Married Diana on 1/18/09… the couple has a son named Jax Isaac (born August 2013)… Brian is the son of former UNC-Chapel Hill coach Mike Roberts... Hosted "Brian's Bash" at ESPN Zone for four straight years from 2006-09, an event that raised more than $450,000 for the University of Maryland's Hospital for Children... In January 2006, was presented with the Will Wynne Award, given by the Raleigh Hot Stove League to the North Carolinian having the best year or biggest impact on baseball... Spent his final collegiate season at the University of South Carolina, where he was named a second team All-American by Baseball America in 1999, batting .353 with 12HR, 36RBI and a NCAA-leading 67 stolen bases… also led the nation with 63SB in 1998 and finished his college career fifth all-time in the NCAA with 177SB... Was rated by Baseball America as the top defensive college player in the country... Was named the nation's "Freshman of the Year" in 1997 at the University of North Carolina, batting .427 with 8HR and 44RBI, breaking Tar Heels records in batting average, hits (102), doubles (24) and stolen bases (47).
In 77 games with the Orioles, batted .249 (66-for-265) with 33R, 12 doubles, 8HR and 39RBI... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/5 with a right hamstring strain… was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/18 and reinstated on 6/30… in four rehab games with Triple-A Norfolk, hit .231 (3-for-13) with 2R, 1 double and 1RBI... Hit his first home run since 4/13/11 at Chicago-AL... Was placed on the paternity list from 8/2-5 for the birth of his son, Jax Isaac (born on 8/2)... Recorded consecutive multi-RBI games from 8/17-18 vs. Colorado, accomplishing the feat for the first time since 4/1-2/11... Hit his sixth career grand slam on 8/23 vs. Oakland off Dan Straily, his first since 9/12/09.
Had two DL stints (3/26-6/12 - concussion & 7/2-end of season - right groin strain)...Had right hip surgery, 8/2...Transferredto the 60-day DL, 8/9 ... Went 3-for-4 with RBI, 6/12 vs. PIT, his season debut after being activated from 60-day DL...Was his first ML game since5/16/11 @BOS ... Had 3RBI, 6/16 @ATL, his most in a game since 4/29/11 @CWS (3) ... Collected his 388th career multi-hit game, 6/22 vs. WAS, 7th on the O's all-time list ... Batted .238/.340/.429 with 5-2B, a HR, 5RBI and 6 runs in 14-game rehab assignment with Class-A Delmarva (2 games),Double-A Bowie (7 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (5 games)
Experienced concussion symptoms May 16 and was placed on 7-day concussion DL, May 19 ... Transferred to the 15-day DL, May 31, then transferred to the 60-day DL, July 19 ... Did not play after May 16 ... Hit three run home run in 8th inning, April 2 @TB, giving O's 3-1 win in second game of season opening series sweep ... Hit three run home run in 5th inning, April 4 vs. DET, giving O's 5-1 win in home opener ... Had then team season-high 12 game hit streak, April 13-26, during which he batted .327 (17-for-52) ... Collected season-high 3 hits, April 17 @CLE ... Hit 2-out RBI double in 9th on April 24 to tie game vs. NYY ... Collected three RBI in 4 different games (4/2 @TB, 4/4 vs. DET, 4/19 vs. MIN and 4/29 @CWS) after not having any three RBIgames in 2010 ... Broke an 0-for-26 with two hits, May 12 vs. SEA ... Recorded his 38th career 2+ SB game, May 16 @BOS, moving him past Brady Anderson for the most multi-steal games inOrioles history ... It was his first two stolen base game since August 11, 2009 ... Now trails Anderson (307) by 33 for first place on the Orioles' all-time steals list ... Batted .159/.239/.232 in 21 home games and .284/.310/.432 in 18 road games ... Hit .290 (9-31) with a .969 OPS with RISP.
