Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Will any Dodgers make's Top 100 prospect list?

Jonathan Mayo of is releasing his Top 100 prospects for 2012 tonight, first with a Top 50 show on MLB Network (7 p.m. Pacific) followed by the Top 100 on the website.

The question for Dodger fans is, how many Isotopes, Lookouts, Quakes, Loons or Raptors will make it?

Last year, Dee Gordon was the only Dodger to make's Top 50 list, coming in at No. 44. Ethan Martin (somehow) came in at No. 55.

This season, it appears there are only three viable candidates for spots on the list: Nathan Eovaldi, Zach Lee and Allen Webster.

These three are generally regarded as the Dodgers' top prospects.

Both Lee and Webster made Baseball America's Top 50 midseason list from July and while Baseball America is not, it's pretty likely we'll see one, if not both, of these guys on the list.

Eovaldi is a different cat. If people value him as a potential starter (as I do), he could crack the Top 100. If not, he probably won't make the list.

Here are my predictions for the trio and the Top 100:

48. Lee
67. Wesbter
89. Eovaldi

We'll see what happens. Lee has the ability to be a Top 50 guy on all lists with his No. 2 starter potential (No. 1 if he really turns it up this season). Webster struggled late last season and that will probably hurt his ranking. Eovaldi's long-term concerns to remain a starter knock him down, but not out of the Top 100.

The Dodgers' farm system is in the bottom-third of all farm systems in the game. A lot of good players graduated from last year's list, hurting the system overall. To get three in the Top 100 would be impressive.


The minimum bid price for the Dodgers is set at a $1.5 billion, according to an article on Tuesday from Forbes.

Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness looks at Matt Kemp's contract now and how great it is compared with the Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols contracts.

Chad Moriyama has his own breakdown of the potential Dodger ownership groups. Mike A. of Dodgers Rumors also has a breakdown of the potential owners.

Eric Stephen of True Blue L.A. is spending six weeks at Camelback Ranch for Dodgers' Spring Training, and he looks at Andre Ethier's radio appearance yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. It's sad to see our minor league system so bad. It doesn't help that Ned spends money on crappy utility players.