Los Angeles Dodgers minor league players

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Below are brief bios of some of the Los Angeles Dodgers more notable prospects:

Yadier Álvarez[edit]

Yadier Álvarez
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher
Born: (1996-03-07) March 7, 1996 (age 20)
Matanzas, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yadier (Ventosa) Álvarez (born March 7, 1996) is a Cuban baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Álvarez defected from Cuba to pursue a career in Major League Baseball (MLB).[1][2] He has a fastball that touches 98 miles per hour. Scouts believe he has number two starter upside and one National League official has said that he is the best 18-year-old pitcher he had ever seen.[3] He received interest from numerous MLB teams including the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.[4][5]

Ranked as the second best prospect by mlb.com heading into the 2015 international signing period, Álvarez signed with the Dodgers on July 2, 2015, for a $16 million bonus.[6][7] He made his professional baseball debut for the Dodgers Arizona rookie league affiliate on June 20, 2016 and struck out seven while only allowing one hit in 323 innings pitched.[8] In five starts for the team, he was 1–1 with a 1.80 ERA and 57 strikeouts.[9] He was promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League and struck out 10 in his debut for the Loons on July 21, 2016.[10] He made nine starts for the Loons with a 2.97 ERA and 55 strikeouts in only 39 13 innings.[11]

Chris Anderson[edit]

Chris Anderson
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Chris Anderson with the Advanced-Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher
Born: (1992-07-29) July 29, 1992 (age 24)
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Chris Anderson (born July 29, 1992) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. The Dodgers selected him in the 1st round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, and he signed with the team on June 12, 2013, for a signing bonus of $2,109,900.[12]

Anderson attended Centennial High School in Blaine, Minnesota, where he was a two-year starter as a pitcher and first baseman. As a senior, he went 6–1 with a 1.86 ERA while batting .437. He was named All-Conference, All-State, was Minnesota's contender for Gatorade Player of the Year, and was named Minnesota's Mr. Baseball award winner for the 2010 high school season. He was also a two-year starter at quarterback for the football team.[13] The Chicago Cubs drafted him in the 35th round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but he did not sign.

Anderson attended Jacksonville University. As a Junior he went 7–5 with 101 strikeouts and a 2.49 ERA in 104 2/3 innings. He was the first player from Jacksonville U to be selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft.[14]

He made his professional debut with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League on June 26, 2013.[15] He made 12 starts with the Loons in his debut season, and was 3–0 with a 1.96 ERA.[16] Anderson was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League for 2014. In 27 games (25 starts) for the Quakes, he was 7–7 with a 4.62 ERA.[16] His 146 strikeouts on the season was tops among all Dodger minor leaguers. The Dodgers invited him to attend major league spring training in 2015.[17] He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League to start the 2015 season[18] and was named to the mid-season All-Star team.[19] He made 23 starts for Tulsa and was 9–7 with a 4.05 ERA.[16] He was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers in late August for a try out in the bullpen with the potential to be promoted to the majors in a bullpen role.[20] He appeared in three games for them and allowed 15 runs in 6 13 innings and was not called up.[16] He was given a non-roster invitation to Dodgers spring training in 2016.[21] He returned to Tulsa to begin the 2016 season.[22] He made 18 appearances with Tulsa (six starts) and was 3–6 with a 5.90 ERA before he was demoted back to the Quakes for the bulk of the season. With Rancho Cucamonga, he was 1–2 in 18 appearances and a 3.25 ERA.[16] After the season, the Dodgers assigned him to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League.

Cody Bellinger[edit]

Cody Bellinger
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Cody Bellinger with the AA Tulsa Drillers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 61
First baseman
Born: (1995-07-13) July 13, 1995 (age 21)
Chandler, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Cody James Bellinger (born July 13, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Bellinger was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.[23] He signed with the Dodgers and made his professional debut with the Arizona League Dodgers. In 2014, he played with the Ogden Raptors and Arizona League Dodgers.[24] He played in 2015 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and was selected to the mid-season California League all-star team[25] as well as the post-season all-star team.[26] In 128 games, he hit .264 with 30 homers and 103 RBI.[24] He was given a non-roster invitation to Dodgers spring training in 2016.[27] Bellinger was assigned to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in the Texas League to start the 2016 season.[28] In 114 games for Tulsa he hit .263 with 23 homers and 65 RBI, earning him a late season promotion to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, where he had six hits in 11 at bats (.545 average) and three home runs.[24] Bellinger was assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League after the season and he participated in the Fall Stars Game of top prospects in the league.[29]

