Emaus with the New York Mets
March 28, 1986 |
|April 1, 2011, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 17, 2011, for the New York Mets|
|Runs batted in||1|
Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 18th round of 2004 Major League Baseball draft out of East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia, Emaus instead elected to enroll at Tulane University. Playing for the Tulane Green Wave baseball team, he started every game his first two seasons, playing mostly third base and some first base. In 2005, his freshman season, he was named to the All-Conference USA Tournament Team. In his junior season, he continued to play well — albeit displaying less extra base power — at second base, and re-entered the draft, this time being selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the eleventh round.
Toronto Blue Jays
In 2009, the Blue Jays had also assigned him to play in the Arizona Fall League. By 2010, Emaus has batted .276 in his minor league career, with a .364 on-base percentage, and a .426 slugging percentage, reaching as high 89 games with the Las Vegas 51s of the AAA Pacific Coast League. As a minor leaguer, he has mostly played second base, with a small amount of time also logged at third.
A good performance in Arizona, along with his AAA statistics and a solid showing (.978 OPS) for the Blue Jays in spring training 2010, suggested he was a good candidate to become a major league player, but the Blue Jays did not include him on their 40-man roster, thus exposing him to the Rule 5 Draft. The Mets, thin at second base with the disappointing performance and questionable health of Luis Castillo at second base for them in 2011, chose Emaus in the first round of the draft.
New York Mets
Coming to the Mets in this manner, Emaus had to remain on their major league 25-man roster for the duration of 2011, or else be offered back to the Blue Jays. Emaus won the Mets second base competition during 2011 Spring Training. He was the Opening Day starter, making his major league debut on April 1. On April 19, the Mets designated Emaus for assignment.
On April 21, 2011, after clearing waivers, Emaus was returned to the Toronto Blue Jays. However, the next day he was traded to the Colorado Rockies for RHP Chris Malone and a player to be named later.
Boston Red Sox
He subsequently signed with the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball on April 18, 2012.
Return to New York Mets
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