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Dodgers News: L.A. Selects Jeren Kendall with 1st-Round Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers have selected outfielder Jeren Kendall from Vanderbilt with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 draft.

It appears that Kendall was rumored to be going much higher than the 23rd pick but slipped his way down to the Dodgers where they picked him up at number 23.

The general consensus is that the Dodgers ended up with yet another steal to start his year’s draft.

Kendall looks to be an all-around toolsy outfielder that can provide in every aspect of the game. He has the speed, bat and is quite the defender in the outfield with the ability to play center field.

Baseball America covered all of his tools that you can check out here:

This is the second time in three years that the Dodgers have pick a Vanderbilt player with their first-round pick. Kendall will be following Walker Buehler who is currently rising through the ranks of the Dodgers organization.

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