The Dodgers are hoping to get a few of their guys out to the All-Star Game this coming July. Just a few weeks out, they have 5 players currently vying for a spot on the team with fan votes pouring in all week.
But the Dodgers will have a few guys representing them there for the Futures Games. That announcement came this morning.
The MLB All-Star Futures Game showcases the next generation of big league talent with some of the top prospects in the sport. Former Rockies’ third baseman Vinny Castilla and longtime reliever LaTroy Hawkins will serve as managers during the game. The Dodgers will have 2 players in that game.
Second baseman Michael Busch and RHP Andre Jackson were both selected to represent the Dodgers this year. The rosters for the AL and NL teams are selected by a combination of folks from MLB and Baseball America.
The future is here.
— MLB (@MLB) June 30, 2021
Busch is the Dodgers’ number 3 overall prospect and their top infielder. He hasn’t gotten off to a great start at Double-A Tulsa, slashing .222/.363/.386 through 42 games. But Busch is widely viewed as one of the most pure hitters in the organization since being drafted in 2019, and he is still just 23.
Jackson is the Dodgers’ number 27 overall prospect and the 12th best arm in the system. He’s made 10 appearances for the Tulsa Drillers and has pitched to a .194 opponent batting average and is striking a bunch of guys out. He was added to the 40-man roster last year after spending some time at the team’s alternate site.