Dodgers: A full draft review of the first three rounds
Back to the college ranks we go!
The Dodgers went to Butler for their third-round pick and selected pitcher, Ryan Pepiot.
In my eyes, Pepiot is one of the most exciting players selected by the Dodgers in the 2019 draft simply because of his changeup.
The 6’3 righty sports a change that is devastating for both right-handed and left-handed batters. Sitting in the low-80’s, Pepiot’s change has two-seam fastball like movement that dips down and arm side and leaves hitters wondering where the ball went.
The incredible changeup is supported by a fastball that touches 96 miles per hour but typically sits in the 91-94 range.
Pepiot also throws a curveball and slider that need some professional coaching to get to the level of a pro pitch.
However, that coaching can easily come. Should he sign with the Dodgers, he’d be joining an organization known for building pitchers and helping good ones get better. Pepiot has the stuff to be absolutely devastating and the only thing the righty is missing is some direction from a pro coach.