Covelli Loyce Crisp…was originally signed by St. Louis scout Chuck Fick…has three children, daughter, Amailee, and sons Caden and Collin…as a youngster, his great grandmother Wilda Smith called him "Co"…his sister, Sheileah, and godbrother, Marcus, inspired by the character and the name on the Coco Krispies cereal box, lengthened his nickname to "Coco"…was Covelli until the 2002 season when the "Coco" nickname stuck…graduated from Inglewood (CA) High School and attended Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles…played third base in high school…participated in the MLB RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program as a youth…was inducted into the RBI League Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Pierce JC Hall of Fame in 2012…narrated an ESPN special on the MLB RBI Program in August, 2007…named recipient of the 2013 Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award, which honors an A's player whose play on the field and conduct in the clubhouse best exemplifies the courageous, competitive and inspirational spirit demonstrated by the late Hall of Fame pitcher.
Was limited to just 44 games due to two stints on the disabled list and batted a career-low .175…also had the lowest on-base percentage (.252) and slugging percentage (.222) of his career and his games played were his fewest since his rookie campaign of 2002 (32)…did not homer for the first time in his career and has a career-high tying 66-game homerless streak (also Sept. 12, 2002-Aug. 5, 2003)…has not homered since Aug. 27, 2014 at Houston…stole two bases to bring his career total to 299…had his streak of 12 consecutive seasons with 10 or more steals come to an end…is now 162-for-188 (86.2%) in six seasons with Oakland, which is the best percentage in Athletics history…the 162 stolen bases rank fourth in Oakland history and 10th in Athletics history…was not hit by a pitch for the fourth consecutive season and his streak of 520 consecutive games without a hit by pitch is the longest active streak in the majors…it is the longest streak by an Athletic since at least 1913…has been hit by a pitch just five times in 6129 career plate appearances…in Major League history, the only player with more plate appearances and five or fewer hit by pitches is Sammy West, who was hit five times in 6972 plate appearances from 1927-42…was last hit by a pitch May 9, 2011 at Texas (C.J. Wilson)…the switch-hitter batted .200 (8-for-40) against left-handed pitching, .163 (14-for-86) against right-handers…hit .250 during the day, .144 at night…had a .111 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs and .121 when leading off an inning…was 6-for-15 (.400) with two walks and four RBI as a pinch hitter…tied for fourth in the American League in pinch hits…has a .387 (12-for-31) average as a pinch hitter with the Athletics, which is second best in Oakland history among pinch hitters with at least 30 plate appearances (McGwire, .393)…is 13-for-40 (.325) with 10 walks (.460 on-base percentage) in the pinch in his career…appeared exclusively in left field on defense where he played in 37 games, including 27 starts… did not commit an error in 52 total chances.
Batted .246 in 126 games but added a career-high 66 walks for a .336 on-base percentage…stole 19 bases, which marked his 12th consecutive season with 10 or more stolen bases…is one of four MajorLeaguers to steal 10 or more bases in each of the last 12 seasons (Jose Reyes, Jimmy Rollins, Ichiro Suzuki)…was caught stealing five times for a stolen base percentage of 79.2…is now 160-for-186 (86.0%)in five seasons with Oakland, which is the best percentage in Athletics history…the 160 stolen bases rank fourth in Oakland history and 10th in Athletics history…his batting average and slugging percentage (.363) were his lowest in his five seasons with the A's…ranked third in the American League inat bats per grounded into double play (154.3)…batted .239 with a .337 on-base percentage and .384slugging percentage over his rst 40 games, .363 with a .451 on-base percentage and .540 slugging percentage over his next 32 games from May 29 to July 8 and .189 with a .272 on-base percentage and.255 slugging percentage over his final 54 games…hit .291 with seven home runs, 31 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 73 games before the All-Star Break compared to .191 with two home runs, 16 RBI and three stolen bases in 53 games after the break…had the lowest post-ASB slugging percentage in the AL (.258) and the fifth-lowest batting average…appeared exclusively in center eld on defense where he played 111 games, including 101 starts…did not have an assist…his games played were the most in the majors, the most in Athletics history and 10th most in ML history among outfielders with no assists…also hit.185 in 12 games as the designated hitter and was 2-for-7 (.286) with four walks as a pinch hitter…tiedfor fourth in the AL in pinch walks…is now 6-for-16 (.375) with seven walks (.565 on-base percentage)in the pinch in five seasons with the A's…the switch-hitter batted .256 (80-for-313) against right-handed pitching compared to .227 (34-for-150) against left-handers…hit .274 in Oakland, .218 on the road…had the sixth lowest road batting average in the AL…made each of his 113 starts batting leadoff, which led the A's…led AL leadoff hitters in walks (62)…led off an inning with a walk 23 times, which was the most in the AL…led off the game with a home run twice and now has 15 career lead-off home runs,including 13 as an Athletic…the 13 lead-off home runs are tied with Bert Campaneris for third most in Athletics history behind Rickey Henderson (43) and Eddie Joost (19)…was not hit by a pitch for thethird consecutive season and his streak of 476 consecutive games without being hit by a pitch is the longest in Oakland history…it is the longest by an Athletic since Whitey Whitt had a 504-game streak from Aug. 25, 1916-Oct. 1, 1921…was last hit by a pitch May 9, 2011 at Texas (by C.J. Wilson)…has beenhit by a pitch just five times in 5990 career plate appearances…in ML history, the only player with more plate appearances and five or fewer hit by pitches is Sammy West, who was hit five times in 6972 plateappearances from 1927-42…collected two bases loaded triples and now has three in his five seasons with the A's, which is an Oakland record…has four in his career…had the eighth highest percentage of pitches taken in the AL (60.8%).
