Didi Gregorius, Shortstop, New York Yankees, #18


Date of Birth: 2/18/1990
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Didi Gregorius, shortstop for the New York Yankees, was first signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 2007. He played in the Reds' minor league system from 2008 through 2012, joining the Reds for just eight games in 2012.

The Reds traded Gregorius to the Arizona Diamondbacks in December, 2012. In 2013, he played in 103 games with the Diamondbacks and he finished the season with 90 hits, 16 doubles, and a .252 batting average. As a shortstop, he made 279 assists, 152 putouts, 51 double plays, and 13 errors in 100 games. He finished the 2014 season with 61 hits and a .226 batting average in 2014 games. Defensively, as a shortstop, he made 189 assists, 39 double plays, 98 putouts, and 5 errors in 67 games.

On December 5, 2014, the Diamondbacks traded Gregorius to the Yankees. He finished the 2015 season with 139 hits, 24 doubles, 56 RBIs, and a .265 batting average. As the Yankees' shortstop, he made 430 assists, 77 double plays, 177 putouts, and 13 errors in 155 games. He had one hit in three at-bats in the postseason.

Gregorius had a good year in 2016, finishing the season with career highs in hits (155), doubles (32), home runs (20), and RBIs (70). He batted .276 in 153 games. Defensively, as the Yankees shortstop in 153 games, he made 380 assists, 68 double plays, 180 putouts, and 15 errors.

Gregorius had another strong season in 2017, batting .287 in 136 games. He finished the season with 153 hits, 27 doubles, career highs in home runs with 25 and RBIs with 87, and 70 strikeouts to 25 walks. Defensively, as the Yankees' shortstop in 135 games, he made 360 assists, 47 double plays, 144 putouts, and 9 errors. In the postseason, he had 12 hits, including 3 home runs, in 48 at-bats in 13 games. Two of his home runs came in Game 5 of the ALDS.

Career batting statistics for Gregorius through 2017 include:

  • 635 games played
  • 604 hits
  • 108 doubles
  • 270 RBIs
  • 359 strikeouts to 136 walks
  • .266 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Gregorius as a shortstop through 2017 include:

  • 616 games played
  • 1,648 assists
  • 286 double plays
  • 759 putouts
  • 55 errors
  • .978 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Didi Gregorius
ESPN - Didi Gregorius