2017 Los Angeles Dodgers Midseason Top 10 Prospects

All the years of the Dodgers holding on to their elite prospects is starting to pay off.

Dodgers Midseason Top 10
1. Walker Buehler, RHP
2. Alex Verdugo, OF
3. Yadier Alvarez, RHP
4. Willie Calhoun, 2B/LF
5. Yusniel Diaz, OF
6. Mitchell White, RHP
7. Jeren Kendall, OF
8. Dustin May, RHP
9. Brock Stewart, RHP
10. Will Smith, C

The Dodgers resisted the urge to trade Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson and others in previous years for David Price, Chris Sale or other big-ticket names, keeping the prospect cream of the crop for themselves while trading away other good but not elite prospects.

It proved to be a wise decision. Pederson, Seager and Bellinger have starred as rookies three consecutive years and helped elevate the Dodgers into the powerhouse of the National League. The Dodgers are presently on an historic run with 31 wins in their last 35 games, and own the majors’ best record at 66-29.

Bellinger has earned the headlines with an historic rookie campaign, but it has been more than a one-man show in Los Angeles. The Dodgers' offense ranks second in the NL in runs, thanks not just to star turns by Bellinger and all-star third baseman Justin Turner but the entire lineup. The pitching staff has delivered the lowest ERA in the majors. Both their starters ERA and bullpen ERA are the best in the NL, even with a down year by former top prospect Julio Urias before he had season-ending should surgery.

Oh, and they also possess one of the best pitching prospects in baseball in Walker Buehler and two of the minors' most advanced hitters with Alex Verdugo and Willie Calhoun waiting in Triple-A.

The Dodgers are a complete organization firing on all cylinders. They could very well be a buyer at the deadline, but with no gaping holes and a track record of holding onto their top prospects, it is very possible they hold serve with the group they have to try and reach their first World Series since 1988.

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