Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2002 June Draft...signed by Chris Smith…Acquired by the Boston Red Sox along with INF Ivan DeJesus Jr., RH Allen Webster and two players to be named (RH Rubby De La Rosa and OF Jerry Sands) from Los Angeles in exchange for RH Josh Beckett, OF Carl Crawford, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, INF Nick Punto and cash considerations, August 25, 2012… Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as a free agent, December 6, 2012.
Began the year in spring training on final season of a 3-year contract with Tampa Bay, but was informed in late March that he would not make the club and was given his unconditional release on 4/6…signed minors deal with San Diego on 4/8 and batted .342/.373/.424/.797 with 2 HR and 28 RBI in 43 G with El Paso (AAA) before he was traded to the Mets on 5/28 in exchange for cash considerations and had contract purchased on 5/31…hit .265 with 9 HR and 34 RBI over 100 games with the Mets, making a team-high 88 starts at 1st base…5 of his 9 HR either tied game or gave Mets a lead…with NYM, averaged a HR every 38.11 AB, best mark since his 2007 campaign (22.93 AB/HR) when he received Rookie of the Year votes…his tie-breaking 2-R HR off Mike Dunn in 7th inn. on 6/3 at MIA (3rd game w/ NYM) was 100th of his career, 1st since 8/7/15, and 1st off a lefty since 5/3/15…had 14-game road hit streak, 6/29-8/7…HR in 2 straight, 9/28 at MIA and 10/1 at PHI, the latter providing GW RBI as Mets clinched Wild Card berth.
Endured the first two disabled list stints of his major league career, limiting him to 104 games, his fewest since 2007...had averaged 156 games the previous seven seasons (2008-14), 5th most in the majors… Missed a total of 51 games due to injury...made his eighth straight Opening Day start but two days later went on the DL with a right oblique strain and missed 15 games...returned for a month, then suffered a left middle finger fracture on a steal of 3B on May 24 vs. OAK and was out for 36 games…While his .280 avg. ranked 10th among the 27 major league first basemen who played in 100 or more games, his .357 SLG and 11.28 AB/RBI ratio were last…His .291 career avg. as a Ray is tied with Fred McGriff for 2nd in club history (min. 1,200 PA) behind Carl Crawford's .296 mark…Of his 101 hits, 81 were singles...337 of his 439 hits with the Rays are singles (76 pct.)...the major league average for the past three years is 67 pct…Ranked as the 2nd-toughest player in the AL to strike out (min. 300 PA), at 11.41 PA/SO, behind CLE Michael Brantley (11.69)…Batted .273 (36-for-132) in two-strike counts, 3rd in the majors…Batted .303 with RISP, the second time in three seasons as a Ray he's been over .300 in those situations…Made his eighth straight Opening Day start at first base…Began the season 5-for-5 as a pinch-hitter, giving him a club record of 6 straight pinch-hits...overall, was 5-for-7 as a pinch-hitter, and during his three-year Rays career is 11-for-18 (.611) with a walk, the top avg. among major league pinch-hitters over that span and the best career pinch-hit average in Rays history…Hit his last home run on Aug 7 off NYM Jacob deGrom, his only HR in his last 235 at-bats...finished the season homerless in 158 AB and 46 games, his second-longest homerless streak (64 games in 2012)...remains 1 HR shy of 100 for his career…From Aug 12 through season's end, batted .308 (45-for-146), but had only 8 extra-base hits and 11 RBI in 43 games…Owns a .385 (47-for-122) career batting avg. in new Yankee Stadium, highest all-time (min. 100 AB) among visiting players...his .339 (78-for-230) career avg. vs. the Yankees ranks 2nd among active players behind Howie Kendrick (.342) and 11th all-time (min 200 AB)…In the Baseball America Best Tools survey of major league managers, was named No. 3 Best Defensive First Baseman in the American League.
