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Freddie Bynum Bio
Freddie Lee Bynum Jr.
3/15/1980 in Wilson, NC
2000, Oakland Athletics, Round: 2, Overall Pick: 60
Pitt CC, Pitt CC, NC
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Freddie Lee Bynum Jr.
Single ... attended Pitt County (N.C.) Community College ... graduated from Beddingfield High School in Wilson, N.C.
combined to hit .253 (62-245) with 10 doubles and 17 rBi in 73 games between class aaa Syracuse, class aa Harrisburg and rookie nationals ... began the season on the Syracuse disabled list with a strained left oblique and was reinstated on 4/20 ... was transferred to Harrisburg on 4/20 ... was on the disabled list from 5/28-7/16 with a strained right shoulder, including a rehabilitation assignment to rookie nationals.
Batted .179 (20-112) with eight rBi in 40 games with Baltimore ... began the season on the orioles disabled list following surgery to repair a torn right meniscus ... played in six rehabilitation games with class aa Bowie before his reinstatement on 5/8 ... was designated for assignment on 6/22.
Appeared in 70 games and made 23 starts at 4 positions: LF (9), SS (7), CF (5) and 2B (2)...Slugged .448 on the season, with 12 of his 25 hits going for extra bases...Hit a 2-run home run and drove in a career-high 3 runs in his first start for the Orioles, April 16 at Tampa Bay...Collected consecutive multi-hit games, July 4-5 at Chicago...Was on the DL from July 7-August 19 with a strained left hamstring suffered on July 6 at Texas...Was spiked on his left hand during a rehab assignment in Class-A Frederick, requiring 5 stitches and a second rehab stint...Collected a season-high 3 hits on August 26 against Minnesota, one of 7 multi-hit games on the season...Hit safely in 6 of 8 games, September 15-25, batting .318 (7-22) with 2 stolen bases, 3 extra base-hits, 3 RBI and 4 runs scored...Went 8-for-9 in stolen base attempts, with a season-high 2 steals on September 22 at Texas.
Was used primarily off the bench by Chicago after being acquired in a three-team trade from Oakland via Texas on March 31...A's sent Bynum to the Cubs and LHP John Rheinecker to the Rangers for Rangers' RHP Juan Dominguez, with LHP John Koronka going from Cubs to the Rangers...Started 14 games at second base, 7 games in left field and one game in right field...Had 37 pinch-hit appearances and was used as a pinch-runner once...Was on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder from June 25 until being activated on August 21...Hit safely in 4 of 6 games on a rehab assignment for AAA Iowa while on the DL...Made his Cubs debut as a defensive replacement in left field on April 3 at Cincinnati...Struck out as a pinch-hitter on April 5 in his first at-bat of the season...Had his first major league home run on May 17 vs. Washington's Jon Rauch at Wrigley Field...It was also his first career pinch-hit...Had 2 pinch-hit homers on the season, becoming the first Cubs player to belt a pair of pinch-HRs since Todd Hollandsworth in 2004...Stole 8 bases in 12 chances...Had his first two major league steals on May 4 at Arizona, marking his career-high...Batted .300 (15-50) in games at Wrigley Field as opposed to a .233 (20-86) mark on the road...Three of his 4 home runs and 9 of 12 RBI also came at Wrigley...Hit a two-run homer on May 26 at Atlanta off Tim Hudson, giving him a career-high 2 RBI...Recorded a career-best 3 hits on June 19 at Cleveland.
