LOS ANGELES – An amazing year just keeps getting better for Georgia College baseball alum Dylan Cook (Portola Valley), as the All-American and Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Player of the Year signed over the weekend with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.
Cook is the most decorated second baseman in school history, finishing his career with All-America honors, and sweeping Southeast Region Player of the Year and PBC Player of the Year honors.
Cook hit .405 over his two seasons at Georgia College totaling 21 home runs, 114 RBIs and 114 runs scored while stealing 36 bases. He was also named the first Rawlings Gold Glove recipient in school history as a junior. As just the fourth PBC Player of the Year in school history, Cook finished in the top-10 in the league in runs, hits, triples, home runs, RBIs, total bases, steals, batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
Cook now awaits his minor league assignment, with the Dodgers farm clubs playing in California, Oklahoma, Michigan, Utah and Arizona. He is the second Bobcat player to sign with a Major League Baseball team in the last three years, as lefty pitcher Josh Taylor joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 2014. Taylor is now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, pitching for the Class A Advanced Visalia Rawhide.
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