Full name is David John LeMahieu...Has twice been named his team’s “Heart and Hustle Award” winner (2019 with the Yankees and 2015 with Colorado)…the award honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and traditions of the game...Was named the Sid Mercer/Dick Young New York Player of the Year for both 2019 and 2020, as voted on by the BBWAA...Attended Louisiana State University…was named to the 2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team as the LSU Tigers’ leadoff hitter....Attended Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he received All-America honors from Rawlings and Louisville Slugger…was twice named Gatorade “Player of the Year” in Michigan…during the 2020-21 offseason, purchased the school’s baseball facility and transition part of it into a youth baseball facility to help future generations of players in and around the area where he grew up…the renovation included significant improvements to the facility, an indoor field house and a youth field adjacent to the main field at The Stevens Family Complex and Warrior Field, the school’s baseball home.
In 150 games with the Yankees, batted .268/.349/.362 (160-for597) with 84R, 24 doubles, 1 triple, 10HR, 57RBI and 73BB… led the club in games played…appeared at 1B (55G/33GS), 2B (83G/77GS), 3B (39G/36GS) and DH (1GS)....Reached base multiple times in 79-of-150 games, the seventh-most such games in the AL....Five of his 10HR either tied the game (three) or gave the Yankees the lead (two)....Was 5-for-11 (.455) with 2 doubles and 9RBI with the bases loaded....From 6/8 to the end of the season, batted .305/.355/.427 (25-for-82) with RISP....Reached base safely in 29 straight games from 9/7/20-4/11/21, the third-longest on-base streak of his career (38G from 8/9-9/22/16 and 37G from 6/10-7/28/21)…reached safely in each of his first 9G of a season (through 4/11) for the fourth time in his career (also 2015, ‘16, ‘19)...Appeared in his 200th game with the Yankees on 4/6 vs. Baltimore…according to STATS, his 273H were second-most through a player’s first 200 games with the Yankees in franchise history behind only Joe DiMaggio (300)....Was 0-for-5 on 4/21 vs. Atlanta…marked the first time he was held hitless in a game with at least 5AB since Game 1 on 9/12/19 at Detroit (0-for-6)....In 20 games from 4/27-5/18, hit .304 (24-for-79) with 19R, 2 doubles, 2HR, 7RBI, 11BB, 1HP, 2SB and 1SF....Recorded his sixth career multi-HR game on 5/7 vs. Washington (first since 9/16/20 vs. Toronto)…hit his first leadoff HR of the season, his first since 9/16/20 vs. Toronto…marked his 14th career leadoff HR and his 12th as a Yankee…with his leadoff HR, collected his 300th hit as a Yankee in his 225th game with the club…according to the YES Network, became the second-fastest Yankee to collect 300 hits (in terms of games)…trailed only Joe DiMaggio, who accomplished the feat in his 200th game with the club…also hit a game-tying HR in the sixth inning....Drove in three of the Yankees’ 7R on 5/18 at Texas after recording just 4RBI in his previous 22 games from 4/23-5/17....Did not record an extra-base hit in 16 straight games from 5/19-6/6, the second-longest streak of his career (18 games from 6/4-23/14)....Was placed on the paternity list on 5/25 and reinstated on 5/26....Reached base in 37 straight games from 6/10-7/28…batted .291/.376/.424 (44-for-151) with 15R, 8 doubles, 4HR, 24RBI, 19BB, 2SB and 2HP in that span…marked the second-longest on-base streak of his career, trailing only a 38-game stretch from 8/9-9/22/16…was the second-longest single-season on-base streak by a Yankee since 2005 (Mark Teixeira - 42 games from 6/6-7/26/10)…is tied for the second-longest single-season on-base streak in the Majors since 2019 (Tampa Bay’s Wander Franco’s 43-game streak from 7/25-9/29/21 and Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco’s 37-game streak from 5/13-6/25/19)....Recorded multiple hits in six of nine games from 6/4-15, including a season-high four straight games from 6/10-15, his longest stretch since a four-game streak from 8/25-28/19....Hit a game-tying, three-run HR in the ninth inning on 6/12 at Philadelphia…marked his first HR since his 2HR on 5/7 vs. Washington…was his first career HR in the regular season that tied the game in ninth inning or later (also 2019 ALCS Game 6 at Houston)…was the first Yankee to hit a game-tying or go-ahead HR when the team was trailing by at least three runs in the ninth inning or later since Brian McCann hit a game-tying, three-run HR in the ninth on 6/29/16 vs. Texas (Yankees had been trailing 7-4)....Recorded his 100th multi-hit game as a Yankee on 6/13 at Philadelphia (2-for-4), accomplishing the feat in his 256th game with the club…according to STATS, he was the fourth-fastest player in franchise history to reach 100 multi-hit games with the Yankees, trailing only Joe DiMaggio (208 games), Mickey Rivers (250 games) and Bob Meusel (255 games)....Drove in multiple runs in five-of-eight games from 6/18-26 (10RBI) after recording multiple RBI just once in his previous 24 games (5/19-6/17) and just three times in his first 64 games of the season....Recorded a two-run single in the eighth inning on 6/19 vs. Oakland, recording his 500th and 501st