Dodgers most impacted (baseball-wise) by canceled minor league season

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Dodgers impacted by canceled MiLB season: Kody Hoese

While the Dodgers are expected to include a few of their most recent draft choices in their 60-man player pool, their first round selection from 2019, Kody Hoese, was left off their initial list.

The 22-year-old third baseman was selected 25th overall in last year’s draft, signing at full slot value of $2.7 million as a sign of the Dodgers’ commitment to the young hitter.

After tearing the cover off the ball in his sophomore season at Tulane (.391/.486/.779 with 23 home runs), the Dodgers were ready to invest in the right-handed hitter. He carried his college success into Rookie Ball where he slashed .357/.456/.643 in 19 games before progressing to Low-A and seeing his average come back down to earth at .264 with a lackluster .385 slugging percentage.

However, Hoese is still the best infield prospect in the Dodgers’ system behind Gavin Lux, and at his advanced age, it’s interesting they haven’t included him in the player pool yet. He could clearly use more reps after playing only 41 minor league games last season. While he is probably a few years away from making a major league impact, it would be unfortunate if the season passes without him seeing competitive action within the organization.