Another Martin in the mix…

With our first round pick, the Dodgers took right-handed pitcher Ethan Martin…who not only had nearly two strikeouts an inning and a 0.99 ERA in high school, but he hit over .500 as a third baseman. If you like that sort of thing…

if you want to watch while they go off the board, check out the live draft caster.

More on draft day to follow later in the day.


  1. ramslover

    It will be interesting to see what they do with him. He sounds as if he pitching, but we need a bat. I can only imagine what it must be like to be that talented…God bless these kids.

    Dnel how did your son do last night? Keep us updated so we can follow his progress….Maybe start his 1st fan club!

  2. porklinks

    Hello folks – back from vacation, and just in time for the draft. If Logan White says Ethan Martin is the man, who am I to question him?
    As for the current offensive woes, this too shall pass, but starting JP, Hu, AND Maza in the same lineup has got to stop. DY needs to make some of the those Kent’s-day-off starts (live with the mediocre fielding). Or call up LaRoche (if his thumb is 100%) and send down Hu to play every day. LaRoche can spell DeWitt or perhaps Loney against LHP, and maybe those Kent’s-day-off starts too. Hu still needs the AAA work; LaRoche does not.
    -the poster formerly known as old_fogey_la.

  3. ramslover

    That is a nice swing….make him a 3B please….I trust you Logan but holy cow we need hitting!!!!!

  4. scott_in_arcadia


    great name old fogey!

    Also, good points and logic regarding using LaRoche. But who listens to logic in this organization these days until it’s too late?

  5. porklinks

    There are good hitting prospects in the minors, but they are mostly a ways away from the majors still – e.g., Lucas May, Andrew Lambo, Austin Gallagher, Josh Bell.
    jhall, scott: thanks, and glad to be back.
    -the poster formerly known as old_fogey_la

  6. dodgereric

    old fogey, I’m not sure exactly how far away from the bigs any of those guys really are. The same people were saying that there’s no way Blake was ready for the Show. It looks like he is.

    May want to call them up one at a time and see what they can do for a couple of weeks. What have we got to lose?

  7. porklinks

    eric – Lucas May is the only guy of those four that is even as high as AA. Lambo and Gallagher are still 19, and young for the leagues they are in (A and A+, respectively). And what there is to lose is a valuable option year. Edwin Jackson, for example, was out of them.

  8. ziggy

    Ethan Martin hit .500 huh…Can he suit up and play tonight? With the way our offense is playing we are going to need all the help we can get!

  9. scott_in_arcadia

    I see an infield of DeWitt, Furcal, LaRoche and Loney next year.

    Hu is just too weak to replace Raffy or Kent.

  10. cpompe1

    Thx for the heads-up about the lineup. I was wondering when it was going to be posted. At least Andre is prowling in RF and Matt is appealing his suspension so he can play tonite. I just hope it doesn’t become a distraction to him and everyone else. (God knows that the Dodgers don’t need anything else cluttering up their heads besides playing baseball and HITTING!)

    Go Chad!
    Go Dodgers!


    Looke like we can add this one to Neds breat moves:
    Mark Sweeney for Travis Denker the prospect from Inland Empire. The Giants brought him up a few weeks ago and he has put up decent numbers. .353, 1 HR, 3 RBI

  12. northstateblues

    Bison got a 4 game suspension for that?!!!! and Torrelaba got 3?!!!! BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I thought that’s how much Kemp would’ve got if he leveled him, which he could’ve done easily.

  13. junkyardjamie

    cpompe – thanks for the article on Andre. Can’t wait to see what his blog has to say. You kind of wonder if he reads this one. I he does and knows how most of us are rooting for him in this outfield battle.
    I got a text about Kemp in my training today. I haven’t read the posts from previous thread, but I will assume you have talked about it. Not too sure why he got more days, but I would have to think because of him shoving first – hmmm
    oldfogey/westernmost – welcome back from vacation

  14. junkyardjamie

    I knew there was reason I like Andre so much, and not just because he can play baseball (and pretty cute, if I might add), but his love of food and dining. My husband and I own a kitchenware store called Nelson’s Nook – “Gifts for the Chef.” Another thing we have in common is that at my church, I am on the missions team who work closely with our homeless population. Andre is a very cool dude!!!!

  15. jhallwally

    Sounds like you and Andre are both class acts Nelly. Of Course I already knew that. GO ANDRE, GO DODGERS!!!!

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