Acquired: Via trade from the Marlins for LHP Chris Reed on July 15, 2015 (LADF. Originally drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIA).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: 5-2 with a 3.19 ERA in 35 games between Tulsa (Double-A) and Oklahoma City (Triple-A), striking out 85 and walking 10 while giving up 28 hits in 48 innings, limiting opposing hitters to a .165 BAA.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Oklahoma City on July 21 when RHP Julio Urias was recalled from Oklahoma City and INF Charlie Culberson and OF Zach Walters were sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 7/22/2016
|July 22, in a 16-inning, 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. The sixth of nine pitchers, he tossed two innings of hitless shutout ball, the only blemish on his 32 pitches thrown (20 for strikes) was hitting batter Greg Garcia with two outs in the 12th. Coming on for reliever Louis Coleman to start the 11th, he got the first batter he faced, Matt Holliday, to ground out to third base. After Matt Adams lined out to left, Yadier Molina grounded to third to end that inning. In the 12th, Dayton recorded his first strikeout, getting Jedd Gyorko swinging before Tyler Lyons grounded out to first base. After hitting Garcia, Dayton struck out Tommy Pham to end the inning and his night, as he was lifted for pinch-hitter Yasiel Puig in the 13th.|
|Talk about having a need for extra pitchers. Over two nights’ games, the Dodgers sent 17 pitchers to the mound (not 17 different people, but used 17 pitchers – eight on Thursday and nine on Friday, so it was inevitable that Dayton would have gotten into one of them). The left-handed specialist has been effective throughout his seven pro seasons, the first five-and-a-half of which came in the Marlins’ farm system. Splitting his 2015 campaign among three stops – New Orleans (Triple-A) with the Marlins and then Tulsa and Oklahoma City—he was 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA, striking out 65 while walking 15 in 57 1/3 innings, giving up 50 hits. Overall, in 262 career games (six of them starts, all of which came with High-A Jupiter in 2012), he’s posted a 2.79 ERA, striking out 498 batters while walking 124 in 389 2/3 innings and allowing a .221 average.|