Noah Dean Salem Red Sox Pitcher

Age: 23
Born: March 10, 2001
Birthplace: Hackensack, NJ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 5th round, 2022 by BOS
How Acquired: Draft
College: Old Dominion
High School: Pinelands Regional (NJ)

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First Pro Contract: July 29, 2022 (BOS)
Signing Scout: Wallace Rios
Signing Bonus: $322,500
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2025
MLFA Eligible: November 2028
Pro Debut: April 7, 2023 (Salem)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/24): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2024): MiLB contract
Twitter: @_noahdean29_
Instagram: @_noahdean_

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  Physical Description: Athletic, medium frame. Some remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the third base side of the rubber. No wind-up. Medium-high leg kick with slight trunk twist. Long arm action with loop and stab behind. Quick arm. Good extension. Effort in delivery. Inconsistent mechanics. Has the tendency to lose his release point and miss up and out of the zone.

Fastball: 92-94 mph. Tops out at 96 mph. Reportedly hit 100 mph during his draft year, but has not shown that velocity in pro ball. Showed more velocity in spring training than he has during the 2023 season. Pitch shows carry and bat-missing ability. Command and control need refinement, but pitch shows above-average potential.

Curveball: 77-81 mph. Pitch shows two-plane movement and long, sweepy break. Inconsistent and struggles to land for strikes at times. Will flash above-average potential.
  Changeup: 83-85 mph. Rarely threw in college, but showed some fade during first look in Spring Training 2023. Lacked consistent feel for it, but flashed fringe-average potential.

Career Notes: Had nerve relocation surgery in the summer of 2021. Played in the Cape Cod League in 2022. Was set to participate in the 2022 Fall Performance Program that was canceled due to Hurricane Ian.

Summation: Potential organizational arm. Wide-range of outcomes as he is transitioning a starting role in pro ball. Intriguing raw stuff with untapped potential. Needs to work on secondaries and command and control, but lefties with good velocity that miss bats are not easy to find, so presents an intriguing package for a pitching prospect. Can always fall back to the bullpen if necessary.

Red Sox select Noah Dean with fifth-round pick (7.18.22)
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2022 Old Dominion CUSA NCAA --- 21 3 2 4.15 19 0 7 26.0 13 12 12 1 4 16 46 1.12 15.92 5.54
2023 Salem Red Sox Car A Bos 22 2 8 6.29 21 17 0 63.0 52 49 44 4 6 72 86 1.97 12.29 10.29
2024 Salem Red Sox Car A+ Bos 23     stats                            
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