• Full name Dillon Head
  • Born 10/11/2004 in Glenwood, IL
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Homewood-Flossmoor
  • Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2023 (signed for $2,800,000).
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    School: Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill. Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Clemson
    Age At Draft: 18.8
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Hit: 55. Power: 40. Run: 70. Field: 60. Arm: 55.

    About 28 miles south of Chicago, Homewood-Flossmoor High has produced its fair share of professional athletes. Head looks to join that list in July. Blessed with a lot of natural athletic ability, the 6-foot, 180-pound outfielder brings a variety of tools to the table that can be menacing to any opponent. Head has made some adjustments in his setup from a year ago that has served him well this spring. Supporting a high leg kick as his timing device last summer, Head has cut it down substantially, and now takes a minimal stride forward. By doing this, his timing and balance have improved, and he is now in a better position at front foot strike to let his hands work. Scouts marvel at Head’s ability to spray the ball around the field and admire his “hit it where it’s pitched” approach. He projects to be a line drive/gap bat at the next level, though he does possess strength to the pull side, and can leave the yard when he gets extended. He does operate with a bit of a bat wrap in his swing, but enough bat speed is there to overcome it right now. A 70-grade runner, Head gets out of the box quickly and should be a stolen base threat and high-BABIP player. He covers plenty of ground in center field and has above-average or plus arm strength with good accuracy as well. Head is committed to Clemson but is generating top-two round draft attention.

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  • OF Dillon Head assigned to ACL Padres.
  • San Diego Padres signed OF Dillon Head.

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