Spent nearly the entire 2005 season at Triple-A Sacramento before he was recalled by Oakland on August 29...appeared in seven games with the A's and was 2 for 7 (.286) with a double and a RBI...made just one start and it came in the final game of the season on October 2 at Seattle in center field...had his only two hits of the season in that game, including his first Major League hit, a seventh inning single off Felix Hernandez...added a RBI double in the eighth inning for his first extra base hit and RBI...made his ML debut on August 30 at Los Angeles when he pinch ran for Dan Johnson in the 10th inning and remained in the game in left field...struck out as a pinch hitter in his first ML at bat on September 2 against New York...appeared in three games at second base, one in left field, one in center field, pinch ran twice and was 0 for 2 as a pinch hitter...hit .278 with two home runs and 40 RBI in 102 games with Sacramento...matched his career high with a team leading nine triples...also led the River Cats with 23 stolen bases, which was third most in the A's farm system... has reached the 20 steal plateau in all six of his professional seasons and now has 175 stolen bases in 692 career minor league games...batted .329 (28 for 85) with both of his home runs against left-handed pitching compared to .263 (77 for 293) against right-handers... had a .340 (33 for 97) batting average with runners in scoring position...including .667 (6 for 9) with a grand slam and 10 RBI with the bases loaded...saw most of his action hitting leadoff as he batted .313 (73 for 233) in 56 games in the number one spot...was also 17 for 80 (.213) in 24 games hitting ninth...appeared in 56 games in center field, 22 at shortstop, 17 in left field, four in right field and one at second base...was also 1 for 2 (.500) with an RBI as a pinch hitter...hit safely in each of his first six games (8 for 27, .296) but then went 5 for 41 (.122) over his final 15 games in April to finish the month at .191...appeared in just one game over an 11-game span from May 15 to 26...had 14 RBI in 17 games in May, his best one month RBI total in 2005...had a season high four RBI on May 28 against Salt Lake when he connected for a grand slam...had just three stolen bases in 41 games through June 3 but then stole 20 bases over his final 61 games...hit safely in 11 consecutive games from May 27 to June 9 (15 for 41, .366) and he capped that streak with four straight two hit games...went 3 for 18 (.167) over his next four games and then put together a 19-game hitting streak from June 14 to July 22 (35 for 85, .412)...the hitting streak was sandwiched around a stint on the disabled list from June 28 to July 14 with a sprained right ankle...had three straight three-hit games from June 19 to 21...finished the month of June with a .381 (40 for 105) batting average...was batting a season high .308 on July 21 but then went 29 for 131 (.221) over his final 35 games to finish the year at .278...had a season high four hits on August 17 at Tucson but then went 6 for 35 (.171) over his final 10 games before he was brought up to Oakland.
Hit a combined .277 (145 for 523) with three home runs and 48 RBI in 131 games at Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento...also stole 39 bases which led the A's farm system and was the second best total of his career to his 41 with Visalia in 2002...it was his fifth straight season with 20 or more steals and he now has 152 stolen bases in five professional seasons...led both of his minor league teams in stolen bases as he had 18 in 65 games with Midland and 21 in 66 games with Sacramento...combined at both stops for a career high 16 sacrifice hits which tied for 12th most in all of minor league baseball...hit .306 (115 for 376) with all three of his home runs against right handed pitching and .204 (30 for 147) against left handed pitching...was converted to an outfielder at Midland where he appeared in 62 games in center field, his professional debut in the outfield...overall, he appeared in 70 games in center field, 23 in left field, 19 at shortstop, 15 at second base and 12 at third base...saw most of his playing time batting leadoff (94 for 329, .286)...was 4 for 9 (.444) with a grand slam and 11 RBI with the bases loaded...began the season at Midland and hit .268 in 65 games before he was promoted to Sacramento on June 21...batted .287 in 66 games with the River Cats...hit safely in each of his first nine games (16 for 39, .410) and ended up batting .299 (23 for 77) in April and .297 (35 for 118) in May...stole a season high three bases on April 29 against Arkansas...had back-to-back three hit game at Arkansas on May 6 and 7...had a season high 11-game hitting streak from May 14 to 23 (15 for 43, .349)...had two triples on May 18 at El Paso...had a grand slam and a season high four RBI on May 25 against San Antonio...then batted .186 (13 for 70) at Midland in June before his promotion to Sacramento on June 21...hit .182 (6 for 33) in nine June games with the River Cats for a .184 average overall in the month...had his first of two four-hit games on July 2 against Tucson and hit .321 (35 for 109) with 11 stolen bases in 26 games in July...then hit .231 (21 for 91) in August before going 12 for 25 (.480) in six games in September...finished the regular season with a four-hit game on September 6 at Portland...then went 0 for 4 in one postseason game with Sacramento.
