Christopher Brandon Young ... Signed by Joe Butler and Paul Provas (White Sox) ... Graduated from Bellaire High School (TX)... Participated in MLB's RBI program while growing up in Houston ... Hosted and narrated MLB's primeti me special Hitting Home with RBI, which aired on ESPN 2 in Sept. 2010 ... Served as studio analyst for MLB Network during the 2010 postseason ... Att ended Red Sox Winter Weekend in Jan. 2017, signing autographs, taking pictures with fans and participating in a game show with teammates and coaches ... In 2014, met with students from Nike Alternative High School Program and helped plant a garden as part of a Hurricane Sandy restoration effort ... Throughout 2012 season, hosted members of Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix for games at Chase Field.
In 12th Major League season, and second with Red Sox, Young played 90 games (65 starts), batting .235 (57-for-243) with 30 runs, 12 SB, two triples, seven home runs, 25 RBI and 30 walks ... Of 65 starts, made 34 in left fi eld, seven in right field, and 24 at DH...Did not commit an error in 66 total chances, extending his errorless streak to 213 games in the outfield, the longest acti ve streak among Major League outfielders (ELIAS)...Has converted all 305 total chances in the outfield since his last error on May 11, 2015 as a member of the Yankees ... Was only Boston positional player with no errors in 100 or more games...115-game errorless streak was the longest by any positional player to start their Red Sox career since Jacoby Ellsbury in 2007-09 (232 games) ... Posted his highest career mark against RHP with a .793 OPS ... Ranked fourth among A.L. hitters in pinch-hit OBP (min. 15 PA)...Reached base in 10-of-19 pinch-hit PA, going 5-for-14 (.357) with three walks and two HBP ... Recorded his 500th career walk on July 18 in a game versus Toronto ... In a win on Aug. 6 vs. the White Sox, batted 3-for-5 with two home runs...Tied carer highs with five RBI and three extra-base hits.
Posted a .276/.352/.498 batting line in his 1st season with BOS...Missed 51 games on the DL. Posted a .329/.410/.589/.999 batting line vs. LHP (24-for-73, 10 2B, 3 HR) but hit 6 of his 9 HR against RHP. Hit .407 with a 1.393 OPS in 10 Interleague games (11-for-27, 5 2B, 3 HR). Combined to hit .391 and slug .717 in the 8th and 9th innings (18-for-46, 6 2B, 3 HR). Made his BOS debut on 4/6 at CLE as a pinch-hitter in the 6th inning, doubling in his only at-bat and scoring the run that tied the game at 5-5. Went 6-for-34 (.176) through 5/9, but hit .296 with a .903 OPS for the rest of the season (50-for-169, 13 2B, 9 HR). Had 2 HR and a double on 6/1 at BAL, his 13th career multi-homer game and 1st since 6/24/14 with NYM vs. OAK...Recorded 10+ total bases for the 5th time in his career (last: 10 on 6/13/10 with ARI vs. STL). On 6/5 vs. TOR, broke up Marco Estrada's no-hit bid with an 8th-inning HR...Singled the following inning, marking the 1,000th hit of his career. Hit 5 HR in a 9-game span from 6/1-12, homering in 4 consecutive series (2 at BAL, 1 vs. TOR, 1 at SF, 1 at MIN). Placed on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring strain on 6/24...Appeared in 7 rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket from 8/11-20...Activated from the DL on 8/22 and posted a .274/.376/.479 batting line for the remainder of the season (20-for-73, 6 2B, 3 HR). Hit 3 HR in a 5-game span in September: 9/5 at SD, 9/6 at SD, 9/12 vs. BAL... Went 4-for-4 with 3 runs, 2 2B, and a HR on 9/12 vs. BAL. POSTSEASON: Made his lone postseason appearance in Game 3 of the ALDS (0-for-1, BB)...Pinch-hit for Andrew Benintendi in the 7th inning and remained in the game in LF.
