Name: Travis Dean
In the 14th round the Yankees took RHP Travis Dean out of New South high school in Massachusetts. He has already committed to playing baseball at Kennesaw State University.
Baseball America didn’t have anything written about him, but I found something on Kennesaw’s website about him:
Travis Dean is a 6-foot-6-inch right-handed pitcher from Newton, Mass. The No. 2 rated prospect in Massachusetts by Perfect Game, Dean attended Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass., and played travel baseball for the New England Roughnecks.
“Travis has a very loose arm,” said Coach Sansing. “He has a very projectable body and he is a guy that will be a conference starter for us in the near future. He throws 90 miles per hour and has a tremendous upside. We’re very happy to have him in our program.”
There are rumors going around that he has been clocked as high as 94 MPH lately, but I haven’t seen that written in any published reports so take that with a grain of salt. If it is true though, this is an intriguing prospect. Hopefully his commitment to Kennesaw State isn’t too solid.
Update: Matt Hyde is the Yankees area scout who drafted this kid. It turns out that he was Dean’s coach on the Roughnecks. So it seems likely that they will be able to sign him.