career RBI. Went 4-for-5, with 1R, 1HR and 2RBI on 6/26 at Boston, setting a season high in hits…were his most hits in a game since 9/26/20 vs. Miami (also 4H)…drove in both of the Yankees’ runs, hitting a solo HR in the eighth and an RBI single in the ninth....Posted a season-high 13-game hitting streak from 6/17-30…was his longest since a 14-game streak from 6/14-30/19…batted .321/.387/.518 (18-for-56) with 8R, 2 doubles, 3HR, 14RBI and 6BB over that span…was the longest hitting streak by a Yankee in 2021 and the longest by a Yankee since Gio Urshela’s 13-game streak from 8/31-9/24/20....Recorded a career-high 4BB on 7/11 at Houston (0-for-2, 1R), surpassing his previous career high of 3BB (five times)…marked the most walks by a Yankee since Gio Urshela collected 4BB on 6/9/19 at Cleveland....Did not play on 7/20 vs. Philadelphia after being scratched from the starting lineup with a stomach virus (his rapid COVID test was negative)....Reached base safely in 15 straight games from 8/3-17, reaching base multiple times in 12 of those 15 games… batted .344/.437/.475 (21-for-61) with 9R, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 8RBI and 10BB over that span....Recorded a season-high 4RBI on 8/4 vs. Baltimore, going 3-for-5 with 1R and 1 double…marked his most RBI in a game since 9/15/20 vs. Toronto (5RBI)…hit an RBI single in the fifth inning, a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh and a two-run double in the eighth...Hit a triple in the second inning and a go-ahead RBI double in the 11th on 8/9 at Kansas City…marked his sixth career hit in extra innings that gave his team the lead (first since an RBI double in the 12th inning on 9/18/20 at Boston)…was the first Yankee to record a double and triple in the same game since Didi Gregorius on 7/24/19 at Minnesota....Walked in a career-high six straight games from 8/10-16, matching the longest stretch by a Yankee in 2021 (also Clint Frazier’s six-game streak from 4/21-26)....Reached base at least three times in a career-high-tying three straight games from 8/11-14 (eighth time, first since 9/15-17/20)…reached base in 9-of-15PA in that span (5H, 4BB)....Hit 2HR over a four-game span from 8/20-24 after going homerless in his previous 43 games from 6/27-8/18, his longest such streak as a Yankee and third-longest such streak of his career (81G from 8/13/13-5/27/14 and 54G from 5/30/11-8/10/12)....Batted .324 (24-for-74) with 12R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 5RBI and 7BB in 19 games from 8/30-9/19....Reached base multiple times in 15 of his final 27 games from 8/30-9/30....Hit a game-tying RBI single in the 10th inning on 9/3 vs. Baltimore…was his seventh career hit in extra innings to tie the game or give his team the lead....Reached base a season-high-tying four times on 9/12 at the Mets, going 3-for-4 with 2R and 1BB (also 6/26 at Boston and 7/11 at Houston)....Was removed from the game on 9/30 at Toronto in the sixth inning with right hip soreness....Was placed on the 10-day injured list on 10/3 (retro. to 10/1) through the end of the season with a right sports hernia.
Earned his second career Silver Slugger Award at 2B (also 2019) after hitting a career-high .364/.421/.590 (71-for-195) with 41R, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 10HR, 27RBI and 18BB in 50 games with the Yankees…ranked third in AL MVP balloting, appearing on all 30 ballots and garnering 230 points overall…became the second Yankees 2B to earn multiple Silver Slugger Awards with the club, joining Robinson Canó (five, 2006, ‘10-13)…was named to the All-MLB First Team for the second straight season...Earned his second career batting title (also 2016 in the NL, .348 w/ Colorado)…according to Elias, is the second player in Major League history to win the batting title in both leagues (also Ed Delahanty)...Became the fourth player in franchise history to lead the Majors in batting average, joining Mickey Mantle (.353 BA in 1956), Joe DiMaggio (.381 BA in 1939) and Lou Gehrig (.363 BA in 1934)… became the ninth player (10th time) in franchise history to win the AL batting title…joined Bernie Williams (1998), Paul O’Neill (1994), Don Mattingly (1984), Mickey Mantle (1956), Snuffy Stirnweiss (1945), Joe DiMaggio (1939-40), Lou Gehrig (1934) and Babe Ruth (1924)…was the highest batting average by a Yankees batting champion since Joe DiMaggio (.381) in 1939...As the Major League batting leader, joined Luke Voit (22HR) as the first duo in franchise history to lead the Majors in batting average and home runs in a single season…marked the third time the Yankees had both the Majors’ home run and batting average leader, but the prior two were by the same player (Lou Gehrig in his 1934 Triple Crown season, .363 BA, 49HR and Mickey Mantle in his 1956 Triple Crown season, .353 BA, 52HR)…the Yankees also had the AL’s home run and batting average leader in 1924 (Babe Ruth, .378 BA, 46HR)…the pair became the first teammates to lead the Majors in batting average and home runs since Hank Aaron (.355 BA) and Eddie Mathews (46HR) for the 1959 Braves...Hit safely in 41 of his 50 games…of his nine games without a hit, two came when he did not start the game (1AB in each)...Hit .364 (12-for-33) with 