Josh Vitters

Josh Vitters #5

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/200

Josh Vitters MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.121 2 5 2 .395

Josh Vitters Bio

  • Full Name: Joshua Warren Vitters
  • Born: 8/27/1989 in Anaheim, CA
  • Draft: 2007, Chicago Cubs, 1st rd. (3rd overall)
  • High School: Cypress, CA
  • Debut: August 5, 2012
  • Last Game: 10/3/2012
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 99 7 12 2 5 2 .121 .193 .395

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Josh Vitters Stats

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Josh Vitters Advanced Stats

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Josh Vitters Statcast Events

Awards

Josh Vitters Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2009 Mesa AFL
2011 Mesa AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2009 Mesa AFL
2010 Mesa AFL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Chi Cubs NL

Baseball America Short-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Boise NOR

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Iowa PCL

Topps Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

MID Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/25/2009 Peoria MID

MID Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Peoria MID

NWL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Boise NOR

Josh Vitters Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 31, 2015 Albuquerque Isotopes released LF Josh Vitters.
March 18, 2015 LF Josh Vitters roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.
February 7, 2015 LF Josh Vitters assigned to Albuquerque Isotopes.
February 1, 2015 Colorado Rockies signed free agent LF Josh Vitters to a minor league contract.
October 31, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent Josh Vitters outright to Iowa Cubs.
September 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs recalled LF Josh Vitters from Iowa Cubs.
September 20, 2014 Iowa Cubs activated LF Josh Vitters from the 7-day disabled list.
August 21, 2014 Iowa Cubs placed LF Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list.
June 5, 2014 Iowa Cubs activated LF Josh Vitters from the 7-day disabled list.
May 27, 2014 Iowa Cubs placed OF Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 24, 2014. broken big toe on left foot
March 18, 2014 Chicago Cubs optioned OF Josh Vitters to Iowa Cubs.
September 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs recalled Josh Vitters from Iowa Cubs.
August 16, 2013 Josh Vitters roster status changed by Iowa Cubs.
August 12, 2013 Iowa Cubs activated 3B Josh Vitters from the 7-day disabled list.
July 26, 2013 Iowa Cubs placed 3B Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list.
July 19, 2013 Iowa Cubs activated 3B Josh Vitters from the 7-day disabled list.
July 11, 2013 sent 3B Josh Vitters on a rehab assignment to AZL Cubs.
May 28, 2013 Iowa Cubs placed 3B Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 26, 2013.
April 30, 2013 Iowa Cubs activated 3B Josh Vitters from the 7-day disabled list.
April 12, 2013 Iowa Cubs placed 3B Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to April 9, 2013.
April 12, 2013 Josh Vitters roster status changed by Iowa Cubs.
March 16, 2013 Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Josh Vitters to Iowa Cubs.
August 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Josh Vitters from Iowa Cubs.
March 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Josh Vitters to Iowa Cubs.
November 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Josh Vitters from Tennessee Smokies.
January 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs invited non-roster 3B Josh Vitters to spring training.
September 19, 2010 Josh Vitters roster status changed by Tennessee Smokies.
July 26, 2010 Tennessee Smokies placed 3B Josh Vitters on the 7-day disabled list. broken left hand.
May 7, 2010 3B Josh Vitters assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Daytona Cubs.
January 13, 2010 Chicago Cubs invited non-roster 3B Josh Vitters to spring training.
June 30, 2009 Josh Vitters assigned to Daytona Cubs from Peoria Chiefs.

Joshua Warren Vitters Bio Info

Josh, who made his major league debut with Chicago in 2012 (36 games), is in his eighth professional season after being selected by the Cubs in the first round (third overall) of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft... Owns a .282 batting average (582-for-2,063) with 132 doubles, nine triples, 69 homers and 309 RBI in 562 career minor league contests... Named a Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star in 2012... Recognized as the ninth-best prospect in the Cubs organization heading into the 2012 season by Baseball America … was tabbed by the publication as the Cubs third-best prospect entering 2010 and the top prospect heading into the 2008 and 2009 seasons... Was the top-ranked position player out of high school by Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus in 2007... Among all draft-eligible high school players, selected by Baseball America as the best pure hitter in the 2007 draft … was also rated as the second-best power hitter and having the second-best strike-zone judgment... Graduated from Cypress High School (Calif.) in 2007 … was named the 2007 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in California... His brother, Christian, was drafted by Oakland in the 10th round of the 2006 draft... Participated in the 2012 Cubs Caravan.

2013

Injuries limited Josh to just 28 games with Triple-A Iowa ... hit .295 (26-for-88) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI while 11 walks contributed to a .380 on-base percentage... Was on Iowa's disabled list, April 9-30, with a back strain and May 26-July 19 with a right oblique strain ... missed the final two months of the season with a right hamstring strain... Had a brief, five-game rehab stint with Rookie League Mesa, July 11-18... Batted .387 (12-for-31) with three doubles and two home runs against left-handed pitching ... hit .246 (14-for-57) with one double and three homers off righthanders... Posted a .292 average (7-for-24) with runners in scoring position... Missed most of Spring Training with an injured left quad.

