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Wil Dalton

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Wil Dalton
Name: Wil Dalton
Born: Aug 27, 1997 in Mount Juliet, TN
College: Florida
High School: Summit HS, Thompson's Station, Tenn.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 8th round (257th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2019 (signed for $135,000)
Dalton was a 29th-round pick of the Orioles in 2016, but he instead chose to enroll at Columbia State (Tenn.) JC, where he hit .392 with 21 doubles and 15 home runs. After transferring to Florida, Dalton didn’t miss a beat. He was the only player to start all 70 games for the Gators in 2018, hitting .262/.338/.542 with 19 home runs in his first year against Southeastern Conference competition. He hasn’t quite returned to that level this spring, posting a .250/.365/.432 slash line with just seven home runs through his first 52 games. Some scouts didn’t like the fact that he widened his stance in the fall, and his bat speed and raw power tend to show up more in batting practice rather than during games. Dalton has reduced his strikeout rate to 18.5 percent in 2019, but scouts are still wary about the amount of swing-and-miss in his game. Defensively, Dalton is a corner outfielder. He can handle either position, but his defense will neither add tremendous value nor significantly hurt a team.
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