06/01/07 10:00 AM ET
Dodgers sticking with Draft philosophy
Club will target 'high-ceiling' players, regardless of position
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
2006: LHP Clayton Kershaw
He's been just as overpowering at low Class A this year as he was in Rookie ball last year and is considered the best pitching prospect in the organization. RHP Bryan Morris
He blew out his elbow in his 14th start last year after struggling with his control and is recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery.
|1. TB||LHP||David Price||Vanderbilt U|
|2. KC||SS||Michael Moustakas||Chatsworth HS (Calif.)|
|3. CHC||3B||Josh Vitters||Cypress HS (Calif.)|
|4. PIT||LHP||Daniel Moskos||Clemson U|
|5. BAL||C||Matthew Wieters||Georgia Tech|
|6. WSH||LHP||Ross Detwiler||Missouri St U|
|7. MIL||LF||Matthew LaPorta||U Florida|
|8. COL||RHP||Casey Weathers||Vanderbilt U|
|9. ARI||RHP||Jarrod Parker||Norwell HS|
|10. SF||LHP||Madison Bumgarner||South Caldwell HS|
He did not sign and was the first player taken in the 2006 Draft, was signed by Kansas City and is struggling at Double-A. 2004: LHP Scott Elbert
Considered the second-best pitching prospect in the organization, he currently is sidelined with shoulder problems. INF Blake DeWitt
He seems to be regressing, as this is his fourth professional season and he's still in Class A. He was supposed to be a pure hitter, but his career Minor League average is around .270. Rising fast
Kershaw has been just as overpowering at low Class A this year as he was in Rookie ball last year and is considered the best pitching prospect in the organization. Cinderella story
Outfielder James Peterson was drafted in the 16th round of 2003 and quit after the 2005 season, but returned this year and was just promoted from extended Spring Training to Class A, where he looks like a hitter.
In the Show
No players from the past three Drafts are currently with the Dodgers' big-league club.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.