Jason Raymond Bay...resides in Kirkland, WA with wife, Kristen, daughters
Addison and Evelyn Jane, and son, Garrett...graduated in 1996 from J. Lloyd Secondary
in Trail, British Columbia, Canada...played college baseball at North Idaho College (Coeur
d'Alene, ID) and Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)...won the West Coast Conference
batting title as a senior at Gonzaga in 2000 after batting .388 with 15 home runs...also
ranks 3rd in Gonzaga history with 35 home runs despite playing just two seasons (1999-
2000)...was the 2004, 2005 and 2009 winner of the Tip O'Neill Award, given annually
by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the native player judged to have excelled in
individual achievement and team contribution, while adhering to the highest ideals of
the game of baseball...member of the 1996 Canadian Junior Olympic team...played in
the 1990 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA...younger sister, Lauren, played
college softball at Oklahoma State and was a pitcher on the 2004 Canadian Olympic
team in Athens...started the Ronald McDonald "Jason Bay Family Fund" in 2004.
Appeared in a career-low 70 games
(for a full Major League season)
including a pair of trips to the disabled
list ... On the DL April 24-June 6 with a
non-displaced fracture of a rib on
the left side and June 16-July 17
with a concussion ... Hit 6 of his 8 home runs on the road ... Season-high 7-game hit streak April
13-21 (.286/8x28, 3 HR) ... Hit 5th career grand slam Sept. 2 at
Miami (first inning off Mark Buehrle)...
3 of 5 career grand slams have
been hit in the first inning.
Won the NL Player of the Week for September 5-September 11...It was his fifth career Player of the Week honor and
first since May 15-May 21, 2006...Hit .481 (13-27) with two home runs, 10 RBI, five doubles, and four runs scored in eight
games...Hit his 200th career home run on August 8 off San Diego's Tim Stauffer...Became the third Canadian-born player to reach
that milestone...Bay hit the milestone home run against the Padres, the team for which he made his major league debut
and hit only one home run before being part of the trade for Brian Giles...The only other active player to hit 200 home
runs after hitting no more than one for his first major league club is Derrek Lee, who also debuted for San Diego...Bay
became the 11th player to hit his 200th home run in a Mets uniform and the first since Carlos Beltran
(August 26, 2006)...Hit a career-low .245...Collected the fourth walk-off hit of his career with a two-out, bases-loaded single on July 3 vs. New York (AL)...It was
his first game-ender since a home run on June 28, 2008, for Boston at Tampa Bay (off Jason Hammel)...Walked a career-high four times on June 29 at Detroit...Became the first Mets player to walk four times in a game since
2007 (David Wright, August 22 vs. San Diego)...Started the season on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained left rib cage that he injured during batting practice of
a Spring Training exhibition at Washington in Viera, FL on March 17...Reinstated on April 21 and made his season debut
that night vs. Houston...Had a ground-rule double for his first hit of 2011 and also scored on a four-base error in the
eighth...Collected a season high-tying three hits seven times, last on August 31 vs. Florida...Had a season-high 11-game hitting streak from July 28-August 9...Hit .439 (18-41) during his run with three home runs
and nine RBI...Combined with Ike Davis to hit the Mets' first consecutive home runs of the season on April 23 vs. Arizona (off Barry
Enright)...Finished with his first three RBI of the season...Stole two bases on May 12 at Colorado and June 29 at Detroit to tie his single-game career-high...Has eight two-steal
games for his career...Collected his sixth career sacrifice, and his first since 2004, in the 10th inning on May 16 vs. Florida...His other five
sacrifices all came in 2004...Snapped a career-long 24 at-bat hitless streak with a fourth-inning single on June 11 at Pittsburgh...Finished 1-4...The
drought dated to May 31 vs. Pittsburgh...Ended a 104 at-bat homerless streak with a solo shot on June 21 vs. Oakland (off Josh Outman)...It also
stopped a career-long string of 89 at-bats without an extra-base hit, dating to May 20...Hit the third grand slam of his career on June 28 at Detroit (off Daniel Schlereth)...It was his first slam since
