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  1. 1. Keibert Ruiz | C
    Keibert Ruiz
    Born: Jul 20, 1998
    Bats: B Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 225
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela 2014.
    Signed By: Francisco Cartaya/Pedro Avila (Dodgers)

    Hitting: 60. Power: 45. Running: 30. Fielding: 55. Arm: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Ruiz trained at the academy run by former all-star shortstop Carlos Guillen in Venezuela as an amateur and signed with the Dodgers for $140,000 when he turned 16. He was known for his defense when he signed, but his offense quickly became his calling card. Ruiz hit .300 or better at each of his first four stops and zoomed up the minors to play a full season at Double-A at age 19 in 2018, when he ranked as the Texas League’s No. 3 prospect. He hit his first speed bump in 2019 when an organizational catching logjam forced him back to Double-A, and he struggled to stay motivated. He looked re-energized after a promotion to Triple-A, but suffered a season-ending injury when a foul tip fractured his right pinkie finger. Ruiz rode out the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 at the Dodgers’ complex in Arizona, where he improved his physique and worked extensively with Dodgers hitting coach Brant Brown. Ruiz contracted Covid-19 and arrived late to summer camp, but he recovered to make his major league debut on Aug. 16 and homered in his first at-bat.

    SCOUTING REPORT: The switch-hitting Ruiz has a preternatural ability to put the bat on the ball. He has elite hand-eye coordination, can manipulate the barrel to cover all parts of the strike zone and rarely swings and misses. Those traits have long given Ruiz the potential to be a plus hitter, but his quality of contact was often lacking. The Dodgers made adjustments in 2020 to get him more upright in his stance and keep his hands closer to his body, and the result was a more direct path that helped him stay inside the ball and produce consistently harder contact. Ruiz is much stronger batting lefthanded and shows average power from that side. His righthanded swing is visually similar but lacks strength and largely produces weak contact. Ruiz is an aggressive hitter who is still learning to pick out pitches he can drive rather than swinging at the first pitch near the strike zone. Once he improves his pitch selection, he has a chance to hit .280 or higher with double-digit home runs. Ruiz is a potentially above-average receiver who blocks well and received positive reviews from the big leaguers who threw to him at the alternate training site. His game-planning and game-calling still have room to grow. Ruiz’s arm strength is fringy to average, which was an issue in the majors when opponents went 3-for-3 on stolen bases against him in just 17 innings.

    THE FUTURE: With Will Smith entrenched at catcher, the best Ruiz can hope for is a timeshare with the Dodgers. His offensive abilities and improving defensive skills would make him the catcher of the future for many other teams.

  2. 2. Josiah Gray | RHP
    Josiah Gray
    Born: Dec 21, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Le Moyne (N.Y), 2018 (2nd round supplemental).
    Signed By: Lee Seras (Reds).

    Fastball: 60. Slider: 55. Changeup: 45. Control: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Gray began his career at Division II Le Moyne as a shortstop but converted to the mound and became one of the top pitchers in the 2018 draft. The Reds selected him 72nd overall and traded him to the Dodgers in the deal for Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp. Gray jumped three levels to Double-A in 2019, his first season with the Dodgers, and was named the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year. He spent 2020 at the alternate training site.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Gray is a power pitcher with a strong, athletic physique. He overpowers hitters with a plus fastball that sits 93-96 mph with running life and touches 97-98 in short bursts. Other pitchers throw harder, but Gray’s fastball gets more swings and misses with his life and ability to hold his velocity and command deep into games. Gray focused on his secondary pitches at the alternate site and increased the depth and horizontal movement of his mid-80s slider to cement it as an above-average, swing-and-miss pitch. His changeup added tail and drop but remains a fringe-average pitch that’s often too firm in the upper-80s. Gray pounds the strike zone with above-average control. He is highly intelligent and an elite competitor who thrives when the lights are brightest.

    THE FUTURE: Gray has the stuff and intangibles of a mid-rotation starter. If his changeup improves, he could be more.

  3. 3. Michael Busch | 2B
    Michael Busch
    Born: Nov 9, 1997
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 207
    Drafted/Signed: North Carolina, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Jonah Rosenthal.

    Hitting: 60. Power: 60. Running: 45. Fielding: 40. Arm: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: Busch was regarded as one of college baseball’s top hitters at North Carolina and was drafted 31st overall by the Dodgers in 2019. He was limited to 10 games in his pro debut after he was hit by a pitch that broke his right hand, but he showed what he could do in 2020. Busch spent the summer at the alternate training site and drew raves as the best hitter in instructional league in Arizona

    SCOUTING REPORT: Busch is all about his bat. He is an exceptionally patient hitter who doesn’t chase, fights off close pitches and waits for something he can drive. When he gets it, he unloads on balls with a compact, lefthanded swing with plus bat speed and extension. Busch’s swing and approach make him a plus hitter, and he’s begun to show plus power with the ability to drive the ball over the fence to both gaps. Busch played first base and left field in college, but the Dodgers are trying to make him a second baseman. He’s gotten leaner and more athletic to improve his range, and he dropped his arm slot to give him more zip on his throws, but he’s still a likely below-average defender.

