• Full name Ronnie Silas Dawson
  • Born 05/19/1995 in Grove City, OH
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 217 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Ohio State
  • Debut 04/14/2021
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (61st overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $1,056,800).
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    Dawson has the build of a football player with a 6-foot-2, 225-pound body and muscular arms, so it's not a surprise that he was a linebacker/running back who earned second-team all-Ohio honors in high school. But Dawson was an even better outfielder, hitting .578 as a senior so he wisely focused on baseball. He stepped right into the Buckeyes' lineup as a freshman and has been a fixture ever since. Dawson has an intriguing power/speed combination with the chance to hit for average power while also stealing 10-15 bases. Dawson posts average times coming out of the batter' box but he's an above-average runner. Ideally, Dawson would play center field, but he's been limited to left field with the Buckeyes and it's unlikely that he can move to center regularly as a pro. Dawson may not hit enough to be a big league regular in left field, but his combination of power, speed, athleticism and steady improvement gives reason to believe that the best may be yet to come.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Houston Astros in 2020
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Houston Astros in 2019

Career Transactions

  • Lexington Counter Clocks signed free agent LF Ronnie Dawson.

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