Aug 24, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; National pitcher Alex Verdugo (11) delivers a pitch during the 2013 Under Armour All-American Baseball game at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Reid Compton-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers Go College Heavy In 2014 MLB Draft


The Los Angeles Dodgers went heavy on college prospects in the 2014 MLB Draft. The 2014 draft is now over, having concluded on Saturday night, as the Dodgers came away with 32 college players and 8 high school prospects.

While the Dodgers went with two high school prospects at the top of the draft, with RHP Grant Holmes from Conway HS in South Carolina and OF Alex Verdugo from Sahuaro High School in Arizona, they went with mostly college prospects after that point. 

The Dodgers ended up coming away with 21 pitchers (19 RHP, 2 LHP), nine infielders, eight outfielders and two catchers.

It is surprising, at least to our eyes, that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and VP of Amateur Scouting Logan White decided to go with so many college prospects and that they only took two left handed pitchers. While the Dodgers have a fine number of left handers at the big league level and at the minor league ranks, they do need immediate help from a lefty out of the bullpen. The Dodgers could have used a college lefty or two, but Colletti and White decided to stick to the board. We’ll see how that plays out down the line.

Here is the entire 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers draft class:

Round
Name
Position
School
Round 1Grant HolmesRHPConway HS (SC)
Round 2Alex VerdugoOFSahuaro HS (AZ)
Round 3 John RichyRHPUNLV
Round 4Jeff BrighamRHPUniversity of Washington
Round 5Jared Walker3BMcEachern HS (GA)
Round 6Brock StewartRHPIllinois State
Round 7Trevor OaksRHPCalifornia Baptist
Round 8Hunter RedmanCTexas Tech
Round 9Matt CampbellRHPClemson
Round 10Colin HeringOFCoastal Carolina
Round 11A.J. VanegasRHPStanford
Round 12Kameron UterRHPPace Academy
Round 13Ryan TaylorRHPArkansas Tech
Round 14Kelvin RamosSSSan Jacinto College
Round 15Joe BroussardRHPLSU
Round 16Devan AhartCFAkron
Round 17Tyler WamplerSSIndiana State
Round 18Clint Freeman1BEast Tennessee State
Round 19Gary CornishRHPPalomar College
Round 20Brian WolfeRFUniversity of Washington
Round 21Osvaldo VelaSSOklahoma Baptist
Round 22Bubby RossmanRHPCal State - Dominguez
Round 23Andrew GodboldLFSoutheastern Louisiana
Round 24Jimmy Allen2BCal Poly - SLO
Round 25Matt JonesOFHutchinson CC
Round 26Deion Ulmer2BHolmes JC
Round 27Harland RichterRHPBossier Parish CC
Round 28Bill BereszniewiczOFSUNY Binghamton
Round 29Christian TrentLHPOle Miss
Round 30Mikel WhitingCStanford
Round 31Derrick SylvesterRHPSouthern New Hampshire
Round 32Scott De Jong1BFelcian College
Round 33Carson BaranikRHPLouisiana Lafayette
Round 34Hunter BrossCFNotre Dame HS - AZ
Round 35Tanner ChaunceySSBYU
Round 36Kyler KocherRHPMoutain View HS - AZ
Round 37Karch KowalczykRHPValpo
Round 38Caleb FergusonLHPWest Jefferson HS - OH
Round 39Jeff BainRHPSan Marino HS - CA
Round 40Sam MooreRHPUC Irvine

 

 

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  • thomas rickard

    The dodgers farm system use to be one of the best, under previous ownership, it was allowed to fall into mediocracy, most of the players in the pipeline have no future in the “show”, triple A is a disaster, if I remember correctly, the only prospect amongst position players is Joc Pedersen, and Guerrero. By bringing in college players, hopefully some of the glaring holes will be filled.