Mason Katz

#8 MASON KATZ – C/IF

Height: 5-10      Weight: 190

Bats: Right        Throws: Right

Born: Harahan, Louisiana

Resides: River Ridge, Louisiana

High School: Jesuit (New Orleans, Louisiana)

College: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana – “Tigers”)

Draft: 4th – STL – 2013

Born: 8/23/90    Opening Night Age: 26

Classification: LS-2

Career Highlights: Fifth season of professional baseball and first with the Goldeyes…signed by the Goldeyes on 5/18/17…career .251 hitter with 30 home runs and 138 RBI in 277 games played…129 career runs scored with 53 doubles, three triples, 14 stolen bases, and 108 walks…career .338 on-base percentage and .407 slugging percentage…career .964 fielding percentage at second base (154 games played)…reached the Double-A level in 2016…12-for-34 (.353) in career with bases loaded…drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth round in 2013…played under former Goldeyes’ catcher Dann Bilardello in 2014 (Palm Beach, High-A Florida State League) and in 2016 (Springfield, Double-A Texas League)…played four seasons of college baseball at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 2010-13…hit a combined .341 for the Tigers with 169 runs scored, 52 doubles, 33 home runs, and 180 RBI in 206 collegiate games…helped Tigers reach the 2013 College World Series…180 RBI ranked 10th in program history at the conclusion of his college career…earned Southeastern Conference (SEC) All-Conference honours during senior season in 2013…majored in Sports Administration…played in the Cape Cod League for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox from 2011-12, hitting a combined .267 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 62 games…played at Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana…high school has produced 12 Major League players in its history…full name is Mason Bloch Katz

2016

Springfield (Texas/AA/St. Louis): Appeared in 14 games for the Cardinals, going 16-for-42 (.381) with three home runs and seven RBI…scored seven runs with two doubles, three stolen bases, and six walks…hit safely in 10 of 14 games…had four multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…3-for-4 with two runs, home run, and RBI on 6/11 vs. Tulsa…2-for-4 with double and two RBI on 6/19 at Tulsa…scored four runs while going 3-for-4 with two home runs and two RBI on 6/25 vs. Arkansas…helped Cardinals reach Texas League playoffs

Palm Beach (Florida State/A+/St. Louis): Appeared in five games for the Cardinals, going 1-for-19 (.053) with two RBI…scored two runs with one double and two walks

2015

Palm Beach (Florida State/A+/St. Louis): Hit .259 with four home runs and 32 RBI for the Cardinals in 75 games…scored 34 runs with 19 doubles, five stolen bases, and 33 walks…had a .347 on-base percentage…hit safely in 45 of 75 games…had 20 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…had 9-game hitting streak from 4/14-4/22 (12-for-35, .343)…3-for-5 with run scored on 4/26 at Fort Myers…3-for-4 with run, two doubles, and RBI on 5/6 at St. Lucie…4-for-6 with run and double on 5/16 at Bradenton…2-for-4 with two runs, double, home run, and RBI on 9/1 at Bradenton…3-for-5 with run, two doubles, and RBI on 9/3 vs. Jupiter…helped the Cardinals reach the Florida State League playoffs…1-for-3 (.333) with an RBI in two playoff games

Cardinals (Gulf Coast/R/St. Louis): Appeared in three games for the Cardinals’ Gulf Coast League affiliate, going 5-for-10 (.500) with one home run and three RBI…scored two runs with one walk…3-for-5 with an RBI on 8/5 at the Marlins’ Gulf Coast League affiliate…helped the Cardinals reach the Gulf Coast League playoffs

2014

Palm Beach (Florida State/A+/St. Louis): Hit .276 for the Cardinals in 49 games with six home runs and 28 RBI…scored 21 runs with seven doubles, one triple, three stolen bases, and 16 walks…had a .341 on-base percentage and a .442 slugging percentage…hit safely in 29 of 49 games…had 13 multi-hit games, including three 3-hit games…1-for-2 with run, home run, and three RBI on 7/1 vs. Jupiter…2-for-4 with two doubles on 7/19 vs. Tampa…3-for-4 with run scored, double, triple, and two RBI on 7/24 at Brevard County…2-for-5 with run, home run, and three RBI on 7/25 at Brevard County…3-for-5 with two RBI on 8/24 vs. Bradenton

Peoria (Midwest/A/St. Louis): Hit .212 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI for the Chiefs in 75 games…scored 36 runs with 11 doubles, one triple, one stolen base, and 29 walks…had a .432 slugging percentage…hit safely in 40 of 75 games…had nine multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game and one 4-hit game…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 with run scored and two doubles on 4/3 at Wisconsin…had three RBI while going 1-for-4 with run scored and home run on 4/25 vs. Quad Cities…scored three runs and drew three walks on 5/1 at Beloit…4-for-4 with four runs scored, two home runs, and four RBI on 5/20 vs. Clinton…3-for-4 with two runs and two doubles on 6/2 vs. Kane County…1-for-3 with run, home run, and three RBI on 6/5 at Beloit…hit two home runs and had two RBI while going 2-for-5 with two runs scored on 6/15 vs. Clinton

2013

State College (New York-Penn/A-/St. Louis): Hit .249 with two home runs and 23 RBI for the Spikes in 56 games…scored 27 runs with 13 doubles, one triple, two stolen bases, and 21 walks…had a .345 on-base percentage…hit safely in 37 of 56 games…had 11 multi-hit games, including one 3-hit game…made professional debut and collected first career hit on 6/25 vs. Jamestown, going 1-for-1 with a run scored…picked up first career RBI on 7/1 at Williamsport, while going 1-for-5…hit first career home run on 7/15 at Hudson Valley, while going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI…2-for-3 with run scored, two doubles, and an RBI on 7/31 vs. Tri-City…3-for-4 with run, two doubles, and RBI on 8/8 at Staten Island…had three RBI while going 2-for-4 on 8/25 vs. Auburn