Dodgers: Future Star Diego Cartaya Doesn’t Feel Like LA’s Number 1 Prospect

Diego Cartaya is one of the top players on Los Angeles’ promising prospect list. At 21-year-old, Cartaya is the Dodgers’ No. 1 overall prospect.

The young catcher joined a recent episode of Dodgers Nation and reacted to the attention he’s been receiving from many prospect hounds.

 “You see all the minor league players, like the prospects and all that, they’re all good, I’m impressed that I’m the number one. Like, I don’t feel like I am. I see guys like Bobby [Miller], Miguel [Vargas], James [Outman], they’re all good. And even guys that they’re not on the list, like that list just tells you that you’re still a minor league player. So I feel like it doesn’t matter if you are in the list or not. But just being a Dodger player, that means a lot.”

Cartaya has a .883 overall OPS in the minors and hopes to work his way to a major league debut soon enough, as he continues to develop his game. 

The young prospect has already early growth, especially on the defensive end. Cartaya has displayed his strength offensively, as he hammers fastballs and steadily hits for power. 

During the 2022 season, the catcher hit .254 across High-A and Single-A, with 22 home runs and 72 RBIs.

Across the board on recent top 100 prospects rankings, the young phenom has unanimously be LA’s top prospect and in the top 10 of all prospects in baseball. So, while he might not feel like he’s the number one guy, just about everyone else does.

Cartaya still has a year or two before the big leagues but at the projected rate he’s going, he could possibly be ready to go by next year. 

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