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Donnie Walton

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Donnie Walton
Name: Donovan R. Walton
Born: May 25, 1994 in Dallas, Texas USA
High School: Bishop Kelley HS, Tulsa
College: Oklahoma State
Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 184 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (147th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2016 (signed for $125,000)
The son of a coach (Rob was head coach at Oral Roberts and now is associate head coach at Oklahoma State), Walton lacks any tool that grades out as better than a 50 and to be fair, there are more 40s than 50s on his report, but he'll likely have a lengthy pro career as a switch-hitting utility infielder who is willing to do whatever is needed. Walton would be stretched defensively as an everyday shortstop, but he can fill-in there after proving a reliable defender in four years at Oklahoma State. He projects as an average defender at second base. As a switch-hitter with contact ability and savvy, Walton's hit tool is his best asset.
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