Was the Athletics' first-round pick (21st overall) in the June 2005 first-year player draft...while playing for the Blue Jays, in Game 4 of the 2015 American League Championship Series became the first position player to pitch in a Postseason game when he recorded 1 out in the ninth inning of the 14-2 loss to the Royals...in the 18-inning, 12-7 win at Phi on 8/24/13 recorded 5 walks, tying a Diamondbacks single-game record and combining with Tony Campana to become the first set of Major League teammates since at least 1914 to walk 5 times in a game each...in 2008 was selected to play in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at old Yankee Stadium.
Spent the season with the Angels and made 87 apps...for the Angels played 2B (47g, 35gs), 3B (18g, 11gs) and SS (18g, 18g, 4gs)...following the season became a free agent and on 2/15/18 was signed by the Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.
In ninth big league season and fi rst with the Angels, made just two errors in 438.1 innings...Appeared at second base (58 G), shortstop (17 G), fi rst base (3 G) and third base (1 G), posti ng a .991 fi elding percentage...Matched 2015 home run total in just 35 games...Limited to 74 games aft er two diff erent D.L. sti nts with a left hamstring strain.
In eighth big league season, combined to hit .210 (44-for-210) with six doubles, three home runs and 21 RBIs for Arizona and Toronto. Began the season with the Diamondbacks, appearing in 72 games and batting .237 (32-for-135) with a home run and 10 RBIs before being traded to the Blue Jays, Aug. 8... Finished the season going 12-for-75 (.160) in 33 games for the Jays. Appeared at four different positions (2B, SS, 3B, LF), posting a collective .964 fielding percentage in 244 chances.
Batted .254 (45-for-177) with five doubles, three triples, two home runs and 10 RBI in 68 games for Arizona... Missed over two months due to a left thumb injury... Appeared in 23 games at shortstop, 18 at second base and 8 at third, posting a combined .989 fielding pct. (2 E in 186 TC)... Hit .265 (13-for-49) as a right-handed hitter, the best mark of his career (.247 in 2013)... Set a career high with four runs scored on Aug. 9 vs. Rockies...Hit his first career pinch-hit homer on Aug. 24 vs. Padres... On 15-day disabled list from June 3-Aug. 6 with a sprained left thumb... Visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Aug. 20.
Appeared in 96 games in his fi rst season with the D-backs and hit .242 (65-for-269) with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 18 RBI... Played 51 games at shortstop, 29 at second base and 2 at third…combined for a .975 (8 E) fi elding percentage... Hit .529 (9-for-17) with 3 RBI in extra innings... Recorded a walk-off single in the 16th inning on April 3 vs. Cardinals and ninth on May 27 vs. Rangers (Game 2)... Received his fi rst career ejection on April 13 vs. Dodgers... Tied a club record with 5 walks on Aug. 24 @ Phillies.
Appeared in 125 games with Oakland, hitting .215 (90-
for-418) with 18 doubles, 6 home runs and 28 RBI...Combined to post a .981 fielding percentage (11 E in 585
TC) in 93 games at shortstop and 32 at second base...his
career-best .979 mark at shortstop (9 E in 431 TC) was
the highest by an A's player (min. 90 games) since Mike
Bordick in 1995 (.983)...Grounded into just 1 double play in 63 situations, the
second-lowest percentage (1.6) in the American League
behind the White Sox' Alejandro De Aza (1.5)...since
1940 when GIDP became an official stat, the 1 GIDP
was the fewest in Athletics history (min. 400 at-bats)...On disabled list from July 20-Aug. 7 with left elbow tendinitis, including 3 rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento...Batted .295 (26-for-88) over his final 28 games and .267
since moving to second base following the Stephen Drew
trade on Aug. 20...POSTSEASON: Hit .286 (4-for-14) with 1 RBI in 5 ALDS
games vs. Detroit.
