NEW YORK, NY -- The Dodgers on Saturday selected outfielder Andrew Godbold out of Southeastern Louisiana with their 23rd round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, pick No. 699 overall.
The 6'2, 205-pound left fielder hit .349/.448/.515 with nine home runs, 10 doubles and eight stolen bases in 63 games in his junior campaign in 2014. Godbold, who bats and throws right-handed, had 24 walks, 25 strikeouts and was hit by 20 pitches in 281 plate appearances.
He was a third-team All Southland Conference selection after leading the league with 58 RBI and ranking third in slugging percentage and total bases (121).
Goldbold was 5-for-14 (.357) in three games in NCAA Tournament play including a home run against regional host LSU, but Southeastern Louisiana was eliminated with two losses in three games.
Here is video of Godbold from 2013 with Triton College, one of several videos on Golbold's playlist:
Godbold, 22, played high school ball in Oak Park, Ill., and played two years of junior college ball at nearby Triton College in River Grove before transferring to Southeastern Louisiana. His find is credited to Dodgers scout Matthew Paul, brother of former Dodgers outfielder Xavier Paul.
Fun fact: Godbold is the cousin of fomer Indians first baseman Andre Thornton.