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Dodgers draft high school RHP Peter Heubeck in the third round, 101st overall

The Dodgers drafted a right-handed pitcher out of high school who is committed to Wake Forest

Baseball Prospect Journal

With their second pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, the Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Peter Heubeck from Gilman High School in Baltimore. He’s currently committed to Wake Forest.

The Dodgers selected him with the 101st pick in the third round. This was their second selection in the MLB Draft, as they lost their second round pick with the signing of free-agent pitcher Trevor Bauer.

He’s ranked as the No. 105 overall prospect by Baseball America and the No. 108 overall prospect by MLB.

His scouting report, per Baseball America:

A slender, 6-foot-3, 170-pound righthander, Heubeck has flashed a loud three-pitch mix and has only improved his game since flashing stuff with inconsistent control last summer. Heubeck has a loose and fast arm and has been up into the mid 90s at his best, though he more typically sits in the 90-93 mph range. His best secondary pitch is a hard, downer curveball in the mid 70s with 12-to-6 shape and impressive depth. He also throws a low-80s changeup that was seen as a distant third pitch last summer but scouts this spring have said Heubeck will flash plus grades with all three of his pitches.

Heubreck was named the 2020-21 Gatorade Maryland Baseball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed pitcher went 8-2 with 101 strikeouts and a 1.20 ERA in 64 13 innings. He posted a WHIP of 0.82 and held opposing batters to a .115 average.

“Peter is one the hardest-working and most dedicated players I have ever coached,” Gilman baseball coach Larry Sheets said to The Baltimore Sun. “He is a bulldog on the mound and nothing seems to rattle him. He’s the guy you’d want on the hill to close out a championship game, which he did. His numbers speak for themselves, but his desire can’t be fully measured by those numbers.”

Other Dodgers picks

  • 1st round: LHP Maddux Bruns, UMS-Wright Prep School