3 doubles, 16RBI and 3BB with RISP...Led the Majors with a .423 (41-for-97) batting average at home…reached base safely in 22 of his 24 home games, including each of his final 16...Led the Majors with five leadoff HRs (7/29 at Baltimore, 8/3 vs. Philadelphia, 9/1 vs. Tampa Bay, Game 1 on 9/11 vs. Baltimore and 9/16 vs. Toronto)…his first 3HR of 2020 were leadoff home runs (7/29 at Baltimore, 8/3 vs. Philadelphia and 9/1 vs. Tampa Bay)…according to the YES Network, was the third Yankee to accomplish the feat, joining Chuck Knoblauch (1999) and Earle Combs (1927)…was the 16th such season in Major League history…YES also notes he was the first player to have five of his first eight HR of a season go for leadoff HRs and first since George Springer in 2017...With six leadoff HR in 2019, became the fourth Yankee in franchise history to have at least five leadoff HR in back-to-back seasons, joining Rickey Henderson (three straight from 1985-87), Chuck Knoblauch (1998-99) and Alfonso Soriano (2002-03)...Tied his single-game career high with 4H on four occasions: 7/29 at Baltimore, 8/12 vs. Atlanta, 9/15 vs. Toronto and 9/26 vs. Miami...Had 30H through the team’s first 19 games, tied for the second-most by a Yankee through 19G since 2004 (Jeter-34H in 2012; Rodriguez-30H in 2007; Canó-30H in 2009)...Hit his first leadoff HR of the season—and first since 8/25/19 at Los Angeles-NL—in 7/29 win at Baltimore… was 4-for-5 with 2R, 1 double, 1HR and 2RBI in the game, tying his career high in hits (15th time, first since 9/14/19 at Toronto)...Missed nine games on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain (8/16-29)…was removed in the sixth inning on 8/15 vs. Boston with the injury (underwent imaging)...Had a 13-game hitting streak at home from 8/29-9/17, his longest home hitting streak as a Yankee...Collected his fourth career multi-HR game on 9/1 vs. Tampa Bay (also 2HR on 8/26/17 at Atlanta, 4/12/18 at Washington and Game 1 on 8/3/19 vs. Boston), hitting his 11th career leadoff HR and a solo HR in the third inning...Had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from 9/7-19 (.380, 19-for-50, 17R, 6 doubles, 6HR, 12RBI, 9BB)...Reached base safely in his final 20 games of the season from 9/7-27, the third-longest on-base streak of his career (38G from 8/9-9/22/16 and 25G from 8/18-9/13/17)…was the longest such streak by a Yankee since Gleyber Torres reached safely in 22 straight games from 8/12-9/4/19...Of his 28H from 9/9-27, 14 went for extra bases (8 doubles, 6HR)…hit 8HR over a 17-game span from 9/1-17...Scored both of the Yankees’ runs on 9/12 vs. Baltimore (1-for-5, 2R, 1 double), including the game-winning run after starting the 10th as the Yankees’ baserunner at 2B…hit his 200th career double to leadoff the first inning...Was named AL “Player of the Week” for 9/14-20, hitting .423/.516/1.038 (11-for-26) with 9R, 4 doubles, 4HR, 10RBI and 5BB in six games…ranked second in the AL in SLG and tied for second in hits, home runs and RBI… was his second career weekly honor (also 6/24-30/19)...Had seven multi-hit games over his final 13 games (from 9/15-27)...Homered in three straight games (4HR) for the first time in his career from 9/15-17…was part of a longer stretch in which he homered in four straight games against the Blue Jays (5HR from 9/9-17), the longest homer streak against a single opponent in his career...Tied his career high in hits (17th time) on 9/15 vs. Toronto (4-for-6, 3R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 5RBI)…hit a solo HR in the eighth inning off RHP Santiago Espinal (normally an INF) on a 48.7 mph pitch…the homer had an exit velocity of 100.5 mph…since at least 2008, was the slowest pitch (of the more than 64,000 pitches leading to a home run over the span) to be hit for a home run according to Statcast/David Adler...Hit his fifth leadoff HR of the season on 9/16 vs. Toronto (3-for-4, 3R, 1 double, 2HR, 3RBI, 1BB)…also hit a two-run HR in the fourth inning, collecting his fifth career multi-HR game, third as a Yankee and second of the season (also 9/1 vs. Tampa Bay)...Batted .281 (9-for-32) with 4R and 4RBI in seven postseason games…hit a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning of ALWCS Game 2 at Cleveland…was the first Yankee to record a go-ahead hit in the ninth inning or later in a postseason game since Raúl Ibañez in Game 3 of the 2012 ALDS...Had a 12-game postseason hitting streak from 2019 ALCS Game 1 through 2020 ALDS Game 4…was tied for the third-longest postseason hitting streak in Yankees history (Hank Bauer’s 17-game streak from 1956-58, Derek Jeter’s 17-game streak from 1998-99 and 12-game streak from 2000-01 and Bernie Williams’ 12-game streak from 2003-04)…hit .333/.393/.463 (18-for-54) with 10R, 1 double, 2HR, 7RBI and 6BB in that span...Hit safely in 24 straight games against the Rays (regular and postseason from 5/18/19 through 2020 ALDS Game 4)…was the Majors’ longest active streak against a single opponent by an active player (not on IL)... Missed the first two weeks of spring training at Yankee Stadium after being placed on the COVID-19 IL on 7/7 and was returned from rehab and reinstated 7/23...Was extended a qualifying offer by the Yankees on 11/1, which he declined.
