10 Dodgers Prospects To Watch Beyond The Top 30
The Dodgers Top 30 prospects rankings are up now for Baseball America subscribers, with full scouting reports, BA grades and tools grade projections for all 30 players.
Through the process of narrowing the list down to a Top 30, there are other intriguing names who didn't make the cut but are worth monitoring, with the potential to jump into the Top 30 in the future. Some of those are players who might be in the upper levels and could see big league time this year, though likely in a limited role, while others are lower-level players still in the complex leagues with more upside but plenty of risk.
Beyond the Top 30, these are 10 prospects to watch in Los Angeles' farm system.
Alex Freeland, SS. A third-round pick out of Central Florida, Freeland is a good defensive shortstop who makes contact from both sides of the plate as a switch-hitter. He has a lengthy injury history that includes wrist soreness and a broken hamate and also has a clubbed foot.
Edgardo Henriquez, RHP. Henriquez is a big, powerful righthander with a 96-99 mph fastball and a slider that flashes plus. He has a chance to be a hard-throwing reliever similar to Brusdar Graterol, but had Tommy John surgery after last season and will be out until 2024.
Joel Ibarra, RHP. Ibarra signed as a shortstop but converted to pitching after one season. He has big stuff with a fastball that sits 94-97 mph and an above-average cutter and slider, but he is still learning to harness his control as he learns how to pitch.
Juan Alonso, OF. Alonso led the Arizona Complex League with a .477 on-base percentage and earned a late promotion to Low-A Rancho Cucamonga as an 18-year-old. He has excellent strike-zone discipline, hits the ball hard and can stay in center field, although he has a very long way to go to reach his potential.
Ben Harris, LHP. Harris led the minors with 17.3 K/9 (min. 50 IP) but also battled poor control. Batters don’t pick up his rising, 91-96 mph fastball and his low-80s slider is a sufficient second pitch to work in relief if he can throw enough strikes.
Ryan Ward, OF. Ward hit 28 home runs at Double-A Tulsa in 2022 a year after hitting 27 at High-A Great Lakes. He has big power from the left side, but his overly aggressive approach and below-average defense limit him to a reserve ceiling.
Rayne Doncon, SS. Doncon is an advanced defensive shortstop and hits the ball hard, but he’s an aggressive swinger with no approach and struggles against spin. He’ll have to develop an approach to get the most from his raw abilities and succeed at higher levels.
Logan Wagner, 3B. A sixth-round pick in 2022, Wagner is a physical switch-hitter with plus raw power and a cannon for an arm at third base. He has solid contact skills but has to improve his approach to hit in pro ball.
Drew Avans, OF. The undersized Avans lacks big tools but keeps performing at every level. He had his second straight solid year at Triple-A in 2022 and could be an emergency callup to Los Angeles in 2023.
Yunior Garcia, 1B. Garcia has enormous power and crushes both fastballs and breaking balls to get to it. He has a good approach and strike-zone discipline, but he’s a below-average first baseman and will likely have to be a DH only. He resembles many players who end up having long careers in Japan.