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2015 MLB Draft: Dodgers Get Value Early, Take Risks Late On First Day



Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

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Kyle Funkhouser, RHP

Another college right-hander, Funkhouser pitched well in Louisville’s super regional opener but ended up with a no-decision as the Cardinals fell in 10 innings. On draft day, he was in the dugout, watching his team compete for a spot in the College World Series. Unfortunately, they suffered an 11-inning defeat to Cal State Fullerton.

Unlike Buehler, Funkhouser has a workhorse frame and has been healthy during his college career. The Illinois native has topped out at 97 in the past and sits comfortably in the low 90s. His slider is his go-to breaking ball and he adds a changeup that could be average in time.

With his college season ending on draft day, expect Funkhouser to sign relatively soon. However, after pitching 112.1 innings already, don’t expect him to pitch much after signing.

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