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2017 MLB Draft: Dodgers pick catcher Connor Wong in 3rd round

Connor Wong was selected by the Dodgers in the third round.
Photo credit: Houston Athletics

The Dodgers with their third-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft selected Houston catcher Connor Wong, with the No. 100 overall pick. He is the third college pick by the Dodgers in their first three selections.

Wong hit .287/.379/.494 with 12 home runs as a junior for Houston, and also during his time with the Cougars played at third base and in the outfield.

Wong was ranked No. 62 overall in our David Hood’s top 200 draft prospects, was ranked No. 77 in the Baseball America top 500, and was ranked 112th in the MLB Pipeline top 200.

Baseball America described Wong as someone with a “wide-ranging tool set makes him tough to profile, but makes for an intriguing, versatile package.”

“While he's strong for his size -- charitably listed at 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds -- he's small for a catcher and there's some concern about whether he'll be able to handle the workload of a long pro season,” read his scouting report. “If not, he fits the utility profile because he's capable of playing almost anywhere on the diamond.”

The slot value for the No. 100 overall pick is $537,100.