A 2005 graduate of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL, Jason earned First Team All State honors and was the Central Suburban League MVP his senior year. He was also an All-Conference wide receiver, setting school records for catches, yards and touchdowns in a season.
Jason enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in 2016, collecting career bests in homeruns (23), extra base hits (68) and runs scored (91) while falling just shy of his career-best total in RBI (82). He was tied for first with Jose Altuve among American League second basemen in doubles (41) and tied for sixth in RBI. An American-League All-Star in both 2013 and 2015, Jason played in all 15 of the Indians’ post-season games in 2016, hitting at least one home run in each of the three series (two in the World Series).
Jason’s favorite sports team growing up was the Chicago Bulls.