The Dodgers continued their trend of shortstops, athleticism and upside in Rounds 11-15 of the 2022 MLB Draft. There are some interesting players below.
Round 11, No. 345 overall: OF Kyle Nevin, Baylor University
The Dodgers went the bloodline route by popping former Padres slugger and current Angels’ manager Phil Nevin‘s son out of Baylor. Phil Nevin was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft. Kyle Nevin hit .304/.361/.514 in 245 plate appearances for the Bears in 2022.
And it sounds like he’s going to sign.
Round 12, No. 375 overall: RHP Jacob Meador, Dallas Baptist
Lots of folks are saying this was a steal in the 12th round, and if he signs, he just might be. Meador had an unimpressive 5.24 ERA, but he struck out 91 hitters in 68 2/3 innings.
Baseball America: 287
Perfect Game: 245
Prospects Live: 193
Dodgers steal a guy in Jacob Meador; has been up to 96 and sitting 92-94 for his starts. Flat VAA, had 33% whiff rate. Has a legit CB with 56” of drop at 76-79, showed a SL at 80-83. Love him w/ Dodgers. pic.twitter.com/zkp7HQelS2— 📊 (@mason_mcrae) July 19, 2022
Round 13, No. 405 overall: OF Chris Newell, Virginia
Newell was an early round candidate heading into the season, but things didn’t pan out for him in 2022. He hit .258/.385/.468 with 12 home runs for the Cavaliers. He also showed well in the Cape Cod League last summer — .289/.396/.556 in 53 plate appearances.
Baseball America: 237
Perfect Game: 370
Prospects Live: 356
Round 14, No. 435 overall: SS Jose Izarra, Florida Southwestern State College
The Dodgers finally hit the JuCo ranks in the 14th round. And Izarra continues the theme of selecting shortstops in this draft.
(So.) Jose Izarra – SS@FSWBucs— Cayden Hatcher (@C_Hatcher_PBR) February 12, 2022
6’0” 175 lbs.
Izarra flips the switch on this game bringing FSW within 1 run in the 6th w/ a 3R #PBRBombSquad💣 to LCF. @PBR_JUCO || @PBR_FL_JUCO pic.twitter.com/SjTHxBjDpJ
Round 15, No. 465 overall: SS Nicolas Perez, B You Academy (Puerto Rico)
Perez is the youngest player the Dodgers drafted this year, and he’s going to be a bit of a tougher sign at this stage.
Baseball America: 203
Perfect Game: 239
Prospects Live: 156
Next up is a recap of Rounds 16-20, and any undrafted free agents who sign.