Tyler Dearden Minors  |  Outfield


Age: 22
Born: July 6, 1998
Lumberton, NJ
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 29th round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Rancocas (NJ)

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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.

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.

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.

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

Work in progress. Needs to improve reads and routes. Not the most instinctive defender; first step needs work. Projects as a below-average defender.

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.

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.

  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 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 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
  Additional Player Info  
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First Pro Contract:
July 7, 2017 by Ray Fagnant (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $140,000
MiLB Debut: July 18, 2017 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
MLB Service Time (through 2019):
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2020): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
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