When the Dodgers drafted Vanderbilt pitcher Walker Buehler with the 24th overall pick in last year’s draft, it came with an asterisk. There were concerns about the health of Buehler’s right elbow, which ultimately needed Tommy John surgery shortly after the draft.The Dodgers seemed to circumvent that problem Thursday, when they used two of their first four picks on pitchers who have already had the procedure: Jordan Sheffield of Vanderbilt and Mitchell White of Santa Clara.“I don’t know if it’s a set strategy,” said Billy Gasparino, the Dodgers’ amateur scouting director. “In today’s world it’s almost ‘who doesn’t have Tommy John?’ A lot of studies give a shelf life of the surgery of up to 10 years. When you (draft a pitcher who had the surgery one or two years ago), it does make you feel better. It’s not a strategy we were seeking out.”The Dodgers used their first two picks on high school shortstop Gavin Lux (20th overall) and Louisville catcher Will Smith (32nd overall). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This isn’t a raw kid. He’s advanced,” Gasparino said. “We definitely don’t think he’s a slow mover.”According to multiple reports, Lux’s defense is ahead of his offense. The Dodgers already have their shortstop of the future, Corey Seager. Gasparino thinks that Lux could switch to second base if Seager is still the Dodgers’ shortstop once the 18-year-old is ready.In Smith, the Dodgers took a former high school shortstop who caught several future pros at Louisville. He batted a combined .235 in two seasons at Louisville but a strong second half this season moved him up many mock draft boards.Sheffield is the nephew of former Dodgers outfielder Gary Sheffield. His fastball has reportedly been clocked at 98 mph. Gasparino said there were “a lot of discussions” of drafting the right-hander with the Dodgers’ 32nd overall pick, so naturally he was pleased to see Sheffield fall to them at number 36. “The Sheffield one was maybe a little extra fist pump,” Gasparino said.White spent his first year at Santa Clara as a closer. As a starter in 2016, he posted a 3.72 earned-run average to go with 27 walks and 118 strikeouts in 92 innings.The third through 10th rounds of the draft are Friday, followed by rounds 11 through 40 on Saturday. Lux became the first high school player from the state of Wisconsin to be drafted in the first round since 1979. His uncle, Augie Schmidt, was the second overall pick in the 1982 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays but did not reach the majors.In his senior season at Indian Trail High School in Kenosha, the left-handed hitting shortstop batted .531 (43-for-81) with six home runs, 10 doubles, four triples, 31 RBIs and stole 23 bases. He also drew 29 walks while only striking out twice in 26 games.“I want to play professional baseball,” said Lux, who previously committed to Arizona State University. “I’m kind of set on doing that. I just want to get out there and get going as soon as possible.”While signable, Lux appears to be a project pick on paper. He was officially listed at 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds in the Dodgers’ press release, but was recently pegged lighter by some evaluators. He’s also not as tested as a college player, or a player in a more traditional baseball market. In Wisconsin, Lux trained indoors during the winter, sometimes with Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis at the Hitter’s Baseball Academy in Caledonia.However, Gasparino said that Lux might not need five to six years to develop into a major leaguer.