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2011 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers Draft Report


The Dodgers had to draft on a budget this year since MLB was running their day to day operations.

1-Chris Reed-LHP-Stanford

Reed had a lot of helium on the weekend of the draft with reports of him possibly going as high as 11 to the Astros. Those reports were proven false however and he wound up with the Dodgers. Reed served as Stanford's closer but has a 3 pitch mix that should lend itself to a starting role.

2-Alex Santana-3B-HS (Florida)

Santana, the son of former major leaguer Rafeal Santana, has good athleticism and should be able to stick at 3rd. He has good bat speed and power potential though he is raw.

3-Pratt Maynard-C-North Carolina State

Maynard is the rare lefthanded hitting catcher and he offers good offense from behind the plate. He is raw defensively but could be able to stick as a catcher in pro ball.

4-Ryan O'Sullivan-RHP-Oklahoma City

The brother of the Royals Sean O'Sullivan, Ryan left San Diego State for academic reasons, forcing him to take this year off. He showed better stuff than his brother in bullpens and workouts including a fastball that touches the mid 90's and a curveball. He'll need to shake off the rust of not being in game action this year.

5-Scott McGough-RHP-Oregon

McGough has a good fastball and has developed a good slider to go along with it. He's projectable and athletic and has the mindset to possibly end up in the back of a bullpen.

6-Scott Barlow-RHP-HS (California)

Barlow is a projectable righthander who the Dodgers bought out of his Fresno State commitment. He has a good feel for a breaking ball and should add velocity as he grows into his body.

7-Scott Woodward-OF-Coastal Carolina

Woodward is a good athlete and put good numbers at Coastal Carolina but has a major strikeout problem that will likely be the first problem he needs to correct.

8-Rick Anton-LHP-Utah

Anton lacks great stuff as evidenced by his 7.65 K/9 but he has a solid 4 pitch mix that can hit the low 90's.

9-Tyler Ogle-C-Oklahoma

Ogle projects to be an offensive minded catcher as he hit .343/.464/.552 with a surprising 10 steals for a catcher.

10-Jamaal Moore-LHP-HS (California)

A projectable Lefty from LA, Moore had trouble staying on the field due to injury so he'll wind up on campus.

11-Scott Wingo-SS-South Carolina

12-O'Koyea Dickson-1B-Sonoma State

13-David Palladino-RHP-HS (New Jersey)

14-Justin Boudreaux-SS-Southeastern Louisiana

One of my favorite day two picks, Boudreaux has the a solid power speed combo (.527 SLG, 15 SB in '11) and a chance to stick at SS.

15-Craig Stem-RHP-Trevecca Nazarene

16-Jeff Schaus-OF-Clemson

Schaus was a nice senior sign for the Dodgers. He has a solid approach as he had 41 walks to just 15 strikeouts. The new bats did cause a noticeable drop in power though.

17-Jesus Valdez-RHP-Oxnard JC

Valdez is projectable at 6'3, 180 lbs he has a fastball that can hit the mid 90's and a slider. He also has the feel for a change up.

18-Chris O'Brien-C-Wichita State

The son of former Major leaguer Charlie O'Brien, Chris had whatever the opposite of draftitis is hitting .410/.495/.643 with twice as many walks as strikeouts. While he doesn't have elite tools he does have a good baseball IQ and can run the game behind the plate well.

19-Garrett Bush-RHP-Seminole State JC

20-Vince Spilker-RHP-Johnson County JC

Spilker touches the mid 90's with his fastball and a solid slider. He also mixes in a curveball and a change up but he needs to refine his control. He did not sign with the Dodgers.

21-Zak Qualls-LHP-HS (Nevada)

22-Kyle Conwell-OF-Bellevue CC

23-Garrett Bolt-RHP-Western Illinois

24-Matt Shelton-RHP-Sam Houston State

25-Travis Burnside-OF-Spartanburg Methodist JC

26-Freddie Cabrera-RHP-Central Methodist

27-Taylor Garrison-RHP-Fresno State

28-Joey Winker-OF-Mercer

29-Joe Robinson-RHP-UNLV

30-Adam McConnell-SS-Richmond

31-Mickey McConnell-SS-St. Mary's

McConnell is likely more known for his exploits on the basketball court as he averaged 16.4 points per game, leading the Gaels into March Madness.

32-Hunter Jennings-OF-Delgado CC

33-Malcolm Holland-2B-HS (Arizona)

34-Rob Chamra-RHP-North Carolina State

35-Mike Thomas-LHP-Rider

36-Kevin Taylor-2B-Western Nevada CC

37-Reid Redman-3B-Texas Tech

38-Devin Shines-OF-Oklahoma State

39-Jordan Kipper-RHP-HS (Arizona)

40-Stefan Jarrin-2B-HS (California)

41-Casey Thomas-2B-HS (Arizona)

42-Max Povse-RHP-HS (North Carolina)

43-Alex Hermeling-RHP-HS (Illinois)

44-Austin Slater-SS-HS (Florida)

Slater broke his ankle playing Ultimate Frisbee with his friends. His injury combined with his strong commitment to Stanford wound up with him ending up in Palo Alto.

45-James Lynch-OF-HS (Connecticut)

46-Victor Munoz-C-HS (California)

47-Gregg Downing-LHP-Franklin Pierce

48-Kevin Thompson-SS-Eastern New Mexico

49-JJ Ethel-C-Louisville

50-Chris Ellis-RHP-HS (Alabama)