Jamey Blake Carroll...holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Evansville...in 1996, was named an NCAA All-American...was inducted into Evansville's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004...earned All-Missouri Valley Conference, All-region, and All-America honors as Evansville's shortstop in 1996...hit .348 (236-for-678) and scored 150 runs, legged out 12 triples and stole 68 bases during 3-year (1994-96) career at UE...was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference's All-Centennial Team in 2007...is a 1992 graduate of Castle (IN) High...younger brother, Wes, reached Triple-A during 5-year minor-league career in the Phillies, Nationals/Expos systems and is currently the Head Baseball Coach at UE.
Collected 1000th career hit, a double to left field off Chris Sale on Sept. 27 at CWS...for first time in career, was traded in middle of a season and combined to hit .211 with 11 RBI in 73 contests for the Twins (58 games) and Royals (14)...pitched 1.0 scoreless inning of relief, retiring all 3 batters faced and throwing just nine pitches in the Twins' 13-0 setback on August 5 at KCR.
Made Twins debut, batting second at shortstop on Opening Day April 6 at Baltimore...it marked hissecond career Opening Day start after opening 2011 as the Dodgers second baseman. ... Recorded first RBI as a Twin April 7 at Baltimore. ... Recorded first hit as a Twin, doubling off Jered Weaver, April 11 vs. Los Angeles-AL. ... Reached base safely in season-high 13 straight games May 6-19. ... Set season-high and tied career-high (11th time) with four hits June 17 vs. Milwaukee. ... Scored 500th career run June 22 at Cincinnati. ... Batted .469 (15-for-32) with runners in scoring position in 24 games May 16-June 26, the thirdbest in baseball over that stretch. ... Recorded 900th career hit July 23 at Chicago-AL. ... Drove in game-winning run with walk-off sacrifice fly in bottom of ninth inningJuly 30 vs. Chicago-AL. ... Tied career/season-high with four hits again August 3 at Boston (also 1walk); became just fifth Twins player in history to reach base safely inall five plate appearances while batting ninth in order. ... Set career-high with 10-game hitting streak August 28-Septemeber 12,batting .395 (15-for-38) in that span. ... Hit first home run of season September 3 at Chicago-AL, snapping streak of 1,348consecutive at-bats without a home run (since August 9, 2009)...according to the EliasSports Bureau, he entered that game with the longest current homerless streak in baseball...no player had ended a homerless streak as long as Carroll's since Rafael Belliard went 1,869at-bats between homers from May 5, 1987 to September 26, 1997. ... Hit .388 (26-for-67) in September/October combined, leading AL and ranking second in baseball...also hit .538 (7-for-13) with runners in scoring position in that time, leading baseball. ... Played 147 games defensively, 66 at second base (64 starts), 44 at third base (30 starts) and 37at shortstop (36 starts); made just 12 errors on the season. ... Was given the Twins Heart and Hustle Award, voted on by the MLB Players Alumni Association; itwas the second straight year earning the award (also 2011 with Los Angeles-NL).
Spent his second season with the Dodgers, playing in 146 games, which was the third-moston the team behind Matt Kemp (161) and James Loney (158)...used primarily as the Dodgerssecond baseman, playing in 81 games at the position...also played 66 games at shortstop...Batted over .300 in each of his first three months: .304 (28-for-92) in April, .300 (30-for-100) inMay, and .313 (20-for-64) in June...hit over .300 again in September batting .304 (17-for-56)...Had three four-hit games, all within the span of 19 games: May 20 at Chicago (AL), June 4 atCincinnati, and June 11 at Colorado...Was batting .320 (73-for-228) through games of June 12, which was the 10th-best battingaverage in the Majors and fifth-best in the NL...Played in his 1,000th career game, July 6 vs. New York (NL)...Set career-highs in games played and triples...came within eight hits of tying his career-high of 139, done in 2006 with Colorado...His 14 games with three-or-more hits was tied for the seventh-most in the National League and led the Dodgers...Posted a .981 fielding percentage (nine errors, 470 total chances)...he made five errors at second base and four errors at shortstop...His nine errors in 1054.0 innings made him one of six National League middle infielders to make less than 10 errors with a minimum of1,000.0 innings played...Was one of just four Major Leaguers to post a 100% stolen base percentage with a minimum of 10 steals...Craig Gentry (18-for-18), ChaseUtley (14-for-14) and Tyler Greene (11-for-11) being the others...Was given the Dodgers Heart and Hustle Award, voted on by the MLB Players Alumni Association.
