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How the Dodgers ended up with best farm system


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"The Dodgers have not selected in the top 10 of the Major League Baseball amateur draft since they took a tall high school left-hander from Texas named Clayton Kershaw with the seventh pick in 2006.

They were tied with the Toronto Blue Jays for the lowest available international bonus pool during the most recent signing period.

Last summer, they shipped off their two top prospects (Keibert Ruiz and Josiah Gray) as part of a package that netted them Max Scherzer and Trea Turner.

And yet, they have The Athletic’s top farm system in baseball, with Keith Law referring to the group’s depth and upside as “hilarious.”

The Dodgers have built a juggernaut at the major-league level by spending more than anyone — they were one of just two clubs, along with the Padres, to exceed the luxury tax threshold this past season. Then they’ve reinforced that depth and elevated their ceiling with homegrown talents. They have developed stars and key role players even without leveraging picks at the top of the first round."



Which team best develops pitchers?

46% -- Guardians
11% -- Dodgers
9% -- Astros, Marlins, Rays
6% -- Yankees
Also received votes:
 Cardinals, Cubs, Mariners, Phillies

"It’s worth sitting up and taking notice when the Guardians sign a pitcher these days, especially via the Draft. Eight of the arms on the team’s Wild Card roster in 2022 came via the Draft, mostly in the later rounds. And there are more coming, with first rounders like Daniel Espino and Gavin Williams along with fifth-rounder Tanner Bibee very well-regarded."

Which team hoards prospects the most?

32% -- Guardians
15% -- Rays
12% -- Cardinals
9% -- Rockies
6% -- D-backs, Orioles, Yankees
Also received votes:
 Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Rangers, Reds

"This shouldn’t be seen as a slight, but rather a recognition that some teams hold onto prospects more than others. The Guardians need to rely on their farm system to compete, and they're more likely to hold on to their prospects and get them to the big leagues in Cleveland rather than use top ones to bring in big league talent."

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