    THE FUTURE: Busch is following the Max Muncy path as a masher who is playable at second base in short stints. He is poised to move quickly in 2021.

  4. 4. Kody Hoese | 3B
    Kody Hoese
    Born: Jul 13, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: Tulane, 2019 (1st round).
    Signed By: Benny Latino.

    Hitting: 60. Power: 50. Running: 45. Fielding: 55. Arm: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: Hoese went from a 35th-round pick in 2018 to a first-round pick in 2019 after he finished fourth in the nation with 23 home runs at Tulane. He posted an .863 OPS in his pro debut and was the Dodgers’ top hitter at the alternate training site in 2020, but he was more pedestrian in instructional league as he battled fatigue and drew mixed reviews from opposing evaluators.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Hoese is a well-rounded hitter with a balanced approach and compact swing. He is an adept fastball hitter who frequently finds the barrel and drives the ball to all fields, though he’s better against high fastballs than low ones because he gets out of his legs at times. He covers all pitch types and locations when he stays rooted in his lower half. His long levers, wiry strength and knack for the barrel give him 20-plus home run potential. Hoese has calm, reliable hands at third base and reads hops well, but he’s not a smooth mover and his arm strength fluctuates widely from below-average to above-average. He worked with Dodgers pitching coordinator Rob Hill at the alternate site to improve his velocity and be more consistent with his arm slot.

    THE FUTURE: Hoese looks like a future standout at his best but needs to be more consistent with his swing and throwing stroke. He’ll see the upper minors in 2021.

  5. 5. Bobby Miller | RHP
    Bobby Miller
    Born: Apr 5, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'5" Wt.: 220
    Drafted/Signed: Louisville, 2020 (1st round).
    Signed By: Marty Lamb.

    Fastball: 70. Slider: 60. Changeup: 55. Curveball: 50. Control: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Miller bounced between the bullpen and rotation his first two seasons at Louisville and became a full-time starter as a junior. His stuff and control both ticked up through four starts before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the season, and the Dodgers drafted him 29th overall and signed him for $2,197,500. Miller continued improving his stuff and control at the alternate training site and was a revelation in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Miller is an intimidating presence at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and has the stuff to match. He has distinct four-seam and two-seam fastballs that both sit 95 mph and touch 98, and his mid-80s slider is another plus pitch with three-quarters tilt and late, darting action. Miller got more comfortable with his diving, mid-80s changeup throughout the summer and began throwing it with conviction to hitters on both sides of the plate. His downer curveball in the upper 70s is another pitch he can land for strikes. Miller’s stuff is sizzling, but he’s still learning how to sequence and get his pitches to play off each other. He throws plenty of strikes but will leave pitches over the plate.

    THE FUTURE: Miller has the look and stuff of a powerful mid-to-front-of the-rotation starter. He’ll make his pro debut in 2021.

  6. 6. Diego Cartaya | C
    Diego Cartaya
    Born: Sep 7, 2001
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 199
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2018.
    Signed By: Luis Marquez/Roman Barinas/Cliff Nuiter/Jean Castro.

    Hitting: 55. Power: 50. Running: 30. Fielding: 60. Arm: 60.

    TRACK RECORD: Cartaya was Venezuela’s top player in the 2018 international signing class and signed with the Dodgers for $2.5 million on July 2. He quickly jumped from the Dominican Summer League to the Rookie-level Arizona League in his pro debut and starred in the AZL as a 17-year-old. One of the youngest players added to a 60-man player pool in 2020, he spent the summer at the alternate training site.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Cartaya is highly advanced for his age on both sides of the ball. He shows soft hands in receiving, sets a good target, expertly frames low pitches and has impressive flexibility for his size. Cartaya has plus raw arm strength and has improved at syncing his footwork to get his best throws off more consistently. He still needs refinement but has a chance to be a plus defender with a plus arm. Cartaya has an advanced approach at the plate and projects to hit for average with his short, quick swing and sound bat path. His natural strength and long levers give him power potential, but his swing is primarily geared to shoot the ball the other way.

    THE FUTURE: Cartaya has the potential to be a standout, but he’s still a teenager who is many years away. He’ll make his full-season debut in 2021.

  7. 7. Edwin Rios | 3B
    Edwin Rios
    Born: Apr 21, 1994
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 220
    Drafted/Signed: Florida International, 2015 (6th round).
    Signed By: Adrian Casanova.

    Hitting: 45. Power: 70. Running: 40. Fielding: 45. Arm: 55.

