Jack Burdett Shuck...married to Christine... 2005 graduate of Galion (OH) High School, where he was two-time All-State selection... attended Ohio State University from 2006-08, where he hit .343 (166-for-484) with 15 doubles, seven triples, one home run and 79 RBI in 138 career games... brother-in-law to San Francisco pitcher Mark Melancon.
Spent entire year with Triple-A Rochester in Twins' system...Posted .327 (33x101) average with runners in scoring position...Best monthly average was .292 (28x96) mark in June; had a hit in 17 of his last 20 games for the month (.319/23x72)...Had a hit in six of last seven games of season (.286/8x28), notching season-high four RBI on closing day.
In 2016, made Opening Day roster for Chicago-AL and played in four games before option to Triple-A Charlotte on April 19...Had two other stints with White Sox: May 30-August 1 and August 3-end of season; recalled on Aug. 3 to replace Charlie Tilson (season-ending injury)...Made first career pitching appearance June 8 vs. Washington, allowing one run on one hit in 1.0 inning pitched...Homered in consecutive games for the first time in career June 25 & 26 vs. Toronto...Drove in game-winning RBI with single June 30 vs. Minnesota... Appeared in 60 games (52 starts) in center field, three (two starts) in left field, and two (both starts) in right field...Hit .323 (10x31) vs. left-handed pitchers, compared to .187 (36x193) against right-handers.
Appeared in 79 games (29 starts) in his first season with the White Sox … played 27 games (17 starts) in right field, 11 (10) in center and 10 (two) in right (did not commit an error). ... Made 37 appearances as a pinch hitter, going 8-30 (.267) with two doubles, one triple, six RBI, three walks and five runs scored … ranked among the American League pinch leaders in runs scored (T2nd), hits (3rd), average (3rd) and RBI (T6th). ... Hit .275 (33-120) vs. right-handers, .325 (13-40) with RISP and .300 (6-20) in the leadoff spot. ... Went 0-1 as a pinch hitter on Opening Day at Kansas City … recorded a game-winning, pinch RBI single in the eighth on 4/11 vs. Minnesota … made his first start on 4/15 at Cleveland. ... Started three straight games in center field from 5/1-3 at Minnesota and five games in a row from 5/25-29 (.300, 6-20). ... Hit a game-winning, RBI double as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning on 7/5 vs. Baltimore … his pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the seventh inning on 7/10 at Wrigley Field was the difference in a 1-0 Sox win … forced extra innings with a game-tying, two-run double off Greg Holland in the ninth on 7/18 vs. Kansas City. ... Was on the disabled list on 8/1-16 with a strained left hamstring … appeared in three games with Class AAA Charlotte on a rehab assignment. ... Connected on a game-winning, pinch-hit, two-run triple in the seventh inning on 9/3 at Minnesota and a game-tying, RBI double as a pinch hitter in the ninth on 10/3 vs. Detroit.
