Camping with the Astros 2019: Ronnie Dawson Continues to Move Up

Posted at 10:43 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 23:43:41-04

The Houston Astros are starting to end Spring Training as the 2019 regular season approaches. Luckily for the organization, there is no shortage of young talent on their various rosters.

With many young players participating in Major League camp this year, the future is bright for the Astros. Outside of their deep prospect pool of pitchers, one player is already making waves. Ronnie Dawson, a second round pick out of Ohio State University is on the rise and was in the MLB camp.

“I was honored to go to big league camp,” Dawson said. “I was so excited just I could learn you know that’s the biggest thing.”

Dawson raced through the Astros minor league system last season with a brief stop in Corpus Christi along the way. He fared well during his time in a Hooks uniform; batting .289 with six homeruns during his 29 game stint at Whataburger Field.

His transformation from single A player to big league invite did not occur overnight. Dawson regularly checks the scouting report to see what the scouts are specifically saying about him.

“On the scouting report it says my weakness is my arm, and all off season I have worked on that so people see that I put in the work and got better.”

The outfielder is not sure exactly where he will begin his 2019 season, but he said he wouldn’t mind making his way back to Coastal Bend.

“I love Corpus Christi,” Dawson said. “The atmosphere, the fans, all of it. I just love it.”

For now Dawson is in minor league camp along with a handful blossoming prospects in the Astros’ system looking to be the next big thing to hit Minute Maid Park.