The Baseball Draft has gone Primetime, so to speak, and is on the MLB Network as we speak. We don’t pick until #36, as our first-round choice went to the D’backs for Orlando Hudson but right now, I’d say no one is complaining about that!
Mark Langill looked up this interesting stat below…of course, who knows who we’ll get. I’d imagine our first pick will come around 5:30 PT.
High School Pitchers Drafted and Signed by Dodgers
(at least 10 starts with Los Angeles in one season)
Chad Billingsley — 32 starts/2008; 20 starts/2007; 16 starts/2006
Clayton Kershaw – 21 starts/2008
Dave Stewart – 14 starts/1982
Rick Sutclffe – 30 starts/1979
Rick Rhoden – 23 starts/1978
Doyle Alexander – 12 starts/1971
Alan Foster – 33 starts/1970; 15 starts/1969
Pretty interesting stuff…shows how hard it is to hit on a high school pitcher and yet, we’ve done it twice in the current rotation.
Anyway, here’s tonight’s lineup: