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MLB Draft 2015: Dodgers pick 13 college pitchers on Day 3

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Michael Boyle was rated the No. 132 prospect by Baseball America, but drafted No. 402 overall by the Dodgers.
Michael Boyle was rated the No. 132 prospect by Baseball America, but drafted No. 402 overall by the Dodgers.
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The Dodgers took a total of 20 college pitchers in the 2015 MLB Draft, and we have already covered seven of them that were drafted in the first nine rounds. Here is a look at the 13 college pitchers drafted on the third and final day of the draft, on Wednesday.

Michael Boyle

13th round, Radford
LHP, 6'1, 175

The southpaw was 10-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 16 starts as a junior, with 87 walks and 37 walks in 105⅔ innings. He was in the rotation all three years at Radford, starting 46 games.

Boyle was rated No. 132 in the Baseball America top 500 prospect list.

"Michael has been a guy who came in as a starter and improved each and every year," said Radford manager Joe Raccuia in a press release. "He was the epitome of a Friday night guy that gave us huge innings and wins almost every time out. His work ethic and composure on the bump was a separator."

Scout: Clair Rierson

Twitter: @mikeboiler

Nolan Long

16th round, Wagner College
RHP, 6'10, 235

The junior was 4-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 10 starts, with 55 strikeouts and 25 walks in 56 innings, and earned.All-Northeast Conference honors.

The 6'10 Long also played on the basketball team at Wagner, averaging 4.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 11.2 minutes in 30 games last season, including five starts.

Long was drafted by the Giants in the 20th round in 2012 out of Waterford High School in Connecticut.

Scout: Rich Delucia

Twitter: @nolanlong32

Andrew Istler

23rd round, Duke
RHP, 5'10, 190

Istler was 5-5 with a 3.23 in 14 starts as a senior, with 82 strikeouts and 20 walks in 86⅓ innings, his second year in the rotation. Istler pitched all four years at Duke, and also played in the outfield as a freshman and sophomore.

"Andrew Istler has without question been one of the best pitchers in the history of Duke baseball," Duke manager Chris Pollard said in a statement. "He’s a warrior and takes the ball every time you ask. That’s going to help him at the pro level because he’s used to pitching in any role."

Scout: Lon Joyce

Twitter: @andrew_istler

Cameron Palmer

24th round, Toledo
RHP, 6'3, 215

After suffering a leg injury in 2014 that wiped out his season, Palmer got a medical redshirt for one more year of eligibility. The fifth-year senior made the most of it in 2015, going 6-8 with a 2.94 ERA in 15 starts in 2015, finishing third in the conference with 94 strikeouts in 85⅔ innings. He earned second-team All-MAC honors.

Palmer was rated No. 339 on the Baseball America top 500.

Scout: Marty Lamb

Twitter: @CamoPalmer

Rob McDonnell

25th round, Illinois
LHP, 6'1, 220

The Illini had a whopping nine players drafted, including two by the Dodgers, with McDonnell joining catcher Jason Goldstein, who was nabbed in the 17th round.

McDonnell was 7-2 with a 2.28 ERA as a fifth-year senior in 17 games including 12 starts. The southpaw struck out 70 and walked 29 in 75 innings.

McDonnell missed the 2011 season, his freshman year, after Tommy John surgery in July 2010, then pitched a combined 19 innings in 2012-2013, going 51 weeks between appearances because of forearm tightness.

By 2015, McDonnell told the Daily Illini that his arm felt 100 percent for the first time in a long time:

"I’m not worried about my arm anymore," McDonnell says now, about two months later, while standing near the field before practice in the same white uniform he had worn against Indiana State. "It feels great so I’m happy."

"I love him as a pitcher," Illinois pitching coach Drew Dickinson said. "He has the best change-up on the team. He knows, and we all know that when he throws strikes with his fastball, he’s near un-hittable because the change-up is so good."

Scout: Chet Sergo

Twitter: @bigbob428

Marcus Crescentini

26th round, Missouri Baptist
RHP, 6'4, 225

Another college senior, Crescentini dominated in his 24 relief appearances, putting up a 0.93 ERA with a whopping 58 strikeouts in 29 innings, and 12 saves. He struck out 47.5 percent of his total hitters faced in 2015, and was second in strikeouts on the team despite never starting a game.

Crescentini transferred to Missouri Baptist after pitching in 2014 at the University of Tampa, following two years at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

He signed with the Dodgers on Saturday.

Scout: Scott Little

Twitter: @mcrest37

Ivan Vieitez

27th round, Lenoir-Rhyne
RHP, 6'2, 175

Vieitez was a two-way player at Lenoir-Rhyne, hitting .288/.371/.441 with 12 doubles and five home runs while playing the outfield. He started all 48 games, including 12 games on the mound in 2015, going 5-6 with a 6.17 ERA, with 64 strikeouts and 40 walks in 58⅓ innings.

Scout: Lon Joyce

Twitter: @ivieitez

Corey Copping

31st round, Oklahoma
RHP, 6'1, 175

Copping was .4-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 13 games as a junior for Oklahoma, including seven starts. He struck out 44 and walked 13 in 41⅓ innings, missing part of the season after suffering appendicitis.

His twin brother Calvin, also a right-handed pitcher, played for Cal State Fullerton ans was drafted in the 25th round by the Nationals, six rounds earlier than Corey. They have an older brother Cameron who was undrafted but pitched for two years (2012-2013) in the Mariners system.

Copping was born in Pasadena and played high school ball at nearby Temple City High School.

Scout: Josh Herzenberg

Twitter: @corey_copping

Adam Bray

33rd round, South Dakota State
RHP, 6'3, 210

The right-hander started 51 games in his four years at South Dakota State, and as a senior in 2015 was 8-4 with a 2.96 ERA in 14 starts, with 80 strikeouts and 25 walks in 91⅓ innings. He is the school's all-time leader with 264 strikeouts.

"Your Friday guy has got to be special because your in a lot of close games, a lot of one run games. And we felt that, you know, his heart could handle it," South Dakota State manager Dave Schrage told Zach Borg of KDLT. "And that's exactly why he's pitching on Friday. He's got a big heart and he competes like crazy."

Scout: Trey Magnuson

Twitter: @adam_bray31

Drayton Riekenberg

36th round, Fresno City College
RHP, 6'1, 205

Riekenberg, 21, was 7-4 with a 3.76 ERA and two saves for the junior college in 2015, with 58 strikeouts and 39 walks in 64⅔ innings.

Fresno City College is also the former pitching home of current Class-A Rancho Cucamonga pitching coach Bill Simas as well as old friend Ted Lilly.

Scout: Dennis Moeller

Twitter: @dmac10_7

Casey Mulholland

37th round, South Florida
RHP, 6'4, 190

Mulholland was 5-9 with a 4.05 ERA as a senior, with 76 strikeouts and 33 walks in 93 innings in 15 starts. He tweeted on Friday he was headed to Arizona, perhaps already signed on with the Dodgers, though nothing has been announced.

Scout: Scott Hennessey

Twitter: @caseymulholland

Chris Powell

39th round, Cal Poly Pomona
RHP, 6'2, 170

One of two Cal Poly Pomona Broncos to be drafted by the Dodgers this year, along with outfielder Kyle Garlick in the 28th round, Powell was 8-2 with a 2.33 ERA in 17 games as a senior, including 14 starts. Powell struck out 79 and walked 29 in 92⅔ innings.

Powell is the son of former Dodgers pitcher Dennis Powell, who pitched eight years in the big leagues, including 1985-1986 with the Dodgers, his first two seasons.

"This is a great opportunity to play for the same organization that gave my dad his first chance," Powell said in a press release by the school. "I am grateful that the Dodgers are giving me an opportunity to continue to pursue my dream."

Scout: Bobby Darwin

Isaac Anderson

40th round, Wichita State
RHP, 6'1, 200

The right-hander was 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 15 games as a junior at Wichita State, including 13 starts, with 74 strikeouts and 25 walks in 77⅔ innings in 2015. He transferred to the Shockers after pitching two years at the College of Southern Idaho, a junior college in Twin Falls, near his hometown of Boise.

Anderson was drafted in the 34th round by the Royals in 2013, and again in the 19th round by the Reds in 2014, but did not sign either time.

However, it appears he will sign this time rather than return for a senior season at Wichita State.

Scout: Scott Little

Twitter: @idanderson7