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#34 Blake Dean
Position: First Base
Bats: Left Handed
Throws: Left Handed
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 210 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
Hometown: Crestview, Fla.
High School: Crestview HS
Born: 02/25/1988
Blake Dean Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 09/08/2010

2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS All-American
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 First-Team All-Louisiana
2009 First-Team All-SEC
2009 SEC All-Tournament Team
SEC Player of the Week (April 13, 2009)
2009 First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 Baseball America First-Team All-American
2008 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional Most Outstanding Player
2008 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player
2008 Louisiana Hitter of the Year
2008 ABCA Second-Team All-South Region
2007 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
2007 Freshman All-SEC
2007 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
SEC Freshman of the Week (May 7, 2007 and April 16, 2007)

MLB Draft:
8th Round in 2010 (Los Angeles Dodgers)
10th Round in 2009 (Minnesota)

Highly-touted, versatile athlete who was the Tigers' starting first baseman in 2010 after playing the three previous seasons as an outfielder/DH ... completed his career as one of the all-time best hitters in LSU history, finishing No. 2 on the school career total bases list with 575; also No. 2 on all-time LSU RBI list with 260, No. 2 in school history in career hits (332), No. 3 in career doubles (63), No. 4 in home runs (56) and No. 5 in runs (223) ... selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 10th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, but elected to return to LSU for his senior season ... drafted in the eighth round by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his senior season and signed with the Dodgers in the summer of 2010 ... earned first-team All-America recognition in 2008 as he emerged as one of the best hitters in the nation ... came to LSU as one of the top high school products in the state of Florida ... named one of Baseball America's Top 300 High School Players of 2006.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Started in all 63 games for LSU (61 at first base, two at DH), batting .341 (87-for-255) on the year with 15 doubles, 12 homers and 70 RBI ... finished No. 5 in the SEC in walks (43) and RBI (70) ... named to the SEC All-Tournament team after hitting .533 (8-for-15) in four games with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored ... in LSU's three-game SEC sweep of Alabama (April 16-18), he launched three homers, drove in seven runs and scored four times ... hit two homers in Game 1 win over the Crimson Tide, marking the fourth time in his career he recorded a two-HR game ... named Louisiana Sportswriters Association Hitter of the Week on March 16 as he batted .643 (9-for-14) in four games with two doubles, three homers, nine RBI and six runs.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Started in 72 of LSU's 73 games, batting .328 (85-for-259) with 18 doubles, 17 homers, 71 RBI and 67 runs ... started 57 games at DH and 15 games in left field ... batted .325 (27-for-83) with runners in scoring position ... LSU's leading hitter in SEC regular-season games, batting .339 (38-for-112) with eight doubles, seven homers, 36 RBI and 20 runs ... batted .322 (19-for-59) in LSU's 17 postseason games with five doubles, three homers, 13 RBI and 19 runs ... .333 (14-for-42) in the NCAA Tournament with three doubles, three homers, nine RBI and 14 runs ... hit .273 (6-for-22) in the College World Series with two doubles, two homers, six RBI and seven runs ... hit .571 (4-for-7) in NCAA Super Regional vs. Rice with one double, one RBI, four runs ... voted to the SEC All-Tournament team after batting .294 (5-for-17) with two doubles, four RBI and five runs ... named SEC Player of the Week on April 13 after leading LSU to a series victory at Alabama by hitting .500 (6-for-12) with one double, two homers, 10 RBI and two runs scored -- his two-run double in the fifth inning of Game 3 broke a 3-3 tie and proved to be the game-winning hit in the Tigers' 12-7 victory; for the entire week of April 6-12, Dean hit .412 (7-for-17) in four games with one double, two homers, 11 RBI and two runs ... led LSU to three wins in four games during the week of April 27-May 3 as the Tigers defeated Tulane on April 29 and won two games at Arkansas on May 2-3; Dean hit .500 (7-for-14) for the week with two doubles, three homers, seven RBI and five runs ... combined with teammate Ryan Schimpf to accomplish a rare feat in the Tigers' 13-2 win over Tulane on April 29 -- Dean and Schimpf launched back-to-back home runs twice in the same inning, highlighting a 10-run LSU uprising.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
Started in 67 of LSU's 69 games (39 in left field, 28 at DH), batting .353 (95-for-269) with 18 doubles, three triples, 20 homers and 73 RBI ... hit .328 (40-for-122) in SEC regular-season games with six doubles, one triple, six homers and 25 RBI ... completed the year No. 3 in the SEC in total bases (179), No. 4 in home runs (20), No. 5 in RBI (73) and No. 7 in hits (95) ... batted .407 (22-for-54) in LSU's 13 postseason games with five doubles, one triple, seven homers and 25 RBI ... launched a three-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift LSU to a 6-5 win over Rice in the College World Series ... hit .500 (7-for-14) in NCAA Super Regional vs. UC Irvine with 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI ... tied LSU school record with five hits in Super Regional Game 3 win over UC Irvine (two 2B, a three-run homer, two singles, 3 RBI) ... lined a game-tying single in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the Super Regional during a five-run rally that erased an 7-4 deficit and gave LSU a 9-7 win ... named Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Baton Rouge Regional -- .455 (5-for-11), 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 9 RBI ... named Most Valuable Player of the SEC Tournament -- batted .438 (7-for-16) in four games with three homers, nine RBI and five runs; launched grand slam in tournament win over Alabama (May 24) and a game-winning solo homer in the bottom of the 10th inning in tournament opener versus South Carolina (May 21) ... batted .412 (49-for-119) over LSU's final 29 games with 13 2B, one 3B, 12 HR and 41 RBI ... batted .407 (37-for-91) on the year with runners in scoring position ... launched two homers in March 22 game vs. Arkansas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
LSU's leading hitter, batting .316 (65-for-206) with 12 doubles, three triples, seven homers, 46 RBI and 30 runs ... hit .303 (20-for-66) with runners in scoring position ... started in all 56 of LSU's games - 28 starts in left field, 24 at DH and four in right field ... earned Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC recognition and was voted the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the state's sportswriters association ... named SEC Freshman of the Week on May 7 after leading LSU to four wins in five games . . . hit .333 (7-for-21) in the five games with one homer, five RBI and two runs scored . . . his solo homer in the fourth inning May 6 against Arkansas gave the Tigers a lead they would never relinquish in a 5-3 victory . . . Dean was 4-for-13 in the Arkansas series with one homer, four RBI and one run ... also named SEC Freshman of the Week April 16 after leading LSU to three wins in four games; Dean batted .529 (9-for-17) on the week with two doubles, one triple, one homer, four RBI and four runs . . . he hit .429 (6-for-14) in LSU's series win over Ole Miss with one double, one homer, three RBI and three runs ... posted a team-best 20-game hitting streak from March 17-April 20; Dean's streak was the longest by an LSU player since Cedrick Harris recorded a 21-game streak in 2000.

