Jean Segura, Shortstop, Seattle Mariners, #2


Date of Birth: 3/17/1990
Birthplace: San Juan, Dominican Republic

Jean Segura, shortstop for the Seattle Mariners, was first signed by the Los Angeles Angels in 2007. He spent almost six seasons in the minor leagues and ended his time there with an impressive .313 batting average.

Segura played in just one game with the Angels in 2012 before they traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers. He then played in 44 games with the Brewers and batted .264. He had a strong first full season in the major leagues in 2013, batting .294 with 173 hits, 20 doubles, 49 RBIs, and 44 stolen bases in 146 games. He finished the 2014 season with 126 hits, 20 stolen bases, and a .246 batting average in 146 games.

Segura played in 142 games in 2015. He finished the season with 144 hits, 16 doubles, 25 stolen bases, 50 RBIs, and a .257 batting average. As a shortstop, he made 426 assists, 98 double plays, 177 putouts, and 19 errors for a .969 fielding percentage.

Segura was traded to the Diamondbacks on January 30, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with career highs in hits (203), doubles (41), home runs (20), RBIs (64), and batting average (.319) in 153 games. Defensively, as the Diamondbacks' second baseman in 142 games, he made 382 assists, 80 double plays, 219 putouts, and 9 errors.

The Diamondbacks traded Segura to the Mariners on November 23, 2016. He had a good 2017 season, finishing with a .300 batting average, 157 hits, 30 doubles, 22 stolen bases, 45 RBIs, and 83 strikeouts to 34 walks in 125 games. Defensively, as the Mariners shortstop in 124 games, he made 298 assists, 61 double plays, 136 putouts, and 17 errors.

Career batting statistics for Segura through 2017 include:

  • 757 games played
  • 842 hits
  • 125 doubles
  • 253 RBIs
  • 151 stolen bases
  • 454 strikeouts to 152 walks
  • .283 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Segura at shortstop through 2017 include:

  • 619 games played
  • 1,772 assists
  • 370 double plays
  • 779 putouts
  • 78 errors
  • .970 fielding percentage

Personal Life

In July, 2014, Segura's nine-month old son died from an illness.

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Jean Segura
ESPN - Jean Segura