Rob Segedin

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Robert Mitchell Segedin

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Rob Segedin got into 53 games in his two-year major league career, which was ended due to an injury. During both seasons in the majors, he hit at least .200, showing that he had potential. He also played nine seasons in the minors. His 2016 season, when he posted a line of .319/.392/.598 in AAA ball, got him his shot at the majors.

Segedin began his professional career in 2010. He was taken by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2010 amateur draft.

He reached double-digit home runs for the first time in 2012, swatting 10 dingers, while batting .257/.323/.387 with 27 doubles and 54 RBI, in 121 games between the Tampa Yankees and Trenton Thunder. He made the Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star team that year. He reached Triple-A for the first time in 2014, hitting .143/.188/.208 in a brief, 21-game trial with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders after hitting .283 in 92 games with Trenton. His 2015 season was marred by injuries, as he played only 71 games between Trenton and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for a combined batting line of .287/.360/.426, with 7 homers and 34 RBIs. He split his time between first and third base that season and later styated that he was ready to call it quits after being demoted to AA Trenton partway through the year, but his family talked him out of it.

On January 12, 2016, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for two players with major league experience, P Tyler Olson and IF Ronald Torreyes. He was assigned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers where he hit .319 in 103 games, with 23 doubles, 9 triples and 21 homers. He had an excellent major league debut with the Dodgers on August 7th when he collected 4 RBIs while starting in left field in an 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox. His first big league hit was a two-run double off David Price in the 4th inning, then he added a two-run single in the 5th.

After baseball, he studied for a new career, and accepted a job with the Philadelphia Phillies as an analyst.

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