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2019 MLB Draft: Dodgers draft RHP Aaron Ochsenbein in the 6th round, No. 191 overall

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Aaron Ochsenbein
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With the No. 191 overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected right-hander Aaron Ochsenbein from Eastern Kentucky.

In 2019, Ochsenbein made 30 appearances out of the bullpen, converting 10 saves on the season. He had a 0.83 ERA, and held opponents to a .133 average. In 54 13 innings, he struck out 90 and walked only 16.

Here’s some more on the newest Dodger, courtesy of EKU Sports.

Ochsenbein was selected as a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and first team All-Ohio Valley Conference this season. He had a 5-2 record with a program best 0.83 ERA and 10 saves. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Ochsenbein struck out 90 batters in 54 and one-third innings, allowing just five runs on only 24 hits and 16 walks. Opponents had a .133 batting average against him. Ochsenbein is one of only 11 players in OVC history with a sub-1.00 ERA with at least 50 innings pitched in a season.

He ranked second in the OVC in appearances, sixth in strikeouts and second in saves. He ranked 46th in the nation in appearances, 44th in saves and 125th in strikeouts. In four appearances against teams from the ACC and SEC he allowed three hits and struck out nine in six scoreless innings. Those teams had a .143 batting average against the righty.

On April 8, Ochsenbein was chosen as the OVC Pitcher of the Week after earning a win and a save while pitching six and one-third innings without allowing a run or a hit and striking out 11 batters. He was chosen as the OVC Pitcher of the Week on May 20 after going 1-0, with a 0.00 ERA, one save, two hits, one walk and eight strikeouts in five innings pitched in two appearances against Belmont.

The Dunbar High School product pitched two scoreless innings and struck out three against No. 8 Louisville (Feb. 19). He struck out all four batters he faced in one and one-third innings against Maryland Eastern Shore (Feb. 23). He struck out six in two innings against Tennessee-Martin (March 24). He had six strikeouts and earned the win against Austin Peay (April 6) after pitching four and one-third innings without allowing a hit. He had nine strikeouts in four and one-third innings at Southeast Missouri (May 10).