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Dillon Dingler

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Dillon Dingler
Name: Francis Dillon Dingler
Born: Sep 17, 1998 in Massillon, OH
High School: Jackson HS, Massillon, Ohio
College: Ohio State
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (38th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2020 (signed for $1,952,300)
Dingler has been a regular in Ohio State’s lineup since he first set foot on campus. He showed impressive defensive versatility as a freshman playing both catcher and center field and he settled in as the Buckeyes starting catcher as a sophomore. Scouts believe in Dingler's catch-and-throw skills and athleticism behind the plate. A natural leader and team captain for the Buckeyes, Dingler has big league arm strength and threw out 50 percent of runners who attempted to steal against him in his career. He has a strong, 6-foot-3, 222-pound frame durable enough to handle the grind of catching, and he’s more athletic than most backstops his size. Offensively, Dingler has improved year over year and is beginning to tap into his above-average power potential. He hit four doubles, a triple and five home runs in 10 games before the season shut down. Some scouts believe he’s more of an ambush hitter who ran into his homers, but he's always controlled the strike zone and knows how to work a count. With a full 2020 season, Dingler had the potential to go in the draft's top two rounds. His everyday potential and big arm could keep him in that range even with a shortened season.
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