Dillon Overton, Relief Pitcher, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 8/17/1991
Birthplace: Clinton, Oklahoma
College: University of Oklahoma
Dillon Overton, relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, was first drafted in 2010 by the Boston Red Sox but he opted instead to attend the University of Oklahoma. Three years later, he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics. He had Tommy John surgery in 2013. He pitched in the Athletics' minor league system as a starting pitcher from 2014 through most of 2016.
Overton pitched in 5 games as a starter and 2 games in relief with the Athletics in 2016. He finished the season with 1 win to 3 losses, 17 strikeouts to 7 walks, and an ERA of 11.47 in 24.1 innings. He spent the rest of the season in the minors, pitching 125.2 innings in 21 games.
The Athletics designated Overton for assignment on January 25, 2017. He was traded to the Mariners the following day.
Pitching statistics for Overton as a minor league player from 2014 through 2016 include:
- 60 games played
- 288.2 innings pitched
- 20-14 win-loss record
- 264 strikeouts to 62 walks
- 3.18 ERA