Earlier this week, there were two bits of very exciting news for the both the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system and readers of this column. First, the trade deadline passed without any of the Big Three being dealt. And second, MLB.com released their midseason prospect ranking updates, so the contents of this list get a breath of fresh air and a welcome overhaul.
This newly updated version includes two 2014 draftees, and we will also finally see a couple of other position players. Hopefully as the season goes on, readers will get more familiar with the three new names on this list: Grant Holmes, Scott Schebler and Alex Verdugo.
Those three replaced three relief pitchers—Matt Magill, Jose Dominguez, and Pedro Baez—who had experienced varying degrees of success but were undeniably low-impact and low-interest arms.