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2.78 Los Angeles Dodgers - Ralston Cash, RHP, Lakeview Academy (GA)

The Dodgers spent the 78th overall pick on Ralston Cash.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Ralston Cash   Position: RHP   School: Lakeview Academy   State: GA   Height: 6’4’’   Weight: 200

Birth Date: 8/20/91   Seiler Rating: 3C1   Commitment: Georgia

Ralston Cash is a tall, projectable righty from Lakeview Academy in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. While Cash doesn’t feature the plus current stuff that some of the top pitching prospects in this year’s prep class offer, his projectability is up there with almost everyone not named A.J. Cole. Currently, he offers three quality pitches that could turn into plus offerings with time and maturity. His fastball is a solid 88-91 mph pitch with average life most of the time, but at the lower end of that range, he can put some serious sink into it. With his downhill plane, he could turn into a power groundball pitcher, every scout’s dream. His breaking ball is a curveball that can loosen up and get slurvy sometimes, and some scouts have labeled it a true slider, but at its best it can be a sharp above-average to plus pitch in the 75-78 mph range. He throws a better changeup than most pitchers his age, and it could be another above-average offering. It’s usually in the 81-84 mph range when it’s at its best. Add in the fact that Cash is athletic and features excellent mechanics, and you have yourself a bit of a sleeper. He could go in the fifth to tenth round, but a team could absolutely get a steal there, as Cash has middle of the rotation potential. With a Georgia commitment, his signability is questionable in that range, though, so the Bulldogs could get a potential impact starter if things land right for them.