Chase Louis De Jong is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected De Jong in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. In 2017, he made his MLB debut.
He was a member of the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates in Major League Baseball.
He has a fastball, a cut fastball, a slider, a curve, and a change-up on his repertoire.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected De Jong in the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California.
De Jong was assigned to the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays after signing for a fee of $620,300. He made 6 bullpen appearances for the team, earning a 1–0 record with a 1.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12 innings, with only 1 walk.
Prior to the start of the 2013 season, he was promoted to the Bluefield Blue Jays, where he made 13 appearances, 10 of which were starts.
De Jong had a 2–3 record in 2013, with a 3.05 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 56 innings thrown. He was promoted to the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts in 2014.
In 2014, De Jong pitched in 23 games for Lansing, 21 of which were starts, and he went 1–6 with a 4.82 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 97 innings worked.
De Jong began the 2015 season in Lansing, where he went 7–4 with a 3.13 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 86+13 innings.
Does Chase De Jong Have Kids?
Yes. De Jong and his wife Christina have a son. His son Clayton Bernhard De Jong was named after both De Jong and Christina’s Fathers.