LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday selected outfielder Mitch Hansen from Plano High School in Texas with their second-round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft, No. 67 overall pick.
Hansen is the first high school selection of the draft for the Dodgers, who took college pitchers with their first two selections - Walker Buehler out of Vanderbilt in the first round, then Kyle Funkhouser from Louisville in the second round.
The left-handed Hansen is 6'2, 197 pounds. He was rated No. 43 on the Baseball America pre-draft top 500, and rated by David Hood as his No. 31 prospect in the top 200, with a tier-55 grade on the 20-80 scouting scale.
Mitch Hansen is a fascinating pick. Can't help remind people of Shawn Green. Similar body, also a Stanford commit.— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) June 9, 2015
Hansen is slated to go to Stanford if he doesn't sign with the Dodgers. The allotted slot bonus value for the No. 67 pick is $921,100. He sounds like someone who wants to begin his professional career, per David McNabb of ABC affiliate WFAA:
"I've gone through the same process with my family, friends and prayer that I did deciding about football," Hansen said. "And it's likely I will sign with what we're hearing with the draft. That has always been my dream to play pro baseball."
I'm a Dodger Baby!!! Glory to God— Mitchell Hansen (@M_Hansen2015) June 9, 2015