Trey Dawson Drafted by Detroit

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Trey DawsonTrey Dawson, ranked No. 4 in the WV Class of 2015, was the lone West Virginia high school player to hear his name called in the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Hurricane High School shortstop was taken by the Detroit Tigers in the 32nd round with the 970th overall pick. Dawson will be heading to LSU this fall to begin a college career knowing that he has the potential to be drafted again following his junior and/or senior seasons in Baton Rouge.

LSU has a track record of Division I baseball success. The Tigers current shortstop, Alex Bregman, was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in this draft by the Houston Astros.

Dawson completed a banner high school career for the Redskins this spring hitting .404. He also went 7-1 on the mound, but will play solely as an infielder at the next level.

Following is a look at the players with ties to West Virginia selected in this year's draft.

20 596 Dunbar, Korey North Carolina C R/R JR 6'1" 215lbs / Nitro HS
24 734 Smith, Blake West Virginia RHP R/R SR 6'5" 230lbs
27 806 Munden, Taylor West Virginia SS R/R SR 5'10" 185lbs
30 893 Payne, Tyler West Virginia State C R/R SR 5'11" 210lbs
32 970 Dawson, Trey Hurricane HS SS R/R HS 6'0" 177lbs





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