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Prospect #22 - 3B Austin Gallagher

The Dodgers have a well-mapped out plan to ease draftees through the Dodgers system in a gentle, orderly way. High School players move into the Arizona Rookie League as do some college players. However, most of those taken from the college ranks begin in Ogden or Great Lakes, then move along to Inland Empire and so on.

But some times circumstances combine to thrust young players into action at a higher level and that is what happened to our Prospect #22, Austin Gallagher. Chosen in the third round of the 2007 draft, Gallagher was, surprisingly enough, assigned to Ogden. No matter how prized a high school prospect is, they almost rarely fare well as beginners in the Pioneer League which is filled with...

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