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John Jaso
Birthdate: 9/19/1983 (33 y, 6 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/205     Position: C/DH
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 1, Overall: 338, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $8M / 2 Years (2016 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Jaso is starting at third base against the Rays on Tuesday, the first start at the position of his professional career, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. (3/21/2017)
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Profile: Jaso is one of those players who possesses an unfortunate combination of merely decent hitting skills and no natural position. He used to be a catcher, but concussions pushed him to a safer realm - namely first base. Unfortunately, his moderate average, high on-base percentage, and low power profile isn't a classic fit at first base, and it especially doesn't work well in this age of almighty power. The Pirates have a lot of weird corner infield depth to juggle in 2017. It'll be interesting to see how Jaso fits into the puzzle. He'd work better on an American League club where he could take 250 plate appearances split between first base and designated hitter. Perhaps a trade awaits. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Can you read John Jaso's name without answering "Jingleheimerschmidt?" Ha! Now it's in your head. John Jaso Jingheimerschmidt, his name is my name too...

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