Had a career-high 174 hits and became the first Ray ever to hit .290 or better in each of his first two seasons with the club...his .294 avg. over the last two seasons ranks 6th among major league left-handed hitters...Led the Rays in hits and batting avg., and ranked 2nd to Evan Longoria in games played (155) and RBI (69)...logged a career-high 600 at-bats...Was the only major league qualifier who didn't have a hitless streak of more than 10 AB...the only other Ray to accomplish that feat was Quinton McCracken in 1998...Recorded 138 singles, 2nd in the AL to HOU Jose Altuve (168) and 2nd most in Rays history to Carl Crawford (145) in 2003...In two seasons (2013-14) since joining the Rays, has hit .312 (118-for-378) in the 7th inning or later, 5th in the majors...according to FanGraphs, in that same span has recorded a 28.1 line drive pct., 2nd in the majors to ATL Freddie Freeman (28.9)...Had 48 multi-hit games, tied for 3rd among major league first basemen, trailing DET Miguel Cabrera (55) and CWS Jose Abreu (49)...Eight of his 9 HR were solo shots...hit a 3-run HR off Max Scherzer on Aug 19 vs. DET...8 of his 9 HR came against right-handed pitchers, the exception coming June 7 vs. SEA Roenis Elias...Made his seventh straight Opening Day start at first base...led AL first basemen with 152 games played and 1,111 putouts...committed 9 errors, tied for 4th most among major league first basemen, but had a 73-game errorless stretch from May 16-Aug 11...His 1,334 innings were the most ever by a Rays first baseman, breaking his own record from 2013, and his 148 starts broke Fred McGriff's club record of 144 in 2000...Twice in the span of 4 games, drove in the lone run in 1-0 Rays victories, the first player to do this twice in one week since PHI Jimmy Rollins, July 10-11, 2010 (both vs. CIN)...on April 8 at KC, his 9th-inning single off Greg Holland won it-one of only 4 go-ahead hits yielded by Holland all season...on April 12 at CIN, hit a 2nd-inning homer off Alfredo Simon...Led the majors with a .421 (16-for-38) avg. at Yankee Stadium (min. 25 AB) and a .378 (28-for-74) mark vs. the Yankees (min. 50 AB)...owns a career .425 (37-for-87) avg. at new Yankee Stadium, 1st among all visitors (min. 75 AB)...his career .351 (61-for-174) avg. vs. NYY ranks 5th all-time (since 1914, min. 150 AB)...Had 7 straight multi-hit games vs. NYY from Sep 25, 2013-May 3, 2014...this included 4 straight 3-hit games in the Bronx, a record at new Yankee Stadium (Yankee or visitor)...Grounded into 21 double plays, 4th most in the AL and most by a Ray since Evan Longoria bounced into a club-record 27 in 2009...On Sep 16 vs. NYY, scored from 2B on a sac fly by Wil Myers, the fourth in Rays history to do so and first since Desmond Jennings on April 28 at CWS...Finished the season riding an 8-game hitting streak, tying his season high (April 18-26)...batted .358 (24-for-67) over his final 17 games starting Sep 7...Signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Rays on Jan 3, 2014, the biggest given to a free agent under the current ownership group of Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg.
Signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Rays on Jan 3, 2014, the biggest given to a free agent under the current ownership group of Principal Owner Stuart Sternberg... Fell one point shy of becoming the seventh Ray all-time to hit .300…his club-high .299 average (164-for-549) ranked 13th in the AL and 2nd among AL first basemen behind KC Eric Hosmer (.302)…was Loney's highest mark since he hit .331 in 2007…was also 3rd best ever by a Rays first baseman behind Fred McGriff (.324 in 1999) and Casey Kotchman (.307 in 2011)... Led the majors with a club-record .351 road average, highest by an AL player since 2006 when NYY Robinson Cano batted .364 and MIN Joe Mauer batted .359…batted .408 (31-for-76) on the road with runners in scoring position... Is a career .302 hitter with 54 HR on the road compared to .267 and 32 HR at home…ranks 9th among active players (min. 1,500 plate apps) in career avg. on the road... Led Rays with 164 hits, 118 singles and his .231 average with 2 strikes also led the club…the major league average in 2013 was .178... His .310 average (48-for-155) with runners in scoring postion also led the Rays and his .308 career average with RISP is tied with Yadier Molina for 16th among active players... Batted .331 (58-for-175) in the 7th inning or later, 6th best in the majors…also had 20 hits with 2 outs and RISP, most on the team... Batted .299 (46-for-154) vs. lefthanders after hitting .217 vs. southpaws in 2012, .213 in 2011 and .222 in 2010... According to FanGraphs, 29.8 percent of the balls he put in play were line drives, highest pct. in the majors... His 158 games played were 2nd on the team to Evan Longoria (160)…he missed 2 games, July 19-20, while on paternity leave…he and wife, Nadia, welcomed the birth of their first child, Jordan James... Has averaged 157 games per season over the last six years (2008-13)…his 940 total games during that span are tied for 6th most among all major league players…has never been on the major league disabled list... His 1,277.2 innings were the most ever by a Rays first baseman and his 143 starts were 2nd most behind only Fred McGriff (144) in 2000... Was one of three finalists for the AL Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, along with winner KC Eric Hosmer and BAL Chris Davis... According to FanGraphs, he started 16 double plays, 2nd among major league first basemen to ATL Freddy Freeman (17)…also started 3 twin killings in the postseason... Was the toughest first baseman to strike out in the majors, fanning only once every 7.77 PA…went 39 PA without a strikeout from April 17-May 1…had only 2 games with more than one strikeout, fewest among all regular major league first basemen... Became the fifth player in Rays history to hit a walk-off, pinch-hit home run when he homered off BAL Tommy Hunter on Sep 23 at Tropicana Field, giving the Rays a 5-4 win and a 4-game series sweep... Led the majors in batting avg. (.367) as late as May 16…was one of only three players in Rayshistory to lead the majors in batting that late in the season, along with Matt Joyce (.364 through June 2, 2011) and Jason Bartlett (.373 through June 6, 2009)... Had a club-high 14 three-hit games, including 12 on the road…had a club-record 16-game road hitting streak from June 19-July 28…also had a stretch in which he went 13-for-18 over a span of 5 road games (April 17-27 at BAL and CWS)... Batted .475 (19-for-40) in 10 games at Yankee Stadium, the highest for any opposing player (min. 40 AB) at Yankee Stadium-original or current-since the St. Louis Browns' Red Kress in 1938 (.512)... Went 3-for-4 on April 30 at KC, raising his avg. from .349 to .373-a new club record for April (min. 50 AB), passing Evan Longoria's .369 in 2009... POSTSEASON: His career .354 postseason batting average leads all active players and ranks 8th in major league postseason history (min. 75 plate apps)…has compiled a .427 OBP, 3rd among active players... His .375 (6-for-16) mark in the postseason was 2nd on the team behind Yunel Escobar (.421)... Was 3-for-3 with a walk in the Rays 5-4 win over Boston in Game 3 of the ALDS.
Played in 144 games combined with the Dodgers and Red Sox, his fewest since 2007...acquired by the Red Sox on Aug 25 in nine-player trade with the Dodgers that sent Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez from the Red Sox to the Dodgers...made a combined 107 starts, all at first base...Appeared in 114 and started 81 of 126 games with the Dodgers...platooned with Juan Rivera his last two months with the Dodgers...after the trade appeared in 30 of Boston's final 35 games including 26 starts...Entering 2012 had missed only 10 combined games in the four previous seasons with the Dodgers...over the last five seasons has playedin 782 games, seventh most in the majors over that span...has never been on the major league disabled list...Was errorless in his last 40 games, including all of his games with Boston (231 total chances)...his last error was Aug. 7 vs. COL...has made only 15 errors over the last three seasons...only NYY Mark Teixeira (eight) has made fewer errors at first base over that span while playing in 400 or more games...over the last five seasons his .995 fielding pct. ranks fourth among first basemen with 600 or more starts...in LA Dodgers history, ranks third all-time in fielding among first basemen...Brought a .288 career average into 2012, but his .249 average with the Red Sox and Dodgers was 39 points below that figure...after averaging 12 HR and 80 RBI in his previous five seasons, he combined for six HR and 41 RBI in 2012...collected 41 doubles in 2010, but has had only 50 since...Had a slow start for the second straight year going 0-for-16 before his first hit, a single off PIT Jeff Karstens on April 12...batting avg. never got above .264 all year...was batting .198 on May 7, but hit .278 in his final 86 games with Dodgers before the trade...then went 8-for-21 (.381) in his first six games with the Red Sox, but hit only .190 (15-79) in his final 24 games...Had only seven games with multiple strikeouts...over the last five seasons has struck out only once every 8.27 plate appearances...amongfirst basemen with 2,500 plate appearances over that span, only Albert Pujols has been harder to strike out (10.47 PA per SO)...All six of his home runs came off righthanders on the road...during his career has hit almost twice as many home runs on the road than at home (48 to 25)...his home runs as a Red Sox came off LAA Zack Greinke on Aug 30 and NYY Rafael Soriano on Oct. 2...Has hit .256 (in 2012) and .264 (in 2011) with runners in scoring position the last two years, but his .306 career average is 12th amongactive players with 1,000 or more plate appearances.
