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Jim Callis

Breaking down the Dodgers' 2015 Top 30 Prospects

Talented trio of Seager, Urias and Pederson headlines list for Los Angeles

Breaking down the Dodgers' 2015 Top 30 Prospects

There are three main reasons that the Dodgers rank sixth on MLBPipeline.com's Top 10 Farm System rankings: shortstop Corey Seager, left-hander Julio Urias and outfielder Joc Pederson.

MLB's Top 10 farm systems
Rank Team
1. Cubs
2. Red Sox
3. Twins
4. Pirates
5. Mets
6. Dodgers
7. Rangers
8. Astros
9. Braves
10. Blue Jays

Seager (No. 7), Urias (No. 8) and Pederson (No. 14) give Los Angeles the highest-rated trio of prospects on the MLBPipeline Top 100. Pederson should take over in center field for the Dodgers on Opening Day, while Seager and Urias could debut later in the season and make a significant impact in 2016.

L.A.'s system sticks out more for its superstar power than the depth, but there's talent beyond the big three. The Dodgers' 2014 Draft had promising early returns, starting with right-hander Grant Holmes and outfielder Alex Verdugo. If righties Jose De Leon and Zachary Bird and catcher Julian Leon can build on their breakout 2014 seasons, they could push their way onto next year's Top 100.

Dodgers' 2015 Top 30 Prospects list

Biggest jump: Jose DeLeon, RHP (2014: Unranked | 2015: 7)
Biggest fall: Jacob Scavuzzo, OF (2014: 14 | 2015: Unranked)

Best tools

Players are graded on a 20-80 scouting scale for future tools -- 20-30 is well below average, 40 is below average, 50 is average, 60 is above average and 70-80 is well above average.

Hit: Corey Seager (60)
Power: Seager (60)
Run: Darnell Sweeney (55)
Arm: Alex Verdugo (60)
Defense: Cody Bellinger (60)
Fastball: Jacob Rhame (70)
Curveball: Julio Urias (65)
Slider: Chris Anderson (55)
Changeup: Urias (60)
Control: Joe Wieland (60)

How they were built
Draft: 22
International: 6
Trade: 2

Breakdown by ETA
2015: 11
2016: 4
2017: 9
2018: 6

Breakdown by position
C: 3
1B: 2
2B: 1
3B: 0
SS: 1
OF: 4
RHP: 16
LHP: 3

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.