David John LeMahieu (leh-MAY-hue) … married to Jordan … resides in Birmingham, Mich. … named to the 2009 College World Series All-Tournament Team as the LSU Tigers' leadoff hitter, and went 12-for-27 (.444) in six games with nine runs, one double, one triple, one home run and four RBI … attended Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he received All-America honors from Rawlings and Louisville Slugger and graduated in 2007… was a two-time winner of the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the state of Mich. … also voted Louisville Slugger Player of the Year for Michigan in 2006 and 2007 … named to Michigan's All-State Dream Team twice … also earned First-Team All-State honors as a senior … named an AFLAC All-American during his junior season … enjoys swimming with his shirt on … lived in California until he was seven years old, then lived in Las Vegas for one year, Madison, Wis., for five years and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., for five years … Twitter handle is @DJLeMahieu.
Won the National League batting title with a .348 average (192-for-552), the highest average in the Major Leagues and the highest average in the National League since Chipper Jones in 2008 (.364) … became the eighth player in Rockies history (10th time) to win the NL batting title...His .348 batting average was the eighth-highest in franchise history, the highest since Todd Helton hit .358 in 2003 … only Helton (two times), Larry Walker (four times) and Andres Galarraga have finished a season with a higher average than LeMahieu's .348 average...His average was the highest for a player whose primary position was second base since Rod Carew batted .359 in 1975...Finished second in the NL in on-base percentage (.416), third in hits (192) and sixth in runs (104) … also finished first in the NL in multi-hit games (59), tied for second in three-hit games (20) and tied for fifth in triples (eight)...Set career highs in runs, hits, doubles (32), triples, home runs (11), RBI (66) and walks (66)...Career-high 38-game on-base streak, Aug. 9-Sept. 22, tied for the fifth-longest streak in franchise history and tied for the third-longest in a single season...Batted .439 (43-for-98) in August, the highest average in MLB … his 43 hits in August were the most in any month for a Rockies batter since Todd Helton recorded 50 hits and Neifi Perez had 44 hits in August 2000...Hit safely in nine consecutive games to start 2016 … recorded at least two hits in each of the first five games of the season, a franchise record.
Was selected to his first All-Star roster and was the starting second baseman for the National League. Set career highs in games (150), at-bats (564), hits (170), home runs (six), RBIs (61), walks (50) and stolen bases (23). Batting average (.301) ranked 10th in the NL ... his 17 three-hit games tied for third-most in the league. Was caught stealing three times in 26 attempts for a 88.5 stolen base percentage, which was tied for the best stolen-base percentage in the NL ... was one of three players in the league with at least 20 stolen bases and a stolen base percentage of at least 88.0. Was one of five players in the NL with at least 20 doubles, 20 stolen bases and a batting average greater than .300. Recorded a career-high tying three runs July 26 vs. Cincinnati and Sept. 27 vs. Los Angeles-NL. Hit .406 (28-for-69) in April, which ranked third in the NL; and .400 (36-for-90) in July ... became the first Rockies player to hit .400 or greater in two months of the same season since Larry Walker in 2002 (Elias). Became the first Rockies second baseman to bat .400 in April (.406, 28-for-69). Had a career-high, 18-game hitting streak snapped July 29, and batted .444 (32-for-72) with 16 runs, five doubles, two triples, nine RBIs, nine walks and two stolen bases over the streak. Led all NL second basemen in innings (1,284), total chances (761), assists (452) and double plays (120) ... second in putouts (300), third in zone rating (.808) and sixth in fielding percentage (.988).
Was a member of his first Opening Day roster and spent the entire season on the club's active roster...Following the season, named the NL's recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove for second base...the honor is the first of his career...the first Rockies second baseman in franchise history to be awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove Award and the seventh different player overall to be honored...Had a .991 fielding percentage in 144 games at second in 2014...he led all NL second baseman in total chances per 9.0 innings (5.16), assists per 9.0 innings and double plays (99)...2014 represents the fifth time multiple Rockies have been awarded a Rawlings Gold Glove in the same season...the other four seasons with two winners are: 2001 and 2002 when Todd Helton (1B) and Larry Walker (OF) both received the award, in 2010 with Carlos Gonzalez (OF) and Troy Tulowitzki (SS), and 2013 with Nolan Arenado (3B) and Carlos Gonzalez (LF)...Set career-highs offensively in at-bats (494), runs (59), hits (132), triples (5), home runs (5), RBI (42) and walks (33)...Finished the season by batting .307 (23-for-75) with three doubles, two triples, one home run, 10 RBI and 7 runs in 22 games in September...Had a season-long 10-game hit-streak June 24-July 4...during the streak, hit .405 (15-for-37) with one doubles, one home run, five RBI and five runs...Was slightly stronger at the plate against left-handed pitchers, batting .286 (34-for-119) with a .669 OPS, compared to .261 (98-for-375) with a .660 OPS against right-handers.
