Full name is David John LeMahieu..is married to Jordan...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...For 2019, was named the Sid Mercer/Dick Young New York Player of the Year, 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 twiced named Gatorade "Player of the Year" in Michigan...Lived in California until he was seven years old, then lived in Las Vegas for one year, Madison, Wis., for five years and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for five years.
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 asColorado's regular second baseman...from the time he returned to the Majors on 7/17 he remained with the club for therest 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 31RBI 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 inSeptember/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 atthe 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 infieldsingle 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 RBIin 108 minor league games...Began the season at Tennessee, batting .358 before his promotion to Chicago, 5/30...was optioned to Iowa, 6/28 andhit .286 in 58 contests
Named a Florida State League All-Star after hitting .314 (174-for-554) with 24 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runsand 73 RBI in 135 games for High-A Daytona in what was his first professional season...named the Cubs' 10th-bestprospect by Baseball America following the season.
Made his professional debut at Rookie-Level Arizona after the Cubs selected him in the second round of the2009 First-Year Player Draft...batted .417 (5-for-12) with a triple and 4 RBI in three games for the Cubs before being sentto Single-A Peoria...hit .316 (48-for-152) for Peoria over the remainder of the season.