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Jeremy Hazelbaker | Outfielder | #41

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Ball State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / BOS
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Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
Hazelbaker didn't start on Saturday, but came on in the ninth inning with the Dodgers trailing 5-1. He would launch a two-run homer to draw them closer, though the boys from the STL would not score again. The home run was Hazelbaker's seventh of the season and he is slashing a beefy .282/.330/.624 over 85 at-bats. While he won't often see everyday starts, he has proven to be productive when he does take the field. May 15 - 12:24 AM

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Jeremy Hazelbaker was checked for a possible oblique injury during Wednesday's game, but he took batting practice Thursday and said he was "good to go."

Hazelbaker looked to stretch out his back/oblique after a swing in the eighth inning Wednesday. Although he insists he's fine, it's notable because he was not among the many left-handed bats the Cardinals started Thursday. Keep an eye on this, as it wouldn't be a surprise if Hazelbaker were attempting to hide an injury here given his situation.
Apr 29 - 12:45 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker had a two-run homer and an RBI double after taking over for an injured Matt Holliday in Monday's game.

Hazelbaker is now 5-for-11 with three homers, two doubles and seven RBI coming off the bench this year. He's been fine in his starts, too, hitting .268/.304/.512 in those 10 games, but it's as a sub that he's truly shined. It looked like he'd be spending more time on the bench going forward after cooling off some of late, but if Holliday is hobbled (early word is that it was just a cramp), that would change.
Apr 26 - 1:55 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker didn't start in Saturday's 11-2 win over the Padres, but he entered the game in the seventh inning as a pinch hitter and clobbered a three-run shot.

Hazelbaker had been the latest "Random Cardinal Who Suddenly Becomes Good." He's now hitting .311/.340/.689 on the year. However, the 28-year-old journeyman had only started two games since April 15, and his home run was his first base hit since April 14. It seems the clock may finally be getting close to striking midnight, even if he was able to sneak in a bit more excitement before the fairytale ends.
Apr 24 - 12:57 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Hazelbaker got off to an incredible start this season, but he went 0-for-4 on Tuesday night and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats. We all knew some regression was coming. Matt Holliday is in left field, Randal Grichuk is in center, and Stephen Piscotty is in right on Wednesday afternoon versus Chicago. Matt Adams will get the start at first base.
Apr 20 - 10:54 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 0-for-4 in Tuesday's game against the Cubs, leaving him hitless in his last 14 at-bats.

There was bound to be a learning curve eventually -- surprising as it is, he wasn't going to hit .526 forever -- and it certainly seems as though he's battling it. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny continued to bat him second Tuesday, although that may end as well given the Cardinals' struggles to score runs in the series. If this is the carriage quickly turning back into a pumpkin, it was one of the more fun pumpkins to root for in the first few weeks of the season, at least.
Apr 20 - 12:08 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Reds.

Daily fantasy players everywhere will have to look elsewhere for value plays in the outfield. Matt Holliday is starting in left field with Brandon Moss entering the lineup and drawing the start at first base.
Apr 16 - 11:27 AM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-for-5 and hit his third homer Thursday against the Brewers.

He's no Trevor Story, but Hazelbaker has a .481 average and a 1.000 slugging percentage after 27 at-bats. Matt Holliday seems obsolete at this point, but the Cardinals will work to juggle their outfield so that everyone plays.
Apr 14 - 5:03 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker continued his improbable start to the season Monday, going 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Brewers.

Hazelbaker's first at-bat at Busch Stadium resulted in a triple, and he then added a sacrifice fly, single, single and a double. The 28-year-old now has 10 hits -- including a pair of homers -- over his first 19 at-bats of the season. It's a run that's not going to continue at this pace, but Hazelbaker has started three straight games in the No. 2 spot in the Cardinals' order. He needs to be owned in fantasy leagues.
Apr 11 - 7:45 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in left field and batting second Monday versus the Brewers.

It will be his third straight game in the No. 2 spot for the Cardinals. Matt Holliday is starting at first base and batting third with both Matt Adams and Brandon Moss on the bench. Milwaukee is throwing right-hander Taylor Jungmann in St. Louis' home opener.

Jeremy Hazelbaker is starting in center field for the Cardinals on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Hazelbaker picked up his first MLB hit on Tuesday with a bloop double into shallow left field. He'll bat eighth Wednesday versus Bucs right-hander Juan Nicasio with Randal Grichuk on the bench.
Apr 6 - 3:11 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from Triple-A Memphis.

He grabbed a spot by virtue of Ruben Tejada (quad) getting hurt on Thursday. That's not to say Hazelbaker didn't earn it, as he batted .304 with three homers this spring and .313/.385/.531 last year at Triple-A. It's a cool accomplishment for the 28-year-old to make the Opening Day roster despite having never played in the majors, but ultimately he's probably not going to play much or be with the big club for long.
Mar 31 - 4:23 PM

Jeremy Hazelbaker went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer Monday against the Red Sox.

He was facing the team that drafted him in the fourth round in 2009. Hazelbaker was just a .700 OPS guy in his first go in Triple-A in 2013 and in the Dodgers system in 2014, but he busted out with a .313/.385/.531 season in the Cardinals system last year. He's not going to make the Cardinals unless something weird happens, but he could be called up if an outfielder goes down. He's batting .310/.375/.552 in 29 at-bats this spring.
Mar 21 - 5:17 PM

Cardinals re-signed OF Jeremy Hazelbaker.

The 28-year-old outfielder had a terrific 2015 season between Double-A and Triple-A, slashing a combined .313/.385/.531 with 13 homers and 68 RBI. He'll continue to provide organizational outfield depth for the Cardinals and could be a candidate to make his big league debut at some point during the upcoming season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Dodgers acquired OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from the Red Sox in exchange for OF Alex Castellanos.

Hazelbaker, a fourth-round pick in the 2009 MLB Amateur Draft, batted .257/.313/.374 with 11 home runs and 37 stolen bases in 121 games this summer at the Triple-A level. His speed could get him to the majors quickly, but he's doubtful to become a major league regular.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer