Khalil Thabit Greene...had an outstanding 4-year career at Clemson University...is first all-time among
NCAA Division I players in career doubles (95), second in at-bats (1,069) and hits (403) and fourth in total bases (668)...never missed
a game for the Tigers, playing in all 272 games...is the Tigers' all-time leader in hits, doubles, RBI (271), extra-base hits (150) and
total bases...batted .480 with 26 homers and 86 RBI as a senior in 2002...led NCAA Division I players in hits (134), runs (93), doubles
(33) and total bases (250)...won the Golden Spikes Award as the top collegiate player...other honors included Atlantic Coast
Conference Player of the Year, Baseball America Player of the Year, Rotary Smith Award, and Verizon Dick Howser Trophy by the
National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and the Rawlings Player of the Year... helped the Tigers reach the College World
Series twice (2000 and 2002)...spent his first two seasons at Clemson as a third baseman...majored in sociology and was a fourtime
ACC Academic honor roll selection...was drafted after his junior season by the Cubs in the 14th round of the 2001 First-Year
Player Draft, but did not sign...on June 26, 2002, was presented a special resolution from the South Carolina General Assembly by
Representative Bud Webb and Senator Thomas Alexander... graduated from Key West (Fla.) High...was a Dade County All-Star
selection as a senior...his team won the state title during his sophomore season...signed by scout Mike Rikard for the Padres.
Started 26 games at short and 13 at third base in lone
season with the Cardinals...became first St. Louis shortstop to
hit cleanup on opening day since Rogers Hornsby in 1919...batting
.280 (7-25) in first seven games of the year, including 3-for-
4 effort on April 12 vs. Houston, but had .186 (27-145) mark the
rest of the year...homered in 3 straight games, June 19-21 at
Kansas City...started 24 of Cardinals' first 34 games at short
through May 13 but had just 2 starts at that position the rest of
the season, none after May 26 as final 13 starts came at third
base...was just 2-for-21 with no RBI in final 17 games beginning
August 30...hit .156 (5-32) with team-high 6 RBI as a pinch-hitter...connected for first career pinch homer on August 28 against
Washington...was on the DL from May 29-June 18 and June 29-August 1 due to social anxiety...hit .215 (17-79) at Busch Stadium
and .187 (17-91) on the road...had a .946 (7 E/130 TC) fielding percentage in 30 overall games at shortstop and a .970 (1 E/33 TC)
mark in 16 contests at third base...made ML debut at third base in start on June 19 at Kansas City and started 7 straight games at
that position, June 19-25...during 2 DL stints, spent time on rehab assignment at Memphis (AAA), June 8-17 and July 20-31 and
Springfield (AA), July 17-19...was not on Cardinals' post-season roster for NLDS vs. Los Angeles.
In an injury-shortened season, played 105 games for the Padres. Appeared at shortstop in all 105 games, including 103
... Had five stolen bases, which tied his single-season career high (2005 and 2006).
... Committed eight errors in 443 total chances over 934.0 innings. Placed 4th among National League shortstops with a .982
fielding percentage (minimum 900.0 innings).
... Played all 22 innings on 4/17 vs. COL and all 18 frames 5/25 vs. CIN.
... Tied a career high with two long balls 5/22 vs. CIN, first multi-homer game of season and seventh career.
... Hit .371 (13-for-35) during a season-high nine-game hit streak from 6/8-18.
... Hit safely in nine of his last 12 games from 7/18-30 (9-for-43).
... Placed on the 15-day disabled list 8/1 (retroactive to 7/31) with a fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his left hand and missed
the remainder of the season.
SUMMARY: Finished with a .254 average (155-for-611), 44 doubles, three triples, 27 home runs, 97 RBI, 89 runs and 32 walks...was named team MVP after the season...ranked among National League leaders in doubles (7th) and sacrifice flies (T-2nd, 11)...joined Steve Finley (1996) and Adrian Gonzalez (2007) as the only Padres ever to reach the marks of 80 runs, 40 doubles, 25 homers and 90 RBI in a single season...hit .288 (67-for-233) over the final two months of the season with 19 doubles, 11 home runs, 42 RBI and 34 runs scored...his 12 doubles in August tied for the National League lead...knocked a career-high three doubles 8/12 at CIN, tying a franchise record...collected a career-high-tying four hits (eighth time) and three RBI in the game...also tallied four hits 4/24 at ARI, 6/2 at WSH and 6/19 vs. BAL...missed three games with a sore right arm, 6/5-7...hit in a career-high 10 straight games, 4/14-25, going 16-for-44 (.364) with six doubles, two homers, nine RBI and eight runs scored.
TOP SHORTSTOP: Ranked among National League shortstops in RBI (2nd, 97), doubles (2nd, 44), home runs (3rd, 27) and slugging percentage (5th, .468)...set career highs in each of those categories...his 27 home runs extended his own franchise record for long balls by a shortstop, besting his mark of 15 set in 2004, '05 and '06...his double and RBI totals are also new records for a San Diego shortstop.
DOUBLES: His 44 doubles on the year rank fifth on the Padres all-time single-season list...additionally, his 29 road doubles ranked second in the Majors behind teammate Adrian Gonzalez in 2007.
EXTRA BASE HITS: With a career-high 74 extra-base hits, his 2007 performance ranked fifth on the Padres all-time single-season list.
ALL YOU NEED IS GLOVE: Appeared in a career-high 153 games at shortstop, also setting career marks in total chances (690), putouts (218), assists (461), and double plays (98)...with just 11 errors, his .984 fielding percentage set a franchise, single-season record for shortstops (minimum 108 games).
