The Dodgers drafted Florida Southwestern State right-handed pitcher Antonio Knowles in the 13th round with the 402nd overall pick. He’s currently committed to transfer to Florida in the fall of 2021.
On Prep Baseball Report, Knowles is the ninth-ranked JUCO prospect in the state of Florida. He started his collegiate career at Stetson University before transferring to Florida Southwestern.
In 2021, he was a 1st Team All-American and Suncoast Conference Fireman of the Year. He made 24 appearances out of the bullpen and recorded 13 saves. He tossed 40 innings and only allowed six runs (1.35 ERA). In his 40 innings of work, Knowles struck out 72 and issued only 5 walks. That’s good for a SO/9 of 16.2 and a BB/9 of 1.1. Not too bad if you ask me.
Back in high school he was named the Monroe County Player of the Year and was also the 5A-16 District Pitcher of the Year. Knowles was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 27th round of the 2018 MLB Draft.