HIGH SCHOOL
Received national recognition as a four-year letterwinner at Crestview High School ... fired a one-hitter against Navarre High School in the Florida Powerade Classic on March 30, 2006 ... retired 19 batters in a row at one point in the game ... 2006 Louisville Slugger All-American ... earned second-team 5A all-state honors as a junior pitcher and received second-team 5A all-state recognition as a sophomore ... honorable mention 5A all-state selection as a freshman ... a member of the USA Baseball Youth National Team ... invited to attend the Top 100 East Coast Professional Showcase and also participated in the Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Mo. and the World Wood Bat Series throughout Florida ... coached by Tim Gillis ... named a Who's Who Among High School Students in America.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Blake Dean ... parents are Mike and Georgina Dean ... has one younger sister, Tanner, and one younger brother, Dakota ... chose to attend LSU because of "being able to play in Alex Box Stadium and the upcoming new facilities" ... majoring in general studies at LSU ... born February 25, 1988 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Dean's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 six times; last vs. Vanderbilt (5/7/10)
Hits: 5 vs. UC Irvine (6/9/08)      
Runs Scored: 3 several times; last vs. Miss. State (5/21/10)
Doubles: 2 six times; last vs. McNeese State (2/24/10)
Triples: 1 six times; last vs. Southern Miss (6/1/08) 
Home Runs: 2 four times; last vs. Alabama (4/16/10)
RBI: 6 vs. Alabama (5/24/08); vs. Centenary (2/20/10)
Stolen Bases: 1 several times; last vs. Southeastern La. (5/4/10)

 

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