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Below are brief bios of some of the Los Angeles Dodgers more notable prospects:

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James Adkins

James Adkins
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Pitcher
Born: November 26, 1985 (1985-11-26) (age 24)
Nashville, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

James Edward Adkins (born November 26, 1985 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a pitcher who plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system.

He played baseball at the University of Tennessee prior to being drafted by the Dodgers in the 1st round (39th overall) in the 2007 MLB Draft. He was a 1st team Freshman All-American at Tennessee in 2006 and was MVP of the Knoxville Regional at the College World Series. Adkins is Tennessee's all time leader in strikeouts with 350 career strikeouts. [1]

Adkins played for the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in 2007, starting 11 games for the Loons and finishing with an 0-1 record and a 2.42 ERA in 26 innings of work during his first season of professional baseball.

In 2008, he was 5-8 with a 5.34 ERA for Single-A Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino and 1-3 with a 4.74 ERA in 8 starts for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns. He started 26 games for the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2009, with a 6-10 record and 4.48 ERA.

Alberto Bastardo

Alberto Bastardo
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Pitcher
Born: April 6, 1984 (1984-04-06) (age 25)
Maracay, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Alberto Bastardo (born April 6, 1984 in Maracay, Venezuela) is a pitcher who is in the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league system.

Bastardo was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 2002. After two seasons in the Venezuelan Summer League, he joined the Orioles rookie league team in Bluefield for 2004. He joined the Philadelphia Phillies organization to start the 2006 season but was released and signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. After three seasons with the Class-A Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino he was selected as a mid-season California League all-star team in 2009, when he went 6-2 with a 3.88 E.R.A. in 14 starts.

Tommy Giles

Tommy Giles
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Outfielder
Born: August 28, 1983 (1983-08-28) (age 26)
Vero Beach, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Thomas Monroe Giles Jr. (born August 28, 1983 in Vero Beach, Florida) is an outfielder in Minor League Baseball who plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Double-A Southern League.

Giles attended Vero Beach High School in Florida and Central Florida Community College. Giles also traveled to Beijing, China while playing with the JUCO USA team. Following playing for the St. Cloud Riverbats in St. Cloud, Minnesota he attended the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 8th round of the 2006 MLB Draft.

He played with the Ogden Raptors in 2006 and the Great Lakes Loons, the Jacksonville Suns in 2007, the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino in 2008 and the Chattanooga Lookouts in 2009.

Gabriel Gutierrez

Gabriel Gutierrez
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Catcher
Born: November 24, 1983 (1983-11-24) (age 26)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Gabriel Alejandro Gutierrez (born November 24, 1983 in Guasave, Mexico is a catcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers system.

He has played for the Dodgers minor league system since 2005, primarily with the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino. In 2009, he played in the Mexican Leagues before resigning with the Dodgers and receiving a non-roster invite to major league camp.

Andrew Lambo

Andrew Lambo
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Outfield
Born: August 11, 1988 (1988-08-11) (age 21)
Beverly Hills, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Andrew Lambo (born August 11, 1988 in Beverly Hills, California) is a baseball prospect with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.

Lambo was selected by the Dodgers in the 4th round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Newbury Park High School. He played for the Gulf Coast Dodgers in 2007 and the Great Lakes Loons and Jacksonville Suns in 2007. He was selected as Midwest League All-Star Outfielder in 2008 while with the Loons.

Currently he is assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, according to BaseballAmerica.com, he is the organization's top rated prospect of 2009[2] He was selected represent the Lookouts at the 2009 Southern League mid-season All-Star game.

Christian Lara

Christian Lara
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Infielder
Born: April 11, 1985 (1985-04-11) (age 24)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Christian Y. Lara (born April 11, 1985 in El Tigre, Venezuela) is an infielder in Minor League Baseball who plays for the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino in the High-A California League in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed.

