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JD Closser MLB Career Stats

.239 10 48 1 .687

JD Closser Bio

  • Full Name: JD Closser
  • Born: 1/15/1980 in Beech Grove, IN
  • Draft: 1998, Arizona Diamondbacks, 5th rd. (163rd overall)
  • High School: Alexandria Monroe, Alexandria, IN
  • Debut: June 30, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/1/2006
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MLB Career Stats 447 46 107 10 48 1 .239 .320 .687


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PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/07/2006 Colorado Springs PCL

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Tulsa TEX

JD Closser Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 16, 2011 Albuquerque Isotopes released C JD Closser.
April 16, 2011 C JD Closser assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Ogden Raptors.
April 14, 2011 JD Closser assigned to Ogden Raptors from Albuquerque Isotopes.
January 26, 2011 Los Angeles Dodgers invited non-roster C JD Closser to spring training.
July 30, 2010 JD Closser roster status changed by Albuquerque Isotopes.
July 23, 2010 Albuquerque Isotopes placed C JD Closser on the 7-day disabled list. sprained right ankle
April 5, 2010 C JD Closser assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Los Angeles Dodgers.
February 8, 2010 Los Angeles Dodgers signed free agent C JD Closser to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009 C JD Closser elected free agency.
June 15, 2009 C JD Closser assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes from Chattanooga Lookouts.

