Dodgers News: Ned Colletti Reflects on Decision to Draft Clayton Kershaw | VIDEO
The 2016 MLB Draft is just days away and June 6, 2016 marked the 10th anniversary of when the Los Angeles Dodgers drafted pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
Kershaw has been dominant this season and was even named the NL pitcher of the month for the month of May. Dodgers senior advisor Ned Colletti joins MLB on TuneIn to discuss the decision to draft Kershaw over other stars like Max Scherzer.
“It was a great team effort between our scouts and having a few things fall in favor of us,” said Colletti.
In the interview he also reflected on how the Dodgers were able to land Kershaw. The Dodgers selected Kershaw with the No. 7th overall pick in the 2006 MLB Draft.
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Listen to the full interview:
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I wonder if those pitchers that Colleti mentioned, Kershaw, Scherzer, and Lincecum were analysis picks. I would also like to know if between 1970 and 2008 were pitchers expected to have Tommy John surgery in less than four years after becoming a professional. My belief still is that to much emphasis is on power rather than pitching. Just throw as hard as you can for three innings, and then we will have another do the same. It’s institutionalized. Modern day pitchers will find it hard to become a HOF pitcher, unless you lower the standards.