May 18, 2006, while with Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati (off Dave Williams)...Hit his second grand slam of the season on
September 8 vs. Atlanta (Game 1) (off Mike Minor)...Became the first Mets player with multiple grand slams in a
season since Fernando Tatis in 2009...Doubled on July 25 at Cincinnati, his first two-base hit since May 19
vs. Washington, a career-long span of 51 games...Hit two home runs on July 5 at Los Angeles (NL) (off Ted Lilly and
Blake Hawksworth)...It was his 16th multi-home run game and first
since June 28, 2010 against Florida in Puerto Rico (Ricky
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 30, retroactive to July 26, due to a concussion that he suffered on July 23
when he crashed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles following a catch...Did not appear in a game
for the rest of the season...Tied his career-high with four hits two times: May 22 vs. New York (AL) and June 13 at Baltimore...Hit in 16 consecutive home games from April 23-May 25...Had a season high 11-game hitting streak from May 7-May 17...During this span he batted .372 (16-43) with six runs,
three doubles, one triple, seven RBI and three stolen bases...In the first two innings he batted .386 (32-83), but went 58-265 (.219) in all other innings...Was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored in his Mets debut on April 5 vs.Florida...Had a hit in each of his first four games with the Mets, batting .333 (5-15)...Collected his first outfield assist of the season on April 21 vs. the Cubs when he threw out Geovany Soto at second
base in the fourth inning...Snapped a career-long drought of 108 at-bats without a home run when he went deep off of the Dodgers' Hiroki
Kuroda on April 27 (Game One)...Recorded his 14th career multi-home run game, May 23 vs. the Yankees (off CC Sabathia-2)...It was his first multihome
run game since April 11, 2009 with Boston at Los Angeles (AL)...Had a season-high four RBI on July 4 at Washington...Snapped his streak of 263 consecutive games without an error on July 6...His previous error came on August 17, 2008.
Fashioned career highs in home runs and RBI...Led all major league outfielders with 119 RBI, while his 36 home runs tied
Philadelphia's Jayson Werth for the position lead...Posted his second straight season of at least 100 runs, 30 home runs and 100
RBI...Marked the fourth such season of his career...Was just one of nine major league players to reach those levels and one of two
outfielders (Ryan Braun)...The other seven infielders were Toronto's Aaron Hill,
Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria, the Yankees' Mark Teixeira, Milwaukee's Prince Fielder,
Philadelphia's Ryan Howard, St. Louis' Albert Pujols and Washington's Ryan
Zimmerman...Earned AL Silver Slugger honors...Tied for third in the league in home
runs...Also was fourth in the AL with
a home run once every 14.75 times at
bat...Led AL outfielders and ranked third
among all major league outfielders with
a .537 slugging percentage and a .921
OPS...Trailed only Philadelphia's Raul
Ibanez (.552) and Milwaukee's Ryan
Braun (.551) in slugging...Only the
Dodgers' Manny Ramirez (.949) and
Braun (.937) had a better OPS...Ranked second in the AL in RBI,
three behind Teixeira...Also was
second with an RBI once every
4.46 at-bats, trailing only the
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (4.44)...Drove in two or more runs on 32
occasions, which tied with Aaron
Hill for most in the AL and tied for
fifth in the majors...Had two separate streaks with an RBI
in seven straight games, May 7th-
May 14th and September 13th-
September 21st...Had a home run in four straight
games, September 17th-September
21st...Was named an All-Star for the third
time in his career (2005 and 2006)...
It was his second All-Star start (2006
with the Pirates)...Led all AL
outfielders with 4,087,450 votes...Paced the AL with 15 outfield assists...Did not make an error in 325 total
chances...Tied Kansas City's David DeJesus and Mitch Maier for the lead among
AL outfielders with a 1.000 fielding percentage...Has played 184 errorless games
in the field since August 17, 2008, handling 385 total chances without an error.
