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2014 MLB Draft: Dodgers take Stanford C Brant Whiting in 30th round


LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Saturday drafted catcher Brant Whiting out of Stanford with their 30th round pick, No. 909 overall. Whiting joins Cardinal teammate A.J. Vanegas, the right-handed pitcher drafted by the Dodgers in the 11th round.

Whiting is one of just two catchers drafted by the Dodgers this year, along with eighth-round pick Hunter Redman out of Texas Tech.

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The 5'9, 190-pound Whiting is a left-handed hitting catcher who played at Troy High School in Fullerton. As a reshirt junior in 2014 with Stanford hit .281/.353/.344 with seven doubles, 17 walks and 20 strikeouts in 52 games.

Stanford was eliminated by host Vanderbilt two games to one in an NCAA Super Regional. Whiting was 3-for-10 in the three games, including 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles on Saturday, Stanford's lone win over Vanderbilt.

Whiting is the third Dodgers catcher drafted out of Stanford, joining Jim Hibbs (third round, 1966) and Eric Smith (18th round, 2012).

Credit the pick of Whiting to Dodgers scout Orsino Hill.