Date of Birth: 08/14/1989
Height: 6' 2" Weight: 210 lbs
Resides: Jonesboro, AR
Highest Level: AAA
Cleary Jr. begins his third season with the Ducks and 10th in professional baseball. The outfielder led the Ducks and ranked third in the Atlantic League with a career-best .321 batting average during the 2016 season. In 107 games, he amassed 52 RBI, 51 runs, 130 hits, 19 doubles and four triples. The 27-year-old also displayed blazing speed, ranking second on the team and fifth in the league with 32 stolen bases. Defensively, he led all Atlantic League qualifying outfielders with a .991 fielding percentage, committing just two errors in 215 total chances.
The Arkansas native spent the entire 2015 season with Long Island as well. His .308 batting average was third-best in the Atlantic League, and his career-high 34 stolen bases were tied for second. He finished the year with 41 RBI, 62 runs, 139 hits, 18 doubles and four triples in 115 games while also compiling a team-long 21-game hitting streak. Prior to joining the Ducks, the switch hitter spent seven seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, reaching as high as Triple-A, and played 10 games for the Harrisburg Senators (AA, Nationals) in 2015. Cleary Jr. was originally drafted by the Rockies in the 37th round of the 2008 amateur draft.