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DJ LeMahieu Bio
|David John LeMahieu was born on July 13th, 1988. He is an American professional baseball second baseman who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.
LaMahieu was the second round draft pick of the Cubs in the 2009 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut for the Cubs in 2011 before being traded to the Rockies. LeMahieu was the recipient of the Gold Glove Award in 2014, 2017, and 2018 and was named an MLB All-Star in 2015 and 2017. He won the National League batting title in 2016.
The New York Yankees have reportedly agreed to a two-year with free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu on Friday afternoon January 11th, 2019.
|DJ LeMahieu Age||He was born on 13th July 1988 (age 30 years) in Visalia, California, United States|
|DJ LeMahieu Wife||Jordan LeMahieu (m. 2014)|
|DJ LeMahieu Position||Second baseman|
|DJ LeMahieu Height||1.93 m|
|DJ LeMahieu Salary||3 million USD (2016)|
|DJ LeMahieu Education||Louisiana State University, Brother Rice High School|
|May 30th, 2011, for the Chicago Cubs|
|MLB statistics (through 2018 season)|
|Runs batted in||349|
DJ LeMahieu Early life and career
LeMahieu was born in Visalia, California. His family relocated to Michigan. While in Michigan, he played shortstop and pitcher for the Brother Rice High School Warriors in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan. In his senior year, as a leadoff hitter, he hit .574 with eight home runs, 16 doubles, seven triples, 70 runs, 32 RBI and 39 stolen bases. In 92 at-bats as a senior, LeMahieu struck out twice. His career average in high school was .459 with 201 hits. As a junior, he was an Aflac All-American. He was also a two-time Gatorade player of the year and Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for the State of Michigan.
After completing his senior year at Rice, he was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 2007 MLB draft in the 41st round. He did not sign with the Tigers so that he could attend college.
DJ LeMahieu College career
LeMahieu enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers. He led the LSU to the 2009 National Championship. LeMahieu was selected to the 2009 College World Series All-Tournament team. He hit .444 in the series commanding the lead among all players in the series with 12 hits. LeMahieu’s biggest hit was a 2 run double with two outs in the 9th inning of the first game in the championship series against Texas. LeMahieu then walked in the 11th and scored the go-ahead run.
As a freshman at LSU, he started in 67 of 68 games. In the 2008 season, he hit .337 overall and is credited for helping LSU reach the NCAA post-season play for the first time since 2005. In the post-season, he was selected to the All-Tournament team for the Baton Rouge regional after hitting .300 and scoring 7 runs during the regional. During his sophomore campaign, LeMahieu started 72 of the 73 of the games LSU played. He led the team in batting average .350 and hits with 96. He had a 25-game hitting streak spanning the last 16 games of 2008 and the first 9 games of 2009.
As a member of the LSU baseball program, LeMahieu participated in the 2008 and 2009 College World Series. LeMahieu was named a pre-season All American by Collegiate Baseball before the 2009 season. In the summer of 2008, he was named the No. 6 prospect in the Cape Cod League in the by Baseball America magazine. In 2009, he led the LSU Tigers to the NCAA National Championship and was named to the 2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team.
DJ LeMahieu Professional career
LeMahieu was selected by The Chicago Cubs in the second round, with the 79th overall selection, of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. He played for the Cubs affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, in 2009 for a brief stint after the Draft. In the 38 games he played, he hit .316 with 30 RBIs. He spent the 2010 season with Chicago’s High-level A affiliate, the Daytona Cubs, batting .314 with 73 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 135 games.
LeMahieu began the 2011 season with the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League. On May 30, when Jeff Baker was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain, the Cubs promoted LeMahieu to the major leagues. On his debut day, LeMahieu made his major league pinch-hitting for the pitcher John Grabow, grounding into a double play. He did not stay in the game with it ending in a 12-7 loss to the Houston Astros. The Cubs demoted LeMahieu to the Iowa Cubs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in June. He returned to the major leagues in September.
LeMahieu and Tyler Colvin were traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Colorado Rockies for Casey Weathers and Ian Stewart on December 8th, 2011.
On May 23rd, 2012 LeMahieu was called up to the Major Leagues to replace injured Jonathan Herrera as a utility infielder. He recorded a career-best four hits in a 9-6 Rockies win in the game against the Milwaukee Brewers on August 14th. In his first game against his former team, the Chicago Cubs, LeMahieu registered three hits in four at-bats. Later in August, LeMahieu wrote his name into the record books, as he recorded 12 assists in a 9-inning victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 28th. This mark tied a record held by several players.
In the 2014 season, out of the 494 at-bats he batted .267/.315/.348 with 5 home runs. LeMahieu had an excellent season defensively in 2014. He completed the season with an Ultimate Zone Rating of 11.0, which was first in the National League and third in the majors. He won his first Gold Glove with 16 Defensive Runs Saved and led the majors with 99 double plays.
In 2015, LeMahieu started as the second baseman for the National League in the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was LeMahieu’s first selection to the Midsummer Classic. For the season, he batted .301 and led the majors in percentage of balls hit to the opposite field (39.0%).
In 2016, LeMahieu won the National League batting title after batting .439 in August and .363 in September. His .348 season average led all of Major League Baseball. He had the highest batting average on balls in play (.388) of all major league players in the season and again led the majors in percentage of balls hit to the opposite field (37.9%).
In the 2017 season LeMahieu batted .310 and for the third consecutive year led the majors in percentage of balls hit to the opposite field (38.3%). He also collected the National League Gold Glove for second basemen and earned a spot on the 2017 National League All-Star Team. Additionally, he won the Fielding Bible Award for all major league second basemen.
In the 2018 season, LeMahieu hit a career-high 15 home runs with a batting .276/.321/.428. In addition to an increase in power numbers, his defensive excellence continued. LeMahieu completed the 2018 season with a 19.5 SDI (SABR Defensive Index) highest of all National League players, and his 2.2 defensive WAR was eighth best among all of Major League Baseball. The .993 fielding percentage, .859 zone rating and 18 defensive runs saved also were best for all NL second basemen. He earned both a third Gold Glove and a third Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award.
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees have added yet another piece to their talented infield.
New York agreed to a two-year, $24 million contract with free-agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu on Friday afternoon January 11th, 2019. The agreement is pending a physical, and the club has not confirmed.
DJ LeMahieu Wife, Jordan LeMahieu
DJ LeMahieu wife is Jordan LeMahieu, the two got married in 2014.
DJ LeMahieu Career highlights and awards