Hit his 330th career double September 8 @NYY to pass Brady Anderson for 4th place all-time in Orioles history ... Had 18 extra base hits on the season and passed Ken Singleton and Rafael Palmeiro on the Orioles all-time list...Is now tiedfor 6th with Paul Blair ... Scored the 738th run of his career August 11 @CLE to pass Paul Blair for 7th in Orioles history ... Moved past Mark Belanger and Melvin Mora and now sits 9th on the Orioles all-time-hits list ... Played in four games to open the season before being placed on the 15-day Disabled List with a strained abdominal muscle ... Was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 12 ... Reinstated from the 60-day DL on July 23 ... Hit his second career walk-off HR on August 9 vs. CWS against J.J. Putz (also June 28, 2005 vs. NYY's Mike Stanton)...Bothcame as leadoff batter in 10th inning ... Homered against LHP Mark Buehrle on August 25 @CWS, his first HR against a LHP since July 5, 2009 (off LAA's Joe Saunders) ... Hit his 13th career leadoff HR on September 13 vs. TOR against Marc Rzepczynski ... Reached base in 25 straight games August 16-September 15, and hit .327 with nine 2B, two HR, 10 RBI, 10 BB and five SBduring that stretch ... Hit .293 (36-123) with a .380 OBP in 31 road games and .262 (28-107) with a .322 OBP at Camden Yards ... Missed final six games of the season due to headaches ... Club went 30-28 in games he started
Winner of the 2009 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team regularly...Set a major league record for doubles in a season by a switch-hitter (56) and established new career-highs in doubles, runs (110) and RBI (79)...On May 2, became the 15th player to play in 1,000 games in an Orioles uniform and is currently in 13th place on the Orioles' all-time list with 1,135 games played...Became the 4th player to reach 1,000 games played while spending his entire career with the Orioles, joining Cal Ripken Jr.,Brooks Robinson and Rich Dauer...Posted his 3rd season with at least 25 steals, 50 doubles, 70 walks and 100 runs scored...That feat had been accomplished by only 4 players since 1900 (Tris Speaker, Kiki Cuyler, Craig Biggio and Bobby Abreu) and each of those players did it just once...Became the fourth player in major league history to record three or more 50-double seasons (Tris Speaker did it five times, while Paul Waner and Stan Musial did it three times each - all are in the Hall of Fame)...Combined with Nick Markakis (45) for 101 doubles, setting a franchise record for doubles in a season by teammates, topping the 99 doubles by Roberts (51) and Aubrey Huff/Nick Markakis (48 each) in 2008...The 101 doubles by teammates was the thirdhighest teammate total (minimum 45 each) since WWII, behind the 2000 COL (112 - Todd Helton 59 and Jeff Cirillo 53) and 1996 SEA (106 - Alex Rodriguez 54 and Edgar Martinez 52)...George Burns (64) and Tris Speaker (52) of the 1926 CLE holdthe major league record for most doubles by teammates in one season since 1900 (116)...Participated in the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a memeber of team USA, batting .438 (7-16) with 6 runs scored in 4 games...His 110 runs scored tied him with Rafael Palmeiro for 11th-most in a single season in Orioles history...His 73 extra-base hits tied for the 11th-most in one season in Orioles history...Led the AL in steals of third base as he was successful in all 14 attempts...Finished 3rd in the AL in runs scored (110), tied for 6th in extra-base hits (73), tied for 7th in games played (159), 13th in times on base (255), tied for 15th in hits (179) and total bases (285), and tied for 16th in walks (74)...Stole 20 bases or more for the 7th consecutive season, a mark matched only by Ichiro Suzuki and Carl Crawford in the AL...Has the 4th-most steals in the AL since 2003 (235), trailing Carl Crawford (353), Chone Figgins (278) and Ichiro Suzuki (254)...Led off two games with home runs (July 5 @LAA - Saunders and August 3 @DET - Verlander), giving him 12 in his career...Hit two grand slams (September 12 @NYY - Burnett and August 20 @TB - Cormier) to increase his career grand slam total to 5...Reached base safely in 26 straight games, July 28-August 25...Hit in 11 straight games, August 10-21, batting .385 (20-52) with eight doubles, and five home runs...Recorded 51 multi-hit games...Established franchise record for doubles in a season with his 52nd on September 15 vs. TB...Recorded three 4-hit games (April 26 vs. TEX, June 13 vs. ATL and August 14 vs. LAA)...Posted his 2nd career multi-homer game, August 21 @CWS off Gavin Floyd (also September 6, 2006 @LAA - Santana)...Is the O's all-time leader in stolen base percentage (80.0%; 256-for-320) and 2nd in steals (256; Brady Anderson - 307)
