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2016 MLB Draft results: Dodgers select RHP Andre Scrubb with 8th-round pick

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Andre Scrubb struck out 95 batters in 74 innings in 2016.
Andre Scrubb struck out 95 batters in 74 innings in 2016.
Photo credit: Brian Schneider | High Point University

The Dodgers drafted right-handed pitcher Andre Scrubb out of High Point University in North Carolina with their eighth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, pick No. 251 overall.

Scrubb as a junior in 2016 had a 4.86 ERA in 14 starts and also walked 54 in 74 innings, but he also struck out 95 batters. He also pitched for Chatham in the Cape Cod League last summer, serving as closer.

The 6'4, 265-pound (Jim Callis on the MLB.com draft show said he had Scrubb at 275 pounds) hit 96-97 mph in a May 7 start against Radford with several scouts in attendance, per David Fawcett of Inside Nova:

He had no idea how hard he was throwing until his advisor Eric Sobocinski and High Point’s coaching staff informed him afterward. Scrubb was shocked at first by the news, but the performance pleased him and served as a reminder why he’s a projected top-10 round pick when the three-day, 40-round draft began Thursday night.

Scrubb went undrafted out of high school.

Scrubb.ranked 299th in the top 500 from Baseball America top 500, who noted "his best pitch is a wipeout 78-83 mph breaking ball that he uses to rack up strikeouts."

The slot bonus for the No. 251 pick is $175,100.

Twitter: @AndreScrubb