The Dodgers picked up right where they left off yesterday, drafting a pitcher. With their 11th round pick of the 2021 MLB Draft, they selected Oklahoma State left-handed pitcher Justin Wrobleski.
The 20-year-old (who turns 21 tomorrow!) has made a couple of stops throughout his collegiate career. He was at Clemson in 2019, but then transferred to a junior college in 2020. After spending the year there he ended up at Oklahoma State.
At Clemson he started the season in the weekend rotation but pitched primarily out of bullpen. He went 0-2 with a 10.38 ERA in 10 appearances. Wrobleski had 15 strikeouts in 13 innings of work. Left-handed batters went just 1-for-19 against him. After Clemson he transferred to State College of Florida, where he made only four appearances as a starter. He went 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA and racked up 27 strikeouts in 18 2⁄3 innings.
Then in 2021, he was at Oklahoma State. He appeared in nine games and started eight of them. He went 3-2 with a 4.20 ERA. In 40 2⁄3 innings, Wrobleski struck out 50 and walked 26 while posting a WHIP of 1.35.
According to Baseball America, he has a fastball that sits between 91-93 mph but has touched 95 mph. In addition, he has two above-average secondary offerings.
“His low-80s slider flashes plus potential and his above-average changeup is impressive as well. But Wrobleski left after one inning in an April start against Texas Christian with an elbow injury that sidelined him for the rest of the year. A team picking him this year is banking on being patient while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, so teams may simply wait to see him return to health again at Oklahoma State.”
@7WROBO7 Justin Wrobleski nasty FB/BB combo & Sword ⚔️(Individual Pitch/Overlays) @PitchingNinja #MakeItHappen #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/qkE7Mpl8nP— Colton Lovelace (@colton_lovelac) March 1, 2021
.@OSUBaseball’s pitching staff is performing at such an elite level right now. Justin Wrobleski with 13 K’s in 7 IP in a series-clinching win over GCU. #Pokes are now 9-0.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) March 7, 2021
Lets go. Time to work! @Dodgers— Justin Wrobleski (@7WROBO7) July 13, 2021