BRENDEN DIXON, THIRD BASEMAN
|Born: November 20, 2000
Drafted: Round 20, 583rd Overall, 2021
How Acquired: Draft
College: Weatherford College (TX JC)
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Dixon went to the University of Texas as a freshman in 2020 and played only briefly in the pandemic season, at second base. In 2021, he played short for Weatherford and hit 335/495/633, with ten home runs and more walks than strikeouts. He has a commitment to Arkansas for 2022. Baseball America did not list him among the top 500 draft prospects or the top 100 prospects in Texas.
Dixon got into a dozen games in the FCL and had little trouble with the pitching there, apart from a high K rate. He played second, apart from one game at short.
Dixon spent the season with Bradenton. He played mostly first and third, with some time at second. Dixon hit for some power and drew a lot of walks, but otherwise struggled at the plate, with a very high K rate.
Dixon will probably be with Greensboro in 2023.
|2023: Minor league salary
|Signing Bonus: $125,000
MiLB Debut: 2021
MiLB FA Eligible: 2027
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2024
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 13, 2021: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 20th round, 583rd overall pick; signed on July 19.|