• Full name Dakota Reid Chalmers
  • Born 10/08/1996 in Snellville, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School North Forsyth
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (97th overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 (signed for $1,200,000).
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    The Georgia high school ranks are strong this year and Chalmers is the best of the pitchers in the state. He performed well last summer and was the winning pitcher in the championship game of the WWBA World Championships last October. The Georgia commit then took another step forward this spring and has continued to climb draft boards. Chalmers has a powerful right arm and can run his fastball up into the upper 90s. He more typically throws in the low to mid 90s now, but there's a lot of room for more strength gains in his 6-foot-3, 175-pound frame. He has a good feel for spinning the baseball and throws both a curveball and slider. He rounds out his four-pitch arsenal with an improving changeup. Chalmers' biggest concern is his control. He didn't pound the zone this spring and there's a head whack in his delivery. He may be able to smooth out his delivery as he gets stronger, which would likely help him throw strikes more consistently. The effort in his delivery could scare some teams off, but if a team is willing to be patient with Chalmers, they could eventually be rewarded with a top flight starter.

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