Bob Kelly Abreu… Has one daughter, Emily Paola… Signed by HOU at the age of 16… During his first tenure with the Phillies, purchased $10,000 in tickets to most Friday evening games for children in his "Abreu's Amigos" program in 2003 and 2004; expanded the program in 2005, allowing for larger groups to attend games… In the program, children received jerseys, coupons for concessions and the chance to meet Bobby on the field during batting practice… 2004 winner of the Phillies Community Service Award and the Phillies nominee for MLB's Roberto Clemente Award… In 2001, served as the honorary chairman for the American Red Cross Blood Drive… Was a member of the Philadelphia Action Team, an expanding, national youth volunteer initiative run by the MLB Players Trust and Volunteers of America… With LAA, had a charity program called "Abreu's Amigos" in which he donated 30 tickets to several home games to the Anaheim Police Department's "Cops 4 Kids" program and other local youth organizations… Had 3 brothers in pro baseball: Dennis played in CHI's minor league system; Nielsen played in Phillies minor league system; Nelson played for Camden of the independent Atlantic League… Hobby: Listening to salsa music… Signed by: Andres Reiner.
Did not play in MLB...Played winter ball in Venezuela for Caracas (.322, 10 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 28 RBI, 30 BB, .416 OBP, .461 SLG %)...Batted .429 (21-49) in his final 13 regular season games...In the playoffs, hit .441 (26-59), 5 2B, 8 HR, 26 RBI, 13 BB, .533 OBP, .932 SLG %.
Began the year with LAA ... Hit .208 in 8 games before being released on 4/27 ... Signed by LAD on 5/4 ... Batted .339 (21-62) through his first 23 games with LAD...Designated for assignment on 8/1 ... Outrighted to Albuquerque (AAA) on 8/9 and played in 5 games for them, 8/28-9/1 ... Was on the 7-day DL, 8/12-26 (right ankle sprain) ... Had his contract selected on 9/2 ... Hit .257 (9-35), 4 RBI, 8 BB, .395 OBP as a pinch-hitter including his 1st career pinch HR, 9/28 vs COL.
Spent third season with Angels in 2011, his 14th full season in Majors...Streak of 150 games played ended at 13
consecutive seasons (142 G)...Streak equaled Willie Mays' MLB record (1954-66)...First season since 1997 Abreu
did not reach double-digit HRs and first campaign since 1998 he did not reach 75 RBI...253 clip was lowest
of career for a full season...Logged at least 30 doubles for 12th time in his career...Posted 20 SBs for 13th
consecutive season, longest streak in majors since Rickey Henderson had 23 straight campaigns from 1979 to
2001...Finished second on Halos batting .291 (32/110) with RISP...78 walks ranked T9th in A.L. - marked 13th
time in 14 seasons he reached 75 free passes...1,419 career walks rank third among actives...HR on June 22 at
Florida marked career hit #2,334 to pass A. Galarraga for third most all-time among Venezuelans...896 career
extra-base hits are most all-time among Venezuelans...Tied season-high with three RBI August 20, including
walk-off SF in 12th, his 11th career walk-off RBI and fourth in last two seasons...Posted 16th career multi-HR
game August 9 at NYY.
2010 marked his second season with the Angels ... Batted .255
(146/574) with 88 runs, 41 doubles, one triple, 20 home runs,
78 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 154 games ... Led club in walks
(87), runs and stolen bases ... 255 average was his lowest since
a .250 mark in 59 games with Houston in 1997 ... Did not reach
100 RBI for first time since 2002, snapping a streak of seven
consecutive seasons at the century mark ... Reached 150 games
played for the 13th consecutive season to match Willie Mays'
MLB record (1954-66) ... Logged 20 SB for the 12th consecutive
season, the longest streak among active players ... Posted 20 HR,
20 SB & 40 2B for the fifth time in his career - no one else in MLB
history has completed the trifecta more than three times ... Hit
HRs #19 and #20 Sept. 19th at TB (15th career multi-HR game) ...
Registered ninth career 20/20 season ... The only other players in
MLB history with more than seven such seasons are Bobby and
Barry Bonds (10 each) - ELIAS ... He and Howie Kendrick became
the first Angel teammates with 40 doubles apiece since 1998 (J.
Edmonds & G. Anderson) ... Reached 40 doubles for the seventh
time ... Connected for a walk-off solo HR on Sept. 10 in 14th
inning vs. Seattle, his 10th career walk-off hit or RBI and fifth
career walk-off HR ... Logged three walk-off hits in 2010 (2 HR) ... Named A.L. Player of the Week (Aug. 9-16)
after posting .524 (11/21) clip with two home runs, five RBI, a .615 OBP and a .952 SLG pct ... Hit 500th double
June 2 at KC to become one of just one four players all-time with: 500 2Bs, 250 HRs & 350 SBs (Barry Bonds,
Rickey Henderson and Craig Biggio) ... Launched ninth career grand slam April 13 at NYY.
