Logan Forsythe

Baseball Player

Logan Forsythe was born in Memphis, Tennessee, United States on January 14th, 1987 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 37, Logan Forsythe biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 14, 1987
United States
Place of Birth
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
37 years old
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Baseball Player
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Logan Forsythe Life

Logan Forsythe (born January 14, 1987) is an American professional baseball infielder who is a free agent.

He has played for the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Forsythe has played at least one game at every position, except for center field, pitcher, and catcher, although mainly a second baseman. Forsythe played college baseball for the University of Arkansas prior to playing professionally.

In the 2007 Pan American Games, he also competed for the US national baseball team.

Personal life

On November 15, 2014, Forsythe married longtime friend Ally Atkins. The two met while attending the University of Arkansas. A son, the couple's first child, was born in 2016. In February 2021, the couple's second child, a girl, was born.


Logan Forsythe Career

Amateur career

Forsythe played baseball at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis, Tennessee, where he led his team to the 2005 state championship while batting.527 with 58 runs batted in (RBIs) and two stolen bases. He was recruited by the University of Arkansas to play college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Forsythe's mother had also attended Arkansas.

Forsythe had intended to have a medical redshirt in 2006 but had to cancel after suffering a season-ear injury. He appeared in 28 games and had a batting average of.189 as a freshman. As a Sophomore, he was the team's starting third baseman, with nine home runs, 55 RBI, and 18 stolen bases. With hits (78), doubles (16), burglaries, and on-base percentage (.556), he led the team in hits (78), doubles (163) and on-base percentage (.556). He scored.333 in the SEC Baseball Tournament and.267 in the Fayetteville Regional and was.267 in post-season action.

He was named as a third-team All-American and later added to USA Baseball's pre-season Golden Spikes Award Watch list as a Junior. He appeared in 51 games, hitting.351 with seven home runs and 34 RBI. At the end of the season, he was named to the All-Southeastern Conference first team.

Professional career

In the Supplemental first round (46th overall pick) of the 2008 MLB draft, the San Diego Padres selected Forsythe. On June 5, 2008, he signed with the Padres for a $835,000 compensation. He began his career in the lower minors, appearing in nine games for the Arizona Padres and three for the Eugene Emeralds during the offseason.

Forsythe played for the Lake Elsinore Storm of the California League in 2009, where he reached.322 in 66 games and was selected to the mid-season All-Star Team. He was promoted to the Texas League's Double-A San Antonio Missions on June 25, 2009, and he played.279 in 66 games for them.

Forsythe was moved to second base and spent the entire season for the Missions in 2010, totaling 38 RBI and 17 steals in 107 games. Despite missing over a month with a broken hand, he still led the league in walks. Before being named to the Triple-A Tucson Padres of the Pacific Coast League to begin the season, he was invited to spring training by the Padres as a non-roster player in 2011.

Forsythe was called up to the MLB for the first time on May 4, 2011 and made his MLB debut that day against Kevin Corcorreya of the Pittsburgh Pirates, as a pinch hitter against Kevin Corcorreya of the Pittsburgh Pirates and grounding out to shortstop.

During the summer of 2011, Forsythe was recalled three times and called to his first MLB hit, Henry Rodroe of the Washington Nationals, on May 28. Forsythe was mostly used as a pinch hitter or late inning defensive replacement until Chase Headley broke his pinkie and went on the disabled list in August, and Forsythe took over as the regular third baseman until his 2011 season was ended by knee surgery. In 36 starts and 60 games, he had a.287 average.

Forsythe was expected to make the 2012 Opening Day roster as a utility infielder, but a broken sesamoid bone in his left foot needed surgery during spring training, and he began the season on the disabled list. Forsythe returned to the Major League club on June 3 and became the regular second baseman after a brief stop in Triple-A. Forsythe made 73 starts at second base and also did well at shortstop and third base. He had a 6 home runs and was 273/.343/.390. At Petco Park, he had a.313 batting average, the highest single-season average for any player at Petco Park with more than 110 at-bats. Steve Edlefsen of the San Francisco Giants' first major league home run was a walk-off on June 5 for his first major league home run.

