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MLB Draft Preview: Dodgers Have 4 Picks in 2016 MLB Draft

The 2016 MLB Draft begins Thursday night and we are excited about the Los Angeles Dodgers having four picks in the draft. Thursday’s draft rounds 1 and 2 will be the only one televised.

The Dodgers have the number 20 overall pick in the first round, 65th pick in the second round and picks 32 and 36 in rounds three and four. Going into an MLB Draft can be nerve-wracking, however Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood wishes all the prospects good luck and offers some words of encouragement:

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It’s an exciting time for baseball fans and we can’t wait to hear about the new additions to the Dodgers roster.

The Dodgers seem to have a plan going into Thursday’s draft, according to the Dodgers Director of Amateur Scouting Billy Gasparino.

From writer Ken Gurnick:

“Our big-picture view is the same,” he said. “Take the best talent available. Andrew [Friedman] and Farhan [Zaidi] are really supportive of that. If we don’t sign the player, we get the pick back and go find more talent next year.”

“I know everyone judges on the first five picks and they’re probably not as strong as people would like,” he said. “For us in the middle portion of the first round and on, it’s really strong. Player 10 to 50, we feel really good about that group. Better, I think a whole grade higher than last year in depth and talent.”

In preparation for Thursday’s event, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA shared some interesting facts about the draft.

Just in case you’re not home, you can still follow the draft live.

If you’ll be glued to your T.V. screen during the draft like us, we want to hear from you. Who do you think the Dodgers should pick?

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Michelle Guerrero

Senior Journalism major at California State University Long Beach. Taco enthusiast, music junkie, LA born and raised. My favorite Dodger player is Kike Hernandez because who doesn't love a jokester. Follow me on twitter @yomichelle_

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