The Los Angeles Dodgers sure love their catchers and make sure to keep stock of quality options at the position in their system.
Will Smith, their current starting catcher, is still young and was a prospect just a couple of years ago.
They also have Diego Cartaya, they recently traded away Keibert Ruiz, and added a top catching prospect in last year’s draft.
His name is Dalton Rushing, and he impressed ever since he took the field in Class-A last year after being drafted 40th overall.
Now that he is in High-A, he is encountering more of a challenge, but is still dominating.
According to Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya, Rushing will represent the organization in the upcoming Futures Game.
There, he will be on the same field as some of the most talented young prospects in baseball.
It will be a nice learning experience for him.
“Dalton Rushing, the Dodgers’ top pick a year ago, will represent the Dodgers in the Futures Game in Seattle next month. The 22-year-old catcher is hitting .263/.438/.500 in High A this season,” Ardaya tweeted.
Dalton Rushing, the Dodgers’ top pick a year ago, will represent the Dodgers in the Futures Game in Seattle next month.
The 22-year-old catcher is hitting .263/.438/.500 in High A this season.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 26, 2023
That slash line comes in 210 plate appearances and includes seven home runs and an extremely cool 20 percent walk rate.
Yes, he also strikes out at a 24.3 percent rate, which is why he still has some maturing to do and we probably won’t see him in the majors until 2025 at the earliest.
Still, he has an incredible offensive profile for one of the most demanding positions in baseball, making him an elite prospect to follow.NEXT: The Dodgers Have A Surprise Star In The Lineup