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Dodger Farm Report August 19th

Dodger Farm Report August 19th

The Dodgers first-round draft picks of the last two years- James Loney and Greg Miller in 2002 and Chad Billingsley (2003) have definitely been  racing upward through the system quickly and most impressively . It may not be quite as swift for Scott Elbert, the first choice of 2004 but that doesn't mean the kid from Missouri doesn't have real ability , something he demonstrated Tuesday night.

Elbert , a right-hander from a small town (Seneca) tucked in the lower west part of the state, has been spending the time after he signed adjusting to the much faster pace of the Pioneer League. While the results haven't been pleasant some of the time, his innate talent has been evident, never more so than Tuesday when he was the first of three Ogden pitchers to cooperate in blanking Billings 7-...

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