Hester with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
September 14, 1983 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 28, 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through 2013 season)
|Runs batted in||15|
John Graves Hester (born September 14, 1983) is a professional baseball catcher in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. On August 28, 2009 on his major league debut, he hit a two-run homer in his first Major League at-bat in a game against the Houston Astros.
Major League Career
Hester was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2005 MLB Draft but did not sign a professional contract.Later he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round (387th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft.
He was called up to the majors on August 28, 2009 from Triple A Reno Aces after catcher Chris Snyder injured his back and was forced to the disabled list. The same night, Hester hit a two-run homer in first career Major League at-bat in the sixth inning of the game against the Houston Astros off Astros Wilton Lopez after a 2-2 delivery from Lopez.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
After playing 39 games for the Angels in 2012, Hester returned to Salt Lake in 2013.
- Hester homers in first Majors at-bat
- Diamondbacks promote C John Hester
- Arizona Diamondbacks score seven runs in third to drub Houston Astros 14-7
- "Orioles receive CA John Hester from Arizona," Baltimore Orioles press release, Saturday, April 30, 2011.
- "Major League Baseball Transactions | MLB.com: Transactions"