Lara was signed as an international free agent by the Boston Red Sox in July of 2002. He started his professional career in 2003 with the DSL Red Sox in the Dominican Summer League. He batted .273 with 24 stolen bases, no home runs, and 22 RBI in 65 games. He was voted 2003 DSL Red Sox Player Of The Year. In 2004, he started the year with the GCL Red Sox of the Gulf Coast League. Through 15 games, he was batting .433 with 8 stolen bases and 8 doubles. He immediately received a promotion to the Short-Season Single-A Lowell Spinners, where he spent the rest of 2004, 32 games, batting .277 with 10 stolen bases and 10 RBI. He received the 2004 Gulf Coast League Red Sox Player of the Year.

Lara played 2005 with the Red Sox's South Atlantic League Single-A affiliate, the Greenville Drive. In 112 games played, he batted .232 with 14 doubles, 31 RBI, and 8 stolen bases. He was the Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for July 2005. He played 2006 with Greenville again and in 106 games, he batted .259 with 16 doubles, 35 RBI, and 33 stolen bases. He was named Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for April 2006. In 2007, Lara earned a promotion to the Single-A Advanced League Lancaster JetHawks of the California League. He batted .238, with 1 stolen base, 18 doubles, 7 triples, 53 RBI, and 9 home runs (a career high) in what would end up being his last season in the Boston organization. He was named the Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month for July 2007. In the off-season, he played for Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League. In 19 games for Caracas, he batted .224, stole 4 bases, hit 1 double, and knocked in 5 runs. After starting out 2008 in Lancaster, and going 3 for 8 with no stolen bases and 2 RBI, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitcher Eric Hull. He was assigned to Advanced Single-A Inland Empire.

Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. 72
Infielder
Born: February 15, 1985 (1985-02-15) (age 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Russell Lance Mitchell (born February 15, 1985 in Rome, Georgia) is an infielder in Minor League Baseball who plays for the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Double-A Southern League.

A graduate of Cartersville High School in Cartersville, Georgia, Mitchell was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 15th round of the 2003 MLB Draft. He was promptly assigned to the rookie level Gulf Coast Dodgers where he hit .338 in 26 games.

In 2004, he played with the Vero Beach Dodgers and Columbus Catfish. In 2005 with the Ogden Raptors he hit .289 with 13 home runs in 69 games and was named to the Pioneer League Post-Season All-Star Team. In 2006 with Columbus, he hit 15 home runs with 75 RBI and was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

In 2007 with the Inland Empire 66ers he hit .324 with 22 homers and 82 RBI. He then played for the West Oahu CaneFires of the Hawaii Winter Baseball league following the season.

In 2008, he played with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns and in 2009, he was with the Chattanooga Lookouts. He played in the Arizona Fall League after the 2009 season and was awarded the "Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award." He also received an invitation to Major League camp for 2010 spring training.

Jovanny Rosario

Jovanny Rosario
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Outfielder
Born: April 12, 1985 (1985-04-12) (age 24)
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

Jovanny Rosario (born April 12, 1985 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is an outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers system.

Rosario was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Dodgers in 2003 and began his career with the Dodgers Dominican Summer League team, where he played from 2003-2005. He spent 2006 with the Gulf Coast Dodgers and 2007 with the Ogden Raptors, where he was selected to the Pioneer League post-season All-Star team. In 2008, with the Class-A Great Lakes Loons, he hit .270.

Rosario began 2009 with the Chattanooga Lookouts in AA, but has since been promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. Then he was sent down to the A Inland Empire 66ers.

Matthew Sartor

Matthew Sartor
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Pitcher
Born: August 18, 1984 (1984-08-18) (age 25)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Matthew Wayne Sartor (born August 18, 1984 in Irving, Texas) is a professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system.

Sartor was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dodgers in 2007 after playing college ball at the University of Texas-Arlington. He played for the Dodgers farm teams in the Rookie Leagues (Ogden Raptors) and Class-A (Great Lakes Loons and Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino).

In 2009 he was assigned to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts, where he was selected to appear in the mid-season Southern League All-Star game.

