Dodgers News: LA Adds 2020 Draft Pick to 60-Man Player Pool

On Saturday the Dodgers added speedy outfielder Jake Vogel to the mix at the club’s alternate site at USC. Hat tip to beat writer Ken Gurnick.

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 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.

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Clint Pasillas

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  1. Dodgers had a great draft according to league scouts. Vogel reportedly makes contact and is a plus athlete with speed and a good arm.
    Its going to take him several years in the Minors but a chance to be at the Alternate Site with specialized coaching and practice with high talented peers will help him progress.
    Look at the Dodgers they have a pitching staff with Buehler, Urias, May and Gonsolin all pitching well and very young and under team control. They added Graterol to the bullpen another young player.
    They are one of the younger teams in the league and have the best record in the league with an exceptional Farm Team. The Dodger Organization has done a great job getting this team to be competitive and set up to be competitive in the Future.

    1. Because we graduated so many of our youngsters, we no longer have a top ten farm system while the Padres sent 16 minor leaguers packing in trades and still possess the number three rated farm in baseball. Dodgers/Padres and even the Giants under Farhan will be dogging each other in the best competitive division in baseball for years to come. Look for Friedman to start selling off pieces to restock the farm this offseason.

  2. Indeed, 5 round draft and Dodgers selected and signed six well regarded prospects. The team is right in the middle of all MLB teams in average age (28). After this season we are likely to see that average come down with 8 players eligible to leave via free agency.

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