Found June 05, 2012 on ChadMoriyama.com:
The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Steven Rodriguez with the 82nd overall pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior left-handed relief pitcher out of Florida University. MLB.com had this to say about him: With an unorthodox delivery and plenty of deception, Rodriguez at the very least has a future as a lefty specialist at the
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