Corey Smith

Corey Smith
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Third Baseman
Born: April 15, 1982 (1982-04-15) (age 27)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Corey Christopher Smith (born April 15, 1982 in Plainfield, New Jersey), is an American professional baseball player. An infielder, Smith has played in minor league baseball since 2000.

Before being selected by the Cleveland Indians with the 26th overall pick in the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft, Smith attended Piscataway Township High School.

Smith hit 19 home runs for the Akron Aeros in the 2004 season and 26 home runs for the Arkansas Travelers in the 2008 season.

Scott Van Slyke

Scott Van Slyke
Los Angeles Dodgers — No. --
Outfielder
Born: July 24, 1986 (1986-07-24) (age 23)
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Scott T. Van Slyke (born July 24, 1986 in Chesterfield, Missouri) is a professional baseball outfielder in the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system.

The son of All-Star outfielder Andy Van Slyke, he was selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2005 MLB Draft out of John Burroughs School in Missouri. He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Dodgers in 2005, appearing in 24 games and hitting .282.

Van Slyke played for the Ogden Raptors in 2006, the Great Lakes Loons in 2007 & 2008 and the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino in 2008-2009 before he was promoted to the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes at the end of the 2009 season. He was named to the California League Post-season All-Star team in 2009.

Full Triple-A to Rookie League rosters

Below are the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Triple-A

Albuquerque Isotopes roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 14 Ryan Arp

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2010-03-03
Transactions

Double-A

Chattanooga Lookouts roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers
  • 12 Jesse Mier

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated March 3, 2010
Transactions

Class A-Advanced

Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 41 Brian Akin
  • -- Clayton Allison
  • 50 Blake Brannon
  • -- Johnny Caraballo
  • 38 Eric Krebs
  • 29 Jake McCarter
  • 63 Thomas Melgarejo
  • 62 Justin Miller
  • 54 David Pfeiffer
  • 12 Marcel Prado
  • 51 Miguel Sanfler
  • 40 Timothy Sexton
  • 59 Kyle Smit
  • 35 Matthew Smith
  • 61 Josh Wall
Catchers
  • 27 Alex Garabedian

Infielders

  • 34 Pedro Baez
  • 46 Steven Caseres
  • 31 Steve Cilladi
  •  7 Johan Garcia
  • -- Adolfo Gonzalez
  • 11 Garett Green
  • 15 Elian Herrera
  • 13 Christian Lara
  • 14 Jaime Ortiz

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 22, 2009
Transactions

Class A

Great Lakes Loons roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 51 Geison Aguasviva
  • 11 Bobby Blevins
  • 26 Robert Boothe
  • 15 Jonathan Dutton
  • 36 Nathan Eovaldi
  • 31 Roberto Feliciano
  • 13 Ethan Martin
  • 29 Aaron Miller
  • 21 Jon Michael Redding
  • 38 Daigoro Rondon
  • 28 Steve Smith
  • 43 Cole St. Clair
  • 50 Josh Walter
Catchers
  •  7 Tony Delmonico
  • 33 Fumi Ishibashi
  • 12 Esteban Lopez

Infielders

  • 40 Joe Becker
  •  9 Parker Dalton
  • 35 Austin Gallagher
  •  5 Dee Gordon
  • 11 Anthony Hatch
  •  6 Jamie Pedroza
  • 30 Travis Vetters
  • 22 Matt Wallach

Outfielders

  •  3 Nick Buss
  • 25 Kyle Russell
  •  8 Jerry Sands
  • 27 Alfredo Silverio
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated December 22, 2009
Transactions