In first season with Angels, batted .293 (165/563) with 96 runs, 29 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs, 103 RBI and 30 stolen bases
in 152 games...Played at least 150 games for the 12th consecutive season (see box right)...Reached 100 RBI for the seventh consecutive season - Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols are only other players in MLB with a streak of at least seven current seasons...Logged 87 RBI his last 112 games (spanning to May 25th) to rank 2nd in AL in
RBI during that stretch (M. Teixeira had 88 RBI)...Finished 8th in AL with 103 RBI...Hit .354 (56/158) with RISP to lead Angels and rank 6th in AL...Led Angels with 23 go-ahead RBI...T3rd in AL with 94 walks...Patient hitter who took 67.6% of pitches he saw (2nd most in MLB)...Walked at least twice in 22 games and three times
on seven occasions...With 30 stolen bases, has 20+ stolen bases in
11 consecutive seasons (1999-2009), the longest current streak in
MLB...Became just the fifth player in history to have five different
seasons with 100 RBI and 30 SBs - joins Honus Wagner, Hugh Duffy,
Ty Cobb and Barry Bonds...Just the second player Angels' history
with at least 100 RBIs and 30 steals (Bobby Bonds had 115 RBIs and
41 steals in 1977)...Named AL Player of the Month for July...Batted
.380 (38/100) with 28 RBI in 26 games, becoming first Angel to
reach those figures since Tim Salmon batted .390 with 32 RBIs in 27
games in July 1997...Second Player of the Month honor in his career
(May, 2005)...First inning double June 7th at Detroit was 2,000th hit of his career...He is just the fifth Venezuelan
player to reach the 2,000 hit mark as he joins Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio (2,677 hits), Omar Vizquel (2,674), Andrés
Galarrága (2,333) and Dave Concepción (2,326)...With 252nd career HR Aug. 16 @ Bal, passed Tony Armas for third
place for home runs by Venezuelans (Galarraga 399; M. Ordonez 278)...Singled in first at-bat Opening Night - has hit
safely in all 13 career Opening Days played, longest active streak in MLB.
Hit .296 (180/609) with 100 runs scored, 20 home runs and 100
RBI in 156 games with Yankees (148 starts in RF, four starts at
DH)...Marked most hits since 2000 (182) and most home runs
since 2005 (24)...Set career-high with 609 at-bats...His 87
hits with two strikes were most in Majors...Ranked fourth in AL
with 57 multi-hit games...His 10 outfield assists were tied for
seventh in AL...Did not swing at 630 of his 684 first pitches seen
(92.2%)...His 4.29 pitches/plate appearance were fourth-most in
Majors (2,935 pitches, 684 PA)...14 of his 20 home runs were hit
at Yankee Stadium...Hit .329 (84/255) with 51 runs, 18 doubles,
10 HR and 41 RBI in his final 65 games of season, leading team in average, runs and doubles over stretch...Was
2-for-4 in Opening Day win vs. Toronto...Extended his Opening Day hitting streak to 12 games...According to
Elias Sports Bureau, is second-longest active streak of its kind behind Frank Thomas' 14-game streak...Since
1970, only other players with at least one hit in each of their first 12 season openers are Will Clark (14 games
from 1986-2000) and George Foster (13 games, 1974-86)...Hit two-run double in third inning in 4/24 loss at
Chicago (AL), giving him 1,000 career RBI...Tied career-high with four runs and two triples in 5/30 win at
Minnesota...His steal of second base in first inning was 300th of career...Hit 4 HR over a four-game stretch
from 7/30-8/2 marking his first such four-game stretch since 5/15-18/05 with Philadelphia...Collected 12th
career multi-HR game in 7/30 win vs. Baltimore...Hit solo HR in 7/31 loss vs. Angels, marking his third HR in
two games and his third HR in a six-at-bat stretch...Hit 445th career double in 8/8 loss at Angels, surpassing
Andres Galarraga for most all time among Venezuelan-born Major Leaguers...Tied a career-high with five hits
in 8/22 win at Baltimore, going 5-for-5 (also 5 hits on 8/8/99 w/ Phil.)...Recorded second multi-homer game
of season (also 7/30 vs. Baltimore) and 13th of career (all 2 HR
games) in 9/18 win vs. Chicago (AL), hitting a two-run HR and
solo-HR, going 3-for-5 with 6 RBI...Marked his third career game
with six-or-more RBI...Hit game-winning grand slam in 10th
inning on 9/24 at Toronto...Was eighth career grand slam and
second of season (also 4/22 at Chicago-AL)...Drove in 100th run
and tied a career high with four runs in 9/26 win at Boston...
Scored 100th run of season in 9/28 Game 1 win at Boston.
Hit .283 (171-for-605) with a career-high 123R, 40 doubles, 5 triples, 16HR, 101RBI and 25SB in 158 games with the Yankees in 2007 (150 starts in right field and one start at designated hitter)...Ranked second in the American League with his 123 runs scored...led the majors with 90 two-strike hits...Has at least 20SB in nine consecutive seasons (1999-2007), the longest current streak in the Majors (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...has also reached the 30-double plateau in nine straight seasons...Has played in at least 150 games in each of the last 10 seasons (1998-2007) and-according to the Elias Sports Bureau--is only the 10th player in Major League history to accomplish the feat...Willie Mays holds the all-time record with 13 straight seasons (1954-66)...Reached the 100-run plateau for the fourth consecutive season and the eighth time in his career (1999-2002; 2004-'07)...also drove in 100 runs for the fifth straight year and sixth time in the last seven seasons...Only Todd Helton (453) has collected more doubles than Abreu (404) in the Majors over the last 10 years (1998-2007)...over the same span, ranks fourth with 289 stolen bases, fifth with 1,051 runs and eighth with 1,714 hits...Over the last five seasons (2003-'07), ranks fifth with 200 doubles and sixth with 542 runs...Is four stolen bases shy of becoming only the 12th player since 1950 to reach 400 doubles, 200HR and 300SB for their career...Hit .228 (45-for-197) with 32R, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 2HR, 22RBI and 24BB through his first 51 games of the season (4/2-5/30)...in the final 107 games of the season since then (6/1), hit .309 (126-for-408) with 91R, 34 doubles, 5 triples, 14HR, 79RBI and 60BB...Hit in six different spots in the Yankees' batting order this season, the most in any season of his career (hit in five different spots in 1999 with Philadelphia).
Suffered a strained right oblique muscle at the start of spring training and missed the first 19 games...saw his first exhibition action on 3/20...in nine Spring Training games following the injury, batted .375 (9-for-24) with 2 HR and 5 RBI. 4 Was 2-for-5 with 2R, 1RBI and 1SB in Opening Day win on 4/2 vs. Tampa Bay...has recorded at least one hit in each of his 11 Opening Day appearances...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other player with a longer current Opening Day hitting streak is Toronto's Frank Thomas (13 games, including 2007). 4 Became the first player in Major League history to reach the 1,500-game mark in his career with as many as 1,600 hits, 200 home runs, 1,000 walks and 200 stolen bases on 4/20 at Boston (credit: Elias Sports Bureau)...Snapped an 0-for-19 stretch on 4/29 vs. Boston with an eighth-inning single...was the longest hitless streak of his career...Went 1-for-6 while batting leadoff on 5/1 at Texas, marking the first time he had hit in the leadoff spot since 6/19/03 (w/ Philadelphia) vs. Atlanta...Hit seventh in the order on 5/8 vs. Texas, going 1-for-3 with 1BB...was his first time batting seventh since 5/15/99 (w/ Philadelphia) vs. NY Mets...Hit second in the lineup on 5/9 vs. Texas, going 1-for-4 with 1R, 1 double and 1RBI...marked his first time in the second spot since 8/19/00 (w/ Philadelphia) at St. Louis...Went a career-high 61 plate appearances without a walk from 4/28-5/13...Hit .208 (22-for-106) in May, the lowest average in any calendar month of his career (minimum 10 at-bats)...Led the team in June with 19BB in 27 games (120PA) after drawing eight walks in 28 games (116PA) in May. 4 Tied a career-high with four runs scored in 6/10 win vs. Pittsburgh, going 4-for-4...also scored four runs on 8/4 vs. Kansas City...Reached base safely in nine consecutive plate appearances from 6/9-12 (four singles, one double, one triple, one home run and two walks)...Scored the 1,000th run of his career in 6/13 win vs. Arizona...Hit safely in a season-high 13 straight games from 6/1-14, batting .440 (22-for-50) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2HR, 12RBI and 12BB...Hit eighth in the batting order for the first time in his career in 6/26 loss at Baltimore, going 1-for-4...Collected 52RBI in 46G from 7/1-8/22, batting .354 (63-for-178) with 11HR during the stretch...Recorded three hits in back-to-back games on 7/2 and 7/3 vs. Minnesota...was the first time he collected three hits in consecutive games since 5/12-13/05 (w/ Philadelphia) vs. Cincinnati...In 26 games in July, hit .353 (36-for-102) with 20R, 9 doubles, 5HR and 29RBI...his 29RBI were tied for second in the Majors during the month and set a career-high for RBI in any calendar month of his career (previous high was 27RBI in September 2006)...Was 0-for-2 in 8/8 loss at Toronto before being ejected by HP Umpire Derryl Cousins in the top of the fourth (arguing balls and strikes)...Tied a single-game career high with 3SB and was 2-for-3 with 1R and 2BB in 8/25 win at Detroit...Collected his 400th career double in 8/30 win vs. Boston in his 5,775th career at-bat...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the fifth player in the expansion era (since 1961) to accumulate 400 doubles in fewer than 5,800AB, joining Edgar Martinez (5,349AB); Wade Boggs (5,695AB); Larry Walker (5,756AB) and Hal McRae (5,763AB). 4 Had 18 of his final 29 hits go for extra bases (16 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR)...Drove in his 100th run of the season on 9/30 at Baltimore in the final regular season game.
