William Joshua Reddick (born February 19, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Dodgers. Reddick won a Gold Glove Award in 2012.
Reddick with the Astros in 2017
|Houston Astros – No. 22|
|Right fielder / Left fielder|
|Born: February 19, 1987|
|July 31, 2009, for the Boston Red Sox|
|MLB statistics |
(through July 18, 2019)
|Runs batted in||510|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Savannah, Georgia, Reddick attended South Effingham High School in Guyton, Georgia. Reddick also played for his school's team in middle school, but was cut from the team twice. Previously a shortstop, Reddick transitioned to the outfield during his junior year of high school. Reddick then attended Middle Georgia College, playing baseball in the NJCAA. As a freshman at Middle Georgia, Reddick hit .461.
On July 31, 2009, Reddick was called up to the major leagues to replace Adam LaRoche, who had been traded. He made his major league debut that night, pinch-hitting for Rocco Baldelli in the ninth inning and grounding out against Cla Meredith of the Baltimore Orioles in his only at-bat. He recorded his first MLB hit in the next game, a double in the second inning off of David Hernandez. He doubled again later in the game against Chris Ray for his first multi-hit major league game. On August 2, 2009, he hit his first major league home run against Brian Bass. He was the first Red Sox outfielder to hit a home run within his first three games since Billy Conigliaro in 1969.
Reddick was optioned back to the Triple A-Pawtucket Red Sox on August 5. The move allowed a depleted Red Sox bullpen to use Billy Traber's services. Reddick was recalled the very next day when Rocco Baldelli was placed on the disabled list with a left ankle contusion.
Reddick again started 2011 in Pawtucket but was recalled on May 26, 2011, after Darnell McDonald was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad. He was able to stay in the majors after the Red Sox designated Cameron for assignment on June 29, 2011, effectively removing Cameron from the active and 40-man rosters, leaving room for Reddick. On August 7, 2011, he hit his first MLB walk-off hit against the New York Yankees, driving in McDonald in the bottom of the 10th inning.
On December 28, 2011, the Red Sox traded Reddick and minor league players Raúl Alcántara and Miles Head to the Oakland Athletics for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney. Reddick finished 2012 with 32 home runs (HR) and 85 RBIs, both career highs, as he helped lead the A's to the American League Division Series. He was named the American League right field Gold Glove Award winner on October 30, 2012.
Reddick began the year as the starting right fielder. On May 7, he was placed on the disabled list with a sprained right wrist, and was activated on May 31. Through most of the 2013 season, Reddick failed to retain the power he had from the previous season. Through August 8, he had hit .203 with only five home runs on the season. But on August 9, 2013, Reddick hit 3 home runs in a single game for the first time in his career in a 14-6 rout against the Toronto Blue Jays. On the next day, he homered twice more against Toronto. The total of five home runs in two games tied the Major League record for most home runs in consecutive games. On August 26 Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injured right wrist. He returned on September 11. From August 9 to the end of the season, Reddick hit .284/.357/.514 with 7 HR and 19 RBI. In 114 total games, he hit .226/.307/.379 with 12 HR and 56 RBI.
After the season, Reddick underwent arthroscopic surgery on his wrist, which caused him to miss 37 games on the disabled list. Reddick arrived at spring training fully healthy in 2014. On February 15, 2014, Reddick and the Athletics agreed upon a one-year $2.7 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Reddick announced that he would wear number 22 for the 2015 season so that Billy Butler could wear number 16. Reddick signed with the Athletics for $4.1 million in 2015, and $6.575 million in 2016, his last year before qualifying for free agency.
On August 1, 2016, the Athletics traded Reddick and Rich Hill to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Grant Holmes, Jharel Cotton, and Frankie Montas. After a slow start with the Dodgers, he wound up hitting .258 in 47 games for them, including two homers.
The Houston Astros signed Reddick to a four-year deal worth $52 million on November 23, 2016. During the 2017 regular season, he appeared in 134 games for Houston, batting .314 with 13 home runs and 82 RBIs. He tied for the major league lead in sacrifice flies (12). The Astros clinched the AL West pennant with a 101-61 record.
In Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox, Reddick accidentally assisted Jackie Bradley Jr. in hitting a 3-run home run as his leaping attempt to catch the ball caused it to pop out of his glove and over the wall for a home run. The Astros ultimately lost the game 10-3. Reddick would redeem himself the next day in Game 4 however, as he hit a clutch RBI single with 2 outs in the top of the 8th inning of a tie game off of Craig Kimbrel and helped the Astros defeat the Red Sox and move on to the ALCS. Reddick would also redeem himself defensively in Game 2 of the ALCS by making a leaping catch to rob Chase Headley of a home run in the third inning against the Yankees. In making the catch, Reddick put his right hand in front of the opening of his glove to make sure the ball didn't slip out again. The Astros would eventually go on to win the 2017 World Series, giving Reddick his first championship.
In April 2018, Reddick became the second Astro in franchise history to hit 2 grand slams in one calendar month, Jeff Bagwell being the first to do it in May 2001. Reddick hit his grand slams on April 3 in a 10-6 win against the Orioles and on April 21 in a 10-1 victory over the White Sox.
On January 21, 2019, Reddick married his fiance Georgette Elkins. On April 21, 2019, they announced they were expecting twin boys.
The 2012 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the participating teams in the 2012 American League Championship Series. The three divisional winners and a fourth team—the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff— played in two series. TBS carried most of the games, with some on MLB Network or TNT.
The series used the 2–3 format for 2012 because on March 2 the league had implemented the new "wild card" playoff, eliminating the travel day between Games 4 and 5. The 2–3 format was used for best-of-five Championship Series rounds prior to 1985 and for the Division Series rounds from 1995–1997. The matchups for the 2012 ALDS were:
(1) New York Yankees (East Division champions, 95–67) vs. (4) Baltimore Orioles (Wild Card Game winner, 93–69): Yankees win series, 3–2.
(2) Oakland Athletics (West Division champions, 94–68) vs. (3) Detroit Tigers (Central Division champions, 88–74): Tigers win series, 3–2.The restriction on teams from the same division meeting in the Division Series was removed prior to the 2012 season. Therefore, the Yankees and Orioles, both from the East Division, were able to meet in the Division Series. Under the format used from 1998-2011, (1) New York would have faced (3) Detroit in one Division Series, and (2) Oakland would have faced (4) Baltimore in the other.
This was the third postseason match-up between the Athletics and the Tigers, and previously the Tigers had defeated the A's 4–0 in the 2006 ALCS. The Yankees and Orioles were meeting in the postseason for the second time; the Yankees had beaten the Orioles 4–1 in the 1996 ALCS, which witnessed the controversial Jeffrey Maier incident in Game 1.2012 Oakland Athletics season
The Oakland Athletics' 2012 season was the organization's 45th in Oakland, California and the 112th in club history. The team finished with a final record of 94–68, claiming first place in the American League West and reaching the postseason for the first time since 2006. After winning their last game of the season, they took sole possession of the West for the first time all year, overtaking the Texas Rangers. The A's had trailed Texas by 13 games on June 30, and had a five-game deficit with nine days left in the season. The 2012 team, which led the league with 15 walk-off wins, managed this with the second-lowest payroll in baseball, at $59.5 million. They lost in five games to the Detroit Tigers in the Divisional Series.2013 American League Division Series
The 2013 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-game series to determine the teams that would participate in the 2013 American League Championship Series. The three divisional winners (seeded 1-3 based on record) and a fourth team — the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff — played in two series. TBS carried most of the games, with some on MLB Network.
These matchups were:
(1) Boston Red Sox (East Division champions, 97–65) vs. (5) Tampa Bay Rays (Wild Card winner, 92–71): Red Sox win series, 3–1.
(2) Oakland Athletics (West Division champions, 96–66) vs. (3) Detroit Tigers (Central Division champions, 93–69): Tigers win series, 3–2.This was the 2nd time the Rays and Red Sox have faced each other in the postseason. The only other time was the 2008 ALCS which was won by the Rays 4 games to 3.This was the 4th time the Tigers and the A's have faced each other in the postseason.
