Full name HANLEY RAMIREZ...Wife, Elizabeth...Three kids, Hanley, Jr. and Hansel, and daughter, Hailey...Attended Adbentista High School in the DR....Started the "Hanley's Heavy Hitters" program in 2016, purchasing tickets for Boston-area children once per month and meeting them during batting practice...Has worked closely with the Ministry-of-Giving non-profit organization in Weston, FL...Through their combined efforts, has assisted children in Santo Domingo and Samana in the Dominican Republic by donating school supplies to students in need, and distributing toys to underprivileged children on the Three Kings Day holiday.
Spent the first two months of the 2018 season with Boston, hitting .341 (29-for-85) in April with 4 2B, 3 HR and 17 RBI in 22 games (.906 OPS)...Tailed off in May, hitting .163 (13-for-80) with 3 HR and 12 RBI in 19 games and was released on May 30...Appeared in 25 games at first base and during his 2018 stint batted .333 (14-for-42) with 3 2B, 1 HR and an .854 OPS against LHP...Also hit .340 (18-for-53) with RISP...Played 18 games in the Dominican Winter League, Nov. 14-Dec. 14, for Licey, batting .266 (17-for-64) with 4 2B, 3 HR and 10 RBI (.360/.469/.829).
In his 3rd season with BOS, hit .242 (120-for-496) with 23 HR in 133 games...Started 108 games at DH and 17 at 1B...The Red Sox went 16-6 when he homered, including 9-0 from 6/3-7/18...Hit .345 with a 1.059 OPS on the 1st pitch (19-for-55, 5 HR, 4 2B). Hit a walk-off HR in the 15th inning on 7/18 vs. TOR and a walk-off RBI single in the 19th on 9/5 vs. TOR...Is the only Red Sox since at least 1930 to record multiple walk-off RBI in the 15th inning or later in a season. Joins Sammy Sosa as the only players in the last 60 years to record multiple walk-off RBI in the 15th inning or later in a season (Sosa had 2 in 2003). Hit 5 HR during an 8-game hit streak from 4/23-5/2...Recorded at least 1 RBI in 5 straight games from 4/28-5/2. Recorded his lone multi-HR game on 5/2 vs. BAL. Hit 11 HR in a 41-game span from 6/3-7/25, including 5 HR in 15 games from 7/7-25. Went 9-for-18 with 3 HR against LHP from 6/11-7/14. Hit his 250th career HR on 6/23 vs. LAA and scored his 1,000th career run on 7/7 at TB. Ended the Sox' 5-4 win over TOR on 7/18 with a 15th-inning, 1-out HR...In the last 50 years, there have been only 2 other Red Sox walk-off homers in the 15th inning or later: Shea Hillenbrand on 6/5/01 vs. DET (18th) and Tim Naehring on 6/26/96 vs. CLE (15th). Homered in 3 of 4 games from 8/29-9/1. In the Sox' 3-2, 19-inning win vs. TOR on 9/5, drove in Mookie Betts with a single for the winning run...Marked the latest walk-off win in Red Sox history (by innings). In his final 9 games (beginning 9/20), went 9-for-29 (.310) with 4 2B, 1 HR, and 7 RBI...In the Sox' 10-7 win vs. TOR on 9/27, broke a 4-4 tie with a solo HR that gave BOS the lead for good... POSTSEASON: Reached base in each of the Sox' 4 ALDS games vs. HOU, going 8-for-14 (.571). Recorded multiple hits in Games 1, 3, and 4. Went 2-for-3 in Game 1 after replacing Eduardo Núñez (injury) as DH, became the 1st Red Sox in 105 years to come off the bench and record 2+ hits in a postseason game (last: Charley Hall, 1912 WS Game 7). Went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI in Game 3, becoming the 3rd Red Sox player ever to go 4-for-4 or better in a postseason game (also Spike Owen and Rich Gedman, 1986 ALCS). On 10/17, underwent a left shoulder arthroscopy and debridement...The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, FL
Established a new career high with 111 RBI and had his 2nd career 30-HR season in his 2nd year with BOS...Received the Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston chapter of the BBWAA. Recorded a .996 fielding percentage in his 1st season at 1B, committing only 4 errors in 1,043 chances...Was the 6th-highest single-season fielding percentage by a Red Sox 1B. Was 1 of only 6 major leaguers-and 1 of 3 Red Sox-with 30+ HR and 110+ RBI. His 63 RBI after the All-Star break were tied with COL's Nolan Arenado for most in the majors. Recorded 2+ HR and 6+ RBI in a game twice (7/20 vs. SF, 8/12 vs. ARI)...According to Elias, the only other Red Sox with multiple games of 2+ HR and 6+ RBI in a season are Ted Williams (2 in 1949) and Jimmie Foxx (3 in 1938). Scored 81 runs and had 157 hits, his highest totals since 2010 (92 R, 163 H)...Drew 60 BB, his most since 2010 (64). Led the AL and ranked 2nd in the majors behind ARI's Yasmany Tomas with a .677 SLG and a 1.097 OPS against LHP...Hit .346 vs. LHP, the 2nd-highest mark in the AL and 5th-highest in MLB (44-for-127, 9 2B, 11 HR). Hit .303 with a .943 OPS at home (88-for-290, 19 2B, 19 HR)...His .809 SLG and 1.220 OPS at home after the AllStar break both led MLB (min. 100 PA). Went 6-for-17 (.353) with the bases loaded (2 2B, HR). Hit .364 with a 1.167 OPS in 11 games as DH (16-for-44, 4 HR). Hit safely in each of the Sox' first 5 games of the season, going 10- for-22 (.455, 2B, 3B, HR)...Either scored the winning run or drove in the winning run in each of Boston's first 3 victories. Reached base in 29 consecutive starts from 4/21-5/25, batting .327 with an .859 OPS in those games (37-for-113)...Had an 11-game hitting streak from 4/24-5/7, his longest as a Red Sox. Batted .341 with a 1.047 OPS in his final 23 games before the All-Star break from 6/12-7/8 (28-for-82, 9 2B, 4 HR). Named AL Player of the Week for 7/18-24 after going 7-for-21 (.333) with a 1.488 OPS (5 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB). Tied a Red Sox single-game record with 3 HR on 7/20 vs. SF (28th time, 23rd different player)...Became the 12th Red Sox to hit 3 HR at Fenway Park (14th time, last: Kevin Millar, 7/23/04 