Great Britain Under-19 National Team third baseman and right-handed pitcher, Jamie Gregory, has joined Herts. He is the third big signing for the club after Abelardo Salas and Andrew Fulford joined this Spring.
Gregory started his career with the Essex Redbacks as a member of their Under-17 league team. At the age of 16 he was already a member of the Redbacks first team making his debut in the Triple-A League which is the second league tier in British baseball. His talent was recognised early by the Great Britain National Team and he was added to the GB Under-19 squad with whom he took part in the tour of South Africa.
The six-feet-three-inch righty made his debut in the National Baseball League in 2013 with the Essex Arrows. He was utilised as a relief pitcher but played predominantly at third base. He had a batting average of .261 and a slugging average of .333, driving in 12 runs.
Gregory is 18-years-old and it is an exciting prospect for Herts fans to see how this young talent will develop both as a member of Herts and with the Great Britain National Team. “I greatly look forward to joining such a well established and ever growing baseball club as Herts” said Gregory.
He is expected to make his debut in the Herts Spring League pre-season games which commence on 22 and 23 March.