Batted .291 and appeared in 133 games at shortstop (69 games), second base (48), third base (11) andleft field (5) in the first season of a two-year contract with the Dodgers ... Named the winner of the fifth annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodger player who bestexemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher ... Led the club with a .379 on-base percentage (min. 100 games) and ranked fourth on the team with51 walks ... Ranked third on the club with a career-high 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts ... Led the club with a .291 batting average (50-for-172) in 57 games after the All-Star break ... Batted .314 (61-for-194) in 70 home games and .300 (77-for-257) in 97 night games ... hit .293 (39-for-133) with runners on base ... Hit .326 (15-for-46) with runners in scoring position and two outs and batted .360 (41-for-114) withtwo outs ... Ranked second among big league shortstops with a .986 fielding percentage (min. 60 games) andmade just four errors in 573 innings over 69 games (64 starts) at the position ... did not commit an error in219 innings at second base in 48 games (19 starts) this season ... with 573 innings at shortstop, he morethan doubled his career total at the position after entering the season with only 495.2 innings played atshort ... Went 6-for-13 (.462) as a pinch-hitter to raised his career average to .362 in that role ... Batted .345 (10-for-29) during his season-long eight-game hitting streak from Aug. 27-Sept. 5 ... Led the club with a .322 batting average (29-for-90) and ranked seventh in the NL with a .419 on-basepercentage in 28 August games ... Played in 25 straight games while Rafael Furcal was on the DL from April 28-May 25 and hit .284 with 14runs, two doubles and 10 RBI to lead the Dodgers to a 17-8 record in those contests ... Batted .318 (48-for-151) in 57 games against NL West opponents ... Served as the Dodgers' Acting Manager on Oct. 2 against Arizona and guided the club to a 3-2 victory.
Missed first five weeks of the season after breaking his left hand during his final spring at-bat on April 4 at Houston...placed on thedisabled list on April 5 and was activated on May 12...Batted .324 (24-for-74) with runners in scoring position...Hit .310 (52-for-168) in 49 road games, while batting .238 (35-for-147) in 44 home games...Appeared in 56 games at second base (52 starts), 23 games at third base (17 starts) and made four starts in both left and rightfield...recorded a .996 fielding percentage (1 E/227 TC) at second base, which ranked third among American League second basemen(min. 50 games)...Reached base safely in 71 of 93 games, including 16 straight from July 9-August 13
Did an excellent job in utility role in his first season with the Indians after his off-season acquisition fromColorado...Made 66 starts at second base (74G) and was the club's primary second baseman over a 5-weekstretch in June and July when Asdrubal Cabrera was in Buffalo...Also made 18 starts at third base (43G at 3B)and between the two positions compiled a fielding % of .976 (9E, 373TC)...Enjoyed his 6th career 4-hit game on June 12 vs. Minnesota and compiled three 7-game hitting streaks...Overhis last 87 games from May 18 thru the end of the season he hit .298 (86-289) with 33RBI to raise his averagefrom .194 to .277...Only HR of the season came on August 26 at Detroit off Chris Lambert...Was his first HRsince August 11, 2007 vs. CHC...Collected his 500th career Major League hit on Sept. 23 at Boston...From August 17 thru the end of the season he hit .316 (30-95)...Was successful on 7 of 10 stolen base attempts(70%) and finished T3rd in the AL in sac bunts (10) and T13th with 9 hit by pitches...Ended the season w/aseason/career-high 9 game hitting streak (11-36, .306)...Had a .383 on-base % in August and a .408 on-base% in June (hit .352, 31-88, in June)...Had a .364 on-base % in the 2nd half and .371 on-base % with runners onbase (.289, 44-152)...Swung at the first pitch 13.1% of the time (53/404), the 7th lowest % in the AL...Indiansexercised his 2009 Club Option on October 16.
