Some of the top prospects in the game were on full display on Sunday in the annual All-Star Futures Game. The Dodgers had two participants, Michael Busch and Andre Jackson. Both players are currently in Double-A with the Tulsa Drillers.
Jackson, 25, recorded a scoreless inning out of the bullpen. He’s made 11 starts for the Drillers this season, going 2-2 with a 3.78 ERA. In 50 innings, he’s recorded 63 strikeouts with 15 walks.
Jackson got Yoelqui Cespedes (White Sox No. 2 prospect) to fly out. Riley Greene (Detroit Tigers No. 2, No. 15 overall) then recorded a single. He then got Spencer Torkelson (Detroit Tigers No. 1, No. 3 overall) to ground out to end the inning. Jackson returned in the third inning and got Xavier Edwards (Tampa Bay Rays No. 4, No. 66 overall) to ground out.
Meanwhile, Busch only had one plate appearance all day. He made it count. He smoked a sharp single off the glove of old friend Jeter Downs’ glove.
After getting off to a hot start, Busch has cooled down recently. Still, the second baseman has been productive. In 51 games with Tulsa, Busch has hit nine home runs and driven in 20 runs. Although he’s hitting only .223, he still has an on-base percentage of .373 as he’s drawn 37 walks, nearly averaging one per game.