vs. NYY)...Set career highs in HR and RBI (6) to become only the 7th Red Sox ever with 3+ HR and 6+ RBI in a game at Fenway Park, joining Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Clyde Vollmer, Norm Zauchin, Jack Clark, and Nomar Garciaparra (twice). Each of Ramirez's 3 HR on 7/20 vs. SF came with a runner on base...According to Elias, the last player to hit 3 HR with at least 1 man on base in a game was Josh Hamilton on 5/8/12 (4 HR)...The last Red Sox player to do that was Nomar Garciaparra on 7/23/02 vs. TB (g1)...Mookie Betts also accomplished the feat on 8/14 vs. ARI. Hit .329 with a 1.074 OPS from 8/11 through the remainder of the season (54-for-164, 8 2B, 16 HR). On 8/12 vs. ARI, hit a 3-run HR in each of the first 2 innings...Joined David Ortiz as the only Red Sox in the expansion era to drive in 6+ runs within the first 2 innings of a game (source: Elias)...Ortiz hit a pair of 3-run HR in the 1st inning on 8/12/08 vs. TEX. Hit a ML-high 13 HR in a 24-game span from 8/27-9/22...The only other player with 10+ HR in that span was Brian Dozier (12). Hit 11 HR beginning 9/1...The only other Red Sox in the last 100 years with that many HR in Sept./Oct. are Jimmie Foxx (12 in 1938), Manny Ramirez (12 in 2005), and David Ortiz (11 in 2005). Hit 4 HR in the Sox' 4-game series vs. NYY from 9/15-18, including a 3-run, walk-off HR on 9/15 that turned a 5-4 deficit into a 7-5 win... Became the 4th player in Red Sox history to hit a walk-off HR that turned a deficit into a win vs. NYY (source: Elias)...The others are Joe Cronin (8/7/35 G1), Sammy White (6/30/53), and Bill Mueller (7/24/04). Recorded his 21st career multi-homer game on 9/18 vs. NYY, putting the Sox on the board with a 3-run shot in the 5th before breaking a 4-4 tie with a game-winning solo HR in the 7th. Named AL Co-Player of the Week along with OAK's Khris Davis for the period 9/12-18...During a 5-2 week for BOS, went 12-for-26 (.462) with 5 HR and 12 RBI. The Sox won 14 consecutive games in which Ramirez drove in at least 1 run from 8/31-9/24...That streak snapped on the final day of the regular season, when Ramirez provided the Sox' only run with a solo HR in a 2-1 loss to TOR. Played in 3 regular season games and 17 postseason games with Licey of the Dominican Winter League...Started each of the club's first 17 Round Robin Playoff games at DH and posted a .378 OBP (13-for-59, 2B, HR, 13 BB, 2 HBP). POSTSEASON: Started each of the Red Sox' 3 ALDS games at 1B...Doubled twice in Game 1 at CLE.
Played in 105 games before missing the final month of the season on the DL with right shoulder inflammation...Began the season as the Sox' starting LF, his 1st career action outside of SS (1,077 G) and 3B (98 G). Hit .308 with a .354 OBP and .575 SLG in 31 day games (37-for-120, 9 HR, 3B, 3 2B, 27 RBI, 26 R). Placed 3rd on the team with both 13 go-ahead RBI and 8 game-winning RBI...Among AL players with no more than 105 games, ranked T-2nd in game-winning RBI. Made his 1st career Red Sox start on Opening Day (4/6 at PHI), 10 seasons after his ML debut with BOS in 2 games in late 2005...Went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, a solo HR, and 5 RBI, becoming the 1st player with at least 2 HR and 5 RBI in his 1st start for the Red Sox (source: Elias)...Was the 1st player to make such a debut with any team since Richie Sexson with the 2005 Mariners (2 HR, 5 RBI)...Grand slam was the 3rd on Opening Day in club history, along with Jack Clark (1991) and Carlton Fisk (1973). Started the game on 4/14 vs. WSH in LF, but moved to 3B to begin the 6th inning...Marked his only appearance outside of LF all year. Recorded his second 2-HR game of the season on 4/26 at BAL...Joined Manny Ramirez (2001, 2005), Brian Daubach (2001), Carlton Fisk (1973), George Scott (1966), and Vern Stephens (1949) as the only Red Sox with more than 1 multi-homer performance prior to the 20th game of the year. Hit his 200th career HR on 4/28 vs. TOR. Hit his 10th HR of the season on 4/29 vs. TOR, tying the franchise record for HR entering May (also David Ortiz in 2006)...It tied his career high for HR in any single month (also June 2008 with FLA)...Was the 1st Red Sox ever with as many as 10 HR and 22 RBI in a single April...His 10 HR and 22 RBI in April were both tied with SEA's Nelson Cruz for the ML lead in the month. According to Elias, was only the 7th player in ML history with 10 or more HR prior to May after joining a new team in the offseason...Dave Kingman (1984 OAK), Andres Galarraga (1998 ATL), Jose Canseco (1999 TB), Jim Thome (2006 CWS), Justin Upton (2013 ATL), and Jose Abreu (2014 CWS) also accomplished the feat. Each of his first 10 XBH of the season was a HR...According to Elias, was the 1st player to homer for at least his first 10 XBH of a season since Mark McGwire in 1990 (also 10). On 5/4 vs. TB, was removed from the game in the 1st inning after crashing into the LF wall in foul territory... Missed the team's next 3 games with a left shoulder sprain. Hit .341/.379/.534 during a 24-game stretch from 5/28-6/24 (30-for-88, 2 2B, 5 HR, 15 RBI, 6 BB, 17 R)... Recorded 12 multi-hit games and led the team in runs, HR (tied), and RBI (tied) in that span...Homered in back-to-back games on 5/28 and 5/29 at TEX. Missed 6 games from 6/25-30 with a left hand contusion...Slugged .585 in his next 10 games from 7/1-12, with 6 of his 9 hits in that span going for extra bases (4 HR, 3B, 2B)...Homered on 7/2 at TOR, 7/3 vs. HOU, and 7/5 vs. HOU. Played in only 28 games after the All-Star break, batting .183 (20-for-109) with a .211 OBP and .239 SLG...Placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation on 9/5 (retro to 8/27) and missed the club's final 35 games.
