Jonathan  Youngblood

25Jonathan Youngblood


Lexington, Ky.

High School:

Last College:
Meridian CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 185



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2015 - SENIOR
•Youngblood appeared in 10 games for the Vols in 2015, hitting .154 with two RBI and four runs scored.
•Recorded a run against South Carolina on April 25.
•Scored once in Tennessee's 14-7 victory at ETSU on April 21.
•Earned his first start of the season at Middle Tennessee, hitting a sacrifice fly and a sacrifice bunt to bat in a run (April 14).
•Batted 1-for-1 against Missouri on April 11, recording his second hit of the season.
•Went 1-for-2 with a bunt single, one RBI and one run scored against Lipscomb (Feb. 20).

2014 - JUNIOR
• Played in 25 games for the Vols, including eight starts in center field and one as designated hitter.
• Finished his first season on Rocky Top hitting .306 with two doubles, seven runs scored and three RBIs.
• Stole a base and scored the game-winning run in the Vols' 5-4 walk-off win over No. 29 UNLV (Feb. 22).
• Recorded his first hit as a Vol in a 14-0 victory over La Salle on March 4, in which he went 2-for-2 with one double and one RBI.
• Walked twice, scored two runs, and stole one base in a 10-2 win over La Salle (March 5), also drawing his first career start.
• Posted an impressive 2-for-3 performance with two runs scored and two stolen bases against Austin Peay (March 18).
• Recorded his first three hit game as a Vol, going 3-for-4 with one RBI at South Carolina (March 29).
• Posted a 4-for-10 week (April 16-20) with one double, one walk and one RBI in three games against Western Carolina and Alabama).
• Scored one run as a pinch-runner for teammate A.J. Simcox on May 15 against Florida.
• Played 28 games with the Alaska Baseball League's Anchorage Bucs, compiling 13 stolen bases with a .161 average. He had one of his best games on July 22, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two doubles against the Chugiak Chinooks.

2012-13 - AT MERIDIAN C.C.
• Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round (466th overall) of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
• Played the past two seasons in the outfield for Meridian Community College in Meridian, Miss.
• Ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Jayhawk League while playing for the Dodge City Athletics.
• Rated at the ninth-best junior college prospect by Baseball America.
• Tabbed the No. 26 junior college prospect in the nation by Perfect Game in 2013.
• Named First Team MISS-LOU All-Conference in 2013.
• Posted 99 hits in 99 games, hitting at a .288 clip with 72 runs scored.
• Added 10 doubles, 39 RBIs and stole 48 bases in 55 attempts.

• Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 30th round (926th overall) of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
• Graduated from Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky.
• Four-year letterwinner, two-time all-state and all-city selection.

• Full name is Jonathan Pierre Youngblood
• Born July 13, 1993
• Son of Reginald and Deneene Youngblood
• Has one sister, Samantha
• Majoring in turfgrass science & management
• Aspires to play in the MLB or be the head of grounds at a MLB stadium
• Recipient of the East Tennessee Nissan Athletic Scholarship Endowment and the J Steven Maples Endowment Fund


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