Dodgers Failing to Include Both 2019 First-Round Picks in Player Pool Shows Just How Deep System is

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Los Angeles Dodgers prospects Kody Hoese and Michael Busch are not in the 60-man pool | Will Newton/Getty Images

It seems almost unfair for a team have more depth than any other MLB team and a farm system loaded with elite prospects, but that's exactly the good fortune that has the Los Angeles Dodgers once again among the favorites to take home a World Series title.

As proof of how loaded this system is, both third baseman Kody Hoese and second baseman Michael Busch were not included in the 60-man pool of players eligible for the 2020 season.

Putting 2019 first-rounders in the 60-man pool has been pretty par for the course across all of baseball, but the Dodgers can afford to leave both of their 2019 picks at home before the 2020 season starts.

That isn't to say that Hoese and Busch are expendable in the eyes of the Dodgers. Both of these young studs can rake, and Hoese's insane raw power makes him one of baseball's best third base prospects.

Hoese and Busch will get their time in the spotlight after they pay their dues in the minor leagues for a few years. Nonetheless, the point is that the Dodgers are so loaded that two of the gems of their farm system have been deemed non-essential for the 2020 season.