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Player: Conti, Jason

Card: 2000 Bowman Chrome #209

Position: OF

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Stanley Jason Conti (born January 27, 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA) is a former outfielder in Major League baseball. He spent five years in the major leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Texas Rangers.

Jason was drafted out of the University of Pittsburgh in the 32nd round of the 1996 amateur draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. After five years in the Diamondbacks organization he was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays along with pitcher Nick Bierbrodt for pitcher Albie Lopez and catcher Mike DiFelice.

Prior to the start of the 2003 season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and after the conclusion of the 2003 campaign, Conti signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers and spent two years in the club's system. While with Texas, Jason grabbed attention by robbing Houston's Carlos Beltrán of an extra-base hit by climbing up the center field mound known as Tal's Hill, and making an over-the-shoulder catch at Houston's Minute Maid Park.

Conti gained slight fame during his major league career by showing off an excellent defensive throwing arm from the outfield. As a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on consecutive nights, he threw out Atlanta's Brian Jordan at third base with throws from deep in right field. A few seasons later as a member of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, he gunned down Chicago's Frank Thomas at home plate on consecutive nights.

In total, Conti appeared in 182 games over the course of his five seasons in the big leagues. His best showing was in 2002, when he played 78 games for the Devil Rays, batting .257

For the 2007 season, Conti played in Italy for the Bologna Italieri of the Serie 1-A Championship League.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)

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