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Dillon Dingler Picked with 38th Pick by the Detroit Tigers

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Ohio State Buckeye catcher Dillon Dingler was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2nd round of the 2020 MLB Draft with the first pick of the round making him their catcher of the future. Many felt Dingler was a first round pick but was available with the 38th selection for the Tigers. Also ranked as the 3rd best catcher, many consider the pick a steal with his athletic ability on the field.

Detroit Tigers Catcher

Some feel catcher Jake Rogers might be on his way out as the main man behind the plate in Detroit. Dingler is favorably compared to Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly. Many see his potential as a stronger hitter and an everyday catcher, which is why the Tigers pulled the trigger on him during the 2nd day of the draft.

Dillon Dingler Ohio State Career

Dingler, a Massillon Ohio Jackson High School grad, came back from an uneventful freshman year and a broken wrist bone to hit .291 as a sophomore and put his name on the map as a potential draft selection. When 2020 got underway he took off hitting .340 in 13 games before the NCAA shut down the season over Covid 19 concerns. He also had 5 home runs, 14 RBIs and 4 doubles in the shortened season.

Brought into Ohio State as an outfielder and switching to catcher, Dingler (6’3” 220 lbs.) excelled behind the plate. Scouts are praising his arm strength and accuracy of throws. A three time captain with the Buckeyes, his leadership was important for the club. He becomes the highest drafted baseball player out of Ohio State in the past 10 years.

Dingler was a three sport athlete in high school, starring in basketball, baseball, and football. Jackson High was state finalist in basketball and state finalist in baseball his senior year. Dingler was coached by catching coach Greg Beals at Ohio State and now looks to earn close to $2 million a year in the MLB.

Road to Detroit: Dillon Dingler

6/12/2020 4:15:47 PM
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Washington not a Ray, not a Gator

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Washington not a Ray, not a Gator


LeVon Washington, the No.30 overall pick in this years Major League Baseball amateur draft, has decided not to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays. After choosing the Buchholz High School (Gainesville, FL) in the first round, Ray's executive vice president Andrew Friedman announced that the two sides could not come to an agreement.

By Paul Kardasz

“We are disappointed that LeVon has chosen not to sign with the Rays. We offered him a bonus consistent with late first-round picks. Immediately following the Draft, he seemed eager to sign but it has not materialized. We wish LeVon great success with his baseball career," Friedman told sources.

Why did Washington turn his back on the "local" team? He's not going to the Gators. John Patton, from Gatorsports.com had this to say about that: "An infielder/outfielder, Washington also was a Gator baseball signee, but a Florida spokesperson said last week that Washington has not met the academic requirements to attend UF. Washington's options now include junior college and independent baseball leagues."

Junior college or the Independent Leagues, or a million dollar signing bonus with "now-contender" franchise, just two hours down I-75?
 Good luck LeVon.

 

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8/18/2009 2:11:13 AM
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Will Fantasy Sports always be Free?
CBS Fantasy Football

Will Fantasy Sports always be Free?

So maybe you pay for your fantasy sports leagues because there were some extra features a provider offered or you couldn’t find the free version hidden underneath the pay version on Yahoo! But a good many do play fantasy sports online or in leagues with their friends for free or for a pot of money which gets paid out 100%. That may all change as player associates in a number of sports are looking for some of the money for the use of their names and/or the use of their statistics.
9/5/2008 4:06:24 PM
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Going to see the Asterisk
Barry Bonds

Going to see the Asterisk 

How wouldn’t want to see the Asterisk? Barry Bonds hits the most home runs in MLB history, the ball is sold at auction and the new owner brands the ball with an asterisk after he holds an Internet poll of what to do. This could be the best piece of memorabilia in the Hall of Fame.
7/2/2008 12:00:00 AM
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Ken Griffey Jr. Reaches Milestone

Ken Griffey Jr. Reaches Milestone

Ken Griffey Jr. came to Cincinnati with the expectation of reaching milestones like 600 home runs sooner rather than later. Earlier this week he did hit the 600 mark but it came after a number of years of injures that have left Red’s fans frustrated.
6/15/2008 12:00:00 AM
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