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South Atlantic League: Mets Dash Winningham On An RBI Tear

The buzz all around the South Atlantic League, the Columbia Fireflies and the New York Mets is Tim Tebow. But if you look even deeper into the organization you will see a ton of guys that probably deserve just as much of the attention.

One of those guys is Dash Winningham who is having a great start in his second go-around in the South Atlantic League.

The Ocala, Florida native was drafted by the Mets in the 8th round of the 2014 MLB June draft out of Trinity Catholic High School, in Ocala, Fl.

After playing in Rookie ball for 2014 and 2015, where he hit a combined 17 home runs and drove in 86 runs in 118 games, he continued to show the power stroke by launching 12 in 2016 for the Fireflies, while also hitting 31 doubles and driving in 69 runs in 125 games.

The 21-year old first baseman, who returned to the Fireflies for the 2017 season, is on a tear in his first four games.

On April 6th, the finished he game 3 for 5, with a 3-run home run, and drove in four runs in Columbia’s opening day 14-7 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets.

In his second game of the season, Winningham doubled, singled and drove in another four runs, finishing the game 2 for 5, and helping the Fireflies to a 7-0 victory.

The hits kept on coming in the last two Columbia victories, giving Winningham a four game hitting streak to start the season, batting .412 (7 for 17), with a home run and nine RBI’s.

From High School and onto to professional ball, Dash Winningham has always had a great knack of putting the bat on the ball, and in his fourth season within the Mets organization, he is becoming another prospect ready to shine.

David Conde
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