Appeared in 155 games in his 8th season with the Orioles, setting career-highs with 51 doubles, 8 triples and 181 hits...Finished among the top-25 in the American League in 15 categories: doubles (2nd-51), runs (3rd-107), stolen bases (4th-40), triples (tied for 4th-8), times on base (6th - 265), on-base percentage (8th-.378), walks (tied for 8th-82), stolen base percent- age (tied for 9th-80.0%), hits (12th-181), multi-hit games (tied for 12th-51), at-bats (13th-611), extra-base hits (tied for 13th-68), games (tied for 14th-155), total bases (18th-275) and average (tied for 19th-.296)...Became the 13th Oriole in franchise history to collect 1,000 hits (3-for-5 w/3B) on June 24 @CHC (C. Ripken; B. Robinson; E. Murray; B. Anderson; B. Powell; K. Singleton; P. Blair; A. Bumbry; M. Belanger; M. Mora; B.J. Surhoff & R. Palmeiro) Went 40-for-50 in stolen base attempts...Is the O's franchise leader with a 79.9% success rate & ranks 3rd in O's history with 226 SB...Has 262 doubles in his career, 6th-most in Orioles history...Also ranks among Orioles all-time franchise leaders in triples (9th, 32); at-bats (11th, 3858); runs (11th, 619); and hits (11th, 1095)...IMatched his career-high with 107 runs (2004), reaching the 100-run plateau for the third time (103 in 2007)...EHit .313 (57-182) against left-handed pitching, his first season over .300 after entering 2008 a career .245 hitter (239-976) vs. LHP...Batted .342 (40-117) with a .395 OBP, .564 SLG, 19 runs, 17 doubles, 3 triples, a HR, 12 RBI, 11 walks and 7 SB in June...Batted .355 (27-76) with 14 extra-base hits and 16 runs in 18 Interleague games
Appeared in 156 games and was named to his 2nd All-Star Game in his 7th season with the Orioles...Tied for the American League lead with 50 stolen bases, becoming the third Oriole (Brady Anderson andLuis Aparicio) to swipe 50 in a season...Had 6 games with 2 stolen bases this year...Has 186 career steals, 3rd on the club's all-time list...Has been successful on 79.8% (186-233) of hisstolen base attempts, ahead of Luis Aparicio (78.3%, 166-212) for the best mark in club history...Tied for 8th in the AL with 42 doubles, the 3rd time in the last 4 seasons he has hit at least 40 doubles...Was 11th in the league with 103 runs scored...Set new career highs with 89 walks and 180 hits...Had 49 multi-hit games and 59 extra-base hits on the season, including 12 home runs...Has hit 10 ormore homers in each of the last 3 seasons...Went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and played the final 6 innings at second base for theAmerican League at the All-Star Game in San Francisco...Was 5th in the AL with a .385 (42-109) average in May...Hit safely in 25 of 28 games with 20 runs and11 stolen bases during the month...Had a season-high 14-game hitting streak, May 1-15, batting .357 (20-56)...Also had a 13-game hittingstreak, June 19-July 2, during which he hit .434 (23-53)...Matched his career high with 3 doubles on June 4 at Seattle...Batted .538 (14-26) and hit safely in all 6 games on the San Diego-Arizona road trip June 19-24, with2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 4 walks...Went 4-for-5 with a solo home run on June 24 at Arizona, matching his career-high in hits...It was his2nd 4-hit game of the season and the 9th of his career...Also went 4-for-5 on May 18 at Washington...Led the Orioles with a .340 average in 26 games in June (36-106)...Homered on game's first pitch on July 31 at Boston, his first leadoff homer on the year and the 9th ofhis career...Collected his 200th career double on August 8 vs. Seattle and ended the season with 209, 9th on club'sall-time list...Went 6-for-12 in a four-game series at Texas, September 20-23, but batted just .214 (21-98) in the finalmonth of the season...Hit .324 (112-346) in 86 games before the All-Star Game and .247 (68-275) in 70games after the Midsummer Classic...Batted .281 (88-313) in 77 games at home and .299 (92-308) in 79 games on the road...Hit .299 (132-442) with 11 HR as a left-handed batter and .268 (48-179) with 1 HR from the right sideof the plate.
