2018 Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects Chat

Kyle Glaser: Hey everybody, hope you all had a good weekend. Looking forward to chatting Dodgers today. Let’s get started

John (NJ): No love for Dustin May? I'm kind of surprised by his omission. Granted he pitched most of 2017 in Low-A, but still had a nice season while learning a change up. How close was he to the top 10? Thanks for the chat!

Kyle Glaser: Hey John, my pleasure. Dustin May was in the top 10 originally, and he is the first person off the list at present. I was actually surprised in my conversations with Dodgers officials throughout the organization that they didn't see him as a top 10 guy in their system, and it was virtually unanimous. They all like him a lot, but a lack of conviction that he will put on the weight and strength to add necessary fastball velocity and the rawness of his changeup pushed him below other guys. Dennis Santana's changeup development at the end of the year at Double-A is what ultimately flipped Santana and May for the final spot at No. 10. That all being said, I think very, very highly of May and it would not shock me if he ends up having a better big league career than a lot of guys on this list. He's a very, very good prospect who would easily be top 10 in a lot of other systems.

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