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Dodgers 2011 MLB Draft Summary: Round 1 - 10

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While the Dodgers tend to the find gems later in the draft, the first 10 rounds typically where the top talent lies.  Here is a summary of the Dodgers top 10 picks in the 2011 draft:

Round 1:  Chris Reed, LHP, Stanford - 6'4" lefty can touch 96 mph and has 3 quality pitches, and while he was a reliever in college the Dodgers plan to try him as a starting pitcher.

Round 2:  Alex Santana, 3B, Mariner HS - The son of Rafael Santana, Alex is a tall 3rd baseman who also spent some time on the mound.  He has strong wrists and is a good line drive hitter, and has good speed.  He also has a good arm at 3rd base, which makes sense given that he can throw 91 mph as a pitcher.

Round 3:  Pratt Maynard, C, NC State - Ranked as the #187 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, Maynard has good plate discipline.  He hit .323 this year, but he lost a lot of his power this season with the switch to the new bats in college and projects as more of a gap hitter in the pros.  There are doubts that he'll be able to stay behind the plate, which would definitely hurt his value.

Round 4:  Ryan O'Sullivan, RHP, Oklahoma City University - Ryan is the brother of current Royal Sean O'Sullivan, and has not pitched in college of the last two seasons due to an elbow issue and then academic reasons.  However he throws in the low 90's (up to 94), and has a hard curveball.  Baseball America actually says that he has "the same command but better stuff than his older brother".

Round 5:  Scott McGough, RHP, University of Oregon - McGough, son of a former Indian farmhand, was ranked #126 by Baseball America.  He is an outstanding athlete and is a bullpen arm with two potential plus pitches.  He had a mid 90's fastball that can hit 96 mph, and a wipeout slider that sits in the low 80's.

Round 6:  Scott Barlow, RHP, Golden Valley HS (CA) - The first high school pitched selected by the Dodgers in this draft, the 6'3" Barlow is is committed to play his college ball at Fresno State.  He seems to be a bit wild, but he also struck out quite a few high school hitters as demonstrated by a 17 K game during his junior season.  One report has his fastball in the high 80's, with a change up and a slow breaking ball as his secondary pitches.

Round 7:  Scott Woodward, 3B, Coastal Carolina - Scott is a speedy lefty that has also played outfield in his career.  He tends to swing and miss quite a bit, but hit .342 this season with 4 homers and 31 SB's.

Round 8:  Rick Anton, LHP, Utah - This lefty is a senior at Utah, and according to Baseball America "He pitches with a fringy fastball but has touched 92 mph as late as the fourth inning, with a four-pitch mix. In addition to the fastball, he throws a changeup, a curveball and a cutter that he added this year."  He's only 6'0", but had a 2.52 ERA through 15 starts (100 innings) in 2011 with 85 K's (vs 25 walks).

Round 9:  Tyler Ogle, C, University of Oklahoma - Ogle took over the catching duties from JT Wise at Oklahoma, and is a similar offensive minded catcher.  Ogle is a good right handed power hitter and makes consistent contact.  He hit .343 this season with  homers and 15 doubles in 201 at bats.  On defense, his arm strength is described as fringy.

Round 10:  Jamal Moore, LHP, Westchester HS - Moore has pitched at Dodger Stadium the Division II title game in 2010.  He threw a complete game that day, and during his junior season as a whole he went 10 - 1 with a 2.07 ERA.  It appears that he didn't pitch much during his senior season.  He has a self proclaimed velocity in the high 80's.


4 College Pitchers (2 LHP, 2 RHP)

3 College Hitters (2 Catchers, 1 3B)

2 High School Pitchers (1 LHP, 1 RHP)

1 High School Hitter (3B)