Helped NYY reach the postseason in his 1st full season with the club, appearing in 140 games and making 77 starts. Among qualified AL batters, ranked 6th against LHP in SLG (.575) and 9th in AVG (.327, 50-for-153) and OBP (.397)...His .972 OPS against LHP ranked 10th in the majors and was his highest single-season mark since 2006. Became the 1st Yankee to hit in every spot in the starting lineup in a single season since Ken Griffey in 1983. Was 1 of only 2 Yankees (also Mark Teixeira) and 17 major leaguers with at least 2 grand slams in 2015. Became only the 5th Yankee since 1914 to record multiple games in a season with at least 4 R, 3 H, and 3 RBI (7/28 at TEX and 8/4 vs. BOS)...The other Yankees to accomplish the feat were Alex Rodriguez (2007), Tino Martinez (1997), Lou Gehrig (1929, 1933, 1934), and Babe Ruth (1926). Recorded 4 assists and a .994 fielding percentage, committing only 1 error in 171 chances while making 46 starts in LF, 22 in RF, and 9 in CF. Hit his 3rd career grand slam on 4/18 at TB, his 1st since 4/9/10 with ARI vs. PIT. Collected his 500th career RBI on 6/6 vs. LAA. Hit safely in a career-high 10 straight games from 6/18-27 (.459, 17-for-37, 3 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 11 R). On 7/28 at TEX, tied a career high with 4 runs scored (also matched on 8/4 vs. BOS) and 5 RBI...It marked the 1st game by a Yankee with at least 4 runs and 5 RBI since Curtis Granderson on 8/25/11 vs. OAK...Hit his 2nd grand slam of the season in the 3rd inning.
Hit .282 (20-for-71) with 9R, 8 doubles, 3HR and 10RBI in 23 games (16 starts in LF, two at DH and one in RF) with the Yankees... Was selected to the Yankees' active roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 9/2…made his Yankees debut in that night's loss vs. Boston as a ninth-inning PH for Prado, going 0-for-1... Collected his ﬁrst hit as a Yankee with a two-run, ﬁfth-inning single in 9/9 loss vs. Tampa Bay, going 1-for-3... Hit solo HR-his ﬁrst as a Yankee-and was 3-for-4 with 2R, 1 double and 2RBI in 9/10 win vs. TampaBay…became the second player ever to homer for both the Mets and Yankees in the same season, joiningDave Kingman, who hit 9HR for the Mets and 4HR for the Yankees in 1977 (credit: Elias)…was his ﬁrst HR since7/12 vs. Miami (w/ the Mets)... Hit "walk-oﬀ" three-run HR in the ninth and was 2-for-4 with 2R and 1 double on 9/11 vs. Tampa Bay…was his sixthcareer "walk-oﬀ" HR and ﬁrst since 8/11/11 w/ Arizona vs. Houston…also had the Yankees' ﬁrst hit that night, aone-out double in the eighth…Elias notes he is the ﬁrst Yankee to break up a no-hitter in the eighth inning or laterand then produce a game-ending RBI since Horace Clarke on 6/4/70 vs. Kansas City (led oﬀ the ninth with a single,marking the Yankees' ﬁrst hit oﬀ the Royals' Jim Rooker, and had a game-winning sacriﬁce ﬂy in the 12th)... Homered in a career-high-tying three straight games from 9/10-12 (Game 1)... Was signed by the Yankees as a minor league free agent on 8/28…in four games with Scranton/WB, hit .200(3-for-15) with 1R, 1HR and 2RBI... Began the year with the Mets, hitting .205 (52-for-254) with 31R, 12 doubles, 8HR and 28RBI in 88 games…was placed on the 15-day D.L. from 4/3-18 with a right quad strain…in three rehab games with Triple-A Las Vegas, hit.667 (8-for-12) with 7R, 2 doubles, 2HR and 5RBI…was designated for assignment on 8/9 and released on 8/15.
