The Dodgers made a surprise pick with their first pick in the 2017 MLB draft. Andrew Friedman and company went in the direction of best player available rather than minor league need.
With the 23rd overall pick, the Dodgers selected Jeren Kendall, left-handed outfielder out of Vanderbilt. The announcement was somewhat exciting because many projections had Kendall going in the top 20, so it appears that the Dodgers may have gotten a steal in the first round.
Let’s check out some fan reactions to the pick.
The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive for the Dodgers. As I tweeted out, the Dodgers have the luxury of having an already stacked farm system that they could afford to make a pick with superstar potential. Kendall brings real game changing potential with his speed and new found power.
He’ll now join his former teammates in Walker Buehler and Jordan Sheffield as former Vanderbilt baseball players in the Dodgers farm system.
Send us in your thoughts on the pick? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Keep us close as we’ll be making player comparisons once the MLB Draft concludes.