Joshua Dean Fields was born on December 14, 1982, in Ada, Oklahoma. He plays third base for the Chicago White Sox.
Josh is 6’ 1”, weighs 220 pounds, and bats and throws right.
CollegeJosh was a two-sport athlete at Oklahoma State University, playing both baseball and football.
He was selected as a Big 12 Conference All-Star at third base in 2003, and had a career batting average of .364 over three years. He also earned three letters as a quarterback for the Cowboys.
Minor LeaguesJosh was selected by the Chicago White Sox as the 18th overall pick in the first round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.
2004 - Winston-Salem Warthogs in the Carolina League 2005 - Birmingham Barons in the Southern League 2006/2007 - Charlotte Knights in the International League 2008 - Winston-Salem Warthogs in the Carolina League (4 games only) then brought up to the Charlotte Knights again for 59 games.
Major LeaguesJosh made his major league debut on September 13, 2006, but did not have his at-bat until September 18. In that game against the Detroit Tigers, Josh hit a pinch-hit home run, becoming the third player in White Sox history to hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, joining Carlos Lee and Miguel Olivo.
Josh started the 2007 season at AAA Charlotte, but was called up to the majors after regular third basemam Joe Crede went down with a season-ending injury.
In 2008, Josh had to compete with Joe Crede for the starting position. Crede, fully recovered from his injury, won the job.
On July 25, 2008, Josh was called up to once mre replace Crede, who was put on the 15 day disabled list. (Crede was re-activated on August 25, 2008.)
PersonalJosh has been married to Ashleigh since December 2006.