The Tigers and the A's faced each other in the 1972 ALCS (A's won 3–2), in the 2006 ALCS (Tigers won 4–0) and in the 2012 ALDS (Tigers won 3–2).2014 American League Wild Card Game
The 2014 American League Wild Card Game was a play-in game during Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2014 postseason played between the American League's (AL) two wild card teams, the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. It was held on September 30, 2014. The Royals won by a score of 9–8 in 12 innings, and advanced to play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2014 American League Division Series.This was the second postseason meeting between the Athletics and Royals, having first met in the 1981 ALDS (Athletics won 3–0).
The 12-inning contest tied the then record for the longest (by innings) "winner-take-all" game in postseason history, shared with Game 7 of the 1924 World Series. This record was subsequently broken by the 2018 National League Wild Card Game .2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season
The 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers season was the 127th for the franchise in Major League Baseball, and their 59th season in Los Angeles, California. They began the season with a new manager in Dave Roberts. The Dodgers in 2016 set a new Major League record for the most players placed on the disabled list in one season. On September 25, they clinched their fourth consecutive National League West division championship, the first team in the division ever to do so and defeated the Washington Nationals in five games in the Division Series. They were defeated by the Chicago Cubs; the eventual World Series champion, in six games in the National League Championship Series. This was the 67th and final season for Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully.2016 National League Championship Series
The 2016 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven playoff in which the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League (NL) pennant and the right to play in the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. As winners of one of the Division Series and the team with the best regular season record in the National League, the Cubs earned home-field advantage regardless of opponent. The series was the 47th in league history. FS1 televised all of the games in the United States.The Cubs would go on to defeat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series in seven games, after overcoming a 3–1 series deficit, winning their first World Series championship for the first time in 108 years, ending the Curse of the Billy Goat.2017 American League Division Series
The 2017 American League Division Series were two best-of-five-games series held to determine the participating teams in the 2017 American League Championship Series. The three divisional winners (seeded 1-3) and a fourth team—the winner of a one-game Wild Card playoff—played in two series.
These matchups were:
(1) Cleveland Indians (Central Division champions) versus (4) New York Yankees (Wild Card Game winner)
(2) Houston Astros (West Division champions) versus (3) Boston Red Sox (East Division champions)For the first time, Major League Baseball sold presenting sponsorships to all of its postseason series; Doosan acquired presenting sponsorship to the ALDS, and thus the series was officially known as the American League Division Series presented by Doosan.2017 Houston Astros season
The 2017 Houston Astros season was the 56th season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, their 53rd as the Astros, fifth in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 18th at Minute Maid Park. The Astros began the regular season at home versus the Seattle Mariners on April 3, 2017, and concluded on the road at Fenway Park versus the Boston Red Sox on October 1. Following the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Astros added a patch on the front of their uniforms that read "Houston Strong". On September 17, the Astros clinched the AL West with a 7–1 victory over the Mariners, for their first AL West division title while qualifying for the postseason, and seventh division title overall. The Astros defeated Boston 3–2 on September 29 for their 100th win of the season, their first 100-win season since 1998. Overall, the Astros finished with a 101–61 regular season record, their second-highest win total in franchise history, for a .623 winning percentage.
Just four days after the end of the regular season, the Astros met the Red Sox at home in the AL Division Series (ALDS), and defeated them in four games. Houston then advanced to the AL Championship Series (ALCS) and defeated the New York Yankees in seven games for their first American League pennant. It was the second league championship in franchise history, and first since 2005 and they became the first team in history to make it to the World Series as members of both the National League and the American League. Finally, the Astros faced and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in the World Series, garnering the first World Series title in franchise history.
During the regular season, the Astros featured the highest-scoring offense in the major leagues (896 runs scored), including the highest batting average (.282), on-base percentage (.346), and slugging percentage (.478), led by AL batting champion and second baseman José Altuve (.346). Altuve won a number of distinctions, including Most Valuable Player (AL MVP), Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year. He became just the second Astro to win the MVP, following Jeff Bagwell in 1994. The ALCS MVP was starting pitcher Justin Verlander, and World Series MVP center fielder George Springer.
