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Dodgers Prospects: 5 Names You Need to Know Before Next Season

Keeping up with the Dodgers on the major-league level takes a lot of time. You’re busy with work or school or whatever, and 162 games in a season is a lot of games. So you can be forgiven if you’re not a prospect hound — most of us just don’t have the time or energy to be well-versed in the ins and outs of L.A.’s entire farm system.

But still, you want to be able to impress your friends with a bit of knowledge about the Dodgers, right? With that in mind, here are five prospect names you’ll want to be familiar with heading into 2023.





Andy Pages

You’ll need to know Pages’ name for one of two reasons: Either he’ll be traded, or he’ll be on the 40-man roster and therefore probably get some big-league playing time. But the first thing you need to know is that his last name isn’t pronounced like the pages of a book. Pages is Cuban, and his name has a Spanish pronunciation: PAH-hez.

Pages is one of the Dodgers’ top prospects, but he’s also a right-fielder and Los Angeles is set in right field for a while. The team could go with a left-field/DH role for him and keep him around, or they could use him to headline a deal to fill one of their roster needs. Either way, you’re going to hear Pages’ name in 2023.

Bobby Miller

You might know Miller’s name already. He pitched in the Freeway Series at the end of 2022 spring training, famously striking out reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani, and he started the Futures Game for the National League at Dodger Stadium in July.

Miller wasn’t as lights-out in the minors as the team expected, but he’s still their top pitching prospect and has a very good chance of spending time in the big leagues next season.

Michael Busch

Busch tore it up in the minors this year, posting an .881 OPS with 32 homers between Double-A and Triple-A. He’ll be 25 next week and doesn’t have much else to prove in the minors, so 2023 is the year for him to get his big-league shot. Busch was a first baseman in college at North Carolina, but the Dodgers successfully moved him to second base, a more valuable position for a guy with his bat.

Dalton Rushing

Rushing probably won’t be in the big leagues in 2023, but he’s going to be moving up everyone’s prospect rankings. Rushing was the Dodgers’ first pick in the 2022 draft, and in 128 plate appearances with Low-A Rancho Cucamonga, he batted .424 with a 1.317 OPS. Simply put, the dude can rake.

The only real question about Rushing is whether he will stick at catcher. If he does, he’s one of the best prospects in baseball. If he has to move to first base, he’s still a good prospect because of his bat. Rushing is a guy you should be excited about.

Gavin Stone

Stone shot up the Dodgers’ prospect rankings in 2022, moving all the way from High-A to Triple-A and dominating at every level. He posted a 1.48 ERA in 121.2 innings across the three levels, and he’s essentially ready for the big leagues right now with his dominant changeup, outstanding fastball, and solid slider.

Barring injury, Stone will pitch in the big leagues in 2023, and you’ll be glad you already knew who he was.

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  1. What has happened to Diego Cartaya. Seems I have heard in the past that he is Austin Barnes replacement on the big league roster…

  2. Houston just won the World Series. The only good thing about them is that they will always be known as “The Cheaters”. The other thing is that Altuve, Correa, and whoever would be eligible for the Hall of Fame (except Dusty Baker) probably will not receive the votes because of the scandle. Maybe just sower grapes.

  3. Dodgers fan for 50+ years. 2017 will forever be a mark on the Astros and MLB, who failed miserably at handling that correctly. Simple and right solution would have been to vacate the title. However, gotta love Dusty Baker finally getting a well-deserved WS as a manager. And this isn’t the 2017 Houston team. They earned it on the field and deserve this championship. Congratulations!

  4. Busch to 2B….most interesting of the 5. If they don’t pick up Turner, Lux goes to SS and what happens in the OF? What about Outman??? LF? Mookie stays RF, CT/Trace in CF platoon? Cody in a trade…money mostly to pitching? There’s one scenario.
    The the other (BIG Elephant) Judge (Bye bye Cody for sure)
    OR…. keep TT at SS
    And on & on….the Stove is burning my socks!

  5. I trust Friedman if Ohtani will be dealt it’s to the Dodgers! Let TT go I liked the way Swanson played with Atlanta?

  6. I trust Friedman except when Doc pulls pitchers (Anderson) too early in post season.
    Is Swanson available???

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