Dodgers Draft Pick Jacob Scavuzzo Signs in San Diego
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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Scavuzzo did fall down on the depth charts, and in part due to injury. but his high strike out rate would have appeared to make him fit right in with a Dodger offense that struck WAY WAY too much all year long.
Our future isn’t as bright as we might think. We’re going to find out that our farmhands have been groomed to be one dimensional hitters (K or homerun) our hopes of having a real all around team someday are a pipe dream. This new school way has left its mark not just at the MLB level but up and down this organization. Sadly we will learn that our future wasn’t being groomed properly.
Hey! But the good news is the Giants are going to be “rebuilt” the same way now so we both won’t be winning championships