Hit a career-high 22 home runs and stole 21 bases to become the 10th player in Athletics history with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in a season…is the first since Ruben Sierra in 1993 and it has happened a total of 13 times…was one of just two American Leaguers to do it in 2013 (Trout, LAA)…the home runs doubled his total of 11 from 2012 and were six more than his previous best (16 in 2005)…also had career highs in runs (93), walks (61) and sacrifice flies (8) and his 47 extra base hits were his second best total (62 in 2005)…tied for fifth in the AL in sacrifice flies and ranked sixth in runs…led the A's in runs, stolen bases and sacrifice flies…batted .261 in 131 games…slugged .444, which was his highest mark since 2005…all 22 of his home runs came batting first in the order, which was the most in the majors and tied for third most in Athletics history…only Rickey Henderson (28 in 1990) and Eddie Joost (23 in 1949) hit more…made all 127 of his starts batting leadoff…20 of his home runs came while playing center field, which were the most by an A's center fielder since Dave Henderson had 25 in 1991…led off the game with a home run five times, which tied for the fourth highest single season total in Athletics history…now has 11 in his career as an Athletic, which is second most in Oakland history (Henderson, 43) and fourth in Athletics history…has 13 lead off home runs in his career…13 of his 22 home runs gave the A's the lead as have 24 of his 49 career home runs as an Athletic…ranked eighth in the majors in go-ahead home runs…16 of his home runs were solo shots …started all five games of the ALDS against Detroit in center field and hit a team-leading .389…stole 20 or more bases for the fourth time in four seasons with the A's…is the fourth player in Oakland history with four or more 20-steal seasons (Henderson 14, Bert Campaneris 9, Billy North 4)…stole 13 bases over his first 46 games through June 8 but then swiped just eight bags over his final 85 contests…now has 141 career steals with the A's, which ranks sixth on the Oakland career list…was successful in 21-of-26 (80.8%) stolen bases attempts this year and is 141-for-162 (87.0%) in an Oakland uniform, which is the best percentage in Athletics history…appeared exclusively in center field on defense where he played in 110 games, including 107 starts…did not commit an error and was one of five qualifying (108 or more games) Major League outfielders to go errorless in 2013…led ML outfielders in total chances per nine innings (3.03), which was the best mark by an A's outfielder since 1992 (Willie Wilson, 3.54)…his 309 total chances were second most in the AL among outfield-ers with no errors (Markakis, BAL 319)…they were also second most in Athletics history among outfielders with no errors (Stan Javier, 335 in 1995)…now has a 138-game errorless streak dating back to Aug. 23, 2012, which is fifth longest in Oakland history by an outfielder…his career high is 153 with Boston (July 21, 2006-Aug. 7, 2007)…his last error came on Aug. 22, 2012 against Minnesota…also hit .250 in 20 starts at designated hitter…batted .301 with 42 runs scored, eight home runs and 24 RBI over his first 50 games through June 15, .187 with 16 runs scored, two home runs and 16 RBI over his next 47 games from June 16 to Aug. 19 and .304 with 35 runs scored, 12 home runs and 26 RBI over his final 34 contests beginning Aug. 21…led the majors in runs scored beginning Aug. 21, tied for the lead in home runs and tied for third in extra base hits (19)…hit 13 home runs after the All-Star break and has hit 30 of his 49 home runs as an Athletic after the break…the switch-hitter batted .286 (93-for- 325) with 16 home runs against right-handed pitching compared to .218 (41-for-188) with six home runs against left-handers…slugged .498 against righties, .351 against lefties…was not hit by a pitch for the second consecutive season and has been hit by a pitch just five times in 5454 career plate appearances…in AL history, the only player with fewer hit by pitches and 5000 or more plate appearances is Jim Hegan (4 in 5122).
