The Dodgers started Friday by selecting Texas high school pitcher Dustin May with their third-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, with the 101st overall pick.
The 6'6 redhead right-hander pitched for Northwest High School in Justin, Texas, and has committed to play college ball at Texas Tech. He is the first player drafted out of his high school, though as MLB.com notes his high school also produced Tyler Collins, who was drafted out of college.
May was rated No. 109 in David Hood's top 200 draft prospects, ranked 117 in the Baseball America top 500, and was No. 166 in the MLB Pipeline top 200.
Baseball America noted that May "touches 93-94" and has "a potentially plus breaking ball with slider shape."
From MLB Pipeline:
He dealt at 90-93 mph and reached 95 at the outset of his senior season, and he still has room for additional projection. His fastball had one of the highest spin rates (2649 rpm) at the World Wood Bat Association World Championship in October, which translates into riding life that makes it hard to hit.
The slot bonus for the No. 101 pick is $590,800.