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Dodgers News: Michael Busch Praises Rookie Teammates for Sticking Around in MLB

It’s not easy to make it into the big leagues. And it’s even harder to stay up at the highest level.

Multiple members of the Dodgers organization have found this out this season, with the team calling upon many rookies this season. Anyone can have a good few games, but it’s the players who battle through adversity that tend to stick around for the long haul.

One of the guys who saw time in between the major leagues and the minors this season has been infielder Michael Busch. Busch has been great in the minor leagues, but the success hasn’t fully translated over to the majors just yet.

But LA still believes in him, and his upside remains there. Busch recently praised some of the other young players, who have been able to stick around throughout the season.

 “I’ve been playing with a lot of these guys — Emmet Sheehan, Bobby Miller, Gavin Stone. You see them every day and the way they go about their business and the way they perform. It’s not surprising for some of us (to make it to the big leagues),” Busch said. “But then again, the Dodgers have been so good, such good talent, that it’s not easy to crack the ballclub.”

Per Dodgers Insider

Busch joined the club three different times this season, and he could be an option next year if he remains with the organization. He appeared in 27 games for the Dodgers, hitting .167 with two home runs and seven runs batted in.

If you compare that to his time in Triple-A this season, Busch thrived against the weaker competition. He hit .323 with 27 home runs and 90 runs batted in over 98 games in the minor leagues.

All is not lost on Busch though, and the team could still use him long-term. But he likely will only get so many more chances to show what he can do when called up.

With the playoffs starting soon, Busch needs to focus on improving this offseason even more, to make sure that if his name is called again, he takes advantage. He has the talent to play in the big leagues but now he just needs to put it all together.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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