On Saturday the Dodgers added speedy outfielder Jake Vogel to the mix at the club’s alternate site at USC. Hat tip to MLB.com beat writer Ken Gurnick.
Per MLB Transactions: Dodgers have added OF Jake Vogel to the player pool at alternate training site. Vogel was club's 3rd-round pick this year.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 5, 2020
As Gurnick mentions, Vogel was LA’s third-round draft pick — 100th overall — from this past June. The local kid was drafted out of Huntington Beach High School for an over-slot signing bonus of $1,622,500. Notably, the Dodgers were able to steal him away from UCLA where he was heavily recruited.
According to MLB.com senior writer Jim Callis, the right-handed batting Vogel combines “outstanding speed with a lot of contact” at the plate. Callis added that Vogel is a “quality defender with a solid arm as well.”
The teenager joins Bobby Miller and Clayton Beeter as 2020 draft picks now at the Dodgers’ alternate site.