After beginning the year as a utility player, the late offseason acquisition wound up leading all National League second basemen in fielding percentage...was one of four Rockies with a qualifying average of at least .300...established career highs in almost every category, batting .300 with five home runs, 36 RBI, 23 doubles, five triples, and 84 runs in 136 games for Colorado...led team with 22 infield hits and tied for team lead with 10 steals...also ranked among team leaders in triples (T3rd), runs (4th), walks (4th, 56), multi-hit games (4th, 39), total bases (5th, 187), and OBP (5th, .377)...put ball in play on 48.5% of his swings, 2nd-highest pct. among Rox...in fact, swung and missed just 9.5% of his swings, seventh-lowest percentage in the N.L...also averaged 4.15 pitches per plate appearance, fifth-best figure in the league...had second-highest qualifying home average in the majors at .375, but hit just .220 on the road...batted .359 (37-for-103) vs. LH pitchers, 2nd in the N.L...hit .452 (14-for-31) with a homer, 12 runs, five walks, and six RBI in seven games vs. Nationals, his former team...led team in starts both in leadoff slot (91) and at second base (102)...also had seven starts at short and one at third...led all N.L. second basemen with a .995 (3 e/586 tc) fielding pct., 2nd-highest qualifying mark in the majors (Oakland's Mark Ellis, .997)...he had the highest assist per nine innings ratio among all second basemen in the majors at 3.99...it was easily a club record for qualifying fielding percentage by a Rockies second baseman, surpassing Mike Lansing's .987 mark in 1998...Carroll committed just three errors at the position all year, two of which came while playing in shallow right field in a shift with Barry Bonds at the plate...only miscue while playing position normally came Aug. 10 at Los Angeles...hit five home runs after entering the year with just two HR in his career...hit his first home run in sixth inning May 19 vs. Toronto, his first homer since Aug. 1, 2003 vs. Milwaukee at Montreal's Olympic Stadium...snapped a stretch of 663 at-bats without a home run, what had been the second-longest active streak in the majors...only Oakland's Jason Kendall had a longer HR drought at the time (923 AB)...hit .351 (13-for-37) in 17 games in April, and had a .343 mark through June 25...was still hitting .329 through July 8, but from July 9-Aug. 27, hit just .226 (35-for-155) to drop to .289...from Aug. 28 through the end of the year, batted .371 (23-for-62) to finish at .300...started just five of the club's first 21 games, but would start 94 of the next 112...went 3-for-4 with a double and game-ending RBI walk May 5 vs. Houston...sustained sprained right ankle while running bases May 22 at Los Angeles and missed two games...scored four runs June 14 at Washington, matching Rockies' season high...posted consecutive four-hit games June 6-7 vs. Pittsburgh, the first ML player with consecutive four-hit games since Detroit's Placido Polanco, Sept. 10-11, 2005 vs. Kansas City...was first Rockie to have four+ hits in consecutive games since Juan Pierre, Sept. 20-21, 2002...hit safely in career-high eight straight June 30-July 8...matched career high with three RBI July 18 at Pittsburgh...hit walk-off RBI single in 10th inning July 27 vs. San Diego...hit first career leadoff home run in next-to-last game of season Sept. 30 at Chicago-NL.
In his third full season in the major leagues, batted .251 with no home runs and 22 RBI in 113 games for the Nationals, establishing career highs in games, at-bats (313), runs (44), hits (76), walks (34), total bases (86), and RBI...ranked T5th in the National League with 13 sacrifice hits and batted .320 (24-for-75) with runners in scoring position...went 4-for-10 with a walk as a pinch-hitter...averaged 4.09 pitches per plate appearance, one of 5 Nats to break the 4.00 plateau...went 11-for-34 (.324) with RISP and 2 outs...batted .333 in April and .308 in September...Nationals went 52-61 (.460) when Jamey played...made 72 total starts, 44 at 2nd base, 23 at 3rd base, and 5 at shortstop...did not commit an error in 118 total chances at short, most chances without a miscue among ML shortstops in '05...after wearing no. 5 in '04, as the club had signed free agent Carl Everett, returned to no. 2 in 2005...came off bench on April 23 at New York-NL, going 2-for-2 with 2 RBI...started in place of Jose Vidro (ankle sprain) on May 7 at San Francisco, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a sac bunt and 2 runs scored in an 11-8 come-back win...posted 2 RBI in 4-3 victory, July 1 at Chicago-NL, both on 2-out run-scoring singles off Mark Prior...recorded career-high 3 RBI Sept. 27 at Florida.