Hit .297 (163-for-548) with 98R, 41 doubles, 15HR, 107RBI and 30SB in 156 games with Philadelphia and the Yankees in 2006 (152 starts in right field, two starts at designated hitter)...led all Major Leaguers with 124 walks and has now reached the 100BB plateau in eight consecutive seasons (1999-2006), becoming only the third player in Major League history to do so (also Max Bishop, 1926-'33; and Frank Thomas, 1991-'98)...since
1998, his 1,411 games played are third-most among all major league players, behind only Andruw Jones (1,423) and Shawn Green (1,416)...Has now reached the 30-double plateau in each of his last eight seasons (1999-2006) and has eclipsed 100RBI
in four consecutive seasons (five times overall)...with the Yankees, hit .330 (69-for-209) with 7HR and 42RBI in 58 games (54 starts in right field, one start at DH)...Began the season with Philadelphia, batting .277 (94-for-339) with 61R, 25 doubles, 8HR, 65RBI and 20SB in 98
games (95 starts in right field, one start at designated hitter)...collected his 1,500th hit on 6/23 at Boston, going 1-for-4...reached base safely in 34 straight games from 6/1-7/9...hit safely in a season-high 14 straight games from 6/1-15...hit .353 (18-for-51) with 9R and
7RBI during the stretch...Was acquired from Philadelphia on 7/30 with RHP Cory Lidle in exchange for four minor-leaguers...made his
Yankees debut in 8/1 win vs. Toronto, starting in RF and going 0-for-3 with 1R and 1BB...collected his first hit as a Yankee-a first-inning single-in 8/2 win vs. Toronto (was 2-for-5 with 1 double)...was 2-for-5 with two-run HR-his first as a Yankee-in 8/9 win at Chicago...Had gone 163 consecutive at-bats without a home run, the longest such streak of his career...was 1-for-3
with 1RBI, 1BB and 1SH in 8/14 win vs. the Angels...was his first SH since 7/19/98 (with Philadelphia) at NY Mets...collected a season-high four hits and was 4-for-5 with 1R, 1 double, 1BB and 1SB in Game-1 win at Boston on 8/18...reached base safely in 17 of his 27 plate appearances in the five-game series at Boston from 8/18-21...Hit three-run home run in 8/22 loss at Seattle, his second as a Yankee and the 200th of his career to become only the 41st player in Major League history to hit 200 home runs and steal 200 bases in his career...stole 18 consecutive bases without being caught from 6/5-8/19 (streak was snapped on 8/27 at Los Angeles)...Led the Yankees with a .357 batting average (41-for-115) during the month of
August...tied a single-game career high with three doubles (now done twice) and was 3-for-4 with 1R and 1RBI in 9/3 win vs. Minnesota...Drove in a career high seven runs in 9/12 win vs. Tampa Bay...hit three-run HR (#3) and three-run double in the first inning and was 2-for-3 with 1SF in the third inning...with 6RBI in the first inning, tied the American League record for most RBI in a single inning (10th time) and became only the second Yankee to have 6RBI in a single inning, joining Gil McDougald (on 5/3/51)...also became only the fourth player in Major-League history to drive in six runs in the first inning of a game and the first since Matt Stairs (w/ Oakland) vs. California on 7/5/96...Hit three-run HR (#5) and tied a season high with four hits, going 4-for-4 with 3R and 4RBI in 9/25 win at Tampa
Bay...hit solo-HR (#7)-homering in his third consecutive game for the fifth time in his career-and was 2-for-3 in 9/27 win vs. Baltimore...hit .333 (5-for-15) with a team-leading 4RBI in four Division Series games vs. the Detroit Tigers.
