Revolution add former Angel, Marlin & White Sock Dallas McPherson
After a few weeks of courting, Revolution Baseball Operations Manager Andrew Ball has made official the signing of infielder Dallas McPherson. He’s primarily a first and third baseman who could see a little outfield time. There were two other Atlantic League teams in competition for his services, but he chose to come to York, and is joining the team in Bridgeport before they return home.
McPherson was the 57th overall pick by the Angels in the 2001 draft out of The Citadel. He debuted in the Majors just three seasons later with Anaheim, appearing in the big leagues with them three seasons from ’04 through ’06. He returned to the show with the Marlins in 2008 and last played in an MLB game in 2011 with the White Sox. All told he has 139 games of Major League experience batting .241 with 18 home runs and 45 RBI. In 874 minor league games upon joining York, McPherson has slugged 209 homers with 704 RBI and is a .289 career hitter.
He has two 40-home run seasons to his credit – first in 2004 when he smashed 20 at both Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake, then added three more with the Angels for a total of 43 dingers and 132 RBI for the season at all levels. In 2008 at Triple-A Albuquerque, he hit 42 homers and drove in 98 runs.
McPherson split last season between Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox) and Triple-A Indianapolis (Pirates).