In Visalia, California, LeMahieu was born. While DJ was still in middle school, his family relocated to Madison, Wisconsin, and later to Bloomfield Township, Michigan, where he attended Brother Rice High School.
For the baseball team of his school, he played shortstop and pitcher. As a leadoff hitter, he hit.574 with eight home runs, 16 doubles, seven triples, 70 runs scored, 32 runs batted in, and 39 stolen bases in his final year.
In 92 at-bats, he only struck out twice. In high school, he hit.459 and had 201 hits in his career. He earned Aflac All-American honors as a junior. He was also named Gatorade Player of the Year twice and Louisville Slugger Player of the Year in Michigan.
The Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB) selected him in the 41st round of the 2007 MLB draft after his senior year at Brother Rice. He didn’t sign with the Lions to go to college.
LeMahieu committed to play college baseball for the LSU Tigers. He started 67 of LSU’s 68 games as a freshman in 2008, hitting.337 overall, and guiding the Tigers to their first NCAA postseason appearance since 2005.
After hitting .300 and driving in seven runs in the Baton Rouge regional, he was named to the All-Tournament team.
How Much Does DJ LeMahieu Make?
D.J. LeMahieu has a yearly salary of $15,000,000 on average. LeMahieu will receive a basic salary of $15,000,000 in 2022.