Ronnie Silas Dawson Jr., a professional baseball player, is currently an outfielder with the Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball. He was chosen by the Houston Astros in the 62nd overall pick of the 2016 MLB Draft, and he debuted in the league in 2021.
At his alma mater Licking Heights High School in Pataskala, Ohio, where he played baseball and football, Dawson completed his high school degree.
He was all-in on football up until his junior year when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Before his senior year, he had to undergo knee surgery, which became an obstacle to him from playing in the football season. He played collegiate baseball with the Ohio State Buckeyes while a student at Ohio State University.
He also took part in the Chillicothe Paints’ Prospect League summer baseball team. He played with the Orleans Firebirds during the summer collegiate baseball season of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and he was chosen as an all-star.
With the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft, the Houston Astros selected Dawson. $1,056,800 was handed to him as a signing bonus when he joined the Astros.
On December 8, 2021, Dawson was selected by the Cincinnati Reds from the Astros organization in the Rule 5 draft’s minor league round.