With less than a week remaining before the beginning of the 2020 season, teams will begin Summer Camp exhibition games against other opponents this weekend. The Dodgers open things up against the Diamondbacks on Sunday at 6:10 p.m. Pacific time.
Just days after the Dodgers added one of their brightest infield prospects to their 60-man player pool in Michael Busch, the team also welcomed to camp third baseman Kody Hoese, who is currently ranked as the seventh-best prospect in the entire Los Angeles system.
The Dodgers continued to add players to their 60-man player pool on Friday, increasing the current count to 58 players.
While we’re still not exactly sure how—or if—the 2020 MLB season will play out, because of all the rule changes and roster ramifications, there still could be a handful of new, young players who emerge as key contributors to their respective clubs at some point this year.
Not long after MLB Pipeline released its annual player rankings for each team last week, the overall league rankings were issued a few days later with the Dodgers netting the third place spot.
Staying in tune with the landscape of the Dodgers‘ farm system is sometimes one of the most intriguing parts of following the organization. For every big trade the club makes, it often seems like the strength of the minor league affiliates remains untarnished.
It seems like every spring there are at least one or two prospects who capitalize on their opportunities during Cactus League play, perhaps showing fans of the Dodgers what might lie in store several years down the road.