With their seventh round pick (No. 222 overall) the Dodgers drafted right-handed pitcher Ryan Sublette from Texas Tech. Yes, another pitcher! The Dodgers have now taken a pitcher with their first six picks of the draft.
Sublette was widely viewed as one of the better relief pitchers in all of college baseball in 2021. He appeared in 19 games, posting an ERA of 2.34. In 42 1⁄3 innings, he struck out 62 while walking 17. His WHIP was 1.06.
According to Baseball America, he has a 92-95 mph above-average fastball that has late life to generate swings and misses in the strike zone.
More on Sublette from BA:
His above-average mid-80s slider is effective thanks to its power and modest break because he does a good job of spotting it glove side and down on the black or just off the plate. Sublette has the stuff of a lower-leverage MLB reliever, but he will have to show he can handle the workload and usage patterns of a pro reliever. He pitched on back-to-back days only twice all season and generally worked one day a week.
Ryan Sublette (‘21 Elig.) with very good FB quality here in relief. 3/4 slot and the ball jumps out of the hand, sitting 94-96 and missing bats. Secondaries only okay with a low-80s SL and CH @ 76-77. #PGDraft pic.twitter.com/JGpzu6Tcj4— PG College Baseball (@PGCollegeBall) February 21, 2021