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MLB Draft 2019: Dodgers draft Michael Busch from North Carolina in first round

With the No. 31 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Dodgers drafted Michael Busch out of North Carolina. This is the second first round pick the Dodgers owned, as they were given a compensation pick for failing to sign last years first-rounder, J.T. Ginn.

Our David Hood ranked him as the No. 36 overall prospect, while’s Pipeline rankings had him at No. 26.

This past season, Busch hit .294/.442/.575/1.017 with 16 homers and 57 RBI. Though he hit below .300 on the year, his on-base percentage was as high as it was due to his eye at the plate.