DYLAN SHOCKLEY, CATCHER
|Born: April 10, 1997
Drafted: 34th Round, 1024th Overall, 2019
How Acquired: Draft
College: University of Rio Grande (OH)
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Shockley played for NAIA Rio Grande for four years, although he missed nearly all of his sophomore season, apparently with an injury. He put up big numbers in a good hitting environment, batting 381/484/575 as a junior, which got him conference player of the year honors. As a senior he hit 373/495/574. In both years he walked more than he struck out. He was out of eligibility and signed a couple weeks after the draft.
Shockley split the catching duties in the GCL with Daniel Angulo. Shockley threw out 27% of base stealers. He didn’t hit at all and had serious problems making contact, despite the fact that he was facing younger competition.
The Pirates have had to shore up their lower-level catching with college catchers who, in most cases, don’t figure to be prospects. This is because they’ve seldom drafted prep catchers and haven’t been able to sign and develop catchers on the international front.
|2021: Minor league contract
MiLB Debut: 2019
MiLB FA Eligible: 2025
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|June 5, 2019: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 34th round, 1024th overall pick; signed on June 17.|