Is one of five outfielders ever to record a 1.000 fielding percentage, 30 home runs, and 100 RBI in the same season...The
others were Ryan Braun (2008), Luis Gonzalez (2001), Bernie Williams (2000) and Ken Harrelson (1968)...Tied for third in the AL with 94 walks...Also ranked among the league leaders in runs (tied for sixth), extra-base hits
(68, tied for 10th) and batting average with runners in scoring position (.360, fifth)...Matched his career-best with four hits, June 23rd at Washington...Reached base safely without recording a hit in each of his five plate appearances (three walks and two hit-by-pitches)
on July 12th vs. Kansas City...Was the first Red Sox player to accomplish that feat since Ted Williams on May 23, 1951
vs. St. Louis (five walks)...Knocked in a season-high four runs vs. Cleveland on May 7th...Registered his 13th career multi-home run game with two shots on April 11th vs. Los Angeles (AL) (off Joe Saunders
& Justin Speier)...Hit .500 (2-4) with two RBI for Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
Acquired from Pittsburgh on July 31 and started 48 of Boston's final 53 games in left
field...Was one of 10 players in the majors with at least 100 runs, 30 homers, and 100 RBI, the 3rd
time in his career he has reached those marks (2005-06)...Set a career high in runs (111) and posted
his highest batting average (.286) since 2006 (also .286)...Ranked among big league leaders in runs
(10th, 111), slugging (24th, .522), RBI (25th, 101), total bases (26th, 301), and homers (T27th, 31).
WITH Pitsburgh: Hit .282 (111-for-393) with 23 doubles, 22 homers, 64 RBI, 72 runs, and 59
walks in 106 games/105 starts in left with the Pirates...At time of his trade, ranked 8th in the
N.L. in runs and was tied for 12th in homers and walks...Had a .242 (24-for-99) average in first 27
games through May 1...Batted .346 (36-for-104) in next 29 contests, improving to .296 through
June 2...Finished with a .268 mark (51-for-190) over last 50 games with the Pirates, including .307
(12-for-39) in last 10 contests...Drove in 18 runs in final 16 games with Pittsburgh.
BIG BUCS: Topped 20 home runs in his 5th straight season with Pittsburgh, joining Ralph Kiner (7)
as the only players in club history with at least 20 homers in each of their first 5 full major league
campaigns...Ranks among the Pirates all-time leaders in slugging percentage (4th, .515) at-bats
per home run (4th, 18.6), on-base plus slugging (5th, .890) and home runs (8th, 139),
On to boston: Was 3rd on the Red Sox beginning August 1 in RBI at 37 behind Kevin Youkilis
(45) and David Ortiz (42) and 4th in batting average at .293...Hit safely in his first 7 games with
Boston at .400 (12-for-30) to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 9 games...Had a .347 (33-
for-95) average in first 23 games with Boston, hitting safely in 20 of those...Batted .185 (10-for-
54) over next 14 contests to go to .289 on September 13...Was 11-for-35 (.314) in final 13 games,
going hitless in last 7 AB...Hit safely in 36 of 48 games with an at-bat for the Red Sox.
WITH THE GLOVE: Had a .985 (4 E/266 TC) fielding
percentage with 8 assists in 154 games/153 starts
in left with the Pirates and Red Sox...Posted a .988
(1 E/82 TC) mark with 5 outfield assists, 3rd on the
club, in 49 games/48 starts in left with Boston...Did
not commit an error in season's final 34 games...
Has 31 outfield assists in last 3 years, tied for 7th in
the majors over that span.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Homered twice on July 12
vs. St. Louis and August 18 at Baltimore with a
pinch homer on May 15 at St. Louis...Went deep in
3 straight games, September 7-9, the 2nd longest
streak of his career to 6 games in a row, May 22-
28, 2006...Drove in 55 runs in final 65 games beginning
July 12, tied for 10th-most in the majors
in that time...Had 31 RBI in his final 42 games...
