Jason Michaels #4

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/215

Jason Michaels MLB Career Stats

.263 59 299 22 .742

Jason Michaels Bio

  • Full Name: Jason Drew Michaels
  • Born: 5/4/1976 in Tampa, FL
  • Draft: 1998, Philadelphia Phillies, 4th rd. (104th overall)
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Debut: April 6, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/13/2011
  • Relationship(s): grandson of John Michaels
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MLB Career Stats 2332 332 613 59 299 22 .263 .335 .742


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Oddity of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2004 Philadelphia NL

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Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2006 5 20th in AL

Jason Michaels Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2013 LF Jason Michaels elected free agency.
September 6, 2013 Syracuse Chiefs activated LF Jason Michaels from the 7-day disabled list.
April 4, 2013 Syracuse Chiefs placed LF Jason Michaels on the 7-day disabled list.
March 18, 2013 LF Jason Michaels assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
March 4, 2013 Washington Nationals signed free agent LF Jason Michaels to a minor league contract.
November 2, 2012 LF Jason Michaels elected free agency.
September 4, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs activated LF Jason Michaels from the 7-day disabled list.
June 22, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs placed LF Jason Michaels on the 7-day disabled list.
June 7, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs activated LF Jason Michaels from the restricted list.
May 24, 2012 Syracuse Chiefs placed LF Jason Michaels on the restricted list.
March 29, 2012 Washington Nationals released Jason Michaels.
March 29, 2012 LF Jason Michaels assigned to Syracuse Chiefs.
December 11, 2011 Washington Nationals signed free agent LF Jason Michaels to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 30, 2011 LF Jason Michaels elected free agency.
May 13, 2011 Houston Astros activated LF Jason Michaels from the 15-day disabled list.
May 7, 2011 sent LF Jason Michaels on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
April 26, 2011 Houston Astros placed LF Jason Michaels on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2011. Subluxation of the left shoulder.
December 14, 2009 Houston Astros signed free agent LF Jason Michaels.
November 5, 2009 LF Jason Michaels elected free agency.

