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Jakub Voják

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Jakub Voják is a catcher who has played for the Czech national team.

Voják debuted for Technika Brno in 2004, going 4 for 14 with five walks. In 2005, he moved to Skokani Olomouc and hit .246/.344/.307. In 2006, he batted .276/.362/.407. He tied Martin Schneider for 7th in the Extraliga in total bases (50).

In 2007, Jakub's batting line was .266/.327/.394. For Olomouc in '08, he had a breakthrough year, hitting .356/.424/.500 with 25 runs in 31 games. He fielded .996 and only two batters tried to steal against him all season (he threw out one of them). He was 7th in the Extraliga in average, tied for 6th in slugging, 7th in hits (42), 3rd in doubles (11), tied for 5th in triples (3), 7th in total bases (59) and 7th in runs.

He played for the Czech Republic in the 2008 World University Championship, going 0 for 13 with two walks and 7 strikeouts as the backup to Petr Čech. Voják threw out 2 of 6 attempted base-stealers. In the 2008 European Championship Qualifiers, he was 2 for 6 with a double, walk, 3 runs and a RBI to help the Czech entry win a spot in the 2010 European Championship.

Voják hit .331/.439/.532 in 2009. He was 9th in the circuit in slugging, tied Karel Hrušovský for second with 6 triples (one behind Wayne Ough), was 8th in total bases (71), tied for 8th in runs (34) and tied for 4th in walks (25).

In the 2009 Baseball World Cup, Jakub was the top Czech batter, going 2 for 4 with a double, a triple, a run and a RBI. His hits were off Dushan Ruzic and Josh Hill.

For 2010, he signed with Germany's Saarlouis Hornets, taking the same path as the Czech national team's other catcher, Petr Čech. He debuted on Opening Day as the catcher for fellow Czech player Ales Keprta. Batting third, he went 0 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs in a loss to Heidenheim.

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