    TRACK RECORD: Rios finished second in the nation in home runs his junior year at Florida International and was drafted in the sixth round by the Dodgers. He continued to mash throughout the minors, made his major league debut in 2019 and established himself as a key part of the Dodgers in 2020. He hit eight home runs in just 76 at-bats, added two more homers in the National League Championship Series, and finished with a .946 OPS.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rios is a big, physical lefthanded hitter capable of destroying baseballs. His fast hands, long levers and excellent natural timing generate plus-plus power to center and right field. Rios’ swing gets long and he is prone to striking out, but he’s competitive enough against both righthanded and lefthanded pitchers to project to hit .230 to .240 with slugging percentages in the .500s. Rios used his elite work ethic to transform from a well below-average third baseman into a playable one. He remains better defensively at first base but can bounce between the two infield corners.

    THE FUTURE: Rios’ defensive improvements and the expected permanent addition of the designated hitter in the NL give him a path to everyday playing time. He’s ready to take on a larger role in 2021.

  8. 8. Ryan Pepiot | RHP
    Ryan Pepiot
    Born: Aug 21, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 215
    Drafted/Signed: Butler, 2019 (3rd round).
    Signed By: Stephen Head.

    Fastball: 60. Slider: 50. Changeup: 70. Curveball: 45. Control: 45.

    TRACK RECORD: Pepiot led the Big East Conference in strikeouts in 2019 but also had the second-most hit batters and third-most walks. The Dodgers bet on his stuff and made him the highest-drafted player in Butler history when they selected him in the third round, No. 102 overall. Pepiot opened eyes in 2020 when he struck out Cody Bellinger, Matt Beaty and Gavin Lux in a dominant two-inning summer camp appearance at Dodger Stadium. He carried that success over to the alternate site and was the Dodgers’ best pitcher in camp.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Pepiot is a big-bodied righthander with premium stuff. His fastball has ticked up to sit 93-95 mph with riding life, and his changeup is a devastating, plus-plus pitch in the mid 80s with hard movement down and in to righthanded batters. Pepiot focused on the consistency of his slider and began getting reliable tilt down and away to make it an average pitch, and his mid-70s curveball is another usable offering. Pepiot cleaned up his arm action and began locating his fastball to his glove side, giving him average control for the first time. He occasionally sprays his fastball up and in but generally self-corrects.

    THE FUTURE: Pepiot has to show he can maintain his control gains over a full season. If he can, he has a chance to be a righthanded power starter.

  9. 9. Miguel Vargas | 3B
    Miguel Vargas
    Born: Nov 17, 1999
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2017.
    Signed By: Roman Barinas/Mike Tosar.

    Hitting: 60. Power: 50. Running: 45. Fielding: 40. Arm: 50.

    TRACK RECORD: Vargas is the son of international baseball legend Lazaro Vargas, who played 22 seasons in Cuba and led the country to Olympic gold medals in 1992 and ’96. He left the island with his father in 2015 and signed with the Dodgers for $300,000 in 2017. Vargas quickly emerged as one of the top hitters in the Dodgers’ system, batting .330 in his pro debut despite not playing for two years. He advanced to high Class A as a 19-year-old in 2019 and stood out in instructional league in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Vargas is a uniquely advanced hitter for his age. He has quick hands, elite hand-eye coordination and drives the ball the other way with authority. Vargas wears out the right-center field gap and racks up doubles, but he’s still learning to pull the ball in the air and has yet to show he can turn on velocity inside. The Dodgers see the physical ability to make the adjustment and believe it’s a matter of intent. Vargas is a slow mover without a lot of twitch in the field. He’s a below-average third baseman and played some second base during instructs, but he is likely a first baseman long term. He has average arm strength.

    THE FUTURE: Vargas’ hitting ability is that of an everyday player. He’ll try to find his best position in 2021.

  10. 10. Wilman Diaz | SS
    Wilman Diaz
    Born: Nov 15, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 165
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2021.
    Signed By: Roman Barinas/Jean Castro/Jose Briceño.

    TRACK RECORD: With catcher Diego Cartaya in 2018 and outfielder Luis Rodriguez in 2019, the Dodgers signed the top ranked Venezuelan prospect two years in a row. In their 2020 class, they signed Diaz, who along with Rays shortstop Carlos Colmenarez is a player several scouts considered one of the top players in Venezuela in this class. Diaz trained with Alexis Quiroz, the same program where the Dodgers signed Cartaya and 2019 catcher Yeiner Fernandez, so the Dodgers had scouted Diaz from a young age.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Diaz has a good balance of tools, skills, athleticism and physical upside. He's 6-foot-2, 165 pounds with a loose, low-effort swing, good bat speed and plate discipline with good performance in games. He hits for power in games too, showing the ability to backspin balls to the pull side and drive the ball with impact to the opposite field as well. He still has a lean, athletic frame with a lot of space to fill out, so his power should climb once he gets stronger. Diaz also has the athleticism and actions to give him a good chance to stay at shortstop. He takes pride in his speed, which has improved to a plus tool, and he plays under control in the field with good hands, footwork and an above-average arm.

