Carlos Jose Quentin…he and his wife, Jeane, have one son, Clarke and a daughter, Cosette…graduate of University High School in San Diego, where he set school records in home runs and RBI, was the league Defensive Player of the Year in football and a member of the state champion basketball team…attended Stanford University, where he was one of five finalists for the 2003 Golden Spikes Award…helped the Cardinal advance to the College World Series in 2001-03, including the finals in 2003…earned All-America honors from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and USA Today/Baseball Weekly…named the 2001 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…originally signed by Diamondbacks' scout Fred Costello.
Limited to a career-low 50 games after injuries led him to two stints on the disabled list..Missed the first 39 games of the season after suffering a bone bruise in his left knee during Spring Training…missed the final 58 games of the season starting on 7/27 after he was placed on the 60-day disabled list with left knee soreness...Hit .345/.472/.586 (10-for-29) with a double, two home runs, six RBI and six walks in 12 games during the month of May after being reinstated from the disabled list...Each of his first two home runs of the season came as a pinch-hitter: 5/17 at COL and 5/24 vs. CHI…overall, hit .364/.500/.1.000 (4-for-11) with one double, two home runs, seven RBI and two walks in 14 plate appearances in the pinch...Ended the season with five career pinch-hit home runs, tied for the seventh-most among active players…his 20 RBI in the pinch ranks tied for the ninth-most among actives...Collected a season-high three RBI on two occasions, the first coming on 7/1 vs. CIN and the second on 7/11 at LAD...Having been hit by four pitches, has now been plunked 127 times during his nine-year career, the sixth-most among active players.
Limited to 82 games due to injuries and hit .275 (76-for-276), his highest season average since batting a career-best .288 (138-for-480) during his first All-Star campaign in 2008 with the White Sox...Ejected on April 11 vs. Los Angeles-NL for charging the mound after being hit-by-pitch (Zack Greinke)…served an eight-game suspension from April 14-22...Missed three games after the birth of his first born child, a baby boy, Clarke, on May 15…placed on paternity leave for just one game (May 18) over that span...Enjoyed his best month of the season in June, hitting .366 (26-for-71) over 20 games…average in the month of June ranked fifth-best in the National League and 10th-best in all of Major League Baseball...Over 24 games in the month of July, recored 19 RBI, tied for the 10th-most RBI in July among all big leaguers and tied for fifth-most among all National Leaguers...Played his last game of the season on July 30, missing the remainder of the year due to a right knee injury…officially placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 31, on August 10 with a right knee sprain...underwent surgery on his right knee on September 3...Over a 50-game stretch from May 24-July 27, hit .328 (59-for-180) with 15 doubles, nine home runs, 29 RBI, 30 runs scored, a .403 on-base percentage and a .561 slugging percentage…his .328 average over that stretch ranked eighth-best among qualifying National Leaguers while his .964 OPS ranked fourth-best...Among all Major Leaguers with 50-or-more games in left field this season, his .855 OPS ranked fourth-best...In 45 games on the road, hit .327 (51-for-156) with a .403 on-base percentage, a .603 slugging percentage and a 1.006 OPS…in 37 games at home, hit .208 (25-for-120) with a .309 on-base, a .350 slugging and a .659 OPS...Hit a pinch-hit, game-tying two-run home run on June 30 at Miami, the third pinch-hit homer of his career and first since June 11, 2010 at Chicago-NL…was the second pinch-hit homer of his career against Chad Qualls (also, July 28, 2006 at Houston).
