His mother, Katrina, is co-chair of the English department at Decatur (Ga.) High School where Jordan earned a 3.98 GPA and membership in the National Honor Society...His mother graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in East Asian studies. She also earned her master's degree in business economics at Washington University in St. Louis in 1995 and her master’s in teaching at Emory University in Atlanta...His father, Derek, graduated from MIT...Batted .519 with 17 HR and 43 RBI as a junior in high school in 2019 and .457 with four HR and a 1.555 OPS during a 16-game COVID-19 shortened season in 2020...Named 2019 & 2020 Georgia Gatorade High School Player of the Year...2019 Georgia Region 6-A Offensive Player of the Year...2019 DeKalb County Player of the Year...Signed letter of intent to play college baseball at Duke University...Hobbies include playing basketball and video games...Played piano for 10-11 years while growing up...Considers the number 2 as his lucky number. Was born on May 22, 2002 in Room 202 at 2:02 pm in Atlanta, Ga...Is a product of MLB/USA Baseball's invite-only annual diversity development pipeline program, notably the 2019 Breakthrough Series, 2019 DREAM Series, and 2019 High School Home Run Derby. Was one of 80 High School players chosen...Named Player of the Game at the 2019 MLB High School All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland...Resides in Stone Mountain, Ga.
Hit .306/.388/.510 (141-for-461) with an .898 OPS in 119 games with Springfield (AA), setting career highs in hits (141), doubles (31), home runs (19), RBI (68), total bases (235), runs scored (100), walks (58) and stolen bases (22)...Ranked among Cardinals Minor League leaders in batting (third), hits (second), run scored (first), on base pct. (ninth), slugging pct. (seventh), OPS (seventh), total bases (second), games played (119, fifth), stolen bases (T-5th) and walks (fifth)...With 19 home runs and 22 stolen bases, finished one homer shy of authoring Springfield's first 20 HR/20 SB season in team history...Led the Texas League and established a new Springfield (AA) single-season record with 100 runs scored...Was one of 18 minor leaguers to score 100 or more runs. His runs scored were most by a Cardinals minor leaguer since Pablo Ozuna (122) and Stubby Clapp (113) in 1998...Was one of only eight players across minor league baseball to hit 31+ doubles, 19+ homers and steal 22+ bases...Was invited to 2022 Major League Spring Training, and was the youngest player in camp at 19 years old...At just 19 years old, opened the campaign as the youngest player in the Texas League and was one of only two teenagers on an Opening Day Double-A roster (18-year-old RHP Eury Perez)...Batted cleanup and started at third base for the National League in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Dodger Stadium, going 0-for-2...Hit .300 or higher in every month excluding July (.290), when he took a hiatus for the Futures Game...Scored his league-leading 100th run on his 19th homer on the final day of the regular season (9/18)...Compiled 10 assists (and two double plays) across just 29 games in right and center field...Batted .286/.367/.558 (22-for-77) with five homers, six doubles, 13 RBI and a .925 OPS in 19 games for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League...Was the 11th-youngest player in the prospect-leaden circuit...Earned a selection to the Fall Stars Game and was one of three outfielders named to the All-Arizona Fall League Team...Uncorked a 99.5 mph throw while playing right field in the Arizona Fall League, which was the fastest by any Cardinals outfielder since Statcast began tracking in 2015.
Ranked among Cardinals minor leaguers in batting (.317, 2nd), on-base pct. (.388, 9th), slugging (.548, 3rd), OPS (.936, 2nd), hits (103, T-6th), runs (63, 7th), doubles (25, T-3rd), triples (4, T-5th), home runs (14, T-8th) and stolen bases (14, T-5th)... Hit a home run on the first pitch of his professional career, as a member of the Palm Beach (A) Cardinals off Christian Roa of the Daytona Tortugas on 5/4 at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium... Twice named Low-A Southeast Player of the Week (5/10- 16 & 6/14-20)... Was promoted to Peoria (High-A) on 6/29... Homered in three straight games twice, once with Palm Beach (6/19-22) and again in Peoria (9/10-14)... Blasted a pair of home runs at Quad Cities (9/12)... Collected a career-high 5 RBI at Quad Cities (9/7)... Scored a run in six straight games (9/9-9/16)... Stole one base in Palm Beach over 27 games and swiped 13 bags in 55 games in Peoria.