Card: 2017 Topps Gypsy Queen #221
Robert Mitchell Segedin (born November 10, 1988 in Old Tappan, NJ) is a former professional first baseman, third baseman and outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 and 2017.
Segedin attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, New Jersey, and Tulane University. Playing college baseball for the Tulane Green Wave, Rob was named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award in 2010, his junior year.
Segedin began his professional career in 2010. He was taken by the New York Yankees in the third round of the 2010 amateur draft. As a minor leaguer, he reached double-digit home runs for the first time in 2012, swatting 10 dingers, while batting .257/.323/.387 with 27 doubles and 54 RBI, in 121 games between the Tampa Yankees and Trenton Thunder. He made the Florida State League Mid-Season All-Star team that year.
Overall, he played nine seasons in the minors. His 2016 season, when he posted a line of .319/.392/.598 in AAA ball, got him his shot at the majors. Rob got into 53 games in his two-year major league career. During both seasons in the majors, he hit at least .200, showing promise.
On January 12, 2016, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in return for two players with major league experience, P Tyler Olson and IF Ronald Torreyes. He was assigned to the Oklahoma City Dodgers where he hit .319 in 103 games, with 23 doubles, 9 triples and 21 homers.
He had an excellent major league debut with the Dodgers on August 7th, 2016 when he collected 4 RBIs while starting in left field in an 8-5 win over the Boston Red Sox. His first big league hit was a two-run double off David Price in the 4th inning, then he added a two-run single in the 5th.
He retired from baseball because of chronic arthritis at the conclusion of the 2018 season. After baseball, he studied for a new career, and accepted a job with the Philadelphia Phillies as an analyst.
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