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JJ Bleday 51
JJ  Bleday
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Panama City Beach, Fla.

High School:
A. Crawford Mosley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
OF

 

03/20/2017

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report
 - Week 5

Commodores play Belmont at First Tennessee Park on Wednesday

03/19/2017

Commodores lose lead, series late at Ole Miss

Dores walk season-high seven in loss

03/16/2017

Commodores headed to Ole Miss to open SEC play

Vandy makes first trip to Oxford since 2013

03/13/2017

Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 4

Dores wrap up 4-1 week heading into SEC play

03/10/2017

Vandy rallies to win wild opener against Saint Mary's

Seven-run, two-out rally in sixth sends Dores to victory

03/12/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Saint Mary's

Mar. 12, 2017

01/19/2017

Baseball 2017 HS - Hat (Howell)

Baseball headshots w/ hat 2017. (Howell)

Career Game Highs
Hits:
3, 2/25 vs. UIC
Runs:
2, 3/5 vs. CSUN
RBI:
*3, last 3/10 vs. Saint Mary's
Walks:
3, 2/17 at San Diego
HRs:
*1, last 3/19 at Ole Miss=
Strikeouts:
*2, last 3/4 vs. CSUN
Stolen Bases:


Coach Corbin Quote: JJ is a winning player. He has been a part of winning teams at every level of his young amateur career. He caught our eye early in his sophomore year with his athletic and offensive skills. Those skills should allow him to get on the field in his first year. He has the ability to hit the ball to all fields with strength. He is also versatile enough to play all three outfield positions.

2017 - Hit his second homer of the season with a two-run shot at Ole Miss 3/19 as part of two-hit game... Went 0-for-3 in win at Ole Miss 3/18... Three-game slide continued with 0-for-4 at Ole Miss 3/17... Walked and went 0-for-4 in win over Western Kentucky 3/14... Went 0-for-4 in first game of doubleheader against Saint Mary's 3/12... Drove in three runs going 1-for-3 in win over Saint Mary's 3/10... Walked and singled for the second straight game in win over Central Arkansas 3/7... Scored two runs and drove one in win over CSUN 3/5... Went 0-for-4 as leadoff hitter against CSUN 3/4... Walked twice and singled in loss to CSUN 3/3... Hit his first career home run in win over SE Louisiana 3/1, a solo homer that put VU in the lead... Posted his second multi-hit game in his last three with a pair of hits in win over SE Louisiana 2/28, including his fifth double of the year... Walked twice and scored a run in loss to UIC 2/26... Drove in a career-best three runs with three hits, including two doubles, in win over UIC 2/25... Tied the game in the eighth inning with a two-run double against UIC 2/24... Walked and scored a run in home opening victory over Evansville 2/22... Drove in a pair of runs with a double in win at San Diego 2/19... Drew three walks, drove in a run and scored in team's first win of the year at San Diego 2/17... Earned the Opening Day start in right field at San Diego 2/16, going 1-for-4.

High School - Tabbed a third team All-American by Rawlings-Perfect Game... Lettered four years in baseball, two years in golf and two in swimming in high school... Holds six swimming school records at previous high school (Titusville HS) in Pennsylvania... Won back-to-back region championships in 2013-14 at Titusville HS before winning two region and district titles at A. Crawford Mosley HS in 2015-16... Earned first team All-State honors in 2015-16 in the state of Florida... Played high school and/or summer ball with Alex Kirilloff (Minnesota Twins), Austin Bodrato (Florida), Coy Cronk (Indiana football) and Bill Chillari (Duke)... Drafted in the 39th round of 2016 MLB Draft by San Diego.

Academics -  Bleday is undecided on a major.

Personal - Jeffrey Joseph Bleday... Born 11/10/97 in Danville, Pa.... Son of Raymond and Kathy Bleday... Has two sisters, Jennifer and Amy, and one brother, Adam, who is a senior baseball player at Penn... Cousin Alec Bleday ran track at Penn and cousin John Bleday ran track at Dartmouth... Nickname is J squared... Favorites include: Robinson Cano (player), Pittsburgh Pirates (team), Tommy Boy and Anchorman (movies), The Office (TV show), Johnny Depp (actor), chicken parmesan (meal), Mumford & Sons (band), Captain Crunch (late night snack)... Says he’d be a lawyer if not an athlete... Names Johnny Depp as the actor to play him in a movie... Speaking Russian is his oddest talent... Uses relaxed as the one word to describe himself... Roommates with Drake Fellows... Lists playing baseball with his brother as a freshman as his most memorable athletic moment... Chose Vanderbilt for the “great academics, great baseball program and Coach Corbin.”

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