Hit .283 (127-for-449) with 35 2B, 13 HR, 71 RBI, 56 BB, and 14 SB in 128 games for the division-champion Dodgers as the club's primary SS...Ranked 2nd among primary NL shortstops with a .283 AVG...Paced big league SS in OBP (.369), SLG (.448), and OPS (.817)...Averaged 6.3 AB/RBI, the 10th-best mark in the NL. Hit .283 (98-for-346) against right-handers and .282 (29-for-103) against left-handed pitching...Had a .303 AVG/.393 OBP/.459 SLG line in 64 road games...Hit .321 with runners in scoring position, eighth best in the National League, and ranked 10th in the NL in both onbase percentage (.369) and RBI ratio (6.3 AB/RBI)...Ranked 10th in the NL in OBP and had the 13th-fewest PA/BB (9.1) among NL qualifiers...Started 54 games in the No. 3 spot of the lineup...Also made starts batting 2nd (28), 4th (24), and 5th (15)...Hit .321 (44-for-137) with RISP, 11th best in the NL...His 23 hits with RISP and 2 outs ranked 2nd in the NL, 1 shy of MIA's Casey McGehee (24)...Placed on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain on 8/10 (retro to 8/9)...Matched single-game high for the 15th and 16th times with 2 HR on 4/6 vs. SF and 5/31 vs. PIT...Hit 1st career walk-off HR on 8/2 vs. CHC, a 3-run shot off Blake Parker in the 12th inning...Returned from the DL on 8/24 and hit .305 (29-for-95) in his remaining 28 regular season games...Hit .440 (22-for-50) over his last 16 contests beginning on 9/8 to raise his season-ending AVG from .263 to .283...POSTSEASON: Hit .429 (6-for-14) with a 2B, 2 RBI, BB, and SB in the Dodgers' 4 NLDS games against the Cardinals
Posted the highest batting average of his nine-year career (.345) and also clubbed 20 home runs for a sixth time in his career in 86 games in an injury-shortened season. Among players with 300 or more at-bats, led the Majors with a .638 slugging percentage, ranked second with a .348 batting average and placed seventh with a .402 on-base percentage. The Dodgers were 51-26 in the 77 games he started and went 36-7 when he scored at least one run. Blasted 20 home runs as he reached the 20-homer mark for the sixth time in the last seven years and averaged a homer every 15.20 at-bats (7th, MLB). Batted .368 with runners in scoring position (25-for-68), the seventh-best mark in the NL (min. 50 AB), and hit .351 with runners on base (46-for-131). Was at his best in 42 divisional games this year, batting .366 (53-for-145) with 13 doubles, two triples, nine homers, 24 RBI, a .444 on-base percentage and a .669 slugging percentage against NL West opponents. Had a batting average of .365 or higher in three months this season (min. 50 AB); June (.375, 24-for-64), July (.365, 38-for-104) and Sept. (.370, 20-for-54). Posted a 19-game hitting streak from June 19-July 8, batting .486 (36-for-74) with six doubles, two triples, six homers and 18 RBI during the run…was the longest streak by a Dodger this season and tied for the fourth longest in the Majors … also hit safely in 11 consecutive games from July 19-30. Reached base safely in 36 consecutive games from June 19-July 30, which tied for the sixth longest streak in the Majors in 2013…posted a .459 on-base percentage during the streak, which tied for the longest run of his career (also: July 27-Sept. 3, 2006 with the Marlins). Saw his first-career postseason action, batting .323 (10-for-31) with five runs scored, four doubles, a triple a homer and seven RBI in nine games … hit .500 (8-for-16) in the Division Series vs. Atlanta, including tying a franchise record (Steve Garvey, 1978 NLCS & Duke Snider, 1952 World Series) and an all-time Division Series record (Carlos Beltran, 2004 & Jim Edmonds, 2000) with seven extra-base hits, before going 2-for-15 in the League Championship Series vs. St. Louis while battling a rib fracture. Missed 52 games between two DL stints (left hamstring strain/right thumb surgery) … started the season on the DL after having surgery on March 22 to repair the ligament in his right thumb, an injury suffered while playing in the World Baseball Classic Championship for Team Dominican Republic…suffered a left hamstring strain in his fourth game of the year on May 3 at San Francisco.
