Charles Edward Culberson… he and his wife, the former Sarah O’Rourke, were married in November 2011 and have three children: Collins, Ace and Everly…starred at Calhoun (GA) High School (graduated 2007)…team won Georgia State Baseball Championship in 2005…was inducted into the Calhoun-Gordon County Sports Hall of Fame in 2015… his father Charles, was selected by SF in the 16th round of the 1984 MLB draft and played five seasons in the Giants minor league system…is also related to Leon Culberson, who played in the Majors from 1943-48 with the Red Sox and Senators.
Saw action in nine regular season games for Atlanta in 2020, batting .143 with one RBI…made one start at 2B, 8/5 vs. TOR, appeared on four games at 1B, and was 0-for-2 as a PH… lone hit was an RBI 2B on 8/10 at PHI…pitched on 9/4 vs. WSH, recording the final out in the top of the 9th inning in a 10-9 loss…was a non-roster ST invitee and had contract selected by the Braves on 7/21 before the start of the abbreviated regular season…was designated for assignment on 9/8 and assigned outright to the Alternate Training Site on 9/10…had contract selected again ahead of the playoffs on 9/29…was on the Braves’ roster for all three playoff rounds, going a combined 2-for-3 in three games…went 2-for-2 as a PH and replacement in RF on 10/14 NLCS Game 3 vs. LAD at Globe Life Field.
Spent his second consecutive full season with Atlanta, hitting .259 (35-for-135) with five home runs and 20 RBI in 108 games...Played in a utility role, spending time defensively at six positions…Played in 35 games in left field (three starts), 11 in right field (five starts), 10 at first base (one start), seven at shortstop (six starts) and one at third base…Also made two relief appearances, the second and third such outings of his career…Did not allow a run in 2.0 innings (2 H, 2 BB, 1 K)...Recorded an .862 OPS against lefthanded pitching, slashing .321/.333/.528 (17-for-53) in 54 plate appearances…Had a .682 OPS (.270 OBP, .378 SLG) versus right-handers in 90 plate appearances...Took 58 plate appearances as a pinch hitter and batted .283/.333/.509 (15-for-53) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 10 RBI… Ranks among major league pinch hitters in 2019: RBI (T1st, 10), triples (T1st, 2), hits (3rd, 15), extrabase hits (T5th, 6) and home runs (T10th, 2)...His .283 average was the highest for a Braves pinch hitter (min. 40 ABs) since Eric Hinske hit .298 (14-for-47) in 2010...Is one of two players in Braves history to hit multiple pinch-hit triples in a season… OF Matt Diaz also hit two in 2006...Along with his two pinch-hit home runs in 2018, Culberson was one of 13 players in baseball to hit four such home runs between the 2018 and 2019 seasons… Pittsburgh's José Osuna had six in that time, while Curtis Granderson, Hunter Renfroe and Raimel Tapia had five...Made 15 starts, and Atlanta went 12-3 in those games (.800)…Batted .241 (14-for-58) with three RBI and four runs scored...Matched his single-game career high with four hits on 8/7 at Minnesota…Had two doubles, two RBI and one run scored in the game…Also had four hits on 7/23/18 at Miami...Hit .341 (14-for-41) in his first 10 starts… Went 0-for-17 in his final five...Awarded MLB's Play of the Week for the period of 7/1-7…Entered the game on 7/7 vs. Miami as a defensive replacement in left field…In a one-run game with the bases loaded and no outs in the ninth inning, caught a line drive (off the bat of Neil Walker) and threw out the potential tying run at the plate to complete the double play..Squaring to bunt in the seventh inning of a game on 9/14 at Washington, got hit in the face with a Fernando Rodney pitch…Missed the rest of the season with a fractured right cheekbone.
