Cartaya (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day injured list at Low-A Rancho Cucamonga on Aug. 1. Before hitting the temporary inactive list and then the 7-day IL, Cartaya went 10-for-28 (.357) with three homers, a double and a 5:6 BB:K over his last eight games for Low-A Rancho Cucamonga. That lifted his season line to a sharp .298/.409/.614 with 10 homers, 31 RBI and 31 runs in 31 games. However, RotoWire can report that, per the minor-league team, he's at the Dodgers' complex in Arizona rehabbing an undisclosed injury and is not expected to return to action this season. Assuming Cartaya recovers well from whatever's ailing him, he'll head into next season as one of the Dodgers' top prospects and one of the top catching prospects in all of baseball.
Cartaya is slashing .389/.439/.917 with five home runs and 13 RBI across 36 at-bats with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga. The backstop prospect has had little trouble with Low-A pitching this season, collecting at least one hit in each of his nine contests. He belted two home runs Sunday to give him five on the season. At only 19 years of age, Cartaya has plenty of time to develop in the Dodgers' minor-league system, but he could be on the fast track to a promotion if he continues to dominate at his current level.
Cartaya arrived at the Dodgers' summer camp Saturday and logged time behind the plate in an intrasquad game, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Cartaya made his first appearance of summer camp, coming on in the sixth inning as a defensive replacement. The 18-year-old is an intriguing prospect given his mix of defensive and offensive skills, but he's likely too raw to be ready to contribute to the big-league squad this season.
Cartaya has been added to the Dodgers' 60-man player pool. One of a group of promising young catchers in the organization, Cartaya has both the defensive and offensive skills to succeed at the position in the majors. However, he is only 18 years old and has yet to ascend beyond rookie ball, so it is unlikely that he sees any big-league playing time in 2020.