Made a successful return from off-season elbow surgery to bat .286 in 138 games for the Orioles...Did not play a spring training game until March 21 while rehabbing from surgery, then hit .353 (12-34) with 4 doubles in 10 games...Made his 3rd consecutive Opening Day start at second base and played in24 of the first 25 games of the season...Finished 6th in the American League with a career-high 36 stolen bases...Was successful on each ofhis first 14 attempts of the season...Stole 2 bases in a game 8 times on the year...His 83.7% success rate on stolen base attempts was 6th in the AL...Tied for first with New York's DerekJeter with 12 steals of third base...Ranks 6th on the Orioles all-time stolen base list with 136 career steals...Has been successful on77.3% (136-176) of his attempts, the 2nd best percentage in club history behind Luis Aparicio (78.3%)...Hit safely in 9 straight games, April 17-27, batting .457 (16-35) with 8 runs and 5 doubles...Led the AL with 9 stolen bases in April.wSuffered a strained left groin, injured while stealing 3rd base on April 29 vs. Seattle...Was placed on the disabled list the next day and missed 21 games...Played 2 games on rehab assignment at AA Bowie and was activated on May 24...Missed only 3 gamesall season while on the active roster...Did not hit a home run in his first 55 games of the season before going deep on June 28...Beginningwith that game, hit 10 homers the rest of the season, tied for 2nd most on the club over that time...Had his first career 2-home run game on September 6 at Los Angeles...Also led off that game with ahomer for the 3rd time on the season and 8th time in his career...Had 4 straight multi-hit games, June 7-10, going 10-for-17 (.588) following an 0-for-19 skid...Had a season-high 11-game hitting streak, August 9-22, batting .354 (17-48) with 4 home runs...Collected 4 hits in a game 3 times on the year...Drew his first major league ejection from home plate umpire Mark Wegner on August 2 vs. Seattle whilearguing a called 3rd strike...Hit .308 with 9 of his 10 home runs while batting left-handed...Hit .235 batting right-handed.
Was named "Most Valuable Oriole" after ranking among American League leaders in doubles(T2nd, 45), batting average (5th, .314), stolen bases (T7th, 27) and on-base percentage (8th,.347)...Was named to his first American League All-Star team and was named as second baseman onThe Sporting News post-season AL All-Star team...Was 10th in the league with a .902 OPS (on-base andslugging pct. combined), best among AL second basemen...Became the only switch-hitter ever to amass45 doubles, 15 homers and 20 stolen bases in a season; San Francisco's Randy Winn fell one steal shortin 2005...Hit safely in his first 14 games of the season, batting .421 (24-57) with 6 home runs and 17RBI...The 6 home runs surpassed his previous season high of 5 in 2003...Was named AL Player of theWeek, 4/11-17, after hitting .500 (12-24) with 9 runs, 2 home runs, 8 RBI and 6 stolen bases...Wasnamed AL Player of the Month for April...Led the league in slugging pct. (.726), runs (21) and total bases(69); tied for 2nd in hits (36), triples (3), home runs (8), extra-base hits (14) and stolen bases (10); was3rd in batting average (.379) and RBI (26) and 4th in on-base pct. (.459)...Set a club record with 10stolen bases in April...Had 12 steals in 24 games through 5/1 but only 15 stolen bases in his last 119games of the year...Became the first player since Orlando Cepeda in 1974 with at least 30 hits, 20 RBIand 10 stolen bases in the month of April, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Hit safely in all but onegame in May and hit in 46 of 50 games over the first two months of the season...Reached base safelyin 34 consecutive games, 4/23-5/31, the 5th-longest streak in club history...Finished May with a careerhigh20-game hitting streak, in which he batted .378 (31-82)...Missed 6 games with strained right rotatorcuff, 6/1-6, and had his hitting streak snapped with a pinch-hit appearance on 6/7...Hit safely in 69 of 80games in the first half and 115 of 143 on the season...Had hitting streaks of 8, 9, 12, 14 and 20games...Went consecutive games without a hit only four times on the season...Was hitless in threestraight games on three occasions...Hit a game-winning home run in the 10th inning to beat New Yorkon 6/28...Hit a game-winning 3-run homer in the 8th inning on 4/30 vs. Tampa Bay...His 3-run home runin the 7th inning on 4/16 vs. New York gave the Orioles the lead and an eventual 7-6 win...Became theonly player in club history to hit 45 or more doubles twice...Leads all major league players with 95 doublesover