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Stock Update For Los Angeles Dodgers’ Top 5 Prospects of 2014

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Top Prospects 2014: Stock Update For 5 Best Players

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Dodgers fans have a lot to be grinning about these days. Not only are they leading the NL West by 5.5 games, but their minor league affiliates -- both high and low-level -- are loaded future MLB stars. Here are their updated top-five prospects.

5. Zach Lee, SP

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5. Zach Lee, SP

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Pitching in the thin air of the Pacific Coast League, Zach Lee hasn't had the best of seasons. Primarily a ground ball pitcher, he does have the ability to run his fastball in the mid-90s. Lee is a four-pitch righty starter, throwing a fastball, curve, slider and change. The get-ahead fastball with late life is his best pitch while all of his secondary pitches grade average. He'll get a shot to crack the Dodgers' rotation next spring.

4. Grant Holmes, SP

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4. Grant Holmes, SP

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Los Angeles took Grant Holmes with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2014 MLB amateur draft. He can toss a triple-digit fastball, but his bread-and-butter is a sharp breaking curve. Already equipped with two dominant pitches, all he needs is a secondary pitch to be ready for a 2017 September call.

3. Joc Pederson, OF

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3. Joc Pederson, OF

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When Joc Pederson is the No. 3 prospect for the Dodgers, you know their system is lights-out. Pitchers have been absolutely abused by Pederson in triple-A this season. His numbers in Albuquerque are staggering. Hitting .301/.401/.521, Pederson's 29 home runs lead the PCL. He's a solid defender with an above-average arm in center. If the Los Angeles outfield wasn't so crowded he'd be with the big club right now.

2. Corey Seager, SS

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2. Corey Seager, SS

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Corey Seager is one of the best shortstop prospects in the game. After 80 games in high-A ball, the Dodgers transferred him to double-A where he hasn't skipped a beat. His combined minor league numbers read a lot like Pederson's with a higher batting average and a little less pop, .350/.402/.613 with 19 jacks. Next season, when he hits the thin air of the PCL, nightmares will continue for pitchers facing Albuquerque.

1. Julio Urias, SP

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1. Julio Urias, SP

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Julio Urias was rated the mid-season No. 1 left-handed starter in the minors by MLB.com. Already pitching in high-A, Urias just turned 18 years old earlier this week. The Dodgers wisely have him on a 75-pitch limit. He is pitching smart beyond his years. Urias can touch 98 on the gun, but he adds, subtracts and can hit anywhere in the zone with both his two-seam and four-seam fastballs. His demarching curveball varies from 75-82 MPH.