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Alex Yarbrough
Second baseman
Born: (1991-08-03) August 3, 1991 (age 32)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
Bats: Switch
Throws: Right

Alexander Wyatt Yarbrough (born August 3, 1991) is an American former minor league baseball player in the Miami Marlins organization.

College career

A three-year starter for the Ole Miss Rebels from 2010 to 2012, Yarbrough earned second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors as a sophomore, leading the Rebels in extra-base hits and multiple-hit games.[1][2]

Yarbrough became one of the best infielders in college baseball as a junior, hitting .380 while committing only three errors all season.[2] He earned first-team All-American honors.[2][3] He was also a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award.[2][4] Yarbrough also earned first-team All-SEC honors and was named the SEC all-defensive team.[2][5] After the 2011 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[6]

Professional career

Yarbrough was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. After signing, Yarbrough spent most of the rest of the 2012 season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels before being promoted to the Arkansas Travelers.[7] In 63 games between the two teams, he batted .275/.307/.393 with 27 RBIs. In 2013, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers where he slashed .313/.341/.459 with 11 home runs, 80 RBIs, 32 doubles, and ten triples in 136 games, and in 2014, he played with the Arkansas Travelers where he compiled a .285 batting average with five home runs, 77 RBIs, and 38 doubles in 136 games. Yarbrough spent 2015 with the Salt Lake Bees where he batted .236 with three home runs and 48 RBIs in 128 games, and 2016 with Salt Lake and Arkansas where he posted a combined .265 batting average with four home runs and 55 RBIs in 135 games between the two clubs.

At the 2016 Winter Meetings, the Miami Marlins selected Yarbrough from the Angels in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[8] In 2017, he played for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp where he batted .231 with four home runs and 30 RBIs in 111 games.[9] He retired from professional baseball on February 14, 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "Bulldogs place three on All-SEC baseball teams". Columbus Dispatch. May 25, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Alex Yarbrough". Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Alex Yarbrough named All-American by Baseball Writers". Mississippi Sports Magazine. June 13, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Kellenberger, Hugh (May 29, 2012). "Yarbrough makes Golden Spikes Award semifinalist list". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Kellenberger, Hugh (May 29, 2012). "Alex Yarbrough leads All-SEC honorees". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "#2 Alex Yarbrough - Profile". Retrieved May 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Alex Yarbrough". Baseball Reference. Retrieved February 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "2016 Rule 5 Draft results". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Alex Yarbrough Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved October 17, 2019.