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JD Closser    \CLAUS-sir\

Jeffrey Darrin Closser

Positions: Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: January 15, 1980 in Beech Grove, Indiana, US
High Schools: Alexandria HS (Alexandria, IN), Alexandria-Monroe HS (Alexandria, IN)

Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 5th round of the 1998 MLB June Amateur Draft from Alexandria HS (Alexandria, IN).

Major League Stats

JD Closser
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 Batting: 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1998 18 -1.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ARI 49 207 164 29 50 14 2 4 23 3 2 39 43 .305 .442 .488 .930 80 3 2 1 1 2
1998 18 -1.2 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI 45 190 150 26 47 13 2 4 21 3 2 37 36 .313 .453 .507 .959 76 3 2 0 1 2
1998 18 -3.5 South Bend MIDW A ARI 4 17 14 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 7 .214 .313 .286 .598 4 0 0 1 0 0
1999 19 -1.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ARI 128 567 449 102 131 30 0 13 81 9 4 105 94 .292 .422 .445 .868 200 11 3 1 9 2
1999 19 -1.4 Missoula PION Rk ARI 76 355 275 73 89 22 0 10 54 9 3 71 57 .324 .458 .513 .970 141 8 2 1 6 2
1999 19 -2.6 South Bend MIDW A ARI 52 212 174 29 42 8 0 3 27 0 1 34 37 .241 .363 .339 .702 59 3 1 0 3 0
2000 20 -1.6 South Bend MIDW A ARI 101 396 331 54 74 19 1 8 37 6 2 60 61 .224 .347 .360 .706 119 7 3 1 1 4
2001 21 -1.8 Lancaster CALL A+ ARI 128 540 468 85 136 26 6 21 87 6 7 65 106 .291 .377 .506 .883 237 9 2 1 4 4
2002 22 -1.9 Carolina SOUL AA COL 95 360 315 43 89 27 1 13 62 9 3 44 69 .283 .369 .498 .868 157 7 0 0 1 4
2003 23 -1.6 Tulsa TL AA COL 118 463 410 62 116 28 5 13 54 3 2 47 79 .283 .359 .471 .829 193 10 3 0 3 3
2004 24 -3.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 83 348 298 53 89 19 1 7 54 0 2 41 47 .299 .384 .440 .823 131 3 2 4 3 0
2006 26 -0.8 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 70 258 225 32 67 15 1 8 30 8 2 31 38 .298 .384 .480 .864 108 6 1 0 1 0
2007 27 0.0 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,MIL 98 399 334 54 77 18 2 13 51 3 3 59 77 .231 .343 .413 .756 138 7 0 2 4 2
2007 27 0.0 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 17 61 48 9 9 2 0 2 6 3 1 11 10 .188 .328 .354 .682 17 1 0 0 2 0
2007 27 0.0 Nashville,Sacramento PCL AAA OAK,MIL 98 399 334 54 77 18 2 13 51 3 3 59 77 .231 .343 .413 .756 138 7 0 2 4 2
2007 27 0.0 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 81 338 286 45 68 16 2 11 45 0 2 48 67 .238 .345 .423 .768 121 6 0 2 2 2
2008 28 0.9 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,SDP,CHC 72 240 207 21 47 9 0 5 24 0 1 30 45 .227 .328 .343 .671 71 3 1 2 0 3
2008 28 0.7 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY 50 173 149 17 37 7 0 4 19 0 1 23 28 .248 .353 .376 .728 56 2 1 0 0 2
2008 28 1.0 Portland,Iowa PCL AAA CHC,SDP 22 67 58 4 10 2 0 1 5 0 0 7 17 .172 .262 .259 .520 15 1 0 2 0 1
2008 28 1.0 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 5 12 12 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .417 .750 5 0 0 0 0 0
2008 28 1.0 Portland PCL AAA SDP 17 55 46 3 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 7 13 .130 .245 .217 .463 10 1 0 2 0 1
2009 29 3.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD 99 367 321 37 88 21 0 3 43 5 3 42 62 .274 .355 .368 .723 118 5 0 1 3 1
2009 29 4.4 Chattanooga SOUL AA LAD 30 115 101 9 23 7 0 1 12 1 0 13 21 .228 .313 .327 .640 33 3 0 0 1 1
2009 29 2.4 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 69 252 220 28 65 14 0 2 31 4 3 29 41 .295 .375 .386 .761 85 2 0 1 2 0
2010 30 3.0 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 92 284 254 34 68 9 0 3 27 3 1 24 48 .268 .332 .339 .671 86 7 1 4 1 0
2011 31 4.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind LAD 99 369 308 74 95 13 2 12 62 6 0 54 47 .308 .409 .481 .890 148 8 2 0 5 1
2011 31 4.7 Edmonton NABL Ind 30 123 96 29 32 3 2 2 23 4 0 24 14 .333 .472 .469 .940 45 2 0 1 0