    THE FUTURE: Diaz has multiple paths to becoming a productive pro player with offensive potential and a high likelihood of staying in the infield.

  11. 11. Andy Pages | OF
    Andy Pages
    Born: Dec 8, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2018.
    Signed By: Luis Marquez/Roman Barinas/Manelik Pimentel.

    Hitting: 45. Power: 60. Running: 55. Fielding: 50. Arm: 70.

    TRACK RECORD: Pages was one of the top hitters in Cuba’s junior leagues growing up and signed with the Dodgers for $300,000 when he was 17. He struggled in his first pro season but blossomed in year two when he finished second in the Rookie-level Pioneer League in home runs (19) and total bases (153). He was not brought to the alternate training site in 2020 but stood out for his tools in instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Pages combines impressive physical ability with a high-level understanding of hitting. He recognizes pitches, has excellent hand-eye coordination and possesses plus power that produces some of the top exit velocities in the Dodgers’ system. He drives the ball hard to center and right field and makes loud contact that stays with observers for weeks. Pages can be overly aggressive and will swing and miss against higher-quality pitches, but he makes adjustments and should improve with experience. He is an intuitive baserunner whose excellent reads and jumps make up for fringe-average speed. Pages has learned to tone down his flair in right field and become a reliable, above-average defender with a plus-plus, albeit sometimes inaccurate, arm.

    THE FUTURE: Pages has the makings of an everyday right fielder if he can make enough contact. He is set to make his full-season debut in 2021.

  12. 12. Zach McKinstry | UTL
    Zach McKinstry
    Born: Apr 29, 1995
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Central Michigan, 2016 (33rd round).
    Signed By: Trey Magnuson.

    TRACK RECORD: McKinstry hit .325 as a draft-eligible sophomore at Central Michigan and was expected to return to school, but the Dodgers snagged him in the 33rd round and signed him for $100,000. He continued to hit for average in the minors and, like so many other Dodgers prospects, made swing changes to add power and hit 19 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A in 2019. McKinstry spent most of 2020 at the alternate training site and received his first major league callup on Sept. 16, becoming the ninth player from the Dodgers 2016 draft class to reach the majors.

    SCOUTING REPORT: McKinstry is a player who does everything well. He's a natural hitter who works counts, uses the whole field and hangs in well against same-side pitching. He's primarily a contact hitter, but his swing changes and added strength have enabled him to drive the ball to his pull-side for home runs. McKinstry is an above-average runner and versatile defender. His best position is second base and he's also average at shortstop and third base with the ability to play left and center field, as well. He has a plus, accurate arm with a quick release.

    THE FUTURE: McKinstry is ticketed to replace Kiké Hernandez as the Dodgers do-everything utilityman in 2021. His versatility and contact skills should make him a valuable contributor.

  13. 13. Jacob Amaya | SS
    Jacob Amaya
    Born: Sep 3, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: HS--West Covina, Calif., 2017 (11th round).
    Signed By: Bobby Darwin.

    TRACK RECORD: Amaya grew up a Dodgers fan in suburban Los Angeles and his grandfather, Frank, was a Dodgers minor leaguer from 1955-58. The Dodgers drafted him in the 11th round in 2017 and signed him for an above-slot $247,500 to forgo a Cal State Fullerton commitment. Amaya immediately established himself as the best defensive infielder in the Dodgers system and progressively grew offensively, culminating in a .381 on-base percentage for low Class A Great Lakes in 2019. The Dodgers brought him to their alternate training site for the final month of the 2020 season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Amaya is a gifted defensive shortstop for his age. He positions himself in the right places with uncanny instincts, has impressive range in every direction, maintains proper footwork and has an above-average, accurate arm. He's improved his consistency with maturity and projects to be at least a plus defender. Amaya has a solid offensive foundation as a patient hitter who recognizes pitches and rarely chases, but his swing is still developing. He worked on his lower half and balance throughout the shutdown and saw an uptick in his quality of contact at the alternate site.

    THE FUTURE: Amaya's offensive development will determine if he reaches his everyday ceiling. His defense will buy him time.

  14. 14. Luis Rodriguez | OF
    Luis Rodriguez
    Born: Sep 16, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 175
    Drafted/Signed: Venezuela, 2019.
    Signed By: Roman Barinas/Laiky Uribe/Leon Canelon.

    TRACK RECORD: Rodriguez ranked as Venezuela's top prospect in the 2019 international class and signed with the Dodgers for $2,667,500 on July 2. He was set to make his professional debut in 2020, but instead spent the year working out in the Dominican Republic after the coronavirus pandemic canceled the minor league season. He briefly participated in Dominican instructional league in the fall.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Rodriguez was a lanky, contact-oriented center fielder when he signed, but his game has changed as he's started to fill out. He's added weight and strength and started focusing on hitting balls as far as he can with his newfound strength. While his power potential has ticked up to plus, he's lost his all-fields approach and become a pull-only hitter who is too aggressive at the plate. Rodriguez plays an adequate center field, but his average speed and growing body portend a possible move to a corner. He has the above-average arm strength for right field.

