So you want to know about Jeremy Hellickson? He's a professional baseball player, but what more do you know about him? You're at the right place because we've got all “bases” covered literally. Born on 8th April 1987, Jeremy Robert Hellickson plays currently for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is 6 feet 1 inch in height and has over 28 thousand followers on Twitter. Let's take a look at his short bio below.
Hellickson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and is 29 years of age. He had his schooling at the Hoover High School and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2005 MLB. He was included in the All-Star Futures Game as a starting pitcher for the US team. Previously a player for the Tampa Bay Rays as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks (both teams under MLB), Hellickson is a right-handed batter and right-handed pitcher.
He debuted for the MLB as a Tampa Bay Rays player on 2nd August 2010, and as of 13th May 2016 his statistics as an MLB player are 52 wins and 50 losses, 3.95 earned run average and 630 strikeouts. He played for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2014, and then went on to play for Arizona Diamondbacks (2015). After only 1 year with the Diamondbacks, this year he joined his current team, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Now let's go through the awards that he has gathered in such a short time of his career. In 2009, he was titled the Triple-A Baseball National Championship MVP. In the year 2010, he won three awards, as follows: Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award (2010). In the 2011 season, he was awarded the American League Rookie of the Year, and in 2012, he was awarded the Gold Glove Award. Apart from all these accolades that are given to him, what could be more important than those given by the fans themselves?
Local fans and media have nicknamed him “Hellboy,” but for what reason we could guess very correctly. It's his ability to turn the tides for his team, and also give “hell to the opponents”. According to many websites on the internet, Hellickson's popularity as a baseballer is growing every day, and we can surely hope that the future holds great fame and accolades for him. He has played in many matches, and his tireless efforts have won him critical acclaims for his play-making skills.
Hellickson has been active in professional baseball for quite some time now, and it is sure that he must have won many fans and followers in this long career. Even then, it is of utmost importance for every sportstar to create a virtual image and goodwill these days by interacting with their fans on social media. Much information about this player can be found at the official websites of MLB, ESPN, Baseball-Reference, Fangraphs, The Baseball Cube, and Baseball-Reference (Minors).
Hellickson's salary is reported to be $7 million in average with his current team, as his contract sum for this year. His team traded him with a minor league player, and so far the decision has been a good one. Find his pictures on his Instagram account (instagram.com/jeremyhellickson/).