The next four picks

This didn’t copy-and-paste very well, but here are the Dodgers’ first five picks, with some bio info at the bottom

Pk/Rd
Name
Pos.
DOB
B-T
Ht./Wt.
School

1/1
Ethan Martin
RHP
6/6/89
R-R
6-3/200
Stephens County High School (GA)

2/2
Josh Lindblom
RHP
6/15/87
R-R
6-5/240
Purdue University

3/3
Kyle Russell
OF
6/27/86
L-L
6-5/190
University of Texas

4/4
Devaris Strange-Gordon
INF
4/22/88
L-R
5-11/150
Seminole Community College (FL)

5/5
JonMichael Redding
RHP
11/16/87
R-R
6-1/195
Florida Community College

Martin last week was named the 2008 Gatorade Georgia State High School Player of the Year. He was a 2007 AFLAC All-American.

Lindblom was a 2007 Cape Cod League All-Star, and entered the 2008 season on USA Baseball’s “watch list” for the Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the top player in college baseball. The 20-year-old went 1-2 with 12 saves and a 3.32 ERA in 30 games this year while serving as Purdue’s closer. He was originally selected by Houston in the third round of the 2005 Draft after his senior season at Harrison High School (Indiana). He entered the draft that year as the state of Indiana’s top prospect, according to Baseball America. Lindblom played the 2006 season at the University of Tennessee before transferring to Purdue.

Russell hit .296 with 19 home runs and 56 RBI in 57 games with the University of Texas this season. He ended the season as Texas’ all-time home run leader with 57. Russell earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2008, and was also tabbed Most Outstanding Player of the 2008 NCAA Houston Regional last weekend after hitting four home runs in four games, including two in a victory over Sam Houston State. In 2007, the left-handed hitter earned first-team Louisville Slugger All-American honors and Big 12 Player of the Year accolades after leading the nation with 28 home runs. Russell was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB Draft

Strange-Gordon is the 20-year-old son of Major League pitcher Tom Gordon.

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