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Dodgers prospect Will Smith shines in Arizona Fall League

The catcher may push for a call up next season

Will Smith

Will Smith | Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Dodgers continue to see one of their prospects shine in the minors.

In the Arizona League, the Los Angeles team witnessed the tremendous performance of catcher Will Smith, who established himself as one of the organization's top prospects.

Cary Osborne of the Dodgers Insider explains, that Smith finished the season third overall on batting average for .371, and second in on-base percentage with .452 and fourth in OPS of 1.017.

Smith also had a few good defensive plays. Like the following:

Smith is considered the eighth best prospect of the Dodgers farm system according to MLB Pipeline.

The  22-year-old spent most of the last season in Single-A with Rancho Cucamonga where he hit .232 in 72 games.

Taken in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft, Smith aims to start next season in Doble A, but he will certainly be invited to 2018 Spring Training. Where if he shows more improvement he could make his debut in the Big Leagues sooner than later.

The Dodgers have shown a clear priority for Austin Barnes as the starter next season, while Yasmani Grandal was relegated to the bench during the postseason a move that many have taken as the end for the Cuban in LA. Many believe the team will trade him before winter's end.

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