Shedric Bernard Long Jr.…resides in Oxford, AL…graduated from Jacksonville (AL) High School in 2013.
Hit .171 (20x117) with 10 runs scored, five doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, 11 walks, four stolen bases with a .242 on-base percentage and a .291 slugging percentage in 34 games with the Mariners...Over his first 10 games (July 24 – Aug. 2), hit .250 (9x36) with five runs, two doubles, one home run, four RBI, four walks, three stolen bases, a .325 on-base percentage and a .389 slugging percentage...Was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Sept. 11 (retro. Sept. 10) with a right shin stress fracture…missed the remainder of the season…underwent a closed reduction intramedullary fixation of his right tibia on Sept. 22 to repair the stress fracture; surgery was performed by Dr. Lyle Cain in Birmingham, AL.
Hit .263 (40x152) with 21 runs, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 15 RBI, 16 walks, 3 stolen bases, a .333 on-base percentage and a .454 slugging percentage (.787 OPS) in 42 games with the Mariners...Appeared in 3 stints with the Mariners: May 10-14 (post-game), May 21 - June 14 and September 3 - end of season...Made his first career start batting leadoff on September 11 and went on to bat leadoff exclusively over the remainder of the season…hit safely in 10 of 17 games while batting leadoff…overall, hit .296 (21x71) with 10 runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 9 RBI, 5 walks and an .863 OPS (.342 OBP / .521 SLG) in 17 starts batting leadoff…from September 12-22, had 8 multi-hit games in a 10-game span, including 5 multi-hit games in a row - all while batting leadoff...In 23 games in the month of September, hit .289 (24x83) with 12 runs, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 6 walks, a .337 on-base perecentage and a .518 slugging percentage (.855 OPS)...- Posted a .518 slugging percentage in the month of September, 4thbest by a rookie in single-season club history…trails only Mitch Haniger in 2017 (.635), Kyle Lewis in 2019 (.592) and Rodney Craig in 1979 (.577)...Had a pair of 7-game hitting streaks: May 21-29 (.333/8x24) and September 12-19 (.424/14x33)...Appeared defensively at second base (24 GS), left field (16 G, 14 GS) and third base (1 GS)...Hit .333 (12x36) against left-handed pitchers, compared to .241 (28x116) against right-handed pitchers...In 20 games on the road, posted a .324/.395/.618 slash line (1.012 OPS) with 4 home runs…in 22 games at T-Mobile Park, had a .214/.283/.321 slash line (.604 OPS) with 1 home run...Made his Major League debut on May 11 at Boston... went 0-for-3 with 1 walk...- His first Major League hit was a single off Lance Lynn on May 21 at Texas...His first Major League home run - a 3-run blast off Blake Parker - gave the Mariners a 6-1 lead in the 8th inning of a 9-6 win on June 12 at Minnesota...Began the season with Triple-A Tacoma; hit .274 (62x226) with 38 runs, 7 doubles, 4 triples, 9 home runs, 36 RBI, 1 HBP, 20 walks, a .335 on-base percentage and a .460 slugging percentage (.795 OPS) in 56 games with the Rainiers.
Totals - Hit .261 (118x452) with 75 runs, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 56 RBI, 57 walks, 19 stolen bases and a .353 on-base percentage in 126 games with Double-A Pensacola...Hey Now - Named to the Mid-Season Southern League All-Star team…also named to the Arizona Fall League Fall Star team after appearing in 19 games with Scottsdale...Leader - Was T4th in the Southern League in runs scored…led Pensacola in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, total bases and walks while tying for the club lead in steals...He Can Pick It - Led Southern League second basemen in fielding percentage (.971)...Ranking - Enters the 2019 season ranked by MLB.com as the Mariners 8th-best prospect.
In 104 apps at Class A Dayton and Class AA Pensacola combined to hit .281 with 22 doubles, 16 HR, 50 RBI and 9 stolen bases...among Reds minor leaguers ranked ninth in hitting, T4th in HR...following the season was rated by managers the best defensive 2B in the Florida State League...spent most of the season at Daytona, where he was a Florida State League All-Star, Minor League Baseball's FSL Player of the Month for May and FSL Player of the Week for 5/22-5/28...earned his FSL and organization Player of the Month awards at Daytona after hitting .359 with 5 HR and 14 RBI (.427obp, .573slg)...on 6/22 was promoted to Pensacola, where from 8/6-8/28 he spent time on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his right wrist...entered the season rated by Baseball America the 16th-best prospect in the organization...on 11/20 was added to the 40-man roster.
In 132 apps at Class A Dayton and Daytona combined to hit .293 with 30 doubles, 15 HR, 75 RBI and 21 stolen bases...ranked among all Reds minor leaguers in RBI (2nd), HR (3rd) and batting average (9th)...was the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year and an MiLB.com Organization All-Star...was the Florida State League Batter of the Week for 8/1-8/6 and the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for August...at Dayton, from 6/15-7/11 reached base safely in 22 consecutive apps (28-for-79, .354, .457obp).