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Jake Alu

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Jake Alu
Washington Nationals
Born: (1997-04-06) April 6, 1997 (age 23)
Hamilton, New Jersey
Bats: Left Throws: Right

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Jake Alu is an American professional baseball Infielder in the Washington Nationals organization. He was born in Hamilton, New Jersey[disambiguation needed] on April 6 1997.[1] [2]


Jake Alu started playing baseball when he was a boy around 7 years old. He was motivated from watching his favorite player on TV. He always wanted to be one of those guys who were on the field. When he was 15, he went to Princeton Day School for high school.[3] There he played baseball as long as he can remember as it was his favorite. He did play basketball and soccer as well.

He realized that he was best at baseball and just played that after his sophomore year of high school so he can play year round. He committed to Boston College when he was sophomore. He played all four seasons there and led the team hitting for 2 of the seasons.[4]

At the same time he became player of Washington Nationals minor league and in the same period that is at the age of 15 Made the United States national baseball team Tryouts.[5] Alu has always been one of the height-challenged kids on the block. When he got to college, it was the time he realized that if he worked really hard he can become a well known baseball player.

He played baseball at Boston College and continued himself in baseball.[6] In 2015 he was recognized as the Princeton Packet Baseball Player of the Year.[7] It was most wonderful point of his life.In 2016 he played in 10 games.[8]

In 2017 he appeared in 48 games making 45 starts and the same year earned a spot on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA). After a breakthrough sophomore season in 2017 which saw former Princeton Day School star Alu hit .331 and earn All-New England honors, he slumped as junior with his batting average plummeting to 216.[9] In 2018 he appeared in all 49 games, while making 47 starts.[10] He also appeared in ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP[11]

He can play second, short and third, right field and left field. In 2019 Alu was assigned to the Auburn Doubledays, a short-season Rookie League(Minor League Baseball) team in the New York–Penn League.[12] As luck would have it, Alu joined Peroni, his former teammate at Newton Little League and Nottingham Babe Ruth.[13] After this he was taken in the 23rd round by the Washington Nationals[14]

He has played along with his teammate Jackson Rutledgein Nats instructional league.[15] [16]

He has also played in Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament.[17]

He has played many baseball matches in 2019 he appeared in Minor League Baseball[18] [19]

Career game highs[edit]

Batting At-Bats: 8, Northeastern (3/20/18) Runs: 3, at Florida State (3/101/17) Hits: 4, 2x (Last: vs. Rutgers, 2/25/18) RBI: 4, vs. Wofford (3/7/18) Doubles: 2, 3x (Last: Virginia Tech, 3/24/18) Triples: 1, Pittsburgh (4/7/18) Home Runs: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Wofford, 3/7/18) Walks: 2. 6x (Last: at Notre Dame, 4/28/18) Stolen Bases: 3, vs. Villanovav (3/5/17)

Pitching Innings: 2.0 vs. Ball State (3/7/17) Strikeouts: 2 (2x) last vs. North Carolina (4/9/17)[20]

Batting statistics[edit]


2016 .500 .667 .750 1.417 10 4 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

2017 .331 .384 .386 .770 49 166 24 55 9 0 0 23 1 15 22 12 4

2018 .216 .290 .307 .597 49 176 25 38 8 1 2 19 3 17 33 5 4

2019 INF .343 .410 .479 .889 58 236 51 81 18 1 4 40 2 27 34 11 2[21]

Pitching statistics[edit]


2017 0 0 12.46 9 0 0 0 0 8.2 13 12 12 5 8 0 5 .361[22]


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  2. "Jake Alu Stats, Highlights, Bio | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  3. "Prep Baseball Report - Player: Jake Alu". Prepbaseball Report. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  4. "Boston Baseball Jake bio". Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  5. "Washington Nationals minor league players". wikiwand.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  6. "Jake Alu Introduction, Fantasy & News". bceagles.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  7. "PDS Alum Jake Alu '15 Selected by the Washington Nationals in MLB Draft". www.pds.org. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  8. "Jake Alu Introduction". bceagles.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  9. "After Enjoying Superb Senior Season for BC Baseball, PDS Alum Alu Picked in MLB Draft, Now in Minors | Town Topics". towntopics.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  10. "Jake Alu Introduction,". bceagles.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  11. "ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP,". asapsports.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  12. "Jake Alu New York–Penn League rosters". wikipedia.nd.ax. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  13. "Hamilton native Jake Alu drafted by Washington Nationals". communitynews.org. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  14. "Boston College's Jake Alu, a former Princeton Day standout, selected by Nationals in 23rd round". trentonian.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  15. "Nats instructional league underway". masnsports.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  16. "The Washington Nationals Conclude". theteam980.com. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  17. "ACC Baseball Tournament 2019: BC Upsets No. 1 Louisville, More Wednesday Results". bleacherreport.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  18. "jake alu Archives". bcheights.com.
  19. "jake alu". milb.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  20. "bio jake alu". bceagles.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  21. "jake alu bat". d1baseball.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  22. "Pitching Static". thebaseballcube.com. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

External links[edit]

Template:Washington Nationals first-round draft picks

Category:1997 births Category:Living people Category:Baseball players from Missouri Category:Baseball infielder Category:Boston college baseball players Category:Arkansas Razorbacks baseball players Category:Gulf Coast Nationals players Category:Auburn Doubledays players

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