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A look at the five players the Dodgers are giving up to get Manny Machado

A closer look at the five players the Dodgers gave up to acquire Manny Machado.

Yusniel Diaz, OF

Age: 21

This season with double-A Tulsa: .314/.428/.477 with 10 doubles, four triples and six homers in 264 plate appearances.

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Prospect rank: The Dodgers’ No. 4 prospect as ranked by MLB.com. Ranked 84th overall.

Comment: The centerpiece of the deal, Diaz signed with the Dodgers in 2015 and has quickly moved up the minor league ladder. Hit two homers in the All-Star Futures Game last weekend. Good on-base skills, but there’s some question whether his power will continue to develop.

Rylan Bannon, 3B/2B

Age: 22

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This season with Class A Rancho Cucamonga: .296/.402/.559 with 17 doubles, six triples and 20 homers in 403 plate appearances.

Prospect rank: The Dodgers’ No. 27 prospect as ranked by MLB.com.

Comment: Drafted by the Dodgers in eighth round of the 2017 draft, Bannon is considered a bit undersized (5-foot-10, 180 pounds), but if his power holds up in the upper levels of the minors, he could be the steal of the deal.

Dean Kremer, RHP

Age: 22

This season with double-A Tulsa and Class A Rancho Cucamonga: 6-3, 3.03 ERA with 125 strikeouts in 86 innings and a 1.151 WHIP

Prospect rank: The Dodgers’ No. 28 prospect as ranked by MLB.com.

Comment: Kremer a mid-90s fastball to go with a curve, changeup and splitter. Named to the Cal League All-Star team this season.

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Zach Pop, RHP

Age: 21

This season with Class A Great Lakes and Class A Rancho Cucamonga: 1-2, 1.04 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 43.1 innings and a 0.877 WHIP

Prospect rank: Not ranked among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects by MLB.com.

Comment: Pop has an appropriate name, because his fastball touches 99 mph. He has been used as a closer this season in the minors and has relied on his fastball and a slider to devastating effect, giving up only one earned run in his last 27 innings and allowing only 19 hitters to reach base.

Breyvic Valera, utility player

Age: 26

This season with Dodgers: .172/.273/.172 in 20 games.

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This season with triple-A Oklahoma City: .284/.350/.433 with eight doubles and six homers in 263 plate appearances.

Prospect rank: Not ranked among the Dodgers’ top 30 prospects by MLB.com.

Comment: Valera a guy who can play almost every position but can’t really hit. In this time of 13-player, 12-pitcher rosters, he is valuable because of his versatility.


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