Final Round Finished in 2009 Draft

The final round of the 2009 draft kicked off early today and after he first 111 players have been chosen the qualify of your scouting department comes into play. When the drafting ended, Los Angeles has selected 51 players over the three rounds. Now the scouting staff will hit the road to start the signing process.

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com points out that nearly half the current Dodgers roster was taken after the 111th pick, including All-Star Russell Martin (17th round, No. 511 overall), Matt Kemp (sixth round, No. 181), Brent Leach (sixth round, No. 196) and Cory Wade (10th round, No. 298).

Also impressive is the list current players drafted by other clubs. Brad Ausmus was taken in the 48th round (No. 1,151) by the Yankees in 1987; Orlando Hudson was taken in the 43rd round (No. 1,280) by Toronto in 1997; Juan Pierre was taken in the 13th round (No. 390) by Colorado; Mark Loretta was taken in the seventh round (No. 207) by Milwaukee in 1992 and Casey Blake was taken in the seventh round (No. 189) by Toronto in 1996.

The selections today:

#32 Of Austin King
6-2  205  Jackson State CC, Ohio

#33 Paul Miller
6-3 205 The Masters College, CA

#34 C Stephen Cilladi
5-9  182  Kansas Wesleyan
Cilladi it .328 during the 2009 season 
and guided Kansas Wesleyan to a 21-3 
conference record and 40-17 overall.

#35 RHP Justin Dignelli
6-4  220  George Washington, NY


 
#36 2B David Iden  
5-9  170  California Lutheran
Iden hit .349 with a .429 on-base 
percentage and stole 21 bases.


 
#37 RHP Kevin Childs   
6-3  195  Culver-Stockton Coll, CA
Childs allowed only a 2.16 eaned run 
average and a .194 opponents batting 
average in 2009.

#38 RHP Joel Effertz
6-3  240  Ladysmith HS, WI

#39 2B Jon Pellant
5-10  170  Corona Del Sol HS, AZ

#40 RHP Ryan Hander
6-3  175  Lincoln HS, South Dakota


 
#41 LHP Ryan Christenson  
6-1  185  South Mountain CC, OK

#42 RHP Christopher Handke
6-10 235 Cornell College, Iowa

#43 SS Tony Renda
5-10  170  Junipero Serra H, CA

#44 C Chad Fortenberry
5-9  210  Northshore HS, Louisiana

#45 LHp Robert Orlan
6-0  190  Deep Run HS, Virginia

#46 SS Stephen Piscotty
6-3  Amador Valley HS, California

#47 2B James Smith
5-11 180  Second Baptist HS, Texas

#48 OF Cole Pembroke
6-0  200  Desert Vista HS, Arizona

#49 OF Travis Burnside
6-3  184  Laurens District 55 HS, SC

#50 3B Christian Walker
6-2  225  Kennedy-Kenrick HS, PA

#51 SS David Garcia
6-0  140 Kennedy HS, California

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