Dodgers Close to Deal with First-Rounder Michael Busch

The Dodgers are not losing any of their first-rounders this year, it seems.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - JUNE 01: North Carolina Tar Heels Michael Busch(15) hits the ball during the NCAA Baseball Chapel Hill Regional between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Liberty Flames at Boshamer Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC on June 1, 2019. (Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The Dodgers are on the verge of agreeing to a deal with first-round pick Michael Busch.

The first baseman, a product of the University of North Carolina, was selected 31st overall by the Dodgers. The selection was compensation for the Dodgers’ failure to sign their first-rounder in the 2018 MLB Draft, RHP JT Ginn.

The draft slot value for Michael Busch is $2.31 million.

ESPN’s Keith Law had him ranked as the 16th-best prospect pre-draft. He was also ranked as the 24th-best by both Fangraphs’ Kiley McDaniel and Eric Longenhagen as well as Baseball America.

The Dodgers will be looking to sign their other draft picks, most notably Jimmy Lewis, in the coming days and prior to the July 12 signing deadline.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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