Dodgers draft two pitchers who could be in the majors next season
Two of the pitchers which the Dodgers picked in the 2015 MLB Draft could be poised to contribute in the big leagues as early as next season, according to the Los Angeles Times. Dodgers scouting director Billy Gasparino spoke about them to the Times:
“Walker Buehler and Kyle Funkhouser were supposed to go in the top 15 picks, so to get two of those guys at pick 24 and 35, we thought was great value,” Gasparino said. “The timeline of these guys is very quick, in our opinion. They’re advanced, they’re ready.”
Both pitchers are right-handers in the their junior year of college -- Funkhouser with Louisville and Buehler with Vanderbilt. Buehler was part of Vanderbilt’s College World Series championship team last year and is once again in the CWS this season.
The two were part of a large class of pitchers taken by the Dodgers in this Draft. Gasparino admitted he was “shocked” when he realized that the team had selected pitchers with 25 of the 42 picks.
(h/t Los Angeles Times)
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