    THE FUTURE: The Dodgers hope Rodriguez can rediscover his old swing and approach with a return to normalcy in 2021. He'll be 18 all of next season and still has a lot of development left.

  15. 15. DJ Peters | OF
    DJ Peters
    Born: Dec 12, 1995
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 225
    Drafted/Signed: Western Nevada JC, 2016 (4th round).
    Signed By: Tom Kunis.

    TRACK RECORD: Peters set Western Nevada JC's single-season home run record in 2016 and was drafted in the fourth round by the Dodgers. He continued to mash in pro ball, winning MVP of the high Class A California League in 2017 and leading the Double-A Texas League in home runs in 2018. Peters' production fell as he advanced to Triple-A in 2019, but the Dodgers still added him to their 40-man roster and carried him on their 2020 postseason taxi squad.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Muscular and massive at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, Peters generates jaw-dropping power with his natural strength and the leverage produced by his long arms. He demolishes anything out over the plate and separates balls and strikes with a sharp eye. Peters has good strike-zone discipline, but his long arms and uphill swing path create holes in his swing. He has a career 31% strikeout rate because he swings and misses so often in the strike zone, especially against inside fastballs. Peters is an impressive athlete for his size with average speed and long strides that allow him to play all three outfield positions. He has plus arm strength but iffy accuracy.

    THE FUTURE: Peters' power and outfield versatility give him a chance to carve out a major league role. His debut should come in 2021.

  16. 16. Victor Gonzalez | LHP
    Victor Gonzalez
    Born: Nov 16, 1995
    Bats: L Throws: L
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Mexico, 2012.
    Signed By: Mike Brito.

    TRACK RECORD: A group of Dodgers scouts went to Mexico City in 2012 to evaluate Yasiel Puig and also scouted the local talent while they were down there. They signed six players off that trip, including Puig, Julio Urias and Gonzalez. Gonzalez failed to advance past low Class A his first four seasons and missed most of 2017 and 2018 after having Tommy John surgery. He returned a new pitcher after surgery and vaulted to the majors in 2020, where he posted a 1.33 ERA in 15 relief appearances and won the decisive Game 6 of the World Series.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Gonzalez came up as a starter and has more pitchability and control than a typical reliever. His fastball averages 95 mph and touches 98 mph with late sink and run to his armside. He turned his mid-80s slider from a fringe-average pitch to a dominant, plus-plus offering with late drop that draws lots of chase swings. He also has an average changeup. Gonzalez's fastball and slider dominate both lefthanded and righthanded hitters, and he locates in and out of the zone with plus control.

    THE FUTURE: Gonzalez emerged as one of the Dodgers top relievers in 2020. He'll aim to solidify role that in 2021.

  17. 17. Mitch White | RHP
    Mitch White
    Born: Dec 28, 1994
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 210
    Drafted/Signed: Santa Clara, 2016 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Tom Kunis.

    TRACK RECORD: White had Tommy John surgery in high school and battled an assortment of injuries after the Dodgers drafted him in the second round in 2016, including a broken toe, general soreness and recurring blisters. He finally stayed healthy in 2020 and pitched consistently well at the alternate training site, resulting in his first major league callup on Aug. 28.

    SCOUTING REPORT: White has plenty of stuff but has long been hampered by injuries and inconsistency. His fastball sits 93-94 mph with natural cut and both his vertical, low-80s curveball and horizontal mid-80s slider are plus pitches at their best. White has long struggled with fastball command and secondary execution, in part due to mechanical issues caused by his injuries. He was consistent at the alternate site and in two scoreless relief appearances in the majors, providing optimism that he's turned a corner.

    THE FUTURE: It all comes down to health and consistency for White. The Dodgers saw enough progress to believe he still has a chance to start, but his injury history and pitch mix point to a relief future.

  18. 18. Alex De Jesus | SS
    Alex De Jesus
    Born: Mar 22, 2002
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 170
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2018.
    Signed By: Luis Marquez/Laiky Uribe/Manelik Pimentel.

    TRACK RECORD: De Jesus signed with the Dodgers for $500,000 during the 2018 international signing period. He needed only 13 games in the Dominican Summer League to earn a promotion to the Rookie-level Arizona League, where he impressed as a 17-year-old. De Jesus spent the 2020 shutdown at home and participated in Dominican instructional league in the fall, where he was one of the best hitters in camp.

    SCOUTING REPORT: De Jesus is rapidly growing into more power to go with an impressive feel for hitting. He has a simple swing that produces natural loft and drives balls hard in the air from gap-to-gap. He swings and misses a bit much, but his youth, bat speed and projectable power give him a chance to be an above-average hitter with above-average power. De Jesus has a quick first step, reliable hands and easy actions at shortstop, but he's a fringe-average runner with below-average range and projects to move to third base. He should be an average third baseman with a plus arm. De Jesus is already bilingual and shows leadership attributes. He does get overly frustrated by failure at times.

