• Full name Dillon Ray Overton
  • Born 08/17/1991 in Clinton, OK
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Oklahoma
  • Debut 06/25/2016
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (63rd overall) by the Oakland Athletics in 2013 (signed for $400,000).
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    The Sooners may have the best 1-2 pitching punch in college baseball, and it was Overton and not Jonathan Gray who began the season as the more likely first-round choice. They've flipped positions since then, with Gray vaulting into consideration for the No. 1 overall pick and Overton looking like more of a second-rounder after straining his forearm on April 20 and missing his next two starts. Though he's not physically imposing at 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, Overton has topped out at 95 mph and shown three plus pitches at times. He often pitches in the low 90s with his fastball, which gains deception and life thanks to his crossfire delivery. His slider can be a wipeout pitch and his fading changeup also can elicit swings and misses. He has a loose arm and fills the strike zone with ease. Before Oklahoma shut him down, Overton's fastball had dipped to 87-90 mph and his slider had lost some power and morphed into more of a curveball. He continued to succeed with diminished stuff because he commands his offerings well. A 26th-round selection by the Red Sox in 2010 out of an Oklahoma high school, he draws comparisons to former Oklahoma State lefty Andrew Heaney, the ninth overall pick last year.

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