BERKELEY -- BearTerritory got its first look at the much-heralded freshman Tanner Dodson on the hill on Friday. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder has been making athletic, diving plays in the outfield all fall, and went 7-for-7 to start fall ball, and had hits in 9 of his first 10 at-bats.
Dodson has, reportedly, been up to 94 with his fastball, but on Friday, featured primarily his change up, which tumbles sharply down and in to right-handers. He also sat 89-92 with his four-seam fastball, of which he threw three.
A versatile athlete out of Elk Grove (Calif.) Jesuit, Dodson chose the Bears over Oregon, among other offers. He's been playing for the Blue squad this fall, which has featured the majority of the starting lineup, so it's not too far of a stretch to say that he's being looked at closely to contribute quite a bit for Cal once spring begins.