Rob Segedin
Rob Segedin on July 2, 2014.jpg
Segedin batting for the Trenton Thunder in 2014
First Baseman / Third baseman / Corner Outfielder
Born: (1988-11-10) November 10, 1988 (age 33)
Old Tappan, New Jersey
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 7, 2016, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2017, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average.226
Home runs2
Runs batted in13
Teams

Robert Mitchell Segedin (born November 10, 1988) is an American former professional baseball player. He played first base, third base and outfield in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 and 2017.

Career

Amateur

Segedin attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, New Jersey, and Tulane University.[1] In 2008, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and returned to the league in 2009 to play for the Bourne Braves.[2][3][4] Playing college baseball for the Tulane Green Wave, Segedin was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award in 2010, his junior year.[5]

New York Yankees

The New York Yankees selected Segedin in the third round of the 2010 MLB draft, with the 112th overall selection. Segedin signed with the Yankees, foregoing his senior year, receiving a signing bonus of $377,500.[6] He played for the Staten Island Yankees of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League after signing.[7]

Segedin began the 2011 season with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League, and received a midseason promotion to the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League.[7] While playing for the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League in 2013, Segedin injured his hip and underwent surgery to correct a femoral acetabular impingement.[8][9]

He played for Trenton and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League in 2014, batting a combined .256/.361/.386.[1] He began the 2015 season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, for whom he batted .278 in 46 games, and was demoted to Trenton in July, at which point Segedin requested his release. The Yankees declined the request, and Segedin considered retirement, but chose to continue playing.[10]

Los Angeles Dodgers

After the 2015 season, the Yankees traded Segedin and a player to be named later or cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Tyler Olson and Ronald Torreyes.[11] The Dodgers invited him to spring training,[12] and they assigned him to the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League to begin the season.[13] He was selected to appear in the mid-season Triple-A All-Star Game representing the Pacific Coast League[14] and was also selected to the PCL post-season all-star team.[15] In 103 games he hit .319 with 21 homers and 69 RBI.[16]

On August 7, the Dodgers promoted Segedin to the major leagues.[17] In his major league debut, the same day, against the Boston Red Sox, he set a Dodgers franchise record with four RBI. His first career hit was a double off of David Price.[18] He hit his first home run on August 22 off of Josh Smith of the Cincinnati Reds.[19] In 40 games for the Dodgers, he hit .233 with two homers and 12 RBI.[20]

Segedin was again assigned to Oklahoma City to begin the 2017 season.[21] On April 19, 2017, Segedin was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a strained big right toe.[22] On May 26, it was revealed that he had suffered a wrist injury while rehabbing his foot and would require surgery, extending his stay on the disabled list.[23] He did play in 13 games for the Dodgers, and had four hits in 20 at-bats.[20] In 2018. he played in 35 games for Oklahoma City, hitting only .211.[16]

Segedin was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on August 30, 2018[24] after missing most of the minor league season due to injuries. He retired from baseball because of chronic arthritis at the conclusion of the season.[25]

Post-playing career

In December 2018, Segedin was hired by the Philadelphia Phillies as a Player Information Assistant.[25]

Personal life

Segedin is married; he met his wife, Robin, at Tulane.[9] During the winter of 2015–16, Segedin began taking online courses from Indiana University to earn a Master of Business Administration.[26] On August 23, 2016, his wife gave birth to their first child, Robinson.[27]

References

  1. ^ a b Popper, Steve. "Rob Segedin waiting for call from Yankees". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "2008 Falmouth Commodores". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "2009 Bourne Braves". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  4. ^ "#37 Rob Segedin - Profile". pointstreak.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tulane baseball's Rob Segedin a semi-finalist for Golden Spikes Award". NOLA.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tulane baseball: Rick Jones 'disappointed' by loss of Rob Segedin, Zak Adams". NOLA.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "From an enemy to roommate: Roller and Segedin enjoying new friendship". Post and Courier. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  8. ^ STEVE POPPER. "Yankees prospect, Old Tappan's Rob Segedin, getting healthy after hip surgery". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Healthy Rob Segedin primed for big year". The Trentonian. April 2, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Unruh, Jacob (July 6, 2016). "OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin now an All-Star one year after nearly quitting". The Oklahoman. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Rieber, Anthony (January 12, 2016). "Yankees acquire pitcher Tyler Olson, infielder Ronald Torreyes". Newsday. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Checking in: Cave, Drew, Ryan, Roller and Segedin thriving elsehwere". lohud.com. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  13. ^ "OKC Dodgers Release 2016 Opening Day Roster". news9.com. April 6, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  14. ^ Oklahoma City Dodgers (June 30, 2016). "OKC Dodgers Infielder Rob Segedin Named Triple-A All-Star". milb.com. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  15. ^ Stephen, Eric (August 29, 2016). "Rob Segedin, Jose De Leon earn PCL honors". SB Nation. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Rob Segedin Register Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  17. ^ Unruh, Jacob (August 7, 2016). "OKC Dodgers All-Star Rob Segedin promoted; Yasiel Puig activated". The Oklahoman. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  18. ^ Baer, Jack (August 8, 2016). "Segedin makes Dodgers history in debut". mlb.com. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  19. ^ Sheldon, Mark and Cody Pace (August 22, 2016). "Seventh wonder: Dodgers trounce Reds". mlb.com. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Rob Segedin Statistics & History". Baseball Reference.
  21. ^ Oklahoma City Dodgers (April 5, 2017). "OKC Dodgers Release 2017 Opening Day Roster". milb.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  22. ^ Gurnick, Ken. "Dodgers place Forsythe, Segedin on DL". MLB. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  23. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 26, 2017). "Rob Segedin to miss 4-6 weeks after wrist surgery". SB Nation. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  24. ^ Walton, Ryan (August 30, 2018). "Dodgers activate Fields, look for season-high sixth straight win Thursday in opener". SB Nation. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  25. ^ a b Hoornstra, J.P. (January 30, 2019). "Hoornstra: For two former major leaguers, retiring at age 30 beckoned in different ways". Orange County Register. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  26. ^ Unruh, Jacob (May 31, 2016). "OKC Dodgers: Rob Segedin doubling as student on and off field". The Oklahoman. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  27. ^ Stephen, Eric (August 24, 2016). "Dodgers activate Rich Hill from disabled list, place Rob Segedin on paternity list". SB Nation. Retrieved August 24, 2016.