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Thomas Dillard

#38 | C | BrewersMIL
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Thomas Dillard
Name: Thomas Dillard
Born: Aug 28, 1997 in Oxford, MS
College: Mississippi
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 230 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
  AB AVG OBP SLG HR
2021 198 .247 .352 .470 10
Career 387 .248 .372 .439 17
Drafted in the 5th round (163rd overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2019 (signed for $397,500)
Dillard has well above-average raw power, putting on impressive batting practice displays, and he’s a switch-hitter who is especially impressive when hitting lefthanded. Dillard has a compact build and a swing that is short and direct to the ball. He was Ole Miss’ best hitter as a sophomore—leading the team with 13 home runs as well as posting a team-best .439 on-base percentage and .563 slugging percentage. He’s been similarly productive as a junior, although his power largely disappeared in Southeastern Conference games. Dillard projects as an average hitter with a solid batting eye and above-average power potential. He has also been surprisingly productive on the basepaths despite fringe-average speed. He’s swiped 32 bags in 37 attempts the past two years. The question with Dillard is where he will play defensively. He’s primarily been a left fielder for Ole Miss, but this year he did catch a few midweek games for the Rebels. In left field, he’s a fringe-average defender. Scouts see him as a fill-in catcher, at best, in pro ball, with currently well-below-average defense. However, they do note that he hasn’t had much of a chance to focus on catching in college, as he’s played on the same team with Cooper Johnson—one of the best defensive catchers in college baseball.
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  • 2021 Game Logs
  • 2021 Splits
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