Improved on his numbers from a year ago, as he hit .264 with eight home runs and 58 RBI in 148 games
after batting .250 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 156 games in 2010...had career highs in hits (136),
home runs, RBI, at-bats (515), strikeouts (104) and caught stealing (9)...matched his high in doubles
(26)...led the A's in games played and sacrifice hits (8)...his .264 batting average was the highest among
Oakland qualifiers, but it was the lowest mark by a team-leader in Oakland history...the previous low was
.267 by Rickey Henderson in 1982...it was the lowest mark by an A's team leader since Bobby Estalella hit
.259 for the 1943 Philadelphia A's...ranked fifth in the American League with a .348 batting average with
runners in scoring position...that included a .286 mark before the All-Star Break and .423 after the break...
grounded into just five double plays and his average of 103.0 at-bats per GIDP was second best in the AL...
was successful in just 14-of-23 (60.9%) stolen base attempts, which was the lowest percentage in the AL
and tied for third lowest in the majors...it was the lowest mark by an Athletic since Mike Bordick went
10-for-20 (50.0%) in 1993...was batting .235 with three home runs and 23 RBI in 88 games at the All-Star
Break...then hit .303 with five home runs and 35 RBI in 60 games after the break...slugged .306 before
the break, .452 after the break...has hit 12 of his 18 career home runs after the break...the switch-hitter
batted .270 against left-handed pitching compared to .262 against right-handers...his career numbers are
.258 (94-for-365) against lefties, .260 (251-for-965) against righties...hit seven of his eight home runs off
right-handed pitching...batted .237 in Oakland, .293 on the road...stole 11 of his 14 bases on the road...
batted .228 with the bases empty, compared to .320 with runners on base...six of his eight home runs
came with runners on (three two-run, three three-run), as have 11 of his 18 career home runs (six two-run,
five three-run)...was 4-for-8 (.500) with nine RBI with the bases loaded...started games in every spot in
the order except fourth and fifth...hit .285 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 77 games batting ninth...
ranked second among AL number nine hitters in RBI and fourth in batting...hit .216 when leading off an
inning...with 104 strikeouts and eight home runs, he is just the fifth player in Athletics history with 100
or more strikeouts and fewer than 10 home runs in a season (Green, 1966; Monday, 1968; Christenson,
1998; Hannahan, 2008)...batted .172 in interleague play after hitting .396 against the National League in
2010...committed 22 errors, which was second most among AL shortstops...his .964 fielding percentage
was second lowest in the AL and the lowest by an A's shortstop since Alfredo Griffin had a .963 fielding
percentage in 1987.
OAKLAND: Got off to a slow start, hitting .195 over his first 15 games through April 17...then hit .289
over a 49-game stretch from April 19 to June 11, including a nine-game hitting streak from May 22-30 (14-
for-34, .412), which was the longest of his career at the time...batted .149 over his final 24 games before
the All-Star Break beginning June 12...snapped a season-long 0-for-23 streak with a first-inning single June 29 against Florida...finished June with a .202 batting average, but then hit .341 in July...his July
average was the highest single-month mark of his career (previous: .338 in June, 2010)...had a career-high
15-game hitting streak from July 15-31...batted .418 (23-for-55) with 11 runs scored during the streak,
which was the longest by an A's switch-hitter since Scott Spiezio set the record with an 18-game streak
from May 21-June 9, 1998...walked in the third inning July 20 at Detroit to snap a career-long streak of 16
consecutive games without a walk...struck out in the fourth inning July 27 against Tampa Bay to snap a
career-long streak of 11 games and 47 plate appearances without a strikeout...missed two games in Seattle
Aug. 2-3 due to Bells palsy...left the Aug. 1 game against the Mariners in the bottom of the sixth inning
due to effects of the temporary malady which causes partial facial paralysis...was diagnosed with the
condition earlier that day...was successful in just 6 of his 15 (40.0%) stolen base attempts entering play
Aug. 6...had the fourth two-steal game of his career that day at Tampa Bay and was successful in each of
his eight stolen base attempts over his final 42 games...had a career-high-tying four RBI Aug. 25 at New
York (also April 27, 2010 at Tampa Bay)...drove in 17 runs over a 13-game stretch from Aug. 25 to Sept.
