Dodgers Prospect Notes – 9/5/2021: Busch & Ward continue to mash, Brickhouse a potential late-bloomer

Michael Busch (Photo: Cody Bashore)

After its successful debut yesterday, Dodgers Prospect Notes continues on, bringing the latest on a few prospects in the system that had performances worth paying attention to.


Michael Busch had a big day for AA Tulsa, not only having three hits in three at-bats, but also doing a bit of lefty-on-lefty crime.

Busch now has an .855 OPS on the year and has made some strides defensively at 2B. Still, it’s his power and plate discipline combo that should be enough to have him in the mix on the right side of the infield for 2022. He hasn’t played LF since college at UNC, but some time there would help him slot in.

Ryan Ward has shone for Great Lakes with a .915 OPS, displaying quite a bit of power (25 homers), along with a disciplined approach, maintaining a walk rate over 10% for the season. He’ll be one to watch at AA Tulsa next Spring.

We’ve all seen folks flip out about the Dodgers transforming players who didn’t find success until arriving at Chavez Ravine. Bryan Brickhouse is another possibility. Stuff was never the question and the Dodgers have got him throwing strikes at 29. He signed at the end of May, and he’s been pretty nasty.

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