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 endured a tough season at the plate around three stints on the disabled list in ‘17, missing a combined 62 games on the season. He enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career with the Indians in 2016, collecting career bests in home runs (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 20 of the Indians’ post-season games in 2016 and 2017 and hit at least one home run in each of the three ’16 series (two in the World Series).
Jason’s favorite sports team growing up was the Chicago Bulls.