Combined to hit .145 (16-110) with two home runs and nine RBI in 38 games between the Angels and Cleveland...Opened the season with Class AAA Salt Lake, going 9-24 (.375) with a double, two triples, home run, four RBI and five runs scored in his first five games before being recalled by the Angels on 4/9...Hit a two-run home run off Dillon Gee in his first game on 4/11 vs. New York-NL...Matched his career high with three hits on 4/13 vs. the Mets … connected on his second career leadoff home run on 4/19 at Detroit (off Max Scherzer)...Was optioned to Salt Lake on 5/3 after hitting .173 (14-81) in 19 games with the Angels … Recorded six straight multihit efforts from 5/4-9, going 13-26 (.500) … Collected four hits on 6/27 at Fresno and 7/9 vs. Tacoma...Was recalled by the Angels a second time on 7/26 … Played in two games before being optioned back to Salt Lake on 8/2 … Went 4-4 on 8/23 vs. Round Rock … Homered on 8/29 and 9/1 at El Paso...Was designated for assignment on 9/2 and claimed off waivers by the Indians on 9/5 … Made his Cleveland debut on 9/6 vs. the White Sox...Was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on 11/3 (acquisition recommended by Joe Butler)
In first full big league season, hit .293 (128/437) with 20 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 39 RBI for the Angels…Led AL rookies in hits (128), runs (60) and multi-hit games (37), was tied for first in total bases (160), second in doubles, third in average (.293), tied for third in triples, fourth in OBP (.331), walks (27) and stolen bases (8) and sixth in RBI (39)... Joined Mark Trumbo (2011) and Mike Trout (2012) as the third straight Angel rookie to collect 120 hits in a season (first such occurrence in club history)…Was the Angels' first left-handed batting rookie to hit .290 (min. 280 AB) since G. Anderson in 1995 (.321)... Hit first career home run on July 29, his 115th career game…Hit second home run and first career leadoff homer Aug. 20…Third different Angel to hit a leadoff home run in 2013 (most since 1997 - Darin Erstad, Tony Phillips, Rickey Henderson)... Logged 33 hits in August…Last Angel rookie with more hits in Aug. was David Eckstein in 2001 (41)... On June 23, became the second Angel ever with two hits, two walks, two runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBI in a game (Bobby Bonds, June 23, 1977)... Went 3-for-5 with four RBI June 25 vs. Detroit…Became the 16th Angel leadoff hitter with three hits and four RBI in a game and first since Erick Aybar on Sept. 18, 2011... Named as the Angels honoree of the 2013 MLBPAA's Heart and Hustle Award.
Appeared in 37 games during two stints with Houston, from Aug. 5-24 (16 games) and Sept. 2-28 (21 games)...started 14 games, including two in left field, five in right field and seven in center field, and hit .200 (11x55) with three walks as a starter...was 4x11 (.364) with three walks in 14 appearances as a pinch-hitter...made his Major League debut on Aug. 5 vs. MIL as adefensive replacement in right field and singled in his first career Major League plate appearance...also recorded his first careerstolen base...hit .409 in 19 home games with all three of his RBI...in his 18 road games, averaged .108...hit .375 (6x16) with his first career triple in his final six games of the season...the left-handed hitter was 5x11 (.455) against left-handed pitchers at the big league level...was 23x87 (.264) vs. LHP at Triple A in 2011 and owns a .272 (137x504) career average against lefties in the minors...had two 3-hit games, on Sept. 13 vs. PHI and Sept. 23 vs. COL...was named a 2011 Pacific Coast League Mid-Season AllStar...hit .297 (105x354) with a .398 OBP in 108 games for Triple A Oklahoma City in 2011.
Hit a combined .292 (154x528) in 137 games atDouble A Corpus Christi (101 games) and Triple A Round Rock (36 games) with 16 doubles, four triples, two home runs, 35 RBI and 16 stolen bases with a .366 on-base percentage... finished second among all Astros minor leaguers in hits... at Corpus Christi, shared Co-Player of the Year honors with Koby Clemens, and earned Texas League All-Star honors... finished seventh in the league in batting (.298) and on-base percentage (.372)... named the Texas League's Player of the Week from May 10-16... earned the Hooks' Offensive Player of the Month in May and June... earned a call-up to Triple A Round Rock on July 31... hit .273 (38x139) in 36 games with the Express... following the season, played in five games for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .350 (7x20), before an injury ended his campaign on Oct. 18.
Hit .315 (175x556) with 36 RBI and a .389 OBP in 133 games for Class A Lancaster...led the California League in hits while hitting primarily out of the leadoff spot in the lineup (128g)...played all three outfield positions...named Lancaster's Offensive Player of the Month in April and the club's Defensive Player of the Month in June...entering the season, named by Baseball America as having the organization's best strike-zone discipline.
Played in 65 games for Short-Season ClassA Tri-City, hitting .300 (79x263) with four home runs and 24 RBI...posted a .385 on-base percentage...split his time between left field (25g) and center field (40g)...named a New York-Penn League All-Star...earned TC's Offensive Player of the Month Honors in August.