Walter on Jordan
"KJ needs to be more consistent. There will be days where he looks like a big leaguer and others where he doesn't. One the light switch flips on it will be an easy game for him."
2012 (Freshman) Made his long-anticipated return to the diamond just one year after receiving a kidney transplant from head coach Tom Walter ... Played in 45 games and made 36 starts, primarily in left field for the Deacs ... Made his collegiate debut at New Mexico St. on Feb. 17, going 1-for-4 with a run scored ... Finished the year with a .224 batting average, six doubles, a home run and 14 RBIs ... Was 5-for-7 on the base paths ... Had six multi-hit games on the year, including his first-career two-hit game vs. Eastern Michigan (3/4), going 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored ... Smacked his first-career home run vs. Valparaiso (3/6) ... Had a 3-for-6 performance with three RBIs, a double and a run scored vs. Charlotte (5/15), marking his only three-hit performance of the season.
2011 (Freshman) Missed the entire 2011 season after receiving a transplanted kidney from head coach Tom Walter on February 7, 2011 ... Spent the spring season getting healthy after surgery and returned to campus for summer school.
Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 19th round of the 2010 MLB Draft ... Ranked 43rd in the country by Perfect Game ... Finished second place at the Bo Jackson 5-Tool Contest and won the home run competition ... Member of 2009 Under Armour Team ... Played in the East Coast Showcase and the Area Code Showcase ... Named to the All-City Team by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer in 2008 and 2009 ... Won the school's President's Award from 2007-09.
Born November 14, 1991 ... Son of Keith and Charlene Jordan.