With their 20th-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Dodgers took third baseman Brock Carpenter out of Seattle University.
The 6'3 Carpenter hit .327/.444/.532 with 15 doubles as a junior in 2016, and led Seattle in home runs (seven), RBI (47) and walks (41) in 58 games, earning first-team All-WAC honors. He heated up during conference play, hitting .400/.561/.667 in 27 games to help Seattle to the regular season WAC championship.
The right-hander was ranked No. 361 on the Baseball America top 500 draft prospects, noting he "still has swing-and-miss issues but is a patient hitter," and "has a plus arm and plays a capable third base."
Carpenter was drafted out of Fife High School in Washington as a shortstop in the 39th round in 2013 by the Padres, but he did not sign. Billy Gasparino, the Dodgers director of amateur scouting, ran the Padres drafts in 2013 and 2014.
Henry Jones was the Dodgers area scout who scouted Carpenter.
Carpenter played in the wood-bat Northwoods League in the summer of 2015, earning All-Star honors.
Carpenter is just the ninth baseball player to be drafted out of Seattle University. Three of his teammates were drafted in 2015, but before that there hadn't been anyone since 1980.
Feeling blessed! #GoDodgers— Brock Carpenter (@Brock_Carpy) June 11, 2016