Son Of Orel Hershiser Drafted By Dodgers In 34th Round Out Of USC
LOS ANGELES (CBS) – The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their final rounds Wednesday night of the First-Year MLB Draft by selecting 41 players, including 25 picks from college players, 14 high schoolers and two picks on Cuban pitchers.
18-year-old Corey Seager of North Caroline was the Dodgers’ first-round selection at No. 18, but the most noticeable name they drafted is Jordan Hershiser, son of former Dodger and Cy-Young winner Orel Hershiser.
RHP Hershiser, out of USC, was the Dodgers’ final pitcher selected at the 34.
The 5th-year senior has already had a tough journey leading up to his selection by having two surgeries performed on his right arm. His first, Tommy John surgery after getting over-worked during his freshman year and second, on his throwing shoulder that ended his 2011 season after only 2 starts with the Trojans.
“It’s a long time coming being a fifth-year senior going through two arm surgeries,” Jordan said on the teams website. “So it’s a good stamp on the rehab process and getting back to where I needed to be.”
Another son of former Dodger player and current Special Advisor, Baseball Operations Jose Vizcaino, Jose Jr., was selected in the 36th round.
In addition to Hershiser, the Dodgers selected several other prospects with local ties, including La Cañada High School graduate and Stanford University junior Eric Smith, Cameron Saylor from West Covina South Hills High School, outfielder Kevin Maxey from Long Beach Poly High School, outfielder Jacob Scavuzzo from Villa Park High School in Orange County and Azusa Pacific University right-hander Alan Garcia.