In his first campaign with the Padres played in 86 games, missing time to start the season after undergoing knee surgery during Spring Training. Began the season on the 15-day DL after undergoing surgery onhis right knee on 3/19.Played in nine games on a rehab assignment between Triple-ATucson and Single-A Lake Elsinore, hitting .357 (10-for-28).Reinstated from the 15-day DL on 5/28.In his first six games as a Padre, after coming off the DL, went12-for-23 (.522) with four doubles, five home runs and nine RBI.His five home runs through his first six games as a Padre madehim the only player to ever hit more than three home runs throughhis first six as a Padre(ELIAS)...Russell Branyan and Ed SpragueJr. each had three through their first six games for SD.His nine extra-base hits (4 2B, 5 HR) in his first six games withthe Padres were the most by any player in their first six gameswith a new team since 1921 (STATS Inc.).In his first three games for the Padres, had six extra-base hitstotal, which according to STATS Inc. were tied for the most extra base hits by any player with a new team since 1921 (last: MarkEllis for COL, 7/1-3/11).Started the season with an eight-game hit streak from 5/28-6/6, hitting .481 (13-for-27) over that stretch.Hit by pitch 17 times in 2012, tied for the most among all Major League players (also, Prince Fielder and KevinYoukilis)...17 HBP set a new club record, passing previous mark of 15 by Kevin Kouzmanoff in 2008.Started 77 games total in 2012, including 69 in LF, five as DH and three in RF.Hit .329 (27-for-82) off left-handed pitching and .233 (47-for-202) against right-handers.Agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension through 2015 on 7/22.
Named to his second American League All-Star team and reached the 20-home run mark for the fourth consecutive season for the White Sox...Led the American League with a club-record-tying 23 HBP...tied Minnie Minoso's 1956 White Sox record...Made 100 starts in right field and 14 as designated hitter for CWS...Hit .294 (62-for-211) with 17 home runs and 49 RBI on the road compared to .214 (45-for-210) with seven homers and 28 RBI at home...home run total on the road tied for fourth among AL leaders while his road RBI total tied for 10th...Drove in five runs as part of a 3-for-4 Opening Day at CLE, tying Sammy Sosa (1991) for second most by a Sox player on Opening Day (Minoso, six in 1951)...Belted his 100th career home run 4/16 vs. LAA...Connected for three home runs 5/24 at TEX, becoming the 13th player in CWS history to hit three in a game...his first three-homer game...one of four multi-homer games in 2011 (also 8/5 at MIN, 6/8 vs. SEA, 4/22 at DET)...Placed on the DL from 8/27-9/12 with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder...appeared in just one of the club's final 37 games.
Appeared in a career-high 131 games in his third season with theWhite Sox, hitting .243 (110-453) with 25 doubles, 26 home runs and 87 RBI... reached the 25-homer mark for the second time in his career ... his 26home runs and 87 RBI were up from 21 and 56 in 2009 ... ranked secondin the American League in HBP (20) and tied for ninth in home run ratio(17.42) ... hit .274 (71-259) in his final 76 games (.201 in his first 55) ... batted.270 (63-233) with 19 home runs at home and .214 (47-220) with sevenhomers on the road ... recorded 20 of his 26 home runs off right-handersand 19 prior to the All-Star Break (seven in the second half) ... went 19-59(.322) with five home runs and 17 RBI in interleague play ... the 17 RBItied for third-most in baseball with Detroit's Brennan Boesch ... committeda career-high eight errors in his first full season in right field (.959 fieldingpercentage) ... hit his third grand slam and recorded a career-high six RBIon 4/14 at Toronto ... ended an 0-23 streak on 4/23 vs. Seattle ... hit hissecond career pinch homer on 6/11 at the Cubs ... notched his seventhcareer multihomer game on 6/23 vs. Atlanta ... tied for second in the AL witheight home runs in June and tied for fifth with 23 RBI ... hit two homers on7/5 vs. the Angels and 7/10-11 vs. Kansas City, including his fourth grandslam on 7/11 ... the six home runs in four games from 7/5-11 establisheda club record (missed 7/6-8 with a sore left knee) ... was named AL Playerof the Week for 6/21-27, hitting .389 (7-18) with four home runs and 11 RBI(first weekly honor) ... left game on 9/29 vs. Boston with a sore left ankleand missed the final four contests.
