Josh Phegley

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Josh Phegley
Josh Phegley on August 16, 2015.jpg
Phegley with the Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics – No. 19
Born: (1988-02-12) February 12, 1988 (age 27)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 5, 2013, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Batting average .227
Home runs 16
Runs batted in 63

Joshua Aaron Phegley (born February 12, 1988) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2013.

Amateur career[edit]

Phegley attended Terre Haute North Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was named Indiana's Mr. Baseball in 2006.[1]

He attended Indiana University, where he played college baseball for the Indiana Hoosiers baseball team. [2]

Professional career[edit]


Phegley was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round (38th overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft. Phegley started his professional career in 2009 at Class A with the Kannapolis hitting .224 with 9 home runs and 33 RBI in 52 games. Then during an injury plagued 2010 season, Phegley spent time at three different levels in the White Sox system, rookie league Bristol, Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. His totals for the 2010 season were .284, 5 home runs and 26 RBI in 48 games. [3]

Phegley then began the 2011 season at Double-A Birmingham but was promoted to Triple-A Charlotte for the last month of the season. He hit a combined .242, 9 home runs and 56 RBI in 116 games in 2011. Phegley spent the entire 2012 season at Triple-A Charlotte where he hit .266, 6 home runs, 48 RBI in 102 games.[3]

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Phegley during his tenure with the Chicago White Sox in 2013

On July 5, 2013, Phegley was promoted from Triple-A after hitting .316 with 15 home runs, 18 doubles and 41 RBI. He collected his first Major League hit and RBI on a single off of Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on July 5, 2013. On July 7, 2013, Phegley recorded his first major league home run off of David Price.[4] Phegley's first grand slam came four days later against Detroit's Aníbal Sánchez.[5]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

After the 2014 season, the White Sox traded Phegley, Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, and Rangel Ravelo to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa.[6]


  1. ^ Hughes, David. "North’s Josh Phegley wins Indiana's Mr. Baseball honor - Terre Haute Tribune Star: Local High School Sports". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  2. ^ Josh Phegley (1988-02-12). "Josh Phegley Bio - Indiana University Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Josh Phegley Stats, Highlights, Bio". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "David Price throws 8-hit complete game as Rays sweep White Sox". ESPN. Associated Press. July 7, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Josh Phegley Stats, Fantasy & News |". Retrieved 2015-06-12. 
  6. ^ "A's trade pitcher Jeff Samardzija to White Sox". Associated Press. December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 

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