Had season best 5 RBI, July 12 against St. Louis...
Was successful on all 10 of his stolen base attempts,
matching Texas' Michael Young for the majors'
most steals without being caught in 2008...Has been successful on last 14 tries since being caught
on April 22, 2007 at the Los Angeles Dodgers...Missed games on September 16-17 due to birth of
daughter, Evelyn Jane on September 16 in Boston.
Made 142 starts in left field and ranked third among National League outfielders with a career-high 13
assists...His 142 games played in left field ranked fourth in N.L. behind Matt Holliday (157), Carlos Lee (157) and Adam Dunn (144).
...Led club in runs scored and shared team lead in home runs with Adam LaRoche despite hitting just three in his last 39 games
(139 at bats)...Played in each of the first 79 games before missing the action on 6/30...Broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer in
the top of the 10th inning on Opening Day in Houston (the first home run by a Pirate in extra innings on Opening Day since Willie
Stargell on 4/12/66)...Took Milwaukee's Claudio Vargas deep for 100th career home run on 4/18 at Milwaukee; also fell a single
shy of hitting for the cycle on 4/18...Hit 100th home run as a member of the Pirates on 4/30 vs. Chicago; a two-out solo shot to
right field which broke a 2-2 tie in the 8th inning...Was named National League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 5/21-27 after
hitting .500 (10-for-20) with three doubles, 10 RBI, 10 runs scored and a .950 slugging percentage...Went 16-for-31 (.516) during
eight-game hitting streak from 5/25 thru 6/1...Hit .336 and collected 22 RBI in the month of May, which was tied for seventh among
all National League players (also tied for sixth in the league with 20 runs scored in the month)...Was hitting .312 following the action
on 6/3; batted .204 (66-for-323) in final 89 games...Broke a 2-2 tie with a game-winning solo home run in the top of the 9th inning
at Washington on 6/7...Served as the club's designated hitter for the first time in his career on 6/19 at Seattle and went 2-for-5...Hit
.173 with 11 RBI in 26 games during the month of June...Homered twice at Shea Stadium on 7/24 (10th career multi-homer
game)...Did not double in July and tallied just a pair of two-baggers in 50 games from 5/31 thru 7/31; his double on 8/1 was
first since 6/26...Hit .429 (15-for-35) over a nine-game stretch from 7/24 thru 8/2...Had second season-high eight-game hitting streak
from 8/22-30 (12-for-34; .353)...Played in only 15 of the team's 28 games in September due to tendinitis in right knee...Made last
start on 9/23 at Chicago (NL) and went 0-for-2 as a pinch hitter during final six-game homestand...Had two hits in his last 21 at
bats and batted .162 in September.
