Dean Charles Hartgraves
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- School College of the Siskiyous, California State University, Fresno
- High School Crater High School
- Debut May 3, 1995
- Final Game July 23, 1998
- Born August 12, 1966 in Bakersfield, CA USA
Dean Hartgraves pitched 84 games in the major leagues, never losing a single game. His lifetime record was 3-0.
He attended Crater High School in Central Point, OR 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 amateur draft. He did not sign that time, but when he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 20th round of the 1987 amateur draft, he did.
Between 1987 and 1995, Hartgraves spent his time in the Astros farm system, mostly with the Triple A Tucson Toros. Perhaps his best minor league season was 1992 with Tucson, where he went 9-6 with a 2.76 ERA. He was in Triple A ball eight years.
"Threw a 7-inning no-hitter for the Asheville Tourists on his 22nd birthday, August 12, 1988, then threw another six-inning jewel for the Osceola Astros one year, nine days later. 2 - 0 with a 3.91 in his 59-game stint with Houston in 1995 and 1996."