Remember Me: John Jaha
Let's take a trip to the past and revisit players of lore and others who played kind of poor(ly). Our first look is at John Emil Jaha. He was a 14th round selection of the Brewers in the 1984 draft.
He spent seven years with the Brew Crew and made his first appearance with the club in 1992. He wasn't the greatest player ever, but he did have the ability to hit the long ball. He hit 105 home runs with the Brewers in his stay with the team including his top year of 34 home runs and 118 RBI.
This total was only bested during a season with the Oakland Athletics in 1999. He was Comeback Player of the Year that season with his lone All-Star appearance to go with 35 home runs and 111 RBI.
He assumed first base and designated hitter duties with the Brew Crew and had his share of strikeouts to go with the bombs. He was among the group to take the reins from Paul Molitor and Robin Yount. Despite his strikeouts, however, he is one of the best defensive first basemen of all time, ranking 62nd in fielding percentage.
He also spent one season playing with former Australian teammate Dave Nilsson in the Australian Baseball League with the Daikyo Dolphins. Overall, he was a decent player who had some big strengths and average abilities otherwise.
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