Jeremy Philip Hazelbaker...Attended Ball State University…named Second-Team All-American by ABCA as a junior and Third-Team by Baseball America, ranking second in NCAA Division I in on-base percent-age (.550), fourth in runs (77) and sixth in triples (8)...Is a 2006 graduate from Wapahani High School in Selma, Ind….named First-Team All-State, an Indiana North/South All-Star and The Press Athlete of the Year for baseball as a senior.
Hit .346/.443 OBP/.577 SLG with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 10 RBI in 41 games during his first season with the D-backs...In 34 games as a sub, he hit .370 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI...was 5-for-16 (.313) as a pinch hitter...Batted .341 vs. right-handers...was 7-for-12 (.583) with RISP.
Appeared in 114 games in his first Major League season with St. Louis, hitting .235 (47-for-200) with 7 doubles, 3 triples, 12 home runs and 28 RBI...Tied for ninth among NL rookies in home runs (also: Wilson Contreras)...Played in 52 games in left field (19 starts), 21 in center (15 starts) and 6 in right (4 starts)...Batted .268 (11-for-41) with 1 double, 4 home runs and 9 RBI as a pinch-hitter…ranked among NL pinch-hit leaders in home runs (T-1st), RBI (T-5th), slugging pct. (7th, .585), hits (T-8th)...Grounded into just 1 double play in 224 plate appearances (2.2 pct), the sixth-lowest mark in the NL (min. 200 AB)... The 4 pinch-hit homers matched the Cardinals' franchise, single-season record (also: George Crow [1959-60] and Carl Sawatski )...Made his first Opening Day roster...Recorded his first hit on April 5 @ Pirates, a pinch-hit double...Hit his first home run on April 6 @ Pirates (off Juan Nicasio)...Notched 1 of a Major League-record 3 pinch-hit home runs on April 8 at Atlanta (also: Aledmys Diaz and Greg Garcia)... Tallied 4 hits in St. Louis' Home Opener on April 11 vs. Brewers, the first Cardinal with 4+ hits in his first home game since Joe Cunningham's 4 on July 5, 1954 vs. Braves...Was the first Cardinals' player to homer and triple in a game when he didn't start on April 25 @ D-backs (Matt Holliday exited with a right leg cramp)...Broke up Kyle Hendricks' no-hitter with a solo home run (0-2 count) to lead off the ninth inning on Sept. 12 vs. Cubs...Hit .325 (13-for-40) with 1 homer and 11 RBI in 13 games with Triple-A Memphis...Was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training with St. Louis...Played with Caribes in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .321 with 11 doubles, 3 homers and 22 RBI in 45 games.
Combined to hit .313 (126-for-403) with 25 doubles, 12 triples, 13 home runs, 68 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .916 OPS in 112 games with the Dodgers (Double-A Tulsa) and Cardinals' (Dou-ble-A Springfield and Memphis) organizations...Named to the Texas League midseason All-Star Team (started in left field)...Played in 14 games with Tulsa before his release…signed by St. Louis as a Minor League free agent on May 13... Ranked seventh among all Minor Leaguers in triples…also led all Cardinals' farmhands in slugging pct. (.557) and OPS (.957)...Garnered Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors for July 13-20...Played with Caribes in the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .321 with 11 doubles, 3 homers and 22 RBI in 45 games.
Batted .244 (88-for-361) with 12 doubles, 10 triples, 8 home runs and 44 RBI in 109 games with Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque...Named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team…ranked eighth in the SL with 8 triples...Garnered SL Player of the Week honors (May 12-19).
Spent the season with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .257 (110-for-428) with 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 54 RBI in 121 games...Ranked fifth in the International League in stolen bases...Played with Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League.
