Allan Dykstra

School: Wake Forest

Class: Junior

Height: 6′5″

Weight: 225 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Pos: 1b

Hometown: San Diego, CA

High School: Rancho Bernardo HS

Previously Drafted: 34th round, 2005 (Boston Red Sox)

Year Team AB AVG OBP SLG XBH% ISO 2B+3B BB% K%
2006 Wake Forest 185 .324 .479 .670 55% .346 18 19.8% 12.5%
2007 Wake Forest 226 .310 .479 .615 47% .305 15 18.4% 10.7%

Honors:

  • 2008 Brooks Wallace Pre-season Watch List
  • 2007 All-ACC Second team
  • 2007 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Semi-finalist

Strengths:
Dykstra has been on scouts’ radar since he starred for national powerhouse Rancho Bernardo HS. He put up a bananas freshman year and followed it up with another impressive season. He’s a power hitting first baseman who has proven his mettle in the competitive ACC. Dykstra is a complete hitter, driving the ball to all fields and showing good plate discipline (he has little support behind him in the lineup so opponents pitch around him).  He hangs in well against lefties and can shorten his swing with two strikes.

Weaknesses:
Dykstra is a below-average fielder who will be limited to first base. He also needs to cut down on his strikeouts.

The Future:
A team looking for a proven college bat could take him in the first round, but he’s more likely to slip into the supplemental.

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