Placed fourth in AL MVP balloting, hitting .327 (197-for-602) with 109R, 33 doubles, 2 triples, 26HR and 102RBI in 145 games in his first season with the Yankees.. set career highs in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, extra-base hits (61), slugging pct. (.518) and multi-hit games (61), surpassing previous highs of 104R, 192H, 66RBI, 51 extra-base hits and 59 multi-hit games in 2016, 15HR in 2018 and 32 doubles (twice).. was the highest batting average by a Yankee since Derek Jeter hit .334 in 2009..was named to the Inaugural 2019 All-MLB First Team...Earned his first career Silver Slugger Award after finishing second in the AL in batting average (.327) and fourth in hits (197)..was the fourth Yankee to win the award at second base, joining Robinson Canó (2006, '10-13), Alfonso Soriano (2002) and Willie Randolph (1980)...Became the first player in Yankees history to start at least 25 games at three different infield positions in one season (28 starts at 1B, 66 starts at 2B, 47 starts at 3B)..also made one start at DH...Was a finalist for the AL Gold Glove Award at 2B..among second baseman (min. 50GS at 2B), ranked second in the Majors and led the AL with a .993 fielding pct. (2E, 275 TC)..was his third straight season leading 2B in his league in fielding pct. (also 2017-18 in the NL)...Led the Majors with 61 multi-hit games, tied for third with 18 games of 3-or-more hits and ranked fourth (second in the AL) in batting average.. led the Majors with a .389 (49-for-126) batting average with runners in scoring position and a .667 (10-for-15) average with the bases loaded.. was the best batting average with RISP by a Yankee since Paul O'Neill's .428 mark in 1997...Ranked 11th in the AL with a team-leading 102RBI, the second-most by a Yankee in the last six seasons since 2014 (Aaron Judge-114 in 2017)...Reached base safely in 122 of his 142 starts.. reached multiple times in 78 of those starts...Reached 100R for the second time in his career (104R in 2016)...His 197H were the most by a Yankee since 2012, when Derek Jeter had 216H.. had the most multi-hit games (61) by a Yankee since Derek Jeter had 64 in 2012...Hit six leadoff HR (5/29 vs. San Diego, 6/25 vs. Toronto, 7/21 vs. Colorado, 8/3 vs. Boston-G1, 8/13 vs. Baltimore, 8/25 at Los Angeles-NL), most by a Yankee since Alfonso Soriano's club-record 13 leadoff HRs in 2003.. hit .325 (175-for-539) with 98R, 29 doubles, 25HR and 92RBI as a leadoff hitter overall, collecting the fifth 25HR season by a Yankees leadoff hitter (also Alfonso Soriano: 38HR in 2002 and 35HR in 2003; Rickey Henderson: 28HR in 1986 and Bobby Bonds: 25HR in 1975).. his 92RBI from the leadoff spot were second-most in Yankees history behind Alfonso Soriano (99RBI in 2002)...Had four hitting streaks of at least 10G (14G from 6/14-30; 12G from Game 2 on 9/12-27; 11G from Game 2 on 5/25-6/6 and 11G from 4/24-5/9), tied with Tim Anderson for most in the Majors.. was the first Yankee with four double-digit hitting streaks in one year since Robinson Canó had four in 2011...Made his Yankees debut in 3/30 loss vs. Baltimore.. started at 3B, his first appearance at the position since 6/13/14 at San Francisco w/ Colorado...Reached base safely in all 5PA of 3/31 loss vs. Baltimore, matching a career high (fifth time, first since 8/3/17 vs. the Mets w/ Colorado).. joined Robinson Canó (2010) as the only two Yankees since 2006 with at least 2H, 1R and 1RBI in each of his first two games of the season...Hit safely in six straight at-bats from the second inning on 4/10 through the fourth inning on 4/13...Hit third in the starting lineup for just the second time in his career on 4/13 (also 8/2/15 at St. Louis w/ Colorado)...Snapped an 0-for-15 stretch with a fourth-inning solo HR on 4/20 vs. Kansas City, his first HR as a Yankee (first HR since 9/12/18 vs. Arizona)...Was removed from 4/28 win at San Francisco in the bottom of the third with right knee inflammation (X-rays were negative).. underwent an MRI on 4/29, confirming inflammation in his right knee from his original contusion suffered in 4/26 win at San Francisco.. missed three games (4/30-5/3) with the injury...Hit "walk-off" RBI single in the ninth on 5/7 vs. Seattle, his second career "walk-off" hit (also 9/12/18 vs. Arizona w/ Colorado)...Started at 1B and batted leadoff on 5/9 