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By Jon Weisman
Here’s a link to MLB’s 2015 Draft Tracker of the Dodgers’ selections. Today brings rounds 3-10, and you can either follow along at MLB or see your updates as they come here at Dodger Insider.
The third round begins at 10 a.m., with the Dodgers making the 26th pick of that round and 101st overall.
Round 3 (101): Philip Pfeifer, LHP, Vanderbilt
MLB.com scouting report: Four years after being selected by the Texas Rangers in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, Pfeifer is poised to become a selection again after a solid redshirt junior season at Vanderbilt. He was 4-4 with a 4.06 ERA this season, with a complete game, five saves and 91 strikeouts in 71 innings, limiting opposing batters to a .215 batting average. Pfeifer also made the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Round 4 (132): Willie Calhoun, 2B, Yavapai College
MLB.com scouting report: After his freshman year at the University of Arizona and turn in the Cape Cod League, Calhoun decided to leave the Wildcats and head for Yavapai Community College, where he would be eligible for the 2015 Draft. And after leading the nation with over 30 home runs, the move is looking like it might have paid off. Calhoun can definitely swing the bat, even gaining praise from Arizona head coach Andy Lopez while scuffling a bit as a freshman there. He has good bat speed from the left side of the plate and plenty of strength with a pull approach. He’s not all or nothing, though, showing an ability to make adjustments and consistent hard contact with a pretty solid approach. Scouts don’t give him much chance to play third, but he has played some left field, and that might be the best home for him long-term. A team taking Calhoun, and there’s bound to be plenty of interest in the top five or six rounds, will be buying the bat and assuming it can figure out a defensive home later.
Round 5 (162): Brandon Davis, SS, Lakewood HS
MLB.com scouting report: The infielder has continued to build on the accolades over the course of his career at Lakewood (California) High School. In 2013, he was named to the Perfect Game Underclass 2nd Team, before being named to the 1st Team in 2014 and the All-American 3rd Team and California All-Region 1st Team this season. He has committed to Cal State Fullerton.
Round 6 (192): Edwin Rios, 1B, Florida International
MLB.com scouting report: Rios has had an amazing three-year campaign at FIU, improving each season. He earned Second Team Freshman All-American honors in 2013 after leading the Panthers with a .332 average, 52 RBIs and 26 walks. Rios also recorded 24 multihit games and 15 multi-RBI games, leading the team in both categories. A durable player in his sophomore season, he started all 56 games, hitting .296 with two home runs and 38 RBIs, including tying for the team lead in doubles with 14.
Round 7 (222): Andrew Sopko, RHP, Gonzaga
MLB.com scouting report: A 6-foot-2 right-hander, Sopko came to Gonzaga from Missoula, Mont., spurning the Padres, who selected him in the 14th round of the 2012 Draft out of Loyola Sacred Heart High School. The junior completed his second full season as a starter in 2015, going 7-5 with a 3.55 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 29 walks over 88 2/3 innings, spanning 14 outings. Sopko went at least six innings while allowing two runs or fewer seven times and was an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention.
Round 8 (252): Tommy Bergjans, RHP, Haverford College
Round 9 (282): Kevin Brown (no relation), RHP, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Round 10: (312): Logan Landon, CF, Texas Pan American