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Scouting Report: Matt Dean, 3B, The Colony (TX) HS (2011 Draft)

May 28, 2011

I saw about a week and a half of Matt Dean over the summer. When I saw him, he really struggled to make consistent contact. Maybe he’s a better hitter than this, but I have to go with what I saw. He’s a guy with a great, long, loose athletic body. Somebody will try to keep him at third base and hope they get the three-tool package of power-arm-glove. For me, he was a very incomplete guy based on my looks. Now I don’t have the same scouting reference I do on a more local guy, so I’ll do my best to be honest in what this guy looks like he might be.

Matt Dean, 3B
The Colony HS, TX
6-3 190

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tall, lean, athletic and physically projectable with high hips and long, loose limbs.

ABILITIES: Raw right-handed power from a sweeping uppercut and a plus throwing arm. Got down on ground balls enough. OK range. Runs enough for a big kid.

WEAKNESSES: Struggled to make consistent contact in my week-long look. Didn’t strike me as a pure hitter.

SUMMARY:  Potential right-handed power bat and plus arm at third base with long sweeping stroke. Good athlete from a competitive part of the country. Career will ride on how much power we get from him at 3B or 1B.

OFP Range – 47-50

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