In Baseball America’s new Midseason Prospect Update, lefthander Julio Urias has jumped from No. 3 to No. 1 in the Dodgers system rankings. Urias, just 17, has made 19 appearances in 2014, all of them for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and 15 of them as a starter. He’s using three-plus pitches to quiet hitters in the batter-friendly Class High-A California League, striking out over 10 batters a game. He’s allowed three home runs in just under 60 innings.
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