Dillon made his major league debut as a September call-up with the Cubs in 2017 ... selected by Chicago in the 14th round of the 2011 Draft, he is in his seventh professional season... Pitched six games for the Cubs after beginning 2017 with Single-A Myrtle Beach ... promoted to Double-A Tennessee in early June then promoted to Triple-A Iowa following the league's All-Star Break... Is 13-17 with 24 saves and a 4.54 ERA (124 ER/245.2 IP) in 135 career minor league games (30 starts)... Graduated from Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, N.C. ... was the Gatorade North Carolina High School Player of the Year in 2011... Was a member of the USA Baseball 18-and-under National Team in 2010.
Dillon made his major league debut as a September call-up for Chicago after beginning the year with Single-A Myrtle Beach ... combined to go 6-3 with 13 saves and a 2.27 ERA (16 ER/63.1 IP) in 52 relief appearances between Myrtle Beach, Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa... Had no record with a 10.13 ERA (6 ER/5.1 IP) in six relief appearances with the Cubs ... did not allow a run in his final three outings (3.0 IP)... Recorded 11 strikeouts in 5.1 major league innings ... walked six and did not allow a home run... Made his major league debut, September 3 vs. Atlanta ... tossed a scoreless inning of relief... In his 52 minor league outings, struck out 100 in 63.1 innings, good for an average of 14.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... In 21 outings with Myrtle Beach to begin the year, pitched to a 2.01 ERA (7 ER/31.1 IP) and held opponents to a .188 average and .289 OBP... Was 1-1 with six saves and a 3.29 ERA (5 ER/13.2 IP) in 14 games with Tennessee ... finished his minor league season with a 1.96 ERA (4 ER/18.1 IP) and four saves in 17 games with Iowa.
Made 28 relief appearances between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Single-A South Bend, going 1-3 with nine saves and a 4.22 ERA (15 ER/32.0 IP) ... struck out 23 and walked 17, allowing just one home run ... missed time due to a strained oblique... Landed on the disabled list following his first relief appearance of the season with Myrtle Beach, April 8 ... returned to action in late May, going 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (5 ER/6.2 IP) in eight relief appearances... Transferred to South Bend at the start of July and went on to go 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER/25.0 IP) in 19 games ... held opponents to a .198 average, walked 10 and struck out 17.
Spent a majority of the season with Single-A South Bend, going 1-1 with one save and a 4.15 ERA (14 ER/30.1 IP) in 15 relief outings ... started the year at Eugene, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA (4 ER/5.0 IP) in three games.
Made 10 starts between Rookie League Mesa and Single-A Boise, finishing 0-4 with a 9.00 ERA (28 ER/28.0 IP) ... began the season on the disabled list with a right ribcage fracture ... was reinstated, July 31.
In his first full pro season, he appeared in 21 games (16 starts) with Single-A Kane County and Single-A Boise ... went a combined 5-4 with a 4.93 ERA (42 ER/76.2 IP), including 5-2 with a 2.14 ERA (10 ER/42.0 IP) in 10 games (nine starts) with Boise.
Appeared in six games (four starts) in his first pro action with Mesa ... went 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA (5 ER/10.1 IP) ... was on Mesa's disabled list from June 19-July 27 with a right elbow strain.