Originally Posted by thorn
Thanks for the Info, it seems like Heisey and Dorn both kinda fall in that Denorfia type player
Dorn seems like more of a hitter first and athletic-type second; he'd always played corner outfield even in college from what I understand.
Carson Kainer, the 14th-round choice from last year who will be at Billings this season, is also that sort of bat-first type.
Dorn wasn't perceived as much of a projectable athlete by scouts. This, along with some injuries his final year at Cal Fullerton, is why he wasn't picked until the 32nd round despite some good numbers.
Now that Dorn showed he was back at 100% by winning the PL batting title last year, the Reds realized they might have something and decided to let him skip Dayton. He started off slowly at Sarasota, but has come on a bit lately in a rough hitter's league and now stands at .245/.325/.434 with five homers and 28 RBI in 38 games. Hits in seven of his last eight games have brought him up from the Mendoza region.