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Junior college hurler Rhame taken in round six

The Dodgers drafted their second junior college pitcher on Friday, selecting right-hander Jacob Rhame in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Rhame began his college career at Oklahoma, but transferred to Grayson County College in Texas after pitching just 10 innings as a freshman with the Sooners. He has shown improved stuff this spring at Grayson County and dominated hitters, striking out 58 in 75 innings with a 2.16 ERA.

Rhame's fastball sits in the low-90s with good sinking action. He also throws a curveball and a changeup, but his secondary pitches need further development.

"He has an electric arm," said Dodgers vice president of scouting Logan White. "He knows how to pitch. We'll start him in the Minor Leagues, but he could go either direction because he throws strikes and his delivery is sound."

Listed at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds, Rhame has ideal size for a right-hander. He has good command and can throw all three of his pitches for strikes. The 20-year-old is committed to Texas State should he head back to a four-year college.

Rhame grew up in Denton, Texas -- the hometown of Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for
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