Andrew is known as "Squid" to his teammates, but he prefers the origins of the nickname remain a mystery...He was the first player to be drafted from his high school (Fordham Prep)…growing up in the city made it difficult to find a big platform for baseball exposure...He wouldn't trade the street smarts learned growing up in the Bronx for anything…every day brought new people and nationalities together in unique ways...As a kid, he'd leave in the morning and not come back until dark…nearby handball and basketball courts were favorite hangouts…many Saturdays, he'd play hockey in the morning, followed by soccer, football and baseball games all in one day…he would change in the back of his dad's car...Andrew grew up a Yankees fan and his favorite player was Derek Jeter…he made that selection after a T-ball game, when he saw a Yankee wearing his same No. 2 on television…he once had a birthday party that was a tour of Yankee Stadium, one of his favorite birthdays ever...Andrew is an avid reader…his favorite book is currently The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand and he's working his way through Atlas Shrugged.
Selected from Triple-A Durham on Sep 2, his first career major league action…made his major league debut that day at CLE, entering as a defensive replacement in center field in the 8th inning…remained with the Rays through the end of the season…appeared in 13 games across six different positions: third base (4 games, 1 start), shortstop (2 games, 1 start), second base (2 games), center field (2 games), left field (1 game) and right field (1 game)...Was used seven times as a defensive replacement, twice as a pinch-hitter and twice as a pinch-runner...On Sep 7 vs. BAL, singled off Luis Ortiz in the 7th inning for his first career hit…on Sep 10 vs. CLE, recorded his first career steal after entering the game as a pinch-runner...Between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham, was successful on 31 of 34 SB attempts (91.2 pct.), and his 29 SB for Durham led the International League…ranked 2nd among Rays minor leaguers in steals...Was promoted from Montgomery to Durham on April 16...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 19 prospect in the Rays system following the season… the publication also tabbed him as the Fastest Baserunner in the IL in its Best Tools survey.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Montgomery, appearing in 108 games with 101 starts (81-SS, 14-CF, 6-2B)…marked his first career action in the outfield…tied his career high with 9 HR, and his 17 2B were one shy of matching his career high…hit .193 (22-for-114) in his first 38 games through May 25, and .254 (66-for-260) in 69 games after that…named the Southern League Player of the Week for May 29-June 4, batting .565 (13-for-23) with 3 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR and 10 RBI in 6 games, including 5 multi-hit efforts.
Limited to 75 games with Class-A Charlotte…made his season debut on May 16 after missing over a month with a left hamstring injury…hit .254 (33-for-130) with 14 SB in 33 games for the Criollos de Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.
Assigned to Charlotte for his first season in the Rays organization…appeared in 47 games, plus 4 games with the GCL Rays rehabbing from a two-month absence with right wrist tendinitis… also had a pair of stints on the disabled list due to his left shoulder.
Led the Midwest League with 50 SB, which ranked 7th among all minor leaguers…ranked among MWL leaders in runs (94, 1st), hits (158, 2nd), triples (15, 1st), total bases (233, 2nd) and avg. (.290, 8th)…reached base safely in 74 consecutive games from April 22-July 16, breaking the minor league record (71) shared by Kevin Youkilis and Kevin Millar, according to MLB.com…named to the MWL midseason and postseason All-Star teams and was the league's Prospect of the Year…named to the Diamondbacks Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com and the Low Class-A All-Star Team by Baseball America…acquired by the Rays along with outfielder Justin Williams from the Diamondbacks on Nov 14 in exchange for righthander Jeremy Hellickson…played 23 games for the the Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican Winter League… ranked by Baseball America as the No. 10 prospect in the Rays system following the season…the publication also tabbed him as the Most Exciting Player and Best Defensive Shortstop in the MWL in its Best Tools survey.
Assigned to Class-A South Bend in early-June out of extended spring training…hit .315 (29-for-92) over his final 28 games there.
Recorded 22 SB in 25 attempts between the Rookie-level AZL Diamondbacks and Missoula… ranked 5th in the Arizona League with 20 SB.