Johnny Field

Johnny Field
Field with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018
Minnesota Twins – No. 51
Outfielder
Born: (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992
Las Vegas, Nevada
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 2018, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through July 12, 2018)
Batting average .207
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 15
Teams

John David Field (born February 20, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Amateur career

Field attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended the University of Arizona and played college baseball for the Arizona Wildcats[1] from 2011 to 2013. Over 172 games, he batted .343 with a .431 on-base percentage, a .518 slugging percentage, and 11 home runs. He was a member of Arizona's College World Series championship team in 2012.[1]

Professional career

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Field in the fifth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[2] He signed with the Rays and made his professional debut with the Hudson Valley Renegades and spent the whole season there, batting .252 with two home runs and 24 RBIs in 60 games. In 2014, he played for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Charlotte Stone Crabs, slashing .300/.376/.488 with 12 home runs, 58 RBIs, and 23 stolen bases in 122 total games between the two teams, and was named the Rays Minor League Player of the Year.[3] Field played for the Montgomery Biscuits in 2015,[1] batting .255 with 14 home runs and 66 RBIs in 116 games, and for the Biscuits and Durham Bulls in 2016, compiling a .273 batting average with 12 home runs and 56 RBIs in 114 games. Field spent 2017 with Durham where he hit .261/.303/.425 with 12 home runs and 57 RBIs in 111 games.[4]

The Rays promoted Field to the major leagues on April 12, 2018.[5] He had his first hit, a double, against Yacksel Rios of the Philadelphia Phillies. Field was optioned to the Triple-A Durham Bulls on July 10, 2018. The Rays designated Field for assignment on July 20, 2018.

Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians claimed Field off waivers from the Rays on July 24, 2018. Field was designated for assignment by the Indians on July 31, 2018.

Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins claimed Field off waivers from the Indians on August 3, 2018.

References

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