When I saw the Great Lakes Loons, Mark Pope was high on the list of players I was hoping to get.
Pope was drafted by the Padres out of Georgia Tech in 2011, 5th Round. He was a great college pitcher, and by his junior year was the teams Friday night starter. He would go 11-4 with a 1.74 ERA in 113 IP. He allowed 91 hits, struck out 88 and walked 24.
Since being drafted he has bounced around a little. He was released by the Padres in 2013 and signed by the Braves. Atlanta released him a couple months later and he would sign with an Independent Frontier League team. He pitched well there, and was picked up by the Dodgers this season. He is now the closer for the Low-A Great Lakes Loons and pitching well.