Rebounded with a strong second half to rank among the team leaders in runs (56, 3rd), hits (153, 2nd), doubles (30, T-2nd), home runs (12, 3rd) and RBI (65, 2nd)...Batted just .170 (16-for-94) in his first 24 games through April 25 before hitting .314 (137-for-437) over his final 134 games...his batting average from April 26 through the end of the season was the fourth highest in the National League...Hit .290 or better in four months, doing so in May (.293), June (.337), August (.367) and September (.348)... Batted .312 against right-handed pitchers (126-for-404), which was the seventh-highest mark in the NL...slugged 10 of his 12 home runs against righties...hit just .213 against left-handers (27-for-127)...Hit .373 (22-for-59) in 15 Interleague games, which was the sixth-best mark by a National Leaguer...Batted .318 (27-for-85) in close-and-late situations, which was the 14th-best mark in the NL...came through in the clutch, hitting .306 with runners in scoring position and two outs (19-for-62)...Batted .324 (12-for-37) during his season-long 10-game hitting streak from May 14-24...Drove in at least one run in six straight games (eight RBI) from Aug. 23-29, which was a season-long RBI streak for a Dodger...Set a career high with five hits against Pittsburgh on Sept. 18, going 5-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and three RBI...Posted a .996 fielding percentage and committed only five errors in 1,203.2 innings in the field over 151 games (134 starts) at first base...Led the NL and ranked second in the Majors with a .357 batting average (61-for-171) in 52 games from Aug. 1 through the end of the season...also ranked among the NL leaders in hits (61, T-10th), extra-base hits (26, T-4th), doubles (17, T-3rd), RBI (32, T-16th), on-base percentage (.416, 4th) and slugging percentage (.608, 3rd) in that span...Hit safely in 29 of his last 37 games from Aug. 19 through the conclusion of the season with 16 multihit games...batted .455 (15-for-33) with runners in scoring position in that span.
Consistent first baseman led the club with 157 hits in his fifth Major League season ... Ranked fifth in the National League with a career-high 41 doubles ... became the fifth Dodgersince1990 to reach 40 doubles in a season along with Shawn Green (2002, 2003), Raul Mondesi(1996, 1997), Eric Karros (1999) and Andre Ethier (2009) ... set a career high with three doubleson June 15 and had five multi-double games ... Had a great first half of the season, ranking among the NL leaders in batting average (.309, 14th),hits (104, 4th), doubles (25, 4th) and RBI (63, 5th) through 88 games ... batted just .211 in 73games in the second half ... anked second on the club with 88 RBI and had an RBI in six consecutive games from April 30-May 6, a career-long streak whichis the longest for a Dodger since Ramon Martinez's six-game streak from Aug. 19-27, 2007 ... Hit .327 (56-for-171) with runners in scoring position, the 10th-best mark in the NL, and batted .316 (89-for-282) with runners onbase ... went 7-for-16 (.438) with the bases loaded, the 10th-highest average in the NL ... Ranked second on the club with 41 multi-hit games, tied for 12th in the National League with 14 games with three or more hitsand tied for eighth on the circuit with three four-hit games ... Hit his first-career walk-off home run on July 24 to give the Dodgers a 3-2, 13-inning win over the Mets ... also delivered a gamewinning,walk-off single in the 10th inning on Aug. 7 against Washington ... Ranked fourth on the club with a career-high 10 steals ... His 53 extra-base hits were the third-most on the club ... went 2-for-3 (.667) with a walk and an RBI in four pinch-hittingappearances ... Appeared in 161 games this season and has played in 480 contests since the start of the 2008 season, which ties for the thirdmost among Major Leaguers in that span ... Was ejected in the second game of the April 27 doubleheader at New York for arguing balls and strikes for his first careerejection ... also ejected on June 25 for arguing balls and strikes after striking out to end the game against the Yankees ... Posted career-low marks in batting average (.267), on-base percentage (.329) and slugging percentage (.395), while striking outa career-high 95 times ... Committed just four errors in 1,411 innings, tying for second among NL first basemen with a .997 fielding percentage.
