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Jarrod Martel Dyson

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Jarrod Dyson was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 50th round, 1,475th overall, of the 2006 amateur draft. He began his professional career that year, playing for the AZL Royals and hitting .273 with no home runs and 19 stolen bases in 51 games. He played in 10 games in 2007, all for the Burlington Bees, hitting .270. He spent 2008 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks, hitting .260 with 39 stolen bases in 93 games. He split the 2009 season between the Bees (17 games) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals (63 games), hitting a combined .276 with 46 stolen bases.

He hit his first professional home run late in the 2010 season with the AAA Omaha Royals, almost 300 games into his playing career. He was then called up by the Royals and made his major league debut on September 7th, drawing a walk and scoring a run against the Minnesota Twins in a pinch-hitting appearance; he then stole a base as a pinch-runner the next day.

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