In his first season in Atlanta, established career-high totals in nearly every offensive category, including games (113), at-bats (296), hits (80), home runs (12) and OPS (.792)…His previous high in games played and at-bats was 95 and 210, respectively, in 2014 ... Appeared defensively at seven different positions: LF (29 games, 23 starts), 3B (20 games, 17 starts), SS (20 games, 15 starts), 2B (9 games, 8 starts), 1B (2 games, 0 starts), RF (2 games, 1 start), P (1 game, 0 starts)...Tossed his first career inning, 8/17 vs. COL, allowing two hits and a run…Made 64 total starts in the field ... Pinch hit and homered with a runner aboard for his fourth career game-ending home run on 6/3 vs. WSH (Tanner Roark)...Also hit a game-ending pinch-hit home run on 5/28 vs. NYM (G1) (off Seth Lugo) for his first home run with the Braves…Since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1996, the only other Braves player to hit a game-ending pinch-hit home run for his first homer with the team was Keith Lockhart on 5/21/97 ... Became the first player in Atlanta-era history with two pinch-hit game-ending home runs in the same season…Only one Braves player, Brian Hunter, had two such homers over his entire Atlanta career… Prior to Culberson, the last major league player with two such homers in a season was Jason Giambi for the 2013 Cleveland Indians ... His only home run with the Dodgers, his previous team, was also a game-ending home run…He became the first player in MLB history to hit three game-ending home runs without any other type of homer in-between ... Had three hits in his first 27 at-bats (.111) spanning 16 games through the end of April… From the beginning of May through the end of the season, hit .286 (77-for-269) with a .835 OPS ... Hit .303 (50-for-165) with seven home runs and a .521 slugging percentage in 55 road games…Over 58 games at SunTrust Park, batted .229 (30-for-131) and slugged .397 ... Batted .397 (27-for-68) with three home runs and a .462 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position…With two out in these situations, hit .464 (13-for-28) with a .583 on-base percentage and a .786 slugging mark ... Collected a career-best four hits, 7/23 at MIA… Also tied his career-best total with three RBI ... Started all four games of the NLDS at shortstop... Went 2-for-12 (.167).
Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with three other players on December 16, 2017 in exchange for Matt Kemp...Split the 2017 season between the Dodgers and their Triple-A team at Oklahoma City before making the club's league championship and World Series roster...Opened the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City…Batted .250 (96-for-384) with 32 RBI and a .299 on-base percentage in 108 games before joining the Dodgers in September…Had two hits in 13 at-bats (.154) over 15 games with LAD...Had four hits, including two doubles, to match his minor-league career high, 4/27 at Omaha…It was his highest hit total in a game since 7/14/13 with Colorado Springs... Collected at least one hit in 12 consecutive games, 8/16-29 with Oklahoma…Six of the 12 games were of the multi-hit variety and he posted a .419 (18-for-43) batting average with four doubles and six runs scored during the stretch.
In three stints with the Dodgers, he batted .299 with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI in 34 games after making the club's Opening Day roster...Posted a .966 combined fielding percentage, appearing in 10 games (nine starts) at second base, four games (two starts) at third, 11 games (eight starts) at shortstop and two games at left field...Hit a walk-off homer on Sept. 25 vs. COL to clinch the NL West division title…Was his second-career walk-off home run (5/3/14, COL vs. NYM)...Appeared in 70 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, hitting .260 with 17 doubles, two triples, four homers and 33 RBI.
Limited to only five games with Triple-A Albuquerque in an injury-shortened campaign...Opened the season on the disabled list (lumbar disc inflammation) and was reinstated on 6/6, when he was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque...Returned to the DL on 6/23, where he remained for the rest of the season
Was a member of his first career Opening Day roster and spent nearly the entire season on the Rockies active roster...was optioned April 13 to Triple-A and recalled from Triple-A on April 21...Received starts at all four infield positions in 2014, including double digit starts at second base (14), third base (18) and shortstop (13)...posted a .987 fielding percentage at shortstop, making just one error in 135.2 innings...Received 21 pinch-hit plate appearances, batting .167 (3-for-18) with one double, one home run and five RBI...his home run was a pinch-hit walk-off two-run home run on May 3 vs. New York-NL...it was the first walk-off HR of his career, and the first of four walk-off HR for the Rockies in 2014...Had a career-high three RBI on Aug. 14 vs. Cincinnati in the Rockies 7-3 win...drove in all three runs with a three-run homer...Two of his three HR in 2014 came after entering the game as a reserve (HR June 29 at Milwaukee was after def. rep. at 2B)...three of his five career homers are after entering game as a reserve...Was a defensive replacement in 32 games for the Rockies in '14...posted a .988 fielding percentage at second base, making just one error in 80 total chances at that position.
