Dodgers Yasiel Puig, Joc Pederson named among top 50 hitting prospects by Minor League Ball

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The Dodgers have two of the top-50 hitting prospects in the major leagues.

Outfielders Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson highlighted the Los Angeles Dodgers' farm system, as Minor League Ball named them as two of the top-50 hitting prospects.

Puig comes in ranked 34th, and Pederson is 39th. They are the only Dodgers on the list.

Pederson recently won the 2012 Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year award. Pederson was drafted in the 10th round by the Dodgers in 2011 and hit .313/.396/.516 with 48 extra base hits and 26 steals in Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He will play in the Arizona Fall League this year on the Mesa Solar Sox.

Puig was signed by the Dodgers in June to a seven-year deal worth close to $42 million. The Cuban outfielder was one of the more high-profile international signings made this year. He only played in 23 games, 14 of which were at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He hit .327/.407/.423 with one home run, four RBIs and seven stolen bases.

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