Was voted in as a starter to the National League All-Star team after receiving a total of 2,635,930 votes, the second-most among all National League players (St. Louis' Albert Pujols had a major league-leading 3,418,555 votes)...Became the first Pirate elected to start an All-Star Game since Andy Van Slyke in 1993 and the first to start an All-Star Game in the city of Pittsburgh since Bob Elliott in 1944...Was the starting right fielder in the 77th All-Star Game at PNC Park on 7/11 and went 1-for-3 (singled off Toronto's Roy Halladay)...Also played four innings in left field in the Midsummer Classic...Established career highs in home runs, RBI and walks...Started all but five games (all in left field)...Became the second right-handed batter in club history to hit 30 home runs in back-to-back seasons (also Ralph Kiner from 1947-52)...Hit .455 (5-for-11) with a double and five runs scored in three games for Team Canada in inaugural World Baseball Classic...Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in Canada's 8-6 win over the United States on 3/8 at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ...Reached base safely in each of his first 27 home games...Started in 200th consecutive game on 4/14 vs. Los Angeles...Went deep three times in six-game span from 4/18-24...Hit game-winning home run in top of 11th inning on 5/6 at Washington off Felix Rodriguez...Batted in the sixth spot for the only time on 5/12 vs. Florida and went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI...Hit safely in 10 consecutive games from 5/6-18 (14-for-41, .341)...Had first of three two-homer games on 5/20 at Cleveland...Homered in six consecutive games from 5/22-28, the first Pittsburgh player to so since Dale Long homered in a major league record eight consecutive games in 1956...Hit two home runs on 5/23 at Arizona...Was named the National League co-Player-of-the-Week (also Pedro Feliz) for the week of 5/15-21 after leading the league with 11 RBI...Took home Player-of-the-Week honors for a second straight week (5/22-28) after leading the league in seven offensive categories for the week...Connected off Cincinnati's Dave Williams for second career grand slam on 5/18...Became the first player in club history to hit 10 home runs in a span of 10 games (5/18-28) and the first major league player to accomplish the feat since Shawn Green and Sammy Sosa both did so in 2002...Became the first Pirate to take home National League Player-of-the-Month honors since Barry Bonds in 1992 after collecting 35 RBI and hitting .321 (35-for-109) in May...His 12 home runs in May set a team record for the month...Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 18th inning in 5:49 minute marathon vs. Houston on 5/27...Had 20 home runs at the All-Star break, one of just six players in Pirates history to hit 20 or more at the break (also Ralph Kiner, Frank Thomas, Willie Stargell, Jeff King and Brian Giles)...Hit safely in season-high 11 consecutive games from 7/6-20 (14-for-37, .378)...Tripled, homered and collected a season-high four hits on 7/24 at Milwaukee...Hit an upper deck home run off Florida's Josh Johnson on 7/20 at Dolphin Stadium...Ended his streak of 307 consecutive starts after not playing in the 8/14 contest vs. Milwaukee due to a right hamstring strain (his streak of 307 consecutive games was the fourth-longest among active players behind Miguel Tejada - 1036, Mark Teixeira - 403 and Ichiro Suzuki - 356)...Returned to action in pinch hit appearance on 8/16 and flied out to left field...Homered and knocked in four runs on 8/19 at Cincinnati...Went deep four times in a five-game stretch from 8/19-23, which included home runs in consecutive games on 8/19-20...Went 4-for-32 (.125) from 8/25 thru 9/2...Batted fifth on 9/3 and responded by going 2-for-4 with a run scored...Had third multi-homer game on 9/5 at Chicago (ninth career)...Hit 22 of his 35 home runs on the road and 22 were solo shots...Ended season with 49-game errorless streak (committed last miscue on 8/2 vs. Atlanta).
