. Opposing batters hit just .220 against Gould on the season.
#14 Jake Lemmerman GRADE: B
Lemmerman batted a combined .283 with 29 Doubles, 2 Triples, 10 Home Runs and 65 RBI’s between High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga. He added 10 stolen bases. He walked 55 times and struck out 112 times in 124 games.
#15 James Baldwin GRADE: B-
Baldwin batted .250 with 9 Doubles, 3 Triples, 10 Home Runs and 39 RBI’s for the Rookie League Ogden Raptors. He also added 22 stolen bases. Baldwin walked 18 times and struck out 74 times in 50 games.