Jason Drew Michaels Bio Info

Jason Drew Michaels...played collegiately at the University of Miami and Okaloosa-Walton JC...at Miami in 1997, hit team-best .411 with 50 extra-base hits, including 32 doubles, and 89 RBI...helped the Hurricanes reach Omaha...as a senior in 1998, batted .384 with 19 home runs...was inducted into the University of Miami Hall of Fame in 2009...the only 2 previous Hurricanes to play for the Nationals were Alex Cora (2011) and Kenny Kelly (2005)...graduated from Tampa (FL) Jesuit High, whose alumni include Lou Piniella, Dave Magadan and Brad Radke, among others...was drafted 3 times prior to signing with PHI in 1998: SDP (1994, 49th round), TBR (1996, 44th round), STL (1997, 15th round). 2011 In last 3 seasons with the Astros, hit just .199 while battling a left-shoulder subluxation that rendered a DL stint. 2010 The club's fourth outfielder posted a .253 (47x186) average with 14 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 26 RBI in 106 games...hit .275 (25x91) against lefthanders...made 32 starts: 18 in left field, eight in center field, four in right and two at DH... hit .283 (34x120) as a starter... signed to a one-year deal for 2010 with a club option for 2011 in December of 2009... had his 2011 club option exercised on Oct. 4... ranked among Major League leaders in multiple pinch-hitting categories, including tied for fourth in runs (8), sixth in plate appearances (58) and tied for sixth in RBI (10)... went 11x54 (.204) as a pinch-hitter... over the last three-and-a-half months of the season (after June 12), hit .285 (37x130) with six homers and 21 RBI in 69 games... doubled home the go-ahead runs as a pinch-hitter in the top of the 12th inning in a 4-3 win on July 21 at CHC... connected for his fourth career grand slam on Aug. 1 vs. MIL (LHP Zach Braddock)... the homer came as a pinch-hitter, marking his seventh career pinch home run and his second in 2010 (also, April 20 vs. FLA)... was his second career pinch-hit grand slam, also June 2, 2008 at STL (Wainwright)... is one of four active players with two career pinch-hit grand slams. 2009 Finished the season hitting .237 (32x135) with 12 doubles, four homers and 16 RBI in 102 games for Houston...started 18 games, including four in left field, 12 in center field and two in right field, and hit .274 (17x62) with nine runs scored and 12 RBI in those starts...in 65 games as a pinch-hitter, went 12x53 (.226) with five doubles, four RBI and 11 walks...ranked tied for third in the Majors with five doubles as a pinch-hitter...marked his most career at-bats and hits as a pinch-hitter...hit .385 (5x13) with eight walks in his last 21 pinch-hit appearances...posted a .619 on-base percentage in that span...walked eight times in his last 14 PH plate appearances of the season...in his last 51 games of the season after July 5, he hit .308 (20x65) with four homers, 11 RBI and 10 walks...hit .171 prior to that date...17 of his 32 hits went for extra-bases...went 2x3 with two homers and four RBI on Aug. 7 vs. MIL. 2008 Hit .224 with eight home runs and 53 RBI in 123 games with the Indians (21 games) and Pirates (102 games)...ranked third among National League pinch hitters in RBI (13) behind Atlanta's Greg Norton (17) and Philadelphia's Greg Dobbs (16)...began season with Cleveland and was their Opening Day starter in left field...made 15 appearances (11 starts) in left field and six appearances (five starts) in right field while playing with Cleveland...was designated for assignment on May 6 and acquired by Pittsburgh on May 8...his first home run with the Pirates was a pinch-hit grand slam off Adam Wainwright at STL on June 2...homered again in following at-bat on June 5 vs. HOU; a three-run shot off Brandon Backe in the 1st inning...was ejected by home plate umpire Jerry Meals after arguing called strike on June 8...tied for second on team with 15 RBI in June...hit first career walk-off home run on July 12 vs. STL; a two-run shot off Chris Perez in the bottom of the 10th inning...homered as a pinch hitter on July 26 vs. SD...was ejected by home plate umpire Paul Emmel after being called out on strikes on Sept. 13 vs. STL...hit .281 (18x64) with four home runs and 18 RBI while coming off the bench for Pittsburgh...made 25 starts in right field, 13 in left field and six in center field for the Bucs...went 9x45 (.200) with two home runs and a team-high 13 RBI as a pinch hitter. 2007 Versatile outfielder played predominantly against left-handed pitching this year, hitting .287 (39-136) off lefties w/5HR & 28RBI (.3590B%, .441SLG%)... Overall made 55 starts in LF (74G), 10 starts in RF (27G) and appeared in 1 game in centerfield ... Reached base safely in 65 of 98 games...Was 6 for 21 as a PH w/2RBI ... Hit .306 (15-49) in May w/a HR & 7RBI. .. From May 12 thru the end of the season he hit .280 (58-207) with 6 HR & 31RBI. .. Equaled his career-high by hitting in 11 straight games from June 14-28... From July 1 thru the end of the season he hit .235 (27-115) with 1J-IR & 14RBI. ..Ended the season on a high note, hitting in .313 (10-32) w/3RBI in 11 September games... Hit.299 (35-117) with runners on and .310 (13-42) with RISP-2outs. 2006 Jason contributed in his first season with Cleveland, and his first playing on an everyday basis...Was solid in the #2 spot in the order and played a consistent left field...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 103 of 122 games and hit in a career-high 11 straight games from May 20-June 2 (.362, 17-47, 3HR, 10RBI)...Had a pair of 4-hit games on April 5 at Chicago-AL and May 3 at Oakland to equal a career-high (4th time)...Hit his 2nd career grand slam on May 28 at Detroit (off Seay)...Did not HR until game 26/AB #108...Made 115 starts in left field (117 games in left), 1 start in RF and 1 start at DH...Was on the disabled list from June 16-July 3 with a sprained right ankle, which he suffered on June 15 in Yankee Stadium after running into the outfield wall...After his activation he hit .258 (65-252) with 4HR & 30 RBI in 64 games... From August 19th on he hit .284 (33-116) with 21RS & 11 RBI in 31 games...Hit .291 (55-189) with 5HR & 27RBI off LHP and .252 (77-305) off RHP with 4HR & 28RBI...Hit .244 (30-123) with RISP...Did not homer in his last 35 games (141AB)...Had a .450 slugging % vs. LHP and hit .313 (68-217) with runners on base...Hit .330 (33-100) w/2HR & 15RBI in May and .272 (131-481) batting 2nd...Hit .351 (20-57) on the first pitch, .163 (8-49) with RISP-2outs and .215 (31-144) in the 7th inning. 