Batted a combined .257 with 24 home runs and 92 RBI in 157 games with the Dodgers and Marlins. Acquired along with left-hander Randy Choate from Miami on July 25 in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor league right-hander Scott McGough. Stole 21 bases and slugged 24 homers to give him the fifth 20-homer/20-steal season of his career...had four consecutive 20/20 seasons from 2007-10 and his five 20/20 seasons since 2004 lead the Majors...has stolen 20 or more bases in each of his seven full big league seasons. Tied with Adrian Beltre, Hunter Pence and Albert Pujols for the MLB lead with 19 game-winning RBI, including seven with the DodgersOverall, tied for 15th in the NL with 92 RBI...knocked in 44 runs with Los Angeles, the eighth-most RBI in the National League from July 25 through the conclusion of the season. Batted .338 with runners in scoring position as a Dodger (23-for-68)...overall went 5-for-11 (.455) with the bases loaded. Hit .275 (61-for-222) as a shortstop and .249 (93-for-373) when playing third base. Finished August ranked among the monthly NL leaders in home runs (7, T-5th) & RBI (26, 2nd) in 28 games...batted .290 (31-for-110) during the month. On July 25, became just the fourth L.A. Dodger to triple in his first plate appearance with the club, joining Tyler Houston (July 26, 2002 at San Francisco), Doug Rau (Sept. 2, 1972 at St. Louis) and Gary Moore (May 3, 1970 vs. Montreal). Hit the 150th homer of his career on Aug. 16 at Pittsburgh with a two-run shot off A.J. Burnett...reached 500 career RBI with a three-RBI game on Aug. 12 at Miami. Batted .407 (11-for-27) during his season-long seven-game hitting streak from May 17-23 as a Marlin. Following the season, played for Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League and for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series.
Had season cut short by two trips to disabled list, the first two of his career...First injury was a left back strain that placed him on 15-day DL from June 5-June 14(retro to May 30), a stretch during which Marlins went just 2-13. Then, suffered a leftshoulder sprain on August 3 and was placed on 15-day DL on August 10...Transferred to 60-day DL on September 6, ending his season. Team went 17-34 duringsecond stint on DL. Dr. James Andrews performed surgery to repair shoulder onSeptember 15 in Pensacola, Florida...In first 55 games, batted just .200 (40x200) with a .298 on-base percentage, 32 runs,seven doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI...Hit fourth for first time in career on June 21 vs. Los Angeles-AL and batted .304(42x138) with a .385 on-base percentage, 23 runs, nine doubles, six home runs and28 RBI in last 37 games of season, all batting in cleanup spot...Became first player in Club history to hit a grand slam in first inning from fourth spot inlineup on July 2 at Texas (Elias Sports Bureau)...Also in that game at Texas, recorded 11th career multi-home run game, tying himwith Dan Uggla and Mike Lowell for most in Franchise history...Recorded 1,000th career hit at Wrigley Field against Cubs on July 15...Next day, still in Chicago, recorded fourth career game with three doubles, breakingtie with Mike Lowell for most such games in Club history...On July 18 in make-up game with Mets at Citi Field, passed Jeff Conine for secondplace in Franchise history in hits, with 1,007; finished season with 1,016. Luis Castillo isall-time leader, with 1,273.
In his fifth full Major League season, posted a .300 average with 28 doubles, two triples, 21 homeruns and 76 RBI in 142 games with the Fish. Despite finishing the season at .300, finished withcareer-lows in runs (92), hits (163), doubles (28) and strikeouts (93) ... Since 2006, has hit the most home runs (123) among Major League shortstops. Jimmy Rollins rankssecond with 94 and Troy Tulowitzki is third with 92 ... Among Marlins career leaders, leads in average (.313), ranks second in runs scored (562), doubles(198), stolen bases (196), extra base hits (346), on base percentage (.385) and slugging percentage(.521), third in triples (24), fourth in hits (934), fifth in home runs (124) and seventh in RBI(389) ... Tallied a season-high four hits on August 25 at New York. In that series, tallied 10 hits in 15 at-batsto record his highest hit total in any three-game span of his Major League career. Ramirez is thethird Marlins player to have 10 hits over three games, joining Luis Castillo (2003) and Preston Wilson(2001). - Elias ... Tallied 46 multi-hit efforts to rank second on the club (Uggla-50). Led the team with 16 three-plushit games and was tied with Brandon Phillips for sixth in the National League ... His longest hit streak reached 14 games from August 24-September 6, where he hit .471 (24x51)with 18 runs scored, four doubles, five home runs and 14 RBI ... With two stolen bases on September 3 vs. Atlanta, became the second player in Marlins historyto record four seasons with 30-or-more steals. He took 51 in 2006, 51 in '07 and 35 in '08. LuisCastillo had 30+ from 1999-2002 ... On May 2, hit two home runs against Washington, marking his 10th career multi-homer game. Heis tied with Preston Wilson for the third-most in club history behind Mike Lowell and Dan Uggla (11) ... Drove in a season-best four runs twice; May 2 vs. Washington and June 29 vs. New York ... Hit his fourth career grand slam on June 29 against New York at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in SanJuan, Puerto Rico. His last grand slam was on June 25, 2009 vs. Baltimore ... Voted as the National League's starting shortstop for the third straight year.He is the first NL shortstop to start three All-Star games since Ozzie Smith waspenciled in 10 straight years from 1983 to 1992. Went 0x3 in the Mid-SummerClassic ... Took second place in the State Farm Home Run Derby, finishing behindDavid Ortiz. Was his first appearance in the HR contest ... Drove in the game-ending run on August 7 vs. St. Louis with a 10th-inningdouble to center field. Marked his only walkoff hit of the year and hiscareer. In that contest, led off the game with his 25th career leadoff home run, which extendedthe club record he currently holds. He is the first Marlin in Franchise history to lead off a game witha home run and provide a walkoff hit in the same game ... Tallied three doubles in a single game on August 10 at Washington to equal a club record (17thtime). Marked the third time he has hit three doubles in the same game: July 20, 2007 vs.Cincinnati and September 3, 2006 at Milwaukee ... Among all double-play combos, he and Dan Uggla have homered in the same game a MLrecord22 times (Rich Aurilia and Jeff Kent-18). - Elias
