Markus Lynn Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox. In 2018, he became the first player in MLB history to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title, and World Series in the same season. He is also a professional tenpin bowler for the Professional Bowlers Association.
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Markus Lynn Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Boston Red Sox. In 2018, he became the first player in MLB history to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title, and World Series in the same season. Betts was drafted by the Red Sox in 2011, and made his MLB debut in the 2014 season, splitting time between second base and the outfield. He is also a professional tenpin bowler for the Professional Bowlers Association. He bowled a perfect game in the World Series of Bowling. In 2013, Betts’s junior year at John Overton High School in Nashville, he batted. 548 with 24 steals. He was also a standout basketball player, named MVP of the District 12-AAA league his senior season while averaging 14. 1 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals per game; and also named Class AAA All-City Player of the Year for the Nashville, Tennessee metropolitan area. He has been compared to former Red Sox teammate Dustin Pedroia. In 2014, he signed an eight-year, USD 110 million contract extension with the Sox, leading to speculation that the team would groom Betts for a new position in addition to second base. Since mid-May 2014,Betts has has been selected for the All-Star Futures Game, but was replaced following his 2014 season by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge. He also played in the 2013 World Series for the New York Yankees, where he hit a homerun and made a diving catch in the ninth inning.
In 2012, he played 16 games for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League, batting. 271. In November that year, Bett signed a letter of commitment to attend the University of Tennessee on a baseball scholarship, also getting recruited by Vanderbilt University, Mississippi State University and theUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham. He played two games in 2011 for the GCL Red Sox of the rookie Gulf Coast League, getting two hits in four at bats. He batted. 267 and stole 20 bases in 71 games in 2012, He played shortstop regularly, but looked more comfortable at second base, and was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox on June 3, 2014. In both 2013 and 2014, Betting reached base in 66 straight regular-season games plus five playoff games for a combined 71 games. In the 2014 spring training season, he was named to the Double-A Eastern League All-Stars. In June 2014, Betts batted. 355 in 54 games to lead the Eastern League through June 2. On July 9, he batting. 341 in 51 games to complete the 2013 season with a combined. 314 average in 127 games between Greenville and Salem with 15 home runs and 38 steals. His. 506 slugging percentage ranked him third behind Alex Hassan and Garin Cecchini. Betting was a second-team inclusion on the Baseball America Minor League all-Star Team for 2013, with the first-team selection for second base going to Marcus Semien.