OF John Raglani -- Prospect #27

Latest in a series on the top Dodger prospects as we count down to the very best.

Position- Outfield
Residence- Indiana, Pa.
DOB- April 6, 1983
Ht- 6-2
Wt.- 215
B/T- L/L
05 Club- Vero Beach (High A)

In most ways 2005 was a remarkable season for Raglani. In his senior year at George Washington University, he had suffered a broken hamate bone in his hand yet played on anyway to be named All-Atlantic 10.

Drafted in the fifth round, he was operated on immediately so played in only six Gulf Coast games at the end of the season. Thus he was, in effect, a rookie beginning in the demanding Florida State League.

At first, it seemed a league too far but he quickly caught on and as the year progressed so did he in just about every phase of the game.

His swing is short to the ball, he has an excellent idea at the plate and is seldom fooled. He developed more and more power, winding up with a very creditable .289-19-77 season.

He was utilized in a number of batting order slots from leadoff to sixth and was able to adjust his game accordingly. He's also adept at all three outfield positions though the corners seem his best.

He certainly looks like one who'll hit for average and enough power to be considered a possible big leaguer in the future. He will probably move up to Jacksonville in 2006.

Previous Selections--
#27 -- LHP Ryan Ketchner
#28 -- OF Justin Ruggiano
#29 -- OF Jamie Hoffman

#30 -- RHP Chris Malone
#31 -- OF Cody Ross
#32 -- RHP Josh Wall
#33 -- SS Juan Rivera
#34 -- RHP Steve Johnson

#35 -- SS Scott Van Slyke
#36 -- OF John Melon
#37 -- LHP Brent Leach
#38 -- RHP Jesus Castillo
#39 -- LHP Eric Stults

#40 -- OF Xavier Paul
#41 -- LHP Miguel Sanfler
#42 -- 3B Josh Bell
#43 -- RHP Jordan Pratt
#44 -- OF Sergio Pedroza

#45 -- RHP Julio Pimentel
#46 -- 1b-1B Eduardo Perez
#47 -- RHP James McDonald
#48 -- OF Brian Myrow
#49 -- LHP Danny Muegge

#50 -- RHP Miguel Ramirez
#51 -- OF Ryan Carter
#52 -- RHP Casey Hoorelbeke
#53 -- OF Trayvon Robinson
#54 -- RHP Ramon Troncoso