With the 35th pick in the draft, the Dodgers have selected Louisville starting pitcher Kyle Funkhouser. He was ranked as high as fourth at one point, but his stock has fallen considerably since the early mock drafts. Both MLB.com and Baseball America projected the Brewers to take him 15th overall, while Keith Law didn't even place him in the top 30. Funkhouser joins Walker Buehler as the newest additions to the Dodgers farm system, and could be a formidable duo at the big leage level.
Funkhouser flashed a fastball that touched 97 MPH earlier in the season, but has lost significant velocity, and now sits at around 90 MPH. Some scouts are worried that he could be concealing an injury, and the fact that he will not be providing any medical information before the draft may only scare teams off more than they already are.
In 2015, Funkhouser made 16 starts, and posted a K/9 of 8.47 and a BB/9 of 3.68. Despite an underwhelming end to the season, Funkhouser has had a great career at Louisville, and if he isn't injured, still has great upside. In his first two years, he posted a combined ERA of 2.01, and had a K/9 of 9.10. His control needs the most work out of any aspect of his overall game, as he's consistently had a subpar walk rate.