2012 Josh began the season with Triple-A Iowa and was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team before making his major league debut when he was recalled by Chicago, August 5...In 36 games with the Cubs, he batted .121 (12-for-99) with two doubles, two home runs, five RBI and two stolen bases. ...Made his major league debut, August 5 in Los Angeles (N.L.) and flew out to left field as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. ...Delivered a pinch-hit two-run double in San Diego, August 7, off Brad Boxberger for his first career major league hit and RBI. ...Stole his first career base, August 13 vs. Houston. ...Hit his first career home run, August 20 in Milwaukee, off Mark Rogers ... was a solo shot in the fifth inning. ...Hit his second homer, September 9 in Pittsburgh, a solo shot in the fourth inning. ...Reached base three times in the regular season finale, October 3 vs. Houston ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored while recording his first career multi-walk effort. ...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa, hitting .304 (126-for-415) with 32 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 68 RBI. ...While with Iowa, batted .331 (45-for-136) off left-handed pitching. ...Raised his batting average in each of the first three months of the Triple-A season ... hit .261 (18-for-69) in April, .284 (31-for-109) in May and .324 (35-for-108) in June. ...Boasted a 16-game hitting streak from June 29-July 17 ... batted .359 (23-for-64) during the stretch. ...Had a .356 on-base percentage and a .513 slugging percentage, good for an .869 OPS. ...Hit .299 (40-for-134) to go along with three home runs and 50 RBI with runners in scoring position at Iowa. 2011 Josh batted .283 (127-for-449) with 28 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 81 RBI in 129 games with Tennessee, his first full season at Double-A...Saw action in 100 games at third base, 32 games at first base and three games at designated hitter...Ranked fourth in the Southern League with eight sacrifice flies and eighth with 81 RBI and 129 games played...Posted a .333 batting average (47-for-141), six homers and 69 RBI with runners in scoring position...Recorded a season-best .324 batting average (33-for-102) with two homers and 27 RBI in 28 August contests...Hit safely in 21 of 24 games with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League...batted .360 (26-for-100) with six doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI...Tallied a .378 batting average (17-for-45) with four walks, three doubles, five RBI and four runs scored during an 11-game hitting streak, October 6-25...Named to the AFL Top Prospects Team as a designated hitter...Played in 15 Spring Training games for Chicago and hit .259 (7-for-27) with two doubles and two RBI. 2010 Josh began the year with Single-A Daytona, hitting .291 in 28 games to earn a promotion to Double-A Tennessee ... all told, hit .247 with 20 doubles, 10 homers and 39 RBI in 91 games between the two clubs...Ended his time with Daytona on a high note, hitting safely in his final eight games, posting a .400 average (12-for-30)...Promoted to Tennessee, May 7, but had a slow start ... hit .234 (15-for- 64) in 20 May contests...Suffered a fractured finger on his left hand, July 25 at Mississippi ... was placed on the minor league disabled list, July 27 through the end of the season...Played 20 games for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League ... batted .253 (21-for-83) with six doubles, two homers and 13 RBI. 2009 Josh combined to hit .284 (130-for-458) with 19 doubles, 18 homers and 68 RBI in a career-high 120 games between Single- A Peoria and Single-A Daytona...Hit .316 (85-for-269) with 12 doubles, 15 homers and 46 RBI in 70 games with Peoria before he was promoted to Daytona, June 30 ... he remained with the D-Cubs the rest of the season...Named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team...Batted .338 (23-for-68) off southpaws compared to a .308 average (62- for-201) against right-handers...Boasted a monthly-best .386 average (44-for-114) with 27 RBI in 29 May contests...Collected five-straight three-hit affairs, May 14-19, hitting .682 (15-for- 22) during the run...Named League's Offensive Player of the Week for May 18-24, hitting .367 (11-for-30) with seven runs, one double, five homers, 11 RBI and a .900 slugging percentage...Hit at a .321 clip (42-for-131) with 38 RBI with runners on with the Chiefs...Went 45-for-189 (.238) after his June 30 promotion to Daytona (50 games)...Hit safely in 14 of 16 games with the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League ... batted .353 (24-for-68) with four doubles and eight RBI ... finished the run with a 12-game hitting streak, October 21-November 19. 2008 Spent a majority of the season with Single-A Boise, hitting .328 (85-for-259) with a Northwest League-leading 25 doubles, five homers and 37 RBI in 61 games ... was a unanimous NWL All-Star Selection and started the All-Star Game at third base...Ranked second with 32 extra-base hits, third with 85 hits and fourth with a .328 batting average and .498 slugging percentage...Recorded a 25-game hitting streak, July 12-August 19, the longest in short-season baseball that year ... also had a 15-game streak, June 18- July 3 ... all told hit safely in 51 of his 60 games...Opened the season with Peoria, batting .214 (3-for-14) with three doubles and a RBI in four games before joining Boise May 3...Named Baseball America's top prospect in the Northwest League at season's end. 2007 Appeared in 14 games with the Rookie-League Cubs and Single-A Boise...Made his professional debut August 21 with Mesa, going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly...Went just 2-for-30 (.067) in seven games with Mesa before his August 29 transfer to Boise...In seven contests with the Hawks, produced a .190 average (4-for-21) with two walks, two runs and a RBI...Named the Cubs top prospect following the season by Baseball America.