Dodgers prospect Julio Urias, 16, throws three scoreless innings for Great Lakes Loons.

Sixteen-year-old pitcher Julio Urias has already impressed the Dodgers organization enough to be promoted to the Great Lakes Loons, their affiliate in the Low-A Midwest League.

Urias took the next step on Sunday by throwing three scoreless innings and striking out six batters in his debut. The youngest player in the Loons’ seven-year history allowed two singles, walked a batter and struck out six.

Some on the scene were impressed:

The Dodgers signed Urias out of Culiacan, Sinaloa last August.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.