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411 on prospects Dodgers received from Boston

411 on prospects Dodgers received from Boston

411 on prospects Dodgers received from Boston
The Dodgers got three Minor Leaguers right at the Deadline as part of a three-team deal with the Mariners and Red Sox. All three prospects came from the Red Sox organization. Here's some more information on the trio of young players.

Stephen Fife, RHP: A third-round pick out of the University of Utah in 2008, Fife is a solid right-handed starter with a three-pitch mix. An Eastern League All-Star this season, Fife can run his fastball up to 93 mph with some sink. His curveball can be an out pitch, and he's also got a pretty good feel for a changeup. He mixes his pitches well and can change speeds, but he also has enough velocity to put hitters away at times.

Tim Federowicz, C: The University of North Carolina product was drafted by the Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2008 Draft. He's a defensive-oriented catcher, and his abilities behind the plate will always be his calling card. He's a very good catch-and-throw guy, with a quick release and strong arm. He's also worked very hard to improve his blocking. At the plate, he uses a middle-of-the-field approach and has average pull power. Most see him as a defensive-oriented backup at the big league level, but he could become an everyday guy if he hits a bit more than expected.

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Juan Rodriguez, RHP: Signed out of the Dominican Republic by the Red Sox in February 2008, Rodriguez is a raw, tall and lanky right-hander with plenty of arm strength. Pitching out of the bullpen for Greenville in the South Atlantic League, he's shown plus velocity, up to 98-99 mph at times. He's got a slider that's below average, and he's working to develop a better feel for an offspeed pitch. He generally throws strikes, but he needs to find more consistency with his fastball command. That, and development of his offspeed stuff, will be key. But the power and arm strength that many teams covet are definitely there.

Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLB.com and writes a blog, B3. Follow @JonathanMayoB3 on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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