the last two seasons...Had 4 doubles over the first 35 games of the year, but beginning on 5/14when he had a career-high 3 doubles at Chicago, led the majors with 41 doubles in 108 games theremainder of the year...Was named to his first All-Star team, starting at second base for the AmericanLeague...Went 1-for-2 with a double and scored a run in the game...Batted .365 through the end of Junebefore hitting .264 over the final three months of the season...Batted over .320 in every month exceptJuly (.226) and August (.264)...Hit his 4th leadoff home run of the year and the 5th of his career on 8/30at Toronto...Also had leadoff home runs on 5/7 vs. Kansas City, 4/23 at Toronto and 4/7 vs.Oakland...Suffered a season-ending injury on 9/20 at New York...Suffered a dislocated left elbow, torntendon and torn ulnar collateral ligament in a collision with the Yankees' Bubba Crosby while coveringfirst base...Underwent surgery on 9/30 to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament and repair the tendon...Dr. Timothy Kremchek performed the surgery in Cincinnati...Was 4th among American Leaguesecond basemen with a .988 fielding percentage...Went 57 consecutive games without an error, 5/8-7/22...Has been successful on 75.2% of his attempts (100-133), the 3rd-best rate in club history...Went4-for-14 with 10 RBI with the bases loaded...In his career, has batted .356 (16-45) with 3 grand slamsand 50 RBI with the bases full...Increased his slugging percentage by 36.1% from 2004 (.376 to .512),the greatest improvement by any AL player from '04 to '05, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...Noother player increased their slugging percentage by half that amount.
Led the American League with a club-record 50 doubles, the most by a switch-hitter in AL history. Hit his 47th double on September 18 at Minnesota, breaking the 103-year-old AL record forswitch-hitters held by John Anderson, who did it for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1901.170 Became the 2nd Oriole to lead the league in doubles...Cal Ripken led the majors with the previous clubrecord of 47 doubles in 1983. Doubled in a club-record 7 consecutive games, August 9-15...Ripken held the previous record withdoubles in 6 straight games in July 1983. Was 4th in the American League with 29 stolen bases...Had 16 steals through 30 games, but only 13in his last 129 games after May 13. Scored a career-high 4 runs and matched the club record with 4 stolen bases on May 4 againstChicago...Was the 2nd fastest in Orioles' history to reach 20 steals in a season (54 games) behind LuisAparicio (34 games in 1964). Was 3rd in the American League with 15 sacrifice hits, tied for the 6th-most in club history...Tied withteammate Miguel Tejada for 11th in the league with 107 runs scored. Played in a career-high 159 games and led the American League with 2,908 pitches faced...Was 3rdwith 736 plate appearances, which matched the 3rd-highest total in club history. Went hitless in 15 at-bats in a 4-game homestand to begin the season...Went 13-for-33 on a 7-gameroadtrip that followed, collecting 2 hits in each of the final 5 games. Hit his first career leadoff home run on April 15 at Boston off Pedro Martinez. Had a season-high 9-game hitting streak, April 25-May 5, batting .462 (18-39) with 11 runs and 9 stolenbases...Also had an 8-game streak, April 9-20. Matched his career-high in hits twice, collecting 4 hits on April 29 against Seattle and August 10 atAnaheim. Was hitting a season-high .333 on May 5 before going 10-for-73 (.137) over his next 19 games to drophis average to .255. Hit a 2-out, 9th inning grand slam off Shawn Chacon on June 20 to beat Colorado, 4-2...Went 6-for-16(.375) with the bases loaded and tied for 8th in the AL with 20 RBI with sacks full...In his career, is 12-for-31 (.387) with 3 grand slams and 40 RBI with the bases loaded. After his batting average dropped to .254 at the All-Star break, hit safely in 56 of 76 games in the secondhalf, batting .295 with 52 runs and 25 doubles. Was named American League Player of the Week, August 9-15, after leading the AL in batting (.531),runs scored (10) and doubles (8) for the week...Tied for league lead with 25 total bases and had a .781slugging pct. and .571 on-base pct. Did not have a multi-hit game in his last 16 games of the year, dropping his average from .285 to a season-ending .273. Was 3rd among American League second basemen with a .988 fielding percentage...Did not commitan error in his first 52 games in the field before June 12, then had 6 of his 8 errors in his next 31games...Committed just 2 errors over his last 72 games in the field.
