Josh Vitters

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Josh Vitters
Josh Vitters.jpg
Chicago Cubs – No. 27
Third baseman
Born: (1989-08-27) August 27, 1989 (age 24)
Anaheim, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 5, 2012 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through 2012 season)
Batting average .121
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 5

Joshua "Josh" Warren Vitters (born August 27, 1989) is an American professional baseball third baseman. He plays for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

Amateur Career[edit]

Vitters was an AFLAC All-American Prep Third Baseman for Cypress High School in Cypress, California.[1][2] He was also named the Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for California in 2007.[2] Vitters committed to attend Arizona State University on a scholarship, to play for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team.[3]

Professional Career[edit]

Draft and Minors[edit]

The Chicago Cubs drafted Vitters with the third overall selection of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft.[2][4][5][6] He made his professional debut with the Rookie-level Arizona Cubs of the Arizona League.[7] He currently plays for the Chicago Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, the Iowa Cubs. On 2014 April 3, he hit his first home run for the Iowa Cubs in a 10-2 loss to the Memphis Redbirds.[8]

Vitters was selected to appear in the 2009 All-Star Futures Game.[9] In mid-2009, the Cubs promoted Vitters from the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League to the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[9] He spent the 2010 season with Daytona and the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League.[10]

Major league play[edit]

The Cubs promoted Vitters and fellow prospect Brett Jackson from the Iowa Cubs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League on August 5, 2012.[11] He made his Major League debut later that day as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers [12] Vitters' first MLB hit was a double against the San Diego Padres August 7, 2012, pinch hitting for pitcher Jeff Beliveau in the seventh inning, scoring both Steve Clevenger and Darwin Barney. His first home run was August 20, 2012 in the fifth inning against Mark Rogers of the Milwaukee Brewers.


Josh's brother, Christian, played minor league baseball.[3]


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