Appeared in just 99 games with the White Sox after being sidelinedwith plantar fasciitis in his left foot ... hit .236 (83-351) with 14 doubles, 21home runs and 56 RBI, down from .288 with 36 home runs and 100 RBIin 2008 ... hit at least 20 home runs for the second consecutive season ...made 87 starts in left field and eight as the designated hitter ... homered inback-to-back games six times (last, 10/2-3 at Detroit), including a careerbestthree straight games on two occasions (last, 8/18-22) ... tied a clubrecord with seven homers in his first 12 games (also Jim Thome in 2006)... notched his sixth career multihomer game on 4/13 at Detroit ... did notplay on 5/12 at Cleveland due to a bruised left heel ... missed five gameswith a sore left foot before going 1-2 with a RBI on 5/20 vs. Minnesota ...left game on 5/25 at Los Angeles-AL with a sore left foot ... was on the disabled list from 5/29-7/19 with plantarfasciitis in his left foot ... went 15-40 (.375) with one home run and 10 RBI in 14 rehabilitation games with ClassAAA Charlotte and Class A Kannapolis ... his solo home run on 7/29 at Minnesota ended an 0-16 streak andwas his first since 4/29 vs. Seattle (90 at-bats) ... hit his second career grand slam on 9/19 vs. Kansas City andhis 20th home run on 10/2 at Detroit ... totaled six homers and 21 RBI in September/October ... batted .241(53-220) with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 61 games after returning from the disabled list.
Finished fi fth in the American League Most Valuable Player votingwith 160 points after hitting .288 (138-480) with 36 home runs and 100 rBi inhis fi rst season with the White Sox ... received his fi rst Silver Slugger Awardand was selected to The Sporting News al all-star team ... sustained aseason-ending fractured right wrist on 9/1 at cleveland during a ninth-inningat-bat vs. cliff lee ... underwent surgery on 9/8 to insert a screw into the wrist(procedure performed by dr. cohen, dr. fernandez and dr. Bush-Joseph) ...rejoined the white sox on 9/19 in Kansas city to rehab his wrist, but did notplay the remainder of the season ... despite missing the White Sox fi nal 26games, led the al in home run ratio (13.33), ranked second in home runs,slugging percentage (.571) and hit by pitch (20), third in ops (.965) and tiedfor 11th in rBi ... also tied for the league lead with 15 game-winning rBi andtied for fourth with 28 go-ahead rBi ... was tied for the al lead in home runsas late as 9/27 before detroit's Miguel cabrera hit his 37th homer ... his 36home runs marked the third-highest total by a player in his fi rst season with thesox, behind Jim thome (42 in 2006) and dick allen (37 in 1972) ... was namedto his fi rst AL All-Star Team and went 0-4, the most at-bats by a Sox player inthe Midsummer classic since luis aparicio in 1970 (six) ... was one of eightplayers in the all-star game who switched teams following the 2007 season:nl players - Miguel tejada, Brad lidge, dan Haren, edinson volquez: alplayers - Josh Hamilton, George Sherrill, Quentin, Milton Bradley ... led thesox in home runs, rBi, on-base and slugging percentage and tied Jermaine dye for the lead with 96 runs scored... hit .311 (37-111) with runners in scoring position and was 4-8 with one home run and 15 rBi with the basesloaded ... his 22 home runs and 70 RBI in the fi rst half both tied for eighth most by a Sox player since 1974 ...batted .350 (21-60) with four home runs in interleague play, including a .478 (11-23) average vs. the cubs ...made 54 consecutive starts in left from 4/3-5/31... posted his second multihomer game on 4/17 at Baltimore ...went 12-26 (.462) during an eight-game hitting streak ... tied teammate Joe crede for the al lead in home runsin April (seven) ... hit his fi rst career grand slam and matched his career high (second time) with fi ve RBI on 5/14at the Angels ... homered in back-to-back games for the fi rst time in his career on 5/18-20 ... hit his fi rst careergame-ending home run on 5/25 vs. the angels, part of his third career multihomer effort (both off John lackey) ...ranked second in the al with 27 rBi in May and tied for third with seven homeruns ... was named Major league Baseball's "clutch performer of the Month"for May after hitting .290 with seven homers and 27 rBi ... ended his seasonlong37 at-bat homerless drought on 6/18 vs. pittsburgh (off tom gorzelanny)... matched his career high with four hits on 6/27 vs. cubs (second time) ... hita go-ahead solo home run in the sox 6-5 win vs. the cubs on 6/28 ... tied forthe al lead with nine homers in July ... recorded his fourth career multihomergame on 7/9 at Kansas City and his fi fth on 7/23 vs. Texas ... went 4-7 with adouble, home run and two rBi on 8/5 vs. detroit, matching his career high inhits ... hit his 30th home run on 8/7 vs. detroit, becoming the 17th player (39thtime) to reach that milestone ... was hit by a pitch in a major-league record sixstraight games from 8/7-14 ... missed 8/12-13 with soreness in his left forearm... reached base safely in 11 of 14 plate appearances in oakland from 8/15-17,going 6-9 with two home runs, fi ve RBI and fi ve walks ... drove in his 100th runon 8/26 at Baltimore.
