The Dodgers stayed local with their 17th-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, selecting Golden West College second baseman and former Fountain Valley High School standout Dillon Persinger with the 521st overall pick in the draft.
Persinger had a monster year as a sophomore at Golden West, hitting .417/.523/.661 with 20 doubles, six home runs, three triples and 15 stolen bases in 47 games. He earned Player of the Year honors in the Orange Empire Conference.
He bats and throws right-handed.
The 5'9 second baseman was drafted out of Golden West by the Indians in the 31st round in 2015 but did not sign. If he doesn't agree to terms with the Dodgers, he has a commitment to Cal State Fullerton for next year.
Persinger is the second player ever drafted by the Dodgers out of Golden West, a junior college located in Huntington Beach. The other was catcher Cory Venderhook, selected in the 42nd round in 2003 but he didn't sign.
Persinger is a big fan of UFC star Conor McGregor, telling Nathan Sanchez of The Western Sun, "He is my role model and his work ethic and sacrifice speak to me more and more as the days go on."