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Dodgers draft pitcher Jimmy Lewis to end MLB Draft Day 1

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Lewis was selected with 78th overall pick

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The Dodgers had the last pick on Day One of the 2019 MLB Draft and with the 78th overall pick, they selected right-handed pitcher Jimmy Lewis out of Lake Travis High School, Austin, Texas.

The pick was compensation for catcher Yasmani Grandal signing as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers after turning down the Dodgers qualifying offer last off-season.

Lewis is 6’6” and 200 pounds and is committed to Louisiana State. David Hood had Lewis as his 50th top draft prospect. He will turn 19 in November.

Baseball America had Lewis as their 56th overall draft prospect. ESPN.com’s Keith Law had Lewis at No. 31 overall on his last Top 100. MLB.com listed Lewis as their 64th overall prospect.

The draft reports say that his frame as room to fill out and that he already touches 95 mph with his fastball and also has a curveball and some feel for a changeup.

According to Max Preps, Lewis pitched 53⅓ innings this season and gave up nine runs (four earned) and 25 hits. He had 83 strikeouts and 15 walks.