Played in 81 games with Arizona, hitting .214 (49-229) with five home runs and 31 RBI ... began the seasonon the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his left labrum and rotator cuff ... was sent to Class AAA Tucson on a rehabassignment on 4/14 ... was 2-7 in two games with the Sidewinders before being recalled by Arizona on 4/16 ... madehis season debut that night vs. the Dodgers, going 2-4 with two doubles ... hit his first home run on 4/24 vs. San Diego,a two-run shot off David Wells ... recorded his first career multi-homer game on 5/21 vs. Colorado and drove in acareer-high five runs ... recorded 17 RBI in May ... was optioned to Tucson on 7/6, where he played in 13 games... was recalled on 7/27 and played in five games before going on the disabled list on 8/2 with a right hamstring strain... was sent to Tucson on a rehab assignment on 8/13 and played in the remaining 18 games of the Sidewindersseason ... was recalled on 9/1 and finished the season with Arizona ... went 3-4 with eight RBI with the bases loadedand 2-6 with two RBI as a pinch-hitter ... was not on the D-backs postseason roster ... underwent surgery on hisleft shoulder on 10/9 in Phoenix, Ariz. (surgery performed by Dr. Michael Lee).
The rookie right fielder hit .253 with nine home runs, 32 RBIs and 13 doubles in 166 at-bats ... Quentin homered in his first Major League at-bat on July 20 ... After collecting three more home runs in July, Quentin struggled a bit in August, when he hit only .185 ... He rebounded in September with a .273 clip.
Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the Arizona organization entering the season ...spent the season at Tucson, hitting .289 with 28 doubles, 21 home runs, 89 RBI and 98 runs scored in 136 games... ranked fourth in the PCL in walks (72) and games ... his 21 homers and 89 RBI led the Sidewinders and tied forthird and fifth, respectively, in the Diamondacks system ... reached base safely in 115 of 136 games ... was hit bypitch 29 times, second-most in the minor leagues behind Buffalo's Mike Kincade (30) ... walked 72 times, comparedto 71 strikeouts ... batted above .300 in each month except June when he hit eight home runs with 23 RBI ... compileda season-high 14-game hitting streak from 7/4-20 ... went 5-6 with two homers and six RBI on 6/28 vs. Las Vegas... played in 76 games in right field and 50 in center.
Was named the Diamondbacks organization's Player of the Year after combining to hit .332 (150-452) with21 home runs, 89 RBI and 103 walks between Class A Lancaster and Class AA El Paso ... led all Arizona farmhandsin average, runs scored, hits, RBI and walks and tied for the lead in home runs ... was hit by pitch a minor-leaguerecord 43 times, breaking the mark set by Class A Rancho Cucamonga's Mark Campo in 2000 ... reached basesafely in 115 of 125 games ... ranked among the California League leaders in runs scored (2nd, 64), home runs(T3rd, 15), on-base percentage (4th, .428), RBI (8th, 51) and slugging percentage (T8th, .562) when he waspromoted to El Paso 6/21 ... went 5-5 with four runs scored on 7/17 vs. Midland ... compiled a 14-game hitting streakfrom 8/14-30 ... played in four games in the Arizona Fall League before sustaining a lower back strain.
Missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.