Dodgers Prospects: Ryan Noda Acquired From Blue Jays

He was the other player to be named later in the Ross Stripling trade

The Dodgers finally got their second player to be named later from the Ross Stripling trade. 1B/OF Ryan Noda was acquired from the Blue Jays to complete the trade. Kendall Williams was acquired in September of 2020 as the first part of the trade.

The lefty-swinging and throwing Noda was drafted 15th round of the 2017 draft by the Blue Jays. Throughout his minor league career, he has shown power and patience at the plate. He has been able play all three outfield positions and first base. There seems to also be some speed as he has stolen bases even though MLB Pipeline has him as a “45” runner. The big drawback is the strikeout totals are pretty high.

A physically strong left-handed hitter, Noda generates above-average raw power with his combination of strength and bat speed, and impressed with his ability to drive the ball out of the park to the opposite field during his pro debut. His patient approach continues to result in elevated strikeout totals but also fuels his on-base skills, as Noda’s 59 walks were far and way the most among Appy League hitters. Whether Noda will hit for average remains a divisive topic among evaluators. – MLB Pipeline

The best news for the Dodgers and Ryan Noda is that he gets to work with the development staff. Noda was added as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training so he gets to work immediately with the elite development staff. He should either start the season in AA or AAA, so the state of Oklahoma it is.

So, welcome to Ryan Noda to the Dodgers. You can find him on Twitter (@RyanNoda14) and Instagram (@ryannoda).

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