06/10/10 2:30 AM ET
Dodgers snag Ethier's brother in 32nd round
By Evan Drellich / MLB.com
Devon isn't sure yet whether he'll continue his education at a four-year school or turn pro. Andre and Devon's parents, Sandye and Byron Ethier, will be visiting Devon this weekend. They'll discuss it then."Someday getting a chance to play on the same field as my brother, that just totally blows my mind," Devon said. "There's no words for that. ... Both situations, going to play with the Dodgers right away or going to school, both sound very appealing to me."
A rundown of the Dodgers' Day 3 picks:
Round 31, Derek Cone, RHP, Mesa (Ariz.) C.C.: A teammate of Dodgers' seventh-round draft pick Ryan Christenson, the 6-foot-5 Cone was 6-4 with a 1.93 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 84 innings.Round 32, Devon Ethier, LF, Gateway (Ariz.) C.C.: One of Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier's three siblings, the 20-year-old is currently playing in the wood-bat New England Collegiate Baseball League. Round 33, Brett Lee, LHP, Bishop State (Ala.) C.C.: The 6-foot-4 southpaw's fastball has been clocked at 92 mph. Round 34, Joe Lincoln, C, Missouri Southern: The junior led the Lions and ranked second in their conference with a .434 batting average. His 53 RBIs were a team-high and he was third with 11 home runs. Round 35, Brett Beau, 1B, Southern Cal: The left-handed hitter is the son of Bobby Brett and nephew of Ken Brett and George Brett. Brett hit .300 in 22 games, five starts. Round 36, John Fasola, SS, Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) High: The Kansas State recruit is a hard-throwing right-hander. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Walsh was hitting .570 with 10 doubles and nine home runs on the season going into the first week of June. Round 37, Calvin Vogelsang, 2B, College of Canyons (Calif.) C.C.: The freshman, who played right field for the Cougars, hit .380 with 11 home runs and a .712 slugging percentage. Round 38, Lucas Witt, CF, Lexington Christian (Ky.) Academy: In 2009, Witt committed to play quarterback for the University of Kentucky. He battled a hamstring injury at the end of LCA's baseball season. Round 39, Steven Matre, RHP, College of Mount Saint Joseph: The senior missed his final season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing arm in 2009. "I figured since I hadn't played in a year I was probably not going to get drafted at this point," Matre said in a press release. Round 40, Kaleb Clark, RHP, Riverton (Kans.) High: The 6-foot-3, 200-pounder was clocked at 89 mph according to Perfect Game. He has an easy delivery and throws both a curve and slider. Round 41, Kevin Williams, 2B, Crespi Carmelite (Calif.) High: Williams will likely stay in the area even if he doesn't sign. He's committed to UCLA. Round 42, Miles Williams, CF, Windsor (Calif.) High: The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Williams is also a standout wide receiver. Round 43, Chad Wallach, RHP, Calvary Chapel (Calif.) High: The third son of Triple A Albuquerque coach Tim Wallach to be drafted by the Dodgers, Wallach is leaning toward attending Cal State Fullerton, his father's alma mater, where he is likely going to be a two-way player. Round 44, Nicholas Baker, RHP, Palm Desert (Calif.) High: Four days before he was drafted, Baker pitched a four-hitter to lead Palm Desert to a Southern Section Division 4 championship, according to the L.A. Times. Round 45, Logan Gallagher, SS, Louisburg College: Gallagher hit .388 with 39 RBIs in 152 at-bats this season. He went deep six times. Round 46, Bret Montgomery, RHP, California State Dominguez Hills: The senior threw five consecutive complete games at one point in his career. At 6-foot-7, 250-pounder also played at Moorpark College. Round 47, Cody Martin, 1B, Chipola (Fla.) J.C.: The brother of 2008 Dodgers' first-rounder and cousin of Dodgers' 2010 second-rounder Ralston Cash, Martin received media attention in 2008 for throwing a pitch in high school that his catcher reportedly did not attempt to catch, letting it hit the umpire in protest of the strike zone. Round 48, Anthony Garcia, 2B, Cesar Chavez (Ariz.) High: Garcia is the son of Leo Garcia, who had 174 at-bats for the Reds in 1987-88. Round 49, Robert Shultz, RHP, Eastside Catholic (Wash.) High Round 50, Taylor Kaczmarek, RHP, Desert Ridge (Ariz.) High: Kaczmarek went 11-1 with a 2.16 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 62 innings. He was named Arizona Player of the Year by two groups, Gatorade and the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association, according to the Arizona Republic.
Evan Drellich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.