Alex Yarbrough

Alexander Wyatt Yarbrough (born August 3, 1991) is an American minor league baseball player in the Miami Marlins organization.

Alex Yarbrough
Miami Marlins
Second baseman
Born: August 3, 1991 (age 27)
Allen, Texas
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

College career

A three-year starter for the Ole Miss Rebels from 2010-2012, Yarbrough earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a sophomore, leading the Rebels in extra-base hits and multiple-hit games.[1][2]

Yarbrough became one of the best infielders in college baseball as a junior, hitting .380 while committing only three errors all season.[2] He earned first-team All-American honors.[2][3] He was also a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award.[2][4] Yarbrough also earned first-team All-SEC honors and was named the SEC all-defensive team.[2][5]

Professional career

Yarbrough was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. After signing, Yarbrough spent most of the rest of the 2012 season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels before being promoted to the Arkansas Travelers.[6] In 63 games between the two teams, he batted .275/.307/.393 with 27 RBIs. In 2013, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers where he slashed .313/.341/.459 with 11 home runs, 80 RBIs, 32 doubles, and ten triples in 136 games, and in 2014, he played with the Arkansas Travelers where he compiled a .285 batting average with five home runs, 77 RBIs, and 38 doubles in 136 games. Yarbrough spent 2015 with the Salt Lake Bees where he batted .236 with three home runs and 48 RBIs in 128 games, and 2016 with Salt Lake and Arkansas where he posted a combined .265 batting average with four home runs and 55 RBIs in 135 games between the two clubs.

At the 2016 Winter Meetings, the Miami Marlins selected Yarbrough from the Angels in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[7] In 2017, he played for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp where he batted .231 with four home runs and 30 RBIs in 111 games.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Bulldogs place three on All-SEC baseball teams". Columbus Dispatch. May 25, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alex Yarbrough". OleMissSports.com. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alex Yarbrough named All-American by Baseball Writers". Mississippi Sports Magazine. June 13, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Kellenberger, Hugh (May 29, 2012). "Yarbrough makes Golden Spikes Award semifinalist list". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Kellenberger, Hugh (May 29, 2012). "Alex Yarbrough leads All-SEC honorees". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Alex Yarbrough". Baseball Reference. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "2016 Rule 5 Draft results". MLB.com. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Alex Yarbrough Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved May 19, 2018.

External links

2012 College Baseball All-America Team

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2014 in baseball

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C Spire Ferriss Trophy

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Eric Stamets

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Ole Miss Rebels baseball

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Rule 5 draft results

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Texas League Player of the Year Award

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First basemen, with 21 winners, have won the most among infielders, followed by third basemen (16), second basemen (7), and shortstops (6). Two catchers have also won the award. Thirty outfielders have won the Player of the Year Award, the most of any position. A total of five pitchers have won the award. The Texas League established a Pitcher of the Year Award in 1933. The five pitchers who won Player of the Year Awards won the honor before its creation and during two periods in which the pitcher's award was not given.Eight players each from the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball (MLB) organizations have won the Player of the Year Award, more than any other, followed by the Houston Colt .45's/Astros organizations (7); the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers organizations (6); the New York/San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics organizations (5); the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres organizations (4); the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets organizations (3); the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Seattle Mariners, organizations (2); and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies, and Texas Rangers organizations (1). Five players won the award on teams that were not affiliated with a major league team.

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