3 top prospects (and 1 young star) who'll take major steps forward for 2024 Dodgers

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RHP Kyle Hurt

Kyle Hurt made a brief, but very impressive MLB debut for the Dodgers towards the end of the 2023 season. Hurt tossed two scoreless innings with three strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. Even with such a small sample size in the majors, Hurt had a strong second half of 2023 in the minor leagues, posting a 3.33 ERA in 27.0 innings in Triple-A after a midseason promotion from Double-A. Hurt seems like to have a strong Spring Training, and although he won’t make the Opening Day roster, he’ll be waiting in the wings to be an injury replacement.

The Dodgers' rotation seems very set in stone with Yamamoto, Buehler and Glasnow joining young arms Emmet Sheehan and Bobby Miller. However, spots will open up eventually and Hurt will also likely work out of the bullpen even if the rotation stays healthy. Hurt started in most of his appearances before his promotion to Triple-A, but in Oklahoma City, he only started one game out of his seven appearances. The Dodgers will probably piggyback him off a guy like Sheehan when the opportunity presents itself, and Hurt will impress fans when he gets his chance.