In his fourth Major League season, led the National League in batting with a .342 average in 151games. Set career-highs in average and RBI (106) and was three hits away from tallying 200 hitsfor the second time in his career and won the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award...Became the first Marlin in franchise history, and fourth NationalLeague shortstop, to win a batting crown. He was the ninthshortstop in Major League history to win the crown, marking the17th time it has been done by a shortstop. He was the first NLshortstop to win a batting title since Dick Groat in 1960, who followedthe likes of Arky Vaughan and Honus Wagner...With his home run on September 6, became the fourth fastestshortstop to 100 home runs (595 games). Alex Rodriguezreached 100 HR in 470 games, Nomar Garciaparra in 491 gamesand Ernie Banks did it in his 500th game...Among NL hitters, ranked in the top 10 in almost every major category:first in average, road average (.353) and average vs.righties (.352), tied for first in average with runners in scoring position(.373), second in night average (.333), tied for second ingrand slams (3), third in hits (197) and day batting (.365), fourthin multi-hit games (56), sixth in doubles (42), on base percentage(.410) and home batting average (.332), eighth in RBI, totalbases (313) and stolen bases (27) and ninth in runs (101)...Played error-free ball in a career-best 56 straight games from July4 to September 12. In that span, had 219 chances without a miscue.His previous best was 28 games, from August 9 toSeptember 10, 2008...Voted in by the fans as the starting shortstop for the 2009 All-Star Gamein St. Louis. Went 0x3 on the day. Marked second consecutive All-Starstart and is the only Marlin to be voted as a starter twice. Was the firstNL player since Edgar Renteria (2003-04) voted as starting shortstop inconsecutive years...Led the club and ranked fourth in the NL with 56 multi-hit games. Included in that total was aMajor League leading 24 three-hit games...Hit in a career best 16 straight games from August 5-21, collecting multiple hits in 12 of those 16games. Boasted a .461 average (35x76) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, three home runs and16 RBI over the streak...Earned co-NL Player of the Week honors with San Diego's Chad Gaudin on June 29. For theweek he led the NL with 15 RBI and 22 total bases, which included two grand slams...Collected at least one RBI in 10 straight games, June 21-July 1, to mark a new club record.Previous record was eight, last done by Jorge Cantu from September 9-19, 2008. Was the first NLshortstop ever to have 10 consecutive games with an RBI...Hit his first career grand slam on Opening Day against Washington, off Steven Shell. Was the thirdMarlin in club history to hit an Opening Day grand slam, joining Juan Encarnacion (2005) andPreston Wilson (2002) as the only Marlins to do so. Also hit grand slams on June 23 and June 25,both against Baltimore. He and Cody Ross both tied the Marlins single-season club record withthree (Conine in 2004 and Bonilla in 1997)...Tallied a season-best four hits twice; May 8 at Colorado and August 9 at Philadelphia. Tied acareer high with five RBI on Opening Day against Washington. Matched the mark again on June25 against Baltimore (also July 1, 2008)...Had only multi-home run game on May 7 against Atlanta. Owns nine two-homer games in hiscareer...Ranked second among Major League shortstops with 24 home runs (Tulowitzki-32) and has themost home runs as a shortstop since 2006 (102). Also leads the Majors in runs (467) in that time...Named by the South Florida Chapter of the BBWAA as the Marlins Most Valuable Player for thethird consecutive year.
Set new career-highs with 33 home runs, .400 on-base percentageand .540 slugging percentage...led Marlins regulars in average(.301), runs (125), hits (177), walks (92) stolen bases (35) andhome runs...among NL batting leaders, ranked 1st in runs, 5th inon-base percentage, 6th in walks, 7th in slugging percentage,7th in total bases (318) and 8th in stolen bases...he was also the7th hardest to double up, grounding into a double play one outof every 117.8 at-bats...Since 2006, leads the Majors in runs with 369...Alex Rodriguezranks second with 360, while Jose Reyes is third with 354...Named Marlins' Most Valuable Player by the South FloridaBaseball Writers Association of America for the second consecutiveyear...Earned NL Player of the Month honors for June, becoming secondMarlin to win the award (Conine, June 1995)...batted .298(34x114) with 27 runs, six doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 15RBI...led the NL in runs, home runs and total bases (72) for themonth...With his 20th home run of the season, July 1, became the 10thplayer (14th time) since 1963 to hit 20+ homers and steal 20+bases prior to the All-Star break...Alfonso Soriano did it threetimes (2002, '03, '06), while Bobby Bonds (1969, 1973) and JoseCanseco (1988, 1998) did it twice...he also became the firstMarlin in franchise history to hit 25 home runs and steal 25 basesin a season two different times...Preston Wilson is the only otherMarlin to accomplish the feat, as he hit 31 home runs and stole36 bases in 2000...is third Marlin to record 30+ stolen bases inthree consecutive seasons and joins Wilson as the only playersto record 30 HR/30 SB in a single season...Along with Mike Jacobs (32) and Dan Uggla (32), becameonly the second infield trio in Major League history to record30+ home runs in the same season, joining the 2001 OaklandAthletics' Jason Giambi (38), Eric Chavez (32) and MiguelTejada (31)...Hit ninth leadoff home run of the season September 24 atWashington, marking the 24th leadoff homer of his career,extending his club record...On June 29th vs. Arizona and June 30th vs. Washington, he hitconsecutive game-tying home runs in the ninth inning with theMarlins going on to win both games...the last player to hitgame-tying homers in the ninth inning on consecutive dayswas Gary Gaetti of the Twins, May 17-18, 1989...Connected for multiple home runs four times, the last onSeptember 17...now has eight career multi-HR games...Posted a career-high five hits, July 10 at Los Angeles...also hitgame-winning home run...collected a career-best five RBI,July 1 at Washington...Collected 500th career hit July 4 in Colorado; became fastestMarlin to 500 hits (397 games), breaking Juan Pierre's record of398 games...Hit in a career-best 14 consecutive games, June 24-July 7, batting.339 (21x62) with five home runs and 10 RBI over the streak...Went 2x3 with an error in July 15 All-Star Game at YankeeStadium...voted starting shortstop on NL All-Star team andbecame the first Marlin to start the season with team to beelected a starter; Gary Sheffield voted a starter in 1993 afterlate-June trade from SD...Collected only Marlin hit (homerun) June 26 vs. TB...was firsttime in franchise history that the only hit in a one-hitter was ahomerun...Batted .304 (162x533) with 32 home runs and 63 RBI in the leadoffposition...dropped to third in the order for 16 games andbatted .268 (15x56) with one home run and four RBI...is acareer .313 (480x1534) hitter in the leadoff position.
