I meant to post this as soon as Kershaw was called up but I flew back home and didn't take the handbook with me. So this is a little late, but enjoy.
#1 Clayton Kershaw
Originally Posted by Baseball America
Elbert has made his return to a minor league roster. He had been in extended spring training recovering from surgery. He's pitched 2 games in relief for the Suns
Jacksonville Suns: Stats: Player
Code:Date OPP W L ERA SV IP H ER BB SO Jun 04 MOB 1 0 0.00 0 1.0 0 0 1 1 Jun 07 @CAR 0 0 0.00 0 1.2 2 0 0 2 Totals 1 0 0.00 0 2.2 2 0 1 3
Craig (PA): Whatever happened to Scott Elbert?
SportsNation Keith Law: (1:36 PM ET ) Shoulder surgery last May. I took some criticism for leaving him off of my prospect rankings this offseason, but shoulder surgeries are serious business for pitchers, and most pitchers who have one either don't come back at all or come back with less stuff. Will Kline of Tampa Bay is in that boat now, out for the year, probably won't have the same velo when he returns.He has yet to pitch this season, but Baseball America is still high on him while other(Law) aren't because of his injury.
Here is the handbook profile.
#4 Scott Elbert
6-2 190Originally Posted by Baseball America
Is it just me, or are the Dodgers truly cursed when it comes to developing a lefty starter? Kuo... Miller... Elbert...
I fear for Kershaw, and if you're superstitious you should too.
I know this kid's Mom. He had a few injuries but is an outstanding relief pitcherCole St. Clair
Some Dodger stuff
Paolo (Tempe, AZ): Thoughts on Ethan Martin, Hitter Vs. Pitcher?
SportsNation Keith Law: Liked him both ways. Dodgers intend to send him out as a pitcher. More polished as a hitter, to me, but more upside on the mound.BronBron (Cleveland, OH): Jim, What's your take on Kershaw's start so far? I know we shouldn't expect greatness out of a 20 year old this early but it seems many of today's top prospects (Bruce, Braun, Gallardo, etc.) have shined early on in their careers. The walk rate has me a bit concerned.
SportsNation Jim Callis: Way too early to be concerned. A lot of rookie pitchers nibble rather than challenge hitters initially. Check out Chad Billingsley's rookie walk rate, though he hasn't chopped it down a ton since
Dodgers asst GM Logan White has news for you - PE.com - Professional Sports
"I promise you, this is one of the best (draft classes)," said White, adding he would be surprised if it were not among the top 3 while with the Dodgers. "I love it when they say it's not a good draft. Usually, that's an indicator it might not be (bad)."
BA Chat wrap...Brent (The O.C.): Jim-I think the Dodgers are just about done for 08. The question is, where do they go from here? They are going to lose about 60 million in payroll but I don't see much out there to spend it on. Is this a team that is rebuilding from it's rebuilding or can they actually become a prennial contender soon? I HATE the Dodgers but I can't stop caring. What does a fan do?
SportsNation Jim Callis: (2:27 PM ET ) All the young talent on hand is cause for optimism. GM Ned Colletti just needs to make better decisions on whom to surround the youngsters with. As bad as they've been, they're still only 4.5 games back, and a hot week will put them right on the heels of the Diamondbacks