His father, Clay Bellinger, played in Major League Baseball (MLB).[30]

Willie Calhoun[edit]

Willie Calhoun
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Willie Calhoun with the AA Tulsa Drillers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 84
Second baseman
Born: (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994 (age 22)
Vallejo, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Willie Lamont Shawn Calhoun (born November 4, 1994) is an American professional baseball second baseman in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Calhoun was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 17th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Benicia High School in Benicia, California.[31] He did not sign and attended the University of Arizona to play college baseball. After one year at Arizona he transferred to Yavapai College.[32] He was then drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft.[33] He made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors and was later promoted to the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.[34][35] In 73 games between the three levels, he hit .316 with 11 homers and 47 RBI.[36]

To start the 2016 season, he was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League.[37] He was selected as a starter for the mid-season Texas League All-Star game[38] and selected to the U.S. team for the All-Star Futures Game.[39] At the conclusion of the season, he was also named to the post-season all-star team.[40] In 132 games for the Drillers, he hit .254 with 27 homers and 88 RBI.[36] After the season, the Dodgers assigned Calhoun to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League. He earned MVP honors in the Fall Stars Game for top prospects playing in the league when he went 3 for 3 with a homer in the game.[41]

Ralston Cash[edit]

Ralston Cash
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Ralston Cash with the AA Tulsa Drillers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 72
Pitcher
Born: (1991-08-20) August 20, 1991 (age 25)
Cornelia, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ralston Alexander Cash (born August 20, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Cash attended Lakeview Academy in Georgia and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2nd round of the 2010 MLB Draft. He played in 2010 for the Ogden Raptors and the Arizona League Dodgers. Major hip surgery ended his season early and caused him to miss the entire 2011 season.[42] He returned to action with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in 2012, where he was 1–6 with a 6.42 ERA in nine games. In 2013, also with Great Lakes, he was 4–3 with a 3.19 ERA in 16 games (eight starts). He transitioned to the bullpen in 2014 where he was in 29 games for the Loons and another six for the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Double-A Southern League. He was 3–1 with a 2.90 ERA combined. In 2015, with the new AA affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League he was 2–6 with a 3.47 ERA in a career high 49 games. After the season, he played for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League and was named to the league's Fall Stars Game.[43] He returned to Tulsa to start the 2016 season.[44] He was 5–3 with a 3.00 ERA in 29 appearances for the Drillers and was then promoted to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, where he was 4–0 with a 2.62 ERA in 17 appearances.[45] After the season, the Dodgers assigned Cash to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League.

Ralston Cash is the founder of the "Ralston Cash Foundation". Their mission is to help kids who have lost a parent to cancer in the previous year.

Chase De Jong[edit]

Chase De Jong
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1993-12-29) December 29, 1993 (age 23)
Long Beach, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Chase Louis De Jong (born December 29, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

De Jong played for Woodrow Wilson High School, and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[46] After signing for a bonus of $620,300,[47] De Jong was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays and made 6 relief appearances for the team, posting a 1–0 record with a 1.50 earned run average and 15 strikeouts over 12 innings, with only 1 walk.[48] He was promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays prior to the start of the 2013 season, and made 13 appearances for the team, 10 of which were starts. In 2013, De Jong posted a 2–3 record with an ERA of 3.05 and 66 strikeouts over 56 innings pitched.[48] In 2014, he was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts.[47] De Jong made 23 appearances for Lansing in 2014, 21 of which were starts, and compiled a record of 1–6 with a 4.82 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 97 innings pitched.[48]