vs. Seattle, the first Yankee to do both in the same game since Wade Boggs on 8/29/95 vs. California...Played in his 1,000th career game on 5/23 at Baltimore...Hit his third career leadoff HR on 5/29 vs. San Diego (first since 6/17/18 at Texas).. was the first of back-to-back HRs with Voit to lead off the game, marking the 10th instance in Yankees history they led off a game with consecutive homers (first since Gardner and Judge on 7/7/18 at Toronto).. was his fourth career HR on an 0-2 pitch (last: 4/15/18 at Washington)...Was voted AL "Player of the Month" for June after leading the Majors in hits and pacing the AL in runs and RBI during the month, batting .395/.434/.658 (45-for-114) with 26R, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 6HR, 29RBI and 8BB in 25G.. were the most hits by a Yankee in a calendar month since Derek Jeter had 46H in August 2009, and the most by an AL player since Baltimore's Tim Beckham had 50H in August 2017.. became the seventh different Yankee (22nd time) to amass at least 45H, 16 extra-base hits and 29RBI in a calendar month, and first since Don Mattingly in September/October 1985.. marked his first career monthly honor...Had a season-long 14-game hitting streak from 6/14-30, his longest since a 16-game streak from 8/23-9/8/17 with Colorado...Had at least 1H and 1R in 12 consecutive games from 6/16-30, tied for the sixth-longest streak in franchise history, trailing only Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig (15, 1930), Joe DiMaggio (14, 1941) and Babe Ruth (14, 1926; 13, 1921), as well as Bernie Williams (13, 2000).. hit .519 (27-for-52) with 19R, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 5HR, 20RBI and 6BB over the span...Collected 25H and 20RBI over an 11-game span from 6/17-30.. according to Elias, the only other Yankee to ever record as many hits and RBI over an 11-game span was Lou Gehrig, who had 27H and 26RBI from 6/7-19/1930 (since RBI became an official statistic in 1920)...Reached base safely multiple times in a career-high-tying 10 straight games from 6/18-30...Had a career-best six-game multi-hit streak from 6/23-30, the first Yankee since Carlos Beltrán in 2014 to post a multi-hit streak of six-or-more games.. according to Elias, his 18H during the streak tied a Yankees franchise record for most hits in a six-game span, set by Bernie Williams (18-for-29) from 8/14-20/02...Was named AL "Player of the Week" for the first time in his career from 6/24-30, batting .625 (15-for-24) with 8R, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR, 10RBI and a 1.083 SLG pct. in 5G...Tied his career high in hits on both 6/24 vs. Toronto (4-for-4, 2R, 1BB) and 6/29 at Boston in London (4-for-6, 2R, 1 double, 5RBI).. his 5RBI on 6/29 tied a career high (also 6/28/18 at San Francisco)...Hit 2 doubles in the Yankees' nine-run seventh on 6/30 at Boston in London, the first Yankee with 2XBH in one frame since Brendan Ryan hit 2 doubles in the second inning on 7/28/15 at Texas...Hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning on 7/4 at Tampa Bay, his third career go-ahead hit in extras (also an RBI single on 9/15/15 at Los Angeles-NL and a solo HR on 8/18/18 at Atlanta, both w/ Colorado)...Led the AL in the "first half" with a .336 batting average, the second-highest in the "first half" by a Yankee since 2000, behind Derek Jeter's .345 in 2006...Was voted by fans to his third career All-Star team (also 2015 and '17 in the NL).. batted second in the AL's starting lineup (0-for-2), the highest spot in the starting lineup by a Yankee since Derek Jeter in 2014 (led off for the AL)...Hit his fifth career leadoff HR and third of the season (also 5/29 vs. San Diego and 6/25 vs. Toronto) on 7/21 vs. Colorado.. hit his first two career leadoff homers for the Rockies (4/12/18 at Washington and 6/17/18 at Texas)...Missed four games from 7/27-31 (groin)...Hit 9HR in 28 games in August, a career high for homers in a calendar month.. prior to 2019, had never hit 5HR in a month in his career...Recorded his third career 2HR game and first since 4/12/18 at Washington w/ Colorado in Game 1 on 8/3 vs. Boston (3-for-5, 2R, 2HR, 4RBI).. set a new career high with his 16th and 17th HRs of the season.. also hit his fourth leadoff HR of 2019 in the first inning (sixth career).. was his third game with at least 