Tigers Sign Second Round Pick


The Detroit Tigers today announced that they have agreed to terms with second round pick Dillon Dingler, a catcher from Ohio State University. With the signing of Dingler, the Tigers have now agreed to terms with three of their six selections from the 2020 MLB Draft.

Dingler, 21, played in 115 games over his three years with the Buckeyes, hitting .276/.367/.442 with 21 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 50 RBI. The 6-2, 215-pound catcher was named second team All-Big Ten and to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team as a sophomore in 2019, and was selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2018.

Dingler put up impressive numbers in his shortened junior season, batting .340/.404/.760 with four doubles, one triple, five home runs and 14 RBI. At the time that the 2020 season concluded, Dingler was tied for the Big Ten lead in home runs, while he was second in the conference, 23rd nationally and sixth among all Division I catchers in slugging percentage.