Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and second with the Wingnuts…re-signed by Wingnuts on 3/11/13…originally signed by Wingnuts on 11/30/11 from the North American League’s Yuma Scorpions in exchange for cash and as the completion of an earlier trade between the clubs…traded to Lincoln Saltdogs on 6/1/12 in exchange for cash and was re-acquired by Wingnuts on 6/20/12…career .270 hitter with 14 home runs and 111 RBI in 235 games played…114 career runs scored with 35 doubles, nine triples, 36 stolen bases, and 78 walks…career .338 on-base percentage…has averaged 79 runs scored, 25 doubles, 10 home runs, 77 RBI, 25 stolen bases, and 54 walks per 162 games in career…has played every position with the exception of catcher during career…has a .991 career fielding percentage at second base…has eight assists in 70 career games in the outfield…drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 21st round in 2009…also drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 40th round in 2008…played college baseball at Arizona State University…hit .246 as a junior in 2009 with 25 runs scored, five home runs, 22 RBI, and 24 walks in 58 games…finished junior season with a .361 on-base percentage and a .469 slugging percentage…helped the Sun Devils reach the 2009 College World Series semifinals…majored in Marketing…also played two seasons at Pima Community College where he hit .422 with 61 RBI in 91 games during freshman and sophomore seasons from 2007-08…played at Sahuaro High School in Tucson, AZ where he also lettered in soccer…serves as a baseball coach during the offseason…enjoys long boarding, tennis, reading, and ping pong…full name is Jared Michael McDonald
Lincoln (American Association/Ind.): Traded from Wichita to Lincoln on 6/1 in exchange for cash…hit 304 for the Saltdogs with six RBI…scored eight runs with five doubles, one triple, one stolen base, and five walks…had a .361 on-base percentage and a .429 slugging percentage…hit safely in 10 of 17 games…had four multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game and one 4-hit game…3 for 4 with run, two doubles, and two RBI on 6/13 at Winnipeg…4 for 4 with two runs, double, triple, and two RBI on 6/19 vs. St. Paul
Wichita (American Association/Ind.): Hit .236 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 72 games for the Wingnuts…scored 34 runs with six doubles, four triples, 16 stolen bases, and 20 walks…hit safely in 40 of 72 games…had 15 multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game and one 4-hit game…hit .333 with two outs and runners in scoring position (39 AB—combined with Wichita and Lincoln)…2 for 5 with two runs on 5/17 vs. Lincoln…2 for 4 with run, double, and RBI on 6/12 at Winnipeg…3 for 4 with run, two doubles, and two RBI on 6/13 at Winnipeg…had 8-game hitting streak from 6/15-6/24 (15 for 32, .469—first four games of streak were with Lincoln)…scored a run in four straight games from 6/19-6/23 (six total runs—first game of streak was with Lincoln)…4 for 4 with two runs, double, triple, and two RBI on 6/19 vs. St. Paul…2 for 6 with two runs, home run, and three RBI on 6/21 at Sioux City…hit three-run home run as part of six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 6-5 win on 6/27 vs. St. Paul…4 for 5 with run and two RBI on 7/31 at Amarillo…3 for 4 with four runs and double on 8/1 at Amarillo…2 for 4 with two runs, home run, and three RBI on 8/8 at Lincoln…2 for 5 with run, double, triple, and two RBI on 8/25 vs. Gary SouthShore…helped the Wingnuts reach the American Association Championship Series
Yuma (North American/Ind.): Hit .329 with six home runs and 53 RBI in 79 games played for the Scorpions…scored 44 runs with 17 doubles, three triples, 27 walks, and 17 stolen bases…had a .388 on-base percentage and a .472 slugging percentage…hit safely in 59 of 79 games…had 27 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…hit .375 at home in 120 AB, .295 on the road in 166 AB…hit .358 with runners in scoring position (95 AB)…hit .333 with two outs and runners in scoring position (48 AB)…hit .333 vs. LHP in 69 AB…had 13 multi-RBI games, including three 3-RBI games, one 4-RBI game, and one 6-RBI game…scored a run in five straight games from 5/27-5/31 (seven total runs)…walked in five consecutive games from 6/10-6/15 (seven total walks)…had 11-game hitting streak from 6/12-6/23 (15 for 36, .417, 9 RBI)…1 for 3 with three runs, a home run, and three RBI on 7/19 vs. Lake County…2 for 3 with a run scored and four RBI on 7/22 at Lake County…3 for 4 with three runs, a home run, and two RBI on 8/11 at Chico…had 10-game hitting streak from 8/14-8/25 (20 for 43, .465, 8 2B, 16 RBI)…4 for 6 with a double and six RBI on 8/17 at Edmonton
Great Falls (Pioneer/R): Hit .248 in 37 games with two home runs and 13 RBI for the Voyagers…had 22 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, and 13 walks…hit safely in 18 of 37 games…had five multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…went 3 for 4 with a double on 7/30 at Helena…went 2 for 3 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI on 8/1 at Missoula…had 4-game hitting streak from 8/19-8/22 (8 for 17, .471)…3 for 4 with two runs, a double, a home run, and two RBI on 8/21 at Ogden…had three RBI on 8/22 at Ogden…drew a walk in four straight games from 8/24-8/29 (four total walks)…walked three times on 9/8 at Billings…helped Voyagers reach the Pioneer League playoffs
Bristol (Appalachian/R): Hit .171 in rookie professional season with one home run and eight RBI in 29 games for the White Sox…scored six runs, hit two doubles, and drew 13 walks…made professional debut on 7/4 vs. Johnson City going 0 for 3…went 1 for 3 with two runs, a home run, and two RBI on 7/10 vs. Burlington to collect first career hit, home run, and RBI…had 4-game hitting streak from 8/16-8/22 (5 for 12, .417)…went 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI on 8/20 at Princeton
Kevin Hooper on Jared: ‘J-Mac’ is going to have the opportunity to be our everyday center fielder this season. He is one of the most athletic guys I have ever had the privilege of managing, and he can pretty much play anywhere on the field. I think the sky is the limit for Jared, and I plan on him being a big contributor for us.