Manager A. J. Hinch led the on-field team, and general manager Jeff Luhnow presided over the baseball operations department. The Astros sent six players to the 88th All-Star Game held at Marlins Park in Miami, including Altuve, Springer, shortstop Carlos Correa, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers Jr., and Chris Devenski. Bagwell, an iconic first baseman who spent his entire 15-year major league career in an Astros uniform, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 30, 2017.2018 American League Championship Series
The 2018 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series pitting the defending World Series champion Houston Astros against the Boston Red Sox, for the American League (AL) pennant and the right to play in the 2018 World Series. The series was played in a 2-3-2 format, with the first two and last two (if necessary) games played at the home ballpark of the higher seeded team. The series was the 49th in league history, with TBS televising all games in the United States. The Red Sox defeated the Astros, in five games.
For the second year in a row, Major League Baseball sold presenting sponsorships to all of its postseason series; as with the NLCS, this ALCS was sponsored by Google Assistant and was officially known as the American League Championship Series presented by Google Assistant.The Red Sox would go on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series in five games to win their ninth World Series championship.2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game was hosted by the Cleveland Indians and was played at Progressive Field on July 9, 2019, with the American League prevailing over the National League, 4–3.The decision to name Cleveland the host city was announced on January 27, 2017 by Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. It was the sixth All-Star Game in Cleveland, and the first since 1997; this established the Indians as the team to have hosted the most All-Star Games, breaking a four-way tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds, who have each hosted the game five times. It was also the first time since 2014 that an American League team has hosted the event. That All-Star Game also coincided with the 25th anniversary of Progressive Field and made it the second All-Star Game hosted by that ballpark. Alex Cora of the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox managed the American League, and Dave Roberts of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed the National League for the second consecutive year.Andrew Friedman
Andrew Friedman (born November 13, 1976 in Houston, Texas) is a baseball executive who is currently the President of Baseball Operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously served as the general manager for MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, where Sporting News named him Executive of the Year in 2008. That year, for the first time in franchise history, the Rays both qualified for the playoffs and played in the World Series.Dave Joppie
Dave Joppie (born December 11, 1965 in Hastings, Michigan) is an American professional baseball coach and minor league manager. He currently works for the Milwaukee Brewers organization.Dave Joppie is a former Lakewood High School graduate, Aquinas College baseball player and men's college basketball official. He worked games in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference for almost 20 years, deciding to retire from officiating after the 2009–2010 basketball season to concentrate exclusively on baseball.In 1995 Joppie joined the Oakland Athletics organization as the hitting coach of the Double-A Huntsville Stars for two seasons. He went on to coach Class A+ Modesto A's (1997), then returned with Huntsville (1998) before joining Class A+ Visalia Oaks (1999).In 2000, he was promoted to manage Single-A Vancouver Canadians. He led his team to a record of 39-37 (.513), good for a fourth place in the Northwest League. He returned to coaching with Double-A Midland RockHounds from 2001 to 2003 and later managed Class-A Kane County Cougars in 2004 and 2005.In his first season with the Cougars, Joppie guided them to a first-place finish in the Midwest League West Division with a record of 83-56 (.597), but lost the final series to the West Michigan Whitecaps. At the end of the season, he was named both Midwest League Manager of the Year and Baseball America's Class Low-A Minor League Manager of the Year. In 2005, his team finished with a mark of 70-69 (.504) and failed to secure a playoff berth.Joppie worked in the Athletics system in 11 uninterrupted seasons before joining the Boston Red Sox organization as the hitting coach for Class-A Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2006. He then joined Single-A Lancaster JetHawks in 2007, helping the team to a record offensive season in which they set all-time California League records with 1,081 runs and 217 home runs while leading the circuit in batting average (.296), hits (1,493), and base on balls (672).He continued his success as a hitting coach upon coming to Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in 2008, where he guided the team to the best on-base percentage in the 12-team Eastern League in his first season (.351) and in 2010 (.347).In 2011 the Sea Dogs topped the league in runs (684), doubles (298) and slugging average (.422), along with the second best on-base pct. (.339) and the third best in batting average (.267). The Portland hitters batted for a combined .255 average in 2012, while leading the league in doubles (272) and ending fourth in home runs (112).He gained a promotion to Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League for the 2013 season. and returned to Pawtucket in the same capacity in 2014 helping guide the Paw Sox' hitters to the International League championship.
For the 2015 season, Joppie headed back to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs for his tenth and final year with the Boston Red Sox organization.