Became first Pirates player ever to hit .300 with at least 30 home runs, 40 doubles, 20 stolen bases, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI in the same season - was also the only major league player to accomplish that in 2005...Ranked among the N.L. top ten in batting, runs, hits, multi-hit games (54), total bases (335), doubles, walks, on-base percentage (.402) and slugging percentage (.559)...Ranked second in extra-base hits (82) behind Chicago's Derrek Lee (99)...Also finished fourth in batting average vs. lefthanders (.347) and fourth in batting average with runners in scoring position (.346)...His 110 runs were the most by a Pittsburgh player since Brian Giles scored 116 in 2001...His 44 doubles ranked fourth among N.L. leaders and fell three shy of tying the club record for doubles by a right-handed batter in a season...Hit 23 of his 32 home runs on the road, ranking second among National League players behind Atlanta's Andruw Jones (30) in road home runs...Was named to his first National League All-Star team...Was Pittsburgh's lone representative at the game on 7/12 at Comerica Park in Detroit, but did not play...Represented Canada in the inaugural "International Home Run Derby" at the All-Star Game in Detroit on 7/11, but did not go deep...Missed two weeks of action in spring training after suffering a bone bruise on left wrist on 3/8...Was the Opening Day starter in left field and went on to start all 162 games (the first Pittsburgh player to start every game in a season since Johnny Ray in 1982)...Made 133 starts in left field and 29 in center field...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Opening Day vs. Milwaukee on 4/4...Made first of 29 starts in center field on 4/9 @San Diego...Went seven straight games without an RBI until driving in a run on 4/13 @Milwaukee...Took Cincinnati's Eric Milton deep for first home run on 4/21 @Cincinnati (came in 64th at bat)...Went deep for the second straight game with a 9th-inning game-tying solo shot off Chicago's LaTroy Hawkins @Wrigley Field on 4/23...Went 9-for-20 (.450) with two doubles, two triples, two home runs and three RBI in five game stretch from 4/21-27...Was presented with the Tip O'Neill Award prior to the 4/29 game vs. San Francisco (the award is given annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame to the native player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution while adhering to the highest ideals of the game of baseball)...Hit safely in 11 straight games from 5/2-13, going 17-for-47 (.362) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI...Scored a run in 10 straight games from 4/29 thru 5/8 (the club record is 15 straight games by Max Carey in 1924)...Went deep in back-to-back games 5/4-5 and in consecutive at bats on 5/23 (last) and 5/24 (first)....Tied for second in the National League with nine home runs during May (Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu had a major-league leading 11)...Went 15 straight games without a home run until taking New York's Tanyon Sturtze deep on 6/15 @Yankee Stadium...Homered twice and knocked in four runs on 6/26 @St. Louis...Went 2-for-31 (.065) with one home run in nine-game stretch from 7/6-17...Reached base safely in 29 consecutive games from 7/16 thru 8/14...Left 8/1 contest in Atlanta with a left knee contusion, but did not miss any games...Was named N.L. Player-of-the-Week after going 11-for-25 (.440) with two homers, eight RBI, eight runs scored and 19 total bases in six games from 8/8-14...Was successful in each of his first 21 stolen base attempts before being picked off/caught stealing by Milwaukee's Justin Lehr on 9/30 vs. Milwaukee (the major league record for most successful stolen base attempts in one season without being caught is held by New York's Kevin McReynolds, who was 21-for-21 in 1988)...Batted .317 (32-for-101) with 19 RBI and a league-leading 24 runs scored in 28 games during the month of August...Hit .418 (23-for-55) with four doubles, five home runs and 18 RBI during career-high 14-game hitting streak from 9/8-21...Became 13th player in team history to hit 30 home runs in one season when he connected off Cincinnati's Aaron Harang on 9/17 vs. Cincinnati...Started the final game of the season on 10/2 and doubled in only at bat before leaving game with tightness in his right forearm...Committed three errors while playing center field and just one while playing left...Had four assists...Agreed to terms on a four-year contract on 11/17...Was honored with second consecutive Tip O'Neill Award on 12/2, just the third player to win the trophy multiple times, joining Larry Walker, who won on nine occasions, and Eric Gagne, a two-time recipient...Finished third in voting for Canada's Male Athlete of the Year behind winner Steve Nash and runner-up Sidney Crosby.