De Jong started the 2015 season in Lansing, making 14 starts and posting a 7–4 record, 3.13 ERA, and 77 strikeouts in 8613 innings.[48] He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 2, 2015 for cash.[49] In 11 appearances (10 starts) for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes he was 4–3 with a 4.86 ERA.[48] He struck out six in six innings for the Quakes in the opening game of the California League championship series.[50] The Dodgers invited him to major league spring training in 2016.[51] To start the 2016 season, he was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League,[52] where he was selected to the mid-season all-star team.[53] After the season, he was named to the post-season all-star team and honored as the Texas League Pitcher of the Year.[54] In 25 starts for the Drillers he was 14–5 with a 2.86 ERA, earning him a late season promotion to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers, where he allowed one run in 5 13 innings in his one start.[55] The Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[56]

He is the cousin of former Blue Jays pitcher Jordan De Jong.[47]

Yusniel Díaz[edit]

Yusniel Díaz
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Outfielder
Born: (1996-10-07) October 7, 1996 (age 20)
Havana, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yusniel Efrain (Hechavarria) Díaz (born October 7, 1996) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Díaz played for the Industriales of the Cuban National Series and hit .348/.448/.440 over 65 games as a rookie.[57] He was the favorite to win the Cuban National Series Rookie of the Year Award, but defected before the award was given out.[58]

Díaz signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in November 2015.[59] The Dodgers assigned him to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the Advanced Class-A California League to begin his professional career.[60] In 82 games for the Quakes in 2016, he hit .267 with eight homers and 54 RBI.[61]

O'Koyea Dickson[edit]

O'Koyea Dickson
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Dickson with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 79
First Baseman
Born: (1990-02-09) February 9, 1990 (age 27)
San Francisco, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

O'Koyea Dickson (born February 9, 1990) is an American professional baseball player in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Dickson is a graduate of George Washington High School in San Francisco, where he was the Player of the Year in 2008.[62] As a sophomore at George Washington High, playing in the city championship game, he became the first high school player to hit a homerun in AT&T Park. He hit a ground rule double his next at-bat. [63]

Dickson attended College of San Mateo, where he was an All-American as a sophomore and helped lead his team to consecutive league titles.[64] For his junior year, he transferred to Sonoma State University. He led the California Collegiate Athletic Association in runs scored and helped take his team to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship.[65]

He was drafted by the Dodgers in the 12th round of the 2011 MLB Draft.[66] He spent 2011 with the Ogden Raptors and 2012 with the Great Lakes Loons.[66] He hit .280 with 15 homers and 88 RBI in 2013 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League.[66] In 2014, he played with the AA Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League, where he hit .269 with 17 homers and 73 RBI[66] and scored an invite to spring training for 2015. He was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.[67] He appeared in 117 games and hit .262 with 12 homers and 50 RBI.[66] In 2016, he remained with Oklahoma City and hit .328 with 18 homers and 64 RBIs in 101 games.[66]

Kyle Farmer[edit]

Kyle Farmer
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Farmer with the Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 65
Catcher
Born: (1990-08-17) August 17, 1990 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

James Kyle Farmer is an American professional baseball catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Farmer graduated from the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played baseball and football. While at Marist, he made a cameo appearance as the high school quarterback in the movie The Blind Side.[68] During his collegiate baseball career at the University of Georgia, Farmer played shortstop, hitting for a .308 batting average and recording .968 fielding percentage, a UGA record for the shortstop position.[69] He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft but did not sign and then was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB Draft and signed.[70][71]

He made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League in 2013 and then was promoted to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in 2014.[72] After 57 games with Great Lakes where he hit .310 he was promoted again to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, where he hit .238 in 36 games.[73] He began 2015 with the Quakes, where he was selected to the mid-season All-Star team.[74] He did not play in the game due to his subsequent promotion to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League. Farmer was selected to represent the Dodgers organization at the All-Star Futures Game in 2015.[75] He played in 76 games for Tulsa and hit .272.[72] He returned to Tulsa to start the 2016 season[76] and was selected to the mid-season all-star game.[77] He played in 74 games for the Drillers in 2016, hitting .256 with five homers and 31 RBI.[72] The Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[78]

Pablo Fernández[edit]

