Rashun Dixon - Oakland A's Prospect

Rashun Dixon and Michael Choice Stockton Ports
Rashun Dixon #23 - Michael Choice #14
Rashun Dixon - RF

Born: Aug. 27, 1990 
Drafted
: 10th Rd. 2008  Bonus: $600,000
Seen In Person: 75+ Times
Position: Right Field
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 234
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2012 Observations:
  • Got to talk to Dixon before the 4-18-2012 game against the Storm. He is extremely likeable and I have a huge soft spot for Mr. Dixon. He is enjoying his 2nd tour in Stockton and embraces the rigors of the grind of the minor league system.  He struggled at the plate during the game with multiple strikeouts. He has time to put it together as he still is a very young guy. updated 4-18-2012
  • Dixon is back in the lineup - updated 4-17-2012
  • Dixon says on Twitter he will be back today. Rashun can put on quite a show in the batting cage imitating player swings. His teammates truly enjoy him. Updated 4/17/2012
  • Rashun was hurt in the home series versus Modesto. He said on Twitter he should be back any day now. Updated 4/15/2012
  • Dixon appears to be a bit more patient at the plate to start the season. Batting average still low, but some improvements have been applied. Updated 4/14/2012
  • Welcome Back to Stockton Mr. Dixon! Updated 4/2/2012

2011 Observations: Saw Rashun Dixon play all season for the Stockton Ports in 2011. He struggled most of the season at the plate mainly because he has trouble with breaking balls and off-speed pitches. Ended up hitting .243 in 456 AB's, with 135 SO. Dixon needs to display more plate discipline and is a prime candidate to head back to Stockton in 2012. Has some raw power, but hardly ever taps into it because he has trouble squaring up balls. Gets way out in front on breaking balls which leads to his high strikeout total. Played most of the 2011 season at 20 years old which is young for the California League. Defensively Dixon is average and moves well for a man his size. He played all season in RF, although he got into a game at CF for a brief couple innings. He projects as a LF/RF.

Dixon's brother, Anthony Dixon, is a running back for the San Francisco 49ers. Anthony would often attend Ports games during 2011 while the NFL was involved in their lockout. Each at bat, Anthony would pull out his phone and record the AB. It seemed like Rashun had a little bit more bounce in his step when Anthony was at the games.

Rashun can be one of the most engaging players on the team. Sporting a 1980's high flat top for much of the season, if you catch Dixon on the right day, he'll chat it up with you and usually make you laugh. Amongst the crowd, Dixon is one of the favorites in Stockton and he is one of the few players I'll yell at umpires for when he gets screwed on a call.

2011 Highlight: Very early on in the season Dixon hit an opposite field HR off Diamondbacks top prospect Tyler Skaggs. It was a fastball that Rashun just flicked his wrists and powered it out to RF.

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