Spent the entire season at Double-A Midland and posted career highs in runs (84), triples (9), home runs (5) and RBI (58)...also struck out a career high 135 times...led the Rockhounds in triples and stolen bases (22), was second in games (132), at bats (510), runs and strikeouts and tied for second in total bases (185) and sacrifice hits (12)...was fourth in the Texas League in triples...tied for third in the A's farm system in stolen bases...batted .263 and added 56 walks for a .344 on-base percentage...committed 33 errors which ranked second most among all minor league second basemen to Callix Crabbe of Beloit in the Midwest League (36)...appeared in 116 games at second base, eight at shortstop and two at third base...also hit .313 (10 for 32) in seven games as a designated hitter...saw most of his playing time hitting in the first two spots in the order...batted .252 (74 for 294) hitting leadoff and .279 (36 for 129) batting second...batted .300 (36 for 120) in May with 21 RBI in 29 games...had a season high nine-game hitting streak from July 19 to 28 but hit just .270 (10 for 37) during the streak...hit three of his five home runs in August...played for the Mesa Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League following the season and hit .321 with a home run and nine RBI in 16 games...had a .566 slugging percentage and .419 on-base percentage.
Had career highs in batting (.306), games (135), at bats (539), hits (165), doubles (26), walks (64) and stolen bases (41) at Single-A Visalia...his batting average was second best in the A's farm system and he led the A's system with 41 steals...tied for first in the California League in games played, ranked second in at bats, hits and stolen bases and was sixth in batting average...was caught stealing 21 times which tied for ninth most in all of minor league baseball...led Visalia in batting average, games, at bats, hits, sacrifice hits (15) and stolen bases and was second in runs (83), triples (5) and on-base percentage (.385)...batted leadoff for most of the season (147 for 495, .297)...average improved to .342 with runners on base...appeared in 134 games at second base and committed 36 errors for a .948 fielding percentage...hit .337 in June, .304 in July and .380 with 17 RBI, 14 doubles and 14 stolen bases in 29 games in August...had four hitting streaks of 10 or more games, including a season high 13-game hitting streak from July 31 to August 13 (21 for 60, .350)...went 2 for 8 (.250) with a triple and a walk in two playoff games for Visalia...played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League and hit .146 (6 for 41) in 11 games.
Played for Single-A Modesto and tied for fifth in the California League with seven triples...added 28 stolen bases which was fifth most in the A's organization...tied for the Modesto team lead in triples and ranked second in stolen bases...batted .261 with two home runs and 46 RBI in 120 games...both of the home runs came in his 97 at bats off left handed pitching...was homerless in 343 at bats against right-handers...hit .462 (6 for 13) with two walks and 16 RBI with the bases loaded...saw most of his action batting leadoff (34 for 155, .219) and ninth (36 for 147, .245), but had his best success hitting second (33 for 98, .337)...committed 20 errors in 68 games at shortstop (.919 fielding percentage) and 21 errors in 53 games at second base (.922)...also appeared in five games at third base.
Was the shortstop on the Northwest League postseason All-Star team in his first professional season at Vancouver...tied for fifth in the league in runs scored (52)...led the Canadians in at bats (281), runs, hits (72), total bases (87) and stolen bases (22)...appeared in 72 games, including 68 at shortstop where he committed 29 errors for a .917 fielding percentage...hit his first professional home run on June 30 against Portland...reached base safely via hit or walk in 26 of 27 games from July 9 to August 7...batted .345 with 28 runs scored over that stretch...had 13 of his 26 RBI during a 12-game span from July 22 to August 4.
Career Regular Season
Career Regular Season
ALPB Mid-Season All-Star
24th in NL
November 2, 2011
2B Freddie Bynum elected free agency.
June 1, 2011
Memphis Redbirds activated 2B Freddie Bynum from the 7-day disabled list.
May 19, 2011
Memphis Redbirds placed 2B Freddie Bynum on the 7-day disabled list.
March 19, 2011
SS Freddie Bynum assigned to St. Louis Cardinals.
January 13, 2011
Memphis Redbirds signed free agent 2B Freddie Bynum.
February 21, 2010
Chicago White Sox released SS Freddie Bynum.
January 14, 2010
Chicago White Sox signed free agent SS Freddie Bynum to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 9, 2009
SS Freddie Bynum elected free agency.
July 16, 2009
Harrisburg Senators activated SS Freddie Bynum from the 7-day disabled list.
July 7, 2009
Harrisburg Senators sent SS Freddie Bynum on a rehab assignment to GCL Nationals.
May 30, 2009
Harrisburg Senators placed SS Freddie Bynum on the 7-day disabled list. Sore right shoulder.
April 30, 2009
SS Freddie Bynum assigned to Harrisburg Senators from Syracuse Chiefs.
December 13, 2008
Syracuse Chiefs signed free agent Freddie Bynum.
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