Dakota Dean Bio
Courtesy: (@LSUsports)
Release: 02/06/2014

Younger brother of LSU All-America OF/1B Blake Dean, who played for the Tigers from 2007-10 … LSU coaches say Dakota’s baseball actions are mirror images of Blake’s, except Dakota throws right-handed and plays all three infield positions … Dakota possesses a smooth, left-handed hitting stroke that provides gap-to-gap power and could develop into home run power during his time at LSU.

1st 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.