DEAN LOCKERY, SECOND BASEMAN
|Born: May 28, 1996
Drafted: 32nd Round, 954th Overall, 2018
How Acquired: Draft
High School/College: Central Connecticut State University
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|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.
Lockery split his time between short, second and third. He had a solid season at the plate, with very good plate discipline.
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.