The Dodgers continue to produce championship-caliber teams every year. While it does help that the club has one of the highest payrolls in Major League Baseball, the team has been known to produce many homegrown stars. Graduating top prospects from the minor leagues is nothing unique. However, what separates the Dodgers is their ability to turn those prospects into impactful big leaguers.
They’ve continued that trend with players such as Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, Walker Buehler, and the Fresh Prince himself. Will Smith didn’t arrive at a big, nice house in a cab, but I’m sure his first arrival at Dodger Stadium felt somewhat similar. And while he may not be as famous as the real Fresh Prince, recently being ranked as the third-best catcher in the game will help establish his own fame.
— MLB (@MLB) January 13, 2021
Being recognized as such by MLB Network is no small feat, especially for a catcher that has only 91 career games under his belt. Those 91 games have made led to some memorable moments, especially in the postseason. Whether it be being the first Dodger to collect 5 hits in a playoff game or taking left-handed pitcher Will Smith deep to save LA’s season, the kid can do it all.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 9, 2020
To think that he’s already starting his career as the third-best catcher, just imagine where his career can go from here. I’m sure we all can’t wait to find out.