• Full name Nicholas Matthew Dean
  • Born 12/26/2000 in Philadelphia, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 180 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Maryland
  • Drafted in the 19th round (566th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2023 (signed for $75,000).
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    School: Maryland Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 22.5
    Dean ranked at the back of the 2022 BA 500 but went undrafted and returned to Maryland for his fourth season. He is largely the same pitcher today as he was a year ago: a pitchability righthander with a four-pitch mix of solid but unspectacular stuff. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound righthander posted a 5.54 ERA over 16 starts and 74.2 innings, with a 23.4% strikeout rate and 8.7% walk rate. His fastball sits around 90 mph and touches 93 with carry that helps it play up, and his go-to secondary is a low-80s changeup that has generated nearly a 40% miss rate. He also mixes in a slider at 80 mph and a slow, 12-to-6 curveball in the low 70s. He fits as a day three talent or money-saving senior sign with solid control.

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  • RHP Nick Dean assigned to South Bend Cubs from Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
  • RHP Nick Dean assigned to Myrtle Beach Pelicans from ACL Cubs.
  • Chicago Cubs signed RHP Nick Dean.

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