Jerod Edmondson

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Jerod Edmondson

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 205 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jerod Edmondson starred in the indy leagues for several years then became a college coach.

Edmondson hit .332 between Saint Anselm and UMass Lowell (where he played in graduate school). He was All-Northeast-10 Conference after hitting .371 with 20 steals his last year at Saint Anselm. He finished second in school history in triples (11), 4th in steals (39) and 7th in average (.330). His 1,317 putouts were a school record. [1]

He turned pro in 2007 with the Brockton Rox and Nashua Pride, hitting .351/.425/.448 in 50 games. Among Canadian-American Association players with 50+ games, only Sandy Madera and Olmo Rosario had higher averages. In 2008, he batted .251/.319/.329 for Nashua. He played in 2009 for the American Defenders of New Hampshire (.315/.404/.518, 54 R in 77 G) and New Jersey Jackals (.410/.507/.557 in 17 G). He won the CAA batting title (.332, .004 ahead of Melvin Falu), led in OBP (.013 ahead of Myron Leslie), was 3rd in slugging (after Pete LaForest and Carlos Sosa), was 2nd in OPS (17 behind former big leaguer LaForest), was 5th in runs (66), was 3rd with 112 hits (behind Maikel Jova and Chris Valencia), tied Nick Salotti for 4th in doubles (24), tied Angel Molina for 8th in home runs (13), was 9th in steals (18) and was 4th in walks (50, between Marcus Sanders and Mike DeJesus). He joined Jova and Sosa as the league's All-Star outfielders. [2]

The New York native slipped to .244/.324/.382 with the 2010 Pittsfield Colonials but stole 23 bases in 30 tries, scored 62 runs in 93 games and legged out 21 doubles while fielding .997 at first. He tied Josh Colafemina for 9th in the Can-Am in runs, tied for 8th in doubles and was 8th in steals. He bounced back with the 2011 Colonials at .315/.371/.548 with 23 swipes (caught only four times), 28 doubles, 17 home runs, 76 runs and 61 RBI in 91 games. He tied Valencia for the run lead, was 4th in doubles, was 4th in homers (between Keith Brachold and Alex Trezza), was 8th in RBI, tied for 7th in steals and was 3rd with 200 total bases (after Chris Colabello and Brachold). He did not make the All-Star team as Danny Santiesteban joined Brachold and Valencia in being selected. [3]

He continued his tour of the Can-Am with the 2012 Worcester Tornadoes, producing at a .255/.311/.433 clip with 29 doubles, 14 homers and 22 steals in 27 tries. He led the league in doubles (two ahead of Ryan Mollica), tied Salotti and Sébastien Boucher for 6th in home runs and tied Valencia for fifth in steals. His next stop was the Rockland Boulders. He set the league record for at-bats (411). [4] In 2013, he hit .299/.361/.475 with 23 doubles, 21 steals (in 25 tries), 73 runs and 71 RBI in 100 games. He tied Steve Brown and Donnie Webb for 2nd in runs (3 behind Jonathan Malo), tied Josue Peley for the hit lead (118), tied Malo for 7th in two-baggers, was sixth in home runs (12), tied René Leveret for the RBI lead, was 7th in steals (between Brown and Maxime Lefevre), led with five triples and was second with 187 total bases (one behind Brown). He set a new league record for triples (later broken by Antone DeJesus). [5] He joined Brown and Webb as the league's All-Star outfielders. [6]

His final season as a pro was with the 2014 Boulders. He hit .277/.366/.441 with 27 doubles, 65 runs, 68 RBI and 51 walks in 96 games, fielding .990 at first and going 9-for-9 in steal attempts. He was 5th in the league in runs, 2nd in doubles (3 shy of Balbino Fuenmayor), tied Brown and Jeremy Barnes for 8th in circuit clouts, was 4th in RBI (between Joe Dunigan and Joe Maloney) and was 3rd with 51 walks (behind Eric Grabe and Boucher). He was named the All-Star at first base. [7]

In eight seasons as a pro, he had hit .286/.358/.452 with 166 doubles, 80 homers, 445 runs, 398 RBI, 291 walks and 125 steals (in 156 tries) over 700 games. He had fielded .982 in the outfield and .990 at first base. He had also been hitting coach for some of his teams. [8]

In Can-Am history (through 2016), he was second in hits (751, 12 behind Boucher), 2nd in runs (45 behind Boucher), tied for first in doubles with Colabello, tied for 4th with 15 triples, 5th in home runs, 3rd in RBI (after Boucher and Colabello) and 4th in steals. [9]

He had already begun his collegiate coaching career by then, as assistant coach for the 2013-2015 Framingham State University (with an interim head coach stint there in 2014). He was assistant at UMass Lowell from 2016-2019. [10] He then became head coach at Saint Anselm.

Sources[edit]

  1. Saint Anselm bio
  2. 2017 Canadian-American Association Media Guide, pg. 41
  3. ibid., pg. 42
  4. Saint Anselm bio
  5. 2017 Canadian-American Association Media Guide, pg. 27
  6. ibid., pg. 43
  7. ibid.
  8. Saint Anselm bio
  9. 2017 Canadian-American Association Media Guide, pg. 58-59
  10. Saint Anselm bio