#003 JON JAY Baseball's Mr. 305 Leads by Example, From World Series Champ to Marlins 1st Base Coach, and Tequila!

Diggin Deep Podcast

06-03-2024 • 1 hr 2 mins

Baseball's Mr. 305, Miami native Jon Jay, joins Eric Hosmer & Justin Su'a to talk Jay's baseball career, his welcoming attitude toward South Florida MLB players, his family's impact on his work ethic, his transition from player to coach, and diving head first into business endeavors including investing in a tequila company.

Hoz details how Jay lead by example to be one of the most respected players and opponents, especially ones grown in Miami. Expect a funny animated short created from one of Hoz's stories from this episode. Can you guess which one?

Su'a digs deeper to find correlations between Jay's baseball career and his business endeavors.

John Jay's Bio

Name: Jonathan Henry Jay

Born: March 15, 1985, in Miami, Florida

Role: Professional baseball coach and former outfielder

Current Position: First base coach for the Miami Marlins (2023–present)

MLB Debut: April 26, 2010, for the St. Louis Cardinals

Last MLB Appearance: May 12, 2021, for the Los Angeles Angels

Teams Played For:

  • St. Louis Cardinals (2010–2015)
  • San Diego Padres (2016)
  • Chicago Cubs (2017)
  • Kansas City Royals (2018)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (2018, 2020)
  • Chicago White Sox (2019)
  • Los Angeles Angels (2021)

Career Highlights:

  • World Series champion (2011)
  • Third highest modern-day career fielding percentage for a center fielder at .996
  • College: University of Miami (Miami Hurricanes)
  • Draft: 2nd round selection (74th overall) by the Cardinals in the 2006 MLB draft

Personal:

  • Born to Cuban immigrant parents, involved in community and charity work
  • Investor & Entrepreneur; Lo Siento Tequila

Hosts

Eric Hosmer / @hosmer305

Justin Su'a / @justinsua

Guest: Jon Jay / @jonjayu

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