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Dakota Bacus

#35 | RHP | NationalsWAS
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Dakota Bacus
Name: Dakota John Bacus
Born: Apr 2, 1991 in Moline, Ill. USA
College: Indiana State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 9th round (289th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2012 (signed for $128,200)
Bacus has gone from not making the team at Moline (Ill.) High in his first two prep seasons to becoming the ace of an Indiana State that won its first-ever outright Missouri Valley Conference regular season title this spring. After spending two seasons at Southeastern (Iowa) CC, he opened 2012 by working at 86-88 mph with his fastball. As the weather heated up, so did Bacus, who pitched at 90-92 mph down the stretch. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder also has transformed the rolling curveball he had at Southeastern into a sharp slider that grades as a plus pitch at times. His changeup is a solid third pitch. Bacus throws strikes but doesn't get a ton of swings and misses, so he profiles as a No. 4 starter. His stuff could play up in a relief role, and his slider could give him the ceiling of a set-up man.
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