    THE FUTURE: De Jesus has the foundations of a power-hitting third baseman. He should see low Class A in 2021.

  19. 19. Dennis Santana | RHP
    Dennis Santana
    Born: Apr 12, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'2" Wt.: 190
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2012.
    Signed By: Bob Engle/Patrick Guerrero/Elvio Jimenez.

    TRACK RECORD: Santana signed with the Dodgers as a shortstop in 2012 but converted to pitching one year later. He vaulted up the minors as a starter and reached the majors as a reliever. After brief stints with the Dodgers in 2018 and 2019, Santana made 15 relief appearances in 2020. He struck out more than a batter per inning and his 5.29 ERA was inflated by one bad outing.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Santana has loud stuff with a ton of natural movement. His fastball sits 93-94 mph and touches 97 mph with huge sink and run. The pitch moves so much Santana struggles to command it, however, especially to his glove-side. Santana throws his mid-80s slider with big, late drop more often than his fastball. It's a swing and miss offering, but he's also prone to leaving it over the heart of the plate. Santana throws his above-average, 86-89 mph changeup with fade to lefties and gets a lot of chase swings.

    THE FUTURE: Santana will be part of the Dodgers bullpen in 2021. He'll have to harness his command to be trusted in high leverage spots.

  20. 20. Omar Estevez | 2B
    Omar Estevez
    Born: Feb 25, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 5'10" Wt.: 185
    Drafted/Signed: Cuba, 2015.
    Signed By: Roman Barinas/Mike Tosar.

    TRACK RECORD: The Dodgers invested heavily in Cuban talent during the 2015-16 international period, including signing Estevez for $6 million. He struggled initially, but broke out during the second half of the 2018 season and hit .291/.352/.431 at Double-A in 2019. The Dodgers brought him to their alternate training site in 2020.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Estevez reinvented himself as a hitter by doing weighted ball drills. Previously an all pull hitter, he now makes frequent contact up the middle and drives the ball gap-to-gap for doubles. He was one of the Dodgers' most consistent hitters at the alternate site and shows the contact skills and barrel awareness to project to run into 10-15 home runs. Estevez is more limited on the defensive side of the ball. He is a below-average runner without much range and is stretched playing shortstop. He has decent footwork and enough lateral agility to survive at second base, where his fringe-average arm will play.

    THE FUTURE: Estevez will rise as far as his bat takes him. He'll see Triple-A in 2021.

  21. 21. Clayton Beeter | RHP
    Clayton Beeter
    Born: Oct 9, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: Texas Tech, 2020 (2nd round supplemental).
    Signed By: Clint Bowers.

    TRACK RECORD: Beeter had Tommy John surgery in high school and redshirted his freshman year at Texas Tech. He took over as the Red Raiders closer when he returned in 2019 and moved into the rotation as their Friday night starter during the abbreviated 2020 season. The Dodgers drafted Beeter in the supplemental second round, No. 66 overall, and signed him for $1,196,500. He spent the summer at the alternate training site and finished the year at instructional league.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Beeter boasts two power offerings with a mid-90s fastball that reaches 97 mph and a top-to-bottom, hammer curveball that draws consensus plus grades. His fastball features elite rise and his curveball has sharp downward movement, giving him the north-south profile teams covet. Beeter's changeup and control lag well behind. His changeup is a below-average pitch and his control was firmly below-average at the alternate site. He struggles to repeat his delivery and fails to consistently execute or command his pitches. Even at his best, Beeter flashes only average control.

    THE FUTURE: Beeter faced questions in college whether he projected as starter or reliever, and the Dodgers acknowledge he's likely a reliever after what they saw at the alternate site. He'll start for now as he begins his pro career.

  22. 22. Devin Mann | 2B/3B
    Devin Mann
    Born: Feb 11, 1997
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Louisville, 2018 (5th round).
    Signed By: Marty Lamb.

    TRACK RECORD: Mann hit .288/.408/.458 over three seasons at Louisville and the Dodgers saw untapped power potential, leading them to draft him in the fifth round. Mann got stronger, made a few swing adjustments and broke out as one of the top power hitters in the high Class A California League in his first full season. He spent 2020 at the alternate training site and continued making power gains.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Mann looks like a major leaguer with long levers, wiry strength and an easy swing that produces loud contact. His short, simple swing packs a punch and produces hard contact in the air to left and center field. Mann is a patient hitter who works counts, spoils pitches and isn't fazed by falling behind. He will swing and miss, particularly on the outer half, but keeps his strikeouts reasonable. Finding a position will be Mann's biggest challenge. He is a stiff, slow defender at second base and is only marginally better at third. His funky arm action may limit him to first base or left field.

    THE FUTURE: Mann's bat will play if he can find a defensive home. He should see Double-A in 2021.

