Chicago Cubs: Top 30 Prospects- No. 10 to No. 1
#8 Donnie Dewees (OF)
2015 Stats (Eugene Emeralds)
.266/.306/.376 5 HR, 30 RBI, 19 SB, 14 2B, 75 H
Dewees was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2015 draft. Dewees was undrafted out of high school and missed his sophomore year at North Florida due to a broken wrist.
He had a breakout season in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2014 and rode that momentum in 2015 where he led the NCAA Division-I in runs, hits, total bases, and slugging. At 22-years-old, Dewees joins the crowded outfield.
Dewees excels at the plate with a compact left-handed swing, along with an advanced approach and good feel for the barrel. He has some power but is more focused on-line drives.
Dewees spent the 2015 season with short-season Eugene. He had some success at the plate, batting .266 with a .306 on-base percentage. He had 19 steals and definitively has above average speed. His speed will allow him to stay in center
His speed will allow him to stay in center field though he played mostly left field. Dewees has a well below-average arm, which would not make him ideal for right field. Dewees still has a long way to go before cracking the big leagues.
Expect him to get a full season at either South Bend or Myrtle Beach this year and his development there will determine his track to the majors.
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