Jeremy Hazelbaker on Proving His Skeptics (Like Me) Wrong

With the exception of an eight-game stretch in April where he went 13-for-26, with seven extra-base hits, Jeremy Hazelbaker has had a fairly unremarkable rookie season. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder is slashing .239/.300/.487, with a dozen home runs in 221 plate appearances. He spent parts of June and July in Triple-A. For a time, it looked like he might be a minor-league lifer...
Via Fangraphs
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Martinez dominates, Cards win 8-2 to sweep Astros

HOUSTON -- Carlos Martinez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Brandon Moss hit home runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 8-2 on Wednesday.The Cardinals have won four straight and have a slim hold on the second NL wild-card spot over the Pirates and Marlins.Martinez (11-7) pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing a run while...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Farmhand Involved In Huge Bench-Clearing Brawl At Triple-A

Jeremy Hazelbaker’s 2016 season has been unlike any other in his professional career. First, Hazelbaker made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals after not sniffing the bigs in any of his previous seven seasons since being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the fourth round in 2009. Then, the 28-year-old tossed in a minor league fight for good measure. Hazelbaker...
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Crazy Brawl Breaks Out At Minor League Baseball Game

Things got heated during a AAA game between the Memphis Redbirds and the New Orleans Zephyrs on Monday night.  Zephyrs’ pitcher Jose Urena apparently tried to bean Redbirds’ outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker in the fifth inning. Hazelbaker charged the mound and mayhem ensued.  Here’s video of the crazy brawl.  The brawl resulted in six ejections – five players and the Zephyrs’...
Via College Spun
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Hazelbaker's pinch-hit homer lifts Cardinals over Padres 11-2

SAN DIEGO -- Rookie Aledmys Diaz had his first five-hit game, Jedd Gyorko and Jeremy Hazelbaker hit three-run homers and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Saturday night.Diaz had a two-run double in the ninth, while Gyorko homered off his old team and Hazelbaker snapped an 0-for-17 slump. Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty each had three hits, and Piscotty hit a...
Via Associated Press
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Buying, selling MLB’s hottest players early in season

No hitter these days hits .450 for the duration of a 162-game season and no pitcher maintains a 0.50 earned run average through September. Still, some of the outstanding individual performances over the first two weeks of 2016 give a glimpse of what’s to come. It’s time to read between the stat lines and determine which of these hot starts are trends or aberrations. Trevor...
Via The Sports Daily
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hazelbaker making most of long-shot opportunity with Cardinals

He was unemployed. He thought his career might be over. He figured it would take a couple of days for him to land another job, but it was taking longer.The Dodgers released outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker on May 1, released him at 27, released him due to his measly .644 OPS in 58 plate appearances at Double-A."It was a stressful time, without a doubt," Hazelbaker says. "This is what...
Via FOX Sports
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Cards Pull A Hazelbaker Out Of Their Ludwicks

I don't know where it's coming from with Jeremy Hazelbaker, so I called Keith Morrison of Dateline to investigate.  He went to St. Louis to investigate and left me this message, "Here, in bucolic St. Louis, all seemed right in the world.  Jeremy had just married his high school sweetheart, and they were on a honeymoon of a lifetime when the unthinkable happened."  I picked up...
Via Razzball
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Hazelbaker's four hits spark Cards to 10-1 win over Brewers

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha allowed four hits in six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals had 10 extra-base hits Monday in routing the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 in their home opener.Jeremy Hazelbaker was 4 for 4 with a triple, double and sacrifice fly, lifting his average to .526, and fellow rookie Aledmys Diaz had two doubles.Yadier Molina had three hits, two RBIs and an uncontested...
Via Associated Press
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Jeremy Hazelbaker Make The Cardinals' Roster?

The Cardinals signed Jeremy Hazelbaker to a minor league deal in early May 2015 after he was released by the Dodgers, following extremely underwhelming stints with the Dodgers' AAA and AA affiliates. Hazelbaker impressed with AA Springfield in the Texas League with a .897 OPS in 40 games, earning him a quick call-up to AAA Memphis, where Hazelbaker spent the last 58 days of the...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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