CU Baseball BIO
Jay Baum
Player Profile:
Jay Baum 825130
Position: INF/OF
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Alpharetta, GA
High School: Centennial HS
Experience: 1 Letter

Career Stats

One of the team's most versatile players; saw action at third base, shortstop, second base, first base and in the outfield in his career ... a career .253 hitter with a .342 on-base percentage in 167 games (144 starts) over three seasons ... had 24 doubles, five triples, one homer, 48 RBIs, 69 runs, 64 walks against only 56 strikeouts, seven hit-by-pitches, 13 sacrifice bunts and 25 steals ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

2014: Drafted in the 21st round (No. 621 overall pick) by the Seattle Mariners and signed in June ... Gregg Olson Award Watch List member ... Third-Team All-ACC selection ... hit .293 with 29 runs, 16 doubles, two triples, one homer, 29 RBIs, a .346 on-base percentage, 19 walks against only 19 strikeouts and eight steals in 61 games (61 starts, including 33 in left field, 17 at shortstop and 11 at third base) ... in 97 combined chances at shortstop and third base, he committed only four errors (.959 fielding percentage) ... Clemson was 13-1 when he totaled multiple hits ... tied for 10th in the ACC in doubles ... hit a team-high .317 with 15 runs, an ACC-high-tying 11 doubles, 13 RBIs and five steals in ACC regular-season games ... went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 16; his two-out, run-scoring single gave Clemson the lead for good in the eighth inning ... scored the walkoff run on Tyler Slaton's two-out fielder's choice after leading off the ninth inning with a double against Virginia Tech on March 7 ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and a steal against Virginia Tech on March 8; was 6-for-12 with two doubles, two RBIs, four runs, a walk and two steals in the series ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs, two runs, a walk and steal in the first game of a doubleheader at Wake Forest on March 15; was 6-for-12 with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs in the series ... went 2-for-4 and did not commit an error in seven chances in his first career start at shortstop against James Madison on May 2 ... went 2-for-4 with a run and a run-scoring single to tie the score in the eighth inning against James Madison on May 3 ... went 2-for-4 with three RBIs at Furman on May 13 ... hit his first career homer against Boston College on May 15 ... went 2-for-6 with a walk and the walkoff double on an 0-2 pitch with two outs in the 13th inning against Boston College on May 17.

2013: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .228 with 16 runs, four doubles, two triples, eight RBIs, a .321 on-base percentage, 17 walks against only 18 strikeouts, two hit-by-pitches, five sacrifice bunts and 10 steals in 52 games (38 starts, including 32 at third base, five at second base and one as the DH) ... hit .308 with two outs ... went 3-for-3 with two runs and two steals against Wofford on March 6 ... went 1-for-2 with a double, three runs and two walks against Morehead State on March 19 ... reached on a bunt single and scored the winning run in the 11th inning at No. 1 North Carolina on April 1 ... went 2-for-3 against Maryland on May 4 ... hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring triple and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8 ... No. 10 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .259 with five doubles, nine RBIs, 10 runs and a team-tying-high 10 steals in 39 games.

2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .220 with 24 runs, four doubles, one triple, 11 RBIs, a .354 on-base percentage, 28 walks against only 19 strikeouts, five hit-by-pitches, four sacrifice bunts and seven steals in 54 games (45 starts, including 33 in left field, seven in right field, four at second base and one as the DH) ... had two outfield assists ... had a .419 on-base percentage when leading off an inning ... was 10-for-27 (.370) with a .500 on-base percentage after the seventh inning ... had a .967 fielding percentage as a second-baseman ... was 8-for-24 (.333) with a .448 on-base percentage in March ... came off the bench and went 1-for-1 with a run and walk against Elon on March 20 ... hit a pinch-hit single at Virginia on March 25 ... went 1-for-2 with a triple and two hit-by-pitches against Presbyterian College on March 28 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run and two walks against Western Carolina on April 4 ... with Clemson trailing 2-0, he hit a three-run double in the eighth inning at Duke on April 8 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a walk and an outfield assist against Furman at Greenville, S.C. (Fluor Field) on April 10 ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, two runs and two walks at Georgia Tech on April 29 ... went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a steal in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 1 Florida State on May 14 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk against Coastal Carolina in the Columbia Regional on June 1; was 3-for-10 with five walks and a team-high .533 on-base percentage in the Columbia Regional.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 218 player in the nation and No. 15 player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... region player-of-the-year as a senior ... all-region selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... played hockey on a traveling team ... lettered four times in baseball at Centennial High, where he was coached by Jake Hill.

Personal: His father, Eric, played golf at Colgate and his mother, Susan, played hockey at St. Lawrence ... majoring in marketing ... born Jay Paul Baum on Oct. 25, 1992 in Alpharetta, Ga.

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