The Dodgers' final pick of Friday was their third shortstop in their first 12 picks, selecting Kevin Lachance from the University of Maryland Baltimore in the 10th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, pick No. 311 overall.
The 6'3, 185-pound senior hit .373/.453/.539 with 14 doubles and six home runs in 51 games in 2016. He also stole 28 bases in 32 attempts, and was named second-team All-Conference in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
"What we’re seeing is a byproduct of Kevin’s work ethic since day one as a freshman," college head coach Bob Mumma told Corey Johns of So Much Sports Baltimore in March. "He’s had 500 college at-bats between his freshman year and in the summer and fall. You’re seeing a byproduct of somebody who is comfortable at the plate and knows who he is as a player.
LaChance was unrated by David Hood in his top 200 draft prospects, and wasn't listed in the MLB Pipeline top 200. But he was ranked No. 219 in the top 500 draft prospects by Baseball America, who noted his top tool is probably his speed, with consistent times of 4.15-4.20 seconds getting from home plate to first base.