2005 Hit .304 (88-289) last year with the Philadelphia Phillies with 16 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers and 31 RBI in 105 games, recording career-bests in hits, doubles and walks (44)...He also scored a career-high 54 runs and recorded an on-base % of .399 as he made 62 starts in centerfield (75 games overall), 4 starts in right field (13G) and 2 starts in left field (22G)...He recorded a .990 fielding % (195TC, 2E) in 91 games/68GS in the outfield while his 8 assists ranked tied for 10th among all NL outfielders...Reached base safely in his first 7 games of the season (8 H, 6 BB) and, overall, in 59 or his 68 starts...Set a career high with 5 RBI, May 28 at ATL...On Sept. 2 at Washington, tied career highs in doubles (2) and runs (3) and tied his season high in hits (3); 4th time in 2005...Finished the season with 36 pinch-hits in his career, 9th-highest total in Phillies history...The right-handed hitting Michaels hit .323 (42-130) off left-handed pitching in 2005 and recorded the 6th highest on-base % (.438) and 6th most walks (29) among National League hitters vs. LHP...Michaels hit .336 (45-134) batting in the #2 slot in the batting order and hit .356 (37-104) after the 6th inning...He hit .316 (36-114) in the 2nd half of the season as he hit over .300 in 3 of the season's 6 months...In his career vs. left-handed pitching Michaels is a .310 (103-332) hitter with a .408 on-base %. 2004 Reached career highs in nearly every offensive category: games (115), at-bats (299), runs (44), hits (82), HR (10), RBI (40) and walks (42)...Began season as back-up outfielder, but played nearly every day from mid-June through remainder of season...Made 69 starts: 5 through the team's first 66 games (7.5%) and 64 through the remaining 96 games (67%)...Made 40 starts in CF, 23 in LF and 5 in RF (made 24 total starts in previous 2 seasons)...Hit .171 (6-35) through 6/12, then .288 (76-264) for remainder of season...Was ejected for 1st time in ML career, 5/6 vs STL, for arguing a called 3rd strike...Hit in a career-best 10 straight games, 8/27-9/6 (.385, 15- 39, 3 HR, 7 RBI)...Slugged 2 HR, 9/3 vs NYM; 1st career multi-HR game...Had a career-high 4 hits twice, 9/10 at NYM and 9/15 at CIN...Tied career high with 4 RBI, 9/10 at NYM. 2003 Began season on 15-day DL with a left oblique muscle strain ... Made 4 rehab appearances with Clearwater (A) before being activated, 4/14 ... Set career highs in nearly every offensive category ... Started 14 games: 6 in RF, 5 in LF and 3 in CF ...Tied his career-high 3 hits, 4/22 vs COL, his 2nd start of the season (CF) ... Hit 2 pinch-HR, tied for 3rd-most in NL (2nd and 3rd of ML career) - 6/13 at CIN, Phillies lone run in 15-1 loss to Reds and 9/4 vs NYM, in a 6-5 Phils win ... Hit game-winning, 3-run HR in top of 17th inning, 6/27 at BAL ... Scored game-winning run in 9th on 2 occasions 6/19 vs ATL and 7/1 vs CHI ... Slugged 1st career grand slam and had career-best 4 RBI, 9/9 at ATL, in 18-5 rout of Braves ... Hit .256 (10-39) as pinch-hitter, 2 HR, 4 RBI ... Posted .382 avg vs LHP. 2002 Began season with Scranton (AAA)...Recalled on 4/13 (Dave Hollins on DL), after 9 games at triple-A...Singled in 1st ML at-bat of season, 4/13 vs CIN (Gabe White)...Hit 1st ML home run (Kip Wells) in 1st ML start (CF), 4/21 at PIT...Also got 1st ML outfield assist when he threw Adrian Brown out at the plate in the 3rd inning...Had a career-high 3 hits and 3 runs, 5/5 vs COL...Came in defensively at 3rd base, 5/13 at HOU; 1st and only time in pro career that he played any infield position...Drove in game-winning run with a pinch-hit RBI single in the 9th inning, 6/19 vs CWS, for a walk-off win...Hit 1st ML pinch-hit HR, 6/26 at FLA...15 of his 28 hits went for extra bases...Despite playing part-time, finished tied for 5th among NL rookies in doubles (10), tied for 6th in triples (3) and 7th in extra-base hits (15)...Was hitting .313 as late as 7/31, had just 25 at-bats the remainder of season...Got the final hit at Cinergy Field, an infield single, 9/22 at CIN in the 9th inning...Made 11 starts; 6 in CF, 4 in RF and 1 as DH...Played winter ball for Carolina, PR. 2001 Began season with Scranton...Reached professional highs in HR (17) and RBI (69)...Made one start at Scranton prior to recall to Phillies, 4/6...Made ML debut, 4/6 vs. Chicago-NL, as a pinch-hitter (struck out vs. Todd Van Poppel)...Made only appearance in the field, 4/7 vs. Chicago-NL, as a defensive replacement in left field...Got 1st ML hit and RBI during pinch-hit appearance, 4/13 at ATL (Mike Remlinger)...Optioned back to Scranton, 4/21...On DL, 5/1-5/10, with a right oblique strain...Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 6/4-10 (.387, 12-31, 1 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB)...Slugged 2 HR, 6/6 vs. Louisville...Had a season-high 4 RBI, 3 times...Batted .300 (30-100) with 8 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 23 R, 11 BB, 1 SB in 30 games in Arizona Fall League. 2000 Spent entire season with Reading (AA)...Tied for team lead in hitting (.295 - Johnny Estrada)...Led team with 30 doubles...Hit .360 (54-150) vs. lefties...Had 4-RBI game, 6/3 at Bowie...Reached base safely in 12 straight games, 6/12-25, .356 (16-45) with 4 HR, 12 RBI...Slugged 2 HR, 6/29 at Erie. 1999 Spent entire season at Clearwater...Ranked 7th in Florida State League in hitting (.305), tied for 4th in runs (91) and 5th in on-base % (.396)...Tallied 38 multi-hit games...Reached base safely in 22 consecutive games, 6/10-7/8...Shut down on 7/18 with right shoulder inflammation...Returned to lineup on 8/3 and DH'd for rest of season...Collected 4 hits in a game, 4 times. 1998 Selected by Phillies in 4th round of June draft...Had two 2-HR games and a 5-RBI game, all in August...Tied for 3rd in New York-Penn League in HR (11), 5th in RBI (49) and 2nd in HR/AB ratio (1/21.36).