Austin Dean
Austin Dean
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
St. Louis Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Dean has spent most of the past two seasons raking at Triple-A with a .331/.398/.546 slash line, but he's struggled over 98 games in the majors with a .656 OPS. 2020 will be the outfielder's age-27 season and it could be a make-or-break campaign for his career prospects. Dean could have trouble receiving consistent starts if he doesn't flash offensive improvement early on since he's a sub-par defender in the corner outfield. He should have a chance to earn a spot in the Marlins' Opening Day outfield, but Dean is nothing more than a sleeper in NL-only leagues until he shows he can carry over some of his minor-league success to the majors. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Cardinals in January of 2020.
Traded to Cardinals
OFSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
January 14, 2020
Dean was traded from the Marlins to the Cardinals on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Diowill Burgos.
ANALYSIS
Dean was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Jan. 9, but he'll find a new home with the Cardinals on their 40-man roster. The 26-year-old appeared in 64 major-league games last season, hitting .225/.261/.404 with six home runs, but he's shown promise at the Triple-A level in the past.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
1
3
3
10
8
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
9
5
5
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+9%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+4%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+54%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .617 91 5 2 6 0 .212 .264 .353
Since 2017vs Right .672 220 28 8 29 1 .228 .269 .403
2019vs Left .680 65 4 2 4 0 .242 .277 .403
2019vs Right .657 124 13 4 17 0 .216 .252 .405
2018vs Left .448 26 1 0 2 0 .130 .231 .217
2018vs Right .692 96 15 4 12 1 .244 .292 .400
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+13%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .665 148 16 6 23 0 .232 .257 .408
Since 2017Away .647 163 17 4 12 1 .215 .278 .369
2019Home .708 88 9 4 15 0 .247 .261 .447
2019Away .626 101 8 2 6 0 .204 .260 .366
2018Home .601 60 7 2 8 0 .211 .250 .351
2018Away .681 62 9 2 6 1 .232 .306 .375
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Dean compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.19
 
BB Rate
4.8%
 
K Rate
24.9%
 
BABIP
.270
 
ISO
.180
 
AVG
.225
 
OBP
.261
 
SLG
.404
 
OPS
.665
 
wOBA
.287
 
Exit Velocity
88.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.6%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dean was a member of two of the best-named teams in the minors last year: the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and the New Orleans Baby Cakes. He hit .345/.410/.511 between the two levels with 12 homers, 71 runs and 68 RBI before finishing the season in Miami with a much less impressive line. Dean posted strong contact rates in the minors with some willingness to accept walks and is the type of player a rebuilding Marlins club should allow to play every day to see what they have. The current depth chart shows him as the everyday left fielder hitting in the middle of the lineup, which is a rather aggressive placement of his bat that has shown little at the major-league level. It also speaks to how little talent there is on the Miami roster. The minor-league skills are intriguing enough for a late-round dart throw in NL-only leagues, but that is as far as you should be willing to go.
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Removed from 40-man roster
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
January 9, 2020
Dean was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Thursday, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
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Knocks fifth home run
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
September 23, 2019
Dean went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored in the Marlins' 5-3 win over the Nationals on Sunday.
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Drives in three
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
September 21, 2019
Dean went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double and three RBI against the Phillies on Saturday.
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Homers in loss
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
September 18, 2019
Dean went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
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Cranks two doubles in win
OFMiami Marlins  AAA
September 17, 2019
Dean went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and two RBI in the Marlins' 12-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
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