Spent most of the season with Double-A Portland before making his Triple-A debutwith the PawSox in late August.Combined to rank among Red Sox minor league leaders with 36 steals (2nd) and 19 home runs (T-4th) between Double-A and Triple-A Pawtucket...Set career highs in homers and RBI (67).Tied for 2nd in the Eastern League with 33 stolen bases and placed 4th among EL qualifiers with a .479 SLG.Led the Sea Dogs with 6 triples, 19 homers, and 77 runs scored...Placed 2nd on the club with 436 at-bats, 119 hits, 64 RBI, and 209 total bases.Went 6-for-14 (.429) with the bases loaded between both stops.Reached via hit or walk in 23 consecutive home contests from 5/2-7/2 at .362 (34-for-94) with 10 walks.Named the EL Batter of the Week for 7/16-22 after hitting .417 (10-for-24) with a league-best 4 homers, 7 extra-base hits (tied), and 26 total bases (tied) in that time.Scored a career-high 4 runs on 7/18 vs. Reading...Stole a season-high 4 bases on 7/22 at New Hampshire.Hit safely in 22 of his final 24 games with the Sea Dogs, including a team-high 12 straight contests from 7/28-8/14 at .400 (20-for-50) with 3 doubles,1 home run, 6 RBI, and 11 runs scored.Named Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Month for both June (11 R, 2 2B, 3B, 5 SB) and August/September (6 R, 6 2B, 6 SB).Promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on 8/27...Played 7 regular season games and 5 post-season contests in the PawSox run to the Governor's Cup Championship.Following the season, batted .261 (6-for-23) with 2 HR in 8 games for Obregon of the Mexican Pacific League.
Split time between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland, tallying 17 home runs and47 stolen bases in a career-high 124 games.Also set career highs with 86 runs, 128 hits, and 62 walks between the 2 clubs while combining for a .269 AVG (128-for-476), 27 doubles, 3 triples, and 55 RBI.Ranked 2nd among Red Sox minor leaguers in stolen bases.Began the year with 34 games for Salem prior to 5/21 transfer to the Sea Dogs.Tallied a team-leading 35 stolen bases with Portland, the 5th-highest total in the Eastern League.Tabbed Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer for both June (11 SB, 1 CS) and August/September (15 SB, 3 CS).Drove in a career-high 6 runs on 7/11 at New Hampshire.Named Eastern League Batter of the Week for 8/22-28 after hitting .444 (12-for-27) with 3 HR and 7 RBI in 7 tilts.
Finished 3rd among all minor leaguers with 63 stolen bases at Single-A Greenville...Named Red Sox Minor League Base Runner of the Year and elected to the South AtlanticLeague Post-Season All-Star Team.Was the most thefts in a season by a Red Sox minor leaguer since Gus Burgess in 1981 (68).Along with 14 home runs, was the 1st minor leaguer with at least 63 steals and 12 homers in a single season in 4 years (SF's Eugenio Velez, 64 SB and 14 HR for Single-A Augusta in 2006).Finished 2nd in the South Atlantic League in stolen bases, 1 shy of Eury Perez with WSH's Hagerstown affiliate (64).Also led the Sox farm system with 9 triples and paced the Drive in doubles (29), RBI (62), and runs (78)...Led club qualifiers in OBP (.360) and OPS (.815).Had 13 multi-steal games, including a season-high 4 bags on 7/30 at Charleston. Selected as Red Sox Minor League Base Stealer of the Month for April (12 SB, 2 CS), May (12 SB, 3 CS), and July(13 SB, 1 CS).Went 4-for-18 (.222) with 4 runs, a triple, homer, 3 walks, and a stolen base in 5 playoff tilts for the Drive.After the season, named by Baseball America as the fastest base runner in the South Atlantic League and the No.22 prospect in the Red Sox system.
Made pro debut, playing 48 games between Short-A Lowell and Single-A Greenville.Combined to hit .165 (26-for-158) with 1 homer, 9 RBI, and 11 stolen bases between the 2 stops.Played 3 games for Lowell before a 6/29 transfer to Greenville.Appeared in 1 playoff game for the Drive.