Originally selected in the second round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers and signed by Brewers scout Brian Johnson…Is a 2001 graduate of Sabino (AZ) High School...Was an All-State selection from 1999-2001 and an All-American selection in 2001...Member of the USA Junior National team that won the silver medal in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2000...Played for the USA Olympic Qualifying Team in 2003...Appeared in an episode of "The Young and the Restless" in 2007 (aired on 6/20/07)…Married, wife's name is Adrienne…She was a softball player at the University of Arizona…The couple has a son, Jay Jax.
Over his last 80 games (after 7/2), batted .286/.328/.435 (79-for-276) with 20 doubles, seven home runs, and 37 RBI ‡ Ranked second among qualifying shortstops in the majors with a .9873 felding percentage... Left the game on 5/1 vs. CWS in the top of the sixth inning following a foul ball off his left foot...Placed on the 15-day DL on 5/3 (retroactive to 5/2) with a left foot fracture...Reinstated from the DL on 6/18...Played in three rehab games with Double-A Bowie, batting .364/.417/.364 (4-for-11)...Had a 10-game hitting streak from 7/2-17 in which he hit .385 (15-for-39) with four doubles, two home runs, and nine RBI... Collected his 13th career multi-homer game on 8/18 vs. HOU, going 3-for-4 with one double, two home runs, and three RBI... Ranks second on the Orioles all-time home runs list by a shortstop (103), surpassing Miguel Tejada (99) on 8/18...He trails only Cal Ripken, Jr. (345)... Has played in the third-most games as a shortstop in club history (816)...Mark Belanger ranks second with 1,898 games at shortstop... Since 2011, ranks second among Major League shortstops with 103 home runs and ranks fourth with 361 RBI...Started at shortstop in the 2016 AL Wild Card Game at Toronto (0-for-4)
Led Major League shortstops in fielding percentage (.993) and finished second among AL shortstops in Zone Rating (.823), ninth in assists (301), and 10th in putouts (141) • Hit safely in 13 of his last 18 games (.246, 16-for-65) with four doubles, a home run, and five RBI since 9/12 • Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain on 8/24...Posted the second-highest batting average among AL shortstops in June (.307, 27-for-88) • Registered an Orioles season-high 15-game hitting streak, 7/17-8/1 (.291/.310/.436), the third-longest hitting streak of his career...His 15-game hitting streak was the second-longest by a MLB shortstop in 2015 behind Troy Tulowitzki's 21-game hitting streak, 6/15-7/9 • Hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning, 5/29 vs. TB to give the Orioles a 2-1 win...It was his fifth career walk-off hit and first since a game-winning single, 5/12/11 vs. SEA • Snapped a 73 at-bat homerless streak with his first homer of 2015 on 5/10 at NYY • Exited on 5/25 vs. HOU following the seventh inning with back tightness • Since 2011, is third among Major League shortstops with 94 home runs and ranks sixth with 313 RBI
Ranked 7th in the AL in Defensive WAR (2.1)…Led AL SS in Total Zone Runs (14) and was 2nd in Range Factor/Game (4.12)...Ranked 2nd among AL SS with 99 DP turned, was 3rd in fielding percentage (.978) and assists (394), and 5th in putouts (187)...Batted .315/.362/.413 with 42 RBI in 107 plate appearances with RISP...Hit 9 HR this season and his 86 homers since 2011 are the most among all big league shortstops...Snapped career-long 339 AB HR-less streak, June 21 @NYY...Played his 1,200th career game on July 9 vs. WAS...Collected a season-high four hits on August 4 @WAS...Logged 11th career multi-HR game, going 2-for-3 with BB, 2HR, 3R, & a season-high 4RBI on August 8 vs. STL...Hit 4th career grand slam, August 31 vs. MIN...Started all seven postseason games, batting .240/.321/.400 with a double, home run, and three RBI in 28 plate appearances...Homered in Game 1 of the ALDS, a solo shot in the seventh inning off of Max Scherzer...Earned his third straight Golden Glove becoming the second Oriole shortstop in club history to win three consecutive Gold Gloves, joining Mark Belanger (six straight, 1973-78)
