The Dodgers started the second day of the draft by selecting Northwest (TX) High School right-handed pitcher Dustin May in the third round. The 18-year-old Texas native pitched in seven games his senior year, going 3-1 with a 1.92 ERA (11 ER/40.0 IP) and limited the opposition to a .175 average. He struck out 58 batters against 13 walk and was rated by Baseball America as the 117th overall prospect in the 2016 draft.
The Dodgers selected three college pitchers today, taking San Jacinto College-North left-hander Devin Smeltzer (fifth round), High Point University right-hander Andre Scrubb (eighth round) and Saint Mary's College right-hander Anthony Gonsolin (ninth round). Smeltzer, a 20-year-old sophomore, went 9-3 with five complete games and posted a 1.18 ERA (12 ER/91.2 IP), while striking out 128 batters against just 23 walks in 15 starts this year. Scrubb appeared in 47 career games (29 starts) in three seasons with High Point University, posting 16-12 with 4.29 ERA with 189 strikeouts in 186.2 innings. Gonsolin, a two-way player who was drafted as a pitcher, went 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA and collected six saves in 18 games (five starts) while hitting .307 with nine doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI during his senior year at Saint Mary's College.
Los Angeles also nabbed collegiate position players Donald "DJ" Peters (Western Nevada Community College, fourth round), Errol Robinson (University of Mississippi, sixth round), Lucas Raley (Lake Erie College, seventh round) and Kevin Lachance (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 10th round). Peters, a 20-year-old outfielder from Glendora, CA, set records for Western Nevada College in batting average (.419) and home runs (16) this season. The Region 18 Player of the Year posted a .419/.510/.734 slashline and became the first Wildcat to hit above .400 in a season. Robinson, a 5-foot-11 shortstop, hit .286 with 28 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 85 RBI in three seasons for Ole Miss and was named SEC All-Freshman selection in 2014. Raley, a junior Third-Team All-American selection, hit .424 with 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 39 RBI in 47 games this season, while posting a .528 on-base percentage and a .747 slugging percentage. Lachance was named to the America East All-Conference First Team in May, after posting a .373/.451/.539 slashline with 14 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 29 RBI this year, while also stealing a UMBC-record 28 bases.
The 2016 First-Year Player Draft concludes tomorrow with rounds 11-30 starting at 9:00 a.m. (PST).