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fernández and the second or maternal family name is Rojas.
Pablo Fernández
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher
Born: (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 27)
Holguin, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Pablo Millán Fernández Rojas is a Cuban baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Fernández played for Holguín of the Cuban National Series as a relief pitcher.[79] He defected from Cuba in July 2014,[80] and agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers in March 2015 for a reported $8 million signing bonus.[79] A formal signing was held up as he awaited a visa to travel to the United States and take his physical, which was finally approved on May 11.[81] he officially signed with the Dodgers on May 19.[82] He pitched in 10 games in the Dodgers farm system in 2015, (with the Arizona League Dodgers, Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes) and was 3–2 with a 3.92 ERA.[83]

Fernandez underwent Tommy John surgery on May 12, 2016, causing him to miss the entire 2016 season.[84]

Paul Hoenecke[edit]

Paul Hoenecke
Los Angeles Dodgers
First baseman / Third baseman / Catcher
Born: (1990-06-08) June 8, 1990 (age 26)
Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Paul Andrew Hoenecke (/heneki/; born July 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball corner infielder and catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Hoenecke played high school baseball at West Bend High School, where he won a state championship and was selected as player of the year two years in a row.[85][86] He was a star pitcher for West Bend as well as being one of their top run producers.[87] As a junior, he set a school record with a .515 batting average and also was 9–1 with a 2.18 earned run average as a pitcher.[88]

Hoenecke was drafted by the Detroit Tigers, at the age of 17, in the 42nd round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.[88] He was offered a $40,000 signing bonus but did not sign.[85] He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to play for the Milwaukee Panthers baseball team in the NCAA Division 1 Horizon League. With the Panthers, Hoenecke played infield and, in his senior year, played catcher. Hoenecke finished four years of play with a .301 batting average in 211 games.[89] He also played for the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League in 2010 and 2011.[90]

Hoenecke was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 24th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[91] He made his professional debut on June 21, 2012 with the Arizona League Dodgers. In the game, Hoenecke went four for five with a home run and four RBIs while playing left field against the Arizona League Brewers.[92] He would win the Arizona League batting title with a .382 average and ranked second in the league in OPS (1.064), third in total bases (107) and seventh in RBI (38).[93] He was promoted to the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer League on August 31[94] and had two hits in five at-bats over three games.[95]

Hoenecke was assigned to the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League to begin the 2013 season[96] In a May game, he suffered a lacerated spleen after a collision with Julio Urías and spent most of the rest of the season on the disabled list.[97] In 43 games for the Loons he hit .230[98] and he returned to the team for the following season.[99] After having previously been primarily a first baseman, Hoenecke played mostly third base in 2014 and he hit .247 with 15 homers and 61 RBI. He also committed 19 errors in 111 games.[98][100]

In 2015, Hoenecke played in a few major league games in spring training[101] but was assigned to the Advanced-Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League to start the season.[102] He spent a week in Double-A with the Tulsa Drillers in April before returning to the Quakes.[103][101] He had a sixteen-game hitting streak for the Quakes in June before it was snapped[104] He had a .295 batting average for the Quakes in 2015, with nine homers and 63 RBI,[98] helping the team win the California League championship.[105] Hoenecke was a MiLB.com Organization All-Star after both the 2014 and 2015 seasons.[94]

Hoenecke returned to the Quakes at the start of the 2016 season and was now listed as a catcher.[106] After only a few games, he was promoted to Tulsa[107] where he was selected to the mid-season all-star team.[108] On the season, he was in 54 games combined between Rancho Cucamonga and Tulsa and hit .269 with nine homers and 30 RBI.[98]

Paul Hoenecke is from Kewaskum, WI and is the son of Andrew and Shelly Hoenecke. He is a descendant of 18th and 19th century German mathematician, Carl Friedrich Gauss.[85]

Gavin Lux[edit]

Gavin Lux
Los Angeles Dodgers
Shortstop
Born: (1997-11-23) November 23, 1997 (age 19)
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Gavin Thomas Lux is a professional baseball shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He played high school baseball for Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin and was selected in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the Dodgers. His uncle is Augie Schmidt.

