- Jul 14, 2005
Verdugo's given us 7.3 bWAR in the OF since 2020 and has one year of control left.Hypothetical certainly but if we assume that the Dodgers gave us less because we demanded that the Price contract be stapled to the deal, but I would love to know what kind of deal the RS could have extracted had the Dodgers said no to the Price inclusion.
Wong is 1.1 bWAR in limited catching time - 6 years of control left.
Dodgers top 30 in 2020: https://www.mlb.com/prospects/2020/dodgers/
Lux wouldn't have been a great fit, given his primary value is at SS. And then there's the injuries, which is perhaps why he never tapped into the offensive potential suggested by his MiL numbers. But he may recover and evolve into a great player.
May looks good as a starter. . .but is more injured than Arroyo.
Gray's had a bumpy road as a starter, but may be coming into his own.
Ruiz turned into a very serviceable catcher, but he and Wong seem to be close to a push. If you think Wong can stick in the majors and evolve into an average bat.
Graterol has been very good in the pen. . .but he's a pen arm.
Now consider their 2019 list - https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-2019-top-30-prospects-list
Verdugo jumps out at you.
I think Verdugo was probably the best fit for the club at the time, and the book certainly isn't closed on many of these players. If we had gotten the 2023 Verdugo in 2022, I think the outcome would be clearer.