Established career highs with 125 runs, .332 average, 212 hits, 48 doubles, 29 home runs, 81 RBI, 51 stolen bases (tie), .386 on-basepercentage and .562 slugging percentage ... led Marlins in runs, hits, stolen bases, average and doubles (tied) ... finished among NLleaders for runs (2nd), hits (T-2nd), batting average (T-3rd), doubles (T-3rd) and stolen bases (T-3rd) ... challenged for batting title andfinished tied with Chase Utley and Edgar Renteria, behind Matt Holliday (.340) and Chipper Jones (.337) ... Named Marlins' Most Valuable Player by South Florida chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America ... Finished season with 212 hits, second in the NL behind Matt Holliday (216) ... marked the second-highest single-season total in clubhistory behind Juan Pierre's 221 hits in 2004 ... he joined Juan Pierre as the only Marlins players to reach 200 hits in a season - Pierredid so in 2003 (204) and 2004 (led NL with 221) ... in the last 28 years (1980-2007), only four NL shortstops (two in '07) have reached200 hits in a year: Rich Aurilia (206 H in 2001), Jack Wilson (201 H in 2004), Hanley Ramirez (2007), Jimmy Rollins (212 H in 2007) ... Scored career-high 125 runs, second in the NL behind Jimmy Rollins (139) ... set a new club record for runs in a season ... matchedcareer-best with four runs April 2 at Washington (also 7/31/06 at PHI) ... Tied Dan Uggla for club lead with 83 extra-base hits, becoming the first two Marlins to have 80+ extra-base hits in a season ... theprevious club mark for extra-base hits in a season was 79 by Cliff Floyd in 2001 ... had 81 extra-base hits as a shortstop (83 overall -1 as PH, 1 as DH), while Jimmy Rollins had 88 ... prior to this season, the only NL player with 81 or more extra-base hits as a shortstopwas Ernie Banks, who did it twice: 1955 (82 XBH), 1958 (81 XBH) ... the last AL player was Alex Rodriguez in 2003 (82 XBH) ... Led Marlins with 51 stolen bases, third in NL behind Jose Reyes (78) and Juan Pierre (64) ... has had 51 stolen bases in each of lasttwo seasons, becoming the third Marlins player to steal 50+ bases twice, joining Juan Pierre and Luis Castillo. Chuck Carr and QuilvioVeras each had one 50-SB season ... finished season fourth on Marlins all-time stolen base list with 102, immediately behind thirdplaceChuck Carr (115)... fell four doubles shy of becoming third m ember of 50 doubles-50 stolen bases club (also Craig Biggio in1997, Tris Speaker in 1912) ... stole career-high three bases August 10 at New York-NL and September 15 at Colorado, second timethis season and in career (also-8/10) ... Had eight leadoff home runs for season (last, 9/11 vs. WAS) - has 15 career leadoff home runs, a Florida record ... matched careerhigh(4x) with two-homer games July 6 at Los Angeles-NL and September 11 vs. Washington ... homered in three straight games fromAugust 4-7 ... batted .345 (162x470) as leadoff hitter, tied with Norris Hopper for second-best average as leadoff hitter in NL, behindYunel Escobar (.351) ... tied for third-best average as leadoff hitter in Majors, behind Escobar, Ichiro Suzuki (.351) ... Had career-best 13-game hit streak snapped August 17, batting .373 (22x59) with five homers and 12 RBI during stretch ... went 1x2with homer and two RBI as pinch hitter... hit first career pinch-hit home run July 3 at SD ... Hit .424 (36x85) with six home runs and 21 RBI in 22 games in July, becoming the third Marlins player ever to hit over .400 in a month,joining Preston Wilson (.431 in July 1999) and Miguel Olivo (.408 in June 2006) ... named NL Player of the Week from July 2-8, after hitting.522 (12x23) with three homers and six RBI with 1.087 slugging percentage ... went 4x4 with two doubles and a stolen base onApril 2 at Washington, becoming the third player in the last 50 years to have four or more hits and score four or more runs in nineinningseason opener ... Batted .399 (59x148) with eight home runs and 27 RBI against left-handers, compared to .312 (153x491) with 21 home runs and 54RBI against righties ... his batting average against left-handers was second in NL behind Ryan Braun (.450) and third in Majors behindBraun and Magglio Ordonez (.410) ... hit .342 (27x79) with three homers and nine RBI in Interleague, including going 2x4 with one RBIas designated hitter (one game) ... led Marlins with 26 infield hits (three bunt hits) ... Appeared defensively at shortstop in 151 games, compiling .963 fielding percentage (24 errors).
