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Willie Calhoun MVP of AFL Fall Stars Game

By Jon Weisman

Dodger second-base prospect Willie Calhoun went 3 for 3 with a home run to win Most Valuable Player honors and lead the West team to a 12-4 victory over the East at the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game tonight.

Calhoun, who turned 22 Friday, singled and scored in a four-run second inning, hit an RBI single in a four-run third inning and knocked a two-run homer in the fifth. In 2016 with Double-A Tulsa, Calhoun hit 27 homers and 25 doubles in 503 at-bats and slugged .469.

Cody Bellinger, the Dodgers’ No. 1 prospect, added a two-run homer in the sixth. The left-handed swinger hit his off 6-foot-7 southpaw Jared Miller, an Arizona Diamondbacks farmhand.

Bellinger, Calhoun follow AFL Fall Stars path of Pederson, Seager

By Cary Osborne

Top Dodger prospects Cody Bellinger and Willie Calhoun are selections for tonight’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game, which will be played at 5 p.m. PDT and broadcast live on MLB Network. Fifteen of baseball’s top 100 prospects were selected for the game — including Bellinger (31) and Calhoun (87).

Joc Pederson (2012) and Corey Seager (2013 and 2014) are Dodgers who have played in recent Fall Stars games. Some of the biggest stars in baseball — Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado — have also played in it, as well.

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Farm fresh: Cody Bellinger and Brock Stewart named 2016 top prospects

Cody Bellinger. Photo by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Cody Bellinger. Photo by Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Cary Osborne

The team at MLB.com’s MLB Pipeline announced its organizational Prospects of the Year today for every Major League team. They chose Brock Stewart as the Dodgers’ Top Pitching Prospect and Cody Bellinger as the Top Hitting Prospect.

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Dodger minor leaguers up for a slew of MiLBYS

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By Cary Osborne

The Dodger farm system started the season on top and fans can help make it end the season in the same spot.

Fans can vote here for the 2016 MiLBYS, the MiLB.com awards for the best of the year in the minor leagues.

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Dodger farm system became a production company in 2016

Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Cody Bellinger (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

By Cary Osborne

What good are baseball prospects if they don’t move?

The Dodgers came into 2016 with the top farm system in baseball across the board, according to MLB.com, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. They had five prospects in MLB.com’s preseason Top 100 Prospects list. And all five moved.

No. 1 overall prospect Corey Seager will, in all likelihood, be the National League Rookie of the Year. MLB.com No. 4 prospect Julio Uriás graduated from the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers as a teenager and showed rapid progress in the Majors with Los Angeles. No. 24 prospect Jose De León knocked on the door so hard that the Dodgers answered in September, calling him up and watching him contribute to wins right away. In addition, the Dodgers moved No. 62 Grant Holmes and No. 95 Frankie Montas to Oakland in the deal for Rich Hill and Josh Reddick.

In all, seven Dodger minor-leaguers made their Major League debut this year. Many others raised their game, climbed the ladder and gave the Dodger farm good reason to be highly regarded next year as well.

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Dodger farm teams take Friday playoff 0-fer

By Cary Osborne

The Dodgers’ minor league partners went 0-4 in Friday postseason games.

Starting from the top, the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers are now on the brink of elimination after a 6-5 loss to Nashville in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

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Trio of Dodger farm teams start playoffs today

By Cary Osborne

The playoffs begin for the Dodgers today.

The Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers that is, as well as two other Dodger minor league partners — the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and the Low-A Great Lakes Loons.

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Farm Fresh: Bellinger’s power takes off in Triple-A


By Josh Gurnick 

Since his end-of-season promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Cody Bellinger has been hitting home runs faster than we can chronicle them.

While we were recapping his performance over the weekend, Bellinger today hit this third home run in less than 24 hours for OKC, which is playing its regular-season finale against Omaha.

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Farm Fresh: July 27 minors highlights

By Josh Gurnick

Highlights from the Dodger farm system for July 27, including a first inning grand-slam …

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Six Dodgers in Baseball America Top 100 update

Cody Bellinger (Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

By Jon Weisman

Despite this year’s promotions of Corey Seager and Julio Urias and the debut of American rookie Kenta Maeda, Baseball America included six Dodgers in its Midseason Top 100 Prospects update.

Cody Bellinger (24), Jose De Leon (25), Alex Verdugo (44), Grant Holmes (60), Frankie Montas (82) and Willie Calhoun (98) were the Dodgers listed.

By comparison, the season-opening 2016 Baseball America 100 had Seager (1), Urías (4), De Leon (23), Maeda (50), Bellinger (54), Holmes (72) and Verdugo (100).

The new list does not include anyone taken in the 2016 draft or signed internationally this month.