In the preseason, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ farm system was considered to be in the middle of the pack. Baseball Prospectus ranked them 14th, Minor League Ball ranked them 11th and ESPN’s Keith Law ranked them 11th (subscription required). To this point in the season, they’ve performed up to that level.
The top of the system has been as advertised: Corey Seager and Joc Pederson have had excellent years, and Julio Urias has demonstrated that the future is bright. Behind those elite players, the results have been a mixed bag. The lower levels of the minors have seen some young starting pitchers show flashes of dominance, but the higher levels are essentially populated with low-impact future relievers who have been quite ordinary.
Notes: All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted. All statistics updated through June 20 unless otherwise noted. Prospect list courtesy of MLB.com. Nos. 8 and 9, Ross Stripling and Onelki Garcia, are injured, so nos. 11 and 12, Jose Dominguez and Matt Magill, will take their place.