College Draft Profile: Dillon Overton

 

Dillon Overton, LHP, University of Oklahoma

Class: Junior; Height: 6-2; Weight: 160

Updated: 06/02/13

Combined with Jonathan Gray, Overton gives Oklahoma one of the better rotation duos in college. And in 86.2 innings, the rail-thin southpaw has punched out 76 (7.89 K/9) and walked just 22 (2.28 BB/9) while posting a 2.91 ERA. While his numbers are solid this season he’s failed produce like he did in 2012 (122.2 IP, 9.24 K/9, and 1.76 BB/9).

Projection: Overton shows an above-average ability to pound the zone with the ability to miss some bats. And he could very easily slide into the bottom half of the first round as the second or third best collegiate southpaw behind Indiana State’s Sean Manaea and potentially Gonzaga’s Marco Gonzales.

Overton won’t be a star, but he’s the kind of pitcher that could carve out a long career as a crafty lefty in the back half of a big league rotation.

Ceiling: 2.0- to 2.5-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Moderate

Drafted: First or Second Round

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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