2011 31 4.0 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 69 246 212 45 63 10 0 10 39 2 0 30 33 .297 .378 .486 .864 103 8 0 0 4 1
13 Seasons 1232 4798 4084 680 1127 248 21 123 635 61 32 641 816 .276 .374 .437 .811 1786 86 20 17 36 26
Rk (2 seasons) Rk 121 545 425 99 136 35 2 14 75 12 5 108 93 .320 .456 .511 .966 217 11 4 1 7 4
Ind (1 season) Ind 30 123 96 29 32 3 2 2 23 4 0 24 14 .333 .472 .469 .940 45 2 0 1 0
A (3 seasons) A 157 625 519 86 119 28 1 11 66 6 3 96 105 .229 .352 .351 .702 182 10 4 2 4 4
A+ (1 season) A+ 128 540 468 85 136 26 6 21 87 6 7 65 106 .291 .377 .506 .883 237 9 2 1 4 4
AA (3 seasons) AA 243 938 826 114 228 62 6 27 128 13 5 104 169 .276 .357 .464 .821 383 20 3 0 5 8
AAA (7 seasons) AAA 553 2027 1750 267 476 94 4 48 256 20 12 244 329 .272 .360 .413 .773 722 36 5 13 15 6
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1998 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ARI C 40 384 333 39 12 2 .969 9.30 12 72 23 24%
1998 18 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI 1B 2 13 12 0 1 0 .923 6.00
1998 18 Diamondbacks ARIZ Rk ARI C 37 361 311 38 12 2 .967 9.43 10 67 23 26%
1998 18 South Bend MIDW A ARI C 3 23 22 1 0 0 1.000 7.67 2 5 0 0%
1999 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs Rk-A ARI C 99 830 694 103 33 6 .960 8.05 28 105 47 31%
1999 19 Missoula PION Rk ARI C 65 587 492 74 21 4 .964 8.71 16 68 34 33%
1999 19 South Bend MIDW A ARI C 34 243 202 29 12 2 .951 6.79 12 37 13 26%
2000 20 South Bend MIDW A ARI 1B 3 21 18 2 1 2 .952 6.67
2000 20 South Bend MIDW A ARI C 74 546 484 51 11 7 .980 7.23 25 70 31 31%
2001 21 Lancaster CALL A+ ARI OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2001 21 Lancaster CALL A+ ARI RF 1 0.00
2001 21 Lancaster CALL A+ ARI C 95 835 745 74 16 0 .981 8.62 18 83 40 33%
2002 22 Carolina SOUL AA COL C 64 524 456 56 12 7 .977 8.00 10 77 27 26%
2003 23 Tulsa TL AA COL OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
2003 23 Tulsa TL AA COL RF 1 0.00
2003 23 Tulsa TL AA COL C 94 756 670 69 17 7 .978 7.86 8 77 38 33%
2004 24 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL C 76 598 544 44 10 3 .983 7.74 6
2006 26 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
2006 26 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL C 57 407 371 31 5 7 .988 7.05 6 33 18 35% -1
2007 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,MIL 1B 9 77 67 8 2 6 .974 8.33 -1 -2
2007 27 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA OAK,MIL C 58 470 444 22 4 4 .991 8.03 7 39 17 30% -1 -2
2007 27 Nashville, Sacramento PCL AAA OAK,MIL 1B 9 77 67 8 2 6 .974 8.33 -2
2007 27 Nashville, Sacramento PCL AAA OAK,MIL C 58 470 444 22 4 4 .991 8.03 7 39 17 30% 0
2007 27 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 1B 8 66 58 6 2 6 .970 8.00 -2
2007 27 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK C 45 363 342 18 3 3 .992 8.00 3 32 13 29% 0
2007 27 Nashville PCL AAA MIL 1B 1 11 9 2 0 0 1.000 11.00 0
2007 27 Nashville PCL AAA MIL C 13 107 102 4 1 1 .991 8.15 4 7 4 36% -1
2008 28 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA SDP,CHC 1B 3 4 2 1 1 1 .750 1.00 2 0
2008 28 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA NYY,CHC,SDP C 52 357 325 29 3 2 .992 6.81 3 37 12 24% 2 0
2008 28 Portland, Iowa PCL AAA CHC,SDP 1B 3 4 2 1 1 1 .750 1.00 0
2008 28 Portland, Iowa PCL AAA CHC,SDP C 12 96 85 11 0 1 1.000 8.00 1 12 5 29% 1
2008 28 Portland PCL AAA SDP 1B 1 2 1 0 1 1 .500 1.00 0
2008 28 Portland PCL AAA SDP C 9 67 59 8 0 0 1.000 7.44 1 10 3 23% 0
2008 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC 1B 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 0
2008 28 Iowa PCL AAA CHC C 3 29 26 3 0 1 1.000 9.67 0 2 2 50% 1
2008 28 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre IL AAA NYY C 40 261 240 18 3 1 .989 6.45 2 25 7 22% 1
2009 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA LAD C 59 526 481 36 9 4 .983 8.76 5 47 21 31% 5 2
