By Bart Harvey
It’s been an excellent 24 hours for the Dodgers’ 2015 draft class …
- Single-A Rancho Cucamonga’s Josh Sborz was named California League Pitcher of the Year after leading the league in both ERA (2.66) and WHIP (1.03), before being promoted to Double-A Tulsa on August 1. The 22-year old right-hander was selected by the Dodgers out of the University of Virginia with the 74th overall pick in the 2015 draft.
- On his way back from Tommy John surgery in August 2015, right-hander Walker Buehler made his professional debut Tuesday, throwing two scoreless innings while recording three strikeouts for the Arizona (Rookie) League Dodgers. According to Baseball America, Buehler’s fastball velocity ranged from 95-97 mph. The former Vanderbilt standout was selected by the Dodgers with the 24th overall pick in 2015.
Other highlights from around the Dodgers’ farm system …
- Scott Barlow threw seven scoreless innings for Tulsa and limited the opposition to four hits while striking out four. Barlow has pitched well of late, posting a 1.32 ERA in 34 innings pitched over his last six starts.
- First baseman Ibandel Isabel homered in his fourth consecutive game, increasing his slugging percentage to .681 through 18 games with Single-A Great Lakes.