Dean Lockery

Born: May 28, 1996
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 32nd Round, 954th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
High School/College: Central Connecticut State University
Agent: N/A


Lockery was a starter for four seasons at Central Connecticut State.  He was an outstanding hitter starting with his sophomore year, when he put up a .344 average.  He broke out as a junior, hitting .330 with a .932 OPS and a 52:18 BB:K ratio.  His numbers dropped off just slightly as a senior, mostly with his BB:K ratio, but he still had a strong season, with a .902 OPS.  He also improved defensively over his career.  As a senior, Lockery signed quickly.

R+:  274/395/379, 24 AB, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 25 BB, 18 K, 4-5 SB

Lockery split his time between short, second and third.  He had a solid season at the plate, with very good plate discipline.

A-:  241/327/307, 137 AB, 5 2B, 2 3B, 18 BB, 29 K, 2-2 SB
A+:  182/250/182, 11 AB, 1 BB, 5 K

Apart from filling in at Bradenton briefly, Lockery spent the season at West Virginia.  He got semi-regular playing time, mostly at third with a dozen starts at second and three at short.

Lockery will probably play a utility role as needed in the low minors in 2020.

2020: Minor league contract
Signing Bonus:
MiLB Debut: 2018
MLB Debut:
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible:
Rule 5 Eligible: 2021
Added to 40-Man:
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
June 6, 2018: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 32nd round, 954th overall pick; signed on June 13.