Dodgers Prospects: Jake Vogel Assigned To Alternate Site

2020 Draft Pick Is Added To The Player Pool

The Dodgers added 2020 3rd round draft pick, Jake Vogel, to the player pool. He will report to the alternate site.

Vogel was a player the Dodgers drafted at a risk. He was slated to go to UCLA and many “in the know” thought that was his intent. The Dodgers came back with a bonus offer of $1.6M that helped sway him. I also figure that having the chance to play in an organization, like the Dodgers that develops their players do, must have been a factor.

Here’s what the Dodgers Vice President of amateur scouting, Billy Gasparino, had to say about Vogel:

“He’s a dynamic athlete,” Billy Gasparino, vice president of amateur scouting, said on Draft Day. “Seventy runner [on a max 80-grade scale] with a big arm, plus center field defense, got power. Physically gifted kid. He missed last summer with a back injury, but this fall and early spring performed really well and kind of shot up our board.

“This is running-back sprinter speed, like strong, explosive, powerful strides. He can really get after it. We think he’s a good hitter with surprising power. Our player development guys are champing at the bit to get ahold of him.” – MLB/Ken Gurnick

We have more information on Jake Vogel’s signing, and other notes on him, here. This will be a great opportunity for Vogel to learn from the Dodgers player development staff. I hope the Dodgers invite him to their instructional league in Arizona for more refinement.

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