The primary purpose of the five-day camp, which starts Sunday, is to familiarize players with the Los Angeles area, as well as life in the major leagues. Over the last six years, 40 graduates of the program reached the major leagues.
The players will perform community service and listen to a series of speakers, including Don Mattingly, Tom Lasorda, Don Newcombe, Maury Wills, Eric Karros, Shawn Green, Stan Kasten (kids, just laugh at his jokes, even if they aren’t funny) and Ned Colletti. Players will also dine with Dodgers alumni and face the media.
Here’s the list of participants for the camp:
Pitchers: Pedro Baez, Jose Dominguez, Yimi Garcia, Zach Lee, Matt Magill, Jarret Martin, Chris Reed, Seth Rosin, Ross Stripling.
Catchers: Pratt Maynard, Chris O’Brien.
Infielder: Miguel Rojas.
Outfielders: Nick Buss, Joc Pederson, Scott Schebler.