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Wilkin Castillo

WILKIN CASTILLO CATCHER Born: June 1, 1984Height: 6’0″Weight: 200Bats: BothThrows: RightSigned: Int’l free agent, 2002 (Diamondbacks) How Acquired: Minor league free agentCountry: Dominican RepublicAgent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Castillo’s main position has always been catcher, but he’s played all over the field, with significant time at third...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: Professional Pitcher Paul Maholm

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 30 70.2 10.9% 9.0% 4.84 4.96 4.57 -0.9 What Happened In 2014: At the time of his signing, Paul Maholm was hailed as the bargain of the off-season after the Dodgers picked him up on a 1-year, $1.5 million deal with $5 million in incentives. There was “zero downside” to it, unless of course, one considered a roster spot and an unwillingness to...
Via Dodgers Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Rowen and the Unprecedented

Here we are, talking about a pitcher picked up on a minor league deal again. Ben Rowen has sparked some interest since it was announced that the Dodgers picked him up on a minor league deal. Rowen tops out in the lower 80s and has only two pitches, but he does this: That’s Mike Trout, grounding out on an 81mph “fastball” in the place where he likes the ball most. Trout makes...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: The Dodgers + Yoan Moncada Is So Obvious by Daniel Rathman

The Royals haven`t ruled out bringing back their ace, but that`s a far cry from bringing back their ace; the Brewers and K-Rod might be stuck with each other; and the Dodgers workout Moncada.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #105: Joc Pederson | OF | LAD

In the offseason’s most expected move, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded an outfielder to free up room for rookie phenom Joc Pederson. Maybe we didn’t know said outfielder would be Matt Kemp, and maybe we didn’t know it would be to the Padres, but we knew it would be someone — you can only keep a talent like Pederson blocked for so long. Last May Jake Devereaux wrote about...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #106: Hyun-jin Ryu | SP | LAD

Despite missing a half-dozen starts with a sore shoulder, which limited him to just 152 innings with an ERA that was 38 points higher that his seemingly stellar rookie season, I was very impressed with Hyun-jin Ryu last season. His strikeout and walk rates both improved, and his SIERA fell from 3.60 to 3.17. The soon-to-be 28-year-old was a better pitcher during his sophomore season...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Breaking down the competition

During the Winter Meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers were perhaps the busiest team, completely overhauling their roster in an effort to improve the team on and off the field. Since then, the Dodgers have been relatively quiet, opening the door for other top teams in the National League to steal the headlines and make blockbuster moves. Here’s a breakdown of what the Dodgers’ main...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Sign Submariner Ben Rowen, A Name Worth Remembering

When I saw Baseball America‘s Matt Eddy tweet that the Dodgers had signed pitcher Ben Rowen and infielder Jarek Cunningham to minor league deals, my first reaction was “who?” followed quickly by “ha, ‘Jarek’ sure is a name.” With no inclination to worry about either, I quickly moved on. But then I started thinking that I knew Rowen’s name for some reason, and after...
Via Dodgers Digest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada: The Current International Man of Mystery

As we enter the stretch run of baseball’s hot stove season and watch James Shields march inexorably towards the same fate that befell Ervin Santana in his 2014 free agency which resulted in Santana ultimately taking the same one year, $14.1 million dollar contract he was offered at the beginning of the free agency period, there is a name being whispered throughout all of baseball...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Who’s the set up man?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been anything but quiet this off-season. Making multiple moves to completely change the complexion of their roster. From a team that last season was predicated on their offensive fire power to a team that now wants defensive efficiency. Team President Andrew Friedman has been doing all he can to make cost effective moves that not only improve the team...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors: Additional relief pitcher

It’s been a crazy offseason for the Los Angeles Dodgers. There have been many trades and changes made from the 2014 season. This upcoming season should be interesting watching the players adjust to one another and build a strong chemistry on the field, which could either be positive or negative. However, the Dodgers have another concern at hand. According to rumors, the Dodgers...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers agree with LHP Bedard on minor-league deal

  Pitcher Erik Bedard has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and been invited to big league training camp. The 36-year-old left-hander was 4-6 with a 4.76 ERA in 15 starts last season for Tampa Bay, where new Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was head of baseball operations. The Rays designated Bedard for assignment in July. Since...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Yasiel Puig buys new L.A. mansion

Dodgers’ star Yasiel Puig recently turned 24 years old, and he just did what any other normal 24 year-old would do and purchased himself a $1.8 million mansion. The purchase landed Puig in Sherman Oaks, CA and proud owner of a 4,663 square feet, 6 bedrooms and 6 bathroom house. As you can see from Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

SportsNet LA cable deals likely won’t be done by Opening Day

As the year-long SportsNet LA saga continues in southern California, it’s becoming more and more clear that the network won’t have a deal done with DirecTV and other holdout providers before Opening Day. However, many of the issues getting a deal done have little to do with the network or the Dodgers – it’s all about the pending mergers of DirecTV/AT&T and Comcast/Time...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson Shows Up in Sin City

I’m pretty certain no one has mentioned the words “Brian Wilson” since the reliever was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers back on December 19. It’s almost as if he, wait for it, disappeared. Turns out, he’s been in Las Vegas! Spotted at @pennjillette & @MrTeller's show last night was three-time MLB All-Star pitcher, @BrianWilson38. pic.twitter.com/Gwc4UzP2f0 —...
Via Hall of Very Good
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren bored with 'Real Housewives,' ready to play

Dan Haren was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Miami Marlins last month, and there has been some speculation that the 34-year-old right-hander would rather retire than pitch in Miami. Haren even openly admitted that he would like to remain in southern California, and the Marlins have been trying to accommodate him. Judging...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hyun-Jin Ryu: Quietly Awesome

Hyun-Jin Ryu isn’t the best Dodger starter, because Clayton Kershaw exists. He’s not the second-best Dodger starter, because Zack Greinke exists. If you can’t even make a case for being one of the two best starters on your own team, it’s going to be very difficult to make the case that you’re one of the […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig shares funny ‘I will not be a distraction’ cartoon

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been criticized a ton over the past year, and he obviously has a great sense of humor about it. On Thursday, Puig shared part of an old FOX Sports cartoon on his Instagram page. You can see the original illustration here. The cropped version that Puig passed along...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Los Angeles Dodgers

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Atlanta / […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers close to signing ex-prospect banned for alleged game fixing

Most minor league signings don’t generate much of a buzz during the hot stove season. They’re generally cheap, low risk signings made to ensure depth. Yet, the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to signing a player with an interesting background. Taiwanese pitcher Chin-hui Tsao was a four-time top 100 prospect during his years with the Rockies, but was unimpressive in 88 1/3 career...
Via The Outside Corner
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
Via The Outside Corner
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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