Los Angeles Dodgers 60-Man Roster Prospect Analysis
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The Dodgers included their top six prospects on their 60-man pool. Most notable is catcher Diego Cartaya (No. 6), who is 18 years old and has yet to play above Rookie-level. The Dodgers' top five prospects all have a chance to contribute in the majors this year, while Cartaya should be viewed as a development pick who will benefit from playing against older, more experienced players at the team's alternate training site. RHPs Michael Grove, Andre Jackson and Gerardo Carrillo all struggled at times last year and have yet to pitch above high Class A, but they all have power arms that could be useful as relief depth.
The Dodgers are focused on winning and loaded with position players. Thus, they did not include far away hitters who don't project to help this year, Cartaya excluded. As such, 2019 first-round picks Kody Hoese and Michael Busch were left off the roster, as were talented but far away youngsters Miguel Vargas, Jacob Amaya and Andy Pages. Hoese, Busch and Amaya were later added.
The Dodgers are built to win now and rightly prioritized players who could help them win this year in their initial player pool. With the exceptions of Cartaya and Estevez, every one of their position players has reached at least Triple-A. With their bullpen depth an issue that has frequently been exposed in the playoffs, the Dodgers wisely included a deep group of prospect power arms who could emerge and provide vital help.