Kody Hoese checks in at #10 in the top 3B prospects thread. He did not get written up for any one top quality tool. His helium year that got him drafted, then the meh arrival at LoA probably did not help his projections as they like to see things progress over a couple of seasons. They have his hit tool as average, which is interesting since they do think he should hit well enough to man 1B if a defensive switch is necessary. As with Busch, he will need to show up this season and if he does, he will blow up the prospect list. Since both were college bats, their time to shine is needed to be much more immanent. Hoese also does possess a strong feel for the strike zone, much like Busch as well, but the feeling is Hoese has a higher power ceiling due to his large frame. His defense is solid at 3B, but it has some consistency issues, though they think he should be able to work them out. The thing about Busch and Hoese is generally these kind of college bats don't have superstar potential behind them, though this trend is shifting a bit. Both have strong foundations for the Dodgers to build off of, so it will be interesting to see how they are developed. Both kind of remind me of Will Smith when he was drafted, only these two have already tapped into their power before the club snatched them. Smith was a high contact bat that had shown flashes of pop in college. Hoese and Busch could be the type of players that can thrive in the Dodgers system and give the club a decent floor from their recent draft picks.