Plantar fasciitis was a sidelined for Forsythe in spring preparations and the 2013 season was the first on the 60-day disabled list. He was activated on June 10 after a brief rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Tucson when Jedd Gyorko went to the DL with a groin strain. Forsythe manned second base until Gyorko's return in mid-July, and then spent the club in a utility role, playing shortstop, second, and third as well as both corner outfield positions. His plantar fasciitis returned at the end of the season, but he was mostly restricted to a pinch hitting role. On the season, Forsythe batted.212/.332 with 6 home runs in 75 games played and 220 at-bats.

In exchange for Alex Torres and Jesse Hahn, the Padres traded Forsythe, Brad Boxberger, Matt Lollis, Matt Andriese, and Maxx Tissenbaum to the Tampa Bay Rays on January 22, 2014.

Forsythe slashed.223/.329 in 110 games with the Rays in 2014, a.287/.329 ratio. In his first season with the Rays, he appeared in First, Second, Third, Short, and Outfield.

Forsythe completed a year as an adult in 2015. While hitting a high 17 home runs (previously 6) and 68 RBI (previously 26). He made the Rays' offensive leader by a rise in at-bats and became one of the Rays' offensive leaders. Forsythe's numbers became even more impressive as they were turned into sabermetrics, with Forsythe ranked as the second best 2nd baseman and 32nd best overall player.

Forsythe signed a two-year deal with a club option in 2018 to return to the Rays following the season. He finished his 2016 season with a.264 batting average and a career-best 20 home runs.

Forsythe was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to José De León on January 23, 2017. Forsythe was on the 10-day disabled list on April 19, 2017 due to a fractured big right toe. He was hospitalized for 30 games, and he did not return to the Dodgers until May 23. He had trouble with his swing since returning from hospital, blaming his poor timing due to the injury. He appeared in 119 games, with a.224 batting average, six home runs, and 36 RBI. He only hit.190 against right-handed pitching, leading to him platooning with Chase Utley for much of the second half of the season. Justin Turner was also playing a career-high 42 games at third base, filling in for him. He appeared in 14 of the Dodgers' 15 playoff games, including all seven games of the 2017 World Series. In the playoffs, he hit.297 with 11 hits in 37 at-bats and also walked nine times.

On November 6, 2017, the Dodgers tried his option for the 2018 season. Forsythe played 70 games with the Dodgers in 2018, batting.207 with 2 home runs and 13 RBI.

Brian Dozier and minor leaguers Devin Smeltzer and Luke Raley were traded to the Minnesota Twins on July 31, 2018. Forsythe was batting.258 in 50 games with no home runs and 14 RBIs in the Minnesota Twins' second half of the season.

The Texas Rangers announced Forsythe in a minor league contract with a non-roster invite to spring training on February 26, 2019. The Texas Rangers reported on March 22, 2019 that Forsythe had been on the first day roster as their utility infielder. Forsythe ran 7.325/.325/348/.678 in 2018 and had 7 home runs and 39 RBI in over 102 games for Texas.

Forsythe and the Philadelphia Phillies signed a minor league contract on February 5, 2020. On July 18, 2020, he was released.

After being released by the Philadelphia Phillies, Forsythe signed a deal with the Miami Marlins on July 28, 2020. Forsythe was admitted to the active roster on August 3. Forsythe appeared in 12 games for the Marlins, slashing.118/.211/.235 before being placed on the 60-day injured list with a right oblique strain and missing the remainder of the season.

Forsythe signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers organization on May 4, 2021, and was assigned to the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. Forsythe was rated.250/.480 in 17 games with Nashville before being released on June 18.

International career

In the summer of 2007, Forsythe was selected to be part of the US national baseball team. At the World Port Tournament, his team came in second second place at the Pan American Games and third at the World Port Tournament.

Forsythe was accepted into the Americas Qualifying Team's roster in May 2021.