  23. 23. Kendall Williams | RHP
    Kendall Williams
    Born: Aug 24, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 205
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Bradenton, Fla., 2019 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Brandon Bishoff (Blue Jays).

    TRACK RECORD: Williams was IMG Academy's No. 2 starter behind Brennan Malone and boosted his stock with a strong showing at the 2019 National High School Invitational. The Blue Jays drafted him in the second round and signed him for $1,547,500. The Dodgers liked Williams in the draft and acquired him for Ross Stripling at the 2020 trade deadline.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Williams is a classic, projectable righthander with a 6-foot-6 frame, a polished delivery and room to grow into more velocity. His fastball presently sits in the low 90s and frequently touches 93-94 mph. His best secondary is a potentially plus changeup that tunnels well off his fastball before dropping off with power fade. Williams is still working to find a breaking ball. He began working on a hard slider with short tilt in the mid-80s during instructional league. Williams has a natural feel to manipulate the baseball and throw strikes from different angles. He should have at least average control.

    THE FUTURE: Williams has the ingredients to become a mid-rotation starter if his breaking ball develops. His full-season debut awaits in 2021.

  24. 24. Edwin Uceta | RHP
    Edwin Uceta
    Born: Jan 9, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 155
    Drafted/Signed: Dominican Republic, 2016.
    Signed By: Luis Marquez/Matt Doppelt.

    TRACK RECORD: An unheralded $10,000 signee out of the Dominican Republic, Uceta finished second in the Dodgers system in ERA (2.77) and strikeouts (141) as he rose to Double-A in 2019. He missed the start of summer camp in 2020 for undisclosed reasons and was sent home from the alternate training site for breaking Covid-19 safety protocols. The Dodgers still added him to the 40-man roster after the season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Uceta is a slight-bodied righthander with impressive feel to pitch. His fastball sits 90-92 mph and touches 94, but it plays up with extension and late ride from his lower release height. Uceta's changeup is his out pitch. He sells it with his arm speed and it looks like his fastball out of his hand before dropping with late run and fade in the mid-80s. Uceta expertly plays his fastball and changeup off of each other and keeps batters guessing. His upper-70s, slurvy breaking ball remains a work in progress but gets some swings and misses from righthanded batters. He ties everything together with average control.

    THE FUTURE: Uceta still has room to fill out and add velocity. He can be a back-end starter if he does.

  25. 25. Michael Grove | RHP
    Michael Grove
    Born: Dec 18, 1996
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'3" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: West Virginia, 2018 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Jonah Rosenthal.

    TRACK RECORD: Grove missed most of 2017 and all of 2018 at West Virginia after having Tommy John surgery, but the Dodgers still drafted him in the second round based on the stuff he showed before he went down. Grove returned to the mound in 2019 at high Class A Rancho Cucamonga and struggled to a 6.10 ERA with diminished stuff and limited durability. His stuff ticked up in his second year back and he impressed at the alternate training site.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Grove is a good athlete with a fast arm and is starting to rediscover his pre-surgery form. After sitting 89-93 mph over two-inning stints in 2019, Grove began holding 92-95 mph over four-inning stints at the alternate site in 2020. He also began to regain the feel for his upper-70s, downer curveball. Grove focused on developing his 80-84 mph, vertical slider and nascent mid-80s changeup at the alternate site. His slider showed flashes of above-average potential and his changeup started tunneling well off his fastball. Grove throws strikes, but his effortful delivery and injury history raise questions about his durability.

    THE FUTURE: Grove has to show he can maintain his best stuff over a full season. He'll try to do that in 2021.

  26. 26. Jimmy Lewis | RHP
    Jimmy Lewis
    Born: Nov 2, 2000
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'6" Wt.: 200
    Drafted/Signed: HS--Austin, Texas, 2019 (2nd round supplemental).
    Signed By: Clint Bowers.

    TRACK RECORD: Lewis teamed with Brett Baty to make Lake Travis High in Austin a top destination for scouts in 2019. The Mets drafted Baty 12th overall and the Dodgers took Lewis with the 77th pick. Shoulder inflammation limited Lewis after he signed, but he rehabbed in 2020 and returned to the pitch in instructional league, where he impressed rival evaluators.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Lewis is a tall, projectable righthander with a polished delivery and clean arm action that portends a future starter. His fastball sits 90-93 and touches 95 mph with sink and tail at the bottom of the zone. His 78-80 mph, top-to-bottom curveball is inconsistent but flashes plus, and his changeup has quickly progressed to show above-average potential. Lewis stands for his ability to command the ball to both sides of the plate. He repeats his delivery and has an advanced feel to pitch for his age. His father, Jim, was a pitcher drafted in the second round by the Astros in 1991 and reached Triple-A .

    THE FUTURE: Lewis still has room to fill out and add velocity. If he does, he has mid-rotation potential, provided his shoulder holds up.

  27. 27. Sheldon Neuse | 3B/2B
    Sheldon Neuse
    Born: Dec 10, 1994
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 232
    Drafted/Signed: Oklahoma, 2016 (2nd round).
    Signed By: Ed Gustafson (Nationals).

