Josh Reddick, Right Field, Houston Astros, #22


Date of Birth: 2/19/1987
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia
College: Middle Georgia College
Current Salary: $13,000,000

Josh Reddick, right fielder for the Houston Astros, was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2006. He played in their minor league system from 2006 through most of 2010, playing with the Red Sox in just 27 games in 2009 and 29 games in 2010. In 2011, he batted .280 with 71 hits and 18 doubles in 87 games with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox traded Reddick to the Oakland Athletics in December, 2011. In his first season with the Athletics, Reddick batted .242 with 148 hits, 29 doubles, 32 home runs, and 85 RBIs in 156 games. In 2012, he had a good year defensively, winning a Gold Glove as a right fielder. In 136 games, he made 275 putouts and 5 errors with a .983 fielding percentage.

In 2013, Reddick batted just .226 with 87 hits, 19 doubles, and 56 RBIs in 114 games. He signed a one-year, $2.7 million contract with the Athletics in February, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 96 hits, 16 doubles, 54 RBIs, and a .264 batting average in 109 games.

Reddick had a good 2015 season, finishing with a .272 batting average, 143 hits, 25 doubles, 20 home runs, and 77 RBIs in 149 games. As a right fielder in 143 games, he made 257 putouts and 5 errors and he had a .981 fielding percentage.

Reddick was traded to the Dodgers on August 1, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with 112 hits, 17 doubles, 37 RBIs, and a .281 batting average in 68 games with the Athletics and 47 games with the Dodgers. Defensively, in 110 games in right field, he made 205 putouts and 6 errors. In the postseason, he batted .308 with 8 hits and 2 RBIs in 26 at-bats in 10 games.

Reddick signed a four-year, $52 million contract with the Astros on November 23, 2016.

Career batting statistics for Reddick through 2016 include:

  • 786 games played
  • 679 hits
  • 131 doubles
  • 96 home runs
  • 346 RBIs
  • 503 strikeouts to 239 walks
  • .255 batting average

Career fielding statistics for Reddick as a right fielder through 2016 include:

  • 690 games played
  • 1,298 putouts
  • 31 errors
  • .977 fielding percentage

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Josh Reddick
ESPN - Josh Reddick