Where the Dodgers' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

Where the Dodgers' Top 30 prospects are starting the season

With the 2017 season getting started, here's a look at where the Dodgers' Top 30 prospects are projected to start the season:

1. Cody Bellinger -- Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
2. Yadier Alvarez -- Extended spring training
3. Alex Verdugo -- Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
4. Willie Calhoun -- Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
5. Walker Buehler -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
6. Yusniel Diaz -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
7. Gavin Lux -- Extended spring training
8. Brock Stewart -- Disabled list
9. Andrew Toles -- Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
10. Jordan Sheffield -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
11. Mitchell White -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
12. Omar Estevez -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
13. Starling Heredia -- Extended spring training
14. Keibert Ruiz -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
15. Will Smith -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
16. Imani Abdullah -- Extended spring training
17. Josh Sborz -- Extended spring training
18. Trevor Oaks -- Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA)
19. Drew Jackson -- Rancho Cucamonga (A Adv)
20. DJ Peters -- Rancho Cucamonga (A Adv)
21. Ronny Brito -- Extended spring training
22. Oneil Cruz -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
23. Edwin Rios -- Tulsa Drillers (AA)
24. Dustin May -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
25. Carlos Rincon -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
26. Dennis Santana -- Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (A Adv)
27. Johan Mieses -- Tulsa Drillers (AA)
28. Brendon Davis -- Great Lakes Loons (A)
29. Andrew Sopko -- Extended spring training
30. A.J. Alexy -- Great Lakes Loons (A)

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Team to watch
With seven of the club's Top 30 prospects on the team, the Great Lakes squad is sure to be interesting. However, if fans want a glimpse of players they will see in Los Angeles a bit sooner, they should keep an eye on the Oklahoma City team, which features three of the organization's top four prospects.

Top prospects' starting spots
Division Teams
NL East ATL, MIA, NYM, PHI, WAS
AL East BAL, BOS, NYY, TB, TOR
NL Central CHC, CIN , MIL, PIT, STL
AL Central CLE, CWS, DET, KC, MIN
NL West ARI, COL, LAD, SD, SF
AL West HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX
Top 100 prospects' starting spots
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MiLB Opening Day preview
Top 10 most stacked rosters in MiLB

Teams on MiLB.TV
Oklahoma City Dodgers
Tulsa Drillers
Great Lakes Loons

New face
Drew Jackson enters the Dodgers' system after beginning his career with the Mariners. The shortstop hit .358 in short-season ball in 2015, but didn't fare as well in 2016 and was traded to Los Angeles in March.

On the shelf
Brock Stewart was shut down in mid-March with right shoulder tendinitis and was placed on the 10-day disabled list to start the season. Yadier Alvarez isn't hurt, but will begin the season in extended spring training as the club attempts to limit his innings. Gavin Lux will also start the season in extended spring training as he works his way back from a rib issue. Like Lux, Andrew Sopko and Josh Sborz will also begin the season in extended spring training before joining the Drillers in Tulsa.

William Boor is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.