Began the season at AAA Ottawa before joining the Orioles in May and becoming the everyday secondbaseman for the remainder of the season...Was recalled from Ottawa on May 21 after Jerry Hairston suffered a broken bone in his right foot theprevious night...Played in 112 of the final 119 games of the season...Hit safely in his first 7 games and 14 of his first 16 games after being recalled as the Orioles went 10-6 in that time...Hit two grand slams on the season, both against Anaheim and coming a week apart...In his secondgame with the Orioles, hit a game-winning grand slam off Troy Percival in the 9th inning on May 22...Hita second-inning grand slam off Ramon Ortiz at Camden Yards on May 28...Hit safely in 79 of 111 games with an at-bat and reached base safely in 96 games...Had 37 multi-hitgames, including 4 straight 2-hit games, August 11-14...Led the Orioles with 23 stolen bases in 29 attempts...In his career, has been successful on 80 percentof his attempts (44 of 55), the highest percentage in club history for anyone with 40 or more stolen bases...Had a season-high 11-game hitting streak, August 27-September 7, batting .380 (19-50) with 6 doubles,a home run and 6 RBI...Also had a 10-game hitting streak, June 25-July 5, batting .391 (18-46)...Established a career-high of four hits in a game twice - July 24 at New York and September 5 vs.Seattle...Had a .987 fielding percentage at second base and came one game short of qualifying for 4th amongAmerican League second basemen in fielding...Played shortstop twice at Boston in the last week of the season, his first appearances there in themajors since 2001...Also made 6 starts at shortstop at Ottawa in May...Batted .315 in 44 games for Ottawa and led the International League with 36 runs scored at the time ofhis recall...Was tied for 2nd with 19 stolen bases...Had 5 RBI on May 16 in Ottawa's 13-6 win at Richmond.
Was recalled on 3 occasions and played 37 of his 38 games with the Orioles during onestretch...Was called up from AAA Rochester on 4/23 when Melvin Mora had to leave the team on a personalemergency...Spent 3 games with club but did not see any action before being returned toRochester on 4/25...Was recalled a 2nd time on 5/21 and remained with the Orioles through the All-Starbreak...Started 25 games at 2B and 6 games as designated hitter...Batted .234 (29-124) in 37 gamesbefore being optioned back to Rochester...Hit .348 (8-23) in 6 games in the lead-off spot but only .202(20-99) while batting 2nd in the order in 24 games...Went 1-for-1 with 2 walks, 2 SB and an RBI as designatedhitter in his first game with the Orioles on 5/22 at Oakland...Batted .292 (14-48) and hit safely in10 of his first 13 games with an at-bat through 6/7...Scored at least one run in 6 straight games, 5/29-6/4...Scored the winning run on 5/31 vs. Seattle on Geronimo Gil's 10th inning sacrifice fly after enteringas a pinch-runner for Jeff Conine...Had a 7-game hitting streak, 5/29-6/7...Had 3 straight multi-hit games,6/2-6/4, finishing the stretch with a 3-for-5 game at New York...Had a pair of 2 SB games at New York,1832004 ORIOLES6/4-6/5, giving him 3 for the season...Went 9-for-11 in stolen bases with the Orioles...Went 5-for-35 overa 13-game stretch, 6/13-6/21, before going 8-for-19 during a 5-game hitting streak to raise his averageto .265...Went 2-for-22 (.091) in his last 6 games for the Orioles before being optioned...Was recalled a3rd time on 7/24 after the Orioles cancelled plans to activate Chris Richard from the 60-day DL whenRichard was injured on a rehab stint at Rochester...Appeared in one game, 7/30 at Tampa Bay, beforereturning to Rochester