Became only the third player in ML history to have seven consecutive 20 HR/20 SB seasons, joining Barry Bonds (nine straight) and Bobby Bonds (seven straight)...became the first player in ML history to hit at least one home run in nine out of 10 team games (from 5/8-18)...Won his first NL Gold Glove after finishing third among NL right fielders in fielding % (.986) and sixth in assists
(7)...set a club record by drawing at least 100 walks for the seventh straight season, becoming only the fourth player in MLB history to accomplish the feat, joining Frank Thomas (1991-98), Mel Ott (1936-42) and Jeff Bagwell
(1996-2002)...his 15 intentional walks were a career high...Tied a club record by homering in five straight games, 5/8-12, becoming the third player in club history to do so, joining Dick Allen (1969) and Mike Schmidt (1979)...also tied a club record by collecting an RBI in 10 consecutive
games, 5/8-18 (18 RBI), joining Pinky Whitney (1931)...Led all major league players with 3,159 pitches seen (Derek Jeter was 2nd - 2,875)...led the NL in grand slams (3), T-1st in
games (162), finished second in walks (117), T-4th in SF (8), fifth in IBB, seventh in OBP (.405) and SB (31), T-7th in runs (104) and eighth in SB % (77.5)...was the seventh-hardest batter in the NL to double-up (84.0 AB/GIDP)...Named NL Player of the Week, 5/9-15, .583 (14-for-24), 6 HR and 12 RBI...had 13-game hit streak from 5/7-20,
hitting .523 with 9 HR and 18 RBI...scored 100 runs for the sixth time in his career and scored a run in 11 straight games from 5/8-19 (12 runs)...named NL Player of the Month for May (.396, 11 HR, 30 RBI, 30 BB, .535 OBP, .792 SLG)...his 11 homers in May were the most by
a Phillie for the month since Mike Schmidt hit 12 HR in May of 1980...had his 11th career multi-HR game on 6/4 vs. Arizona (gm 1)...drove in a season-high 5 RBI on 7/4 at Pittsburgh (had six 4-RBI games)...Won the annual Century 21 Home Run Derby, held on All-Star Workout Day, 7/11 at Detroit's Comerica Park, setting new records for total HR (41) and HR in a round (24 in 1st round)...was voted by the fans as the starting RF
for the NL All-Star squad, his 1st starting assignment...His three grand slams were the most by a Phillie in one season since 1959 (Gene Freese) and one shy of the club record of four, set by Vince DiMaggio in 1945...had his seventh straight 30-double season and third straight
100-RBI season (fourth overall)...played at least 150 games for the eighth straight eason...finished the season on the all-time Phillies top 10 lists in walks (4th - 856), on-base % (4th - .414), slugging % (4th - .519), sacrifice flies (4th - 48), doubles (5th - 323), extra-base hits (5th - 550), home runs (7th - 187), stolen bases (7th - 234), RBI (10th - 749) and runs (10th - 830).
Reached 2nd career 30 HR/30 SB season (2001) with his HR on last day of season; remains only
Phillie to accomplish the feat in franchise history...Became 4th player in MLB history with 6 straight 20 HR/20 SB
seasons en route to his 1st All-Star selection (0-1, SO as pinch-hitter), joining Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonds and Willie
Mays...Earned 1st Silver Slugger Award, one of the top offensive awards in MLB; 1st Phillie and 1st Phillies
outfielder to win the award since Lenny Dykstra in 1993...Reached career highs in walks (127) and steals (40) and
tied career high in runs (118)...Stole 40 bases to become 8th player (15th time) in Phillies history to reach that
mark...Became only 2nd player in club history to have 40 2B and 40 SB in same season (Ed Delahanty, 1895)...Led
team in walks and steals; finished 3rd in NL in steals, tied for 3rd in walks and outfield assists (13), tied for 4th in
doubles, 5th in on-base % (.428), tied for 7th in extra-base hits (78), tied for 8th in total bases (312) and 10th in
RISP avg (.322)...Also led club in avg (.301)...Was the 5th-hardest batter in NL to double up (1 GIDP/114.8 AB)...Hit
1st regular season HR at Citizens Bank Park, 4/12 vs CIN (Wilson)...Stole 15 straight bases without being caught,
6/14-8/5...Tied career high with 3 doubles and had 5 RBI, 4/23 at MTL...Had 4 straight multi-hit games (10 H),
4/23-27...Tied career high with 2 HR, 5/4 vs STL, 6/9 at CWS and 7/30 at CHI (8th, 9th & 10th career multi-HR
games)...Homered in 3 straight games, 5/12-15...Tied career high with 4 runs and had 5 RBI, 5/15 at COL...Had
12-game hit streak, 5/11-23 (.452, 19-42, 4 HR, 13 RBI)...Scored a run in 11 straight games (18 R), 5/11-
22...Named NL Player of the Week, 6/29-7/4 (.417, 10-24, 5 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 12 BB, 10 R, .611 OBP, .875 SLG)...In
June, finished 2nd in runs (24), walks (26) and on-base % (.496); was on base 57 times in June, which was 2nd-best
in all of baseball to Barry Bonds (71)...Hit GW walk-off HR, 7/8 vs NYM (John Franco), giving Phils a 5-4 win...Hit
4 HR during 3-game series in CHI, 7/30-8/1...Stole his 200th career base, 8/20 at MIL...Tied career high with 4
walks, 9/11 at NYM (13 innings)...Hit 7 HR vs LHP (187 AB); began season with 7 HR vs LHP in 914 career atbats...
