Farm Fresh: One word describes Trevor Oaks — solid

By Cary Osborne

Strike-thrower Trevor Oaks has picked up where he left off in 2015.

The 23-year-old right-hander, who was quietly one of the best minor-league starters in the organization last year, made his Double-A Tulsa debut on Wednesday and went six innings, allowing six hits, one earned run and no walks, while striking out four in a 2-1 victory over Angels affiliate Arkansas.

The 2014 seventh-rounder was promoted to Double-A on Wednesday after four starts with High-A Rancho Cucamonga (25 innings, 3.60 ERA, 1.16 WHIP).

Oaks has three walks and 26 strikeouts in 31 innings thus far in 2016. The 26 strikeouts are tied for the Dodgers minor-league lead with Rancho’s Tommy Bergjans.

Oaks’ walks per nine innings are down from 1.2 last year to 0.9 in the first month of 2016, and his strikeouts per nine are up from 5.3 to 7.5.

Oaks was not rated by as one of the Dodgers’ Top 30 prospects.

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