May 1, 1987
2nd round, 2005 by LAD
Acquired from the LA Dodgers with James Loney,
Rubby De La Rosa, and
Jerry Sands for Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett,
Nick Punto, and cash considerations (Aug. 2012)
School: Puerto Rico Baseball
Traded to Pittsburgh with
Jerry Sands, and
for Joel Hanrahan and
Brock Holt (Dec. 2012)
Son of former major leaguer Ivan De Jesus. Makes slightly above average
contact with minimal power and slightly below-average plate discipline.
Essentially a gap hitter, able to spray liners due to solid bat control.
Average speed, but won't steal a lot of bases. Above-average
defensive player with a soft glove, excellent instincts, and average
range. Primarily a middle infielder, De Jesus can also fill in at third
base or corner outfield in a pinch. Projects as a utility player at the
major league level.