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John Hester
Arizona Diamondbacks — No. 31
Born: September 14, 1983 (1983-09-14) (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right 
MLB debut
August 28, 2009 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2009 season)
Batting average     .250
Hits     7
Runs batted in     4
Home Runs     1

John Hester (born September 14, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a right-handed Major League Baseball catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. On August 28, 2009 on his major league debut, he hit a two-run homer in first career Major League at-bat in a game against the Houston Astros[1].


College Career

He attended to Stanford University.

Major League Career

Hester was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2005 MLB Draft but did not sign a professional contract.Later he was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round (387th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft

He was called up to the majors on August 28, 2009 from Triple A Reno Aces after catcher Chris Snyder injured his back and was forced to the disabled list[2].The same night,Hester made a two-run homer in first career Major League at-bat in the sixth inning of the game against the Houston Astros off Astros Wilton Lopez after a 2-2 delivery from Lopez[3],he also became the 82nd former Cardinal to play in the MLB[4].


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