Finished his second full season with the Dodgers hitting .281 with 13 homers, 90 RBI, 25 doubles, 73 runs scored, 162 hits anda .357 on-base percentage...walked more times (70, a career high) than he struck out (68)...Matched his career high from 2008 with 90 RBI...ranked third on the team and joined Matt Kemp (101) and Andre Ethier (106)as the first Dodger trio to collect at least 90 RBI in a season since 2001, when Shawn Green (125), Gary Sheffield (100) and PaulLo Duca (90) accomplished the feat...Was steady against left-handers, hitting .274 (34-for-124) as opposed to .283 (128-for-452) vs. right-handers...Batted .281 prior to the All-Star break and .282 after the Midsummer Classic...Hit .294 (50-for-170) with runners in scoring position...hit .291 from the seventh inning on...Excelled away from Dodger Stadium, batting .309 and hitting 12 of his 13 homers on the road..belted his first home run at DodgerStadium on Sept. 19 vs. SF...nearly became the first Major League player since Jose Cruz in 1984 to finish a season in double digitsin homers, all of which came on the road...Did not homer in the season's opening month, but had 16 RBI, hit .313 and walked 16 times as opposed to just four strikeoutsin 23 games...Had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from June 29-July 16, when he batted .304 (14-for-46) with eight walks and a .408on-base percentage...Scored a season-best three runs on two separate occasions (July 21 vs. CIN and Sept. 19 vs. SF)...in both contests he went 3-for-4...Drove in a season-high four runs twice...May 13 at PHI and May 27 at COL...Collected a season-high four hits on July 29at St.Louis...went 4-for-7 in the 15-inningcontest...Appeared in 158 of the team's 162 games,including 147 starts, all at first base...madejust seven errors in 1,361 total chances, goodfor a .995 fielding percentage which tied himfor fourth in the NL
Was voted the Roy Campanella Award as the "Most Inspirational Dodger," by his teammates and coaches...In his 150 starts at first, made 13 errors in 1,498 chances, good for a .991 fielding percentage...Established career highs in every offensive category except home runs and finished up the year hitting .289 with 35 doubles, 13homers, 90 RBI and a .338 on-base percentage...Loney, Andre Ethier, and Matt Kemp became the first trio of Dodger in franchisehistory to all hit at least 35 doubles in a season...Ranked first on the club in RBI, third in average, and third with 44 multi-hit games...Batted .305 against right-handers as opposed to .249 vs. lefties and...hit .301 at Dodger Stadium and just .272 on the road...Did a lot of damage inside the division, hitting .305 with seven homers and 44 RBI against the National League West...Was the Dodgers' Player of the Month in June, hitting .362 (34-for-94) with 12 runs scored and an on-base percentage of .425in 27 games...batted .330 in August, his second-highest average in any month...Finished out the first half batting .291 with seven homers and a team-best 50 RBI...Flashed some speed and stole a career-high seven bases in 11 attempts on the season...His bases-loaded single in the top of the 12th inning on Sept. 18 was his third game-winning RBI in extra innings...the only otherplayers with at least three extra-inning, game-winning RBI in the National League this year were Elijah Dukes (4), Jason Bay (3), J.J.Hardy (3) and Gabe Kapler (3)....Opened the season with a career-high 15-game hitting streak, during which he hit .364 (20-for-55)...followed that up by hittingsafely in nine straight games twice from May 6-16 and then June 1-10...had a 12-game hit streak from June 12-25...for an encore,collected a hit in 13 consecutive games from Aug. 21-Sept. 2...His 15-game streak to start the season was the the third-longest such streak in Los Angeles Dodger history, behind Steve Garvey(21 games, April 7-May 2, 1978) and Ron