Entered final game of season at .299, 29 HR and went 2-for-2, 1 HR...Ended season with a 7-game hit streak
(.571, 12-21, 6 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 9 BB, .700 OBP, 1.000 SLG)...Ejected twice, 6/22 at MTL and 9/8 at ATL (gm 1) -
both times for disagreeing about called 3rd strike - 1st ejections of his career...Played for Caracas in the
Venezuelan Winter League.
Finished 4th in NL with 109 walks, becoming just the 2nd Phillie in franchise history to walk 100+ times in 5 straight
seasons and first since OF Roy Thomas did it in 6 straight (1899-1904) ... He became just the 3rd Phillie in club history
to walk 100+ times in any 5 seasons, joining Thomas (1899-1904; 06) and 3B Mike Schmidt (1974-77; 79; 82-83), who did it
7 times each ... Had 5th straight 20 HR/20 SB season ... Phillies were 17-3 when he homered in a game ... His 69 career
HR at Veterans Stadium stand as 5th-most in the ballpark's history ... Finished 5th in NL in home avg (.349), 6th in RISP (.361), tied for 7th in IBB (13), 8th in on-base % (.409) and plate appearances (695), 9th in steals (22) ... Had .400+ on-base % for 5th time in last 6 seasons ... Had 6 OF assists to give him 65 in his Phillies career, 20th on the all-time list ... Led team in hits (173) and steals (22) ... His first 2 HR were hit off LHP b 4/5 vs PIT (Joe Beimel) and 4/25 vs SF (Scott Eyre) ... Homered in back-to-back games 3 times, 4/25-26 vs SF (5 RBI), 6/21-22 vs BOS (2 RBI) and 7/8-9 at MTL (5 RBI) ... Hit in the leadoff spot, 6/13-19 (5 games) ... Singled for his 1,000th career hit, 7/4 vs FLA (Carl Pavano) ... Hit 2-run HR in the 7th inning, 7/9 at MTL, in 2-0 win ... Had 11 RBI over a 5-game span, 7/20-24 ... Slugged 3rd career grand slam, 7/24 at CHI (off Kerry Wood), and became just the 2nd Phillie in club history to get 5 RBI in one inning (6th); Von Hayes did it, 6/11/85 vs NYM ... Reached base in 8 consecutive plate appearances, 9/12-14 (6 H, 2 BB) ... Entered final game of season at .299 with 99 RBI and 99 runs and went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI ... On the Phillies' all-time list, ranks 1st in on-base % (.414), 7th in walks (612) and intentional walks (64); 9th in average (.310) and sacrifice flies (33); 11th in home runs (133) and stolen bases (163).
Led the NL with 50 doubles, becoming only the 3rd Phillie ever to reach that mark (Chuck Klein, 1930, 1932 & Ed Delahanty, 1899) . . . Became first Phillie to lead the NL in doubles since Von Hayes tied for the lead in 1986 (46) and only the 2nd Phillie with 3 straight 40-double seasons (Delahanty, 1895-97) . . . Hit 20+ HR, walked 100+ times and scored 100+ runs for the 4th straight season . . . Stole 30+ bases for the 2nd straight season . . . Ranked 5th in the NL in road batting avg (.327), 6th in walks (104h), tied for 7th in extra-base hits (76) and stolen bases (31), 8th in on-base % (.413), tied for 8th in OF assists (10), 9th in hits (176), tied for 10th in runs (102) and multi-hit games (50) and 11th in average (.308) . . . Had a team-best 3 extra-base hits, 4/5 vs FLA (2 2B, 1 HR) and 9/5 at MTL (1 3B, 2 HR) . . . Missed 2 games with a strained left hamstring, 4/11-12, halting a streak of 174 consecutive games . . . His 1st OF assist, 4/20 at PIT, was the 50th of his career . . . Hit career HR #100, 6/1 vs MTL (Tony Armas); it was also his 53rd career HR at the Vet, passing Juan Samuel for 6th place on Phils all-time list (finished season with 57) . . . Scored a run in a team-high 7 straight games, 5/25-6/2 and 6/27-7/3. . . Started in CF for the 1st time in his career, 6/1 vs MTL . . . Overall, made 17 starts in CF and did not commit an error in 31 chances . . . Hit a career-high 2 triples, 7/18 vs CHI . . . Hit 2 HR, 9/5 at MTL; 7th career multi-homer game . . . Had a career- and team-best 17-game hit streak, 9/5-24 (.455, 30-66, 8 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 11 RBI), to raise his avg from .289 to .309.
