2012 MLB Draft: Los Angeles Dodgers – Day 3 – Rounds 16 Through 25

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Josh Henderson in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder out of First Baptist Christian School in Virginia.

Baseball America had him ranked #10 in Virginia.

Henderson gained some attention on the showcase circuit last year as he has a knack for squaring balls up, but the rest of his game leads scouts to think he’ll wind up in left field so they’re not quite ready to buy him out of anything yet. His power doesn’t profile for a corner spot right now and he’s an average runner with a below-average arm.

Coast2Coast Prospects said this:

This Liberty commit is raw and doesn’t always square up the ball, but shows very quick hands and well above-average bat speed. Henderson’s bat is not in the hitting zone a long time, and he tends to leak to his front side with a slow load, but he swings hard and has shown some power at times. He looks a lot bigger than his frame, and while he is not particularly athletic, he has some present strength and room to fill out a little more.

He has solid actions in the outfield, but only fringy speed and an accurate arm. Henderson needs to consistently face good pitching consistently to see what kind of ceiling he has.

MLB Comparison: Eric Thames
Projected Draft Position: 3rd-6th Round

MLB.com has video.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Kevin Maxey in the 17th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder from Long Beach Poly High School.

ESPN‘s Andrew Drennen said this about him:

Kevin Maxey is an outfielder out of Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) and is playing fall ball at the MLB Youth Academy in Compton, Calif. Maxey reportedly played JV last year for the Jackrabbits and should move up to the varsity level in 2012. He is a strong kid who at times flashes explosive power. He has some big time tools and has a solid frame.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Eric Smith in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior catcher out of Stanford University.

Baseball America ranked him #104 in California.

Smith is relatively new behind the plate. He was a shortstop in high school and spent his first two years with the Cardinal as a backup infielder. As would be expected, he still needs work, but he has taken to the position, showing soft hands, a strong arm and the necessary athleticism to make adjustments. Smith has done a fine job handling a good Stanford staff this year and has been among the team’s leaders in batting as well. He’s a switch-hitter and scouts like his approach at the plate.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Owen Jones in the 19th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior right-handed pitcher out of the University Of Portland.

I don’t have information on him.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Jharel Cotton in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior right-handed pitcher out of East Carolina University.

Baseball America has him ranked #29 in North Carolina.

Cotton is a small righthander that profiles best out of the bullpen. He sits in the high 80s and can touch 90, but he also offers a good changeup that can keep hitters off balance.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Jacob Scavuzzo in the 21st round of the 2012 MLB Draft. An outfielder out of Villa Park High School in California.

MLB.com has video.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Alan Garcia in the 22nd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Junior right-handed pitcher from Azusa Pacific University.

I have no information.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Lindsey Caughel in the 23rd round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior right-handed pitcher out of Stetson University.

I have no information.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Paul Hoenecke in the 24th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior first baseman out of University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

I have no information.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers selected Daniel Coulombe in the 25th round of the 2012 MLB Draft. A Senior left-handed pitcher out of Texas Tech University.

All I know is that he had elbow surgery last year.

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