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Julian Jawann Redman (Tike)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 166 lb.

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"Yo, Tike! Milwaukee wants you, man." - manager Tim Raines of independent club Newark, informing Tike Redman that the Brewers wanted to sign him for their organization in late 2009

Julian "Tike" Redman played in the majors between 2000-07. He hit over .300 several times. In 2010 he is playing in Mexico and hitting well.

Redman was born in Tuscaloosa, AL and went to high school there. He and Juan Pierre were both born in Alabama in 1977, although in different towns.

He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth round of the 1996 draft and hit .296 that first summer, split between two teams. He showed some ability to steal bases, and continued to steal and hit triples as he spent 1997-98 with Lynchburg. The year 1999 was with Altoona and then he spent parts of each year from 2000-03 with Nashville.

The Pirates brought him up in 2000 for nine games, and he responded with a batting line of .333/.368/.556. The following year he got into 37 games for the Pirates but hit .224. He was in the minors all of 2002 but in 2003 he played well during his time in the majors, hitting .330/.374/.483 in 56 games (230 at-bats).

That got him a regular job in 2004-05. For the 2004 Pirates, he hit .280 in 155 games, stealing 18 bases while getting caught only 6 times. He played exclusively center field. In 2005, he slipped to .251 in 135 games.

During the next couple years he was tossed around like a ball on the rapids. The Pirates sold him to the New York Mets, who released him a few months later. The Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox all signed him, and after a few months each released him or let him file free agency.

In the minors during 2006 he played for Corpus Christi and Toledo.

The Baltimore Orioles signed him in May 2007 and he split time between their minor league organization and the majors. In the minors he played a few games for York but mostly played for Norfolk, where he hit .304. In the majors with the 2007 Orioles he did quite well, hitting .318 and slugging .462 in 40 games.

The Orioles kept him in the minors in 2008, where he hit .292 for Norfolk. After the season he became a free agent and played independent ball with Newark for most of 2009. The Milwaukee Brewers signed him in August 2009 and he played 15 games for Nashville that year. Although he played well in spring training 2010 the Brewers released him on April 1.

In 2010 he has been in the Mexican League with Tabasco, where he is hitting (in June 2010) over .400.

He is the brother of Prentice Redman, who is a couple of years younger than Tike.

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