Jason Repko Baseball Class of 1999Jason Repko was a three-year starter on the Falcon Baseball team. He was among the team leaders in home runs, RBI’s, batting average, and stolen bases for all three years. As a senior, Jason posted a .581 batting average with 18 home runs and 14 stolen bases. He also clocked a 94 MPH fastball from the mound. A High School All-American infielder, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft, Jason skipped his high school graduation ceremony and passed on a scholarship with San Diego State University to sign with the Dodgers.
Jason started his professional career as a shortstop with the rookie league Great Falls Dodgers, hitting .304 with 8 homers and 12 steals and being selected to the Pioneer League All-Star Team. His career was slowed when he suffered a torn hamstring during extended spring training in 2000 and missed most of the season. He then suffered a broken vertebra on the right side of his back, and only managed to play in 88 games for Single-A Wilmington in 2001.
Finally healthy for an entire season in 2002, the Dodgers had him switch positions from shortstop, where he had played previously, to center field while playing for the Vero Beach Dodgers. Jason hit .272 for Vero Beach, with 9 homers and 29 steals that season and was selected to the Florida State League All-Star team. He played for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns in 2003 and split 2004 between Jacksonville and the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
Jason made his major league debut on April 6, 2005, against the San Francisco Giants. He singled off Jason Christiansen in the sixth inning for his first major league hit. His first major league home run came on April 10 in Arizona off Oscar Villarreal and homered in his first at bat at Dodger Stadium on April 12 against the Giants. He hit .221 with 8 home runs and 30 RBI's for the Dodgers in 2005, playing in 129 games.
In 2006, he was off to a fast start, but suffered a high ankle sprain and missed 2½ months, returning to the Dodgers on July 24. On March 31, 2010, Jason was released by the Dodgers and became a free agent. On April 6, 2010, Jason signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins and was called up to the Twins on June 24 and currently remains on the Twins roster.