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Will Dion

#1 | LHP | GuardiansCLE
Lynchburg Hillcats Lynchburg Hillcats
Will Dion
Name: Will Dion
Born: Apr 17, 2000 in
College: McNeese State
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 9th round (276th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2021 (signed for $125,000)
The Southland Conference pitcher of the year, Dion was also a Freshman All-American as a reliever in 2019. As a starter in 2021, Dion went 9-4, 3.07 and helped McNeese State earn an NCAA postseason appearance. Dion is a crafty lefty whose stuff may end up being a little short in pro ball. His fastball will touch 93-94 mph but he generally sits in the upper 80s. He mixes a slower, bigger, early-count curveball with a slightly harder (80-81 mph) slurve. The slurve has a pretty large break as well, but more sweep than his curve. He has plus command of all three pitches. He generally gets ahead of hitters and rarely hurts himself (1.7 walks per nine innings). Dion tries to mess with hitters’ timing. He’ll adopt a Johnny Cueto-esque pause mid-delivery at times and does everything he can to keep hitters guessing.
Career Statistics
  • Career Statistics
  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
  • Spring Training
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Split TypeAVGGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOOBPSLGOPS
Split TypeWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOAVGOBPSLGWHIP
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