Younger brother of LSU All-America OF/1B Blake Dean, who played for the Tigers from 2007-10 … Dakota appeared in 10 games in 2014 as a true freshman, and he elected to transfer from LSU after the season.
Appeared in 10 games (one start at 2B, one start at DH) and was 0-for-11 at the plate with three walks and two runs scored.
PRIOR TO LSU
First-Team Northwest Florida Daily News in all four seasons of his high school career … Crestview High School Baseball MVP in 2012 … selected for Top 100 Florida Showcase as a senior … batted .415 in senior season with two homers; hit .435 in junior season with six homers; hit .398 as sophomore with three dingers and batted .375 as a freshman … also played quarterback, linebacker and receiver for Crestview High football team.
Full name is Dakota Bryce Dean … parents are Mike and Georgina Dean … has two older brothers, Blake and Tanner … Blake was an All-America outfielder/DH at LSU and helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 College World Series title … Dakota chose to attend LSU because of “the atmosphere in Alex Box Stadium and our track record for getting to the College World Series” … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born August 20, 1994 in Crestview, Fla.
Dean's LSU Career Statistics
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD% 2014 .000 10-2 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 1 3 0 .267 0 0 0-0 12 1 1 .929