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Dane Myers

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Dane Myers
Name: Dane Michael Myers
Born: Mar 8, 1996 in Katy, TX
High School: Rice (Manhattan) HS
College: Rice
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 6th round (185th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2017 (signed for $241,600)
He's not as accomplished as a two-way player as Brendan McKay or Adam Haseley, but what Dane Myers has done this year is arguably tougher. Myers was supposed to be Rice's first baseman/pitcher this year, but as the Owls struggled, they needed to put him back at third base, even if that meant he didn't get to pitch as much. Myers has a shot at being a legitimate pro prospect as a third baseman or pitcher. He's had a breakout year at the plate, hitting .360/.427/.531. He projects as an at least average hitter with fringe-average power. His plus arm and advanced body control makes him an above-average defender at third and he's an average runner. But most scouts are more interested in what he can do on the mound. When he was fresh and rested at the start of the season, he pitched effectively for six innings in the season opener against Texas, sitting 89-94 mph and touching 96 with his fastball and mixing in an erratic but effective 12-to-6 spike curveball that flashed plus. As the season has worn on, his fastball has backed up because of the wear and tear of playing third base, but he has added a slider that he can throw for strikes more consistently than his curveball. His changeup is a below-average pitch at this point. Myers has never really gotten to work extensively on his pitching because of his responsibilities as a position player. With his athleticism, scouts can dream on just how good his stuff on the mound could be with more regular work.
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