Jeffrey Michael Blauser
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 170 lb.
- School Sacramento City College
- High School Placer High School
- Debut July 5, 1987
- Final Game October 3, 1999
- Born November 8, 1965 in Los Gatos, CA USA
Jeff Blauser was by far the most successful player to come out of the first round of the secondary phase in the 1984 draft. Of the few from that group who made the major leagues, only Blauser has a career WAR above one. He was primarily a shortstop during a 13-year major league career spent with the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs, from 1987 to 1999.
In his first three games with the Braves in 1988, he hit a game-winning double and a game-winning home run. Between 1987 and 1988, one out of every three of his hits was an extra-base hit. His 1993 season, the first of two All-Star selections, was particularly outstanding. Jeff batted .305/.401/.436, scoring 110 runs (his next best in a full season would be 90) with 15 home runs, 73 RBI, and a league-leading 16 HBP. Winning a World Series ring in 1995, he enjoyed his last All-Star season in 1997 and finished his career with two years as a member of the Cubs.
He managed the Mississippi Braves of the Southern League in 2006.
- 2-time NL All-Star (1993 & 1997)
- NL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1997)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1993)
- Won a World Series with the Atlanta Braves in 1995 (he did not play in the World Series)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|2006||Mississippi Braves||Southern League||58-80||10th||Atlanta Braves|
We're Social...for Statheads
Every Sports Reference Social Media Account
Site Last Updated:
Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?
Subscribe to our Free Email Newsletter
This Month in Sports Reference
Find out when we add a feature or make a change
Do you have a sports website? Or write about sports? We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. Find out more.