Dodgers prospect Michael Busch was listed in MLB.com’s Top 10 list of second base prospects.
MLB.com’s Jim Callis highlighted the minor-league second baseman, as he remains in the group of promising Dodgers prospects. Busch posted a .881 OPS with 70 extra-base hits between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Including Busch, Jim Callis listed the other second-base prospects who were recognized on the list:
The Top 10 (ETA)
Termarr Johnson, Pirates (2025)
Michael Busch, Dodgers (2023)
Jace Jung, Tigers (2025)
Justin Foscue, Rangers (2023)
Zack Gelof, Athletics (2023)
Connor Norby, Orioles (2023)
Edouard Julien, Twins (2023)
Nick Gonzales, Pirates (2023)
Nick Yorke, Red Sox (2024)
Wenceel Perez, Tigers (2023)
Busch was spotlighted in three different categories from top power tool to highest floor, and Rookie of the Year candidate.
Power: Johnson, Busch (60)
Johnson isn’t particularly physical at a listed 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, but his bat speed, strength and ability to barrel balls project to produce plus power. Busch has more raw pop and ranked third in the Minors in extra-base hits (70) and total bases (285) and sixth in homers (32) last season while splitting time between Double-A and Triple-A.
Highest floor: Busch
Busch has lived up to his reputation as one of the best all-around offensive talents in the 2019 college class, batting .274/.365/.516 in his first fully healthy season as a pro in 2022. He should hit for average and power while drawing plenty of walks, and he has worked to transform himself into an adequate defender.
Rookie of the Year candidate: Busch
At least half of our Top 10 should make their big league debuts this season, with Busch having less to prove in the Minors than any of them. That said, he’ll have to find at-bats on a crowded Dodgers roster that also includes talented rookies Miguel Vargas and James Outman.
As the Dodgers expect to utilize their youth this upcoming season, Busch could possibly make some plate appearances. His position would depend on where the club situates other players Miguel Vargas and Max Muncy. As long as Busch performs strongly in spring training, he could make his way to the lineup in 2023.