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Dodgers draft Cal Baptist outfielder Damon Keith in the 18th round, 552nd overall

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The Dodgers select their second position player of the draft as they select Cal Baptist outfielder Damon Keith in the 18th round

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The Dodgers selected their second position player as they took outfielder Damon Keith from Cal Baptist in the 18th round.

Keith was named the WAC Player of the Year and was 1st team All-Conference in 2021. He was also named to NCAA Division I All-West Region Second Team by the ABCA. Keith played and started in all 56 games last season. He posted a slash line of .336/.434/.588/1.022.

The outfielder led the WAC in home runs (13) and runs (57), ranked second in hits (72) and slugging percentage, fourth in walks (35), fifth in runs batted in (44), sixth in batting average, seventh in stolen bases (12) and eighth in OBP. He was also the only player in the conference to rank top-10 in all those offensive categories in 2021.

During the season, he had a 16-game hitting streak and a 21-game on-base streak. He had at least two hits in 18 games and had at least two RBI in 11 games.