Panama City Beach, Fla.
A. Crawford Mosley
|Height / Weight:|
6-3 / 205
Hayes drives in six, VU scores most runs since 2015
Pitching struggles in loss
Five-run ninth sinks Commodores
Donny Everett to be honored Saturday
Dores return home to host Tennessee Tech and Florida this week
Career Game Highs
Hits: 3, 2/25 vs. UIC
Runs: *2, last 4/13 vs. Florida
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
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 - Walked and scored in win over Georgia 4/22... Singled as one of two hits for VU in loss at Georgia 4/22 in first game of doubleheader... Recorded his fourth two-hit game in a row with two singles at Georgia 4/21... Singled twice at Middle Tennessee 4/18 to record his third straight two-hit game... Posted third two-hit game in last four in loss to Florida 4/15 driving in a run... Scored two runs with a pair of singles in loss to Florida 4/13...Singled for fourth time in his last five games in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11... Singled twice in loss at South Carolina 4/8... Started in RF and went 0-for-3 in win at South Carolina 4/7... Walked twice in win vs. UT Martin, going 1-for-3 with a run and RBI... Singled and scored in loss at Kentucky 3/31... Walked and went 0-for-3 with a RBI in loss to Texas A&M 3/26... 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.”