Corey Seager tops Baseball Prospectus’ annual top prospect list.

Corey Seager

Corey Seager is Baseball Prospectus’ number-1 prospect going into the 2016 season. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers have six of the top 101 prospects in baseball, according to Baseball Prospectus, including the top-ranked player on the list, shortstop Corey Seager.

Pitchers Julio Urias (6), Jose De Leon (28), Grant Holmes (40), Yadier Alvarez (78) and outfielder Yusniel Diaz (91) also made the list.

Ranking baseball prospects is a sport unto itself with many participants. You can read BP’s take on each of those guys here.

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Dave Roberts on his first Spring Training as the Dodgers’ manager.

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New manager Dave Roberts said he’ll continue the tradition of using Dodger alumni as spring training instructors. Don Newcome (left), Tommy Lasorda (second from right) and Maury Wills (far right) have all coached or spoken to players in recent years. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)


PASADENA — Dave Roberts is less than two months into his job as the Dodgers’ manager. Speaking at John Muir High School on Tuesday afternoon, part of the team’s annual community caravan tour, Roberts said he has touched base with most of his players, “quite often actually.”

After his engagement at the high school, Roberts said he planned to pop into Dodger Stadium, where the club’s Player Development staff is holding a leadership camp with select minor leaguers.

There’s still plenty on his docket between now and the time pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to spring training — Feb. 19, a mere 24 days away. To that end, Roberts touched on a few aspects of what lies ahead in his first camp:

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Dodgers extend non-roster invitations to 16 players.

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Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will participate in his first major league spring training camp in February. (Associated Press photo)


Here is the preliminary list of non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp:

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Andrew Friedman: Julio Urias isn’t part of the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation plans for now.

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Julio Urias (left) isn’t part of the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation plans for now.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman was asked today whether he would consider pitching prospects Julio Urias, Jose De Leon or Jharel Cotton for a spot in the Dodgers’ 2016 rotation in spring training. Here’s what he said:

“Not really,” Friedman said. “We want to do what’s right for those guys. Now we may get to spring training and it’s accelerated. It’s certainly not something we would plan on right now, with where those guys are. We feel like a number of them will impact us during the 2016 season. Don’t think it’s fair to them and their development to say we’re going to count on that in April of 2016. Now it may end up happening with injuries and things that happen, but it’s certainly not something that we’re planning for, as we sit here in December.”

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