6...matched his career high with four hits Sept. 1 at Cleveland (also April 27, 2010 at Tampa Bay and July
1, 2010 at Baltimore)...that lifted his batting average to a season-high .272...went 16-for-74 (.216) over
his final 19 games to finish the year at .264...made his first career start batting third at Texas Sept. 11 and
Hit .250 with six home runs and 46 RBI in 156 games in his first full season at the Major League level...
ranked fourth in the American League with eight triples and tied for fourth with 12 sacrifice hits...led the
A's in triples and tied for the team lead in sacrifice hits...the triples tied for the sixth-best single season total
in Oakland history and were second-best over the last 23 years (Eric Byrnes, 9 in 2003)...five of the triples
came at home, which tied the Coliseum record set by Bill North in 1976 and matched by Tony Armas in
1980...the sacrifice hits were the most by an Athletic since A.J. Hinch had 13 in 1998...was successful in
29-of-34 (85.3%) stolen base attempts, which was the fifth-best percentage in the AL and ninth best in Oakland
history (min. 20 attempts)...the 29 steals were the most by an A's infielder since 1989 when Carney
Lansford had 35 of his 37 steals while playing the infield...since 1977, the only A's shortstop with more
steals is Alfredo Griffin, who had 33 in 1986...tied for sixth in the AL in bunt hits (7)...led all AL fielders
and ranked third in the majors with 25 errors...those were the most errors by an Oakland shortstop since
Miguel Tejada had 26 in 1998...committed just five errors over his first 56 games (.981 fielding percentage)
but had 20 over his final 100 contests (.958)...tied for the lead among AL shortstops in games played
(156) and ranked second in total chances (739), assists (496) and double plays (100)...had the third lowest
fielding percentage (.966) among AL qualifiers at shortstop, the lowest mark by an Athletic since Alfredo
Griffin fielded .963 in 1987...the switch-hitter batted .258 against left-handed pitching and .247 against
right-handers...his career splits are .249 against lefties and .259 against righties...hit .197 with runners in
scoring position and two outs and was 3-for-17 (.176) with the bases loaded...is now 4-for-28 (.143) in
his career with the bases full...four of his six home runs came with runners on base (two three-run, two
two-run)...hit three home runs over his first 21 games and three over his final 29 contests...had a career
long 105-game, 353-at bat homerless streak in between (April 27-Sept. 2)...batted .229 over the first five
innings, .275 with five of his six home runs in the sixth inning or later...had a .206 batting average and .253
on-base percentage when leading off an inning...batted .396 in interleague play...tied for the interleague
lead with two triples and ranked sixth in batting...had the third best interleague average in Oakland history...
hit just .233 against the AL...made a team-leading 107 starts batting ninth but also hit .210 with a
.291 on-base percentage in 26 starts in the leadoff spot...ranked third in the AL in RBI (36) from the ninth
spot in the batting order and tied for fourth in home runs (5).
OAKLAND: Walked a career-high three times in the second game of the season, April 6 against Seattle...
hit .214 over his first 18 games through April 23...then went 16-for-47 (.340) over his next 13
games from April 24 to May 8...established career-highs with four hits and four RBI April 27 at Tampa
Bay and matched his best with two doubles...had another four-hit game July 1 at Baltimore...had a streak of 13 consecutive stolen bases without a caught stealing from May 17 to Aug. 4...at the time, it
was the longest streak by an Athletic since Rickey Henderson had 15 consecutive steals from July 22
to Aug. 19, 1998...went 11-for-92 (.120) over a 25-game stretch from May 11 to June 9...that included
a career long 0-for-27 streak from May 22 to June 1...snapped the hitless streak with a second-inning
bunt single June 2 at Boston...then hit .414 (41-for-99) over a 31-game stretch from June 10 to July 19,
which was the second best mark in the majors over that span (Hamilton, TEX .434)...scored a careerhigh
three runs June 15 at Chicago (NL)...batted .338 in June, which was the best month of his career...
