Dean Hartgraves

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Dean Hartgraves
Born: (1966-08-12) August 12, 1966 (age 48)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 3, 1995 for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
July 23, 1998 for the San Francisco Giants
Career statistics
Win–loss record 3–0
Earned run average 4.41
Strikeouts 58

Dean Charles Hartgraves (born August 12, 1966 in Bakersfield, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in 1995, 1996 and 1998 with the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants. He threw left-handed but batted right-handed. Hartgraves attended Crater High School in Central Point, Oregon before attending Fresno State University and Portland State University (which has also seen names like Eric Gunderson, Joe Kraemer, Jeff Lahti and Steve Olin).

Hartgraves was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball Draft. He did not sign that time, but when he was drafted by the Astros in the 20th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball Draft, he did. Between 1987 and 1995, Hartgraves spent his time in the Astros farm system, mostly with Triple-A Tucson. Perhaps his best minor league season was 1992 with Tucson, where he went 9-6 with a 2.76 ERA.

On May 3, 1995, he made his major league debut at the age of 28. His rookie season was his best wherein 40 games he had a 3.22 ERA. Overall in his career, he would appear in 84 games, with a 4.41 ERA and a 3-0 record. As a batter, he hit .000 in 3 at-bats. He was flawless on the field, committing zero errors.

Hartgraves played his final game in the major leagues on July 23, 1998. He played in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines in 1999.

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