The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the 2013 MLB amateur draft hoping to have a lot more luck than they've had on the field this year. The Dodgers are currently last in the NL West with a 27-35 record, but the draft gave fans a chance to focus their attention on the future.
Fans should be encouraged by what the Dodgers did in last year's draft, the first under the Guggenheim Baseball Management regime. The team was clearly intent on restocking a farm system that was woefully neglected during the Frank McCourt era.
2012 early-round picks like shortstop Corey Seaver and right-handed pitcher Ross Stripling are already showing great promise in the minor leagues.
Old age, injuries and pending free agency have created a cloudy future for the Dodgers' starting rotation. Beyond Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles does not have one other starter who is certain to be with the team beyond 2013.
With that in mind, the Dodgers targeted mostly college pitchers with high ceilings in this year's draft.
Their best current pitching prospects, RHP Zach Lee and LHP Chris Reed should both be ready to make their major league debuts as soon as next season. However, the Dodgers' minor league system needs better depth behind those two.
This draft tracker provides scouting reports on every player that Los Angeles selected through the first 10 rounds.