The Dodgers will not have a first-round pick in the draft this season. But they will have the first pick in the second round at pick number 40. And as we all know, some of the game’s greatest stars have come later in the draft than you might expect.
This year, the Dodgers will have a former 9th-round draft pick and Rookie of the Year award winner representing them at the draft. Steve Sax was taken out of James Marshall High School back in 1978. He would go on to play the first 8 seasons of his career in Los Angeles.
MLB says Steve Sax will be the Dodgers’ club representative at the MLB Draft this weekend. Dodgers don’t pick until the 40th overall selection.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 13, 2022
The Dodgers’ first pick dropped 10 spots this year for exceeding the competitive balance tax threshold. had they not exceeded it, they would have had the 30th overall pick, giving them a first-round selection. They also had received a compensatory pick after Corey Seager signed with the Rangers. They lost that when they went out and signed Freddie Freeman in the offseason.
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The Dodgers are hoping that they will have one of their guys on the mound to start the All-Star Game this year. But while many think Tony Goonsolin is deserving of the nod, ESPN’s Jeff Passan isn’t convinced. He spoke last week about why he thought Gonsolin should not get the start.
Even though Justin Turner did not make the All-Star Game this year, there is plenty to like about where he is headed. The Dodgers’ third baseman has really turned a corner in the box lately, and he’s a big part of the reason they’ve won games lately.
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