Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dodgers announce all selections from 2011 First-Year Player Draft (Including grandson of Jaime Jarrin)

The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced all of their selections from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

The Dodgers selected 50 players in 50 rounds, including 23 pitchers and 27 position players.  Of the 23 pitchers, six are left-handed and 17 are right-handers.  Los Angeles selected 14 infielders, eight outfielders and five catchers.  The club used 36 picks on college players and selected 14 out of high school.

With its first selection on the third day of the draft (31st round), Los Angeles selected Mickey McConnell, who is best known for his exploits on the basketball court as the point guard for St. Mary’s College. McConnell led the Gaels with 16.4 points per game and 6.1 assists per game in 2010-11 and has not played baseball since his senior year of high school at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona. Mickey’s father, Rick, was a member of the University of Arizona’s 1976 College World Series champion baseball team.

The Dodgers continued their trend of selecting athletes with their 33rd round pick, taking speedy outfielder Malcolm Holland out of Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona. Holland already has experience playing at Camelback Ranch – Glendale after recently stroking a walk-off single to help Hamilton advance in the high school 5A Division I state baseball tournament and is also a standout football player, signing on to play for Boise State University this fall.

Los Angeles selected two players with team ties in the 40th and 41st rounds, taking infielders Stefan Jarrín and Casey Thomas. Jarrín is the son of Dodger Sales and Hispanic Initiatives Manager Jorge and the grandson of Hall of Fame Spanish Broadcaster Jaime, and last played in 2010 at Orange Coast College before transferring to East L.A. College. Thomas is the son of Dodger Amateur Scout Tom Thomas and recently wrapped up his high school career at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix.

The list of Dodgers draft picks - {linked here}

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