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Jeremy Hazelbaker: DOB: 8/14/1987 (28) Place Of Birth: Muncie, Indiana Teams: St. Louis Cardinals DOB: 8/14/1987 (28) Place Of Birth: Muncie, Indiana Teams: Cardinals Jeremy grew up in Muncie, a city with only 70,000 people in rural Indiana. He played his college baseball at Ball State University. In his first two years in college, he put up very mediocre numbers. However, his numbers skyrocketed his junior year. He hit .429 in 203 at-bats with 9 home runs and 29 stolen bases. His numbers were so good that season that he was drafted in the 4th round of the MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. Jeremy spent his first couple years as a professional in the minor league system as a member of the Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodger affiliate teams. However, he never made a major league appearance until 2016 with the St. Louis Cardinals.
As a Player
Position: Outfielder (all 3 positions) Bats: L Throws: R Statline: Rookie (no stats) Jeremy’s best trait as a baseball player is his tremendous speed. His speed allows him to play all three positions in the outfield and to create havoc on the base paths as a base runner. He also has the power to hit home runs. In a full season worth of at-bats, he has the power to be a double digit home run hitter. His strikes-zone judgement has improved tremendously. He used to strike out at a high rate, which was why he stayed in the minor leagues for so long, but now he is selective with his pitches and can draw enough walks to be an every-day player.