JD Closser Bio Info

Jeffrey D. Closser...resides in Garner, North Carolina with wife, Holley, and daughters Isabelle and Callie McKenna...attended Alexandria Monroe (IN) High School, where he was named 1998 Mr. Baseball by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association...selected by Arizona in the fifth round of the June 1998 First-Year Player Draft...signed by Diamondbacks' scout Scott Jaster. 2010 Spent the season with Triple-A Albuquerque, hitting .268 with three home runs and 27 RBI in 92 games ... appeared in 46 games at catcher, 31 at first base, 11 at third base and three as an outfielder ... Batted .320 (33-for-103) with eight doubles and 14 RBI in 35 games after the All-Star break ... Heated up during the summer months, batting .292 (14-for-48) in 21 June games, .290 (9-for-31) in 13 July games and .321 (26-for-81) in 26 August games ... Hit .293 (56-for-191) in 72 night games, but just .190 (12-for-63) in 20 day games ... Batted .295 (36-for-122) in 45 home games at Isotopes Park, while hitting just .242 (32-for-132) in 47 road contests ... Hit .250 (16-for-64) as a right-handed hitter and .274 (52-for-190) as a left-hander. 2009 Hit a combined .274 with three home runs and 43 RBI for Triple-A Albuquerque and Double-A Chattanooga...In 69 games for Albuquerque, hit .295 (65-for-220) with two home runs and 31 RBI after his June 15 promotion...batted .323 (42-for-130) in 39 home games...Batted .324 (44-for-136) against right-handed pitching, while hitting just .250 (21-for-84) against lefties for Isotopes...For Chattanooga, batted .228 (23-for-101) with one home run and 12 RBI in 30 games...Hit well with two outs for the Lookouts, batting .333 (6-for-18) with runners on and .385 (5-for-13) with runners in scoring position 2006 Spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he batted .298 with 8 HR and 30 RBI in 70 games...Also had a pair of stints with Colorado, batting .196 with 2 HR and 11 RBI in 32 games...Made 27 starts for the Rockies, all at catcher...Was recalled for the first time on 5/26 when Danny Ardoin went on the disabled list.....was optioned back to Colorado Springs on 6/30 before returning to the Rockies on 9/4 for the remainder of the season...Threw out 6 of 23 runners attempting to steal (26.1%)...Hit his second career pinch-hit homer on 6/17 at St. Louis with a solo shot off Jason Isringhausen. 2005 Spent his first full season in the majors and batted .219 with 7 HR and 27 RBI in 92 games with Colorado...Made 64 starts, all at catcher...Was the Rockies' Opening Day catcher.....became the first National League rookie catcher to start an opener since Pittsburgh's Jason Kendall in 1996...Committed 8 errors, tied for the highest total among National League catchers...Threw out 7 of 53 runners attempting to steal (13.2%)...Tied a career high with 3 RBI on 7/5 vs. Los Angeles-NL. 2004 Spent most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he batted .299 with 7 HR and 54 RBI in 83 games...Produced 5 hits on 4/15 at Memphis, going 5-for-6 with 3R, 2 doubles and 3 RBI...From 6/25-7/20 recorded a 12-game hitting streak for Colorado Springs (16-46, .348, 3hr, 8rbi)...Was recalled by Colorado on 6/29...Made his Major League debut on 6/30 vs. Milwaukee, going 1-for-4.....his first hit was a single off Ben Sheets...Was optioned back to Colorado Springs following the game but returned to the Rockies on 8/10 for the rest of the season...Batted .319 with 1 HR and 10 RBI in 36 games with Colorado.....made 29 starts, all at catcher...Batted .386 (17-for-44) in August, the highest of any Major League rookie (min. 25ab)...Collected a career-high 3 hits on 8/13 at Pittsburgh, going 3-for-5 with his first double and his first 2 RBI...From 8/17-8/26 recorded a career-high 7-game hitting streak (10-22, .455, 1rbi)...Belted his first Major League home run with a 2-run shot off Dennis Tankersley on 9/4 at San Diego.....had a career-high 3 RBI in that contest...Threw out 5 of 23 runners attempting to steal (21.7%). 2003 Batted .283 with 13 HR and 54 RBI in 118 games at Double-A Tulsa...Named to the Texas League Postseason All-Star Team...Threw out 33% of attempted basestealers (38-for-115), the fifth-best mark in the league...Established a Tulsa team record as he recorded at least 1 RBI in 10 consecutive games from 5/31-6/13 (17rbi)...Named Topps Texas League Player of the Month for June, batting .389 with 4 HR and 22 RBI in 20 games...Also named the league's Batter of the Week for 6/2-6/8...His most memorable game of the season came on 6/4 vs. El Paso when he belted a 3-run walkoff homer in the 13th inning to lead Tulsa to a 6-3 victory.....married his wife, Holley, later that afternoon...Homered in 3 straight games from 8/23-8/25...Following the season played in the Dominican Winter League. 2002 Was traded to Colorado, along with OF Jack Cust, in exchange for LHP Mike Myers on 1/7...Batted .283 with 13 HR and 62 RBI in 95 games at Double-A Carolina...Was a Southern League All-Star...Produced three 4-hit performances: 7/17 vs. Tennessee, 8/1 at West Tenn and 8/7 at Tennessee...Following his third 4-hit effort batted just .131 (8-for-61) the rest of the year, lowering his average from .319...Following the season played for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League. 2001 Batted .319 with 1 HR and 10 RBI in 36 games with Colorado.....made 29 starts, all at catcher ...Batted .386 (17-for-44) in August, the highest of any Major League rookie (min. 25ab)...Collected a career-high 3 hits on 8/13 at Pittsburgh, going Batted .291 with 21 HR and 87 RBI in 128 games at Class-A Lancaster...Was a California League All-Star...Ranked among Diamondbacks minor-league leaders in RBI (4th) and home runs (T4th) ...Twice recorded a season-high 5 RBI: 4/20 vs. Visalia and 9/2 vs. San Bernardino.....also had a pair of 4-RBI efforts: 4/5 vs. San Jose and 5/13 vs. Mudville...Homered in 3 straight games from 7/6-7/10...From 7/17-8/1 recorded a season-high 13-game hitting streak (18-52, .346, 2hr, 12rbi)...Enjoyed the best game of his professional career on 8/9 vs. Rancho Cucamonga, going 5-for-5 with 3R, a triple, home run and 3 RBI...Following the season played for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. 2000 Spent the season at Class-A South Bend, batting .224 with 8 HR and 37 RBI in 101 games. 1999 Batted a combined .292 with 13 HR and 81 RBI in 128 games between Class-A South Bend and Rookie Missoula...Began the season at South Bend, where he batted .241 with 3 HR and 27 RBI in 52 games...Was transferred to Missoula in mid-June and batted .324 with 10 HR and 54 RBI in 76 games...Was named to Topps Class-A Short Season/Rookie League and Pioneer League postseason All-Star teams...ed the Pioneer League in on-base percentage (.458) and walks (71) and ranked among the leaders in runs (2nd, 73), doubles (4th, 22) and extra-base hits (5th, 32). 1998 Spent most of the year with Tucson (R), where he had a team-best 47 hits, 13 doubles, 37 walks, 4 homers and 21 RBI...his walks and .453 on-base percentage ranked 3rd in the Arizona League.