Graduated from Angel P. Millan (Puerto Rico) High School and Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College...Is the cousin of former Major League infielder Luis Alicea...His brother, Melvin, was an infi elder in the Cardinals organization...Participated in the 2013 World Baseball Classic for Team Puerto Rico (9g, .125, 0hr, 0rbi)...Played for Puerto Rico in the 2010 Pan Am qualifying tournament in his home country...Was named Class-A High Desert's Player of the Year in 2006...Was named Class-A Burlington's Player of the Year in 2005.
Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/4.
Irving opened the year at Omaha (AAA) and had three separate stints with the Royals in his rookie season...His .341 average was the fourth-highest among Royals players in a season with at least 80 at bats...Made his big league debut on May 6 vs. Yankees and was 2-for-4, including tripling in the second inning off Phil Hughes for his first hit...became just the third Royal to triple in his first plate appearance, joining Brian McRae (8/7/90) and Edgar Caceres (6/9/95)...last Royal to pick up a hit in his first Major League plate appearance was Matt Tupman on May 18, 2008 vs. the Marlins...Recorded career-opening 9-game hitting streak from May 6-22, tied with Mike Kingery (1986) for the longest hitting streak to start a big league career as a Royal.
Spent the entire season at Omaha (AAA) for the third straight year...played at least 17 games at second base,third base, shortstop and right field ... Tied his career high set in 2008 at NW Arkansas with a .301 batting average while tying for fourth in the PacificCoast League with 9 triples ... Switch hitter batted .339 (40-for-118) against left-handers and .285 (76-for-267) against right-handers.
Spent the entire season at Omaha (AAA) for the second straight year...played mostly shortstop and secondbase...His 503 at bats ranked ninth in the Pacifi c Coast League...Played for his native Puerto Rico in the Pam American Qualifying Tournament in his home country...helpedPuerto Rico qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico.
Spent the entire season at Omaha (AAA)...played all over the field making appearances at second base, thirdbase, shortstop, right field and center field...Batted .337 (32-for-95) with runners in scoring position.
Spent the entire season with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Double-A Texas League...hit .301 (109-for-362) in 101 games, with five home runs, 42 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and 57 runs scored...ranked fourth in average among all Royals Minor Leaguers, and 10th in the Texas League...played all three outfield positions and all but first base on the infield, as well as DH and PH...hit .357 (20-for-56) vs. left-handers and .310 (58-for-187) on the road...overcame a sluggish April (.194, 7-for-36) and June swoon (.227, 15-for-66), surrounding them with a solid May (.300, 15-for-50) and spectacular July/Aug. (.343, 72-for-210)...hit in his first four games April 5-12...homered in back-to-back games June 17-18 vs. Tulsa...had 32 multi-hit games...hit in a season-high seven straight games for the first time July 25-31, going 15-for-26 (.577), with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, five RBIs and 10 runs scored, and ending the skein with five consecutive multi-hit games...again hit in seven straight games, Aug. 9-16, going 14-for-27 (.519), with two doubles, one triple, five RBIs and three runs scored, as he produced five more multi-hit efforts...hit in nine of his last 11 games, wrapping up with a 4-for-5 effort with a stolen base and two runs scored Aug. 31 vs. Tulsa...following the regular Minor League season, joined Indios de Mayaguez of the Puerto Rican Winter League and hit .259 (15-for-58) in 27 games, with one home run, three RBIs, seven stolen bases and six runs scored.
Spent the entire season with the Wichita Wranglers of the Double-A Texas League...hit .242 (115-for-476) in 131 games, with one home run, 28 RBIs, six triples, 15 stolen bases and 46 runs scored...hit .301 (25-for-83) in May, but had an otherwise lackluster season...ranked third in the league in triples...had a season-high 13-game hitting streak May 16-30 (.395, 17-for-43)...homered and drove in a season-best three runs Aug. 5 at Arkansas...hit in nine straight games Aug. 1-10 without a multi-hit game...went 10-for-14 (.714) in four consecutive multi-hit games Aug. 23-25.
Spent the entire season with the High Desert Mavericks of the Class A Advanced California League...hit .299 (159-for-531) in 126 games, with 23 doubles, seven triples, three home runs, 49 RBIs, 31 stolen bases and 87 runs scored...ranked fourth in the league in hits, and fifth in stolen bases and at-bats...named the High Desert Player of the Year...posted season highs with four hits and five RBIs June 15 vs. Rancho Cucamonga.
Spent the majority of his first full-season year in pro ball with the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League...hit .254 (113-for-445) in 119 games, with 20 doubles, five triples, one home run, 28 RBIs, 34 stolen bases and 71 runs scored...put together a Midwest League-best 24-game hitting streak June 7-July 6...was named Player of the Year at Burlington...appeared in six games with the Wichita Wranglers of the Double-A Texas League and hit .235, with two RBIs and a run scored.
Spent the majority of the season with the (Rookie-level) Arizona League Royals (Surprise, Ariz.)...hit .274 (61-for-223) in 54 games, with one home run, 15 RBIs, 23 stolen bases and 33 runs scored...ranked third in the AZL in stolen bases...appeared in three games with the Omaha Royals of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, hitting .500 (3-for-6) and scoring one run.
Made his professional debut and spent the entire season with the (Rookie-level) Arizona League Royals-2 (Surprise, Ariz.)...hit .259 (36-for-139) in 36 games, with one home run, 11 RBIs, eight stolen bases and 26 runs scored.
Selected by San Diego in the 32nd round of the First-Year Player Draft.....did not sign.