The 2012 MLB Draft has concluded. In the end the Dodgers took 24 position players, compared to 17 pitchers, 12 of whom are righties. It's no mystery the Dodgers are starved for quality position prospects, but I think that changed dramatically after the conclusion of this year's draft. I see a lot of quality from top to bottom, with a refreshing balance for the Dodgers, whom have primarily focused on pitching in the draft for the last several years.
"That's just how it unfolded," Dodgers assistant general manager Logan White said. "We took the best available players we could. With any organization, once we get down later in the Draft, you are also filling out your ballclubs so a position guy will take a little more precedence over a pitcher if all things are equal, because you are trying to fill out a roster."
"We didn't leave anybody on the board that we thought we could sign within the new rules and had a good signability," White said. "We went after everybody, and we were real aggressive."
So there it is, now the third and final round of the Dodgers 2012 Draft, rounds 16 through 40.
Josh Henderson in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder out of First Baptist Christian School
Kevin Maxey in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder from Long Beach Poly High School.
Eric Smith in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior catcher out of Stanford University.
Owen Jones in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A right-handed pitcher out of the University Of Portland.
Jharel Cotton in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior right-handed pitcher out of East Carolina University.
Jacob Scavuzzo in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder out of Villa Park High School in California.
Alan Garcia in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior right-handed pitcher from Azusa Pacific University.
Lindsey Caughel in the 23rd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior right-handed pitcher out of Stetson University.
Paul Hoenecke in the 24th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior first baseman out of University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Daniel Coulombe in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior left-handed pitcher out of Texas Tech University.
Jordan Parr in the 26th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Sophomore third baseman out of University Of Illinois.
Justin Gonzalez in the 27th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior shortstop out of Florida State University.
Jake Hermsen in the 28th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior left-handed pitcher out of Northern Illinois University.
John Cannon in the 29th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior catcher out of University Of Houston.
Trent Giambrone in the 30th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s a shortstop out of Grace King High School in Louisiana.
David Graybill in the 31st round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s a right-handed pitcher out of Brophy Jesuit Prep School in Arizona.
Alfredo Unzue in the 32nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. This guy is straight out of Cuba.
Cameron Saylor in the 33rd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s a catcher out of South Hills High School in California.
In the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Jordan Hershiser. A Senior right-handed pitcher out of the University Of Southern California. He's also the son of Dodgers legend Orel Hershiser. You just gotta love this pick. My favorite pick of day 3, just because of bloodline, you gotta love this kid.
Austin Cowen in the 35th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior catcher out of Western Illinois University.
Jose Vizcaino Jr. in the 36th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s a shortstop out of Francis Parker High School in California. He's the son of another former Dodger, Jose Vizcaino.
John Sgromolo in the 37th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior first baseman from Flagler College.
Corey Embree in the 38th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s an outfielder out of Maplewoods Community College in Missouri.
Korey Dunbar in the 39th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. He’s a catcher out of Nitro High School in West Virginia.
Patrick Stover in the 40th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior outfielder out of Santa Clara University.
That is it, that's a wrap. The final curtain. Complete. Not a whole lot of info on the aforementioned guys minus a few select names (bet you can't guess who?). I will probably do a few single profile bio type things to talk about these select few. For now I am going to do very little and watch the Dodgers sweep the Phillies. Where's my broom?
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