Jordan Serena

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Jordan Lee Serena

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 220 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jordan Serena has played in the minors.

Serena hit .524 as a high school junior, then was All-State as a senior. As a college freshman, he hit .240/.396/.280 as a college freshman. As a sophomore, he batted .278/.358/.398 and stole 27 bases in 28 tries. He tied for the Ivy League lead in runs (39), led in doubles (21), tied for the lead in triples (4) and led in steals. He tied Garrett Neubart for the third-highest steal total in school history. As a junior, he hit .305/.401/.385 with 41 runs in 48 games, going 25-for-30 in steals. He again led the Ivy League in runs (by 8), hits (57) and steals (by 8). His senior year, he put up a .319/.396/.406 batting line and stole 21 bases in 28 tries while scoring 44 runs in 51 games. He tied Gus Craig for the Ivy League lead in runs, led in hits and led in steals. He made All-League as a utility man. He finished among Columbia's career leaders in runs (138, 4th), hits (190, 5th), doubles (36, tied for 9th) and steals (2nd, 12 behind Neubart).

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim took him in the 35th round of the 2015 amateur draft; the scout was Ryan Leahy. He split time between the AZL Angels (.232/.376/.329, 14 SB, 0 CS in 24 G) and the Orem Owlz (.169/.244/.197 in 20 G) as a utility infielder that summer. With the 2016 Burlington Bees, he hit .253/.332/.329 with 60 runs in 110 games. He saw action at every infield spot except 2B and all three outfield positions, with his most action coming at 3B (57 G).

Serena was the only non-Bahamaian infielder to start for the British national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers as they had Albert Cartwright at 2B, Jasrado Chisholm at SS and Kyle Simmons at 3B (the backups were more diverse with Cuba's Maikel Azcuy, Britain's Richard Klijn and British Virgin Islander Nateshon Thomas). He went 0 for 13 with 3 walks, a steal and a run. He also hit into a crucial two-run error by Leonardo Reginatto in a 4-3 win over Brazil in the semifinals.