OAKLAND: Was on his ninth Opening Day Roster (2004-09, 11-13), his third straight with the A's…made his eighth career Opening Day Start April 1 against Seattle, including three straight with the A's…went 0-for-7 over the first two games before compiling a season-best 12-game hitting streak from April 3-19…went 20-for-51 (.392) with 18 runs, seven doubles, one triple, five home runs, nine RBI, nine walks and seven multiple hit games during the streak, which was the 11th of 10 or more games in his career…scored a run in each of the first eight games during the streak…led off the game with a home run April 5 at Houston, which was the first of five times he led off the game with a home run in 2013 (June 3 at Milwaukee, June 11 against New York-AL, Aug. 21 against Seattle and Sept. 1 vs. Tampa Bay)…homered and doubled in all three games at Houston April 5-7 to become the second player in Oakland history with both a double and a home run in three consecutive games (Matt Stairs, Aug. 14-16, 1997)…homered in a career-high four consecutive games from April 5-9…is the first leadoff hitter in Oakland history to homer in four straight games…the last Athletic to do it was Wally Moses (July 21-23, 1937)…stole two bases April 12 against Detroit and April 21 at Tampa Bay, the 30th and 31st multi-steal games of his career…had the fourth "walk-off sacrifice bunt" in Oakland history April 28 against Baltimore…the last was by Marco Scutaro on April 16, 2005 against Anaheim…finished April with 24 runs scored, which ranked second in the AL and set an Oakland record for runs in April…broke the previous mark of 23 by Jose Canseco in 1988…was also tied for second in the AL in stolen bases (8), ranked third in extra base hits (16) and tied for fourth in doubles (10) and walks (17)…was batting .283 with a .388 onbase percentage in 24 games when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 1 retroactive to April 30 with a strained left hamstring…it was his seventh career stint on the DL, his fourth with the A's…was reinstated from the DL May 15 and hit .320 with 18 runs scored over his first 26 games through June 15…had a career-high tying four hits June 3 at Milwaukee…also had four-hit games Aug. 23 at Baltimore and Sept. 27 at Seattle and now has 13 in his career…stole his 13th base of the season June 8 at Chicago (AL)…then stole just three bases over his next 60 games, including a career-high tying 25-game streak without a stolen base from July 27 to Aug. 30 (also Sept. 9, 2008-April 19, 2009)…was batting .300 entering play June 17…then went 9-for-65 (.138) over his next 17 games to fall to .260 on July 8…his seventh inning RBI single July 13 against Boston was the 500th RBI of his career…led off the game with a double July 22 at Houston to snap a career-high tying 21-game streak without an extra base hit and a career-high 35-game streak without a double…went 9-for-55 (.164) over a 15-game stretch from July 28 to Aug. 19, which saw his average fall to a season-low .246…then homered in three straight games Aug. 21-24 and Aug. 31-Sept. 2…with a streak of four straight games with a home run in April, he became the third player in Oakland history to homer in three straight games three or more times in one season (Jason Giambi, 4 times in 2001; Mark McGwire, three times in 1992, 1996 and 1997)…hit his 100th career home run Aug. 26 at Detroit, a solo shot off Anibal Sanchez in the third inning…homered eight times over a 14-game span from Aug. 21 to Sept. 4 and batted .351 with 17 runs and 14 RBI over that span…logged an extra base hit in seven consecutive contests from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6 (two doubles, one triple, four home runs), which fell one short of the Oakland record…had seven home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games in September…tied for the AL lead in home runs and runs scored (23) in September and tied for third in RBI…the home runs were his most in a month…had three hits in Game 3 and four in Game 4 of the ALDS…the four hits tied the Athletics record for hits in a postseason game (11th time)…joins Carney Lansford (1990 ALCS Games 1 and 2) and Bert Campaneris (1973 World Series Game 7 and 1974 ALCS Game 1) as the only players in Athletics postseason history with back-to-back three-hit games…also tied Athletics postseason records with three walks in Game 1 and two doubles in Game 3…agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season with a vesting option for 2017 on Feb. 7, 2014.
Batted .259 with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and a team-leading 39 stolen bases in 120 games...it was his third career 30-steal season, all of which have come in the last three years with the A's...the only other players in Oakland history with three or more 30-steal seasons are Rickey Henderson (13), Bert Campaneris (8) and Billy North (4)...the steals were second only to his career-high 49 in 2011...now has 120 stolen bases in three seasons with the A's, which ranks eighth in Oakland history...has been successful in 120 of 136 (88.2%) stolen base attempts with the A's, which is the best mark in franchise history (min. 75 SBA)...ranked fourth in the American League in stolen bases and fifth in stolen base percentage (90.7%)...the stolen base percentage was third best in Oakland history...14 of his steals were of third base, which was second most in the AL...also ranked third in the AL in batting with runners in scoring position (.367) and tied for sixth with a career-high tying seven triples (2007 with Boston)...has a .314 (83-for-264) average with RISP in three seasons with the A's...hit 11 home runs, the third time he has reached double figures in home runs...it was the first time since 2005 when he hit a career-high 16 with Cleveland...walked 45 times, which was second best in his career to his high of 50 with Boston in 2007...his .259 batting average was second lowest of his career (.228 in 2009 with Kansas City)...batted .172 over his first 38 games through June 13...was moved to the leadoff spot in the batting order June 14 and made each of his final 78 starts batting leadoff...hit .296 in 82 games total over that span...was batting .236 with 23 runs, five doubles, two triples, three home runs, 18 RBI, 20 walks and 16 stolen bases in 60 games before the All-Star Break (.299 on-base percentage, .318 slugging percentage)...then hit .281 with 45 runs, 20 doubles, five triples, eight home runs, 28 RBI, 25 walks and 23 stolen bases in 60 games after the break (.349 on-base percentage, .511 slugging percentage)...tied for the AL lead in triples and stolen bases after the break, tied for sixth in doubles and tied for 10th in extra base hits (33)...was 10th in the AL with a .308 batting average during the day...the switch-hitter batted .265 (79-for-298) against right-handed pitching compared to .248 (39-for-157) against left-handers...all four of his caught stealings came against left-handed pitchers...his career splits are .275 (831-for-3020) against right-handed pitching compared to .270 (368-1362) against left-handers...hit .234 with the bases empty compared to .317 with runners on base...10 of his 11 home runs were solo shots...hit five home runs in 40 day games and six home runs in 80 night games...batted .321 with seven stolen bases in interleague play...tied for fourth in interleague stolen bases...has a .313 (45-for-144) average against the National League in three seasons with the A's...made 15 of his first 17 starts in left field before going on the DL May 4...then made 93 of his final 94 starts in center field following his return...overall, he made 94 starts in center field, 15 in left field and two at designated hitter...made a team-leading 81 starts batting leadoff.