his previous best was a .313 mark in Sept., 2009...was batting .271 in 88 games through July 19 and
then hit .220 over his final 68 contests, somewhat hampered by an injured left shoulder that required
surgery following the season...had his second career two-steal game, Aug. 4 against Kansas City...also
stole two bases Sept. 27 at Los Angeles...his home run Sept. 3 against Los Angeles was his first since
April 27 at Tampa Bay, a 105-game homerless streak...it was the third longest homerless streak by an
Athletic over the last 14 years...committed an error in back-to-back games Sept. 20 and 21, the fifth time
he made an error in consecutive games.
Began the season at Triple-A Sacramento but was promoted to Oakland July 31 following the Orlando
Cabrera trade...started 60 of the A's final 61 games at shortstop...was hitting .264 with three home
runs, 40 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 99 games with Sacramento when the A's called and went on to bat
.279 with four home runs, 21 RBI and seven stolen bases in 60 games with Oakland...the switch hitter
batted .307 (47 for 153) against right-handed pitching and .200 (11 for 55) against left-handers...now
has a .280 (60 for 214) career average against righties and .237 (22 for 93) against lefties...also had a
.340 batting average when leading off an inning, .333 during day games and .317 on the road...now
has a .295 (46 for 156) career average on the road compared to .238 (36 for 151) in the Coliseum...
did not commit an error in his first 32 games at shortstop, giving him a 35-game errorless streak dating
back to 2008...that equaled the fifth longest errorless streak by a shortstop in Oakland history and was
the longest since Rafael Bournigal had a 41-game streak from Sept. 21, 1997 to Sept. 18, 1998...then
made eight errors over his final 28 games and finished with a .971 fielding percentage...the A's won all
four games in which he homered...made a team-leading 55 starts hitting ninth with his other five starts
batting eighth...his .295 batting average in the nine spot was second best in the American League (min.
150 PA)...hit .309 with three of his four home runs against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game
and .217 after that.
Began the season at Double-A Midland but finished it in Oakland where he started each of the A's
final 19 games...was selected by the A's Aug. 12 and went 6 for 35 (.171) with two walks and two RBI
over his first 17 games...then started at shortstop Sept. 8 at Detroit and hit .281 with seven RBI and 11
walks (.397 on-base percentage) over his final 19 games, all starts...four of those starts came at shortstop
and 15 came at second base, including each of the last 10...batted .242 with no home runs and nine RBI
in 36 games overall in his Major League debut...the switch-hitter batted .289 against left-handed pitchers
and .213 against right-handers...12 of his 13 walks came against right-handers...hit .293 during the
day and .207 at night...made a total of 29 starts with the A's, including 15 at second base, eight at third
base and six at shortstop...did not commit an error in 16 games total at second base (77 chances), but
had one error as a third baseman for a .950 fielding percentage and four errors at shortstop for a .867
percentage...made his debut Aug. 12 against Tampa Bay with a start at third base...went 0 for 7 over
his first five games before doubling in the eighth inning off Javier Vazquez Aug. 17 against Chicago for
his first Major League hit...had a two-run single Aug. 22 at Seattle for his first RBI...compiled a career
best seven-game hitting streak from Aug. 31 to Sept. 12 (9 for 22, .409)...had the first two steal game of
his career Sept. 22 at Texas and stole four bases in 36 games with the A's...batted a combined .280 with
two home runs, 34 RBI and 31 stolen bases in 115 games with Midland and Triple-A Sacramento...his
93 walks fueled a .404 on-base percentage...tied for fourth in all of minor league baseball in walks...led
the A's farm system in walks and on-base percentage, tied for second in runs (89) and was fourth in stolen
bases...had minor league bests in batting, on-base percentage, walks and stolen bases and matched
his career best with five triples...was rated as having the Best Strike-Zone Discipline, Best Defensive
Infielder and Best Infield Arm among A's prospects in Baseball America's Best Tools survey...hit .302
against left-handed pitching and .270 against right-handers...his averaged improved to .310 with runners
in scoring position...saw most of his action batting leadoff, where he hit .232 in 49 games...hit
.317 in all other spots in the order...appeared in 80 games at shortstop, 32 games at second base and
three at third base...committed 14 errors as a shortstop for a .966 fielding percentage, eight errors at
second base for a .952 percentage and two errors at third base for a .818 percentage...began the season
at Midland where he batted .260 with a .379 on-base percentage in 50 games...was successful in 20 of
21 (.952) stolen base attempts and finished second on the RockHounds in stolen bases...scored four
runs in a game twice over a three-game span April 28 against San Antonio and April 30 against Corpus
Christi...stole 10 bases over a nine-game span from April 30 to May 8, including a season high three
steals May 8 at San Antonio...was promoted to Sacramento May 30 and went on to hit .297 with a .426
on-base percentage in 65 games...finished second on the River Cats with 54 walks and 11 stolen bases...
