Headed for Japan, O’Koyea Dickson reflects on his Dodgers tenure.

If you were to list every Dodgers player from the time he joined the organization until now, the first eight names would be:

  1. Kenley Jansen
  2. Andre Ethier
  3. Clayton Kershaw
  4. Pedro Baez
  5. Yimi Garcia
  6. Joc Pederson
  7. Scott Barlow
  8. O’Koyea Dickson

It might be too soon to cross off Andre Ethier’s name, but he is a free agent for the first time. There’s a decent chance he will not return in 2018.

Go ahead and cross off Barlow’s name. A 2011 draft pick, he pitched eight games above the Double-A level in the last six years. The Royals signed him to a major-league contract Dec. 7. Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas are still free agents, but Scott Barlow is on a 40-man roster in Kansas City. Go figure.

Dickson formally moved on this week too. He’s headed to Japan to play for the Rakuten Golden Eagles. I wanted to follow up on this because a few interesting things happened at the end of Dickson’s time as a Dodger that bear mention and, well, it’s a bear market.

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Dodgers minor leaguers: where will they begin the 2017 season?

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Pitcher Josh Fields will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City to begin the season. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

The season-opening rosters for the Dodgers’ minor league affiliate teams were posted today.

Here are the players who will report to the full-season affiliates:

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Dodgers add three to 40-man roster.

The Dodgers added three players to their 40-man roster on Friday: pitchers Chase De Jong and Jacob Rhame and catcher Kyle Farmer.

The deadline for teams to add certain minor league players to the 40-man roster in order to prevent them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft was 5 p.m. Had they not been added today, the Dodgers would have risked losing De Jong, Rhame and Farmer.

De Jong went 14-5 with a 2.86 ERA for Double-A Tulsa, earning Texas League pitcher of the year honors. The right-hander also made three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rhame had a 3.24 ERA in 59 appearances out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. The 23-year-old right-hander saved seven games and could reprise the closer’s role in 2017.

Farmer, 26, slashed .255/.323/.395 in 74 games at Double-A Tulsa this season.

Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun, Cody Bellinger steal show at Fall Stars Game.

Dodgers prospects Willie Calhoun and Cody Bellinger made a splash at the Fall Stars Game, the annual All-Star contest for the Arizona Fall League, on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz.

Calhoun, the starting second baseman for the West team, went 3 for 3 with a home run and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Bellinger, the West’s first baseman, hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The box score is here.

Calhoun hit 27 home runs this year for Double-A Tulsa, and Bellinger 23. Each finished the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. They’ll resume play with the AFL’s Glendale Desert Dogs on Monday.

Dodgers add four pitchers to Arizona Fall League roster.

Four pitchers from the Dodgers’ minor-league ranks — Chris Anderson, Joe Broussard, Ralston Cash and Corey Copping — were added to the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs for the upcoming Arizona Fall League season. The Desert Dogs’ roster features players from the Dodgers, White Sox, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros organizations.

Anderson, 23, split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 4-8 with a 4.81 ERA.

Broussard, 25, spent time at Rancho, Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season. He compiled a 1.80 ERA in 70 innings, all in relief, across the three levels.

Cash, 24, went 9-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 69 innings out of the bullpen at Tulsa and Rancho Cucamonga.

Copping, 22, went 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 28 innings out of the bullpen at Rancho Cucamonga.

Second baseman Willie Calhoun, first baseman/right fielder Cody Bellinger, and outfielder Alex Verdugo will also compete for Glendale this fall. All three finished the season on the roster at Oklahoma City.

The AFL begins play Oct. 11 and ends Nov. 19.