Ian Bladergroen

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Ian Michael Bladergroen

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Biographical Information[edit]

First baseman Ian Bladergroen played in the minor leagues and independent leagues from 2003 to 2010. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 44th round of the 2002 amateur draft, a few picks after pitcher Tim Wood and ahead of pitcher Ty Taubenheim. He was signed by scout Marlon Jones.

He broke out in just his second professional campaign, hitting .342/.397/.595 with 13 home runs and 74 RBI in 72 games for the Capital City Bombers. Going into 2005, Baseball America ranked him the #5 prospect in the Mets system; on January 27, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox for first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz. He spent 2005 and 2006 in the Sox system with limited success. In 2007, he joined the independent ranks and again showed good power, hitting 15 home runs with 51 RBI for the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2008. Signed by the Seattle Mariners for 2009, he hit 11 home runs with 60 RBI for two teams. He joined the York Revolution for his final campaign, hitting 17 home runs with 86 RBI.

Overall, Bladergroen batted .272/.352/.440 with 44 home runs and 258 RBI in 428 games.