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    Josh Wall just threw his one of his best starts of the season for Class A Advanced - Inland Empire. The season hasn't gone well for Wall though but he's young and he has the pedigree of being a high Logan White draft pick(second rounder in 2005).

    #15 Josh Wall
    RHP
    B-R
    T-R
    6-6 190
    Quote Originally Posted by Baseball America
    From James McDonald to 18-year-old Dominican Carlos Frias, the Dodgers system is deep in projectable pitchers, one of Assistant GM Logan White's most coveted commodities. Wall fits the same mold, and he made as much improvement from 2006 to 2007 as any of the system's young arms.

    His velocity always has vacillated, which was part of the reason he lasted 74 picks in the 2005 draft. He touched 95 MPH early his senior year in high school, but he had dipped to the high 80s by the time the draft rolled around.

    His velocity spiked at 96 MPH last summer and sat at 92-93 when his mechanics were in sync. He flashes a plus breaking ball that has hard bite at 82 MPH and an average circle changeup.

    Wall is tall and lean, and his arm works well. He doesn't repeat his delivery and tends to land on his left heel, spinning off the mound to his glove side, leading to below-average command and inconsistent secondary stuff.

    When he's right, his fastball has good downhill plane with boring action. He made strides with his mental approach to pitching, but he gets frustrated during funks and needs to mature. He'll likely open 2008 in high Class A.
    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    INL	CAL	8	4	5.58	21	19	0	0	0	98.1	103	62	61	10	54	78	1.01	.272
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    Here's a new name. Made BA's hot list today

    No. 12 AUSTIN GALLAGHER, 3B DODGERS

    Team: high Class A Inland Empire (California)
    Age: 19
    Why He's Here: .444/.515/.815 (12-for-27), 6 R, 4 2B, 2 HR, 11 RBIs, 5 BB, 4 SO

    The Scoop: Gallagher ranked seventh in the Rookie-level Pioneer League last year, but he was still considered raw. That's what makes Gallagher's season even more impressive. Since joining Inland Empire in late May, Gallagher is batting .326/.372/.522 in 230 at-bats at just 19 years old.

    Gallagher is a power-hitting third baseman, though he isn't flexible and may end up moving to first base. Gallagher, who is 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds, also played basketball and football in high school before the Dodgers made him a third-round pick last season. Now that he's focused on baseball full time, Gallagher has raised his prospect status by moving surprisingly quickly.
    Lots of stuff in the chat as well

    Q: jr from valencia,ca asks:
    With Russel Martin entrenched as the Dodgers' cather for the next decade or so, who becomes his backup? Santana or Lucas May? who has the higher ceiling?
    A:

    Ben Badler: May's had some defensive problems and his offensive game has dipped lately. Santana has the edge... obviously it's the Cal League so we're always a little hesitant, but he's always shown control of the strike zone, and his offensive game has taken a leap forward this year.
    Q: mike from durham asks:
    Any thoughts on the season Andrew Lambo is having in the MWL?
    A:

    Ben Badler: Excellent season, especially encouraging after tearing up the GCL a year ago. One of the best bats among prospects in that league, though he's probably a 30 runner and he's limited to a corner outfield position or first base.
    Q: Phil from Grand Rapids asks:
    Why hasn't Chris Withrow, the dodgers 1st rounder last year, pitched yet this season?
    A:

    Ben Badler: In spring training, Withrow grabbed a plastic snorkeling mask while he was on the beach. When he threw it, part of the mask cut his hand pretty bad. I'm not making that up, by the way. So that set him back, and then he went through a bit of a dead arm period too.
    Q: Antonio from Whittier, CA asks:
    I wasn't aware of the season Austin Gallagher was having. Any chance he'll be the future at third base for the Dodgers insead of Blake DeWitt or Andy LaRoche?
    A:

    Ben Badler: Gallagher got a late start to the season, so he sneaked up on people a little bit. I think LaRoche is or at least should be their future at third base, while scouts don't seem to think that Gallagher will stick at third base.

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    Was Konerko the last serious corner infield prospect in the system considered to have exceptional power potential?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolvie View Post
    Was Konerko the last serious corner infield prospect in the system considered to have exceptional power potential?
    I think so. Beltre as well.

    Joel Guzman had that label as well, although he was a SS and was moved to 3B.

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    With the trade of Carlos Santana and Lucas May scuffling a bit in Double-A, I've looked at who are the other candidates to become the Dodgers catcher of the future.

    Of course we have Russell Martin, but you always want to have insurance at such a demanding position and I think it is likely Martin will change positions at some point in his career to save his knees and keep his bat in the lineup and productive.

    Here is an interesting article on the matter. 2 college infielders who might be converted during instructional league. The Dodgers have had good success with conversions to catching, Martin, May, and Santana were all infielders before strapping on "the tools of ignorance".

    Two Dodgers Draft picks face off in CWS | Dodgers.com: News

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    BA Chat

    bafan nyc: hey I just signed up for baseball america subscription and espn insider!!!! so please answer my question !!!! who has more upside potential? who is more likely to be a productive regular? LaRoche, DeWitt, or Brandon Wood?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: LaRoche.
    Adam (Santa Monica, CA): Will Ethan Martin ever be any good? Pitcher or 3B?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Yes, pitcher
    Brendan: kershaw, price, or bumgarner?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Kershaw.
    Steve (Las Vegas): Andrew Lambo... regular? backup? worse?

    SportsNation Jim Callis: Regular.

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    Martin hasn't done anything as a professional this year and probably would have gotten maybe 15 innings max. Not really a big deal.

