Sunday, January 1, 2017

DrB's 2016 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #31 Dillon Dobson

Dillon Dobson, 1B/3B.  DOB:  8/21/1993.  B-L, T-R.  6'1", 220 lbs.  Drafted in 2015, Round 23 out of Appalachian St. University.

2016 A:  .273/. .328/.465, 27 2B, 5 3B, 13 HR, 7.1 BB%, 22.6 K%, 439 PA.

We are entering Sleeper Territory in the Top 50 list.  Dillon Dobson would fit that description.  Later round draftee out of a smaller college program. He was a 2B in college.  His body type does not fit that position and he was moved to 1B to start the season in Augusta.  Later, when Kelvin Beltre got hurt, he filled in at 3B.

Dobson turned in to a solid batting line in a tough hitting environment.  On the other hand, he was on the older side for the level and he's now anchored to a corner IF position.  I think he has the arm and athleticism to handle 3B which would be an easier route to the majors.  There is one video showing him making a nifty play on a shallow flyball down the RF line with a nice strong throw to home to nail a runner who had tagged up at 3B and foolishly tried to turn it into a Sac Fly.

He should move up to San Jose for 2017.

1 comment:

  1. I checked that video out. He's got a heck of an arm.