Dodgers 2013 MLB Draft, Rounds 21-30: Baune, Fisher, Villegas, De Leon, Hooper, Taylor, Kiest, Bare, Finfer, Scott


Right-handed pitcher James Baune out of Southern Arkansas University was taken by the Dodgers with the 634th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

A profile on him via his school:

Baune, an All-America pitcher who went 13-1 with a 3.07 ERA this past season, was the first Mulerider to be drafted this year as the Los Angeles Dodgers took the Rockwall, Texas native with their 21st-round selection (pick #634). Baune is now the Muleriders’ 13th all-time right-handed pitcher taken in the MLB draft since 1976.

As a junior, he can return if he doesn’t get what he wants.



Left-handed pitcher Jake Fisher was taken out of the University Of Oklahoma with the 664th pick.

He started the year as a reliever but was recently moved into the rotation.

Recently named Oklahoma’s No. 3 in its starting rotation, Fisher currently sports a 2.53 earned run average with a 3-2 record. Fisher, a left-hander, has logged 50 strikeouts compared to only 14 walks this season.

Fisher, who started the season in the bullpen for the Sooners, was inserted into the starting rotation after Dillon Overton was hampered by an arm injury during Big 12 Conference play.

As a senior, he will likely sign without much issue.



Right-handed pitcher MJ Villegas was taken with the 694th pick out of Seton Catholic High School in Arizona.

Couldn’t find any other information on him.



With the 724th pick, the Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Jose De Leon out of Southern University.

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Big League Futures has a scouting report on him:

Fastball 90-94 with good movement
Has relied heavily on fastball in the two games I have seen him pitch
Secondary pitches are inconsistent, but slider shows good potential
Live arm
3/4 arm slot
Some control issues, but reportedly improved as the season progressed

As a junior, he’ll be a tough sign this far down in the draft, I think.



Right-handed pitcher Kyle Hooper was taken out of the UC Irvine with the 754th pick in the draft.

A senior, he should sign without incident.



Thomas Taylor, a right-hander out of Kansas University, was taken with the 784th pick.

Taylor was ranked 496th by Baseball America.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder added a little velocity in the second half of the spring, regularly working at 90-94 mph while keeping his fastball down in the zone and throwing it to both sides of the plate. He has a decent slider and also uses a changeup, but neither is sharp enough to keep hitters from looking for his fastball. Taylor throws strikes but doesn’t miss a lot of bats, and he profiles more as a middle reliever in pro ball.

As a senior, he’ll likely sign, so what’s a guy like him doing so far down in the draft? Well, he’s had previous injury trouble and he’s already 23. Plus, as the report says, he profiles as a middle reliever. Still, hard to complain at this position.



Right-handed pitcher Tanner Kiest, out of Riverside Community College, was taken with the 814th pick.

He has a few more years of eligibility left, so it’ll likely take a decent offer to get him into the system.



With the 844th pick, the Dodgers took lefty Crayton Bare out of Baylor University.

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I’m assuming he was injured for most of this season, as he made only five appearances.

He’s a senior, so he should sign.



With the 874th pick, the team took catcher Sam Finfer out of Interlake High School in Washington.

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According to his own site (yes, really), here’s a profile of him:

I am a catcher that hits for average as well as power from the left side for the Interlake High School Varsity Baseball team. I have included a link to my 2012 high school season stats (MaxPreps). I’ve just completed my 2012 summer ball season playing on the 18u O’Brien Autogroup Baseball Club for Head Coach Elliott Cribby and Assistant Coach, Jay Buhner. My pop time is 1.9 seconds, which was recorded at a University of Washington Catcher’s Camp in September 2010, the beginning of my Sophomore year, and has been recorded numerous times since then.

Not hating, that’s pretty smart, actually. Certainly better than the alternative of some others who I have zero information on.

He’s a Seattle University commit.



Catcher Ryan Scott out of Notre Dame High School in Arizona was taken with the 904th pick.

He too has his own site, which lists extensive bloodlines.

Father: Darryl Scott – Current Pitching Coach in the Colorado Rockies Organization; 11 year Professional Playing Career; Loyola Marymount University ’86-’90
Mother: Elizabeth Scott – Loyola Marymount University Tennis ’85-’89
Grandfather: Tom Mee – Minnesota Twins 1960 to present
Grandfather: Troy Scott – Football & Baseball at Fresno State
Great Grandfather: Leland Scott – Baseball at Stanford
Uncle: Rich Gaynor – Philadelphia Phillies Organization
Cousin: Mike Mee – 2007 16th Round Draft with the Arizona Diamondbacks
Brother: Casey Scott (Arizona Western College); 2011 MLB Draft 47th Round by Colorado Rockies

Chances that Logan White took all of this into account is over 9000.

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