Dillon Persinger had his best day yet in his young pro career.
On September 5, Persinger knocked out two home runs against the Batavia Muckdogs. Persinger, who hadn’t hit a home run in his previous 20 games, went 2-4 for the game with three RBIs and two runs.
— MiLB.com (@MiLB) September 6, 2017
While playing for the Mahoning Valley Scrapers, things haven’t gone as well as Persinger may have liked. Through September 7, he was hitting .208 with only four RBI. He’s primarily been playing second base for the team.
Persinger had a standout one-year for the Titans during the 2017 season. Primarily a second baseman during his collegiate career, he was thrusted over to first base when the Titans realized their need at the position. With the Titans wanting to find a way to get Persinger’s bat into the lineup and with Sahid Valenzuela cementing himself at second, this seemed like the most logical choice.
And Persinger didn’t disappoint.
He finished the year hitting .292 with three home runs and 31 RBIs, helping propel Fullerton to the College World Series. He was rewarded for great year by being named to the Big West Conference First Team as a utility player, then eventually being drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 18th round of the 2017 draft.
Although the numbers aren’t what we’re used to seeing from Persinger, we’re confident he’ll pick it up. These early games may just be “growing pains” for getting used to the pro-life, or even fatigue from the long season he’s endured thus far. Either way, we’re excited for his young career to blossom.