Tyler Dearden Portland Sea Dogs Outfield

       
 
Age: 24
Born: July 6, 1998
Birthplace: Lumberton, NJ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 29th round, 2017 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: (Penn St. commit)
High School: Rancocas (NJ)
   

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Tyler Dearden photos by Kelly O'Connor
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First Pro Contract: July 7, 2017 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Ray Fagnant
Signing Bonus: $140,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2022
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
   
Pro Debut: July 18, 2017 (GCL)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/22): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2022): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @tylerdearden
Instagram: -

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Athletic, projectable frame. Skinny and lacks strength at present. Could stand to add 15-20 pounds as he physically matures.

Hit:
Starts square and vertical, hands high. Utilizes a big leg kick. Quick hands. Swing has length and loft. Gets hands into the zone quick, but bat drags some due to lack of strength. Rudimentary approach. Can get pull-happy at times. Lot of swing-and-miss at present. Struggles to recognize breaking balls. Will be tested at each level as he moves up. Needs to show he can make considerably more contact. Struggles against left-handed pitching. Potential below-average hit tool.

Power:
Will show average raw power in batting practice, primarily to the pull side. Has shown some in-game power as well to the pull side. Power development will depend on how he physically develops and how much contact he makes against more advanced pitching. Has shown significantly more power against right-handers than left-handers. Potential below-average in-game power.

Run:
Below-average speed. Not a major part of his game.

Field:
Work in progress. Needs to improve reads and routes. Not the most instinctive defender; first step needs work. Projects as a below-average defender.
  Arm: Below-average arm strength. Likely too light for right field.

Career Notes:
Had been committed to play at Penn State. Signed for slightly over slot. Has had trouble staying healthy throughout his career. 2018 season ended about three weeks early due to a back injury, and missed most of the first half of 2019. Participated in the Fall Instructional League in 2018 and 2019. Participated in 2022 Winter Warm-Up.

Summation: Potential minor league depth player. Can dream on a bat-first, corner outfield profile, but has a lot of development to go, and there is wide gap between what he is now and what he could be in the future. Progress has been slow and impeded by injuries. Must develop physically. Will have to hit, as he doesn't project to add much defensive value.


Links
Spring Training Video of Tyler Dearden (3.23.19)
Scouting Report Update (5,13.2020)
State of the System 2020: Noteworthy Extras (5.26.2020)

 
   
     
    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 19 28 74 9 19 5 0 2 15 30 14 28 1 1 0.257 0.409 0.405 0.814
  2018 Lowell Spinners NYPL A- Bos 20 47 170 30 52 12 1 4 23 78 12 60 0 1 0.306 0.364 0.459 0.822
  2019 Greenville Drive SAL A Bos 21 60 208 18 42 7 2 4 21 65 16 80 0 0 0.202 0.269 0.313 0.581
  2020 Season Cancelled --- -- Bos 22 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2021 Greenville Drive HAE A+ Bos 23 97 352 73 92 20 0 24  80 184 55 114 1 0 0.261 0.368 0.523 0.891
   
     
    2022 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2022 Portland Sea Dogs East AA Bos 24     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  2018 New York-Penn League All-Star
High-A East Player of the Week (May 17-23, 2021)
2021 High-A East Postseason All-Star
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (May 17-23, 2021)
SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (September 6-12, 2021)
2021 SoxProspects.com All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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