I posted a fanpost and poll on True Blue LA, a SB Nation Dodger blog, a few days ago questioning Dodger fans who they felt the best arm in the system was. I said they should consider arm strength, how they have performed, potential, age and stuff they have at that age, and the likelyhood they reach said potential. Out of 100 votes in the poll, 44 of the votes were for Rubby De La Rosa, 22 for Zach Lee, 16 for Chris Withrow, 5 for both Ethan Martin and Allen Webster, and the final 8 votes were split among Aaron Miller, Josh Wall, Garrett Gould, and one 'other'(another pitcher besides the ones I have listed along with Matt Magill and Ralston Cash).
Some brief info about the top vote getters from TBLA:
Rubby De La Rosa- Born 3/4/89, 3.19 ERA in A ball in 59.1 innings, 8.3 K/9, 2.6 BB/9. Promoted to AA, 25 innings, 0.36 ERA, 7.2 K/9, 4.3 BB/9. Stuff is described as bowling ball fastball that reaches 100MPH as a starter, a great change and curve(via Dejon Watson). Groundball pitcher.
Zach Lee- Bonus says a lot. He is 18(will be 19 on September 13th), 6'4, 190 with room to grow, low 90s FB, above average change and above average curve/slider.
Chris Withrow- #1 pitching prospect last year. Fastball has reached 99 as a starter. Has a curve but has not mastered control of it, and therefore he has stumbled in AA. 6.08 ERA in 111 innings, 8.5 K/9, 4.9 BB/9. Has been compared to Billingsley in size and makeup, but his control has really hurt him in his first stint in AA. Turned 21 on April 1st.
Ethan Martin- Similar to Withrow, except a stage behind. He is a young, raw powerhouse with great potential, but his control and inconsistency has lead to a rough statistical year for Martin. In A+ ball, 6.05 ERA, 108.2 innings, 8.3 K/9, 6.0 BB/9. Turned 21 on June 6th.
Allen Webster- Fastball and changeup combo is one of the best in the system. Groundball pitcher. In A ball, 2.83 ERA in 114.1 innings, 7.8 K/9, 3.6 BB/9. Won't be 21 until February 10th.
The poll will have the ten names I listed above, along with an 'other' option. If you choose the 'other' option, could you please say the pitcher you prefer over the others?
109 votes total