A Dodgers’ former draft pick announced via his social media account that he will be joining an NL West rival. Jacob Scavuzzo will be signing in San Diego after seven seasons in the Dodgers’ minor league system.
First of all, I want to thank the @dodgers for believing in me and drafting me as a young high school kid. Your opportunities and support these past 6 years has shaped me and led me to get… https://t.co/Tygxkb2zYb
— Jacob Scavuzzo (@jacobscavuzzo) November 24, 2018
Scavuzzo was drafted in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft out of Villa Park High School in Southern California. He had a promising start in rookie ball during the 2013 season when he slashed 307/350/578 and hit 14 homeruns.
The 24-year-old outfielder finished with a 258/310/448 slash line with 91 homeruns, and struggled through his last few seasons. He has spent the last three seasons at the Double-A level in Tulsa and struck out at a very high rate. The power is there, but that seems to be it for Scavuzzo right now.
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