LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Saturday drafted first baseman Scott De Jong out of Felician College in New Jersey with their 32nd round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, selection No. 969 overall. De Jong signed with the Dodgers on Saturday, the school announced.
The 6'4, 230-pound right-hander hit .374/.457/.610 as a third-year sophomore for the Division II school in 2014, with 16 doubles, seven home runs, 45 runs scored and 51 RBI in 50 games.
De Jong, 21, was named first team all Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in 2014. He hit two home runs vs. Franklin Pierce in an NCAA Division II East Regional game against Franklin Pierce:
"This is a dream come true – there's no other way to say it," De Jong said in a release by the school. "After starting the day full of anxiety, when I finally got the news, I don't think I've ever been that happy before. Especially to be taken by a big name like the Dodgers – it's just amazing. I can't thank the coaching staff at Felician enough."
Credit Dodgers scout Rich Delucia with the pick of De Jong, who said he expects to start at the Dodgers extended spring training at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. He tweeted earlier Tuesday that he was on his way to Arizona.
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