LOS ANGELES -- The outbreak of Tommy John surgeries has only strengthened the resolve of Dodgers vice president of amateur scouting Logan White to select pitchers, which he did in the first round again Thursday, picking right-hander Grant Holmes out of Conway (S.C.) High School in the First-Year Player Draft.

White has now selected pitchers first in 11 of the past 12 Drafts.

"You can't be afraid of taking pitching," White said. "If pitchers are breaking down, why take less pitching? You need pitching."