Hello! My name is Dylan Atherton (graduating class 2023) and I am currently a senior at Lee’s Summit North High School in Lee’s Summit, MO. I am 6’0” tall and 170 pounds. My primary positions are outfield (left and center) and middle infield (2nd base). I am a switch hitter but primarily bat right. I am typically the lead off batter or bat within the top 4 of the line up due to my high OBP and consistent hitting ability.
I have a genuine love for baseball as a player and fan. Ever since I can remember, I have played baseball on a rec team, travel team, showcase team or high school team. My entire life is surrounded by baseball, school, family and other activities to help me become a well rounded young man. I am also a Boy Scout and am currently working towards my Eagle. When I’m not playing baseball, I’m working out in the gym and weightlifting. I strive to be a mentor for my younger brothers (triplets) who also play baseball. We all work together to become better baseball players and brothers. I love to encourage myself and my teammates to do well on and off the field. I rally hard when times are tough and help to bring energy and confidence to our team when we need it the most.
My love of baseball began at the age of four when I started on my first t-ball team. I have progressed from there and currently play for my high school team and a travel showcase team. Unfortunately, the COVID 19 pandemic stole my freshman high school baseball year but I didn’t let that stop my training. I worked out everyday working on hitting, ball handling skills and bulking up to build more strength while we were on lock down. I shifted my training during that time to enhance my mental knowledge of baseball which enhanced my physical aspect of play when we returned to the fields in the summer of 2020. I’m a strong communicator on the field but like to use my active listening skills in other settings. This helps with my overall mental focus and learning in all aspects of my life. My coaches, teachers and adults in my life often comment on how well I communicate with adults and how coachable I am. I strive to work for progression as an athlete working always towards perfection.
My ultimate goal is to attend college to get an education while playing baseball. I am interested in obtaining a business degree. I have faced adversity in school as I was diagnosed with a learning disability in elementary school. I’ve always had to work a little harder at school than my peers. That work ethic transformed me at a young age because I realized that if I wanted to play baseball in college, I had to become the best student possible. While I have worked hard to achieve this, I couldn’t have done it without my parents, teachers, coaches and teammates who have shaped me into the man I have become today.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me. My passion and commitment to baseball means that I am a hard working, loyal and respectful student, son, brother and mentor who would love to further my education in college while representing my school on the baseball field.