Dodgers Invite 13 Prospects to Developmental Camp

Per Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com, the club has announced the 13 players who will attend the annual Winter Development camp, to be held this year in Arizona since Dodger Stadium is undergoing renovations.

Pitchers Steve Ames, Onelki Garcia, Zach Lee, Matt Magill, Rob Rasmussen, Chris Reed, Paco Rodriguez & Chris Withrow will be joined by catchers Tim Federowicz & Matt Wallach and outfielders Jeremy Moore, Joc Pederson,& Yasiel Puig.

angels_jeremy_mooreI did a bit of a double take at Moore’s name, because we’d heard nothing about the former Angel signing with the Dodgers and his baseball-reference page still doesn’t even note the transaction. The outfielder, 26 next June, got into 8 games for the 2011 Angels and was ranked as Baseball Prospectus’ #9 Anaheim prospect headed into 2012:

The Good: Moore can do a little bit of everything. He’s an impressive athlete with plenty of bat speed and nearly average power; he has reached double digits in triples in each of the last four seasons. He’s an above-average runner who can steal bases, and a very good defensive outfielder in all three positions.
The Bad: Moore has always been an impatient hitter who gets into trouble when fed breaking balls early in the count. His arm is his lone below-average tool, but none of his tools are star-level, either.

Moore never did play in 2012 thanks to hip surgery, and he was outrighted off the roster in October. He’s likely headed for what looks to be a crowded Albuquerque outfield.

Otherwise, this is a good look at the prospects the team considers worth their effort to bring to Arizona in January to spend additional time with. As Gurnick notes, 8 of the 15 participants last year – Michael Antonini, Rubby De La Rosa, Stephen Fife, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, Alex Castellanos, Federowicz & Scott Van Slyke — saw time with the big club later in the season (well, sort of, for Antonini). I’d say it’s not a promising sign that catcher Gorman Erickson, a past participant, was not invited back, which should tell you a lot about his falling prospect stock after a very disappointing 2012, and you can probably say the same for hopefuls Aaron Miller & Kyle Russell.

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Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

Was looking at some Mexican League baseball stuff. Tomateros (Luis Cruz's team before the Dodgers shut him down) apparently are doing well in their play-offs. The first picture in this article in many ways is kinda interesting... lol. Pretty sure the ball boy is a small person, theres a monkey in a santa suit, and the mascotts apparently congratulate the players after home runs. An old fiend hit a homer for them it seems.

 

http://www.tomateros.com.mx/index.php/noticias/boletines-de-prensa/2089-implantan-tomateros-nuevo-record

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

everyone post the best gif you have... go

MSTIer: Jake
MSTIer: Jake

"At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious (while calling him "Vietnam fucking shit"). He also attacked another Vietnamese man, leaving him permanently blind in one eye"

 

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PF Flyers
PF Flyers

who were the seven guys who went to this last year but didn't make the major league squad at any point.

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

 @darknesssss In other "SE Asian culture I don't understand" news, my college roommate and dear friend married an über Christian Malaysian girl, and upon asking her dad for permission to date her, he was told that he could absolutely not date her, but he was welcome to court her.  Their first kiss was on the altar at their recent wedding.  And at the reception, the father said that now that the sister was finished with college too, he was accepting applications to date her.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Not news to me. I know why theres a lot of hate towards Vietnamese but i dont understand it. Its also why im quick to get angry when people use race to try and attack me

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

 @PF Flyers Steven Ames, Allen Webster, Chris Withrow, Griff Erickson, Tyler Henson, Alfredo Silverio, Matt Wallach. Three of whom are no longer with the organization, two whose stock dropped a lot (Erickson, Wallach), one whose stock is about the same (Ames).

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

 @Disgruntled Goat  On my last trip home from Europe, I traveled 23 consecutive hours before landing...and then hit midnight traffic on the 405.  I wanted to kill something so bad.

PF Flyers
PF Flyers

 @Chris Jackson

Thanks for anwsering my question.

Interesting. seams like Dodger pitching prospects have value to us and other teams.

PF Flyers
PF Flyers

 @Deuce  @Amy Wong, Ph.D. Candidate

 I have some friends from high school who were vietnamese. heck, one of them was the goalie on our lacrosse team. He was a ninja back there! I don't understand it either. I haven't met a person from that country that I haven't liked. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

 @Deuce I have no idea. But Vietnam is quickly becoming a booming tourist country with increasing foreign investments in manufacturing and is a small country that has seen its way to independence through fighting the Chinese, Japanese, French and finally the US. For me, that's enough accomplishment to warrant haters. 

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

 @Deuce  @Amy Wong, Ph.D. Candidate Problem: Americans are assholes.

 

Solutions: Free Pho to change their mind. 

 

 

Source: When I was in middle school I was constantly bullied for being Mexican and not speaking English. I brought some tacos with bad meat (not bad to the point where it would be dangerously unhealthy but bad enough that would make them shit themselves for a while) and gave them to the bullies. The bullying stopped shortly afterwards. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

Then I'm sad he lives with that burden. I hope he understands my childhood too, and why i will always hate his work

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

 @darknesssss  @Amy Wong, Ph.D. Candidate You realize that Wahlberg has a generally fucked up past, and racism is one of many horrible parts of it. He's since recanted all of it and expresses serious regret for the way he lived. 

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

The war and because of misguided hate toward a culture they dont understand.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

And with that... Fuck that no talent ass clown piece of shit.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

No but... Im resigned to the hatred. If i got mad at everyone who said mean things id never be able to work a rotation at the VA

PF Flyers
PF Flyers

 @Chris Jackson

 Amen!

I was just comparing the success of the pitchers brought to this event last year to the lack thereof by the hitters from this event last year.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

 @PF Flyers Pitchers who consistently get outs have value to EVERY team. You'd be surprised how few there are.