JJ Bleday 51
JJ  Bleday
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Panama City Beach, Fla.

High School:
A. Crawford Mosley

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
OF

 

10/18/2017

Gillis, Kaiser lead Team Black to 5-4 win

Black and Gold Series ends with three straight Team Black wins

10/14/2017

Team Black wins back-and-forth game three

Freshman Jayson Gonzalez homers again in Black and Gold Series

10/12/2017

Team Gold takes 1-0 lead in Black and Gold Series

Zach King bests Jackson Gillis in Game One duel

09/08/2017

Commodores open fall ball Friday

Vandy returns 22 lettermen and welcomes 18 freshmen

06/28/2017

62 named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Freshmen and first-year SEC student-athletes were eligible

05/20/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Alabama (05-20-17)

Vanderbilt takes on Alabama in baseball on May 20, 2017

05/07/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri

Vanderbilt takes on Missouri Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Field.

05/02/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay

May 2, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell

04/28/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee

Vanderbilt Commodores defeat Tennessee 1-0 Friday night at Hawkins Field.

04/15/2017

Vanderbilt vs. Florida

Vanderbilt vs. Florida

Career Game Highs
Hits:
*3, 6/5 at Clemson
Runs:
*2, last 6/5 at Clemson
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 - Scored twice and singled three times in win over Clemson 6/5 at Clemson Regional... Singled and scored in win over St. John’s 6/2 in Clemson Regional opener... Walked twice and scored a run in SEC Tournament loss to South Carolina 5/23... Went 0-for-3 in tie against Alabama 5/20... Went 0-for-4 in win vs. Alabama 5/19... Scored two runs and drove in another with two hits in win over Middle Tennessee 5/16... Went 0-for-2 in loss at Arkansas 5/14... Went 0-for-5 in win at Arkansas 5/13... Doubled in four at-bats in loss at Arkansas 5/12, hits in three straight games... Scored a run and singled in loss at Louisville 5/9... Singled in win over Missouri 5/7... Struck out twice and went 0-for-3 in loss to Missouri 5/6... Walked twice and went 0-for-2 in win vs. Missouri 5/5... Knocked in a run and went 1-for-2 with a run scored in win over Austin Peay 5/2 with two walks, hits in nine of last 11 games... Walked twice and went 0-for-2 in loss to Tennessee 4/29... Singled in win over Tennessee 4/28, hits in eight of his last nine games... 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.”

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