James Dean Scranton (April 5, 1960 in Torrance, California) is a former Major League Baseball infielder. He played briefly for the Kansas City Royals in 1984 and 1985. Scranton played in eight games in the majors, 6 as a shortstop, 1 as a third baseman, and one as a pinch-runner. Scranton never had a hit, but did score as a pinch runner.
Scranton played in the minor leagues from 1980 until 1986, all in the Royals organization. He was originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 1978, but never signed with them, instead signing as a free agent with the Royals in 1980.