Rookie

Ogden Raptors roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 26 Stephen Ames
  • 51 Antonio Castillo
  • 21 Edwin Contreras
  • 45 Luis Ferreras
  • 54 Carlos Frias
  • 22 Nick Gaudi
  • 37 Garret Gould
  • -- Ji-Mo Lee
  • 29 Matthew Magill
  • 18 Graham Miller
  • 56 Joseph Paxson
  • 25 Elisaul Pimentel
  • 14 Freddy Quintero
  • 28 Jordan Roberts
  • 23 Javier Solano
  • 43 Andrew Suiter
  • 44 Eric Thompson
  • 48 Luis Vasquez
  • 38 Brett Wallach
  • 46 Allen Webster
  • 27 Greg Wilborn
Catchers
  • 10 Keyter Collado
  • 17 Gorman Erickson
  • 31 Jeremy Wise

Infielders

  • 41 Clay Calfee
  • 13 Pedro Guerrero
  •  8 Bryant Hernandez
  •  3 David Iden
  • 52 Chris Jacobs
  • -- Tae-Hyeok Nam
  • 40 Kyle Orr
  • 35 Brian Ruggiano
  •  6 Austin Yount

Outfielders

  • 50 Nick Akins
  • 30 Brian Cavazos-Galvez
  • 11 Lenell McGee
  • 49 Blake Smith
  • -- Angelo Songco
Manager

Coaches

  • -- Kremlin Martinez (pitching)
  •  7 Johnny Washington (hitting)

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-21
Transactions

Arizona League Dodgers roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 23 Kevin Childs
  • 35 Danny Danielson
  • 11 Rubby De La Rosa
  • 47 Justin Dignelli
  • 90 Roberto Fructuoso
  • 28 Cristian Gonzalez
  • 51 Amauri Guzman
  • 52 Chris Handke
  • 26 John Hernandez
  • 55 Jimmy Marshall
  • 57 Brandon Martinez
  • 29 Bolivar Medina
  • 36 Andres Santiago
  • 94 Gari Tavarez
  • 86 Marlon Urriola
Catchers
  • 33 Pedro Tavarez
  •  6 Jan Vazquez

Infielders

  • 87 Casio Grider
  • 78 Chris Henderson
  • 23 Jeffrey Hunt
  • 60 Ramon Jean
  • 46 Michael Pericht
  •  3 Rafael Ynoa

Outfielders

  • 22 Stetson Banks
  • 10 Jonathan Garcia
  • 40 Austin King
  •  9 Taiwan Perry
  • 67 Melvin Ray
Manager

Coaches

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-21
Transactions

DSL Dodgers roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
  • 33 Noel Acevedo
  • 23 Leonel Beras
  • 73 Florencio Bustillos
  • 52 Giordanny Chavez
  • 43 Carlos De Aza
  • 65 Jose Dominguez
  • 40 Ivan Eugenia
  • 90 Jean Eusebio
  • -- Jose Garcia
  • 75 Yimi Garcia
  • 77 Gustavo Gomez
  • 27 Joel Lima
  • 54 Geraldo Martinez
  • 50 Jose Mateo
  • 58 Irvit Mendez
  • 83 Luis Mesa
  • 45 Jonady Nunez
  • 31 Arismendy Ozoria
  • 34 Luis Rosano
  • 46 Daniel Tamares
  • 60 Moises Tamarez
Catchers
  • 56 Jose Capellan
  • 55 Freudys Perez

Infielders

  • 14 Alexis Aguilar
  • 16 Rafael Aybar ‡
  • 15 Edward Bens
  •  3 Bladmir Franco
  • 17 Jorky Infante
  • 12 Jose Lugo
  • 74 Carlos Mercedes
  •  8 Charlie Mirabal
  •  7 Enily Morales
  • -- Faustino Oguisten

Outfielders

  • 22 Wilner Charles
  • 37 Ronny Lugo
  • 25 Abdul Nieto
  • 28 Jose Ramirez
  • 18 Jose Sanchez †
  • 30 Marlon Sucre
Manager
  • 22 Pedro Mega

Coaches

  • Kremlin Martinez (pitching)
  • Tony Mota (hitting)

† Disabled list
* On Los Angeles Dodgers 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-08-24
Transactions

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