John Rooney

Position: LHSP
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Great Lakes Loons
League: Midwest League
Born: 01/28/1997 (Age: 22)
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 235
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 3rd Rd., 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)

Prospect Spotlight

Rooney was the Dodgers’ third-rounder in last year’s draft from Hofstra. His primary weapons are a low-90s fastball and average slider, each playing up from the natural angle his 6-foot-5 frame provides. He’s comfortable with a low-80s changeup that shows turnover action, and developing that pitch gives the foundation for a full starter’s arsenal. The Dodgers have had success bringing out more velocity in pitchers with Rooney’s build. For now, we see the ceiling as a low-end #5 type or swingman option who could be more than that with a firmer fastball.