Surveying the minors -- Delmarva infielder Jedidiah Stephen

As I mentioned in last night's game recaps, Jedidiah Stephen was recently promoted from Aberdeen to Delmarva. He didn't have a successful debut with the Shorebirds last night. The 24-year-old infielder was 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his first game in the South Atlantic League this season.

However, Stephen was playing well for the IronBirds before his promotion. While he was only hitting .243 in 46 games, Stephen was second on the team in home runs (eight) and RBIs (29). He also had nine doubles and 24 runs scored.


Stephen recently answered the following survey for O's on Deck. The survey was distributed and returned by the Aberdeen IronBirds' media relations department before the infielder was promoted to Delmarva. Keep in mind that this survey is designed to give you a glimpse at what Stephen is like outside of what you see on the baseball field.

Don't forget to keep checking back for more 'Surveying the minors' features about your favorite minor league players. Tomorrow, I'll offer a look at outfielder Robbie Widlansky, who was also recently promoted to Delmarva from Aberdeen.


General information

Name: Jedidiah Stephen

Age: 24

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 205 lbs.

Hometown: Caldwell, Ohio

Nicknames: Turok

Position: Shortstop

High school/college: Shenandoah High School / Ohio State University

Time in professional baseball: Three years


Current MLB player: Derek Jeter

All-time MLB player: Derek Jeter

MLB team: Cincinnati Reds

Sport (other than baseball): Basketball and football

Food: Italian

Music: Country

Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo

Hobbies: Hunting and fishing

Other questions

1. What is one thing that you'd like the fans to know about you?

I'm a top three hunter and fisherman in the entire world!

2. At this point in your career, what has been your favorite moment?

Hitting walk-off home runs.

3. Who is your role model?

My parents, especially my mother.

4. In the minor leagues, what do you do for fun on a road trip?

Play with my PSP, watch DVDs and go hunting.