After two standout seasons at the University of Connecticut, Jean-Baptiste joined the Timbers as the first-round SuperDraft pick (eighth overall) of the team on Jan. 12, 2012.
2013: Played in 26 games (22 starts) in his second MLS season, logging 2,142 minutes ... Appeared in 21 consecutive league matches from April 27 to Sept. 14, making 17 starts during that span ... Earned his first MLS assist on Rodney Wallace's second-half stoppage time equalizer in a 1-1 draw March 16 at Seattle Sounders FC ... Tallied the game-winning goal in second-half stoppage time in a 2-1 win against the LA Galaxy on July 13 at JELD-WEN Field ... Scored at 93:47, his goal against the Galaxy is the latest goal and latest game-winning goal scored in the Timbers' MLS history ... It was also his second-career MLS goal ... Was a contributor in the club finishing the season with a league-best 15 shutouts and setting an MLS single-season record with 11 of those at home ... Listed among MLSsoccer.com's 24 Under 24 series for 2013 at No. 16 as one of the top young players, under the age of 24, in the league ... Selected to the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week in Week 20 ... Also played in the club's 1-0 win over EPL side Norwich City FC in a friendly July 24 at JELD-WEN Field ... Played in all four matches during the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, helping the club reach the semifinals - its deepest run in the U.S. Open Cup in club history ... Logged all 360 minutes of the club's 2013 U.S. Open Cup run and aided in a shutout against the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) in a 2-0 win in the fourth round June 12 at JELD-WEN Field ... Started two games for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League.
2012: Appeared in five matches (4 starts) in his rookie season ... Played the full 90 minutes in each of his four regular-season starts ... Became the youngest Timbers player to score an MLS goal at 19 years, eight months and 27 days when he tallied his first professional goal in the Timbers’ season-opening 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union at JELD-WEN Field March 12 ... Played in six matches (4 starts) for the Timbers Reserves in the MLS Reserve League, logging 421 minutes and registering one goal ... Scored May 27 in a 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves ... Contributed in back-to-back shutout wins over Seattle Sounders FC Reserves (2-0) April 10 and Whitecaps FC Reserves (3-0) April 22 ... Played 28 minutes as a second-half sub in a July 24 friendly vs. Aston Villa FC and the entire second half of an exhibition against Valencia CF on May 23 ... Went on loan to the L.A. Blues of USL PRO from July 11 to Aug. 20 ... Played the full 90 minutes in all eight of his appearances for the Blues, contributing to four clean sheets during his loan spell.
INTERNATIONAL: Played in the Lisbon International Tournament with the U.S. U-18 National Team and was a member of the U-20 National Team pool in 2010.
COLLEGE: Was named the Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year after starting in each of the 25 matches he played in during his sophomore season in 2011 … Anchored UConn’s defense that allowed just 10 goals and recorded a program-record 16 shutouts ... Recorded two goals and one assist, while earning All-BIG EAST Conference first-team and NSCAA All-Northeast Region first-team honors … Garnered Soccer America second-team MVP Honors ... Was named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Rookie Team in his first collegiate season at Connecticut in 2010 … Was a Soccer America first-team Freshman All-American, a College Soccer News second-team All-Freshman honoree and was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region second team in his freshman season … Started in all 20 games for the Huskies as a freshman, registering one goal and an assist.
PERSONAL: Lettered at Brentwood (NY) High School … Was a NSCAA/adidas High School All-American for 2009 … Was selected as the 2009 New York State Player of the Year and 2009 Long Island Player of the Year … Was the 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year … Was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. … His parents moved from Haiti in the 1980s … His brother played soccer at Bridgeport University … Played for Brentwood Youth Soccer Club, where his mother was very involved with the club … Was named to U.S. Soccer’s U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI in 2010, while playing for Albertson SC.