A partial list of participants in the Dodgers’ rookie development camp was revealed Monday. Sort of.
Catcher Ryan Scott, first baseman Cody Bellinger and pitchers Grant Holmes and Jose De Leon all announced via Twitter that they were flying to Los Angeles and/or participating in the annual camp this week. See below:
— Ryan Scott (@IAmRyanScott) January 12, 2015
LA bound ⚾️✈️
— Cody Bellinger (@Cody_Bellinger) January 12, 2015
LA here I come ..
— Grant Holmes (@GHolmes_14) January 12, 2015
— Jose De Leon (@JoseDeLeon35) January 12, 2015
The prospect camp is an opportunity for upper-level players in the Dodgers’ system to visit Dodger Stadium and be drenched with advice from alumni, coaches and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, among others. The camp is closed to the public but open (for one day, at least) to the media. Last year we were introduced to Miguel Rojas and caught up with Joc Pederson — both of whom made their major-league debuts at some point during the 2014 season.
The event is in its eighth year. Last year, 15 prospects were invited.
Holmes was the Dodgers’ first-round pick in last year’s draft out of Conway (S.C.) High School. He finished the season with rookie-level Ogden, striking out 25 batters against six walks in 18 ⅓ innings.
De Leon, a 24th-round pick in 2013, struck out 42 batters against just two walks in 22 ⅔ innings at low-A Great Lakes.
Bellinger, a fourth-round pick in 2013, slashed .328/.368/.503 in 46 games at Ogden last year.
Scott, a 30th-round pick in 2013, played in only 26 games last year and combined to slash .167/.342/.250 for two rookie-level clubs.
The Dodgers are expected to announce their minor-league coaching staffs later today.