The Dodgers have continued to add significant pieces to their farm system via trade, draft, and international free agency over the past few seasons, courtesy of Andrew Friedman.
For example, the Dodgers were able to pick up Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds. They were able to pick up toolsy outfielder Luis Rodriguez and catcher Diego Cartaya in international free agency. They were even able to pick up Kody Hoese in the first round of the 2019 MLB Draft. However, while Hoese gets a lot of the high praise, his 2019 first round counterpart Michael Busch is just as good of a prospect.
Busch was selected as a compensation pick for the Dodgers failing to sign first round pick JT Ginn in the 2018 MLB Draft. He has proven to be an excellent addition to the prospect core in limited time.
In a recent column for MLB.com, Jonathan Mayo lists Busch as the sixth best second base prospect in the league, mixed in with some excellent names.
Here’s the brand-new 2020 Top 10 2B Prospects list, which has undergone a major overhaul since last year, with only two holdovers remaining from the 2019 preseason list: https://t.co/v6vjkRNHCl