Two 2018 Dodgers Draft Picks Join Great Lakes
The Los Angeles Dodgers have decided to send two of their top 10 2018 draft picks to their Single-A affiliate for the second half. Midwest League fans will have the opportunity to see Devin Mann and Josh McLain suit up for the Great Lakes Loons as we enter the home stretch of the 2018 campaign.
Infielder Devin Mann was a fifth round pick out of ACC powerhouse Louisville. He proved to be a decent contact hitter with a solid glove in the middle infield. He has pretty good speed both up the middle on defense and on the base paths. Mann spent two games in the Arizona League before making his Midwest League debut last night. He has gone 1/9 so far and has not faired as well as the next guy we will discuss.
Josh McLain is a fellow ACC member as he played his college career at North Carolina State. The outfielder was drafted in the ninth round by the Dodgers with hopes that the North Carolina native can bring his steady bat and solid glove to the pro ranks. McLain slashed .344/.375/.458 for the Wolfpack in 2018 while playing in the second toughest conference in the country. He also stole at least 11 bases in each of his three season at NC State.
McLain did get two games in with the Arizona League Dodgers before making his Midwest League debut last night. He went 2/6 in his brief stint in Arizona before putting the rest of the Midwest League on notice on Thursday. In his first Single-A game, and just his third pro game overall, McLain went 4/5 with a tripe, a double, and two stolen bases.