Cey (17 games, April 7-27, 1977)...Hit .323 with 19 RBI against Colorado...had a six-RBI game vs. the Rockies on May 3 at Coors Field and followed that up witha five-RBI night at Coors on July 21...has five career games with four or more RBI...Was second on the club wth a .304 (55-for-181) batting average with runners in scoring position...Hit .300 with runners on, .367 with the bases loaded, and .304 from the seventh inning on...his .303 batting average since thestart of his career in 2006 ranks 11th in the NL over that time...Thumped a grand slam off Ryan Dempster in Game 1 of the NLDS vs. Chicago, propelling the Dodgers' to a three-game sweepand their first playoff series victory in 20 years...in eight playoff games in the NLDS and NLCS, hit .333 (10-for-30) with a homer,three doubles, and eight RBI
Was promoted to the Dodgers from Triple-A Las Vegas on June 10 and his .331 average was the eighth highest in Los Angeles Dodger history (min. 300 PA)...finished seventh in the National League Rookie of the Year Voting...started 85 games at first base and made nine errors in 795 total chances, good for a .989 fielding percentage...was among the Dodger leaders in average (2nd), home runs (T-3rd) and RBI (4th) despite playing in just 96 games...led the team in AB/HR (22.93) (min. 300 AB)...among NL rookies, ranked first in batting average (.331), second in OBP (.381), fourth in slugging (.538), sixth in hits (114) and RBI (67), eighth in homers (15), tied for eighth in extra base hits (37), ninth in doubles (18) and walks (28)...hit .319 vs. right-handers and .331 against southpaws...hit .370 on the road...batted .419 (39-for-93) with runners in scoring position, the second-best mark in the Majors among players with 100 or more PA, behind Magglio Ordonez (.429)...batted .378 in close and late situations, the fifth-best average in the National League (close and late is defined as in the seventh inning or later of a one-run game, tie game or with the potential tying run on deck)...was hitting .279 with a homer, 32 RBI and 19 doubles for the 51s at the time of his promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas...led Las Vegas in games (58), at-bats (233) and hits (65) while ranking second in doubles (19) and walks (25) when he was recalled...finished out the first half batting .385 (30-for-78) with three homers and 16 RBI...tied a career high with four hits, going 4-for-4 with four singles and an RBI on July 7 against the Marlins...reached base via walk, hit or HBP in 30 straight games from June 24-July 25, which was tied for the 15th-longest streak in the Majors in 2007...belted a three-run homer in his first professional game in his hometown of Houston on July 23...hammered a two-run homer in the ninth inning on August 10, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 victory in St. Louis...was named the National League's Rookie of the Month for his effort during September, hitting .382 with nine home runs and a Major League-leading 32 RBI...became just the fourth Los Angeles Dodger to collect at least 32 RBI in a month, joining Frank Howard (41 in August 1962), Mike Marshall (37 in Sept./Oct. 1985) and Tommy Davis (33 in June 1962)...had five homers in six games from Sept. 6-12, the most by a Dodger since Hee-Seop Choi blasted seven in four games from June 10-14, 2005...was rated as the Best Defensive First Baseman in the Pacific Coast League by Baseball America in the Best Tools issue...was part of five double plays on Sept. 4 at Chicago, tying a franchise record set by Teddy Martinez on Aug. 21, 1977 at Wrigley Field and equaled by Olmedo Saenz on July 26, 2006 vs. San Diego...went 2-for-4 with two homers, including a game-tying, ninth-inning shot on Sept. 7...marked his second career multi-homer game and first of the season...led the Dodgers in Spring Training, hitting .414 (29-for-70) in 28 games.
