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Dodgers get prep lefty Damron in 13th round

Dodgers get prep lefty Damron in 13th round

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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.

Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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