Huge news for three of the Dodgers’ top right-handed pitching prospects. Both Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone, 2020 draft picks, were promoted to Triple-A while 2021 draft pick, Nick Nastrini was promoted to Double-A.
The Dodgers have promoted RHPs Bobby Miller and Gavin Stone to Triple-A Oklahoma City and RHP Nick Nastrini to Double-A Tulsa, according to team front office officials.
Miller and Stone are the Nos. 24 and 55 prospects on the BA Top 100, respectively. Nastrini is a big riser.
— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) August 15, 2022
Bobby Miller is the consensus top pitching prospect in the Dodgers system. His last performance in Double-A looks like it sealed the deal in his promotion. On August 14, Miller went 7.1 innings and gave up just 4 hits and 2 walks without giving up a run.
Gavin Stone was the Opening Day starter for the Single-A Quakes in 2021. Now he continues to fly through the system by going from High-A to Double-A and now to Triple-A during the 2022 season. In 14 starts at Double-A, Stone threw 73.1 innings, giving up 59 hits and 30 walks with an ERA of 1.60. At the same time, he struck out 107 batters.
Nick Nastrini has had some big numbers at High-A. With the Loons, he threw 86.1 innings and struck out 127 while giving up only 61 hits. Here is a scouting report on Nastrini from Baseball America from near when he was drafted.
Nastrini is a sturdy, physical righthander who flashes three plus or better pitches. His fastball sits 92-96 mph as a starter with high spin rates at the top of the strike zone. His short, tight 84-88 mph slider is a plus pitch that tunnels well off his fastball and his 78-82 mph, high-spin curveball with depth and sweep is another plus offering. His firm, 87-88 mph changeup with split action is developing. Nastrini’s control is the wild card. He is a good athlete with a polished delivery and threw strikes in the past, but he presently has well below-average control and has some mental hurdles to overcome.
There is no double that Nastrini has made some adjustments to keep improving.
It would not surprise me to see more promotions coming soon. Who knows, could we see Bobby Miller in September?
With the cushion the Dodgers have built, it might be worth it to see how he handles some big league action. He's got the kind of stuff that plays up in the postseason. I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. JRW https://t.co/asnBd1pvmR
— Doug McKain (@DMAC_LA) August 16, 2022