Dillon Overton, LHP, University of Oklahoma
Class: Junior; Height: 6-2; Weight: 160
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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