Lance Zawadzki was born on Sunday, May 26, 1985, in Framingham, Massachusetts. Zawadzki was 24 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 2, 2010, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Lance Zawadzki baseball stats page.
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Lance Zawadzki Autograph on a 2010 Topps Chrome (#193)
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Lance Frederick Zawadzki was a Major League Baseball player with the San Diego Padres ( 2010 ). Zawadzki was drafted straight out of St. John's High School (Shrewsbury, MA) by the Montreal Expos in 2003 (48th round), but chose to play baseball at San Diego State University . Lance was drafted again, by the the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 (15th round), but did not sign again, transferring instead to Lee University. The Friars selected him in 2007 (4th round), and the third time was the charm, he signed for $50,000 and was sent to the minors.
Did you know that Lance Zawadzki was the first player to get a hit in PetCo Park? On March 11, 2004, the San Diego State Aztecs , of which retired Padres player Tony Gwynn was the head coach, defeated the Houston Cougars in a four-team NCAA invitational tournament. Lance, a freshman at the time, collected a double and after the game he said, "That was something special because you're in college and getting to play in a major league park."
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