4RBI of the season, matching his career total entering 2019 (all three in 2018 with Colorado).. his 4RBI were his most ever in a home game.. was the second 4RBI game by a Yankees first baseman this season (LeMahieu-5RBI on 6/29 at Boston in London)...Hit a first-pitch leadoff HR on 8/13 vs. Baltimore, the second time he homered on the first pitch of the first inning this season (also 7/21 vs. Colorado)...Hit a first pitch "walk-off" solo HR to lead off the 11th inning on 8/31 vs. Oakland.. was his third career "walk-off" hit and second of the season (also a ninth-inning single on 5/7/19 vs. Seattle and a ninth-inning two-run HR on 9/12/18 vs. Arizona w/ Colorado).. was the Yankees' first "walk-off" HR since Neil Walker on 8/28/18 vs. Chicago-AL...Scored his 100th run of the season on 9/9 at Boston...Drove in three runs on 9/27 at Texas, surpassing the 100RBI mark for the first time in his career...Started at 1B in each of the Yankees' nine postseason games, batting .325 (13-for-40) with 10R, 3 doubles, 3HR and 7RBI..hit safely in eight of his nine games and reached safely multiple times in six of those...Hit a solo HR in the sixth inning of ALDS Game 1 win vs. Minnesota, his first career postseason HR and RBI.. also hit a bases-clearing double in the seventh..his 3H in the game matched his total from his first five career postseason contests..became the second player in Yankees history to record 4RBI in his first postseason game with the club, joining Bobby Abreu (4RBI in 2006 ALDS Game 1 vs. Detroit)..was the first player to collect 3H in his first postseason game with the Yankees since Jason Giambi in 2002 ALDS Game 1 vs. Anaheim..was the first Yankee with at least 3H and 4RBI in a postseason game since Robinson Canó (3H, 6RBI) in 2011 ALDS Game 1 vs. Detroit..was the fourth Yankees leadoff hitter with 4RBI in a postseason game, joining Johnny Damon (4RBI in 2007 ALDS Game 3 vs. Cleveland), Hank Bauer (4RBI in 1958 World Series Game 3 vs. Milwaukee-NL) and Frankie Crosetti (1938 World Series Game 4 vs. Chicago-NL)...Scored a playoff career-high 3R in ALCS Game 1 at Houston..hit a leadoff HR in ALCS Game 5 vs. Houston, the first by a Yankee in the playoffs since Derek Jeter in 2009 ALCS Game 3 at Los Angeles-AL..was the seventh leadoff HR in Yankees history (Derek Jeter-3, Johnny Damon-1, Phil Rizzuto-1, Gene Woodling-1)...Tied the game with a two-run HR with one out in the top of the ninth inning in ALCS Game 6 at Houston.
Hit .276 (147-for-533) with 90R, 32 doubles, 15HR and 62RBI in 128 games with Colorado…set a career high in home runs…had 12 go-ahead homers, five of which came in the eighth inning or later…of his 15HR, 11 came on the road…his 128 games were his fewest since 2013 (109 games)...Earned his third career Gold Glove (also 2014 and '17) and was named the Wilson "Defensive Player of the Year" for the third time (also 2013 and '17)…led all Major League second basemen with a .993 fielding pct. (4E, 591 TC)…was his second straight season leading NL second baseman in fielding pct...Collected his second career multi-HR game and tied his career high with 4H on 4/12 at Washington…also had 2 doubles in the game, marking the eighth time in Rockies history a player had at least four extra-base hits in a game and the first since Corey Dickerson did so on 5/10/14 at Cincinnati…hit his first career leadoff HR in the game...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 4/30 (retroactive to 4/28)-5/8 with a right hamstring strain…was his first career D.L. stint…returned to the D.L. the following week (on 5/14) with a left thumb sprain and was reinstated on 6/1...Had a career-high 5RBI on 6/28 at San Francisco…hit a game-winning HR in the ninth inning...Was placed on the 10-day disabled list from 7/21-8/2 with a left oblique strain...Homered in consecutive games for the second time in his career from 8/18-19 (also 4/5-6/16)...Hit his first career grand slam on 8/27 at Los Angeles-AL...Collected his 1,000th career hit on 9/8 vs. Los Angeles-NL…reached 1,000 hits as a Rockie on 9/21 at Arizona, becoming the eighth player in franchise history to reach the plateau...Hit a two-run "walk-off" HR on 9/12 vs. Arizona…was his first career "walk-off" RBI...Started at second base in all four of the Rockies' postseason games, batting .200 (3-for-15) with 2 doubles.