Appeared in 136 games with the A's after playing injust 124 games over the previous two seasons...batted.264 with eight home runs and 54 RBI...stole a careerhigh49 bases, which tied for the American Leaguelead (Gardner, NYY)...became the first Athletic tolead the league in steals since Rickey Henderson had66 in 1998...is the 10th player (26th time) in Oaklandhistory to steal 40 bases in a season...over the last 13years, the only Athletic with more steals is Rajai Davis(50 in 2010)...his previous career-high was 32 stealsin 2010...is the sixth player in Oakland history withmultiple 30-steal seasons (Henderson 13, Campaneris8, North 4, Davis 2, Washington 2)...his 81 stolen bases over the last two years are sixth most in themajors...was caught stealing just nine times and his stolen base percentage of 84.5 was third best in theAL...was a perfect 23 for 23 after the All-Star Break...is 81 for 93 (87.1%) in two seasons with the A's,which is the best mark in Athletics history among players with 50 or more attempts...21 of his stealscame in the seventh inning or later, which led the majors and was the most by an Athletic since Hendersonhad 23 in 1990...47 came as a center fielder, which is the most by an Athletic since Bill North had66 of his 75 steals in 1976 while playing center...ranked second in the AL with 11 steals of third base...in addition to stolen bases, he also led the A's in at bats (531) and hits (140) and tied for the team leadin runs scored (69)...the hits were second fewest in Oakland history by a team-leader in a non-strikeseason (Dave Revering, 136 in 1979)...also had a career-high six sacrifice flies...struck out just 65 timesand his average of 8.97 plate appearances per strikeout was 10th best in the AL...averaged 3.46 pitchesper plate appearance, which was seventh lowest in the AL...put 23.6% of his pitches in play, which waseighth highest...the switch-hitter batted .289 (104-for-360) against right-handed pitching compared to.211 (36-for-171) against left-handers...the mark against lefties tied for sixth lowest in the AL...hiscareer splits are .276 (752-for-2722) against right-handers compared to .273 (329-for-1205) against lefties...hit .298 with runners in scoring position, including .323 with RISP and two outs...batted .290 duringthe day...appeared exclusively in center field on defense where he played in 133 games, including130 starts...committed just one error in 324 chances for a .997 fielding percentage, which ranked third among AL outfielders...also went 1 for 2 (.500) as a pinch-hitter...started 61 games in the leadoff spot,45 hitting second and 24 batting third...his best average was a .312 mark from the three spot.
OAKLAND: Hit safely in each of his first five games (7-for-21, .333) with two doubles and two triplesbut then went 9-for-54 (.167) over his next 13 games...went a career-high 24 consecutive games withouta walk from April 3 to May 5...homered to lead-off the game April 20 against Boston, his fourth careerlead-off home run...had three straight three-hit games, April 23-25 (9-for-14, .643) and batted .333(29-for-87) over a 22-game stretch from April 23 to May 23...committed his lone error of the seasonApril 25 at Los Angeles (AL)...finished the season with a 113-game errorless streak...had a season-best10-game hitting streak from June 10-22...went 13-for-45 (.289) with seven runs, four doubles and fourstolen bases during the streak...it was his 10th career hitting streak of 10 or more games...singled offPhil Humber to lead off the game June 12 in Chicago for his 1,000th career hit...hit .275 in 24 gamesin June and then batted .286 in 25 games in July...his double in the eighth inning July 24 at New Yorkwas the 200th of his career...played in the 1000th game of his career July 27 against Tampa Bay...stoletwo bases July 30 and three July 31, both against Minnesota...is the first Athletic with five steals over atwo-game stretch since Rickey Henderson also had five May 9-10, 1992 against New York...his secondstolen base on the 31st was the 200th of his career...the three stolen bases matched his career-high untilAug. 6 when he stole four bases at Tampa Bay...those were the most steals by an Athletic since RickeyHenderson also had four Oct. 5, 1991 against Texas...was batting .278 when he missed six games witha strained right calf, Aug. 7-13...then hit .222 over his final 35 games...was a perfect 4 for 4 with twohome runs and five RBI Aug. 24 at New York and matched his career highs in all three categories...itwas his second career two-homer game (June 18, 2007 at Atlanta), his fourth five-RBI game (last: July21, 2007 vs. Chicago-AL) and his ninth four-hit game (last: July 23, 2007 at Cleveland)...homeredfrom both side of the plate for the first time in his career...is just the fifth player (ninth time) in Athleticshistory to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game...the last was Nick Swisher on Sept.9, 2007 at Texas...stole a base in six consecutive games from Sept. 22-27...that was the longest streakof his career and the longest by an Athletic since Rickey Henderson also had a six-game streak, Aug. 15-21, 1989...had seven stolen bases total over that span and 11 in September...tied for the AL lead in September steals despite appearing in just 18 games.