Was named National League Rookie-of-the-Year by the BBWAA - the first Pittsburgh player to win the award...Also named Rookie-of-the-Year by The Sporting News and USA Today Baseball Weekly and was named to Baseball Digest's All-Star Team...Was selected by the Major League Baseball Players Association as the league's Outstanding Rookie in its Players' Choice Awards...Was a three-time National League Rookie of the Month award winner (June, July and September)...Became the first Little League World Series participant to be named N.L. Rookie-of-the-Year (appeared in the 1990 Little League World Series)...Led all major league rookies in home runs and RBI...Also finished first among National League rookies in slugging percentage (.550), total bases (226) and extra base hits (54)...Ranked second in on-base percentage (.358), seventh in batting average, fifth in multi-hit games (33), fifth in runs, fifth in hits, sixth in doubles, tied for third in triples and third in walks among National League rookies...Established a club record for home runs by a rookie (Ralph Kiner hit 23 in 1946 and Johnny Rizzo hit 23 in 1938)...His 26 home runs were the most by a National League rookie since St. Louis' Albert Pujols hit 37 in 2001...Tied for second among major leaguers for RBI by a player with less than 425 at bats (San Francisco's Barry Bonds had 101 and Cleveland's Ben Broussard also had 82)...Ranked eighth among NL outfielders with a .990 fielding percentage, committing two errors in 216 total chances...Broke the club record for strikeouts by a rookie (the previous record was 122 set by Al Martin in 1993)...Began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from offseason surgery on his right shoulder...Began rehab assignment with Nashville (AAA) on 5/3...Went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, three RBI and two runs scored on 5/5 vs. Memphis...Went 4-for-10 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in four games with the Sounds...Was recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on 5/7...Started that night in left field and went 0-for-3 vs. Los Angeles...Hit safely in 10 straight starts from 5/8-26...Recorded second career two homer-game on 5/20 vs. San Diego (also 9/19/03 vs. Chicago - game one)...Made first of three starts in center field on 5/30 vs. Chicago. ...Snapped an 0-for-12 streak with a double on 5/30 vs. Chicago...Finished May with a .300 average (18-for-60) in 19 games...Went 1-for-13 in six game stretch from 6/1-10...Drove in eight runs in four-game stretch from 6/25-28...Was named National League Rookie of the Month for June after leading all NL rookies in home runs (seven) and RBI (17)...Also posted a .636 slugging percentage, which was tied for the NL rookie lead in June with San Diego's Humberto Quintero...Had second career eight RBI game on 7/2 vs. Milwaukee (game two) after going 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run...Became just the second active player with two career eight RBI games (also Nomar Garciaparra)...Had 14 RBI in four games from 7/2-9...Missed five straight games from 7/4-9 with tightness in right shoulder...Returned to the lineup on 7/9 against Montreal in San Juan, Puerto Rico and went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs and four RBI, his fourth career two-homer game...Went 12-for-28 (.429) from 7/21-28...Hit .338 in July and took home Rookie of the Month honors...Went 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBI on 8/11 vs. San Francisco...Tied club record for home runs by a rookie with his 23rd after taking Houston's Brandon Backe deep on 9/11...Took New York's Kris Benson deep on 9/19 (game two) for his 24th homer to move ahead of Johnny Rizzo and Ralph Kiner for most home runs ever by a Pirates rookie...Took home Rookie of the Month honors for September after leading all major league rookies with 22 RBI for the month...Ended season in a 2-for-26 skid...Went 0-for-5 as a pinch hitter...Made 117 appearances in left field and five in center field.
