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MLB Draft: Dodgers Select 3B Alex Santana With Second Round Pick

With their second round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the 73rd pick overall, the Dodgers drafted third baseman Alex Santana from Mariner High School in Cape Coral, Florida. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound right-hander was also used as a pitcher, though the Dodgers listed him as a third baseman when selecting the pick. He is the son of former Mets' shortstop Rafael Santana.

Perfect Game said Santana had "an outstanding athletic build for a junior and could easily develop plus strength down the road. He has tons of lift in his swing for future power and showed his athleticism with a 6.97 60." This does seem like another pick for the Dodgers who won't be paid above the recommended slot bonus. In fact, Baseball America didn't project Santana to be drafted this high, as Jim Callis tweeted that Santana was the first pick in the draft for which the publication didn't have a full write up.

The MLB Draft is a three-day event, with rounds 2-30 to be completed on Tuesday. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.