In what was his first full season in the Rockies organization, Culberson spent the majority of the 2013 season at Triple-A, but also saw action in 47 games at the Major League level... Was acquired at the 2012 trade deadline from San Francisco in exchange for INF Marco Scutaro... In 97 games for the Sky Sox, Culberson hit .310 (123-for-397) with 27 doubles, 8 triples, 14 home runs, 64 RBI, 63 runs and 13 steals... Was recalled by the Rockies on 7/29 and would stick on the Rockies active roster for the remainder of 2013...was his 2nd season in the Majors after appearing in 6 games for the Giants in 2012... Played in 23 games in August and 21 in September...hit .370 (17-for-46) with 3 doubles, 1 home run in September... Despite spending just two months with the big club, Culberson's 20 pinch-hit at bats were the 3rd-most on the club...hit .300 (6-for-20) with 1 home run, 4 RBI in the pinch... Connected on his first career MLB home run on 8/16 at BAL off Wei-Yin Chen... Played all but three Minor League games in the infield but played 27 games in left field and four at second base in 2013 with the Rockies... Hit .355 (11-for-31) with 1 double, 9 RBI with runners in scoring position.
Played first game with the Sky Sox in 2012 against former team the Fresno Grizzlies after being acquired for Marco
Scutaro on 7/28...batted .336 (42-for-125) in his 30 games for the Sox after being acquired. Batting average ranked second highest among Sky Sox players with 20+ games played...his 32 hits and 12 XBH were
tied for 2nd on the Sox during August (both trailing Wheeler)...collected a hit in all but four games of 30 with the Sky
Sox (11 multi-hit games). Eight multi-hit games in the final two weeks (15 games) of the 2012 season...played 15 home games and 15 road
games for the Sky Sox, totaling the exact same amount of hits (21), homers (1) and RBI (6) in home and road games,
but batted better at Security Service Field at .350 (21-for-60).
In his 5th professional season, batted .259 (143-for-553) in 137 games for double-A Richmond. ... Posted 9-game hitting streak from May 5-12, batting .333
(12-for-36) with 3 RBI and 5 runs scored... ... Set Richmond franchise record when he homered in
3-consecutive games June 8-10...marked 2nd-time in his
career that he has homered in 3-straight contests (last:
July 11-13, 2010 with San Jose Giants)... ... Was named to Eastern League mid-season All-Star team...
went 2-for-2 with RBI, 2 runs scored, and SB as reserve in
Eastern League All-Star Game. ... Went 3-for-5 on July 19 with 3 2Bs, 2 RBI, and run
scored...became 1st Flying Squirrel franchise history to
collect 3 2Bs in game.
Had breakout campaign, helping lead Class A Advanced San Jose to California League title after batting .290 (146-for-503) with 28 2Bs, 16 HRs, 71 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 128 games...Hit .400 (40-for-100) in month of June...Named California League Player of Week from July 12-19, hitting .429 (14-for-27) with 3 HRs and 8 RBI...Batted .273 (9-for-33) with 6 RBI during CAL playoffs...Named Arizona League Rising Star after batting .366 (34-for-93) with 11 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 2 HRs and 16 RBI in 21 Fall League games.
Spent 2nd-straight campaign with Class A Augusta, appearing in 132 games and batting .246 (125-for-509)...Ranked 2nd in South Atlantic League in at-bats (509) and 3rd in games played (132).
Hit .234 (66-for-282) with 3 HRs and 27 RBI in 81 games at Class A Augusta...Batted .333 (23-for-69) vs. left-handed pitchers...Missed nearly 8 weeks of season from Aug. 1-Sept. 22 with broken right hand.
In his 1st professional season with Giants organization, batted .286 (46-for-161) in 46 games for ARL-Giants.