Dodgers Prospect #33 RHP Nate Evoldi

Nate Evoldi, the Dodgers #11 selection in the 2008 Draft, pulled the impossible early in the season, coming off Tommy John surgery he returned to his high school team and lit up the night with a 95 mph heater. Despite the operation, the Dodgers selected him early, taking a chance on his health.

Nate Evoldi, the Dodgers #11 selection in the 2008 Draft, pulled the impossible early in the season, coming off Tommy John surgery he returned to his high school team and lit up the night with a 95 mph heater. Despite the operation, the Dodgers selected him early, taking a chance on his health. He was sent to the Gulf Coast League and pitching coach Casey Deskins handled him with kid gloves, because of the surgery, easing him into professional baseball an inning at a time and working with him on the side lines to sharper his mechanics.

Dodgers Director of Scouting, Logan White, explained the selection by saying "He got a really good arm with a 90-95 mph fastball. We decided it would be better to take a risk than take a lesser player."

Although he only pitched eight innings for the Coasties, he was nearly untouchable, allowing a single run on six hits and striking out nine. Moved up to Ogden for his final appearance of the season, he pitched 2.2 innings against Oregon and allowed just a single hit while fanning two. Not bad for an 18-year-old.

He help opposing batters to a combined .189 average. His selection this high with such a small set of numbers to work on is based entirely on evaluation of his potential -- the word around baseball is that the kid had an "electric" arm.

RHP NATHAN EVOLDI
6-3  195  Br  Tr
Born- February 13, 1990, Alvin Texas
Obtained- Selected #11 in 2008 draft

team            w-l  era  gm gs sv in  h  bb  so  ave  
2008  GCLeague  0-1  1.13  6  0  1   8  6  3   9  .207
      Ogden     0-0  0.00  1  0  0   3  1  0   2  .125
 Totals	        0-1  0.84  7  0  1  11  7  3  11  .189


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