• Full name James Jerry Hardy
  • Born 08/19/1982 in Tucson, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Sabino
  • Debut 04/04/2005
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (56th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2001 (signed for $735,000).
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    Hardy comes from athletic stock. His father Mark is a former professional tennis player and his mother Susan once played on the LPGA tour. Hardy has the kind of athletic skills that have enabled him to play almost any position on the field, and he ranks as one of the top two-way players in the draft. Teams agree that he is a third-round talent but are divided whether he's more appealing as a pitcher or a hitter. He was used at shortstop (.455-8-34, 15 SB) and closer (4-1, 2.03, 8 SV, 41 IP, 5 BB, 57 SO) this spring. His own preference is to be a position player. His tools are average to slightly above-average across the board. He has been clocked at 6.5 seconds in the 60-yard dash and at 89-92 mph off the mound.

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  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the American League in 2013
  • Rated Best Infield Arm in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005
  • Rated Best Defensive Infielder in the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005
  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the International League in 2004
  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the California League in 2002

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