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Dodgers draft West Virginia LHP Adam Tulloch in the 17th round, 522nd overall

The Dodgers add their second pitcher from West Virginia, drafting LHP Adam Tulloch in the 17th round

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The Dodgers drafted their second pitcher from West Virginia, as they took right-handed pitcher Adam Tulloch in the 17th round, No. 522 overall.

West Virginia was the third stop in as many years for the lefty. He spent 2019 at Wingate, where he made nine starts and came out of the bullpen six times. He posted a 2.48 ERA and struck out 74 in 54 13 innings of action.

Tulloch left Wingate and spent 2020 at the College of Central Florida. He appeared in six games, including five starts, finishing with an 0-1 record and 2.88 ERA. In 25 innings he struck out 42.

After that, he transferred to West Virginia where he spent the 2021 season. He appeared in 13 games, starting eight of them. The left-hander went 0-4 and posted a 6.27 ERA to go along with a 1.80 WHIP. In 37 13 innings, he struck out 52 but also issued 31 walks.

He’s currently playing in the Cape Cod Summer Baseball League. In three games, including one start, he has tossed 11 scoreless innings and has 16 strikeouts.

Following his time at Wingate, he was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 295 overall prospect. Here was their scouting report on him last year.

Tulloch profiles as a reliever because of the effort in his drop-and-drive delivery and his below-average control, but he has a fastball that gets up to 95 mph from the left side and a fringe-average breaking ball. In a typical draft year, Tulloch could have intrigued teams that liked his arm strength from the left side in the 6-10 round range.