As a batting coach during his Boston tenure, Joppie has been credited for the development of players such as Josh Reddick (2008–2009), Ryan Kalish (2009–2010), Daniel Nava (2009), Ryan Lavarnway (2010–2011), Anthony Rizzo (2010), Will Middlebrooks (2011), Xander Bogaerts (2012-2013), Jackie Bradley Jr. (2012-2014) and Mookie Betts (2014).
In 2017, Dave signed a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers to become the hitting coach for the Single-A Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League. On January 31, 2018, Joppie was named hitting coach for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Brewers' Triple-A affiliate. In 2019, he was named the hitting coach for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.Grant Holmes
Harrison Grant Holmes (born March 22, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.Jharel Cotton
Jharel Leandre Cotton (born January 19, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).List of Major League Baseball career putouts as a right fielder leaders
In baseball statistics, a putout (denoted by PO or fly out when appropriate) is given to a defensive player who records an out by a tagging a runner with the ball when he is not touching a base (a tagout), catching a batted or thrown ball and tagging a base to put out a batter or runner (a force out), catching a thrown ball and tagging a base to record an out on an appeal play, catching a third strike (a strikeout), catching a batted ball on the fly (a flyout), or being positioned closest to a runner called out for interference.
A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball or softball who plays defense in right field. Right field is the area of the outfield to the right of a person standing at home plate and facing towards the pitcher's mound. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9.
Paul Waner is the all-time leader in putouts by a right fielder with 4,740 career. Roberto Clemente (4,454), Dwight Evans (4,247), Hank Aaron (4,163), Tony Gwynn (4,052), Sammy Sosa (4,019), and Ichiro Suzuki (4,006) are the only other right fielders to record over 4,000 career putouts.Platoon system
The platoon system in baseball or football is a method directing the situational substitution of players to create tactical advantage.Reddick (surname)
Reddick is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Alzo J. Reddick (born 1937), American politician
Anthony Reddick (born 1985), American football player who played in Canadian Football League
Cat Reddick (born 1982), American soccer player
David Reddick (born 1971), American artist, illustrator and cartoonist
Eunice S. Reddick (born 1951), American diplomat
Haason Reddick (born 1994), American football player
Jaret Reddick (born 1972), lead vocalist / rhythm guitarist for rock band Bowling for Soup
Jeffrey Reddick (born 1969), American screenwriter
John B. Reddick (1845-1898), American politician
Josh Reddick (born 1987), American baseball player
Julie Reddick (born 1983), Canadian curler
Kevin Reddick (born 1989), American football player
Lance Reddick (born 1962), American actor and musician
Lawrence D. Reddick (1910-1995), American historian
Paul Reddick, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician
Percy Reddick (1896-1978), Archdeacon of Bristol
Pokey Reddick (born 1964), Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Stan Reddick (born 1969), Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Tom Reddick (1912-1982), English cricketer
Troy Reddick (born 1983), American football player
Tyler Reddick (born 1996), American race car driverSouth Effingham High School
South Effingham High School is one of two public high schools located in Effingham County, Georgia, northwest of Savannah. The school was created in 1996 when Effingham County High School was split.
The school is known for its excellent academic programs, award-winning band program, and successful athletic programs. In the 2009-2010 school year, they won the annual football game against Effingham County High School. This game is always important because of the ongoing rivalry between the two schools since the split.
The current principal is Dr. Mark Winters, who took over in 2009. Prior to his appointment to SEHS, he was the principal of South Effingham Middle School.
Josh Reddick was a star player for the Mustangs baseball team before getting drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 17th Round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award
The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to the best defensive player at each fielding position in Major League Baseball. One overall Defensive Player of the Year is also selected each year. Unlike the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which are voted on by major league managers and coaches, the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners are determined by statistics using sabermetrics. In 2012, the baseball glove manufacturer Wilson created the Defensive Player of the Year Award to honor the best defensive player on each team in Major League Baseball. One award winner was selected from each league as that league's overall Defensive Player of the Year. Starting in 2014, the awards are given to the best defensive player at each position, regardless of league, and the overall award is given to only one player, regardless of league. Also in 2014, a new award was created for the best Defensive Team of the Year, regardless of league.
Houston Astros current roster