Hot Sports Take: Countdown to Spring Training #16

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players today. Here is today’s pick:

#16 – Jacoby Ellsburyimage

22|CF|New York Yankees

Born: September 11, 1983 (age 30)

Birthplace: Madras, Oregon

Bats: Left Throws: Left

MLB Debut: June 30, 2007 (Red Sox)

This cutie had spent his career as the center fielder for the Boston Red Sox since 2007 before signing with the evil empire last year. He’s the only Red Sox player in history who is a member of the 30-30 club (30+ home runs and stolen bases in a single season), which he accomplished in 2011. He was also one of the biggest contributors to Boston’s turnaround season in 2013. The Yankees made a big splash during the early stages of free agency by signing him to a seven-year deal worth $153 million. Ellsbury is a Red Sox no more, but he left on a pretty good note, he ended his Red Sox career the same way he started it: by winning the World Series.

Career Statistics: (Through 2013 Season)

Batting Average: .297

Hits: 865

Home Runs: 65

Runs batted in: 314

Stolen bases: 241

Career Highlights and Awards:

All-Star (2011)

2× World Series champion (2007, 2013)

3× AL stolen base leader (2008–2009, 2013)

30-30 club (2011)

AL Comeback Player of the Year (2011)

Gold Glove Award (2011)

Silver Slugger Award (2011)

Thanks for reading and come back tomorrow to see who made the cut for #15.

-Ivy

 

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