According to MLB.com, the Dodgers will have seven prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League for Glendale, with former first-round pick Jeren Kendall and top organizational pitching prospect Mitchell White headlining the list.
Dodgers Minor Leaguers RHP Mitchell White, SS Omar Estevez, 2B Devin Mann, RHP Gerardo Carrillo, RHP Marshall Kasowski, RHP Brett de Geus and OF Jeren Kendall will play for Glendale in AFL.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 28, 2019
All players currently rank inside the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects on MLB Pipeline, excluding Jeren Kendall and Brett de Geus.
White, 24, was once a top prospect in the system, then lost his prestige, and had since regained it with Double-A Tulsa. Although he is struggling mightily at Triple-A Oklahoma City — 6.82 ERA in twelve starts — there is still some sense of optimism with White. He posted a 2.10 ERA in 30 innings at Double-A this season after spending the entirety of the 2018 season at that level.
Estevez, 21, has been ranked as high as ninth on organizational prospect lists by Fangraphs and is in the midst of a solid season that has seen him rise all the way up to Double-A Tulsa. Across 77 games there, the middle infielder has struck out in just 19.9 percent of his at bats and has posted a stellar 122 wRC+ with a .295/.354/.439 slash line. His main calling card is his hit tool with average to slightly above average tools everywhere else.
Mann, a 22-year-old infielder currently at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, has largely impressed this season. He has posted a 132 wRC+ at Rancho with 18 home runs in 93 games. He was the Dodgers’ fifth-round selection in the 2018 MLB Draft.
Carrillo, 20, has struggled at High-A Rancho Cucamonga this season, but remains one of the better pitching prospects in the organization. Although he has posted a 5.71 ERA across 21 starts at Rancho, Carrillo held a 1.65 ERA in nine starts with the Great Lakes Loons in 2018.
Kasowski, 24, remains one of the Dodgers best relief prospects based off of his strikeout ability alone. He possesses a great fastball with significant rise and has struck out 37.4 percent of batters for Double-A Tulsa this season.
de Geus, 21, was the Dodgers 33rd-round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft and has had a great tenure with High-A Rancho Cucamonga this season, posting a 1.24 ERA in 29 relief appearances.
Kendall, 23, was the Dodgers first-round selection in the 2017 MLB Draft and has been red-hot as of late, posting an OPS over 1.000 this past month. He remains intriguing and the upside remains extremely high.
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