Began the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs before being recalled on 5/16...following his recall, LeMahieu would spend the remainder of the season on the Big League roster... In what was his third season in the Majors, LeMahieu played in a career-high 109 games and also set career-marks in at bats (404), runs (39), hits (113), doubles (21), RBI (19), walks (19) and stolen bases (18)... Saw the majority of his playing time at second base (90 games) but also saw playing time at third base (14 games) and shortstop (one game)... Owned a .993 fielding percentage at second, committing just 3 errors in 442 total chances over 750.0 innings as the position...was named the Rockies team Defensive Player of the Year by Wilson for his work at second base... Hit .291 (65-for-223) in 56 games after the break...is now a .300 (131-for-436) career hitter in 132 post All-Star break games... Had 32 multi-hit games, 8 of which were 3-hit contests...his 32 multi-hit games were the 6th-most on the club... Had a career-long 14-game hitting streak 8/26-9/14...LeMahieu hit .379 (22-for-58) with 5 doubles, 7 RBI and 7 runs over the 14 games of his streak...it was the 2nd longest streak for a Rockies player (Cuddyer 27 games) in 2013... Prior to his recall on 5/16, LeMahieu hit .364 (52-for-143) with 8 doubles, 5 triples, 1 home run, 22 RBI and 34 runs in 33 games at Triple-A Colorado Springs... Had a career-high 18 steals...his 18 bags were the 3rd-most on the club (Gonzalez 21, Fowler 19).
In what was his official rookie season in 2012, LeMahieu played the majority of the season's last two months as
Colorado's regular second baseman...from the time he returned to the Majors on 7/17 he remained with the club for the
rest of the season and batted .316 (60-for-190) with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 20 RBI and 23 runs in 62 games. Was acquired by Colorado along with Tyler Colvin in December, 2011 in exchange for Ian Stewart and Casey Weathers. Began 2012 with Triple-A Colorado Springs and batted .314 (80-for-225) with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run and 31
RBI in 61 games for the Sky Sox...had 23 walks compared to just 29 strikeouts in his 61 games for the Sky Sox. Was consistent upon his return from Triple-A on 7/17...batted .316 in July, .321 in August and .303 in
September/October...his 54 hits from 8/1 through the end of the season were tied for the 6th-most among NL rookies. Had a career-long 8-game hit-streak 9/22-29, during which he hit .464 (13-for-28) with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run,
5 RBI...hit safely in 10 of his final 12 games of the season. Hit .324 (60-for-183) with 12 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 20 RBI, 22 runs over his last 55 starts of the season. Connected on his first career Major League home run on 8/11 at SF off Matt Cain...other HR was against former team
(Cubs) on 9/27 at Coors Field off Chris Volstad. Had equal home/road splits, as he batted .297 (35-for-118) at home and .320 (54-for-169) on the road...the right-handed batter hit .320 (54-for-169) vs. right-handers and .233 (14-for-60) vs. left-handers. Had a .994 fielding percentage in his 67 games at second base...among NL second basemen with at least 60 starts at
the position, his .994 mark was 3rd in the NL behind Darwin Barney (.997) and Mark Ellis (.994). split.
DJ split the majority of the season between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, but had two stints with the Cubs,
5/30-6/28 and September 6 through the end of the season...Is the first player from Chicago's 2009 Draft class to make the Majors (second round, 79th pick)...Hit .250 (15-for-60) in 37 games for Chicago, appearing in 15 games at second base (one start), 11 games at third base
(six starts) and one start at first base...Hit .243 (9-for-37) with one double and one RBI in 23 games in his first Major League action, 5/30-6/28...Made his big league debut, 5/30 vs. Houston, as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning (0-for-1)...Made his first career start (at third base), 6/3 at STL, and was 1-for-3...picked up his first Major League hit, an infield
single to second base, off Jaime Garcia in the eighth inning...Was 3-for-4 with his first career RBI, 6/15 vs. Milwaukee...got the start at second base...Was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a RBI, 9/7 vs. CIN, starting at second base...Had the game-winning RBI, 9/21 vs. Milwaukee, as his two-run double snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth...Between Tennessee and Iowa this season, hit .319 (132-for-414) with 22 doubles, three triples, five homers and 50 RBI
in 108 minor league games...Began the season at Tennessee, batting .358 before his promotion to Chicago, 5/30...was optioned to Iowa, 6/28 and
hit .286 in 58 contests
Named a Florida State League All-Star after hitting .314 (174-for-554) with 24 doubles, 5 triples, 2 home runs
and 73 RBI in 135 games for High-A Daytona in what was his first professional season...named the Cubs' 10th-best
prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Made his professional debut at Rookie-Level Arizona after the Cubs selected him in the second round of the
2009 First-Year Player Draft...batted .417 (5-for-12) with a triple and 4 RBI in three games for the Cubs before being sent
to Single-A Peoria...hit .316 (48-for-152) for Peoria over the remainder of the season.