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3.102 Minnesota Twins - Pat Dean, LHP, Boston College

The Twins spent the 102nd overall pick on Pat Dean.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.

Pat Dean   Position: LHP   School: Boston College   State: MA   Year: Jr.   Height: 6’2’’   Weight: 170

Birth Date: 5/25/89   Seiler Rating: 2C4   Last Drafted: Never

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2008

2

1

9.00

17

1

0

23.0

40

27

23

1

9

20

2009

6

4

3.30

18

15

0

95.1

109

44

35

4

16

90

2010

5

2

4.75

12

12

0

77.2

80

42

41

10

14

62


Pat Dean is a polished left-handed pitcher from Boston College. Dean attended high school at Naugatuck High School in Connecticut, which is a small town just south of Waterbury. What, you don’t know Connecticut geography? Dean was a little-known prospect in high school, as he was small-statured with a below-average fastball, but he’s blossomed since arriving at Boston College, having gone undrafted out of Naugatuck. After playing a small role as a mop-up reliever during his freshman year, he exploded physically, stepping into the starting rotation as a sophomore. Though his junior year has had its ups and downs, he’s established himself as a solid left-handed starting option for teams. He’s struggled with elbow soreness at times this spring, which is definitely a concern, but teams think he’s a solid number four starter option when compared to the alternatives. His fastball has seen a nice spike since he’s arrived at BC, sitting now in the 89-91 range, touching 93, and he commands it well in the strike zone when he’s healthy. He complements his fastball with an above-average changeup, and a pair of breaking balls in a curveball and slider that both rate as fringe-average. Though he’s limited physically in terms of projection, when at his best, he’s a solid current prospect that doesn’t project to need too much time in the minor leagues. He’s a solid third to fifth round arm, and he should sign quickly for slot money.