Paul DeJong

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Full Name Paul DeJong
Age 26 Years Old
Nick Name Paul DeJong
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date August 02, 1993
Birth Place Orlando,Florida
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Paul Sterling DeJong is an American professional baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his major league debut on May 28, 2017. A native of Orlando, Florida, the Cardinals selected DeJong in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB draft after he attended and played college baseball at Illinois State University (ISU). In 2017, his rookie season, he led National League (NL) shortstops in home runs with 25.

DeJong's 3 homers lead Cardinals over Pirates

Paul DeJong hit a career-high three home runs, including one during a nine-run second inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals walloped the Pittsburgh Pirates 14-8 on Wednesday night. DeJong, Andrew Knizner and Paul Goldschmidt each hit two-run homers in the second while the Cardinals batted around against starter Jordan Lyles (5-7). St. Louis also had five doubles for a total of eight extra-base hits in the inning, tying a major league record. Goldschmidt started the second by reaching on an error and came around on DeJong’s homer to left-center. After back-to-back doubles, Knizner hit his first career home run. A walk and a double scored another before Goldschmidt smashed an estimated 437-foot home run to the second deck in left to chase Lyles.

DeJong also doubled in the second, connected for a two-run homer in the fourth and hit a solo shot in the eighth. He finished 4-for-4 with five RBIs and four runs. The 25-year-old is the youngest Cardinals hitter with a three-homer game since 24-year-old Albert Pujols in 2004, MLB.com said.

Famous For

  • American professional baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB)

Early Life of paul DeJong

Paul Dejong was born on August 2, 1993, in Orlando, Florida before moving to Antioch, Illinois. He was raised by his father Keith DeJong and his mother Andrea and holds American Nationality. Regarding his education, DeJong attended Antioch Community High School in 2011 and graduated from Illinois State University where he played college baseball for the Red Birds.

Body Measurements of Paul DeJong

How tall is Paul DeJong?

Professional American Baseball player has an athletic body with a charming personality and he stands the height of 6 ft and a weight of 90 kg. Therefore, He has a healthy body with a smiling face that attracts lots of fans. Regarding his body measurement, it is unknown and will be updated soon.

Career of Paul DeJong

  • DeJong started playing baseball for the Redbirds while he was at Illinois State University.
  •  In 2014, he played second base, third base, and catcher, batting .349 with nine home runs and 48 runs batted in (RBIs).
  • After the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates chose DeJong in the 38th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft as a catcher. He did not sign with the Pirates and instead returned to Illinois State
  • In 2015, He was named All-Missouri Valley Conference first team as a utility player. He also earned Academic All-District honors for District 5.
  • He finished the 2016 season batting .260 with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs in 132 games. After the season, the Cardinals assigned DeJong to the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League (AFL).
  • DeJong signed with the Cardinals in 2017 for $200,000 and made his professional debut with the Johnson City Cardinals of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.
  • After ten games, he was promoted to the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League.
  • To begin the 2017 season, the Cardinals assigned DeJong with the Memphis Redbirds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL).
  • The Cardinals promoted DeJong to the major leagues on May 28, 2017, as they moved the second baseman Kolten Wong to the disabled list (DL).
  • DeJong made his major league debut on May 28, 2017, at Coors Field versus the Colorado Rockies.
  • On July 8, DeJong set both a Cardinals shortstop and a number eight hitter record with four extra-base hits in one game, including three doubles and one home run against New York Mets.
  • DeJong set a rookie record for extra-base hits in a three-game series with seven.
  • DeJong was named the National League (NL) Rookie of the Month. He was the first Cardinals' player to win the award since Wong on May 2014.
  • He placed second in the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year balloting behind Cody Bellinger.
  • On March 5, 2018, DeJong agreed to a six-year contract extension with St. Louis through the 2023 season worth a guaranteed total of $26 million
  • DeJong returned in 2018 as the Cardinals' starting shortstop.
  • He was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on May 18 with a fractured left hand caused by being hit which required surgery.
  • DeJong was selected to represent the Cardinals at the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Professional Life of Paul DeJong

Who is Paul DeJong dating?

American Professional Baseball player Paul DeJong is unmarried neither is in a relationship as there are no rumors or news of him dating anyone. Therefore, we can say he is single and currently focusing on his career.

Birthday of Paul DeJong

Paul DeJong celebrates his birthday on the 2nd of August.

Net Worth of Paul DeJong

On March 5, 2018, DeJong agreed to a six-year contract extension with St. Louis through the 2023 season worth a guaranteed total of $26 million. Baseball is the main source of his wealth but the exact Net worth of Paul Dejong is still under evaluation. 

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