The Dodgers have taken four pitchers with their first four selections in the 2018 MLB Draft. Their fourth-round pick, No. 134 overall, is right-hander Braydon Fisher out of Clear Falls High School in Texas.
Fisher was ranked by our David Hood as the No. 98 prospect in the draft, and Hood even selected Fisher to the Dodgers in his mock draft, though in the seventh round. From Hood:
Fisher will not likely move as quickly through the ranks as another recent Texas prep Dustin May, but at his peak, Fisher could pitch in the mid to upper 90’s with good life and a slider with good tilt out of a ¾ slot. Fisher has a head whack in his delivery and some command issues to iron out, but he has the frame and natural arm talent that can’t be taught and could be hard to find this late in the draft.
Fisher has a commitment to Lamar University, though it sounds like he’ll be turning pro. Fisher spoke with James Lacombe of The Daily News in Galveston:
Fisher had been committed to Lamar University, but after the Dodgers opted to spend a high draft pick on him, Fisher said he has decided to begin his professional baseball journey immediately.
“The Dodgers are a great organization, they have a great minor league system,” Fisher said. “I was very happy with the Dodgers. … This is definitely a lifelong dream, but it’s just a step toward the ultimate dream, which is playing in the Major League, playing on TV and playing with the big boys.”