Jean Segura (2010) becomes 386th player in Cedar Rapids baseball history to make MLB debut
Jean Segura made his MLB debut tonight getting the start at shortstop for the Angels as they played host to the Kansas City Royals. He faced former Cedar Rapids Kernels pitcher Will Smith (2009) in his first MLB at bat. Segura struck out swinging in his first two plate appearances each against Smith. He reached base in the 8th inning on an error by reliever Greg Holland. Segura is the 386th player to play professional baseball in Cedar Rapids and play in a major league game.
Jean Segura hit .313 with 24 doubles, 12 triples, 10 HR, 79 RBI and stole 50 bases in 130 games during the 2010 season for the Kernels. Cedar Rapids finished the season with a 82-56 record under manager Bill Mosiello. The Kernels lost to Clinton in the first round of the Midwest League Playoffs. Segura was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star game. He joined 2010 teammates Ariel Pena and Tyler Skaggs playing in the 2012 Futures Game during the MLB All Star festivities.
Jean Segura hit .293 with 12 doubles, 4 HR, 26 RBI and stole 18 bases playing for the Tempe Angels and the Inland Empire 66ers in 2011. Segura has hit .294 with 10 doubles, 7 HR, 40 RBI and stole 33 bases for the Arkansas Travelers in 93 games in 2012.
Barret Browning (2007) became the 385th Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni to make his MLB debut when he debuted with the Cardinals on June 30, 2012.