Jeremy Hazelbaker, Outfield, Arizona Diamondbacks
Date of Birth: 8/14/1987
Birthplace: Muncie, Indiana
College: Ball State University
Jeremy Hazelbaker, outfielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks, was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2009. After playing in Boston's minor league system for four years, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on October 23, 2013. He then played in the Dodgers' minor league system until May, 2015, when he signed a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He finished the season in the minors.
As a minor league player from 2009 through 2015, Hazelbaker batted .264 with 723 hits, 135 doubles, 239 stolen bases, 359 RBIs, and 789 strikeouts to 295 walks in 751 games. Defensively, as an outfielder, he played 182 games in left field, 171 games in center field, and 322 games in right field and he made 1,220 putouts and 13 errors.
In 2016, his first season in the major leagues, Hazelbaker played in 114 games with the Cardinals. He batted .235 with 47 hits, 7 doubles, 3 triples, 12 home runs, 64 strikeouts to 18 walks, and 28 RBIs. Defensively, as an outfielder, he made 79 putouts and 4 errors in 52 games in left field, 21 games in center field, and 6 games in right field.
Hazelbaker was claimed off waivers by the Diamondbacks on November 4, 2016.