Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but the Dodgers drafted another pitcher on the second day of the MLB Draft. They capped off the day by going 8-for-8 with pitchers with their picks. It’s clear they went into the day with a motive.
Their final selection of the second day was St. Mary’s right-handed pitcher, Michael Hobbs. The 6-foot-3 pitcher appeared in 19 games last season, all out of the bullpen. He led the pitching staff with six saves. Hobbs posted a 0.72 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, while striking out 28 and holding opponents to a .172 average. His 25 career saves are the most in Saint Mary’s program history.
“He is the rare mix of a professional worker and genuinely good teammate,” says his head coach, Greg Moore. “Everyone one of his coaches and teammates were fist pumping when Michael was taken by the Dodgers.”
I tried my best, but recent footage from him and a scouting report was tough to come by.