Jonathan Henry Jay (born March 15, 1985) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Cardinals drafted him in the second round of the 2006 MLB Draft from the University of Miami. He made his MLB debut for the Cardinals in 2010 after batting .301 with 34 home runs, .803 on-base plus slugging percentage and 61 stolen bases in 409 minor league games. He plays primarily center field.
The starting center fielder for two National League (NL) pennant-winning clubs, Jay finished tenth in the NL in batting average in 2012 after hitting .305. Between 2011 and 2013, he established a new errorless streak for NL center fielders at 245 games. He has also hosted celebrity bowling tournaments for charity.
By Dean Hanley
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