had a season best 14-game hitting streak from June 11 to 24 (19 for 53, .358)...played for Team USA in
the Futures game at Yankee Stadium and was 0 for 2...was a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk Aug. 9 at Las
Vegas...was leading all of minor league baseball in walks (93) and was tied for sixth in runs scored (89)
when he was promoted to Oakland Aug. 12.
Split his season between Single-A Stockton and Double-A Midland and combined for a .253
batting average, 30 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 57 RBI in 138 games...added 81 walks
for a .346 on-base percentage...had minor league bests in games, at bats (557), runs (91), hits (141),
doubles, triples, home runs, RBI, strikeouts (89) and slugging (.368)...led the A's farm system in runs,
ranked second in walks, third in hits, fourth in doubles and fifth in stolen bases (17)...batted .272 against
right-handed pitching and .187 against left-handers.....committed 27 errors in 130 games at shortstop
for a .957 fielding percentage...also appeared in eight games as a second baseman...batted leadoff 125
times and also hit second eight times and third four times...began the year at Stockton and hit .255 with
six home runs and 36 RBI in 68 games with the Ports...was transferred to Midland June 19 and batted
.251 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 70 games with the RockHounds...played for the Arizona Fall
League Champion Phoenix Desert Dogs following the season and batted .241 with one home run and 10
RBI in 23 games...ranked second in the AFL with 18 walks and had a .410 on-base percentage...was a
perfect 9 for 9 in stolen base attempts.
Began his first full season as a professional at Single-A Stockton and hit .203 with two home
runs and 21 RBI in 46 games before going on the disabled list June 25 with a strained right hamstring
that effectively ended his season...was sent to the A's affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League for a rehab
assignment from Aug. 10 to 27 and hit .464 with six RBI in nine games before being shut down for
the remainder of the season...committed 10 errors in 46 games at shortstop for a .947 fielding percentage...
at Stockton, he batted .222 with both of his home runs and 18 of his 21 RBI against right-handed
pitching compared to .157 against left-handers...his average improved to .286 with runners in scoring
position, including .357 with RISP and two outs...got off to a slow start as he hit just .103 in April...
improved to .231 in May and then batted .340 in 12 games in June.
Batted .276 with three home runs, 29 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 69 games in his professional
debut with Single-A Kane County...added 39 walks for a .364 on-base percentage...finished second
in the A's farm system in stolen bases despite missing nearly three months of the season...was rated as
the number five prospect in the Midwest League and the third best prospect in the A's farm system by
Baseball America...batted .284 against right-handed pitchers and .253 against left-handers...made all
of his defensive appearances at shortstop where he committed 13 errors in 65 games for a .958 fielding
percentage...collected his first professional hit June 25 at Clinton when he went 2 for 5...hit his first
home run July 10 at Lansing...had back-to-back three steal games Aug. 1 against Quad Cities and Aug.
2 at Peoria...was transferred to Single-A Stockton Sept. 6 and went 1 for 7 (.143) in two postseason
games with the Ports.