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First Base
Crestview, Fla.
High School
Crestview HS

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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