1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Shawon Dunston
Dunston had a cannon for an arm, and when controlled was throwing out baserunners that very few infielders could catch. And while his speed gave him great range at shortstop, his wild arm sometimes got him into a bit of trouble too. Dunston committed 205 errors during his professional career, and committed 12 or more errors 12 times.
Offensively, Dunston was able to hold his own against other shortstops in the league. While not being known as a great contact or power hitter, he did show flashes of both skills quite often. Dunston finished his career with a lifetime .269 batting average and 1,597 total hits. His power numbers were decent as he collected 292 doubles and smacked 150 home runs.
Dunston was a 2-time All-Star.
6 out of 10. Points earned for being a 2-time All-star and for collecting 150 home runs, 1,500+ hits, and stealing 212 bases.