Was on the Opening Day roster for the seventh time in his career. Made his Oakland debut, April 3 against Seattle and hit a home run in the seventh inning…Became the 20th player in A's history to hit a home run in his first game with Oakland. Started in leftfield on April 4, his first career appearance at a position other than centerfield. Made his debut in rightfield on April 9 at Los Angeles-AL. Stole two bases, April 16 against Houston, his ninth multiple-steal game. Went 2-3 with two home runs and four RBI, April 24 at Boston…It was his 11th career multi home run game during the regular season (also has one in the postseason)…The four-RBI were a season-high. Had four home runs and 15 RBI through Oakland's first 25 games. Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 4, retroactive to April 30 with a strained left quad…It was the second time in his career that he was placed on the DL…Reinstated from the DL on May 17. Put together back-to-back, three-hit games for the second time in his career, May 24-May 25 at Houston. Had his fourth, three-hit game on June 14 vs. Seattle. Led off the game with a home run on August 12 at Toronto (off J.A. Happ)….It was the 14th lead-off home run of his career. Had a season's-best seven-game hitting streak from September 2-September 15…Went 10-27 (.370) during the stretch. Reached double figures in home runs for the seventh straight year. Thirty three of his 67 hits (49.3 percent) were extra-base hits. In his career, 46.1 percent of 825 career hits are extra-bases (216 doubles, 20 triples,144 home runs). Is one of eight active players with a percentage greater than 46.0 (minimum 2,500 plate appearances). Started 82 games at four different positions: 39 in center, 21 in rightfield, 18 in leftfield and four as a designated hitter. Committed two errors, both as a rightfielder. Has a .308 (12-39) batting average as a pinch-hitter with one home run, 12 RBI, and 11 walks (.460 on base percentage). For the year, he had 11 games with two hits and four games with three hits. Played one Major League Rehabilitation Game with Sacramento (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 16…Went 1-1 with two walks and a stolen base vs. Oklahoma City.
Appeared in just 101 games due to an injury in his seventh season with Arizona...hit .231 with 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 41 RBI...his 101 games were the fewest since his rookie season in 2006 (30)...
won the 2012 Good Guy Award from the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA...reached the 10-homer mark
for the sixth straight season, which is tied for the second-longest streak in club history with Steve Finley
(1999-2004)...Luis Gonzalez holds the record (8 from 1999-2006)...hit .267 against left-handed pitching compared to .210 against right-handers...his career splits are .271 (222-for-818) against lefties and
.228 (536-for-2355) against righties...batted .261 after the All-Star break, compared to .203 in the first
half...his average increased in each of the final three months as he batted .227 in July, .235 in August
and .333 in September...had a .199 batting average with the bases empty compared to .268 with runners
on base, including .284 with runners in scoring position...hit .270 in division games against the National
League West, .202 against everyone else...had a .165 batting average leading off an inning...made 84
starts, all in center field...committed two errors for a .990 fielding percentage...was 4-for-10 (.400) with
a home run, three RBI and three walks as a pinch hitter...is 9-for-26 (.346) with a home run, nine RBI
and seven walks in his career in the pinch...started games in every spot in the order except ninth...made
20 starts in both the sixth and seventh spot, batted fifth 18 times and hit leadoff 17 times.
Became the first player in D-backs history to achieve three straight 20-homer and 20-stolen base seasons, hitting .236 (134-for-567) with 38 doubles, 20 homers and 71 RBI in 156 games...set a career high with 80 walks...Finished second in the 2011 Rawlings® Gold Glove Award voting as a center fielder...matched his career high with a .933 fielding percentage (3 E in 401 TC), second to the Phillies' Shane Victorino...Ranked among the National League leaders in GIDP percentage (3rd, 2.6), doubles (4th) and walks (6th)...Batted .262 (93-for-355) with 16 home runs and 50 RBI prior to the All-Star Break and .193 (41-for-212) with 4 homers and 21 RBI after the Midsummer Classic...Made his fifth career start in center field for the D-backs, one shy of Steve Finley's record (6)...Tied the franchise record (23rd time) with 2 hits in a single inning on April 28 vs. Cubs (first inning)...His fielding error on June 14 vs. Giants ended his errorless streak at 66 games (April 1-June 13)...marked the second-longest single-season streak of his career behind an 88-game streak from June 6-Sept. 14, 2008...Hit his fifth-career game-ending home run on Aug. 11 vs. Astros (off Sergio Escalona)...POSTSEASON: Batted .389 (7-for-18) with 1 double, 3 home runs and 4 RBI in 5 NLDS games vs. Brewers...the 3 home runs were a D-backs postseason record for a single playoff series...hit 2 home runs in Game 4 @ Chase Field, becoming the first player in franchise history to accomplish
Rebounded from a sub-par 2009 campaign to garner his first All-Star selection and team MVP honors from the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA while setting career highs with a .257 batting average, 156 games, 584 at-bats, 94 runs, 91 RBI, 74 walks, 28 stolen bases, .341 on-base percentage and .793 OPS...among NL leaders, ranked fifth with 2,770
pitches seen, seventh with 4.17 pitches per plate appearance, ninth with a 80 percent stolen base percentage and 10th
with 28 stolen bases
♦ Selected as the D-backs' representative for the All-Star Game in Anaheim, Calif. and also participated in the State
Farm Home Run Derby...led off the derby and hit one homer...in the game, was 0-for-2 at the plate and caught the
final out in the 3-1 win to snap the National League's 13-game losing streak.
