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Twins SP Pat Dean kept the Red Sox in check over 6 1/3 innings on Sunday, allowing only three hits and one run. Dean struck out three and walked four, but managed to limit the damage against a scary offense.
Pat Dean improved his season ERA from 4.75 to 4.17, but did not factor in the decision as the Twins needed all nine innings to win. Even with the strong start on Sunday, it's still far too early to trust Dean in both daily and year-long leagues.
Pat Dean struggled versus the Marlins on Tuesday night, allowing seven hits and a walk in only 4 1/3 innings, relenting four earned runs. His ERA spiked up to 4.75 after dropping to a respectable 3.43 two weeks ago.
It seems the book is out on Pat Dean now, as he's allowed eight runs in his last two starts, spanning just 9 1/3 innings. He is yet to allow any less than two runs in a start.
Pat Dean allowed four earned runs on nine hits and two walks on Wednesday as the Twins fell, 5-1. Dean tossed only five innings and struck out three on 81 pitches.
Dean had allowed two runs in every start so far this season, ranging from 2 2/3 to seven innings pitched. He hasn't pitched particularly good or bad, but seems to be the epitome of average. Right now, he shouldn't warrant too much fantasy attention.
After keeping the Blue Jays in check on Saturday, Pat Dean was even better on Friday night, allowing two earned runs to the Mariners over seven innings. Dean struck out eight.
Dean was a virtual unheard of in the deep Twins system but has impressed so far in 2016. After his start on Friday, Dean now owns a 3.43 ERA and has 20 Ks in only 21 innings, walking only five.
Pat Dean started for the Twins on Saturday, limiting them to only two runs over six innings, allowing only three hits and three walks while striking out five.
Normally the Jays feast on young pitchers, but they can't hit at all right now. Dean dropped his ERA to 3.86 over 14 IP, but received a no-decision.