Major League Baseball announced team representatives for the 2018 MLB Draft, and Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda and long-time scout and former player Bobby Darwin are set to represent the Dodgers.
Lasorda managed the Dodgers from 1976-1996, winning two World Series Championships in 1981 and 1988. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Darwin was a pitcher for the Dodgers in 1969 and 1971. After retiring from baseball after the 1978 season, he became a scout for the organization in 1983, where he has remained ever since. Darwin was honored for longtime service with the Dodgers in 2010.
After a season in which they won a Major-League best 104 games, the Dodgers will select last in the first round at No. 30 in the 2018 MLB Draft. They also hold the 68th overall pick at the end of the second round and the 104th pick at the end of the third round, as well as the last pick in all 40 rounds.
The slot pick value for the 30th selection this year is $2,275,800, while the 68th pick is $917,000 and No. 104 is $538,800. The Dodgers have gone with position players in the first round in each of the last two drafts by drafting Jeren Kendall and Gavin Lux, which broke a span of three straight years taking a right-handed pitcher before that.
The 2018 MLB Draft is set to begin on June 4 in Secaucus, N.J., and will be televised on MLB Network.
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