Earned 1st career start as AL SS (5,283,144 votes, 8th highest overall total in the AL) at the 2013 All-Star Game, his second career ASG (also 2007)…Went 0-for-2 with an RBI... Won his second career Gold Glove, becoming the third shortstop in O's history to win the award in consecutive years, joining Cal Ripken, Jr. (1991-92) and Mark Belanger (six straight, 1973-78)... Honored with his 1st career Silver Slugger Award (as AL SS)... Led all AL shortstops in games (159) and double plays turned (108) and also ranked in the top 4 in assists (2nd - 403), putouts (3rd - 230), total zone runs (3rd - 4) and fielding percentage (4th - .981)... Joined Derek Jeter (5), Jimmy Rollins (4), Alex Rodriguez (2) and Troy Tulowitzki (2) as active players with multiple Gold Gloves at SS... Became the 4th active player (and 9th since 1901) with three 25+ HR seasons at SS (Rodriguez, Tejada and Tulowitzki)... Is the only SS in MLB with at least 20 HR in each of the last three seasons... Leads all MLB SS with 77 HR and 224 RBI since joining the O's in 2011... Had season-long 13-game hit streak, May 3-18, during which he batted .360 (16-50) with a walk, two doubles, five HR, eight runs and 10 RBI... Batted .312/.346/.540 in 52-game stretch, April 26-June 21... Season-high four hits, June 6 @HOU... Had 10th career two-HR game, June 1 vs. DET (Verlander)... Became the 4th player with 3+ HR off Verlander in one season, joining Jim Thome (4x, '06), Victor Martinez (4x, '07) and Jermaine Dye (3x, '06)
Led AL SS in G (158), putouts (244), assists (529) and fielding % (.992)...Led entire AL in assists (529) and was 2nd in AB(663) and PA (713) ... Led league in fielding % and range factor for SS for second straight season ... .992 fielding % was the highest by an Oriole since Mike Bordick (.998) in 2002 ... 529 assists are most by an AL SS since Cal Ripken (531) in 1989 ... Became the fourth O's SS to win a Gold Glove ... Is the only SS in MLB with at least 20 HR in each of the past two seasons ... Started at SS in every O's win this season (93-65), with the O's going 0-4 in games he did not start ... Batted second in all but eight of his games played, with the team going 89-61 with him in the 2-hole ... Had a .774 OPS and 15 of his 22 HR in 80 home games compared to .571 OPS in 78 road games ... Went 2-for-3 with a HR on his bobblehead day, 9/30 vs. BOS ... Set season-high with five RBI on four hits and collected ninth career multi-HR game (second this season), 9/11 vs. TB...Washis second 4+ hit game of the season ... Had season-high seven-game hit streak, 8/19-28 (.345/.367/.586) ... Batted .297/.366/.484 with 6BB, 3-2B, 3HR, 11R & 13RBI in 16 game stretch, 7/22-8/8 ... Hit game-tying HR in the 7th, 8/7 vs. SEA ... Collected three hits and then season-high tying 3 RBI, 7/27 vs. OAK ... Snapped an 0-for-28 with a game-tying HR in the bottom of the 13th inning, 7/14 vs. DET ... Had career-high 5 hits, 3R & 2HR, 5/6 @BOS ... Reached safely in season-high 13 straight, 4/27-5/10 (.316/.344/.667) ... Batted .314/.352/.570 (7HR, 18RBI) in May (27G), leading ML SS in H (38), HR, RBI, TB (69), SLG & OPS (.922) ... Hit second of AL record three consecutive HR to start the game for O's, 5/10 vs. TEX (G1) ... Went 2-for-5 with a R and an RBI in AL Wild Card Game @TEX...Hit game-winning RBI double in the 13th inning @NYY in G4of the ALDS to send the series to a deciding 5th game...Went 3-for-22 in 5G vs. NYY in ALDS
Hit career-high 30 homers, becoming third O's shortstop to hit 30 in a season (Ripken in 1991 and Tejada 2004) ... Tied his career-high with 80 RBI (also Milwaukee in 2007) ... Named AL Player of the Week, August 8-14 ... Tied with Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki for most homers by shortstop (30) in the majors ... Led AL shortstops with a .990 fielding percentage, 4.92 total chances per game, 3.2 assists per game and range factor pergame (4.76) ... His .491 slugging percentage led AL shortstops ... From June 1 through the end of the season, tied with Albert Pujols for the third-most homers in the majors (28) behind MarkReynolds (30) and Dan Uggla (29) ... His 57 extra-base hits were 25th in the AL and second on the club behind Mark Reynolds' 65 ... Drove in a run in eight straight games August 2-12, the fourth longest streak in Orioles history and longest since Tejadacollected an RBI in nine straight from April 8-17, 2005 ... Had 16 go-ahead RBI and seven game-winning RBI ... Tied his career-high with four hits August 10 against Chicago ... Batted .338 over a 35-game stretch from May 21-June 30 with 10 doubles, nine homers, 20 RBI and 24 runs scored ... Hit nine home runs in June, the second most by a shortstop in franchise history behind Miguel Tejada's 10 in August 2007 ... Hit four leadoff home runs (June 7, June 10, July 5 and July 28), the most in a season by an Oriole since Brian Roberts hit four leadoff homers in 2005 ... Hit in 13 straight games August 17-30, going 20-for-59 (.339) ... Homered in consecutive games June 1-3 ... Hit home runs in his first two games batting in the leadoff spot June 7 and June 10 ... Hit grand slam May 15 at Tampa Bay ... Hit first home run as an Oriole May 10 against Seattle ... Homered in nine consecutive series, May 30-June 29 ... Reached base safely five times on June 10 against Tampa Bay ... Had a stint on the disabled list with a strained left oblique April 10-May 9 ... Batted .351/.397/.509 with 2 HR and 10 RBI in 57 spring at-bats (19 games) ... Signed a three-year contract extension through 2014 on July 18.
