The Los Angeles Dodgers farm system has followed a remarkably similar pattern all year: The relievers at the back end of this list have been inconsistent, the starters in the middle have showed flashes of excellence but have otherwise been average, and the three elite prospects have been great.
With Joc Pederson’s injury, that pattern has been broken, and the Dodgers receive their first truly bad news surrounding the top three. And while the injury is not expected to be serious, it is certainly not a development the Dodgers will welcome.
Notes: All statistics courtesy of MiLB.com unless otherwise indicated. All statistics updated through June 28 unless otherwise indicated. 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.