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Meet Dillon Dingler Who Is One of the Top Catchers in 2020 MLB Draft

Joe Akins
Jun 12, 2020
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Dillon Dingler is a top player in the current Major League Baseball draft, and he already has some remarkable achievements in the league.

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American baseball player, Dillon Dingler is one of the top catchers drafted into the 2020 season of Major League Baseball.

A native of North Canton, Ohio, Dingler is a junior player for the "Ohio State Buckeyes" and currently holds a record as the first Buckeye player since Noah McGowan to tally three home runs, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI at North Florida (3/10).

Dillon Dingler during the NCAA Baseball Greenville Regional on June 1, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Dillon Dingler during the NCAA Baseball Greenville Regional on June 1, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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As a junior Buckeye player, Dingler has led the team regulars with a .340 (17-for-50) batting average to go along with a team-high four doubles, a triple, five home runs, and 12 runs scored.

In 2018, Dingler was ranked the top prospect in Prospect League by Perfect Game while in 2019, he was listed as number seven prospect in Big Ten for 2020 draft class.

For the 2020 MLB draft, ESPN ranked Dingler as number one on the top 10 players available on the second day. Earlier in May, Collegiate Baseball recognized its All-American teams, and Dingler was named to the third team.

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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This makes him the 54th All-American in the history of OSU baseball. He joins players Andrew Mango and Dominic Canzone from the previous season.

Dingler's dad, Scott, played football while he was at Denison University, and his mother, Pam, was also an athlete at Bowling Green University.

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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In the brief season that aired before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dingler was in a tie with Indiana's Grant Richardson for the lead in the Big Ten with five home runs.

With a slugging percentage of .760, he was right to rank second in the conference and 23rd on the national rank. As a junior team player for Buckeye, Dingler has totaled a team-high five multi-hit games and four multiple-RBI games.

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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He has also doubled, homered, and walked in a 2-for-3 day with three RBI and three runs scored vs. Harvard (3/7). Dingler was born to Pam and Scott Dingler on September 17, 1998. He has two brothers, Brennan and Cameron.

Currently majoring in Logistics Management, Dingler has expressed interest in playing baseball after his graduation. If baseball doesn't go as planned, he hopes to own his own business.

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Dillon Dingler at Lewis Field at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, NC on June 1, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

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Apart from playing baseball, one of Dingler's favorite things to do is watch college football with his family on Saturday. He also equally enjoys going to the beach.

Interestingly, Dingler's dad, Scott, played football while he was at Denison University, and his mother, Pam, was also an athlete at Bowling Green University. This clearly explains the young athlete's knack for sports.

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