Draft update -Dodgers pick

The Dodgers owner Frank McCourt was in attendance and with their 15th pick, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Ethan Martin. He is a High School Senior playing 3rd Base and Pitcher. This is the scouting report on him.

 

Fastball: Martin threw his fastball in the 91-96 mph range. He maintained the velocity, throwing 94 mph in the seventh inning.
Fastball movement: He had hard, four-seamer life.
Curve: He showed a consistently plus curve, a power breaking ball in the 79-82 mph range, that he used as a strikeout pitch to lefties and righties.
Splitter: He showed flashes of a plus split-fingered fastball, up to 84 mph, that worked as an out pitch as well.
Control: He was solid-average all night, at times above-average, filling up the strike zone with three pitches. He can throw his fastball for strikes to both sides of the plate.
Poise: He is super competitive on the mound.
Physical Description: He is big, strong, projectable — the prototypical power pitcher.
Medical Update: Healthy.
Strengths: He’s a big, strong power pitcher with three above-average to plus offerings.
Weaknesses: New on the radar as a pitching prospect, there’s no history to draw on. Scouts will need to see how he bounces back throughout the season to be convinced.
Summary: He went from an interesting two-way player to an upper-echelon pitching prospect in one start. Showing three above-average pitches he can throw for strikes as well as the ability to maintain mid-90s velocity deep into a game, Martin was sure to be one of the most closely watched prep pitchers in the Draft class. He jumped on the screen with that one start; if he keeps it going, he’ll move quickly up the charts.

More details to come…

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