    TRACK RECORD: The A's acquired Neuse from the Nationals at the 2017 trade deadline in the deal that also netted them Jesus Luzardo. Neuse made his big league debut in 2019 and was in the mix to be the A's second baseman in 2020, but he failed to win the job and spent the season at the alternate training site. He was traded to the Dodgers in February along with righthander Gus Varland in a move that sent lefthander Adam Kolarek and outfielder Cody Thomas to Oakland.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Neuse is mostly the same player he has been the past two years. He has above-average raw power and impressive barrel control, but there are concerns about his strike-zone control after he posted a 31% strikeout rate in limited big league at-bats and a 32% strikeout rate at Triple-A Nashville in 2018. He chases fastballs up in the zone and has a hard time holding off on them. Neuse is a stocky athlete with surprisingly adequate athleticism defensively, where he's aided by a plus arm. His natural fit is third base, but he has moved around the diamond in an effort to boost his versatility.

    THE FUTURE: Concerns about Neuse's consistency at the plate held him back in 2020. Tightening his approach and increasing his defensive versatility will be key as he vies to return to the majors in 2021.

  28. 28. Jesus Galiz | C
    Jesus Galiz
    Born: Dec 19, 2003
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'0" Wt.: 183

    TRACK RECORD: For a long time, Venezuelan catcher Jesus Galiz was expected to sign with the Yankees, but the Dodgers ended up signing him instead. After signing with the Dodgers he spent a month in Arizona, where he was able to get work catching bullpens for pitchers in the organization getting ready for spring training.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Galiz is one of the top catchers in the class, with a promising bat for the position. He has hit well in games in Venezuela, showing the ability to recognize spin, control the strike zone and put the ball in play consistently with a line-drive approach and a chance for 15-20 home run power once he gets stronger. Galiz is a good bet to stick behind the dish where he's quick, flexible and agile with soft hands, good receiving skills and an average arm.

    THE FUTURE: The Dodgers have an assembly line that keeps producing productive catchers with Will Smith at the major league level, Keibert Ruiz not far away and Diego Cartaya on the rise. Galiz gives them another backstop with solid MLB potential.

  29. 29. Luke Raley | OF
    Luke Raley
    Born: Sep 19, 1994
    Bats: L Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 235
    Drafted/Signed: Lake Erie (Ohio), 2016 (7th round).
    Signed By: Marty Lamb.

    TRACK RECORD: Raley hit .424/.528/.727 for Division II Lake Erie in 2016 and was drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round. They traded him to the Twins as part of the package for Brian Dozier in 2018 but re-acquired him with Brusdal Graterol in exchange for Kenta Maeda before the 2020 season. Raley spent the summer at the alternate training site and was one of the top hitters in camp.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Raley is incredibly strong with bulging biceps and plus-plus raw power. He frequently hit home runs on top of the parking garage beyond right field at Southern California's Dedeaux Field during the alternate site and showed the ability to hit opposite-field home runs, too. His swing is oriented to his pull-side and he needs to improve his plate discipline, but he's productive against both righties and lefties and has the bat speed to be an average hitter who taps into his power often enough. Raley is an average runner and plays hard defensively in left field. He's occasionally too aggressive and collides with other fielders or the wall. He has above-average arm strength despite a funky throwing stroke.

    THE FUTURE: Raley's power and sneaky athleticism have long made him a potential sleeper. He's on the 40-man roster and is in position for his major league debut in 2021.

  30. 30. Gerardo Carrillo | RHP
    Gerardo Carrillo
    Born: Sep 3, 1998
    Bats: R Throws: R
    Ht.: 6'1" Wt.: 180
    Drafted/Signed: Mexico, 2016.
    Signed By: Mike Brito/Roman Barinas/Juvenal Soto (Dodgers)

    TRACK RECORD: Carrillo was a slight righthander with a quick arm when the Dodgers purchased his rights from the Mexican League's Tijuana franchise in 2016. He grew three inches and added 25 pounds after signing and saw a huge uptick in velocity, but also struggled to harness his newfound power. Carrillo spent 2020 at the alternate training site and instructional league and showed enough progress that the Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.

    SCOUTING REPORT: Carrillo's stuff is undeniable. His sinker sits 94-97 mph with nearly 16 inches of run and his short, 89-91 mph slider is a swing-and-miss pitch that moves in the opposite direction. He generates his power stuff with remarkable ease and holds his velocity deep into his outings. He also flashes an average changeup with late drop and mixes in a below-average, slurvy curveball. Carrillo's issue is his well below-average control. He often throws strikes one inning and can't find the plate the next. He's still learning to control the tempo of his delivery and be on time with his arm.

    THE FUTURE: Carrillo doesn't throw enough strikes to start, but he has the stuff to be power reliever if he can keep the ball over the plate. He'll see Double-A in 2021.

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