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Paul DeJong Career with St. Louis Cardinals

On May 28, 2017, DeJong made his major league debut against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

This is only the ninth time a St. Louis Cardinals player has hit a home run on his first at bat, making DeJong just the ninth Cardinals player to accomplish this feat.

He had four extra-base hits in one game on July 8 against the New York Mets, including three doubles and a home run, which is both a Cardinals shortstop and a number eight hitter record.

When DeJong hit seven extra-base hits the next day, he became the first rookie to do so in a three-game series in MLB history.

DeJong was selected NL Rookie of the Month after a.298/.347/.638 (.985 OPS) hitting the line with eight home runs and 16 RBI in July.

In May of 2014, Cardinals player Wong won the honor. Aledmys Diaz was optioned to Memphis in June, and DeJong was promoted to the starting shortstop position.

A 6–4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 19 saw Cardinals youngster DeJong hit his 20th home run, making him the team’s fourth rookie to do so.

A .285 batting average, 65 runs batted in, and 25 home runs more than any other National League shortstop in 2017 were DeJong’s rookie season stats.

As a rookie, Albert Pujols hit more home runs than any other player in club history. For Memphis and St. Louis, DeJong slugged 38 home runs.

He was the runner-up to Cody Bellinger for the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year award, which was awarded unanimously.

How Tall Is Paul DeJong?

Paul DeJong stands at a height of 1.85 m