Lux was one of the top fifty high school prospects heading into the 2016 draft.[109] He won the 2016 Wisconsin baseball Gatorade Player of the Year awards and Holy Rosary Sports Night Male Athlete of the Year Award in high school.[110][111] He had committed to Arizona State University[112][113] but was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round, 20th pick, of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.[114]

Om June 16, 2016, Lux signed with the Dodgers for a $2.31 million signing bonus.[115] The Dodgers assigned him to the Arizona League Dodgers to begin his professional career.[116] At the end of the season he was promoted to the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League.[117] Between the two levels, he played in 56 games with a .296 batting average and 21 RBI.[118]

Trevor Oaks[edit]

Trevor Oaks
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 88
Pitcher
Born: (1993-03-26) March 26, 1993 (age 23)
Riverside, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Trevor Scott Oaks is a professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of California Baptist University. He had previously played in high school at Woodcrest Christian High School in Riverside, California.

Oaks began his professional career with the Ogden Raptors in 2014, where he was 5–2 with a 6.81 ERA in 14 games. In 2015, he pitched in 23 games (21 starts) between the Great Lakes Loons and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and had a 8–5 record and 2.65 ERA. For the 2016 season, he pitched in four games for the Quakes, and 10 each for the Tulsa Drillers and Oklahoma City Dodgers, with a 14–3 record and 2.74 ERA.

Jordan Paroubeck[edit]

Jordan Paroubeck
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outfielder
Born: (1994-11-02) November 2, 1994 (age 22)
Berkeley, California
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Jordan Mark Paroubeck (born November 2, 1994) is an American professional baseball player in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Paroubeck was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft out of Serra High School in San Mateo, California.[119] He signed with the Padres rather than play college baseball.[120] After not playing in 2013 due to a small labrum tear in his throwing shoulder, Paroubeck made his professional debut in 2014 with the Arizona League Padres.[121]

On April 5, 2015 he was traded, along with Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin and Matt Wisler to the Atlanta Braves for Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr.[122] On July 2, 2015, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with Caleb Dirks) in exchange for an international bonus slot.[123] He split the 2015 season between the Arizona League Dodgers and Ogden Raptors, hitting .331 in 35 games.[124] He was assigned to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League to start the 2016 season.[125] He hit only .200 in 17 games and was demoted back to Ogden where he hit .231 in 30 games.[124]

Jacob Rhame[edit]

Jacob Rhame
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 67
Pitcher
Born: (1993-03-16) March 16, 1993 (age 23)
Corinth, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jacob Alan Rhame (born March 16, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Rhame attended John H. Guyer High School in Denton, Texas and committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college baseball.[126] After one year, he was cut from the Oklahoma Sooners baseball team and he transferred to Grayson County College.[127]

Rhame was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[128] He signed with the Dodgers and made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors. In 2014, Rhame played for the Great Lakes Loons.[129] He appeared in 51 games and had a 2.01 earned run average (ERA), 90 strikeouts and nine saves over 67 innings.[130] Rhame was assigned to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League to start the 2015 season.[131] He was later promoted to the AA Tulsa Drillers, where he was 3–3 with a 3.06 ERA in 39 games.[130] The Dodgers invited him to major league spring training in 2016[132] and assigned him to the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers to start the season.[133] He was 1–7 with a 3.29 ERA in 54 appearances and recorded seven saves.[130] The Dodgers added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[134]

Edwin Ríos[edit]

Edwin Ríos
Los Angeles Dodgers
First baseman / Third baseman
Born: (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 (age 22)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Edwin Gabriel Ríos (born April 21, 1994) is an Puerto Rican baseball first baseman and third baseman in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Ríos was drafted by the Dodgers in the 6th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Florida International University.

Ríos began his professional career with the Arizona League Dodgers in 2015 but was quickly promoted to the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League. He hit .253 in 22 games for the two teams. He began 2016 with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League, hitting .252 with six homers and 13 RBI in 33 games, earning a promotion to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, where he hit .367 with 16 homers and 46 RBI in 42 games. He was promoted again, to the Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League. He was named the Dodgers organizational minor league player of the year for 2016.[135]


Jacob Scavuzzo[edit]

Jacob Scavuzzo
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Jacob Scavuzzo with the AA Tulsa Drillers
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outfielder
Born: (1994-01-15) January 15, 1994 (age 23)
Orange, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jacob L. Scavuzzo (born January 15, 1994) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Scavuzzo was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 21st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft out of Villa Park High School in Villa Park, California.[136] He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Dodgers. He played 2013 with the Ogden Raptors, 2014 with Ogden and the Great Lakes Loons and 2015 with Great Lakes and the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.[137] After the 2015 season he played in the Arizona Fall League, where he won the Bowman Hitting Challenge.[138] To start the 2016 season, he was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League[139] where he was selected to the mid-season all-star game.[140] In 112 games, he hit .266 with 10 homers and 39 RBI.[141]

Jordan Sheffield[edit]

Jordan Sheffield
Los Angeles Dodgers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-06-01) June 1, 1995 (age 21)
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jordan Ladon Sheffield (born June 1, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He played college baseball at Vanderbilt.

