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The Dodgers took their fifth consecutive pitcher of the MLB Draft, as they drafted Boston College right-handed pitcher Emmet Sheehan in the sixth round with their 192nd pick. He’s got some size, as he’s 6-foot-5 and 215 points.
He started 13 games for the Eagles in 2021, going 5-5 with a 4.23 ERA. In 76 2⁄3 innings, Sheehan struck out 106. Although his SO/9 was solid, he struggled with command and issued more walks than you’d like to see. He averaged four walks per nine innings.
During the regular season, he set a single-game school record with 15 strikeouts against Pittsburgh, a Top 25 team at the time. According to Baseball America, Sheehan’s best pitch is his fastball, which has been clocked as high as 97 mph. “His fastball rides up in the zone longer than hitters expect, so he generates a lot of empty swings when he elevates with his heater, and that fastball is how Sheehan gets a lot of his swings and misses.”
⛽️96⛽️— BC Baseball (@BCBirdBall) April 17, 2021
Five Ks. Nine batters faced.@Emmet_Sheehan has faced the minimum.#Birdball
End 3: BC 1, FSU 0
Went to see Frelick and Morissette at BC, came away impressed with new #Dodgers pitcher Emmet Sheehan. Could be another power arm in the bullpen https://t.co/6PPnJ7tMTl— Keanan Lamb (@keananlamb) July 12, 2021