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Blake Dunn

#74 | OF | RedsCIN
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Blake Dunn
Name: Blake William Dunn
Born: Sep 5, 1998 in Holland, MI
College: Western Michigan
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 15th round (450th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
Dunn’s package of tools is among the best in the Upper Midwest area of the country. A plus-plus runner with huge arm strength and raw power, it’s easy to fall in love with the many ways that Dunn can impact the game. A multi-sport athlete coming out of high school, Dunn has electric athleticism, and that combined with his running ability makes him a no-doubt center fielder at the next level where he can track down baseballs deep in the gaps and also throw runners out with his potential 70-grade arm. On top of his defensive ability, Dunn is a dynamic baserunner, with 47 stolen bases over his three-year career with Western Michigan in 59 attempts—good for a 79.7 percent success rate. His 30 stolen bases in 2019 were good for the second-best single season mark in program history. While Dunn’s physical tools are obvious, his hitting ability is what prevents him from being ranked higher. He could have used a strong 2020 season to answer questions about the quality of his bat, as Dunn hit just .229/.338/.298 with a 25 percent strikeout rate in the Cape Cod League last summer. His numbers with Western Michigan in the Mid-American Conference are significantly better—he’s a career .335/.420/.457 hitter with the Broncos—but scouts are worried he might be a below-average hitter. If he has even a fringe-average hit tool, Dunn could offer a team plenty of value with his defense, running ability and power potential, but without a full 2020 season to gauge the quality of his bat, Dunn’s draft status is a bit less clear. His upside remains exciting.
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