Was named to his second career All-Star team and won his second career Gold Glove Award while playing in a career-high 155 games...Finished fifth in the National League in hits (189), seventh in batting average (.310) and tied for 10th in runs scored (95) … third consecutive season batting over .300...Named to his second career All-Star Game … did not play due to a right groin injury...Recorded a career-high-tying four hits five different times, the most games of four-plus hits in the National League … his 52 multi-hit games tied for fifth in the NL with Nolan Arenado … 19 games of three-plus hits tied for second in the NL...From June 15 through the end of the season, his .335 batting average (114-for-340) ranked first in the NL...Recorded a season-long 16-game hitting streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 8, the second-longest streak of his career … tied for the fifth-longest streak in the NL in 2017...Recorded his first career multi-home run game on Aug. 26 at Atlanta … hit three of his eight home runs over a three-game span from Aug. 26-29...Consecutive four-hit games June 15-16 vs. San Francisco, the 11th player (12th time) in club history to collect four or more hits in consecutive games...Won his second career Gold Glove Award (also: 2014) … led all NL second baseman in total chances (720), assists (470), double plays (107) and fielding percentage (.989) … also the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at second base...Went 0-for-5 in the National League Wild Card Game at Arizona, his first career postseason appearance.
Won the National League batting title with a .348 average (192-for-552), the highest average in the Major Leagues and the highest average in the National League since Chipper Jones in 2008 (.364) … became the eighth player in Rockies history (10th time) to win the NL batting title...His .348 batting average was the eighth-highest in franchise history, the highest since Todd Helton hit .358 in 2003 … only Helton (two times), Larry Walker (four times) and Andres Galarraga have finished a season with a higher average than LeMahieu's .348 average...His average was the highest for a player whose primary position was second base since Rod Carew batted .359 in 1975...Finished second in the NL in on-base percentage (.416), third in hits (192) and sixth in runs (104) … also finished first in the NL in multi-hit games (59), tied for second in three-hit games (20) and tied for fifth in triples (eight)...Set career highs in runs, hits, doubles (32), triples, home runs (11), RBI (66) and walks (66)...Career-high 38-game on-base streak, Aug. 9-Sept. 22, tied for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history and tied for the third-longest in a single season...Batted .439 (43-for-98) in August, the highest average in MLB … his 43 hits in August were the most in any month for a Rockies batter since Todd Helton recorded 50 hits and Neifi Perez had 44 hits in August 2000...Hit safely in nine consecutive games to start 2016 … recorded at least two hits in each of the first five games of the season, a franchise record.
Was selected to his first All-Star roster and was the starting second baseman for the National League. Set career highs in games (150), at-bats (564), hits (170), home runs (six), RBIs (61), walks (50) and stolen bases (23). Batting average (.301) ranked 10th in the NL ... his 17 three-hit games tied for third-most in the league. Was caught stealing three times in 26 attempts for a 88.5 stolen base percentage, which was tied for the best stolen-base percentage in the NL ... was one of three players in the league with at least 20 stolen bases and a stolen base percentage of at least 88.0. Was one of five players in the NL with at least 20 doubles, 20 stolen bases and a batting average greater than .300. Recorded a career-high tying three runs July 26 vs. Cincinnati and Sept. 27 vs. Los Angeles-NL. Hit .406 (28-for-69) in April, which ranked third in the NL; and .400 (36-for-90) in July ... became the first Rockies player to hit .400 or greater in two months of the same season since Larry Walker in 2002 (Elias). Became the first Rockies second baseman to bat .400 in April (.406, 28-for-69). Had a career-high, 18-game hitting streak snapped July 29, and batted .444 (32-for-72) with 16 runs, five doubles, two triples, nine RBIs, nine walks and two stolen bases over the streak. Led all NL second basemen in innings (1,284), total chances (761), assists (452) and double plays (120) ... second in putouts (300), third in zone rating (.808) and sixth in fielding percentage (.988).
Was a member of his first Opening Day roster and spent the entire season on the club's active roster...Following the season, named the NL's recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove for second base...the honor is the first of his career...the first Rockies second baseman in franchise history to be awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove Award and the seventh different player overall to be honored...Had a .991 fielding percentage in 144 games at second in 2014...he led all NL second baseman in total chances per 9.0 innings (5.16), assists per 9.0 innings and double plays (99)...2014 represents the fifth time multiple Rockies have been awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove in the same season...the other four seasons with two winners are: 2001 and 2002 when Todd Helton (1B) and Larry Walker (OF) both received the award, in 2010 with Carlos Gonzalez (OF) and Troy Tulowitzki (SS), and 2013 with Nolan Arenado (3B) and Carlos Gonzalez (LF)...Set career-highs offensively in at-bats (494), runs (59), hits (132), triples (5), home runs (5), RBI (42) and walks (33)...Finished the season by batting .307 (23-for-75) with three doubles, two triples, one home run, 10 RBI and 7 runs in 22 games in September...Had a season-long 10-game hit-streak June 24-July 4...during the streak, hit .405 (15-for-37) with one doubles, one home run, five RBI and five runs...Was slightly stronger at the plate against left-handed pitchers, batting .286 (34-for-119) with a .669 OPS, compared to .261 (98-for-375) with a .660 OPS against right-handers.
Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs before being recalled on 5/16...following his recall, LeMahieu would spend the remainder of the season on the Big League roster... In what was his third season in the Majors, LeMahieu played in a career-high 109 games and also set career-marks in at bats (404), runs (39), hits (113), doubles (21), RBI (19), walks (19) and stolen bases (18)... Saw the majority of his playing time at second base (90 games) but also saw playing time at third base (14 games) and shortstop (one game)... Owned a .993 fielding percentage at second, committing just 3 errors in 442 total chances over 750.0 innings as the position...was named the Rockies team Defensive Player of the Year by Wilson for his work at second base... Hit .291 (65-for-223) in 56 games after the break...is now a .300 (131-for-436) career hitter in 132 post All-Star break games... Had 32 multi-hit games, 8 of which were 3-hit contests...his 32 multi-hit games were the 6th-most on the club... Had a career-long 14-game hitting streak 8/26-9/14...LeMahieu hit .379 (22-for-58) with 5 doubles, 7 RBI and 7 runs over the 14 games of his streak...it was the 2nd longest streak for a Rockies player (Cuddyer 27 games) in 2013... Prior to his recall on 5/16, LeMahieu hit .364 (52-for-143) with 8 doubles, 5 triples, 1 home run, 22 RBI and 34 runs in 33 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs... Had a career-high 18 steals...his 18 bags were the 3rd-most on the club (Gonzalez 21, Fowler 19).
In what was his official rookie season in 2012, LeMahieu played the majority of the season's last two months as
Colorado's regular second baseman...from the time he returned to the Majors on 7/17 he remained with the club for the
rest of the season and batted .316 (60-for-190) with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 20 RBI and 23 runs in 62 games. Was acquired by Colorado along with Tyler Colvin in December, 2011 in exchange for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. Began 2012 with Triple-A Colorado Springs and batted .314 (80-for-225) with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 31
RBI in 61 games for the Sky Sox...had 23 walks compared to just 29 strikeouts in his 61 games for the Sky Sox. Was consistent upon his return from Triple-A on 7/17...batted .316 in July, .321 in August and .303 in
September/October...his 54 hits from 8/1 through the end of the season were tied for the 6th-most among NL rookies. Had a career-long 8-game hit-streak 9/22-29, during which he hit .464 (13-for-28) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run,
5 RBI...hit safely in 10 of his final 12 games of the season. Hit .324 (60-for-183) with 12 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 20 RBI, 22 runs over his last 55 starts of the season. Connected on his first career Major League home run on 8/11 at SF off Matt Cain...other HR was against former team
(Cubs) on 9/27 at Coors Field off Chris Volstad. Had equal home/road splits, as he batted .297 (35-for-118) at home and .320 (54-for-169) on the road...the right-handed batter hit .320 (54-for-169) vs. right-handers and .233 (14-for-60) vs. left-handers. Had a .994 fielding percentage in his 67 games at second base...among NL second basemen with at least 60 starts at
the position, his .994 mark was 3rd in the NL behind Darwin Barney (.997) and Mark Ellis (.994). split.
DJ split the majority of the season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, but had two stints with the Cubs,
5/30-6/28 and September 6 through the end of the season...Is the first player from Chicago's 2009 Draft class to make the Majors (second round, 79th pick)...Hit .250 (15-for-60) in 37 games for Chicago, appearing in 15 games at second base (one start), 11 games at third base
(six starts) and one start at first base...Hit .243 (9-for-37) with one double and one RBI in 23 games in his first Major League action, 5/30-6/28...Made his big league debut, 5/30 vs. Houston, as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning (0-for-1)...Made his first career start (at third base), 6/3 at STL, and was 1-for-3...picked up his first Major League hit, an infield
single to second base, off Jaime Garcia in the eighth inning...Was 3-for-4 with his first career RBI, 6/15 vs. Milwaukee...got the start at second base...Was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a RBI, 9/7 vs. CIN, starting at second base...Had the game-winning RBI, 9/21 vs. Milwaukee, as his two-run double snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth...Between Tennessee and Iowa this season, hit .319 (132-for-414) with 22 doubles, three triples, five homers and 50 RBI
in 108 minor league games...Began the season at Tennessee, batting .358 before his promotion to Chicago, 5/30...was optioned to Iowa, 6/28 and
hit .286 in 58 contests
Named a Florida State League All-Star after hitting .314 (174-for-554) with 24 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs
and 73 RBI in 135 games for High-A Daytona in what was his first professional season...named the Cubs' 10th-best
prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Made his professional debut at Rookie-Level Arizona after the Cubs selected him in the second round of the
2009 First-Year Player Draft...batted .417 (5-for-12) with a triple and 4 RBI in three games for the Cubs before being sent
to Single-A Peoria...hit .316 (48-for-152) for Peoria over the remainder of the season.