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2016 MLB Draft results: Dodgers take OF Brayan Morales in 15th round

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The Dodgers with their 15th-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft took outfielder Brayan Morales from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, the 461st overall selection.

The 20-year-old batted .354/.425/.566 with 19 doubles, six triples and three home runs in 47 games as a sophomore in 2016, with 24 steals in 32 attempts. That earned him first team All-Conference honors.

Morales had a pair of 16-game hitting streaks this season, with the latter including 11 multi-hit games. He hit .406 (28-for-69) with 14 extra-base hits and 21 runs scored, scoring in 15 of those 16 games.

Morales bats right-handed and throws left-handed.

He is a native of Puerto Rico, and played high school baseball at Haines City High School in central Florida, about a half-hour south of Orlando. Morales was not drafted out of high school.

Here is video of him in 2013 during his high school days, when it appears it was common for Morales to be called Brian instead of Brayan.

Morales is the third player the Dodgers have ever drafted out of Hillsborough Community College, joining left-handed pitcher Chad Zerbe (1991) and third baseman Jonathan Riggleman (2002), the latter son of longtime MLB coach and manager Jim Riggleman, who was bench coach in Los Angeles at the time.