- Full name Dylan Chowles Unsworth
- Born 09/23/1992 in Durban, South Africa
- Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
Organization Prospect Rankings
Unsworth took command to a new level in 2013 with 28 SO/BB ratio, striking out 56 and walking just two in 72 innings. Though none of those innings were logged above the low Class A level, it shows how far he has come since signing in 2009 after spending time at MLB's International European Academy in Italy. Unsworth gained confidence by pitching six strong innings for South Africa against Israel in a 2012 World Baseball Classic qualifier, a game in which he struck out six and allowing five hits, including a solo homer to big leaguer Nate Freiman. The slightly-built Unsworth doesn't overpower hitters, as his fastball usually sits 85-88 mph and tops out at 90. However, he spots it to all four quadrants of the strike zone, and he also is developing a changeup and curveball. Considering he did not face strong competition growing up in South Africa, Unsworth has made considerable strides since signing with the Mariners. While he won't light up any radar guns, his command at least gives him a chance to reach the high minors, and possibly pitch his way to a big league trial.
Best Tools List
- Rated Best Control in the Seattle Mariners in 2014