Single...attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo...named to the 2008 All-Big West First Team after hitting .386 with eight home runs...led the Big West in RBI (60) and total bases (140)...received All-Big West honorable mention after hitting .333 with 17 doubles, five home runs and 31 RBI as a sophomore...is a 2005 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, Calif.
Spent the majority of the year with the Charlotte Knights of the International League (AAA). Hit a combined .298 (54-181) over May and June. Posted a .327 average vs. LHP although five of his six HR and 38 of his 54 RBI came against RHP. Appeared in 12 games with the White Sox collecting five hits in 25 AB (.200).
Appeared in just 35 games (31 starts) with the White Sox due to a back injury ... also played in 34 games with Class AAA Charlotte and seven with Class A Winston-Salem ... did not commit an error over his final 18 games (46 total chances) with the Sox after making three in his first 15 (33 TC) ... scored three runs on 4/11 at Cleveland ... posted a six-game hitting streak from 4/20-25 (.304, 7-23) ... was scratched from the lineup on
5/9 at Cleveland with a bulging disc in his back ... was placed on the disabled list on 5/22 (retro to 5/18) with a lumbar back strain ... was sent to Charlotte on an injury rehab assignment on 5/30 ... returned from his rehab assignment on 6/8 after aggravating the injury ... was sent to Winston-Salem on 7/20 to resume his rehab assignment and transferred to Charlotte on 7/27 ... appeared in 21 combined rehab games between the dash and Knights ... was returned from his rehab assignment, reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Charlotte on 8/1 ... was on the Knights disabled list from 8/9-17 with a right eye infection ... recorded multi-RBIs games on 8/7 at Indianapolis and 8/25 vs. Pawtucket ... registered three straight multihit games from 8/25-27 (.545, 6-11) ... hit his only home run with the Knights on 8/25 vs. Pawtucket ... went 5-23 (.217) with two RBIs over six playoff games with Charlotte.
Hit .245 (101-413) with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 41 RBI in
126 games in his first full Major-League season...totaled eight home runs,
15 walks and 19 RBI in September (27 games), compared to two homers,
seven walks and 22 RBI from April through August (99)...tied for third in the
American League in home runs in September...the eight home runs were
the most by a White Sox rookie in a single month since Josh Fields hit nine
in August 2007...nine of his 10 homers came after the all-star Break...compiled a .953 (14 E/297 TC) fielding percentage at third base, fifth-best
in the AL...eight of his 10 homers came vs. AL Central opponents...his
11-game hitting streak (dating back to 2010) ended on 4/8 vs. Tampa Bay...walked for the first time on 5/30 at Boston, ending his club-record string
of 114 at-bats without a walk to start the season...ended a 165 at-bat
homerless drought on 8/9 at Baltimore...set a career high in hits on 8/16
vs. Cleveland, going 4-7 with two doubles...recorded multihomer games
on 9/8 vs. Cleveland and 9/12 vs. Detroit...his two sacrifice bunts on 9/10
vs. Cleveland were the most by a Sox third baseman since Craig Wilson
on 4/5/00 at Texas...was 1-21 (.048) in his final six games...entered the
season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the White
Sox organization...also cited by the same publication as the Best Hitter
for Average and Best Infield Arm among Sox farmhands.
Spent the majority of the season between Class AA Birmingham and Class AAA Charlotte ... appeared in 21 games with the White Sox, hitting .231 (15-65) with three home runs and seven RBI ... made 19 starts at third base and compiled a .974 (1 E/38 TC) fielding percentage ... his contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 9/3 ... made his Major League debut on 9/7 at Detroit as a pinch-hitter, going 0-1 ... collected his first career hit (home run) on 9/10 vs. Kansas City (off Bruce Chen) ... was the first Sox player to homer for his first major-league hit since Josh Fields on 9/18/06 vs. Detroit ... started the final 17 games of the season at third... recorded a six-game hitting streak to end the campaign (.333, 7-21) ... combined to hit .322 (158-490) with 37 doubles, 10 home runs and 64 RBI in 130 games between Birmingham and Charlotte ... began the season with the Barons and hit .326 (60-184) with two homers and 30 RBI in 49 games ... was named to the Southern League midseason All-Star Team ... was promoted to the Knights on 6/1, where he hit .320 (98-306) with 24 doubles, eight home runs and 34 RBI in 81 games ... entered the season ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Infield Arm in the White Sox organization ... was also named by the same publication as the International League's Best Defensive Third Baseman.
Spent the season with Class A Winston-Salem, hitting .281 (135-481) with 33 doubles, 16 home runs and 79 RBI in 128 games...was selected to the Carolina League postseason all-Star team...ranked among the organizational leaders in doubles (3rd), RBI (3rd) and hits (5th) ... led the dash in hits, runs (82), doubles, total bases (218), stolen bases (25), average and RBI and tied for the lead in home runs...hit .304 (79-260) with 46 RBI in the second half of the season, compared to .253 (56-221) with 33 RBI in the first...led the Arizona Fall League with a .435 (27-62) average and finished fifth in on-base percentage (.456) in 16 games with Peoria...along with fellow White Sox farmhands Jordan Danks and C.J. Retherford, helped lead Peoria to the AFL championship...entered the season ranked by Baseball America as possessing the Best Infield Arm in the White Sox organization.
Made his professional debut with Advanced Rookie Great Falls before being promoted to Class A Kannapolis...hit a combined .318 (75-236) with six home runs and 27 RBI in 60 games.