Jeremy Slayden
19
2002-2005
Rightfielder
6-0, 185
B-L/T-R
Murfreesboro, TN
(Oakland)

Power-hitting outfielder who emerged as a major force in the middle of the Tech lineup as a freshman....Earned freshman All-America honors in 2002....Set a Tech freshman record with 18 home runs....Has very good power to all fields and shows a very good eye at the plate.

2009: Non-Roster Invitee to Major League Spring Training with Philadelphia Phillies....went 5-for-10 with a home run and two RBI in four Spring Training games against Major League opponents and also homered in exhibition game against Team Canada before being reassigned to minor league camp....Assigned to Class AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs and placed on disabled list (back spasms) to begin regular season....played in 38 games before being reassigned to Class AA Reading....retired 8/7.

2008: Promoted to Class AA Reading Phillies (Eastern League)....compiled 18-game hitting streak 6/23 to 7/12....played for the South in the Eastern League All-Star Game 7/16 at Manchester, N.H....also played for American Division champion Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League.

2007: Assigned to Class A Clearwater Threshers and helped team to Florida State League championship....went 3-for-4 with a double, a three-run homer, and five RBI 5/5 vs. Brevard County....overall, hit safely in 12 straight games 4/23 to 5/9 going 20-for-42 (.476) with three home runs....won the Florida State League All-Star Home Run Derby 6/15 at Daytona (story)....placed on disabled list in late June....returned to Clearwater lineup 7/13....shook a three-game 0-for-11 slump to post a 10-game hitting streak (16-for-38) climaxed by game-tying ninth-inning grand slam 8/6 at Vero Beach....went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in game one of twinbill 9/1 vs. Lakeland.

2006: Joined Class A Lakewood BlueClaws 4/26....went 3-for-8 with an RBI double during 17-inning suspended game vs. Hagerstown in South Atlantic League debut....when game resumed 5/7, walked to lead off 22nd inning and later scored to conclude the longest game in SAL history....named Phillies' Minor League Player of the Month for July after batting .302 with four homers and 28 RBI in 27 games....tied Lakewood single-game record with four doubles vs. Delmarva 8/21....also established franchise record with league-leading 44 doubles for the season....finished second in SAL batting race with .310 average while tying for 10th in circuit with 81 RBI.

2005: Second-team all-ACC selection....Compiled 16-game hitting streak 3/4 to 4/2....Hit two home runs while driving in a career-best six runs vs. Georgia Southern 3/9....named ACC Player of the Week as well as NCWBA National Hitter of the Week for March 7-13 after hitting .786 (11-for-14) with four home runs and 17 RBI, a 1.714 slugging percentage and a .850 on base percentage for the week....Hot streak included 4-for-4 effort with two home runs and a then career-high six RBI against William & Mary (3/8); 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against Georgia Southern (3/9); and 3-for-3 with a home run and new career-high eight RBI vs. Wake Forest (3/12)....homered twice in 3/27 victory at Miami....went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI 5/7 vs. Florida Atlantic....underwent minor procedure to remove a cyst from the bottom of his right foot 5/11....selected in 8th round of June Draft by Philadelphia Phillies....signed professional contract 6/25 ($95,000 bonus)....assigned to Class A Batavia Muckdogs (New York-Penn League)....belted two homers 8/21 at Mahoning Valley.

2004: Played in just nine games, all in February, before being sidelined by season-ending shoulder injury....went 4-for-6 with three RBI vs. Villanova 2/21....hit only home run of season vs. Oklahoma 2/29....received medical redshirt....18th round selection of the Oakland Athletics in June draft.

2003: Second-team pre-season All-America selection by Baseball America....went 6-for-6 including two doubles and a home run to set an ACC Tournament single-game record for hits 5/24 vs. Duke....selected to ACC All-Tournament team....again played for Falmouth Commodores of Cape Cod League....ranked No. 18 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Baseball America.

2002: First-team freshman All-America selection by Baseball America....only Tech player to appear in every game during season....broke Tech freshman record for home runs previously held by Frank Bolick....hit first collegiate home run 2/10 at Georgia Southern....drove in season-high four runs on four separate occasions (3/3 vs. Georgia State, 4/13 at Maryland, 5/12 vs. Miami, 6/7 vs. Florida 4/13....went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs in Tech victory 3/29 at N.C. State....had three outfield assists during Miami series 5/10-5/12....went 3-for-3 with four RBI in victory over Miami 5/12....named to All-Tournament team for NCAA Atlanta Regional....invited to USA National Team tryouts....played for Falmouth Commodores of Cape Cod Baseball League during summer....named No. 14 prospect at Cape Cod by Baseball America.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Mack Hawks at Oakland High School....A three-time all-state selection....Named the 2001 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Tennessee....Set Oakland single season school records with 13 home runs and 60 RBI....Finished his high school career with 37 home runs, second all-time in the state of Tennessee behind only Todd Helton (38)....Led Oakland to state championships in 2000 and 2001....Honor Roll student....Rated as the No. 58 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America....A 20th round draft pick of the San Diego Padres.

Personal: Jeremy Chad Slayden....Born July 28, 1982 in Paducah, Ky.....Son of Gary and Suzan Slayden....Father Gary played baseball at Murray State from 1980-84....Majoring in Management.

 Year     AVG   GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
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 2002    .348   68-65   256  74  89  15   1  18  66  39  51   4-5    .991
 2003    .294   62-59   218  44  64  18   4   8  40  26  54   2-5    .991
 2004    .286    9-9     35   7  10   1   0   1   8   4   8   0-0   1.000
 2005    .352   52-49   199  51  70   9   0  13  57  24  47   1-2   1.000  
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 Career  .329  191-182  708 176 233  43   5  40 171  93 160   7-12  


 Professional Career
 Pro Career             AVG   G   AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB-ATT   
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 2005  Batavia         .268  54  194  35  52  11   0   9  36  28  45   1-1  
 2006  Lakewood        .310 107  400  65 124  44   3  10  81  41  89   5-5
 2007  Clearwater      .287 118  432  71 124  24   4  14  73  60  96   7-8
 2008  Reading         .298 131  483  72 144  33   2  17  81  54 105   2-8
       Mesa Solar Sox  .286  26  105  19  30   9   1   3  27   5  27   1-1
 2009  Lehigh Valley   .229  38  118  11  27   8   0   4  12  10  29   0-0
       Reading         .281  46  139  23  39   7   0   9  30  20  33   0-1