LA Angels prospect Ky Bush should not be moved at the trade deadline
Things haven't gone quite as smoothly as the Angels hoped it would with Ky Bush. The southpaw was a second-round pick in the Angels all-pitching draft of 2021 and is clearly the Angels best pitching prospect.
Bush is ranked as the third-best Angels prospect overall, and their best pitcher. The next best is Ben Joyce, a reliever, at eight. Caden Dana is next at nine. The dropoff is steep, and for an organization starved for pitching, Bush is a guy who can't be moved.
I'm not under the belief Bush is a future ace or anything, but I do believe his future is in a starting rotation. Last season he made 21 starts for AA Rocket City and posted a 3.67 ERA in 103 innings of work. The most encouraging part about Bush is he only walked 29 batters (2.5 BB/9).
Bush's numbers aren't great this season and he did miss substantial time due to injury, but I believe he's a guy who can contribute at some point next season and be a quality back end starter. With the Angels farm system lacking quality arms, Bush isn't a guy they can really afford to move.