Played his first season with Minnesota after being acquired from Milwaukee in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez in theoffseason ... Was the Twins' Opening Day shortstop and hit safely in his first five games ... His 101 games played as a shortstop were the most for a Twins shortstop since Jason Bartlett in 2007 (138 games) ... Hit his first and second home runs as a Twin in back-to-back games, April 6 and 7 at Los Angeles (AL) ... Scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, May 4 vs. Detroit, after hitting a one-out triple ... Had a nine-game hit-streak, April 25-May 25, batting .324 (12-for-37) with four doubles, a triple and three RBI during the span ... Placed on the 15-day disabled list in the middle of the streak (May 11) with a left wrist contusion, missing 12 games and wasreinstated May 25 ... Was placed back on the disabled list with left wrist contusion, June 11-July 3, missing 20 games ... Returned to the lineup and batted .351 (26-for-74) with five doubles, a triple, a home run, eight RBI and 12 runs scored in 23July games ... Scored seven runs in a five-game span, July 24-30 as the Twins went 5-0 and he collected eight hits, including a triple, ahomer and three RBI during that span ... Made five errors in a 13-game span, August 11-September 2 after committing just three errors in his first 69 games prior to that ... Tied a career-high by scoring three runs, September 20 vs. Cleveland (3-for-4 in the game)
Made 110 starts for the Brewers, all at shortstop...recorded his 500th career hit, June 26vs. San Francisco with a solo home run off Matt Cain...seventh career four-hit game, June 29 vs.New York (NL)...batted .229 (85-for-371) with 11 home runs and 45 rbi in 102 games before beingoptioned to Triple-A Nashville, August 12...batted .254 with four home runs and 12 rbi in 18 games...acquired by the Twins from the Brewers in exchange for Carlos Gomez, November 6.
Made 143 starts at shortstop for the Brewers...named National League Player of the Week, June 30-July 6...season-high 16-game hit-streak from June 11-July 4...back-to-back four-hit games, July 3 at Arizona and July 4 vs. Pittsburgh...fourth career two-homer game, July 6 vs. Pittsburgh...walk-off rbi-single in the 11th inning on September 5 vs. San Diego...set career-highs in batting average (.283), doubles (31), triples (4) and walks (52)...became just the third player in franchise history to hit 20-or-more home runs as a shortstop in two different seasons (Young in 1980 and '82 and Jose Hernandez in 2001-'02)...ranked second among Major League shortstops in home runs and third in rbi.
Batted .277 with 26 HR and 80 RBI in 151 games as heestablished career highs in every offensive category...Made 145 starts, all at shortstop...Was selected to his first All-Star Game.....entered thegame on defense and walked off Seattle's J.J. Putz in theninth inning...From 4/19-5/8 had a career-high 19-game hitting streak(33-79, .418, 8hr, 23rbi).....tied for the fifth-longest streakin franchise history...Collected 4 home runs over 3 games from 4/19-4/21 tobecome the first Brewers shortstop ever with that manyhome runs over a 3-game stretch...Recorded his first career 2-homer game on 4/21 vs.Houston.....also did it on 8/17 vs. Cincinnati...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for April as hebatted .282 with 6 HR and 17 RBI...Tied his career high with 4 hits twice: 5/1 vs. St. Louis and5/4 vs. Pittsburgh...Belted a grand slam, the second of his career, on 5/12 atNew York-NL off Joe Smith...Made the last out of Justin Verlander's no-hitter on a flyball to right field on 6/12 at Detroit...On 8/10 at Houston snapped a season-high streak of 35games and 139 at-bats without a home run with a soloshot off Jason Jennings.....ironically, his previous homerun was also off Jennings on 6/25 at Miller Park...On 9/22 at Atlanta hit the Brewers' 217th home run of theseason to break the franchise record (216hr, 1982).....theBrewers would finish with 231 home runs.....his homerun, a 2-run shot, also broke up a John Smoltz no-hitter
Batted .242 with 5 HR and 14 RBI in 35 games.....made29 starts, all at shortstop...Was one of five Brewers (Hall, Miller, Clark & Fielder) tohomer in the fourth inning on 4/22 vs. Cincinnati.....wasthe fifth time in Major League history that a team hit fivehome runs in one inning.....Hardy hit the fourth home runof the inning...Produced a season-high 3 hits on 4/8 vs. Arizona, 4/15at New York-NL and 4/20 vs. Cincinnati...Had a season-high 4 RBI on 4/29 at Chicago-NL...Left the game on 5/16 vs. Philadelphia with a sprainedright ankle.....suffered the injury sliding into catcher SalFasano on a play at the plate...On 5/17 was placed on the 15-day disabled list with asevere sprain of the distal deltoid ligament in the rightankle...Prior to the injury had 1 hit in his last 16 at-bats (.063)and 6 hits in his last 40 at-bats (.150)...On 7/20 underwent season-ending surgery (Dr. WilliamRaasch).....underwent a retinacular repair to stabilize theperoneal tendon in his right ankle...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 7/29 andreinstated on 10/31.
