The Dodgers drafted Santa Clara University right-hander Mitchell White with the 65th pick in Thursday’s draft, their final pick on day one of the three-day affair.
White, a redshirt sophomore, was reportedly clocked with a mid-90s fastball that improved his draft stock considerably this year. In 15 starts for the Broncos, he was 3-6 with a 3.72 earned-run average, 27 walks and 118 strikeouts in 92 innings.
“Kind of a second-half performer this year,” Dodgers amateur scouting director Billy Gasparino said of White. “He was a little slow coming off Tommy John (surgery) two years ago. He was a reliever (as a freshman). Six-four, projectable body up to 95, plus slider. Arm has recovered from the Tommy John.”