Started 111 games at short...was placed on the 15-day DL on August 19 (retroactive to August 18) with a sprained
ligament in the middle finger of left hand...was activated on September 3 but was not able to play defensively until final 2 games of
the regular season...became third Padres player to hit four home runs in the team's first six games of season...had a .980 fielding
percentage (9 E/456 TC)...appeared in 3 of 4 games in NLDS vs. St. Louis.
Batted .250 (109-for-436) with 15 homers, 30 doubles, 70 RBI and 51 runs scored in 121
games...had 29 multi-hit games highlighted by a career-high-tying four on two occasions (May 25 at Arizona
and Sept. 17 vs. Washington)...drove in two or more RBI 15 times...had his fourth career multi-homer
game (two) Sept. 19 at Colorado...knocked his first career grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning
Sept. 17 vs. Washington, which was also the first grand slam by a Padre in PETCO Park history...reinstated
from the 15-day DL on Aug. 30...placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a non-displaced fracture of his
right big toe Aug. 15...hit his 10th homer of the season, August 9 vs. New York (NL)...homered in consecutive
games for the first time this season (#8 Aug. 3 at Pittsburgh and #9 Aug. 4 at Pittsburgh)...tripled
and drove in four runs July 4 vs. San Francisco...swiped his first base of the season May 29 at San Francisco...
tallied his first multi-homer game of the season (two) and third of his career and drove in a career-high six
May 18 vs. Atlanta...reached the third deck of the WMSC Building for the second time with his first homer in
that game...recalled from a rehabilitation assignment and reinstated from the 15-day DL on May 9...placed
on the 15-day DL on April 18 (retroactive to April 17) due to a fractured right ring finger...Hit his 10th homer of the season Aug. 9 vs. New York (NL)...became the first Padres
shortstop to reach double digits in homers in back-to-back seasons (15 in 2004)...is just one of two Padres
shortstops to reach double figures in home runs (also Steve Huntz (11) in 1970)...finished the season with
15 homers for the second consecutive season, while his home run total was the third-highest total by a NL
shortstop...Drove in three runs Sept. 23 at Arizona to total 68 RBI on the season, breaking his
own franchise record (65 in 2004) for most RBI by a shortstop...finished the season with 70 RBI, the secondhighest
total on the club and second-most among NL shortstops behind Cincinnati's Felipe Lopez's 85...one
of just three Padres' shortstops to drive in 50 or more runs in a single season joining Chris Gomez (once) and
Garry Templeton (three times)...additionally, his two-year total of 61 doubles (2004-2005) is the highest by a
Padres shortstop, surpassing the 59 doubles knocked by Tony Fernandez from 1991-1992.
Turned in one of the finest seasons by a rookie infielder in franchise history... batted .273 (132-for-484) with 15 home runs, 31 doubles and 65 RBI in 139 games... hit his first homer of the season, and his first career leadoff home run, May 6 at Atlanta... became the first player to homer into the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Building on Aug. 4 vs. Philadelphia... tallied his first career multi-homer game (two) along with career-highs in hits (four) and RBI (four), Aug. 13 at Cincinnati... had a career-high eight-game hitting streak during which be batted .400 (12-for-30) Aug. 25-Sept. 2... tallied the second multi-homer game of his career (two) Sept. 11 at Colorado... homered in three straight games for the first time in his career Sept. 9-11... had 37 multi-hit games, including seven three-hit games and one four-hit game... suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right index finger on Sept. 13 at Los Angeles and did not appear in the field during the remainder of the season... made two appearances as pinch runner, Sept. 24 vs. Arizona and Sept. 28 vs. San Francisco, scoring one run.
ROOKIE LEADERS: Finished the season ranked among National Rookie batting leaders in 14 different categories including batting average (.273; tied for ninth), home runs (15; second), RBI (65; second), multi-hit games (37; third), runs (67; second), hits (132; third), total bases (216; second), doubles (31; tied for second), triples (four; tied for third), stolen bases (four; tied for eighth), walks (53; first), on-base percentage (.349; tied for third), slugging percentage (.446; eighth) and extra-base hits (50; second)... named National League Rookie of the Month for April after batting .304 (24-for-79) with eight doubles, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored in 23 games... again earned NL Rookie of the Month honors, this time for August after batting .311 (32-for-103) with four homers and eight RBI in 27 games... for his efforts he was named Rookie of Year by Baseball America.
ASSAULT ON THE RECORD BOOKS: Established new franchise records for homers, RBI and extra-base hits by a shortstop... knocked 15 home runs to surpass the mark of 11 set by Steve Huntz in 1970... his 65 RBI bested the previous record of 64 driven in by Garry Templeton in 1982... set a new Padres record for most extra-base hits by a shortstop with his 41st of the season, a double Aug. 31 at St. Louis... surpassed the previous mark of 40 set by Tony Fernandez in 1992... finished the season with 50 extra-base hits... his total of 31 doubles was the second-most by a Padres rookie, trailing only Benito Santiago who knocked 33 in his 1987 NL Rookie of the Year campaign.
Combined for .282 (155-548) average with 13 homers and 67 RBI in 135 games at Mobile (AA) and Portland
(AAA)...Played for U.S. Team in MLB All-Star Futures Game in Chicago...was purchased by the Padres on Sept. 2 and made ML
debut as a pinch-hitter the following day vs. Arizona...started 18 of San Diego's final 19 games at shortstop...recorded his first ML
hit with a single off Houston's Ron Villone on Sept. 6...hit first ML homer against Jerome Williams on Sept. 16 at San Francisco...was
named the Padres second best prospect by Baseball America after season
Signed on June 30 and began pro career at
Eugene (short season A)...played in just 10 games before promotion to Lake Elsinore (A) in late July...helped Storm capture a postseason
berth...saw action in 39 games at shortstop, but also played second and third base...participated in the Padres instructional