Became first Phillie in franchise history to reach the 30 HR/30 SB mark when he hit 2 HR, 9/30 at FLA; 2nd major leaguer of the season to do it (Vladimir Guerrero), 1st Venezuelan-born player and 25th overall in MLB history . . . Finished tied for 1st in NL in games (162), tied for 3rd in walks (106), 4th in doubles (48) and stolen bases (36), tied for 9th in runs (118), extra-base hits (83) and OF assists (11) . . . His 31 HR were most by a Phillie since Mike Lieberthal's 31 in 1999, most doubles since Dick Bartell's 48 and Chuck Klein's 50 in 1932 and most extra-base hits since Klein's 103 in 1932 . . . Was the 11th different Phillie and 1st since Scott Rolen in 1998 to hit 30 HR/100 RBI . . . First Phillie to play 162 games since Pete Rose and Gary Matthews in 1982 . . . First Phillie to reach 100 RBI and 30 steals since Sherry Magee in 1910 . . . Reached career highs in HR, 2B, RBI and SB . . . Increased his doubles and HR totals for the 6th consecutive season . . . Set a Phillies franchise record for steals by a right fielder, surpassing Elmer Flick's record of 35, set in 1900 . . . Hit 13 HR at the Vet for a career total of 50, moving into 7th place on Phils all-time list . . . Had 3 extra-base hits and 4 RBI, 4/24 at SD . . . NL Player of the Week, 5/28-6/3, .522 (12-23), 13 R, 3 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 1.043 slg %, .625 OBP, 4 SB . . . Hit his 3rd career inside-the-park HR, 6/24 at FLA . . . Stole his 100th career base, 6/26 vs ATL . . . His 30 RBI in June were the most in a month by a Phillie since Darren Daulton did it in May, 1993 . . . Scored a run in 12 straight games (15 total), 6/23-7/4; longest streak since Lenny Dykstra scored in 15 straight in 1993 . . . Walked over 100 times for the 3rd straight season, including a team-high 7 straight games (8 total), 6/26-7/1 . . . Homered off John Franco, 7/22 vs NYM; his only season HR vs a LHP and the 1st HR Franco allowed to a lefty since 9/22/93 vs PIT (Dave Clark) . . . Hit 2 HR in a game for the 6th time in his career, 9/30 at FLA . . . Finished season with 9-game hit streak, .421 (16-38) . . . Played winter ball for Caracas, VZ and was honored during Venezuelan All-Star game as first 30/30 player in the country's history.
He became the 1st Phillie since Juan Samuel (1984-87) to reach double figures in 2B (42), 3B (10), HR (25) and SB (28) in consecutive seasons; was also only National Leaguer to accomplish it this year...Totaled 25 HR and 28 SB to become just the 2nd player to reach 20-20 mark in consecutive seasons since Mike Schmidt (1974-75)...1st Phillie since Mike Schmidt (1982-83) to draw over 100 walks (100) and score over 100 runs (103) in back-to-back seasons...Set career highs in G (154), AB (576), 2B (42), HR (25) and SB (28)...Ranked tied for 6th among NL leaders in doubles, 4th in triples, 7th in walks, tied for 9th in on-base% (.416), 9th in home batting avg (.338), 6th in day batting avg (.356), 5th in avg vs RHP (.339) and 4th in outfield assists (13)... Hit .295 (86-292), 11 HR, 37 RBI in 78 games on the road and .338 (96-284), 14 HR, 41 RBI in 76 games at the Vet... 77 extra-base hits tied Greg Luzinski (1977) for 10th place on Phillies all-time single-season list...Became 1st Phils OF with back-to-back 20-HR seasons since Luzinski, who did it 4 straight years (1975-78; 34, 21, 39, 35)...Hit 10th-inning, GW inside-the-park HR 8/27 vs SF...2nd inside-the-park HR of career and 1st by a Phillie in x-innings since Bobby Dernier beat SF with a 3-run one 5/15/89 (3-2 final)...Also became 1st Phil with both a conventional and inside-the-park HR in the same game since Scott Rolen 7/2/99 vs CHI...Hit 2nd career grand slam 7/17 at NYY...9th-inning, bases-loaded walk forced in GW run in 5-4 win, 4/27 vs ARI... Also had GW RBI-single in 9th inn of 5-4 win 4/16 vs MTL.
Reached career highs in average (.335), hits (183), triples (11), RBI (93) and walks (109)... .335 avg ranked 3rd in NL and was highest by a Phillie since Tony Gonzalez hit .339 in 1967... .446 on-base% ranked 3rd in NL and was highest by a Phillie since Rich Ashburn's .449 mark in 1955...11 triples were tied for 1st in NL; 1st Phillie to lead or tie for NL lead in triples since Juan Samuel (15) in 1987...Ranked 5th in NL in walks (109) and tied for 5th in runs (118)...Had 20 HR and 27 SB, becoming 6th Phillie in history to reach 20 in each category; 1st since Von Hayes in 1989...Was 1 of 3 players in the majors with at least 10 doubles, triples, HR and SB; was 13th player in club history to accomplish the feat and 1st since Juan Samuel, who did it a club-record 4 times (1984-87)...Hit 1st career grand slam 4/16 vs FLA (Rafael Medina)...Hit 1st career inside-the-park HR 5/14 vs NYM...Scored career-high 4 runs 7/29 vs FLA...Had career-high 5 hits 8/8 vs ARI...Had career-high and club-best 14-game hit streak 8/17-9/1, .434 (23-53), 14 runs, 3 HR, 16 RBI ...Had career-high 6 RBI and tied career-high 2 HR (3rd time) 8/24 vs SD...Had 8 OF assists and ranked 11th among NL OF in fielding % (.989, 3 E, 271 TC)...Had club-best .346 avg with runners in scoring position...Underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from right elbow 10/4 performed by Dr. Michael Ciccotti...MISC: Has .458 (15-30) career avg with bases loaded with 43 RBI...Had .291 career avg. in 734 minor league games with 70 triples and 84 SB...Reached double figures in assists in 5 of his 7 minor league seasons.
