An MLB debut this year might be out of the cards for Hunter Feduccia, ranked No. 29 by MLB Pipeline behind fellow MLB-ready prospect Diego Cartaya at No. 2, but spring training could still help him catch the eye of higher-ups in the organization. The Dodgers are more than set with Will Smith as their primary catcher, but with Austin Barnes getting older and flailing offensively, the backup spot seems ripe for the taking. Even if it's not Feduccia, promoting Cartaya to that backup spot could give Feduccia more opportunities to elevate himself within the organization, with Dalton Rushing splitting reps behind the plate and at first base (and perhaps in a different organization...).
He put up good numbers for himself in Triple-A as well, with a .279/.387/.451 line on the 2023 season, along with 11 home runs and 57 RBI. Even if his future seems a little blocked with the Dodgers, he could still clear a path as a valuable potential trade candidate who could get more time and an earlier arrival in MLB with a different team.