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Jason Krizan
Jason Krizan (7063208353) (cropped).jpg
Krizan with the West Michigan Whitecaps in 2012
San Francisco Giants – No. 72
Left fielder
Born: (1989-06-28) June 28, 1989 (age 31)
Pflugerville, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jason William Krizan (born June 28, 1989) is an American professional baseball left fielder for the San Francisco Giants organization. He played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University, where Krizan was named a First-Team All-American in his senior season. The Detroit Tigers drafted Krizan in the eighth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

Amateur career

Krizan attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas. At Pflugerville, he was named to the All-District Baseball Team all four years, the All-Central Texas Baseball Team as a junior in 2006 and as a senior in 2007, and the All-State Baseball Team by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a junior.[1][2][3]

Krizan enrolled at Dallas Baptist University, where he played college baseball for the Dallas Baptist Patriots of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I, competing as an independent program. Krizan played collegiate summer baseball for the Pittsfield Dukes of the New England Collegiate Baseball League after the 2008 season[4] the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League after the 2009 season,[5] and the North Texas Copperheads of the Texas Collegiate League after the 2010 season.[6]

As a senior in 2011, Krizan had a 39-game hitting streak,[7] a Dallas Baptist record.[8] He also set an NCAA Division I record with 39 doubles in 2011,[9] besting the previous record of 36 shared by Brad Hawpe, Damon Thames and Jeremy Morris.[10] He batted .413/.498/.700, leading Division 1 Independents in slugging percentage, doubles, home runs (10), RBIs (81), and OPS (1.199).[11] Krizan led Dallas Baptist to its first NCAA Division I tournament victory.[12] After the season, Krizan was named to the 2011 College Baseball All-America Teams of the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America.[13][14]

Professional career

The Detroit Tigers drafted Krizan in the eighth round (257th overall) of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft, and Krizan signed with the Tigers.[15] He was assigned to the West Michigan Whitecaps of the Class-A Midwest League after he signed.[16][17]

Krizan played for West Michigan in 2012, and for the Lakeland Flying Tigers of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2013. He played for the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League in 2014. He ended the year with a .293 batting average, 31 doubles, and 56 runs batted in. He was named the Eastern League Player of the Week for the final week of the season.[18] The Tigers invited Krizan to spring training in 2015, where the Tigers had him play in the infield with an eye on converting him into a utility player.[19][20] He began the 2015 season with the Toledo Mud Hens of the Class AAA International League, but was demoted to Erie in May after batting .169 in 71 at bats.[21] Krizan began the 2016 season in Erie, hitting .293 with nine home runs and 55 runs batted in 95 games. In July, Krizan won the Double-A Eastern League Home Run Derby with a total of 30 home runs. [22] On August 8, 2016, Krizan returned to Toledo and in 32 games hit .300 with one home run and ten runs batted in.

Krizan became a free agent after the 2017 season, and signed a new contract with Detroit.[23] He elected free agency on November 3, 2018.[citation needed] On December 18, Krizan signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets.[24] After the 2019 season, the Athletics selected Krizan from the Mets in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[25] On November 18, 2020, Krizan signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants organization.


Krizan married fiancée, Kristin, on November 3rd, 2018 at First United Methodist church in Sarasota, Florida. They welcomed their first child, a son named Carter, on October 23, 2019 in Austin, Texas. [26]


  1. ^ "All-Central Texas Team". Austin American-Statesman. June 23, 2006. p. C02. Retrieved February 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "All-Central Texas High School Baseball". Austin American-Statesman. June 20, 2007. p. C02. Retrieved March 23, 2012. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "TSWA All-State Baseball List". Longview News-Journal. July 13, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2012. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Dukes survive late inning scares from SteepleCats to hang on 3–2". February 9, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bucks rock Huskies' pitching". Duluth News Tribune. July 20, 2009. Retrieved February 15, 2012. (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Generals top North Texas behind Colon's effort". Victoria Advocate. July 20, 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  7. ^ "Fort Worth Regional: DBU stuns Oklahoma, 3-2, in 10 innings". Associated Press. June 3, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  8. ^ "Dallas Baptist's Jason Krizan has 39-game hitting streak ended". May 18, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  9. ^ "Big bats put Dallas Baptist in chase for CWS". USA Today. June 8, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  10. ^ "Krizan breaks NCAA doubles record: DBU senior hits 37th double of year in game against Alcorn St". May 14, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  11. ^ "2011 NCAA Division I Independents Batting Leaders".
  12. ^ "Dallas Baptist tops Oklahoma in 10th inning". Newsday. June 3, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012. (subscription required)
  13. ^ 2011 "ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-American Teams" Check |url= value (help) (PDF).
  14. ^ "College: Awards: All-America Teams: 2011 College All-America Team". June 15, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "Detroit Tigers 2011 Draft Results". Major League Baseball. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  16. ^ "Luis Castillo helps lift Whitecaps past TinCaps". The Grand Rapids Press. July 4, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  17. ^ "Dragons' road trip ends with setback". Springfield News-Sun. August 13, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2012.
  18. ^
  19. ^ "Detroit Tigers have outfielder Jason Krizan working in infield". Detroit Free Press. March 19, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  20. ^ "Detroit Tigers cut Jason Krizan, see utility role in his future". Detroit Free Press. March 30, 2015. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  21. ^ "Inside the minors: Jason Krizan demoted to Erie; Ben Verlander among league leaders in Florida". Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  22. ^ "Tigers prospect Krizan home run king for a day". Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  23. ^ "Tigers' Krizan states case with authority".
  24. ^ [1]
  25. ^ "2019 Rule 5 Draft results: Pick by pick".
  26. ^

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