    Withrow not pitching is a bigger concern. Basically a wasted year for him.

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    With trades depleting our farm system, I figured a statistical update on what our 08 draftees would be in order. Stats don't tell the whole story of course, but they are worth looking at. Stats are as of August 1st.

    Ethan Martin - RHP

    -out for the year with knee surgery

    Dodgers' top Draft pick out for season | Dodgers.com: News

    Josh Lindblom - RHP

    Class A - Great Lakes


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    GLL	MID	0	0	2.70	4	4	0	0	0	10.0	8	3	3	1	2	12	0.80	.211

    Kyle Russell - OF

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.310	36	129	30	40	8	2	7	31	73	22	44	2	0	.413	.566	.978

    Devaris Strange-Gordon - SS

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.298	31	124	19	37	7	2	1	15	51	6	15	6	2	.333	.411	.745

    Jon Michael Redding - RHP

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    OGD	PIO	0	3	5.06	9	6	0	0	0	21.1	24	15	12	3	7	27	2.50	.286

    Anthony Delmonico - 2B

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.341	10	41	12	14	6	0	3	14	29	4	8	0	0	.449	.707	1.156

    Cole St. Clair - LHP

    Rookie Class A - Ogden

    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    OGD	PIO	0	0	2.25	3	0	0	0	1	4.0	5	3	1	0	3	6	2.00	.278

    Nick Buss - OF

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.302	13	53	17	16	3	2	4	12	35	8	5	0	0	.413	.660	1.073

    Steven Caseres - 1B

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.278	27	115	13	32	9	1	2	19	49	6	31	0	0	.317	.426	.743

    Austin Yount - 3B

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.276	17	58	7	16	5	0	0	10	21	4	13	0	1	.353	.362	.715

    Lenell McGee - OF

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.220	16	50	7	11	4	0	0	11	15	8	15	0	0	.361	.300	.661

    Clay Calfee - OF

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.231	31	121	19	28	9	3	6	22	61	14	52	0	0	.316	.504	.820

    Albie Goulder - 1B

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.275	18	51	9	14	2	0	1	4	19	9	15	1	0	.391	.373	.763

    Carl Webster - RHP

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    DGR	GCL	1	1	2.19	7	0	0	0	1	12.1	8	5	3	1	11	7	1.89	.205

    Matthew Smith - RHP

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    OGD	PIO	1	0	1.29	3	0	0	0	0	7.0	2	1	1	1	2	5	0.88	.087

    Brian Ruggiano - 2B

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.229	28	105	16	24	4	3	1	14	37	14	24	5	1	.331	.352	.683

    Roberto Feliciano - LHP

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    DGR	GCL	1	0	0.82	7	0	0	0	1	11.0	8	2	1	0	6	15	0.45	.205

    Jerry Sands - OF

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.230	26	87	18	20	4	0	7	24	45	15	27	4	0	.346	.517	.863

    Jordan Roberts - LHP

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    OGD	PIO	1	1	5.93	10	0	0	0	0	13.2	19	14	9	1	4	17	3.60	.297

    Jonathan Runnels - LHP

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SHO	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	GO/AO	AVG
    OGD	PIO	1	0	3.00	9	0	0	0	0	18.0	16	7	6	2	4	25	1.42	.229

    Garrett Green - 2B

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.280	18	50	11	14	1	2	1	7	22	9	10	2	2	.387	.440	.827


    Shan Sullivan - 3B

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.033	12	30	3	1	0	0	0	0	1	4	10	1	0	.237	.033	.270

    Melvin Ray - OF

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.133	5	15	0	2	0	0	0	1	2	0	8	0	1	.133	.133	.267

    Jake New - OF

    Rookie Class A - Gulf Coast


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    DGR	GCL	.219	22	73	9	16	3	0	0	6	19	10	10	4	0	.337	.260	.597

    Ryan Arp - C

    Rookie Class A - Ogden


    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.111	6	9	0	1	0	0	0	0	1	2	3	0	0	.273	.111	.384

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    With the minor league season ending in a month I figured I'd bang out the rest of the prospect profiles in our top 30 that haven't been done.

    Our #10 prospect is one of our many promising third basemen. Unfortuantley for us, Pedro Baez was downright awful for our Great Lakes team in the Midwest league and was demoted to Ogden in the Rookie League.

    #10 Pedro Baez
    3B
    B-R
    T-R
    6-2 199
    Quote Originally Posted by Baseball America
    The Dodgers signed Baez for $200,000 just before his 19th birthday and allowed him to make his pro debut in the United States. In August, he slugged a three-run home run off a rehabbing Pedro Martinez.

    Baez has four tools that could grade as future pluses, with his power and defense projecting as well above-average for some scouts. He has a fluid swing with good bat speed and the early signs of barrel awareness. He can launch towering blasts when he squares up pitches. He's a confident, adroit defender with good actions and body control. He has good range to both sides.

    Los Angeles has clocked his throws across the diamond up to 94 MPH. Baez' plate discipline and pitch recognition are in need of improvement. He tends to muscle up during his swing and get pull-oriented rather than letting his hands do the work. He's a below average runner. Baez will likely spend 2008 in low Class A at age 20.
    Stats as of August 1st, 2008

    Class A - Great Lakes

    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    GLL	MID	.178	59	185	23	33	10	1	1	16	48	17	45	3	1	.244	.259	.503
    Rookie Class A - Ogden

    Code:
    Team	League	AVG	G	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	BB	SO	SB	CS	OBP	SLG	OPS
    OGD	PIO	.281	36	153	25	43	14	0	6	31	75	9	41	1	1	.317	.490	.807

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