J. D. Drew

J. D. Drew

About J. D. Drew

David Jonathan 'J. D.' Drew (born November 20, 1975, in Valdosta, Georgia) is an American professional baseball right fielder who is a free agent. He is a left-handed hitter, and began his major league career in 1998 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the older brother of the Oakland Athletics shortstop Stephen Drew. Drew attended Florida State University, where he played under head coach Mike Martin. At Florida State, he was the winner of the 1997 Dick Howser Trophy and the 1997 Golden Spikes Award, was named the 1997 Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year, the 1997 Sporting News Player of the Year, and was a consensus All-American (1997). He also was named the 1997 ACC Player of the Year. He was a 1996 member of Team USA. Drew was First Team in 1996, Freshman All-American in 1995 and was named to the College World Series All Tournament Team in 1995. He was the first player in college baseball history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season.

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