Had his season interrupted by injury three times,but when healthy, he posted some of the best numberson the team...hit .279 with eight home runsand 38 RBI in 75 games and stole a career-high32 bases...finished second on the club in steals,third in triples (4) and fifth in home runs despitemissing over half the season...was on the disabledlist from April 3 to May 20 with a fractured leftpinky and May 23 to June 21 with a strained rightintercostal muscle...fractured his left pinky againSept. 18, missing the remainder of the season...missed a total of 85 games due to injury...tied for ninth in the American League in stolen bases and hadthe second highest stolen base total in AL history among players who appeared in fewer than 80 games(Alex Cole had 40 steals in 63 games with Cleveland in 1990)...was caught stealing just three times fora Major League-leading stolen base percentage of 91.4%...that was the second best mark in Oaklandhistory to Stan Javier in 1988 (20 for 21, 95.2%)...matched his career-high with five sacrifice flies...the switch hitter batted .329 with four home runs in 79 at-bats against left-handed pitching, .261 withfour home runs in 211 at-bats against right-handers...slugged .570 against southpaws and .389 againstrighties...batted .302 with six of his eight home runs and 21 of his 32 stolen bases in the Coliseum...hit.300 or better every month except July when he batted .191...batted .239 in 36 games through Aug. 6and .316 over his final 39 games...had a .317 batting average and .354 on-base percentage when leadingoff an inning...started 74 games, including 73 in center field and one at designated hitter...made 73 ofhis starts batting leadoff and tied for third among AL leadoff hitters with his eight home runs...went 9for 25 (.360) in interleague play and batted .325 against AL West competition.
OAKLAND: Was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 3 with a fractured left pinky, an injury sufferedin the third inning April 2 at San Francisco in a caught stealing at second base in a spring traininggame...went 5 for 6 with a home run and three RBI during a two-game rehab assignment with Single-AStockton, May 18-19...that raised his career minor league average from .299 to .301...was reinstatedfrom the disabled list May 21 and started two games in center field before straining his right intercostalmuscle...went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI in his first game May 21 against San Francisco and drove in a run in each of his first three games with the A's...is the third player in Oakland history withan RBI in at least each of his first three games with the club (Dick Allen, first six games in 1977 andDavid Justice, first four games in 2002)...was placed on the 15-day disabled list for a second time onMay 26, retroactive to May 23...it was his fifth career stint on the DL...batted .591 (13 for 22) with fiveRBI during a six-game rehab assignment with Sacramento from June 15 to 21...that included a 5-for-5game with five RBI June 18 against Salt Lake...was reinstated from the DL June 22...scored or drovein at least one run in 13 consecutive games from June 25 to July 10, which equaled the fourth longestsuch streak in Oakland history...had five stolen bases in 18 games before the All-Star Break...then stole27 bases in 57 games after the break, which was second most in the majors...was ejected from the gameJuly 20 against Boston in the 10th inning by home plate umpire Bob Davidson, his first ejection of theseason ...tied an Oakland record with two sacrifice flies Aug. 7 against Texas...scored the 500th runof his career in the first inning Aug. 21 against Tampa Bay...led off the game with a home run Sept.6 against Seattle, the third leadoff home run of his career...had a pinch-hit two-run single in the ninthinning Sept. 7 against Seattle, the first pinch-RBI of his career...had six stolen bases in the three-gameseries against Boston, Sept. 10-12, which were the most by an Athletic in a three-game series sinceRickey Henderson stole six against New York, May 8-10, 1992...that included a career-high tying threesteals on Sept. 10...had a streak of 24 consecutive stolen bases without being caught from July 24 toSept. 13...that matched the fifth-longest streak in Oakland history and was the longest since Stan Javierset the Oakland record with 28 consecutive steals from May 31, 1995 through the end of the season...had a streak of five consecutive games with a stolen base from Sept. 8 to 13...it was the longest streak ofconsecutive games with a steal by an Athletic since July 17-22, 1992 when Rickey Henderson also hada five-game streak...had nine steals total during the streak...hit .310 with 10 stolen bases in 16 gamesin September and now has a .306 (191 for 625) career batting average in the month, his best for anymonth of the season...fractured his left pinky sliding into third base Sept. 18 at Minnesota and missedthe remainder of the season.
Batted .228 with 29 walks and 13 stolen bases in 49 games in his first season with Kansas City in a seasonthat ended in mid-June due to injuries...was tied for the Major League lead with five triples and tiedfor seventh in the American League in stolen bases when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list June14...posted 14 extra-base hits (eight doubles, four triples, two home runs) with 22 runs scored throughMay 7 with the Royals going 18-11...had just two extra-base hits and eight runs in his final 21 gamesof the season while playing with his injured shoulders...the Royals, beginning May 8, posted a 47-86record the remainder of the season...the switch-hitter batted .231 against right-handed pitchers and .222against left-handers...hit .247 in April, .220 in May and .176 in five games in June...had a .205 battingaverage with all five of his triples at Kauffman Stadium and hit .250 with all three of his home runs onthe road...now has 31 career triples with 11 coming in Kansas City...made all 49 of his starts with theRoyals in center field...hit leadoff 47 times...went 1 for 13 (.077) in four interleague games.
Turned it on down the stretch to help the Red Sox to the AL Wild Card and a berth in the AmericanLeague Championship Series in his final season with Boston...finished his Boston career with 70stolen bases in 87 attempts for a 80.5 percent success rate, the second-best in Red Sox history (min. 75stolen base attempts)...started the season fairly slow and was hitting .252 through July 31...proceededto hit .341 in the months of August and September and then .417 in seven postseason games...tied forfourth in the AL with 10 bunt hits...stole 20 bases, becoming the first Red Sox player since Ellis Burks(1987-89) to record 20 or more steals in his first three seasons with the club...ranked third amongAL centerfielders with a .992 fielding pct...went 84 games between errors on April 24 and Sept. 3...homered in three straight games from June 14-17...served a five-game suspension from June 28-July 2 for his role in Boston's on-field incident with Tampa Bay June 5 at Fenway Park...had 1 hit in 4 atbats in the Red Sox ALDS win over Los Angeles, scoring two runs...turned it on in the ALCS againstTampa Bay, hitting .450 (9 for 20) with two doubles, an RBI and four walks in five games...recorded thegame-tying hit with a two-out single in the eighth inning of Game 5 at Boston...the hit capped a historiccomeback from a 7-0 deficit for the Red Sox, who won the game, 8-7.