when Richard was activated on 7/31...Led Rochester with 22 stolen bases and 7triples and finished 4th with 49 runs despite playing only 78 games...Batted .333 (36-108) with 30 RBIwith runners on base for the Red Wings...Hit .341 (14-41) with 2 outs and RISP...Batted .305 (61-200)with 16 stolen bases in 51 games for Rochester before being optioned back for good on 7/31...Battedonly .221 (25-113) in 27 games the rest of the season...Hit .294 (73-248) off right-handers and .200 (13-65) off lefties for Rochester...Batted .333 (36-108) with runners on base...Reached safely in 30 of first31 games for Rochester, including hits in 25 games, through 5/10...Had an 11-game hitting streak, 4/30-5/10, going 19-for-50 to raise his average to .325...Despite hitting only .255 after 8/4, he hit safely in 19of his last 23 games...Following season, batted .322 with 2 homers and 22 RBI for Ponce in the PuertoRican Winter League...pct. and 3rd in batting.
Spent the first month of the season at AA Bowie before being sent to AAA Rochester on 4/29...Onhis contract was purchased from Rochester when Mike Bordick was placed on the disabledlist...Got his first major league hit on 6/14 off the New York Mets' Steve Trachsel in his second big leagueat-bat...Hit safely and scored at least one run in his first 5 major league games and hit safely in 34 of hisfirst 41 big league games...Matched an Orioles' rookie record by hitting in 15 straight games, 6/22-7/12,also held by Rich Coggins (1973) and Eddie Murray (1977)...Also had an 11-game hitting streak, 7/17-7/28...Was batting .303 at the conclusion of his 11-game hitting streak...Batted .190 (23-121) over hisfinal 37 games of the year...Started 47 games at shortstop, 7 at second base and 6 at designated hitter...Did not commit an error over his first 75 big league chances...Committed two errors on 7/3 at NewYork and 9 more in his next 19 games...Finished with 14 errors on the season, including five games withtwo errors...Was 2nd in the American League to teammate Mike Bordick with a .419 average (13-31) witha 3-2 count...Batted exclusively at the top of the order with 10 starts leading off and 50 batting second...Hit his first major league home run off Juan Moreno in the first game of a doubleheader at Texason 7/25...Thirteen of his 17 multi-hit games came within his first 38 games in the majors...Matched hisseason-high in hits by going 3-for-6 with 2 doubles and a stolen base on 8/19 at Boston...Batted .306(15-49) in the Orioles' spring training camp as non-roster invitee, working at second base for the first timeas a pro...Was the first member of the Orioles' 1999 First Year Player Draft to make it to the majorleagues...Played just 170 minor league games before making his major league debut...With Rochester,5/10-5/12, reached base safely in 11 consecutive plate appearances, with 7 walks, 3 singles and a double...Following the season, played for Maryvale in the Arizona Fall League.
Began the season with Triple-A Ottawa ... Batted .315 with 19 stolen bases in 44 minor league games ... Was recalled by the Orioles on May 21 after second baseman Jerry Hairston went down with a broken leg ... Took advantage of his opportunity by batting .270 with 23 steals in 112 Major League games ... Saw time mostly at second, but also appeared in two games at shortstop and three as the DH.
Played 47 games for Delmarva and was tied for 4th on the team with 17 stolen bases...Hit just .182 in his first 14 games, but batted .260 with 10 extra-base hits over his final 33 games...Hit safely in 11 of 15 games, 8/15-31...Stole 3 bases vs. Augusta on 8/22...Had 6 multi-hit games in August.