The Dodgers took Jake Vogel, a center fielder out of Huntington Beach High School in California with their third-round selection, the 100th overall pick of the 2020 MLB Draft.
The UCLA commit is the Dodgers first position player taken this draft, and their first high school player selected.
Vogel was rated the 89th best-prospect in the draft by Baseball America, ranked 82nd by MLB.com, and ranked 77th by Keith Law at The Athletic. Law rated Vogel’s speed a 70 on the 20-80 scouting scale, good enough to stay in center field. Vogel is listed at 5’11, 165 pounds.
From his MLB.com scouting report:
Compact and strong, Vogel is one of the fastest guys in the Draft class, occasionally recording 80 run times. Most believe he’s going to hit at the next level, with a really simple swing from the right side of the plate that allows him to barrel up the baseball on a consistent basis. Though he’s undersized, there is some pop there, and he’s shown the ability to drive the ball. His plus speed allows him to be a serious basestealing threat.
From Steve Fryer at the Orange County Register:
“Vogel has a lot going for him,” [Prep Baseball Report’s Les] Lukach said. “He’s got plenty of speed and he showed some power in the early part of the spring that caught a lot of people’s attention. I’ve seen him graded out as high as the middle to later second round or the third round.”
Congrats to Jake Vogel for winning HBHS male athlete of the year. pic.twitter.com/CMuizO62gT— HB baseball (@HBHS_basebll) June 5, 2020
The 100th overall pick has a recommended bonus slot value of $581,600.