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Alex Verdugo proving to be better than advertised

We all knew Alex Verdugo was kinda good. I ranked him as the top prospect in the organization coming into the season, as did David Hood (and a number of other prospect sites). But what he has done through his first, roughly, 100 plate appearances is impressive and he’s in uncharted territory for Dodger hitters of recent memory.

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Most surprising has been his power. Verdugo has a .232 isolated slugging percentage (ISO), which is almost 60 points better than league average for this season.