Named National League Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA, after batting .292 with 119 runs, 46 doubles, 11 triples, 17 home runs, 59RBI and 51 stolen bases in 158 games...had the highest batting average of any qualifying rookie and tied the club rookie record (Jeff Conine, 1993) with a .292 batting average, the highest average for a qualifying rookie since Robinson Cano (NYY) hit .297 in2005, the highest in the NL since Aaron Miles hit .293 for Colorado in 2004...Led all Major League rookies and set a club rookie record with 185 hits, the most by a NL rookie since Albert Pujols had 194 in 2001...Led all rookies and set a club rookie record with 119 runs, the second-highest total in club history, the most by a NL rookie since DickAllen scored 125 in 1964 (Philadelphia), and the most by a ML rookie since Ichiro Suzuki (127, SEA, 2001)...over the past 50 years(1956-2006), only three NL rookies have scored more runs: Vada Pinson (131, 1959 CIN), Dick Allen (125, 1964 PHI), and FrankRobinson (122, 1956 CIN)...Had 46 doubles, a new franchise rookie record, and the sixth highest total for a rookie in Major League history...Led all rookies with 51 stolen bases, the most in the Majors by a rookie since Ichiro Suzuki stole 56 with Seattle in 2001, and the most in the NL since Tony Womack had 60 for Pittsburgh in 1997...it was the third-most in franchise history for a rookie, trailing Chuck Carr(58 in 1993) and Quilvio Veras (56 in 1995)...became the fifth Major League player since 1900 to hit 45+ doubles and have 50+ stolenbases, joining: Ty Cobb (47/83, 1911 DET), Tris Speaker (53/52, 1912 BOS), Lou Brock (46/62, 1968 STL), Craig Biggio (51/50, 1998 HOU)...became the first NL rookie to score 110+ runs with 50+ stolen bases, joining Ichiro Suzuki (127/56, 2001 SEA) as the only rookies since1900 with 115+ runs and 50+ SB...Became just the second NL rookie ever to hit 17 home runs, while playing 100+ games at shortstop, joining Ernie Banks (19 HR, 1954)...Hit seven leadoff home runs, tying Nomar Garciaparra (1997, BOS) for the Major League record for leadoff homers by a rookie...established the NL rookie record with his sixth leadoff home run on September 24 at Philly, passing Chili Davis (1982, SF) and KazMatsui (2004, NYM)...the seven leadoff home runs also sets the Marlins' single-season and career records for leadoff homers...Became the second ML rookie ever to hit 10+ home runs and steal 50+ bases, joining Juan Samuel (15 HR, 72 SB, PHI 1984)...is just the second rookie shortstop ever to hit 15+ HR and score 100+ runs, joining Nomar Garciaparra (30 HR, 122 R, 1997, BOS)...Led all rookies with 11 triples, a new franchise record and the most triples by any rookie since Juan Uribe had 11 for Colorado in 2001...led all rookies with 74 extra-base hits, the highest total by a ML rookie since Albert Pujols had 88 in 2001...Shattered the franchise rookie record for total bases, finishing with 304...previous mark was 242 by Preston Wilson in 1999...became first NL rookie to surpass 300 total bases since Albert Pujols (360, the NL record), and just the fourth since 1984, joining Mike Piazza(307 for LA in 1993) and Juan Samuel (310 for Philadelphia in 1984)...was the 13th highest for a rookie in NL history, the sixth highestsingle-season mark for any player in franchise history...Is the first Marlins player ever to record double-digit totals in triples (11), home runs (17) and stolen bases (51), the first ML rookie todo so since Jimmy Rollins (12/14/46) with the Phillies in 2001...over the last 33 seasons (1974-2006), only four rookies have accomplishedthe triple-double: Ramirez, Rollins, Nomar Garciaparra (11/30/22 in 1997) and Juan Samuel (19/15/72 in 1984)...Joined with teammate Dan Uggla (105 runs) to become the second pair of rookie teammates ever to score 100 runs, joining DaleAlexander (110) and Roy Johnson (128) of the 1929 Detroit Tigers...Hit two home runs, one leadoff and one inside-the-park, September 27 vs. Cincinnati...was second multi-homer game of season(also April 18)...was Marlins' first inside-the-park homer since Juan Pierre (6/23/04 @ DET) and Marlins' first inside-the-park homer atDolphin Stadium since Hee Seop Choi (5/19/04 vs. HOU)...became second Marlin to hit an inside-the-park home run as part of atwo-homer game, joining Derrek Lee (4/12/03 vs. ATL)...Was Marlins' Opening Day shortstop, April 3 at Houston, and recorded first Major League hit with single in first inning off Roy Oswalt...Went 4x5 on April 4 at Houston, the first Marlins rookie with four hits in a game since Miguel Cabrera (7/1/03)...Hit first Major League home run in first inning April 18 @ Cincinnati (off Eric Milton); hit second home run in second inning, matchingMarlins rookie record with two home runs in one game (6th time)...Hit safely in first eight games of the season (14x33/.424), with nine runs and five doubles, becoming first Marlins rookie to start seasonwith eight-game hit streak (previous record was six games by Scott Pose in 1993)...Had game-winning RBI-single in ninth inning as pinch hitter on May 3 at Washington...had career-high 11-game hit streak May 3-14 (22x45/.489)...left May 16 game at Atlanta with strained left shoulder (missed five starts)...Hit .304 (28x92) in April and .313 (30x96) in May, before struggling through June (19x100/.190) and July (29x110/.264)...reboundedto hit .336 (79x235) over final two months of the season...Singled in third inning June 18 vs. Toronto to snap 0x29 stretch...tied Marlins longest hitless stretch for non-pitcher: Derrek Lee (5/29-6/8/98) and Bret Barberie (9/9-20/1993)...led all Major League players with 43 hits in September, the first rookie in 26 years to leadthe Majors in hits in September...the last was Boston's Dave Stapleton in 1980...Appeared in two playoff games for Licey in the Dominican Winter League, going 1x7.
