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Full Name: Michael Jason LaRue Primary Position: C
Height/Weight: 5'11"/205 First Game: June 15, 1999
Birthdate: March 19, 1974 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Jason LaRue (Michael Jason LaRue) was born on March 19, 1974 in Houston, Texas. He made his Major League debut on June 15, 1999 for the Cincinnati Reds. In 2001, his rookie year, he hit .236 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI. LaRue played for the Cincinnati Reds for his entire 8 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Jason LaRue's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2004, when he knocked in 55 runs. However, others believe that it was 2003, when he slugged 16 home runs and knocked in 50 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1999 CIN N 36 90 12 19 3 10 .211 .311 .389 7 0 11 32 2 0 4 1 4
2000 CIN N 31 98 12 23 5 12 .235 .299 .418 3 0 5 19 4 0 0 2 1
2001 CIN N 121 364 39 86 12 43 .236 .303 .404 21 2 27 106 9 1 3 4 11
2002 CIN N 113 353 42 88 12 52 .249 .324 .405 17 1 27 117 13 2 1 6 13
2003 CIN N 118 379 52 87 16 50 .230 .321 .422 23 1 33 111 20 1 3 4 9
2004 CIN N 114 390 46 98 14 55 .251 .334 .431 24 2 26 108 24 2 0 5 7
2005 CIN N 110 361 38 94 14 60 .260 .355 .452 27 0 41 101 13 5 0 7 8
2006 CIN N 72 191 22 37 8 21 .194 .317 .346 5 0 27 51 8 3 1 9 3
2007 KC A 66 169 14 25 4 13 .148 .240 .272 9 0 17 66 4 3 1 0 6
Total NL 715 2226 263 532 84 303 .239 .325 .415 127 6 197 645 93 14 12 38 56
Total AL 66 169 14 25 4 13 .148 .240 .272 9 0 17 66 4 3 1 0 6
Total 781 2395 277 557 88 316 .233 .319 .405 136 6 214 711 97 17 13 38 62

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1999 CIN N C 35 27 240.2 179 15 2 0 0 2 13 10 0 .990
2000 CIN N C 31 31 257 191 21 2 3 0 1 12 5 0 .991
2001 CIN N 3B 3 3 26 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
2001 CIN N 1B 1 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 CIN N OF 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2001 CIN N C 107 95 841 569 75 6 8 0 15 27 42 2 .991
2001 CIN N LF 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2002 CIN N C 110 100 906 626 56 4 5 0 20 34 28 1 .994
2003 CIN N C 114 109 954.1 649 46 11 8 0 6 47 17 2 .984
2003 CIN N OF 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 CIN N LF 1 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 CIN N 1B 1 1 9 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 CIN N DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 CIN N C 111 106 930 648 59 8 8 0 15 38 16 1 .989
2004 CIN N OF 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 CIN N RF 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N RF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N OF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 CIN N C 109 104 914.2 646 52 5 2 0 6 51 25 1 .993
2006 CIN N C 63 57 512.1 374 38 2 9 0 3 23 13 0 .995
2007 KC A C 65 55 474.1 311 24 5 3 0 2 26 14 0 .985
2007 KC A 3B 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 2 1 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total DH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 3B 4 3 32 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .917
Total LF 3 0 2.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total C 745 684 6030.1 4193 386 45 46 0 70 271 170 7 .990
Total OF 5 0 5.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000

Transactions

  • Selected by Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1995 - signed June 1, 1995).
  • Sent to Kansas City Royals by Cincinnati Reds for future considerations (November 20, 2006).
  • Traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for PTBNL (November 20, 2006).
  • Signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals (November 19, 2007).

Trivia

  • On Mother's Day, May 14, 2006, LaRue was one of more than 50 hitters who brandished a pink bat to benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation
    • He was one of a handful of players to hit a home run with a pink bat.


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