Batted .289 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 102 games for Montreal...made 50 starts at four different positions: 35 at 2nd base, 8 at 3rd base, 6 at short, and one in left field...established career high with 14 doubles...went 8-for-25 (.320) with a double, 2 RBI, 5 walks, and 6 runs scored as a pinch-hitter...tied for club lead with 8 pinch hits...saw 4.38 pitches per plate appearance...32 of his 63 hits (50.8%) came with 2 strikes...started a season-high 8 straight games from Sept. 15-23, hitting .355 (11-for-31)...beginning June 10, the Expos were 21-21 when Jamey was in the starting lineup...batted .311 after the All-Star break...hit .323 (32-for-99) with 7 doubles and 21 runs scored in August and September...hit safely in 8 of 9 games from September 7-17, batting .481 (13-for-27) with 3 RBI and 9 runs scored in that span...went 10-for-27 (.370) in 13 interleague contests...collected 3 hits, including a double and a triple, and drove in one run in the Expos' 17-14 win June 19 vs. Chicago-AL...made first career start and appearance in the outfield with start in left on June 29 at Philadelphia...in game no. 5,702, the last game in Expos history, scored the club's final run on a Terrmel Sledge first-inning single, Oct. 3 at New York-NL.
Hit .260 with 10 doubles, one home run and 10 RBI in 105 games for Montreal in first full big league season...made 53 starts for the Expos, 46 at 3rd base, 5 at 2nd base and 2 at short...hit 2nd career home run on Aug. 1 vs. Milwaukee at Olympic Stadium, his most recent career long ball...went deep in the 6th inning off Wayne Franklin as the homer bounced off a speaker in left field...entering 2006, has had 583 at-bats spanning 247 games since that last long ball...ranked among NL rookie leaders in average (9th), on-base percentage (9th, .323) and stolen bases (9th, 5)...recorded his 100th career hit on Aug. 9 at Houston...was only player other than Orlando Cabrera to start at short for Expos in '03...made a pair of starts at shortstop: April 12 vs. New York-NL and May 6 vs. San Diego...saw an average of 4.03 pitches per plate appearance...Montreal went 24-29 with Jamey in the starting lineup...recorded 9 sac bunts...went 6-for-17 (.353) with one walk as a pinch-hitter.
Spent most of season with Triple-A Ottawa, but also played for Harrisburg (AA) and made his major league debut...at the completion of Triple-A campaign, the Expos selected his contract Sept. 10, after Jose Macias sustained a fractured left hamate bone...made the most of the opportunity, playing in 16 of the team's final 17 games...made big league debut at the age of 28, after nearly 800 games spanning 7 seasons in the minor leagues...started 16 games for the Expos, 13 at 3rd base and 3 at short...batted .310 (22-for-71) with one home run and 6 RBI...posted 8 multi-hit efforts, including a pair of 3-hit games...went 2-for-3 with a walk in his big league debut on Sept. 11 at Chicago-NL...first hit was a 4th-inning single off Alan Benes...posted 3 hits in his 2nd game, Sept. 13 vs. New York-NL, combining to go 5-for-7 in his first 2 big league contests...hit his first career big league homer on Sept. 15 vs. New York-NL (off Tyler Walker)...hit .280 with 8 home runs and 49 RBI in 117 games with Ottawa...was named 2002 Player of the Year by Cat's Pride, the official booster club of the Ottawa Lynx.
Hit .240 with no home runs and 16 RBI in 83 games for Ottawa...hit .409 in April...tripled in back-to-back games, July 7-8 vs. Louisville...those were his only triples of the season.
Made his Triple-A debut, opening the campaign with Ottawa...began the season 1-for-16, but posted 4-hit effort on April 14 at Syracuse...was hitting .222 when transferred to Double-A Harrisburg on May 21...was returned to Ottawa on July 6 and ended up with a .278 average at Triple-A.
Spent entire season with Harrisburg (AA) in the Eastern League, batting .292 with 5 home runs and 63 RBI...tied for team lead in triples and finished 2nd with 21 stolen bases...hit his first minor league homer on April 30 at Reading...the long ball came in his 1,157th professional at-bat...hit 2nd homer just 10 days later, May 10 vs. Trenton...on May 12 vs. Trenton, posted 4 hits, including the game-winning homer in the 11th inning...tied for the Eastern League lead with 141 games played...ranked 2nd among EL leaders in hits (164), doubles (34), and at-bats (561).
Split the season between Single-A Jupiter and Harrisburg...played primarily at 2nd base with Jupiter...playing time increased with promotion to Harrisburg on June 14...combined to post a career-high 22 stolen bases.
Spent the entire season with Single-A West Palm Beach, batting .243 with 19 doubles and 38 RBI.
Began pro career with Rookie-level Vermont...swiped 16 bases in 54 games with the Expos...posted more walks (29) than strikeouts (25)...scored 40 runs in 54 games.