Called up three separate times during the 2006 season and was a contributor with both the glove and the bat, finishing the season with a .284 average, four homers, and 18 RBI...Led all of minor league baseball with a .380 batting average, topping Buffalo's Kevin Kouzmanoff who was at .379...Loney's average led the Pacific Coast League by 43 points over Tucson's Alberto Callaspo ...Was named the Dodger organization's Minor League Player of the Year...also won the organizational Player of the Month in June and July...Set the NL rookie record and tied the Dodger franchise record with a career-high nine RBI to go along with four hits and two home runs on Sept. 28 at Colorado, slugging his first career grand slam off Byung-Hyun Kim...the nine RBI tied Gil Hodges' franchise record and surpassed Ron Cey's L.A. Dodger mark of eight, set on July 31, 1974...became the first rookie to drive in nine runs in a game since Fred Lynn had 10 RBI on June 18, 1975 for Boston....it was the most RBI in a game in the NL since Sammy Sosa had nine on Aug. 10, 2002 vs. Colorado and the most in baseball since Alex Rodriguez had nine on April 26, 2005 vs. the Angels...Made his Major League debut on April 4 when Nomar Garciaparra was placed on the 15-day disabled list and singled off Atlanta starter John Smoltz in his second Major League at-bat...Recalled for the second time this season on July 29 after hitting .225 (9-for-40) in 14 games with the Dodgers, including a double, triple and three RBI in his first stint...Hit his first Major League home run on Sept. 2 vs. Colorado (Manny Corpas)...Had his first career three-hit game on Aug. 1 at Cincinnati with two doubles and a single...had his first multi-RBI game on August 6 at Florida...Hit .346 (18-for-52) on the road...Batted .321 (9-for-28) with three doubles, three triples, and three RBI in the month of August...During his 20 starts at first base, the Dodgers went 15-5...Appeared in two games in right field and 39 at first base...Committed just one error in 228 total chances at first base, finishing the season with a .996 fielding percentage...Led the Dodgers with a .438 average this spring...was hitting .372 with 8 HR and 57 RBI in 86 games at Triple-A Las Vegas at the time of his second call up...At season's end, was named by Baseball America
as the first baseman on the second-team overall in the minor leagues and the first-team in Triple-A.
Led all Dodgers' minor leaguers in games played (138) ... Led the Double-A Southern League champion Jacksonville Suns in hits (143) and total bases (211) ... Played for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League and batted .322 with five home runs, 15 RBI and a .354 on-base percentage in the AFL ... Led the Southern League in fielding among regular first baseman, making just seven errors in 1,047 total chances to compile a .993 fielding percentage ... Rated by Baseball America
as the fourth-best prospect in the Dodger organization entering the season ... Was invited to big league camp during Spring Training and appeared in six games for the Dodgers.
Tabbed as the fourth-best prospect in the Arizona Fall League by Baseball America
and made the All-Prospect Team, as voted on by league managers and coaches following the 2004 season ... Tabbed as the 100th-best prospect in baseball by Fox Sports.com ... Ranked by Baseball America
as the ninth-best prospect in the Southern League ... Rated as the Dodger system's best hitter for average in 2004 by Baseball America
... Was invited to Spring Training with big league club for second consecutive year and played in 20 Grapefruit League contests, batting .343 with a homer and seven RBI...for his performance, was awarded the Jim and Dearie Mulvey Award as the Dodgers' top rookie in camp ... Batted .238 with four homers and 35 RBI in his first season at Double-A Jacksonville ... Was on the disabled list from April 23-May 13 after suffering a broken middle fingertip when he was struck by a double play relay throw on April 12 ... Batted .314 (37-for-118) with two homers and 18 RBI while playing for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League ... Rated by Baseball America
as the fourth-best prospect in the Dodger organization entering the season.
Chosen by Baseball America
as the seventh-best prospect in the Florida State League ... Appeared in 125 games for Single-A Vero Beach and hit .276 with seven homers and 46 RBI.
Was named the top prospect in the Pioneer League by Baseball America
, batting .371 with 22 doubles and 30 RBI in 47 games for the Rookie-level Pioneer League champion Great Falls Dodgers ... Ranked second in the Pioneer League in doubles and tied for third in extra-base hits with 30.