Dixie State Standout Signs With Royals

Dixie State Standout Signs With Royals

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Late Tuesday, another Dixie State baseball standout received a chance to continue his big league dreams.

Trailblazers senior first baseman Logan Porter signed a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals’ organization.

He becomes the second Dixie State baseball player from this past season to sign a deal with a Major League Baseball organization as pitcher Tanner Howell was drafted by the Minnesota Twins last week.

Porter is a 6’0″ prospect out of Surprise, Ariz.’s Valley Vista High School who also starred at Northwest Oklahoma State before coming to Dixie State.

He started all 50 games for the Trailblazers in 2018, leading the team in doubles (15), home runs (6), RBI (40) runs scored (37), slugging percentage (.519) and on-base percentage (.480) and maintained a .313 batting average throughout the season.

Porter was a 2018 Pacific West Conference and NCBWA Preseason all-West region selection after a 2017 campaign which saw him post a .376 batting average.

Additionally, Porter amassed 18 doubles, 10 home runs and a Dixie State single-season record 72 RBI.

During his two seasons in St. George for the Trailblazers, Porter reached base safely in 98 of 104 games played, and in 74 of those cases he posted base hits to get there.

As he leaves the program, he also was fourth in career slugging percentage (.580) and fifth in batting average (.344).

All told, Porter is ranked in the top 10 in seven Dixie State career statistical categories, including being tied for first in at-bats (27), fifth in doubles (33), sixth in RBI (112) and seventh in home runs (16) and walks (74).