♦ Hit .294 (45-for-153) with 25 runs, 10 doubles, 6 homers, 16 RBI, 18 walks and .853 OPS in 37 games as a leadoff
hitter...among NL leadoff hitters with a minimum of 35 games, ranked first in on-base percentage, fourth in OPS,
fifth in slugging percentage and sixth in average.
♦ Reached base safely via a hit or walk in 127 of 156 games and hit safely in 104 games.
♦ Became the sixth player in franchise history to play in 600 games and collect 250 RBI, joining Luis Gonzalez
(1,194/774), Steve Finley (849/479), Chad Tracy (704/318), Jay Bell (616/304) and Stephen Drew (647/276)...Led league center fielders in innings (1,350.0), total chances (435) and putouts (418) and finished second with 10 assists
and a .904 zone rating while posting a .984 fielding percentage...His error on April 23 vs. Phillies snapped a streak of 79 errorless home games dating back to Sept. 16, 2008...Hit his second career grand slam and tied a career-high with 5 RBI on April 9 vs. Dodgers...had two other 5-RBI
games on April 28 @ Rockies and July 2 vs. Dodgers...his 21 RBI in April tied for the seventh-most in franchise history...Had a pair of homers on June 13 vs. Cardinals highlighted by his third career walk-off homer in a 7-5 win...Batted at a .382 clip (13-for-34) during a career-high 9-game hitting streak from June 9-18...Among NL players in June, ranked tied for first with 9 stolen bases and tied for seventh with 6 homers...Reached base safely via a hit or walk in 21 straight games from July 21-Aug. 12, batting .273 (24-for-88) with 7 doubles,
4 homers and 6 RBI...Became the first player in D-backs history and fourth player in the last 40 years to hit a lead-off and walk-off home
run in the same game when he accomplished the feat in the 6-5 victory vs. Padres on Aug. 7...joined the Rangers' Ian
Kinsler on July 19, 2009, Blue Jays' Reed Johnson on June 15, 2003 and Angels' Darin Erstad on June 25, 2000...Was the first MLB player to collect at least 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 2010 when he hit his 20th homer @
Brewers on Aug. 8...joined Eric Byrnes (2006-07) as the only players in club history to accomplish the feat twice...
the Marlins' Hanley Ramirez (21/30), White Sox's Alex Rios (20/32) and Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez (31/23) were the
other MLB players to go 20/20 in 2010.
Over the course of 134 games, experienced struggles interspersed with flashes of his old form... His 3.3 grounded-into-double plays percentage was tied for third-lowest in the NL... Committed a career-low 2 errors while his .993 fielding percentage tied for fourth-best among NL center fielders... Had a 64-game errorless streak from April 6-July 1, the second-longest single-season streak in his career... Did not commit an error in 65 home games in 2009, his second-longest home error¬less streak...has not committed an error at home in 70 games dating back to Sept. 16, 2008...did not commit an error in his first 28 road games from April 17-July 1...his error on July 3 @ Rockies snapped a streak of 82 road games without an error, dating back to June 6, 2008... Hit .320 (8-for-25) in 11 Interleague games... When leading off an inning, hit .314 (33-for-105) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers, 6 RBI, 14 walks and .410 on-base and .581 slugging percentages... Had a season-high 5-game hitting streak from May 7-11 (.273, 6-for-22)... Had his second career pinch hit and pinch-hit RBI on May 30 vs. Braves. .. Stole 2 bases in a game twice on April 27 vs. Cubs and June 5 @ Padres... Homered in consecutive games, June 12-13 vs. Astros, for the seventh time in his career... Matched a career-high and franchise-record with 4 runs scored and had a career high-tying 3 walks on June 17 @ Royals...also had 3 walks on June 30 @ Reds... Collected a career-high 4 hits on June 18 @ Royals and Oct. 2 @ Cubs... Had a season high-tying 3 RBI on July 4 @ Rockies, July 9 vs. Marlins... Optioned to Triple-A Reno on Aug. 10...Hit .370 (20-for-54) with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 9 RBI and a 1.127 OPS in 13 games for the Aces...reached base safely via a hit or walk in all 13 games while hitting safely in 12 games...also hit .412 (7-for-17) against southpaws and .351 (13-for-37) vs. right-handers... Recalled from Reno on Aug. 29... Hit 3 home runs on Sept. 6 @ Rockies, the first player in Major League history to hit 3 home runs in a game while owning a sub-.200 batting average (min. 300 at-bats)...only other player to do so with a minimum of 200-plus at-bats was Darnell Coles on Sept. 30, 1987, having entered the game with a .187 batting average in 251 at-bats... Hit 6 home runs and had 9 RBI over 7 games from Sept. 6-13... Reached base via a hit or walk in 13 straight games from Sept. 9-23, batting .269 (14-for-52) with 8 walks... Reached base via a hit, walk or hit-by-pitch in 11 of his final 12 road affairs, batting .381 (16-for-42) with 3 doubles, 5 home runs, 8 RBI, 1 hit-by-pitch, 6 walks and .469 on-base and .810 slugging percentages.