Became just the fifth Brewers player to make his Major League debut in the Opening Day starting lineup, joining Paul Molitor (1978), Robin Yount (1974), Gorman Thomas (1973), and Pedro Garcia (1973)...Was one of two rookies on the Opening Day roster joining pitcher Jorge De La Rosa...Hit .187 in the first half with one homer and 19 runs batted in compared to .308 after the All-Star break with eight roundtrippers and 31 runs batted in...Ranked second among National League rookies with 22 doubles and 44 walks, third with 50 runs batted in and seventh with 92 hits...Collected his first Major League hit, a two-run single, off Rick White on April 4 at Pittsburgh...went 1-4 in his debut...Began his Major League career hitting safely in his first three contests...Logged his first multi-hit contest on May 10 vs. Philadelphia going 2-3...Belted his first Major League home run off Randy Wolf in the fourth inning on June 11 at Philadelphia...Had a career-high day notching four hits, driving in six runs and belting his first career grand slam off Chris Booker on September 7 at Cincinnati...Recorded multiple hits in 17 games . . . drove in multiple runs in 12 contests...Recorded a .286 average (26-91) with one home run and 38 runs batted in with runners in scoring postition...Drove in the game-winning run with a walk-off pinch-hit single on May 9 vs. New York (N)...Logged .333 average (2-6) in the pinch...Hit safely in career-best nine consecutive games from September 5-20...His average stood at .359 (14-39) with two home runs and 10 runs batted in during the streak...Hit safely in 17 of his last 18 contests of the season recording a .329 average (28-85)...Plated 19 runs in his final 22 games...Posted just ten errors at shortstop for a .975 fielding percentage.
Began the season with Triple A Indianapolis where he hit .277 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 26 games beforesuffering a season-ending shoulder injury in May...recorded an eight-game hitting streak from April 10-21...collected a season-best four hits going 4-4 on May 5 vs Charlotte...hit .345 in 14 home games belting four homeruns and driving in 15 runs...hit .348 in eight games in May before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury...suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder on May 9...underwent arthroscopic surgery on May 28 in a procedure performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Named to the Southern League mid and post-season All-Star teams and to the Baseball America
Southern League All-Star team in his first full season playing at Double A Huntsville...Put together his best all-around season offensively posting career marks with a .279 average, 12 home runs and 62 runs batted in...Had the first of two multi-homer games on April 6 vs Jacksonville...second multi-homer effort came on June 3 vs Mobile...Hit safely in 16 of 21 April contests batting .325 with four home runs and 13 RBI...Continued tear in May batting .306 with a homer and eight RBI...Hit in eight straight games May 28 - June 6 and added another eight-game hitting streak June 24 - July 4...Was 1-2 as the starting shortstop in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game on July 13 at U.S. Cellular Field...Collected season-high four hits (4-6) on August 12 vs Chattanooga...Posted a .970 fielding percentage making just 15 errors in 503 total chances...Named the third best Minor League shortstop by SportsTicker...Batted .256 with four RBI in 10 play-off games.
Began season at Single-A High Desert, where he batted .293 with six home runs and 48 RBI in 84 games before a July 17 promotion to Huntsville, where he batted .228 with one home run and 13 RBI in 38 games (combined to hit .273 with seven homeruns and 61 RBI in 122 games between the two levels)...Played in the Arizona Fall League with the Maryvale Saguaros...Rankedas the sixth-best prospect in the Brewers organization by Baseball America entering the 2003 season.
Spent his first professional season with the AZL Brewers and Ogden...Made his pro debut, July 21...Began the season inthe Arizona League, batting .250 (5-for-20) with one RBI in five games...Transferred to Ogden, July 27 where he hit .248 with twohome runs and 15 RBI in 35 games...Ranked 10th-best prospect in the Pioneer League by Baseball America...Ranked as theseventh-best prospect in the Brewers organization by Baseball America, entering 2002.