Rebounded from an injury-plagued 1st season in Boston to start 137 games in centerfield...Led the club with 7 triples and was 2nd with 28 steals, both career highs...Tied for 3rd inruns (85) and tied for 4th in games (145), the latter matching his career best...Finished among theA.L. leaders in sacrifice bunts (T7th, 9), triples (T9th), bunt hits (T5th, 8), and steals (9th).BATTING: After going 4-for-36 in 1st 10 games, hit .375 (15-40) over his next 11 contests...Hadjust a .206 (29-141) mark over next 38 games, falling from .250 to .221 through June 13...Batted.360 (48-161) in his next 43 contests to improve to .280 on August 5...Had a .236 (35-148) markin his final 43 games.
BY THE NUMBERS: Compiled a season-best 9-game hitting streak, June 24-July 7...Tied his careerbest with 4 hits on June 18 at Atlanta and July 23 in Cleveland...Hit 2 homers in a game for 1sttime in career, June 18 at Atlanta...Matched career best with 5 RBI, July 5 vs. Tampa Bay and July21 against Chicago...Walked 4 times, August 1 vs. Baltimore...Had a pair of bunt hits on April19 in Toronto, the 1st Red Sox to accomplish that feat since Darren Lewis on July 16, 1998...Had2nd career grand slam, July 5 against Tampa Bay, then went next 54 games without a long ballthrough September 5...Was 9-for-20 (.450) with the bases loaded...Batted .323 (31-96) in 24games in the leadoff spot...Hit everywhere in lineup except 3rd.
POSTSEASON: Had a .182 (6-33) average with 2 RBI in 13 playoff games/8 starts...Was 5-for-19in 1st 5 games but just 1-for-14 in final 8 contests...Started all 3 ALDS and 1st 5 ALCS games incenter field...Had 2 hits in Game 2 of ALCS...Was a defensive replacement in center in final 2 LCSgames...Suffered a bruised right knee hitting the wall to catch Casey Blake's ball for final out of ALCS Game 7...Saw action defensively in center in Games 1, 3, and 4 of the World Series.ODDS AND ENDS: Was hit by a pitch for just 2nd time in ML career, April 29 at New York...Missedtime in April with a tight left oblique, in late July with a bruised left thumb and in Septemberwith tightness in his back and left side and a viral infection...Was ejected on April 28 by BruceFroemming.
DEFENSIVE ACE: Had one of the top defensive seasons ever for a Red Sox outfielder in 2007...Ranked 2nd among all major league outfielders with a .998 fielding percentage (1 E/416 TC) behindSeattle's Ichiro Suzuki (1 E/433 TC)...Ranked as the 7th best fielding mark ever for a ML OFwith at least 400 TC...Had 3rd best mark ever for a Red Sox qualifier to Carl Yastrzemski (0 E/303TC) in 1977 and Ken Harrelson (0 E/249 TC) in 1968.
Was 3rd in ML in total chances in 2007 behind Curtis Granderson (443) and Ichiro...Since 1956,only one Red Sox outfielder has had more TC in a season, Fred Lynn in 1975 (422) and 1978(426)...Averaged 3.08 TC per 9 innings, 2nd in the majors to Granderson (3.09)...Went 153 gamesand 429 total chances between errors on July 21, 2006 at Seattle and August 7, 2007 at LosAngeles...Established a club OF record for consecutive errorless chances and produced the 4thlongest streak of errorless games. ..Had career best 7 assists...Did not commit a miscue in his final40 games (110 TC).
ON THE BASES: In 2007, ranked 2nd on the club and 9th in the A.L. with 28 stolen bases...Wassuccessful on 82.4% of his steal attempts, the league's 10th best percentage...Beat the throw in9 of 1st 10 and 13 of 1st 15 tries...Had a pair of steals, August 2 vs. Baltimore...Led Boston with22 SB in 2006, tied for 11th in the A.L....Was caught only 4 times, an 86.6% success rate thatwas 5th best in the league...In 2 seasons with Boston has been successful on 83.3% (50 of 60) ofhis steal attempts, the best career percentage in club history among players with at least 50 attempts...Johnny Damon is 2nd at 82.4% (98 of 119).
Was bothered by a non-displaced fracture of his left index finger for much of his firstseason in Boston, batting .264 with 22 doubles, 2 triples, 8 home runs, 36 RBI and 58 runs scoredin 105 games...had a career-best 22 stolen bases, while being caught only 4 times for an 85 percentsuccess rate...the 22 steals are the most by a Red Sox since Johnny Damon had 30 in 2003...saw declines in nearly every other offensive category from his 2005 campaign with Cleveland...made 103 appearances (100 starts) in center field, committing just one error in 250 total chances...began his Red Sox career with a season-high 10-game hitting streak from April 3-June 2, batting.333 (15-for-45) with 11 runs scored...started the season as the club's leadoff hitter, but began toconsistently hit lower in the order on June 14 in Minnesota...saw the majority of his action fromthe No. 1 (56 games, .233, 55-for-236), No. 7 (22 games, .349, 29-for-83) and No. 8 (25 games, .266,25-for-94) spots in the order.
