6/8/2013 4:33 P.M. ET
Dodgers grab college catcher Navin to start Day 3
By Austin Laymance / MLB.com
The Dodgers selected Vanderbilt catcher Spencer Navin with their first pick on Day 3 of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
As a junior this season with the Commodores, Navin hit .309 with four home runs, five doubles and 34 RBIs in 55 games. He reached base at a .439 clip and had a .406 slugging percentage.
The Dodgers used their 11th-round pick (No. 334 overall) on Navin, the second catcher they have drafted this year.
Navin threw out 13 of 24 runners attempting to steal this season and allowed three passed balls.
"Spencer may be the most talented catcher we have had in our program," Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin told the school's official website. "He's tough, durable and possesses overriding arm strength. He competes as well as anyone we have on our club. We will be very reliant on his leadership behind the plate. He is a very competitive hitter as well and a big part of our offense."
Dodgers go with bloodlines, take Law in Round 12
Brigham Young infielder Adam Law became the third Dodgers Draft pick this year with Major League bloodlines when Los Angeles selected him in the 12th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
Law's father, Vance, was also an infielder during an 11-year career from 1980-91 and was an All-Star with the Chicago Cubs in 1988. Law's grandfather, Vernon, debuted with the Pirates in 1950 and won the 1960 Cy Young Award. The right-hander won 162 games during a 16-year career with Pittsburgh.
While Law was primarily a shortstop and second baseman with BYU, the Dodgers drafted him as a third baseman.
As a junior this season, Law led the Cougars with a .365 batting average, 76 hits, 14 stolen bases and a .440 on-base percentage. He also had 10 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 46 RBIs in 53 games with a .510 slugging percentage.
Law was a co-captain with BYU this season and was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team by the league's coaches.
Dodgers get prep lefty Damron in 13th round
The Dodgers took their first high school left-hander of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday, selecting Ty Damron from Krum High School in Texas in the 13th round.
Damron is a strikeout pitcher. In a state playoff game in May, the southpaw struck out 17 batters in six innings and did not allow a hit. The only baserunner he allowed came on a walk.
"He's got an upper-80s fastball from the left side, with, I think, the frame and the potential to throw harder," Damron's high school coach, Ray Miller, told the Denton County Record. "He's got the potential to be a legitimate low-90s guy from the left side."
Damron is listed at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He has a partial scholarship to play baseball with Texas Tech next season.
As a junior in 2012, Damron went 5-3 with a 2.92 ERA. He struck out 96 and walked 45 in 48 innings. Damron also hit .402 with 22 RBIs.
Dartmouth lefty Johnson is Dodgers' Round 14 pick
The Dodgers dipped into the Ivy League with their 14th-round pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, selecting left-hander Michael Johnson from Dartmouth on Saturday.
As a senior, Johnson went 7-0 with a 1.82 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. The southpaw held opponents to a .208 batting average in nine starts and led Dartmouth to its fourth straight appearance in the Ivy League championship game.
Johnson was 8-2 with a 4.73 ERA during his first three seasons at Dartmouth, striking out 66 in 102 2/3 innings. But he improved dramatically this season and was named to the All-Ivy League First Team.
"I focused a lot more on my legs and my flexibility," Johnson told the Boston Globe. "I felt, at times, my freshman and sophomore years, my flexibility inhibited me a bit from not getting through to my front side."
Johnson uses a fastball, slider and changeup. He's listed at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds.
College lefty Flamion is Dodgers' pick in Round 15
The Dodgers drafted two-way left-hander Billy Flamion in the 15th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.
Flamion began his college career at Oregon before transferring to Grossmont College in El Cajon, Calif. He's been an outfielder and pitcher at each program.
This season, Flamion pitched seven innings and struck out nine. But the southpaw walked six and allowed six runs on four hits. With the Ducks in 2012, Flamion struck out 12 and walked 11 in 13 innings as a freshman.
While Flamion hit .287 with two home runs, 24 RBIs and 26 runs scored in 36 games this season, the Dodgers drafted him as a pitcher.
He grew up in Modesto, Calif., and was drafted by the Astros in the 25th round of the 2011 Draft, but did not sign.
Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.