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MLB Draft 2017: Dodgers selections 11-20

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The Dodgers drafted North Carolina State outfielder Josh McLain in the 14th round.
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Here is a summary of the Dodgers’ selections in Rounds 11-20 on the third day of the 2017 MLB Draft.

11th round - Jacob Amaya, SS
South Hills High School (West Covina, CA)

Amaya is a Cal State Fullerton commit, ranked No. 243 overall in the Baseball America top 500 draft prospects. BA noted, “Defensively he is solid across the board at shortstop. Amaya has talent but lacks a carrying tool, which some evaluators believe will stall him at higher levels.”

12th round - Andre Jackson, RHP
Utah

Jackson is the second Utah pitcher drafted by the Dodgers, with Riley Ottesen going in the fifth round on Tuesday. The right-handed Jackson missed all of 2017 after Tommy John surgery.

Utah coach Bill Kinneberg last week told Dirk Facer of the Deseret News that Jackson is "going to give an organization a really good arm to project and mold. His surgery and rehab have gone great.”

Andre Jackson missed all of 2017 after Tommy John surgery
Photo credit: Utah Athletics

13th round - Marshall Kasowski
West Texas A&M

Kasowski overcame a scary car accident in December 2015 that flung him into oncoming traffic to become one of the best Division II pitchers in America.

The right-hander led the nation in strikeouts (165) and strikeouts-per-nine (15.91) in 2017, and finished second in voting for the Brett Tomko Award, given annually to the top pitcher in Division II. He was a transfer from Houston.

14th round - Josh McLain, OF
North Carolina State

The junior hit .311/.3352/.471 with 21 doubles, six home runs, and 11 steals in 2017.

15th round - Marcus Chiu, 2B
Marin Community College

It wasn’t quite Willie Calhoun numbers at Yavapai, but Chiu hit .349/.478/.651 with 13 home runs. He was drafted as a second baseman, but played mostly third with Marin.

Marcus Chiu hit a home run here.
Photo credit: Marin CC

16th round - Evy Ruibal, RHP
Notre Dame

This is a scouting pick, as Ruibal put up a 5.52 ERA in relief as a junior, with more walks (12) than strikeouts (8) in his 14⅔ innings.

Evy Ruibal had more walks than strikeouts in 2017
Photo credit: Fighting Irish Media

17th round - Nathan Witt, RHP
Michigan State

A draft-eligible sophomore, Witt struck out 19 and walked eight in 22⅔ innings in 2017, with a 4.37 ERA in 22 relief appearances.

18th round - Max Gamboa, RHP
Pepperdine

The run on right-handed pitchers continued, with Gamboa posting a 5.05 ERA as a junior, with 36 strikeouts and 17 walks in 35⅔ innings. He appeared in seven games, including six starts.

19th round - Zach Willeman, RHP
Kent State

The junior right-hander posted a 4.91 ERA in 14 games, including 13 starts, with 57 strikeouts and 32 walks in 66 innings.

The Dodgers selected Zach Willeman in the 19th round.
Photo credit: David Dermer | Kent State

20th round - Donovan Casey, OF
Boston College

The junior outfielder hit .286/.370/.362 with 12 steals in 16 attempts in 2017, with 24 walks and 32 strikeouts in 231 plate appearances.