It’s Prospect List season, and Dodgers catching prospect Diego Cartaya is at the top of pretty much every list of LA’s prospects. Cartaya isn’t as close to the big leagues as some of the guys below him, but prospect experts everywhere are very excited about his potential.
Cartaya sat down with Dodgers Nation recently, and we asked him about that distinction of being at the top of LA’s lists.
“You see all the minor league players, like the prospects and all that, they’re all good, I’m impressed that I’m the No. 1. 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 is just 21 years old and hasn’t yet played above High-A, but he has an .883 overall OPS in the minors despite being years younger than the competition at every stop. With a full season in 2023, he could finish the year in Triple-A and be knocking on the door of the big leagues by this time next year.
Watching the video of Doug’s conversation with Cartaya, there’s not much to dislike about the young Venezuelan. Those guys behind him on the prospect lists will likely leapfrog him into the big leagues, but he’ll be there with them soon enough.
Looking for more Dodgers News? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest news, updates, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!