Tigers Scouting Report: Dean Green

Dean Green has made plenty of noise with his bad this season for the SeaWolves. What does his scouting report look like, and does he have a big league future?

Dean Green


Position: Designated Hitter

Date of Birth: 6/30/1989 (2015 Opening Day Age: 25)
Height/Weight: 6-4/255
Bats/Throws: Left/Right
Acquired: 2011 MLB Draft, 11th Round

Background: Green bounced around during his collegiate career, falling off the radar after transferring to Barry University and being popped by the Tigers in the 11th round in 2011. Green has hit since the day he entered pro ball, notching a .341 batting average during his debut summer, and posting a career .312/.376/.475 line in five seasons. Green spent all of 2014 and the first half of this season at Double-A, hitting .313 with 35 doubles and 20 home runs in 183 games before a recent promotion to Triple-A.


2015 Stats - Hitting
Erie 2502819911042313800.316.392.480
Toledo 230500001500.217.250.217

Scouting Report

Body: Looks heavier than listed weight; soft body that lacks definition; naturally strong; body can get away from him at times when not monitored; could deteriorate quickly.

Hit: Naturally gifted hitter; sees the ball well; very good knowledge of the strike zone; bat-to-ball skills impress every time out; content to serve ball to opposite field rather than working for a pitch he can drive with authority; will go out of strike zone just to make contact; can take walks but prefers to put the barrel on the ball; fringe bat speed; feasts on mediocre arms; will get tied up and beaten by higher caliber pitchers; still has potential for above-average to plus hit tool; could hit .275-.285 at MLB. Grade – Present 5/Future 5+

Power: Has strength to drive ball; bat speed comes up short, leaving him to leverage swing to generate power; approach is contact oriented with power as a secondary element; power is to the gaps rather than over the fence; will yank one out to pull side on occasion; power is not significant part of game; below-average at peak; potential for 20 doubles and 10-12 home runs with consistent playing time. Grade – 4/4+

Speed: Bottom of the scale runner; doesn’t run well underway; slow out of the box; can’t take extra bases; station to station player. Grade – 2/2

Defense: Legitimate liability in the field; very poor in all facets of defensive game; hands are too firm; footwork is clumsy and lacks appropriate timing; doesn’t glove ball cleanly on throws from infielders; should never see the field outside of emergency situations when no other alternatives exist. Grade – 2/2

Arm: Shows average arm strength; can make throws when asked but should rarely have opportunities to use arm because he should see field infrequently. Grade – 5/5

Other: Enjoys the game; works hard to develop skills at the plate; solid makeup.

Final Word

Summary: Natural hitter with ability to spray the ball to all fields; could hit for decent average at MLB level; will be tested by Triple-A and MLB arms that will force him to take a more discerning approach; bat speed is a little suspect; power exists in strength-based swing but doesn’t translate to game situations because of contact-oriented approach; very poor runner; terrible defender; decent arm strength; limited to batter’s box; quality makeup.

Risk: Low risk; Finished product with minimal development remaining; low ceiling.

Projection: Hit-tool only player with no secondary skills that impact projection; power would need to play to plus level in game situations for profile to work at MLB level; quintessential organizational player that will post shiny batting averages in minor leagues but lacks power or defensive skill set to fill role at MLB level.

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