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Dodgers draft West Virginia RHP Madison Jeffrey in the 15th round, 462nd overall

The Dodgers continue to add pitching depth by selecting their 14th consecutive pitcher, RHP Madison Jeffrey from West Virginia

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The streak lives on. For the 14th consecutive pick, the Dodgers drafted a pitcher in the 2021 MLB Draft. In the 15th round, LA selected right-handed pitcher Madison Jeffrey from West Virginia.

During his first three years at West Virginia, Jeffrey made 36 appearances out of the bullpen and has a career ERA of 5.79. He has 47 strikeouts in 37 innings of work. Jeffrey struggled in 2021, posting a career-worst ERA of 6.75. In 20 innings, he allowed 15 runs on 21 hits. He also struck out 28 while issuing 23 walks.

He was a junior in 2021, so he still has a season of eligibility remaining.

Here’s his scouting report, per Prep Baseball Report:

Jeffrey has the type of raw ingredients scouts look for in a pro pitcher. The Barboursville, W.V. native’s velocity has steadily improved during his Mountaineers tenure — his 90-92 mph fastball as a freshman had climbed into the mid-90s the next year, and he’s pitched at 94-96 mph (T98) with elite late life as West Virginia’s closer in ‘21. The 6-foot, 208-pound right-hander complements his fastball with a curveball that flashes plus and a low-spin changeup, the latter a relatively new addition to his arsenal. Jeffrey’s aggressive mentality on the mound fits well in his current bullpen role, but he also has the raw ingredients to merit consideration as a starter in the pro ranks.