DJ LeMahieu is an American professional baseball infielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.
While playing for the Cubs in 2011, LeMahieu was traded to the Rockies before the 2012 season, when he was taken by the team with the No. 2 overall pick out of LSU’s college draft in 2009.
LeMahieu was a Gold Glove Award winner with Colorado in 2014, 2017, and 2018, was an All-Star in 2015 and 2017 and won the NL hitting title in 2016.
After the 2018 season, he became a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Yankees, where he has played third base, second base, and first base on occasion. He has been a valuable member of the Yankees’ lineup.
Gary Sánchez gave LeMahieu the moniker “LeMachine” because of his versatility on defense and his ability to hit. Due to his fundamentally sound methods, he was also known as “Big Fundy”.
His first career Silver Slugger Award was given to him by the Yankees in 2019 when he was selected as an All-Star starter. In 2020, LeMahieu became the first player in the modern era to win the batting title in each league after winning the American League.
DJ LeMahieu Parents: Meet Tom LeMahieu and Joan LeMahieu
Professional baseball infielder DJ LeMahieu was born to his parents Tom LeMahieu (father) and Joan LeMahieu (mother). He attended Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, where he was a member of the school’s baseball team and excelled at his position. The outstanding player attended this school.