2013 MLB Draft: Dodgers pick LHP Tom Windle in second round

Mike Stobe

The Dodgers continue to bolster their pitching prospects by adding Tom Windle.

With the 56th pick in the second round of the 2013 MLB daft, the Dodgers selected left-handed starting pitcher Tom Windle out of University of Minnesota.

Windle is currently 21 and stands in at 6'4 and 210 pounds. During the 2013 campaign, Windle posted a 6-4 record, a 2.14 ERA, while averaging 8.35 strikeouts per nine innings. The highlight of Windle's year was tossing Minnesota's first no hitter in history on March 8 against Western Illinois.

In addition to baseball, Windle played hockey at Osseo (MN) High School.

Keith Law of ESPN said ($): "He's a fastball-changeup guy with a fringy slider, and has an arm-heavy delivery that may project him for the bullpen in the long run. Windle stays tall over the rubber with a moderate stride; a short, choppy arm action; and little hip rotation, meaning he's generating more of his with his arm than with his lower half."

Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com said: "The Minnesota lefty threw very well in the Cape and was up to 93-94 mph there to go along with a slider and a change up. He was a Cape League All-Star as a result of his performance."

Here is video of Windle from Steve Fiorindo:

The Dodgers' next pick will in the third round Friday at 92 overall.

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