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2011 MLB Draft: If Dodgers History Is Any Guide, Logan White Will Draft A Pitcher With First Round Pick

The 2011 MLB Draft begins on Monday evening, with the first round and supplemental round. The 4 p.m. PDT event, the first of three days of coverage, will be televised live on MLB Network. The Dodgers have one pick on Monday, number 16 overall in the first round, and if history is any indication look for them to draft an arm over a bat with their first selection.

Logan White, the Dodgers assistant general manager in charge of scouting, is in charge of his 10th draft with the team. In his last eight drafts with the Dodgers, the club has selected a pitcher with their first pick. The only exception was White's first draft, when the Dodgers drafted first baseman James Loney 19th overall:

2002 - #19: James Loney, high school 1B

2003 - #24: Chad Billingsley, high school RHP

2004 - #17: Scott Elbert, high school LHP

2005 - #40: Luke Hochevar, college RHP (did not sign)

2006 - #7: Clayton Kershaw, high school LHP

2007 - #20: Chris Withrow, high school RHP

2008 - #15: Ethan Martin, high school RHP

2009 - #36: Aaron Miller, college LHP

2010 - #28: Zach Lee, high school RHP

The MLB Draft is a three-day event, beginning Monday at 4 p.m. PDT with the first round and supplemental round on MLB Network. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.