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Santa Clara righty chosen 65th by Dodgers

June 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Mitchell White from Santa Clara University with their second-round pick in Thursday's Draft.The pick, No. 65 overall, has an assigned bonus value of $993,800.:: Complete 2016 Draft coverage ::Earlier Thursday, the Dodgers selected Wisconsin high school shortstop Gavin Lux with the 20th

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Mitchell White from Santa Clara University with their second-round pick in Thursday's Draft.
The pick, No. 65 overall, has an assigned bonus value of $993,800.
:: Complete 2016 Draft coverage ::
Earlier Thursday, the Dodgers selected Wisconsin high school shortstop Gavin Lux with the 20th overall pick, University of Louisville catcher Will Smith with the 32nd overall pick and Vanderbilt right-handed pitcher Jordan Sheffield with the 36th overall pick.
• 20th overall: Gavin Lux
• 32nd overall: Will Smith
• 36th overall: Jordan Sheffield
The Draft continues Friday with Rounds 3-10. The MLB.com preview show begins at 9:30 a.m. PT, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 3-10 beginning at 10 a.m. PT.
White, 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, missed his freshman season with Tommy John surgery and was a reliever in 2015 and a starter in 2016. This year he went 3-6 with a 3.72 ERA, 118 strikeouts and 27 walks in 92 innings.
"He was kind of a second-half performer," said scouting director Billy Gasparino. "He was a little slow coming off Tommy John surgery two years ago and was a reliever last year, but at 6-4 he has a projectable body and he got up to 95 [mph] late in the year with multiple-strikeout games.
"He has a plus slider, he's big, physical and his arm has really recovered. We feel like he's trending up and has a good chance to be a major rotation starter."

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.