Dodgers Sign Six Draftees

The Dodgers have signed six players chosen in last week's amateur draft including the NCAA Division I stolen base champion.

Dodgers Sign Six Draftees Adam Godwin , an outfielder from Troy (Ala.) University, the 11th round pick in the draft, stole 84 bases to lead the nation's colleges in that department and also set a school single-season mark with 75 singles while batting .367. He was voted the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year.

Also signed were righthander Kris Krise (12th round) of Chico State University , lefthander Wilfredo Diaz (15th round) from Puerto Rico, outfielder Drew Locke (19th round) from Boston College, infielder Shane Justus (21st round) from Towson (Md.) University and first baseman Jason Mooneyham (40th round) from Chapman (Cal.) University.

Krise went 9-2 to lead Chico State in victories while Diaz was schooled at the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy , which was founded by former Dodger minor league pitching coach Edwin Correa to fill the gap caused by the fact that high schools in the island commonwealth don't play the sport. Diaz is smallish (5-11, 180) but throws an excellent curve.

Locke was named the best pure hitter in the Big East as a junior and set school records for runs (75) and stolen bases (49) as well as leading the team in doubles (19) as a senior. Justus hit .343, leading his team in hits (85), home runs (9), RBI (33) and stolen bases (29).

Mooneyham set single-season (579) and career (.569) on-base percentage records and was one of the nation's leaders in drawing walks (41). He hit .417 and led the team in RBI (45).

Also signed was free agent Parker Brooks, a switch-hitting middle infielder from Georgetown University where he hit. 315.

Godwin, Krise, Locke, Justus and Mooneyham have reported to Ogden in the Pioneer League while Diaz and Brooks will play for the Dodgers entry in the Gulf Coast League.