Led Phillies in hitting (.312) and on-base % (.409)... .427 avg with runners in scoring position was tops in the majors...His .320 avg (33-103) vs LHP ranked 6th in NL among LH hitters...17 assists were 3rd in NL and most by a Phillie since Glenn Wilson's 18 in '87...Twice collected season-best 4 hits: 4/7 vs FLA (4-4, 2 BB) and 5/6 vs COL (4-5, 3 RBI)...Had 2nd career 2-HR game 5/28 at CHI...Had season-high 12-game hit streak 6/13-25, .404 (19-47), 1 HR, 12 RBI...Had season-high 4 RBI 6/21 at CHI...Average was .300 or higher the entire season...Played winter ball for Caracas, VZ
Rated by Baseball America as HOU's 3rd-best prospect...Astros' Opening Day right fielder...Hit safely in first 9 games (.290, 9-31) and in 14 of first 18 games, .300 (15-50) to open season...Hit 1st two ML HR 4/28 vs COL (Wright and Reed)...On DL 5/23-6/30 with a fractured hamate bone in right hand...Had 2 rehab stints at New Orleans (AAA) and Jackson (AA)...Activated from DL 7/1...Optioned to New Orleans (AAA) 7/16...Had two 6-game hit streaks at New Orleans: 6/29-7/21 (.417, 10-24) and 7/29-8/3 (.458, 11-24)...Recalled 8/31...Hit .306 (11-36) in 16 games after recall...Hit 3rd HR of season 9/28 vs PIT...Was 4-for-9 (.444) as a pinch-hitter...Hit .349 (15-43) with runners in scoring position and .316 (24-76) with runners on base...Was 3rd overall pick in the Expansion Draft by Tampa Bay 11/18...Traded to Phillies for Kevin Stocker 11/18...Played winter ball for Caracas, VZ
Spent full season at Tucson, hitting .285 with 24 stolen bases in 132 games...Named Astros' 3rd-best prospect and PCL's 5th-best prospect by Baseball America ... Again led PCL in triples (16)...Hit .512 (22-43) in 10 games 4/24-5/3; hit .387 (24-62), 3 HR, 15 RBI in 17-game stretch 6/9-23...Led Astros minor leaguers in runs (86), triples, walks (83) and OF assists (15)...Recalled by Astros 9/1...Appeared in 15 games for HOU with 4 starts (3 in LF, 1 in RF)...Collected 1st ML hit (single) as a pinch-hitter 9/24 vs NYM (Bobby Jones)...Had 1st ML RBI 9/28 vs FLA...Played winter ball for Magallanes; led all batters with a .588 average in Caribbean World Series
Spent 1st season in triple-A at Tucson...At 21 was club's youngest player...Named Astros' 5th-best prospect and Pacific Coast League's 4th-best prospect by Baseball America...Hit .304, reaching the .300 mark for the 3rd time in 5 pro seasons...Led all professional baseball in triples, matching his career best (17)...Also led Pacific Coast League in OF assists (18), 2nd in walks (67) and tied for 5th in extra-base hits (51)...His 75 RBI was 3rd-best in Astros farm system
Advanced to Jackson (AA) where he hit .303 in 118 games...Reached career bests in doubles (25), HR (16) and RBI (73)...Led Texas League with .530 slugging %...2nd-youngest player in league at 20 years of age...Finished 3rd in TL in triples (9), tied for 4th in extra-base hits (50), tied for 5th in HR and 8th in batting...HR and RBI totals led club...Had 2 HR in 5-4 win 7/9 vs San Antonio...Drew 4 walks 5/14 vs El Paso...Best month was July when he hit .366 (30-82); 2nd-best in league
Moved up to Osceola (A)...Set club record with a Florida State League-high 17 triples in 129 games...Also led club with 21 doubles and 18 assists
Hit .292 at Asheville and finished among Astros organizational leaders in runs (81), AB (480), hits (140) and walks (63)...Earned South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors 6/15-21, as an 18-year-old...Tallied 15 assists
Hit .301 in 1st pro season while in the Gulf Coast League (R)...Had 10 SB in his 56 games...Led league with 13 OF assists