Wade Dutton

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Wade Dutton

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wade Dutton has been on the Australian national team as was his brother Brad Dutton.

Wade debuted for the Queensland Rams, going 2 for 8 as a bench player. In 2006, he went 1 for 10 while his brother led the team to the Claxton Shield title. [1] He sat out the next couple years then had a huge 2009 - .425/.531/.475. He finished second in the batting race, .075 behind Nick Kimpton and .032 ahead of his brother, who was 3rd. He was also second in OBP, .010 shy of Kimpton. He fell to 2-for-30 for Brisbane the next year for a drastic turnaround; he had the lowest average of any player who got a hit. [2]

When the Australian Baseball League was revived in 2010-2011, he split third base for the Brisbane Bandits with his brother while also seeing regular action in CF. He hit .287/.341/.369 with 19 runs in 34 games. He slipped to .233/.301/.313 in 2011-2012 while fielding .945 as their main third baseman (Brad Dutton handling second). Injuries then kept him off the field for four years.

Dutton returned in 2016-2017, batting .300/.342/.443 while backing up Mitch Nilsson at second base (Brad had retired since Wade played last) for the champion Bandits. He hit .347/.360/.653 with 7 homers and 25 RBI in 28 games in 2017-2018, while playing all three bases and the two corner outfield slots as Brisbane defended their title.

In 2018-2019, he produced at a .272/.304/.430 clip while mostly playing second base and right field. He also pitched a scoreless inning. He played for Australia in the 2019 Premier 12, 11 years after his brother had represented the Aussies in a different Olympic qualifier. He struck out in all four at-bats, not unusual on a team that hit .147/.194/.225; three teammates were hitless in more at-bats. [3]


  1. 2006 Australian Baseball Almanac by Flintoff & Dunn, pg. 6-21
  2. Australian Baseball Federation website
  3. 2019 Premier 12