Dodgers Prospect Report: Kody Hoese, André Jackson, Alex Vesia

Game 6 of 2021 exhibition season

The Dodgers, on the first Kershaw Day of 2021, got back on track with their offense against the Royals. Luke Raley was the only prospect in the lineup to start the game but, as usual, the young guys got into the game later.

From the offense, only one prospect got a hit and it was a big one for Kody Hoese. It was only the second at-bat of the exhibition season for the former first-round pick. I hope we see more of our future third baseman over the next few weeks.

André Jackson continues to impress with his swing and miss stuff. He did have a walk and gave up a hit but also struck out two. Jackson was primarily a position player in college with only 20.2 innings on the mound. The Dodges saw something and have been developing André into an excellent prospect.

Alex Vesia is battling fellow rookie Garrett Cleavinger and Scott Alexander for a role at a left-handed bullpen piece to join Victor Gonzale. In a small sample size, I’d say Vesia has the lead. We are all getting further views of Vesia and today we saw a nice changeup. In 1.1 innings he struck out one and gave up nothing else.

On Saturday, the Dodgers play the Padres at 12:05 PM PST with Trevor Bauer on the mound. I hope to see Gerardo Carrillo make his 2021 debut along with hoping for more at-bats from Michael Busch.

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