The Los Angeles Times reports that James McDonald "appears to have won the competition to be the Dodgers' fifth starter."
Manager Joe Torre refused to confirm anything, but said: "At this point in time, I think McDonald is the guy that we want to see more of." McDonald is among the top MLB-ready pitching prospects in baseball and has a chance to be an asset in NL-only leagues right away. He tossed 11 1/3 scoreless innings between the regular season and playoffs after debuting last September and has a 4.70 ERA in 15 1/3 innings this spring.
He used his knee-buckling curve, mid-90s heat and changeup to post a 1.21 WHIP and fan 511 in 472 2/3 minor league innings, and tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in last year's NLCS. Big-time rookie sleeper.
i like this guy--- he gets an official endorsement of zubazpants -- plus he is eligible at RP.
could be sean marshall-esque
also...Juan Rivera who has always been a zubaz fave -- what you think about him this year? he gonna start? if he starts i think he does well.