Had a productive sophomore season with the D-backs after batting .248 with 22 home runs, 42 doubles, 7 triples and 85 RBI in 160 games...among National League batters, tied for seventh in doubles and tied for sixth in triples...With 56 home runs and 43 stolen bases in his first 3 big league seasons, Ken Griffey Jr.
(60 homers, 50 stolen bases) is the only other centerfielder in Major League history to
collect more homers and stolen bases at age 24 or younger in his first 3 years...Slugged his 10th career leadoff home run and added another homer later in the game
for his sixth-career multi-homer game on April 5 at Colorado...hit his 11th career leadoff
homer on May 25 at Atlanta...Hit home runs in 3 straight games for the first time of his career from May 7-9...Had a career-best 3 hits on 7 occasions, giving him 17 3-hit games for his career...Tied a team-record with a career-high 3 doubles on July 23 against the Cubs, accomplishing
the feat for the 10th time in D-backs history...Hit his first career grand slam off the Astros' Brandon Backe on Aug. 16 at Houston...
Backe also gave up a grand slam to Miguel Montero, marking the first time 2 D-backs
players have hit grand slams in the same game...Had 3 season-high 6-game hitting streaks; Aug. 10-16 (.407, 11-for-27), Aug. 27-Sept. 2
(.417, 10-for-24) and Sept. 19-24 (.320, 8-for-25)...Had one of the best games of his career on Sept. 21 at Colorado, falling a double short
of hitting for the cycle...went 3-for-5 with a triple, home run, career-high 4 runs scored
and 4 RBI, tying for the second-highest total of his career...Finished the season by hitting safely in 8 of his last 9 games, batting .314 (11-for-35) with
3 home runs and 10 RBI over this stretch...Committed only 3 errors in 401 total chances as a centerfielder, ranking fourth among
NL centerfielders with a .993 fielding percentage.
Established single-season franchise-highs for rookies in runs (85), doubles (29), home runs (32), strikeouts (141), slugging percentage (.467), stolen bases (27) and extra-base hits (64)...Was the first rookie in Major League history to record a 30 home run, 25 stolen base season...he was the second rookie in Major League history to record a 30-home run, 20-plus stolen base season (Nomar Garciaparra, 30 home runs and 22 stolen bases in 1997 for Boston)...Led the Majors with 9 leadoff home runs...tied Ricky Henderson (New York Yankees),
Ray Durham (San Francisco), Alfonso Soriano (Washington) and Brad Wilkerson
(Montreal) for the fifth-highest single-season total in Major League history...Hit his first home run of the season on April 6 at Washington, collecting a season-high 4 RBI...Connected for 2 home runs on April 30 at Los Angeles, his first career multi-home run game...the first home run was to lead off the game, the first of his career...Collected a RBI in 5 consecutive games from April 4-8, totaling 9 total RBI...Went 3-for-4 with a solo home run on April 19, setting his season-high for hits in a game...Hit safely in 14 of 15 games from May 7-30, batting .426 (23-for-54) with 7 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 RBI...strung together two 7-game hit streaks during that stretch, his season high...Collected his second career multi-home run game on May 11 at Houston, connecting for 2 solo home runs in his first return to his hometown...Hit .325 (25-for-77) with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in May...Hit home runs on back-to-back days on June 5 & 6 against San Francisco, including a walk-off home run in the 10th inning on June 5, the first of his career...Connected for his second career walk-off home run on June 19 against Tampa Bay...Hit 9 home runs over 12 games from Aug. 14-26, including 3 multi-home run games (Aug. 14, 17 and 26)...Scored in 9 straight games from July 7-28, totaling 14 runs...Held a .984 fielding percentage over 146 games in centerfield for the D-backs...2007 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Hit .273 (3-for-11) in 3 NLDS games against the Cubs with 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 3 walks and a stolen base...batted .286 (4-for-14) in 4 NLCS games vs. Colorado with a double, RBI and 4 walks.
