#20- Franquelis Osoria, rhp. Didn't measure up to the promise he showed as a relief pitcher in 2005. He didn't cut it with the Dodgers (0-2, 7.13) and didn't do as well at Las Vegas (2-2, 4.35) as he did last year, either.
#19- Tim Hamulack, lhp. Came from the Mets in a trade with the hope that he, too, would be a valuable bullpen addition. He wasn't the answer in L.A., was dropped back to Las Vegas and did well enough (0-1, 1.42 with three saves) that he's back up again for the stretch run. His major league marks to date are 0-3, 6.35.
#18- Blake Johnson, rhp. Began the season in style at Vero Beach but faltered badly . With a 4-5, 4.92 record was traded to Tampa Bay which sent him to High Desert in the California League. There he threw 94 mph, but experienced arm trouble so was shut down with a 1-1, 5.73 record.
#17- Willie Aybar, 3b. Hit the ball solidly at Las Vegas (.315-10-41), then was traded to Atlanta. Filled in for Chipper Jones when he was on the disabled list for awhile. Major league marks - .266-3-28.
#16- Chin-Lung Hu, ss. His hitting slowed up in AA at Jacksonville (.254-5-34) but his shortstopping was impressive enough that he was voted on the Southern League All-Star team.
#15- Delwyn Young, of. Converted to the outfield from second base, Young played acceptedly in the field and provided the power at the bat for Las Vegas (.273-18-98 with 42 doubles.) He came up to L.A. for the September stretch run and so far is 0-3 in the big leagues.
#14- Andre Ethier, of. Obtained from the A's for Milton Bradley , he's been a valuable asset. After hitting .349 in Vegas, he was brought up to the Dodgers to take over in left field , doing well enough to receive Rookie of the Year consideration. Although he's slowed up lately, he still has a .312-11-54 record. A true success story.
#13- Tony Abreu, 2b. Couldn't match the numbers that he posted at Vero Beach in 2005 when he led the Florida State League with a .337 mark but he was still very much a force for Jacksonville, hitting .287-6-55 and teaming with Hu to form a marvelous double play combination.
#12- Hong-Chi Kuo, lhp. Had command problems while used in the bullpen, first in Los Angeles, then with Las Vegas. Inserted into the rotation, he turned his year around with excellent outings. He was 4-3, 3.06 at Vegas with 63 strikeouts in 53 innings before being recalled. With the Dodgers, he's had two strong starts, one no-so-good and an overall 1-5, 4.72 record.
#11- Justin Orenduff, rhp. . Seemingly on his way to a superior season with Jacksonville when he was forced out by an elbow injury that resulted in surgery. Was 4-2, 3.40 with 54 strikeouts in 50 innings before the injury.
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