Played in 122 games with Portland (AA) in the Boston Red Sox organization before making his Major League debut withthe Red Sox as a September call-up... Appeared in two games for the Red Sox after he was recalled on September 19, going 0x2... Made his Major League debut on September 20 at Tampa Bay... entered the 15-2 win as a defensive replacement atshortstop in the seventh inning and struck out off Tim Corcoran in the eighth in his first big league plate appearance...made his only other appearance on the season's final day, October 2 vs. New York (AL)... pinch-hit for Tony Graffaninoin the sixth inning of a 10-1 win... remained in the game at shortstop... Batted .271 with six home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games for the Portland Sea Dogs, champions of the Eastern League'sNorth Division... led all Red Sox minor leaguers with 26 stolen bases in 39 tries... played in 115 games at shortstop, five at second, one at third and one as designated hitter... Batted .308 (52x169) in 42 games through the end of May, then hit .250 (74x296) in 80 games the rest of the way... wason the Disabled List from June 12-22 with a lower back strain... hit .281 or better in every full month except June... Went 5x9 (.556) with a triple and 12 RBI with the bases loaded and batted .330 (35x106) with runners in scoring position...opened the year with a five-game hitting streak (8x21), and batted .381 (16x42) with nine RBI through his first 10 games...collected two hits in three straight games from April 9-11, and had two or more hits in six of his first 10 contests... was 3x5with a triple, two RBI and two runs on April 17 at Trenton... hit safely in 10 straight games from May 4-15, going 14x39(.359)... hit in 16 of 17 at a .301 clip (22x73) from April 21 to May 15... Played in both the Eastern League All-Star Game and the All-Star Futures Game... had two hits, two runs and two stealsin the Eastern League game at Hadlock Field in Portland... went 1x1 with a sacrifice in the Futures Game at ComericaPark in Detroit... was also named as the shortstop on the Eastern League year-end All-Star squad... For the second straight year, entered the season as the No. 1 prospect in the Red Sox organization, according toBaseball America, which also tabbed him as the No. 10 prospect in all of minor league baseball... was rated as thefastest base runner, best athlete, best defensive infielder and best infield arm in the Red Sox chain in Baseball America'sBest Tools rankings... Played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League, hitting .266 with nine RBI in 39 games... batted .263 with one homerun and four RBI in 11 games during the post-season, including going 0x1 in the Caribbean World Series.
Climbed to Portland (AA) at the age of 20, after starting the season at Sarasota (A), where he earned SaraSoxPlayer of the Year honors and was a mid-season All-Star for the West Division squad... hit .310 with eight doubles,four triples, a home run, 24 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 62 games with Sarasota to earn an August 1 promotion toPortland... with Sarasota, cracked all four of his triples and his lone homer in April, when he hit .298 (25x84) with 14runs and 12 RBI in 22 games... injured his left wrist on May 1 when he fell running the bases, and hit just .214 (9x42)in 11 games in May, including a 2x23 (.087) skid over his last six games before being placed on the disabled listMay 14 with a hairline fracture... played six games in a rehab stint with the Gulf Coast Red Sox, batting .400 (8x20)...returned to the Sarasota lineup on June 30, hitting .360 (40x111) with six doubles and 10 RBI in 29 games to earnthe promotion to Portland... appeared in 32 games with Portland (AA), hitting .310 with seven doubles, two triples,five home runs, 15 RBI and 12 stolen bases, posting a .512 slugging percentage and .360 on-base percentage.
Made his full-season Single-A debut, spending the entire campaign with Augusta... hit .275 with 69 runs, 24 doubles,three triples, eight homers and 50 RBI in 111 games... recorded a career-high 36 stolen bases, which rankedsecond in the Red Sox organization... also notched career highs in runs, doubles, RBI and games... went 5-for-5 witha double and 3 runs August 13 at Delmarva... starting June 1, hit .300 (80x267) over his final 72 games, including a.341 (28x82) average in June with 17 runs, eight doubles, three homers and 14 RBI, all monthly highs... participatedin Boston's Fall Instructional League and played for Licey in the Dominican Winter League.
Split the season between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox and short-season Lowell (A), combining tohit .352 (92x261) with 46 runs, 20 doubles, five triples, seven homers and 45 RBI in 67 games between the two stops...was named Lowell's Player of the Year, after hitting .371 with nine doubles, a homer and 19 RBI in 22 games followinghis August 10 promotion... began his stop with Lowell with a 10-game hitting streak, batting .477 (21x44)...earned Red Sox Minor League Player of the Month honors for August when he combined to hit .383 (41x107) in 25games between the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Lowell, including a .418 (33x79) mark in 18 games with theSpinners... was named the New York-Penn League's Player of the Week for the week of August 13-19, when he hit.548 (17x31) over seven games... began the season with the GCL Red Sox, playing in the United States for the firsttime... hit .341 (56x164) in 45 games... was selected to the post-season Gulf Coast League All-Star team after leadingthe league with a .555 slugging percentage and ranking second with a .341 average.
Named Red Sox' 2001 Dominican Summer League Player of the Year in professional debut.