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Jason LaRue
Full Name: Michael Jason LaRue
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lbs.
Born: Mar 19, 1974 in Houston, TX
College: ?
Major League Debut: June 15, 1999
Died:

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
1999 CIN .211 36 90 12 19 7 0 3 10 11 32 .311 .389 .700
2000 CIN .235 31 98 12 23 3 0 5 12 5 19 .299 .418 .717
2001 CIN .236 121 364 39 86 21 2 12 43 27 106 .303 .404 .707
2002 CIN .249 113 353 42 88 17 1 12 52 27 117 .324 .405 .729
2003 CIN .230 118 379 52 87 23 1 16 50 33 111 .321 .422 .743
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .236 419 1284 157 303 71 4 48 167 103 385 .315 .410 .724


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1999 CIN 2 4 35 1 0 0 4 1 .800 30.0 2.8
2000 CIN 4 1 41 2 0 0 0 0 .000 19.6 5.2
2001 CIN 9 11 147 4 1 2 3 3 .500 30.3 3.4
2002 CIN 13 13 143 6 2 2 1 2 .333 29.4 3.0
2003 CIN 20 9 160 4 1 4 3 3 .500 23.7 3.4
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 48 38 526 17 4 8 11 9 .550 26.8 3.3



CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
1999 CIN C 35 2 179 14 2 0 .990 7.220 1.000
2000 CIN C 31 5 191 21 2 3 .991 7.420 1.000
2001 CIN C 107 17 569 75 6 8 .991 6.890 .941
2001 CIN LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.500 .000
2001 CIN 3B 3 7 4 6 1 0 .909 3.460 .857
2001 CIN 1B 1 0 5 0 0 0 1.000 9.000 .000
2001 Total   113 24 579 81 7 8 .990 6.800 .917
2002 CIN C 110 15 626 56 4 5 .994 6.770 .933
2003 CIN C 114 13 649 46 11 8 .984 6.550 .923
2003 CIN 1B 1 2 7 1 0 0 1.000 8.000 1.000
2003 CIN LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2003 Total   116 15 656 47 11 8 .985 6.560 .933
  G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
Totals 405 61 2231 219 26 24 .989 6.800 .934


A strong presence behind the plate, Jason calls a good game and isn't afraid to get in a pitcher's face when he has to. He completed his first full season as the Reds' starting catcher in 2001 by hitting .236, with 21 doubles, 12 home runs and 43 RBI, in 121 games. Jason's biggest strength? His remarkable ability to shut down a team's running game. He threw out 60.3 percent of would-be basestealers in 2001 -- tops among National League catchers and second only to Texas' Ivan Rodriguez among major-league backstops.

Reds Manager Bob Boone -- a big-league catcher for 19 seasons -- thinks Jason has the skills to become a top-flight receiver. After beginning 2000 in Louisville (AAA), Jason was promoted on August 1 and finished the season in Cincinnati. He hit .235, with five home runs and 12 RBI in 31 games, but his slugging percentage was a respectable .418. Jason belted two of those homers in the same game against the Chicago Cubs. He was a fifth-round draft choice of the Reds in June 1995.



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