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Glen Rock, NJ
Dean enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and second season in the Atlantic League. The southpaw made just two starts for Southern Maryland last year, but impressed in both. He went 1-0 and allowed just one earned run over 11 innings pitched (0.82 ERA). Dean also struck out 17 batters over his two starts, which led the league in early May at the time his contract was purchased the Colorado Rockies organization. He was then immediately assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, where he struck out 59 batters over 18 appearances (17 starts) in a very hitter-friendly league.
The Waterbury, Connecticut native enjoyed one season of service at the Major League level with the Minnesota Twins in 2016. There, Dean recorded 50 strikeouts over 67.1 innings of work across 19 appearances (nine starts). He earned his spot in the majors after a 2015 season in which the lefty recorded 12 wins with a 2.82 ERA, five complete games, three shutouts and 98 strikeouts over a career-high 179.0 innings with Triple-A Rochester (Twins).
Dean spent two seasons (2017-18) with the Kia Tigers in the Korean Baseball Organization. He went 15-14 over those two campaigns with 244 strikeouts over 305.1 innings of work.
The Boston College product was originally a third-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2010 MLB draft.