The Dodgers continue their 2014 MLB Draft on Friday, with eight more picks scheduled, rounds three through 10. Coverage starts on MLB.com at 9:30 a.m. PT with a pre-draft show, with the third round starting at 10 a.m., with one minute in between each pick.
On Thursday, the Dodgers drafted a pair of high schoolers, pitcher Grant Holmes in the first round and outfielder Alex Verdugo in the second round. The first pick for the Dodgers on Friday is No. 98 overall. The third round starts with pick No. 75, with the Astros on the clock.
Here is a look at the most productive draft pick by the Dodgers in rounds three through 10:
Sid Fernandez, picked No. 73 overall in 1981, won 114 games and put up a 115 ERA+ in 15 major league seasons. But he only pitched two games for the Dodgers before getting dealt to the Mets with Ross Jones for Bob Bailor and Carlos Diaz.
Steve Yeager was drafted No. 80 overall in 1967 and played 1,269 games in his career. Often called by Tommy Lasorda the best defensive catcher who ever lived, Yeager played third base coach Duke Temple in the Major League trilogy of movies.
A mere 52 picks after the Dodgers took Fernandez in 1981, they also picked John Franco, who would save 424 games and pitch for 21 years, mostly as a superb left-handed closer. But he never pitched for the Dodgers because they traded him with Brett Wise in 1983 for infielder Rafael Landestoy.
In a shocking upset, 2003 pick Matt Kemp isn't the choice here, at least not yet. Shane Victorino was picked 194th overall in 1999 and lost in not one but two Rule 5 Drafts. I'm sensing a pattern here.
The seventh round has been a barren wasteland for the Dodgers, highlighted by backup catcher extraordinairre David Ross, picked by the Dodgers in 1998, No. 216 overall.
Charlie Hough was in New Jersey represnting the Dodgers on Thursday night, and he qualifies here. The No. 159 overall pick in 1966 pitched in the big leagues for 25 years, including 11 for the Dodgers.
Drafted as an outfielder, Bill Russell eventually shifted to shortstop. The No. 179 overall pick in 1966 ended up playing 2,181 games, still the most ever by a Los Angeles Dodger.
Cory Wade, picked in 2004, leads a lackluster group with 2.0 WAR, but the Dodgers still kick themselves for not being able to sign their 1965 10th rounder, a right-handed pitcher out of USC named Tom Seaver.