Sheffield attended Tullahoma High School in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Before graduating, it was discovered that he needed Tommy John surgery, which caused him to fall in the draft.[142] He was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 13th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign and chose to attend Vanderbilt University. After sitting out the 2014 season recovering from surgery, Sheffield made 6 starts and 16 relief appearances for Vanderbilt in 2015. In 60 total innings, he would post a 5–2 win–loss record, 2.85 earned run average (ERA), and 55 strikeouts.[143] Sheffield made 16 starts in the 2016 season, and pitched to an 8–6 record, 3.01 ERA, and 113 strikeouts in 10123 innings.[143]

Heading into the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, Sheffield was ranked as one of the top available players by MLB[144] and he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round (36th pick).[145] He announced on June 25 that he had signed with the Dodgers.[146] Sheffield made one start for the rookie-class Arizona League Dodgers and seven for the Class-A Great Lakes Loons. He was 0–1 with a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings.[147]

His brother, Justus, is a pitcher in the New York Yankees organization.[148][149]

Will Smith[edit]

Will Smith
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Los Angeles Dodgers
Catcher
Born: (1995-03-28) March 28, 1995 (age 21)
Louisville, Kentucky
Bats: Right Throws: Right

William Dills Smith (born March 28, 1995) is an American baseball catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.[150] He was drafted by the Dodgers in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Louisville.[151] Smith signed on July 17, 2016 for a $1.775 million signing bonus.[152] Smith began his professional career with the Ogden Raptors of the Pioneer Baseball League[153] and was then quickly promoted to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League.[154] He played in seven games for Ogden, 23 for Great Lakes and 25 for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League, hitting a combined .246.[155]

Dian Toscano[edit]

Dian Toscano
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outfielder
Born: (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 27)
Villa Clara, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Dian Toscano Carrera is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Prior to joining the Braves, Toscano played in the Cuban National Series for the Naranjas de Villa Clara from 2008 to 2012.

He agreed to terms for a major league contract with the Atlanta Braves on December 8, 2014[156][157] and officially signed the deal on January 28, 2015.[158] The deal paid Toscano $6 million over four years and includes a $1.2 million signing bonus.[159]

Toscano did not arrive in the United States until April 2015.[160][161] Due to visa problems that were not solved until July, he did not play in games at any level during the season and was limited to workouts at the Braves spring training facility, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.[162] He was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 30, 2016, along with Bud Norris, a player to be named later (Alec Grosser), and cash, in exchange for minor league pitchers Caleb Dirks and Philip Pfeifer.[163] The Dodgers assigned him to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in the California League, where he hit .226 in 58 games.[164]

Alex Verdugo[edit]

Alex Verdugo
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Alex Verdugo with the AA Tulsa Drillers
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 83
Outfielder
Born: (1996-05-15) May 15, 1996 (age 20)
Tucson, Arizona
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Alex Brady Verdugo (born May 15, 1996) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Verdugo attended Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona. The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Verdugo in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft. In 49 games for the Arizona League Dodgers, he hit .347[165] and was awarded with post-season Arizona League All-Star honors and Baseball America Rookie league all-star honors. He was assigned to the Class-A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League to start 2015.[166] He was selected to the post-season all-star team[167] after he hit .295 in 101 games.[165] Verdugo also received a late season promotion to the Advanced-Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League[168] where he played in 23 games and hit .385.[165] He also hit for the cycle in a game against the Lancaster Jethawks on August 27.[169] He was named the organizations minor league player of the year.[170]

