Matt Campbell picked by Dodgers in 9th round of MLB Draft

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NEW YORK, NY -- The Dodgers on Friday continued their run on college players, picking Clemson right-handed pitcher Matt Campbell in the ninth round with pick, No. 279 overall. That makes six college selections in seven picks so far on Friday, including five college pitchers.

The 6'0, 205-pound senior was the closer for Clemson in 2014, saving eight games. He was 4-0 with a 0.84 ERA in 25 games, with 45 strikeouts and 15 walks in 32 innings.

"He’s throwing strikes and throwing his fastball well," Tiger head coach Jack Leggett told Steve Bradley of My Orange Update in April. "He’s got a good changeup, he competes, and he’s got a good fastball. He knows how to pitch, and he’s a competitor. We just have had trouble getting to him. That sixth, seventh and eighth innings have really been tough on us."

Here is an interview with Campbell from March:

The slot value for the No. 279 overall pick is $144,300.

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