The Dodgers drafted right-handed pitcher Ryan Pepiot out of Butler in the third round of Tuesday’s MLB Draft.
According to MLB Pipeline, he’s the No. 72 overall prospect, and our David Hood had him at No. 99. The Dodgers got great value, drafting him with the No. 102 overall pick.
Pepiot started 14 games this year for the Bulldogs, going 4-4 with a 3.92 ERA. He threw 78 innings, including one complete game. He struck out 126 and walked only 44. On the season, opponents hit .203 off him.
For his three-year career, Pepiot was 14-8 with a 3.61 ERA. In 219 1⁄3 innings he struck out a combined 306 hitters.
The Los Angeles @Dodgers selected Ryan Pepiot in the third round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Pick 102 overall #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/iwjUUx0ZY5— Butler Baseball (@ButlerUBaseball) June 4, 2019
As you heard, he’s considered to have one of the best changeups in the entire country, and it could already be big-league ready. He broke Pat Neshek’s school strikeout record while at Butler. Many scouts and executives believed he could have gone in the second round, but the Dodgers were able to get him with their pick.
Here’s a great in-depth article on Pepiot if you’d like to get to know more about him and his journey towards becoming the highest drafted player ever out of Butler.