Pat Dean

Position: LHP
Born: 5/25/1989
Height: 6'1
Weight: 180
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the third round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIN)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA in six starts at Rochester (Triple-A), striking out 20 while walking just seven in 36 innings. He’d allowed 33 hits and had already recorded one complete game, with batters hitting .232 against him.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Rochester May 7 in a mass shuffle by the Twins, coming up along with RHP Brandon Kintzler on the pitching side when LHP Tommy Milone and RHP Casey Fien were designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 5/11/2016

Debut Details
May 11, in a 9-2 loss to the Orioles. The second of four pitchers, he allowed two runs, both earned, on four hits over 2.2 IP, walking two and striking out three. Coming on for starting RHP Phil Hughes to start the fifth inning with the Twins down 5-1, Dean retired the side in order in his first frame. In the sixth, Adam Jones led off with a single to left and scored on Chris Davis’ double to left. After Mark Trumbo lined out, Nolan Reimold drew a walk. Dean struck out Jonathan Schoop looking before issuing his second walk, this one to Ryan Flaherty, to load the bases with two outs before getting Caleb Joseph swinging to end the threat. In the seventh, though, Joey Rickard led off with an infield single to short. After Manny Machado flew out to left, Jones once again singled to left (are you getting to see a trend here?), advancing Rickard to third, which allowed him to score on an infield groundout by Davis. At this point, Dean’s night was done as RHP Michael Tonkin came on in relief, stranding Jones by getting Trumbo to fly out for the final out.

Player Notes
To call Dean a workhorse would be an understatement. In 2015 at Rochester he went 12-11 with a 2.82 ERA in 27 starts, finishing second in the minor leagues with five complete games while sharing the minor league lead in shutouts with three. He also led the minors with 179 innings, giving up 170 hits while walking just 36 and striking out 98. The workload clearly did not hurt him, as he improved tremendously on his 2014 numbers from New Britain (Double-A) across the board. That summer, he’d gone 8-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 26 starts, giving up 192 hits in 144 innings while walking 31 and fanning 83. Eastern League batters hit .320 against him, compared to a .254 mark in 2015. Overall, he’d combined for a 3.91 career ERA in his six-plus pro seasons.