After a strange Saturday off, the Dodgers got back into action against the Royals tonight, March 14th. With two weeks left in the Cactus League, we are seeing less and less of the prospects in the starting lineup. When the lineups and scheduled pitchers were announced there were no rookie prospects named. This will continue to happen but there will still be prospects getting into the game after 2-3 at-bats from the Major Leaguers.
Zach Reks has turned it on lately and had two hits tonight with two RBI. He was off to a slow start but has his Spring Training batting average at .267. Like many of the young players, we have not seen much power yet. I do expect it to come at some point.
Sheldon Neuse just keeps on hitting as his average is up to .412 but also is lacking power. What I have seen in the last couple of games is a willingness to go with the pitch. He has two nice hits to right field recently. I will be writing an article about making his case for a roster spot on Opening Day.
Top prospect Keibert Ruiz made another appearance and got another hit. He’s 2 for 2 and is showing excellent receiving skills. He caught Kenley Jansen in the seventh inning and it looked like he stole a strike or two.
Keibert Ruiz is looking pretty damn nice out there pic.twitter.com/059sgKSRZ4
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) March 15, 2021
The Dodgers play the Rockies at 1:05 PM PST on Monday, March 15th. Dustin May gets the start and we’ll have updates on our Twitter account (@dodgers2080) of lineup notes that relate to prospects scheduled to play. We are less than two weeks away from the final game in Arizona. Any of you going to any of the games over the next two weeks?