DJ LeMahieu, Second Base, Colorado Rockies, #9


Date of Birth: 7/13/1988
Birthplace: Visalia, California
College: Louisiana State University

DJ LeMahieu, second baseman for the Colorado Rockies, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2009. After just two years in the minor leagues, he was called up to the Cubs in 2011, playing in 37 games with them that season.

In December, 2011, LeMahieu was traded to the Colorado Rockies. He played in 81 games with the Rockies in 2012 and he batted .297. In 2013, he batted .280 with 113 hits, 21 doubles, and 18 stolen bases in 109 games. He finished the 2014 season with 132 hits, 15 doubles, and a .267 batting average.

LeMahieu won his first Gold Glove in 2014. In 144 games at second base, he had a .991 fielding percentage with 413 assists, 99 double plays, 257 putouts, and 6 errors.

LeMahieu batted .301 in 150 games with the Rockies in 2015. He finished the season with 170 hits, 21 doubles, 23 stolen bases, and 61 RBIs. As a second baseman, he made 452 assists, 120 double plays, 300 putouts, and 9 errors in 149 games.

LeMahieu had a very good 2016 season, leading all of major league baseball with a .348 batting average. He had 192 hits, 32 doubles, 11 home runs, 11 stolen bases, and 66 RBIs in 146 games. Defensively, as the Rockies' second baseman in 146 games, he made 422 assists, 91 double plays, 276 putouts, and 6 errors.

LeMahieu had another strong season in 2017, batting .310 in 155 games. He had 189 hits, 28 doubles, 64 RBIs, and 90 strikeouts to 59 walks. Defensively, as the Rockies' second baseman, he made 470 assists, 106 double plays, 251 putouts, and 8 errors in 153 games.

Career batting statistics for LeMahieu through 2017 include:

  • 827 games played
  • 879 hits
  • 131 doubles
  • 287 RBIs
  • 495 strikeouts to 241 walks
  • .302 batting average

Career fielding statistics for LeMahieu at second base through 2017 include:

  • 764 games played
  • 2,254 assists
  • 511 double plays
  • 1,373 putouts
  • 34 errors
  • .991 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - DJ LeMahieu
ESPN - DJ LeMahieu