Suffered a broken third metacarpal in his right hand prior to the 2006 season, requiring
surgery by Dr. Donald Sheridan prior to spring training...Recalled on Aug. 18 from Tucson (AAA) and made his Major League debut that evening vs. San Diego, starting in center and collecting his first Major League hit, a single off Woody Williams in the eighth...Hit his first home run on Aug. 23 vs. Pittsburgh, a 2-run shot off Jason Schmidt in the fourth inning...Had a career-high 5-hit performance on Sept. 2 at Washington, stroking 2 doubles and collecting a career high 5 RBI...Did not commit an error in 149 innings with the D-backs...Finished fourth in the PCL in doubles, tied for fourth in home runs and eighth in runs scored...Hit safely in 13 of 14 games from May 18-May 31, batting .377 (20-for-53) with 5 doubles, 6 home runs, 18 RBI and 4 stolen bases...Reached base safely in 23 straight games from June 3-June 27.
Recorded his second consecutive 20-home run/20-stolen base season in his first season at Birmingham (AA), hitting .277 (129-for-466) with 41 doubles, 26 home runs, 77 RBI, 30 steals and 100 runs...Participated in the All-Star Futures Game on July 10 at Comerica Park, going 1-for-2 with a walk...Led the Southern League in doubles, extra-base hits (70) and runs, tied for the league lead in home runs, ranked second
in slugging percentage (.545) and home run ratio (17.92) and tied for fifth in RBI...the 70 extra-base hits were tied for the seventh-most among all minor-league players...Ranked among the White Sox organizational leaders in doubles (first), extra-base hits (tied for first), runs (second), walks (70, third), slugging percentage (fourth), home runs (tied for fourth), stolen bases (sixth) and RBI (tied for eighth)...Named the SL Hitter of the Week twice (June 20-26 & Aug. 8-14)...Posted 34 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI affairs...Batted .295 (39-for-132) with 9 home runs vs. left-handers and .269 (90-for-334) with 17 home runs vs. right-handers...Had a 16-game hitting streak from April 26-May 12, batting .387 (24-for-69), tying for the fifth-longest streak in the SL...Delivered 11 hits over a 4-game span from June 24-27, including his first of 2 multi-homer efforts on June 26 at Carolina...Had 4 hits, including 2 doubles and a season-high 6 RBI on Aug. 11 at Huntsville...Hit .320 (41-for-128) combined in August and September...Hit .253 (21-for-83) with 2 home runs and 11 RBI in 24 games with Peoria Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League...Ranked by Baseball America as the sixth-best Prospect and Best Athlete and Fastest Baserunner in the Sox organization entering the season...also cited by the same publication as the 15th-best Prospect in the SAL.
Recorded his first 20-home run/20-stolen base season at Kannapolis (A)...Finished among the organizational leaders in walks (second, 66), stolen bases (second, 31), total bases (fourth, 235), extra-base hits (fourth, 60), slugging percentage (fourth, .505), triples (tied for fifth, 5), home runs (sixth, 24), doubles (tied for sixth, 31) and on-base percentage (seventh, .365)...Reached base via hit or walk in 76.9 percent of his starts (103-of-134)...Ranked by Baseball America as the ninth-best Prospect and Best Athlete in the White Sox organization entering the season.
Ranked among the Appalachian League leaders
in stolen bases (second, 21), extra-base hits (third, 28), doubles (tied for third, 18), runs (tied for third, 47) and hits (fourth, 69) at Advanced Rookie Bristol...Named to the league's postseason All-Star Team...Named League Player of the Month in July...Appeared in 10 games at Advanced Rookie Great Falls.
Rated by Baseball America as the 13th-best Prospect in the Arizona League...Tied for fourth in the league in doubles (13) and home runs (5) at Rookie Phoenix..Reached base safely in 20 straight games to begin season.
Did not play after agreeing to terms with the White Sox on Aug. 19.