2009 29 Chattanooga SOUL AA LAD C 28 254 234 16 4 2 .984 8.93 3 27 10 27% 0
2009 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD LF 1 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00 1
2009 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
2009 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1B 36 253 229 21 3 20 .988 6.94 1
2009 29 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 31 272 247 20 5 2 .982 8.61 2 20 11 35% 5
2010 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2010 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD LF 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2010 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 3B 11 18 2 15 1 2 .944 1.55
2010 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1B 31 151 138 10 3 14 .980 4.77
2010 30 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 46 376 349 24 3 5 .992 8.11 1 30 8 21%
2011 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind LAD 1B 38 312 283 23 6 30 .981 8.05
2011 31 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-Ind LAD C 53 415 378 31 6 4 .986 7.72 4 35 14 29%
2011 31 Edmonton NABL Ind 1B 4 31 30 1 0 2 1.000 7.75
2011 31 Edmonton NABL Ind C 26 203 184 16 3 1 .985 7.69 4 13 6 32%
2011 31 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2011 31 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 3B 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
2011 31 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD 1B 34 281 253 22 6 28 .979 8.09
2011 31 Albuquerque PCL AAA LAD C 27 212 194 15 3 3 .986 7.74 0 22 8 27%
13 Seasons 1011 7882 7032 690 160 133 .980 7.64 133 705 296 30% 5 0
C (13 seasons) C 867 7024 6274 609 141 58 .980 7.94 133 705 296 30% 5
1B (7 seasons) 1B 122 831 749 65 17 73 .980 6.67 -1
3B (4 seasons) 3B 15 19 2 16 1 2 .947 1.20 0
RF (3 seasons) RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
LF (3 seasons) LF 4 7 7 0 0 0 1.000 1.75 1
OF (2 seasons) OF 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00 1
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1998 18 AZL Diamondbacks Arizona League Rk ARI
1998 18 South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League A ARI
1999 19 Missoula Osprey Pioneer League Rk ARI
1999 19 South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League A ARI
2000 20 South Bend Silver Hawks Midwest League A ARI
2001 21 Lancaster JetHawks California League A+ ARI
2002 22 Carolina Mudcats Southern League AA COL
2003 23 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA COL
2004 24 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA COL 2004-04-08 2004-08-09
2004 24 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2004-06-30 2004-10-03
2005 25 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2005-04-04 2005-10-01
2006 26 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA COL 2006-04-06 2006-09-03
2006 26 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2006-05-27 2006-10-01
2007 27 Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League AAA MIL 1 2007-04-05 2007-05-02
2007 27 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA OAK 2 2007-05-07 2007-09-03
2008 28 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees International League AAA NYY 2008-05-02 2008-08-02
2008 28 Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League AAA CHC 1 2008-04-05 2008-04-09
2008 28 Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League AAA SDP 2 2008-08-11 2008-09-01
2009 29 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League AA LAD 2009-04-11 2009-06-14
2009 29 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2009-06-11 2009-09-07
2010 30 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2010-04-09 2010-09-06
2011 31 Albuquerque Isotopes Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2011-04-08 2011-07-14
2011 31 Edmonton Capitals North American League Ind 2011-07-27 2011-08-28

Sabr ID: 8b8917ec

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