The Dodgers have signed Illinois State right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart, their sixth round selection in the 2014 MLB Draft, per WMBD/WYZZ TV in Normal, Illinois. Stewart signed on Monday night, though terms have not been revealed.
Allotted slot value for pick No. 189 overall is $222,200, though as a college senior it seems likely the right-hander would have signed for less than slot.
"I never thought I'd be drafted as a pitcher, since I haven't pitched a lot since high school,"' Stewart told the television station. "I'll be a pitcher and I'm looking forward to it. I've always known my arm is my best tool. Let's go out there and see if I can use it to my advantage. And see how far it takes me."
Stewart was 3-2 with a 2.36 ERA in 11 games as a senior for Illinois State in 2014, with 30 strikeouts and eight walks in 26⅔ innings. He also hit .238/.317/.396 as a third baseman. His father Jeff is a Padres scout.
Stewart, 22, will report to the Dodgers training facility at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. He tweeted Wednesday morning that he was on his way.
Touched down in Dallas. Next stop Phoenix!— Brock Stewart (@B_Rock_one5) June 11, 2014
Here is a look at the Dodgers draft bonus pool
|Dodgers 2014 Draft Bonus Pool|
|Bonuses over $100,000 (rounds 11-40)||$0||$0||$0|