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MLB Draft 2016: Dodgers select RHP Mitchell White with 2nd-round pick

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Photo: Santa Clara University Athletics

With their fourth and final selection of Thursday, the Dodgers took Santa Clara right-handed pitcher Mitchell White with their second-round pick, No. 65 overall in the MLB Draft.

He joins first-round pick Gavin Lux, a high school shortstop from Wisconsin, Louisville catcher Will Smith at No. 32 and Vanderbilt pitcher Jordan Sheffield at No. 36.

A 6'4, 205-pound draft-eligible sophomore, White had Tommy John surgery in his senior season in high school. White put up a 3.72 ERA with 118 strikeouts and 27 walks in 92 innings in his 15 starts in 2016. He led the WCC in strikeouts and made the All-WCC team.

White was No. 138 on the Baseball America Top 500, but not listed on both the top 200 draft prospects by David Hood nor the MLB Pipeline top 200 draft prospects.

John Manuel of Baseball America was particularly high on White, pointing out on MLB Network a start against BYU that saw White hit 96 mph 10 times.

White was scouted by Tom Kunis.

The No. 65 overall pick has an allotted slot value of $993,800.

Twitter: @Mitchwhite19