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Eric Jagielo

Eric Jagielo
Cincinnati Reds
Third baseman
Born: (1992-05-17) May 17, 1992 (age 25)
Downers Grove, Illinois
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Eric Stephen Jagielo (born May 17, 1992) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Cincinnati Reds' organization. He played college baseball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Career

College

Jagielo played college baseball at the University of Notre Dame from 2011 to 2013. As a junior, he was the Big East Player of the Year.[1][2] During his career he hit .321/.420/.532 with 27 home runs and 124 runs batted in.

Professional

New York Yankees

Jagielo was drafted by the New York Yankees in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[3][4] He made his professional debut that season for the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.[5] In 54 games, he hit .268/.381/.458 with six home runs. He played for the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2014, and hit .259 with a .354 on-base percentage and 16 home runs in 85 games. In an instructional game after the season, Jagielo was hit in the face by a pitch, breaking the zygomatic arch near his left eye, which required surgery.[6]

Cincinnati Reds

On December 28, 2015, the Yankees traded Jagielo, Rookie Davis, Tony Renda, and Caleb Cotham to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Aroldis Chapman.[7] Jagielo spent 2016 with the Reds Double-A affiliate, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, where he batted .205 with 7 home runs and 26 RBI's.[8]

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