Dodgers: Recapping Andrew Friedman’s Past Draft Classes
2015 – Andrew Friedman’s first draft with the Dodgers
The 2015 MLB draft was the first draft that Andrew Friedman was a part of with the Dodgers. He got things started with a bang by drafting Walker Buehler in the first round of the 2015 draft. Buehler slipped because of injury concerns and needed Tommy John surgery shortly after the draft but it has not stopped him from becoming one of the best young pitchers in the game.
Willie Calhoun was the Dodgers’ fourth-round pick in 2015 and although he is now a Texas Ranger, he was the pivotal piece in landing Yu Darvish. While Darvish is now a forsaken name in Los Angeles, he did help get the Dodgers to the World Series despite his shortcomings against the Houston Astros.
Other notable names in the 2015 draft are Edwin Rios, Matt Beaty, and Kyle Garlick. Beaty and Garlick are currently on the active roster while Edwin Rios should see time in Los Angeles at some point this season. The biggest fish of the 2015 draft is easily Walker Buehler.