To start the 2016 season, Verdugo was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League,[171] where he was selected as a starter for the mid-season all-star game[172] and named to the post-season all-star team.[173] He had a .273 batting average in 126 games for the Drillers and hit 13 homers in 63 RBI.[174] He was assigned to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League at the conclusion of the season and also played for the Mexico national baseball team in an exhibition series in Japan in November.[175]

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters[edit]

Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Triple-A[edit]

Oklahoma City Dodgers roster
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Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

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Double-A[edit]

Tulsa Drillers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 36 Isaac Anderson
  • 45 Scott Barlow
  • 46 Scott Griggs
  • 21 Michael Johnson
  • 27 Josh Sborz
  • 23 Yaisel Sierra
  • 28 Andrew Sopko

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches



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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Chris Anderson
  • 30 Michael Boyle
  • 48 Adam Bray
  • 21 Kevin Brown
  •  3 Corey Copping
  • 13 Luis De Paula
  • -- Pablo Fernández
  • -- Alec Grosser
  • 27 Wes Helsabeck
  • 38 Alexander Hermeling
  • 37 Kyle Hooper
  • 29 Gavin Pittore
  • 13 Mitchell White

Catchers

  •  8 Garrett Kennedy
  • 25 Will Smith
  • 23 Peter Summerville

Infielders

  • 12 Michael Ahmed
  •  5 Matt Beaty
  •  9 Erick Mejia
  • 15 Brandon Trinkwon

Outfielders


Manager

  •  7 Drew Saylor

Coaches



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Class A[edit]

Great Lakes Loons roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 Imani Abdullah
  • 36 Yadier Álvarez
  • 15 Walker Buehler
  •  7 Leonardo Crawford
  • 52 Caleb Ferguson
  • 23 Tony Gonsolin
  • 24 Victor Gonzalez
  • -- Garrett Harrison
  • 41 Andrew Istler
  • 35 Karch Kowalczyk
  • 45 Dean Kremer
  • -- Jeremiah Muhammad
  • -- Lenix Osuna
  • -- Jeff Paschke
  • -- Chris Powell
  • 19 Dennis Santana
  • 11 Jordan Sheffield
  • 28 Shea Spitzbarth
  • -- J. D. Underwood ‡
  • 43 Ivan Vieitez

Catchers

  • 30 Steve Berman
  • 37 Jake Henson

Infielders

  •  3 Brendon Davis
  •  6 Omar Estevez
  • -- Cristian Gomez
  • 13 Ibandel Isabel
  • 40 Matt Jones
  • 16 Zach McKinstry

Outfielders

  • 14 Gage Green
  •  1 Saige Jenco
  •  9 Logan Landon
  • 27 D. J. Peters
  •  8 Luke Raley
  • 10 Darien Tubbs


Manager

  • -- Jeremy Rodriguez

Coaches

  • -- Aaron Bates (hitting)
  • 31 Fumi Ishibashi (coach)
  • -- Connor McGuiness (pitching)



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Roster updated December 28, 2016
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Advanced Rookie[edit]

Ogden Raptors roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 29 Conor Costello
  • 34 Roberth Fernandez
  • 35 Austin French
  • 56 Nolan Long
  • 25 Chris Mathewson
  • 10 Joe Mortillaro
  • 11 Jairo Pacheco
  • 49 Adalberto Pena
  • 36 Osiris Ramirez
  • 55 Vin Santarsiero
  • 28 Sven Schuller
  • -- Willian Soto
  • 52 Miguel Urena

Catchers

  • -- Julian Leon
  • 15 Luis Paz
  • 13 Gersel Pitre
  • 31 Keibert Ruiz

Infielders

  • 23 Brock Carpenter
  •  7 Gavin Lux
  • 18 Brandon Montgomery
  •  6 Moises Perez
  •  9 Errol Robinson
  • 41 Jared Walker
  • 21 Nick Yarnall

Outfielders


Manager

  • -- Mark Kertenian

Coaches



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Roster updated December 21, 2016
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Rookie[edit]

