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Ronnie Dawson

#31 | DH/DH
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Ronnie Dawson
Name: Ronnie Silas Dawson
Born: May 19, 1995 in Grove City, OH
High School: Licking Heights HS, Pataskala, Ohio
College: Ohio State
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (61st overall) by the Houston Astros in 2016 (signed for $1,056,800)
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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