FINGER FAILURE: Suffered a non-displaced fracture at the base of his left index finger on April 8at Baltimore on a stolen base attempt of third in the 3rd inning...was placed on the disabled liston April 11 (retroactive to April 9) and missed 41 games, returning to the club May 28...was batting.333 (8-for-24) with a double, triple and 6 runs scored in 5 games at the time of the injury...continued to be bothered by the finger injury after being reinstated, which worsened toward theend of the season...did not play after September 20 and underwent surgery on September 26 toensure full healing of the fracture...overall, batted .260 (101-for-389) in 100 games after beingactivated from the D.L.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The switch-hitter batted .277(31-for-112) with one home run from the right side ofthe plate and .259 (78-for-301) with 7 homers fromthe left...batted .281 (55-for-196) in 50 games at FenwayPark, but only .249 (54-for-217) in 55 games onthe road...rebounded from a .243 July and .241 Augustto hit .292 (14-for-48) in September...hit .291 (86-for-296) in 76 night games, but just .197 (23-for-117)in 29 day contests.
MORE 2006 HIGHLIGHTS: Had a season-high 3 hitsin a game 7 times (last on September 6 vs. the WhiteSox)...drove in a season-high 3 runs on September 12at Baltimore...scored a season-high 3 runs on August3 vs. Cleveland...tied for the team season high with2 stolen bases in the 2nd game of the September 17doubleheader at Yankee Stadium...stole a base in 4 straight games from August 4-8, the longestsuch stretch of his career...legged out 2 triples: April 5 at Texas and July 14 vs. Oakland...had 3 ofhis 8 home runs in a 14-game stretch from August 12-26...hit his first Red Sox home run in his 2ndgame after being activated from the D.L. on May 29 at Toronto off Roy Halladay.
REHAB ASSIGNMENT: Was sent to the Red Sox' extended spring camp in Fort Myers on May 25and was 2-for-11 in a pair of extended spring games...played center field for Triple-A Pawtucketon rehab assignment on May 27, going 1-for-3 with a 2-run single and a walk in the PawSox' 4-0win over Norfolk before being reinstated from the D.L. on May 28.
A NEW DEAL: Less then 3 months after his trade from Cleveland to Boston, Coco and the Red Soxagreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2009 with a club option for 2010 on April 12...thedeal came after the switch-hitter had an outstanding spring for Boston, batting .434 in 19 exhibitiongames...he was hitting .333 (8-for-24) with a double, triple, and 6 runs scored in 5 games tostart the regular season before being placed on the D.L.
Capped his Indians career by setting personal highs with a .300 average, 42 doubles, 16 homers and 86 runs in 145 games...also turned in career bests in at-bats (594), hits (178), walks (44), on-base percentage (.345) and slugging (.465)...led the A.L. with 13 sacrifice bunts...also ranked among the league's top 5 in doubles (tied for 5th), batting vs. righties (5th at .324), and road (5th at .323)...after hitting only .253 (25-for-99) with 5 doubles, one homer and 5 RBI in 23 games in April, was off and running the rest of the way, batting .309 (153-for-495) with 37 doubles, 15 homers and 64 RBI over his final 122 games...boasted an especially strong September, batting .331 (40-for-121) with 6 homers and 16 RBI in the season's final month...was named A.L. Player of the Week for the week of September 6-12 after hitting .571 (16-for-28) with 3 homers and 7 RBI.
BRIEFLY ON THE SHELF: Was on the 15-day disabled list from May 18-June 2 with a sprained right thumb, which he suffered sliding into third base the night before vs. the Angels...after fears the injury would require surgery that could cost him 2-3 months of the season, Coco bounced back and rejoined the team 15 days later...from his June 2 activation through the end of the season, Crisp hit .305 (135-for-442) with 31 doubles, 13 homers and 58 RBI in 107 games.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: The switch-hitter batted .324 (127-for-392) vs. righthanders and .252 (51-for-202) vs. lefthanders...hit .323 (98-for-303) in 73 games away from Jacobs Field and .275 (80-for-291) in 72 games at The Jake...went 15-for-21 (71 percent) in stolen base attempts...made 133 starts in left field and 10 starts in center, compiling a .985 fielding percentage...hit better than .288 in every month of the season except April (.253)...hit .301 (69-for-229) with runners on base and .400 (40-for-100) when putting the first pitch in play...batted .364 (4-for-11) with 11 RBI with the bases loaded...his 28 bunts in play tied for 3rd in the A.L....his final day off of the season was July 30, as he appeared in the club's final 57 games.
MORE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Compiled a pair of 10-game hitting streaks: May 5-15, during which he batted .400 (14-for-35), and July 3-14, batting .349 (15-for-43)...his inside-the-park home run July 4 vs. Detroit was just the 3rd by an Indian at Jacobs Field...had three 4-hit games to match his career high for the 6th time, the last of which occurred September 11...equaled his career high with 4 runs scored August 9 at Kansas City.