Arizona League Dodgers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 33 A. J. Alexy
  • 62 Oscar Arzaga
  • 30 James Carter
  • 64 Saul Castellanos
  • 57 Francis Cespedes
  • 66 Logan Crouse
  • 67 Carlos Felix
  • 50 Melvyn Forbesv
  • 48 Angel German
  • 21 Kevin Malisheski
  • 23 Dustin May
  • -- Jose Santos
  • 71 Andre Scrubb
  • 43 Gregorio Sequera
  • 28 Devin Smeltzer
  • -- Joel Toribiov
  • 34 Kam Uter

Catchers

  • 10 Ramon Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 15 Hendrik Clementina
  • 65 Garrett Hope
  • -- Kevin Lachancev
  • -- Damaso Marte, Jr. ‡
  • -- Erick Meza
  •  8 Samuel Ortiz
  • 27 Cristian Santana
  •  5 Jeffrey Souffront

Outfielders

  • 17 Shakir Albert
  • 35 Andres Ayon
  • 22 Romer Cuadrado
  • 54 Brayan Morales
  • 14 Carlos Rincon


Manager

Coaches

  • 44 Steve Andrade (coach)
  • -- Don Jose (coach)
  • 14 Greg Sabat (pitching)



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Roster updated December 21, 2016
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Foreign Rookie[edit]

DSL Dodgers 1 roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 37 Yeison Cespedes
  • 33 Jose Chacin
  • 57 Celis Flames
  • 11 Max Gooding
  • -- Juan Herrera
  • 54 Mervin Jimenez
  • 71 Felix Lacen
  • 67 Dawlyn Lantigua
  • -- Sebastian Martinez ‡
  • -- Santos Mateo
  • 45 Edward Perez
  • -- William Pozo
  • -- Yariel Puello
  • 51 Elio Serrano
  • -- Algenis Soto
  • 55 Alfredo Tavarez
  • -- Edwin Uceta
  • 46 Jesus Vargaz

Catchers

  • 82 Marcos Hernandez
  • 84 Juan Zabala

Infielders

  • 41 Ronny Brito
  • 31 Oneil Cruz
  • 52 Mike Loaisiga
  • 30 Luis Rodriguez
  • -- Mervin Romero
  • 10 Alvaro Rubi

Outfielders

  • 18 Pascal Amon
  • 44 Kevin Aponte
  •  9 Starling Heredia
  • 17 Daniel Padilla


Manager

  • Keyter Collado

Coaches

  • Roberto Giron (pitching)
  • Jair Fernandez (hitting)



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DSL Dodgers 2 roster
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Pitchers

  • -- Carlos Alejo
  • 33 Jasiel Alvino
  • 34 Raul Ascanio
  • 63 Leowis Blanco
  • -- Bryan Castillo
  • -- Jeronimo Castro
  • -- Esmerlyn Cespedes
  • -- Jose Hernandez
  • -- Confesor Inoa
  • -- Enmanuel Marcan
  • 36 Johan Mena
  • -- Juan Morillo
  • 61 Orlandy Navarro
  •  8 Ronald Parra
  • 60 Luis Pasen
  • 34 Rawel Peralta
  • 59 Oliver Polanco
  • 66 Andres Urbina

Catchers

  •  7 Jair Camargo
  •  9 Gervin Ramones
  • -- Ronald Valenzuela

Infielders

  • 22 Aldo Espinoza
  • 27 Alberto Estrella
  • 18 Sauryn Lao
  • 17 Maikel Pineda
  • -- Edwin Reyes
  • 10 Leonel Valera

Outfielders

  • -- Luis Asencio
  • 23 Jhoan Calderon
  • 16 Federico Giordani
  • 14 Rolando Lebron
  • -- Michael Medina
  • 13 Felix Osorio
  • 26 Frank Sanchez


Manager

  • Austin Chubb

Coaches

  • Sergio Mendez (hitting)
  • Luis Meza (pitching)



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Minor-League Coordinators[edit]

  • Field Coordinator: Clayton McCullough
  • Hitting Coordinator: Damon Mashore
  • Assistant Hitting Coordinator: Paco Figueroa
  • Catching Coordinator: Travis Barbary
  • Assistant Catching Coordinator: Ryan Sienko
  • Pitching Coordinator: "Vacant"
  • Infield Coordinator: "Vacant"
  • Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Tarrik Brock
  • Lower-level Pitching Rover: Kremlin Martinez
  • Latin America Field Coordinator: Carson Vitale

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