Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Dodgers Are Not Improving The Farm System

At least, we didn't make the top eight (link insider only). Thankfully, neither did anyone from the NL West. But just in case you're curious about how others used the recent draft to populate their farm system, here's how the crosstown rival did it:

3. Los Angeles Angels

You could say that there was nowhere to go but up, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Still, the Angels' system looks substantially better than it did before draft day. Sean Newcomb was a borderline steal with the 15th pick of the draft, a pitcher who probably should have gone at least five slots earlier.

Both Joey Gatto and Chris Ellis have some volatility in their right arms, but there’s also a reason that both were considered potential first-round arms at some point this spring, and they have a chance to be starters at the big league level. The Angels may not have acquired the bats they need, but this is a system that has holes everywhere, and Los Angeles did a solid job of recognizing talent and value throughout the draft.

The Indians, Blue Jays, Nationals, and Brewers round out the top five, as picked by's Christopher Crawford.


Fred's Brim said...

Do you guys ever catch shit for posting Insider Only stuff? Is that considered stealing?

Either way, thank you for your Robin Hoody ways with regard to online content

Hideo Nomo said...

I don't think Sax ever posts more than a Dodger-related excerpt, but he'd know more about any blowback.