Began season with Portland (Padres' AAA) and homered in first game on 4/3 @Sacramento...Tallied lone triple on 4/13 vs. Tucson...Produced nine-game hitting streak from 4/19-28, going 15-for-30 (.500) with six home runs and 17 RBI...Homered in four straight games from 4/20-25 and had two-homer game on 4/28 @Omaha...Hit .376 (32-for-85) with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 27 games during the month of April...Was recalled by San Diego on 5/23 and made major league debut as a starter in center field that night @Arizona...Homered off Matt Mantei in fourth at bat for first major league hit...Was hit by a pitch by Elmer Dessens in his first plate appearance on 5/25 and suffered a fractured right wrist...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/26. ...Was assigned to Portland on a rehabilitation assignment on 7/6 and went 4-for-5 with two homers and three RBI in two games. ...Returned from rehab assignment, was reinstated from the D.L. and optioned to Triple-A on 7/8...Hit .324 (24-for-74) with seven homers and 15 RBI in 22 games during the month of July...Reached base safely in 25 of his 26 games from 7/19 thru 8/14...Scored at least one run (12 total) in 11 straight games from 7/30 thru 8/10...Batted .393 (11-for-28) in his final eight Triple-A games...Made a total of 50 appearances in center field, 38 in right field and three in left field while playing with Portland...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 8/26 and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in his debut with the Pirates on 8/27 vs. Florida...Hit safely in his first four starts with Pittsburgh, but went 2-for-14 in his next seven contests...Homered twice and drove in eight runs on 9/19 vs. Chicago (game one), the most RBI by a Pirate since Ralph Kiner collected eight RBI on 6/25/50...Hit first career grand slam off the Cubs' Carlos Zambrano in the 2nd inning, cracked a two-run homer off Zambrano in the 4th and ripped a two-run double in the 5th. ...The eight RBI tied Larry Walker for the most ever recorded by a Canadian-born player in a single game and the most by a rookie since Anaheim's Adam Kennedy also knocked in eight runs on 4/18/00...Reached base safely in his final 14 games, but went just 6-for-26 (.231) after his historic day...Was rated by Baseball America as the No. 5 prospect in the Pacific Coast League following the season...Underwent surgery to repair right shoulder labrum on 11/18.
Hit .283 (127-for-449) with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 126 games with three different teams...Went to spring training with the Expos, but was dealt to the Mets on 3/27...Began season with St. Lucie (Mets' A) and homered in first game...Had five-RBI game on 4/30 @Daytona...Produced 13-game hitting streak from 6/1-13 (17-for-51, .333) and hit safely in 15 of his final 16 games, going 21-for-63 (.333)...Was promoted to Binghamton (Mets' AA) in mid-June after making 46 appearances in left field, 11 in center field and 11 in right field for St. Lucie...Hit just .125 (4-for-32) in first 11 Double-A games, but .360 (27-for-75) in 23 games during the month of July...Made 22 of his 32 defensive appearances in right field (five each in left and center)...Was acquired by San Diego organization on 7/31 and was assigned to Mobile (AA)...Hit .400 during an 11-game hitting streak from 8/7-22. ...Recorded 14 assists in his 123 total appearances in the outfield...Was added to San Diego's 40-man roster on 11/19.
Began season with Jupiter (Expos' A)...Went 5-for-41 (.122) in his first 13 games before hitting safely in seven straight from 4/26 thru 5/2...Hit lone homer with Jupiter on 5/8 @Tampa...Was assigned to Clinton (Expos' A) on 5/24 and went on to win the Midwest League's batting championship...Tallied 37 extra-base hits in just 87 games...Batted .387 (29-for-75) in his first 22 games thru 6/23, which included a 10-game hitting streak from 6/9-23 (17-for-39, .436)...Reached base safely in each of his first 26 games and in all but six of his 87 games with Clinton...Had five-RBI game on 6/12...Batted .369 in June, .343 in July and .398 in August...Produced a 10-game hitting streak from 7/5-16 (14-for-41, .341), an 11-game streak from 7/31 thru 8/11 (20-for-43, .465) and another 10-gamer from 8/19-30 (19-for-38, .500)...Made each of 78 defensive appearances in right field while playing with Clinton...Hit .315 with 14 home runs and 71 RBI in 125 minor league games.
Began professional career with Vermont (Expos' A) after being selected in the 22nd round of the June draft...Made debut on 7/13 vs. Hudson Valley...Hit first professional home run on 7/19 @Hudson Valley...Went 2-for-11 in his first three games, but hit .315 (39-for-124) from that point on...Produced a 10-game hitting streak from 8/17 thru 9/2, going 17-for-43 (.395)...Swiped three bases on 9/2 vs. Lowell...Hit second homer in final game on 9/6 vs. Pittsfield...Made eight appearances in left field and six in right field...Went 29-for-89 (.326) in 22 games as the designated hitter...Hit .333 (29-for-87) in his final 22 games, beginning on 8/1.