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Julio Urias, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager named Dodgers' top minor leaguers
Julio Urias, Joc Pederson, Corey Seager named Dodgers' top minor leaguers

Teenage left-hander Julio Urias has been named the Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year. Urias, who turned 18 last month, will be recognized at Dodger Stadium on Friday, along with the organization’s co-minor league players of the year, outfielder Joc Pederson and infielder Corey Seager. Pederson is on the Dodgers’ major league roster. Because Urias is from Mexico, he is often compared to Fernando Valenzuela. But Urias throws considerably harder than Valenzuela ever did, as his fastball touches the high-90s. Urias pitched in a major league game in spring training. He tossed a perfect inning against the San Diego Padres, striking out two of the three batters he...

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