Made his first Opening Day roster and eventually established himself as the club's everyday center fielder midway through the season en route to a .297 batting average with 15 homers and 71 RBI in 139 games...his 71 RBI and 20 stolen bases remain career highs into 2006...his campaign gained momentum as the season progressed, as he hit just .211 in April but improved to .278 in May, .289 in June and .278 in July before exploding to post a .337 average in August and a .336 mark in September...in fact, turned in an impressive .316 average (131-for-414) with 15 homers and 65 RBI in his final 110 games beginning May 21...ranked 9th in the A.L. with a .318 batting average after the All-Star break...had only 7 RBI in his first 36 games and 64 RBI in his final 101 after June 10...raised his average 40 points to .297 from .257 in his final 58 games by batting .345 (77-for-223) from July 27 on...entered Spring Training battling Alex Escobar for the last outfield spot and made the club after the April 4 trade of Milton Bradley to the Dodgers...shared the center field job with Escobar for the season's first couple of months before Escobar was optioned to Triple-A after 46 games...Coco recorded a career-high 3 stolen bases June 20 at Atlanta...hit his first career grand slam (off Gary Knotts) and drove in a career high 5 runs July 27 vs. Detroit...matched his career high with 4 hits twice: June 11 vs. Cincinnati and July 19 at Anaheim...hit in 12 straight games June 11-22 and established a new career high with a 14-game run from July 27-August 13, batting .389 (21-for-54) with 4 homers and 13 RBI during the tear...tied his career high with a season-high 4 runs scored August 4 at Toronto...made 90 starts in center field, 31 in left and 3 at designated hitter.
After beginning the season with Triple-A Buffalo and batting .360 with 19 doubles, 6 triples, a homer, 24 RBI and 20 steals in 56 games, was promoted to Cleveland in June for the remainder of the season...was a solid contributor in the lead-off spot and in center field during the last 7 weeks of the season...despite not playing in the big leagues for the first 2 months of the season, ranked 8th among A.L. rookies with a .266 average, 7th with 55 runs and 3rd with 6 triples and 15 stolen bases...put 37 bunts in play, which ranked 3rd among all American Leaguers...hit .306 (56-for-186) when leading off an inning...provided strong defense, posting a .995 fielding percentage (one error in 219 total chances) with 5 outfield assists...at the time of his June 10 recall to Cleveland, led the International League with a .360 average, 81 hits and 42 runs scored...continued to lead the league in batting for a month after his promotion...ranked 3rd in the IL with a .434 on-base percentage, tied for 2nd with 19 doubles and 26 extra-base hits and 4th with 20 steals...with the Indians, posted a 13-game hitting streak July 18-31, batting .400 (24-for-60) to cap a strong July during which he hit .351 (40-for-114) with 6 doubles, 6 RBI and 14 runs in 26 games...also hit safely in 11 straight games August 16-28...had a career-high 4 hits and 4 runs scored August 27 vs. Detroit, the only Indian to score 4 runs in a game in 2003...hit his first 2 career first-inning lead-off homers August 6 vs. Seattle and August 18 vs. Tampa Bay...made 51 starts in center field, 38 starts in left and 7 starts at designated hitter...slowed down toward the end of the season, going just 3-for-39 (.077) in his last 10 games beginning September 17.
Began the season with St. Louis' Double-A New Haven affiliate and was in the majors with Cleveland by mid-August after being sent to the Indians August 6 as the player to be named in the July 19 trade that dealt lefty Chuck Finley to the Cardinals...spent the first 4 months with New Haven and was batting .301 with 9 homers, 47 RBI and 26 stolen bases at the time of his trade to the Indians...was first assigned to Double-A Akron, where he hit .406 (13-for-32) in 7 games to earn an immediate promotion to the big leagues (when Milton Bradley went on the disabled list following an appendectomy) without ever spending a day in Triple-A...made his major league debut August 15 at Tampa Bay and collected his first hit the next night in Anaheim off John Lackey, going 3-for-5...posted another 3-hit effort the next night in Anaheim...was briefly sent to Triple-A Buffalo on August 30 to play in the International League playoffs but returned to the Indians after 7 games...hit his first major league home run September 11 vs. Toronto off Scott Wiggins...overall with Cleveland, batted .260 with 9 doubles, 2 triples, one homer and 9 RBI in 32 games...combined at the minor league level with New Haven, Akron and Buffalo, batted .306 with 18 doubles, 10 homers and 53 RBI, swiping 31 bases in 41 attempts (75.6 percent success rate)...played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League but was limited to 7 games (.333, 8-for-24) due to an injured big right toe.
Earned Cardinals Minor League Player of the Year honors and was a Carolina League All-Star after a stellar season with Single-A Potomac...batted .306 with 23 doubles, 3 triples, 11 homers, 47 RBI, 80 runs scored and 39 stolen bases...led the league with 162 hits, 224 total bases, 139 games played and 530 at-bats...was 2nd in runs scored and stolen bases and 3rd in batting average...appeared in 130 games in left field and 11 games in left field.
Split the season between short-season Single-A New Jersey and Single-A Peoria after beginning the season in extended spring training as he made the conversion to an outfielder...had played exclusively at second base during his first pro campaign in 1999...combined to steal 32 bases in 38 attempts between the stops...apppeared in 52 games in the outfield compared to only 4 at second base.
Made his professional debut with Rookie-level Johnson City after being selected by St. Louis in the 7th round and signing with the organization on June 7...appeared in 64 games at second base (committing 24 errors) and ranked 4th in the Appalachian League with 27 stolen bases.