Dodgers go back to back with college arms

Dodgers go back to back with college arms

Another pick, another arm.

The Dodgers selected right-hander Jeff Brigham from the University of Washington in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) in the First-Year Player Draft on Friday -- their second straight college pitcher and third pitcher overall.

The Draft concludes on Saturday with exclusive coverage of Rounds 11-40 beginning on MLB.com at 10 a.m. PT.

Brigham, a 6-foot, 183-pound junior from Federal Way, Wash., was limited by injury in his 2012 season and redshirted in '13 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. But he bounced back in a big way in 2014.

Brigham went 7-4 with a 2.90 ERA in 16 starts this past season, striking out 45 in 90 innings pitched and holding opponents to a .248 batting average.

His fastball touches 97 mph, but sits around 92-94, according to MLB.com's scouting report. The movement on his fastball lends itself to more groundouts than strikeouts.

With a slider and a changeup that are still developing and with his injury history, Brigham may profile more as a bullpen arm than as a starter.

Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.