Where Was Jean Segura Born?

Jean Segura

Where Was Jean Segura Born?

Jean Segura was born in San Juan Province, Dominican Republic.


Jean Carlos Enrique Segura is a Dominican Republic native whose CV reads like that of a young journeyman. Before joining the Mariners, he played for the Los Angeles Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jean Segura
Jean Segura

In 2013, he was named to the All-Star squad, and in 2016, he led the National League in hits. He also represented the Dominican Republic in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Segura, a career .287 hitter, hit .304 last season in Seattle, with 10 home runs, 63 RBI, and a .755 OPS. According to FanGraphs, the Phillies’ analytics-minded manager, Gabe Kapler, appreciates some of Segura’s other metrics, particularly his 3.8 Wins Above Replacement.

Over the previous three seasons, he has stolen 75 bases.

Last season, the Phillies’ offense fanned a lot of batters (1,540 times, to be precise). That’s why a newcomer like Segura would be welcomed with open arms.

Last season, he had the fourth-lowest strikeout percentage (10.9 percent) among all qualified hitters.

The Phillies will not be scraping the bottom of the barrel as a result of Segura’s signing.

He’d have to renounce his no-trade clause to come to Philadelphia, which would come with a price tag of $14.25 million each season for the following four seasons. For 2023, he has a club option or a $1 million buyout.

The signing of Segura does not rule out the possibility of the Phillies also signing Machado. According to speculations, Machado might join the Phillies and play third base.

Even if they didn’t get Machado, the Phillies would have an infield with Maikel Franco at third base, the possibility of putting Scott Kingery or Cesar Hernandez at second base, and Rhys Hoskins returning to first base.

A vacancy in the outfield might indicate the end of the season.