He and his wife, Molly, have three daughters: Analise Marie (10/25/09) and twins Gabriela Rosa and Laina Katherine (6/9/12)...the family resides in Town & Country, Mo.
Missed 16 games from 7/19-8/1 while on the disabled list with a left thumb strain...Batted .389 (14-36) over his last 10 games, hitting safely in nine of them...Had a season-high 4 RBI vs. CIN (9/27) in a 12-5 Cardinals win. It was his 2nd career game with three hits, four RBI and a home run (7/22/11 at MIN w/ DET)...The Cardinals were 7-1 in games in which he homered and 23-6 in games when he scored a run.
Voted in by fans as the starter at shortstop for the All-Star game, the first time in his career to be voted in as starter. It was his 3rd All-Star appearance. Had an RBI single in the 2nd inning and walked in the 5th, playing the 1st 5.0 innings at shortstop…Finished the season 2nd on the team with 159 hits (T18th NL), his 10th season with 100+ hits. Was also 2nd on the team in RBI (71) & T2nd w/17 home runs. His 17 home runs ranked 4th among MLB shortstops…Led the team with 155 games played and only Ian Desmond (WSH, 155) played more games at SS in the N.L. (148)…Had 12 game-winning RBI, T13th in the N.L. tying his career-best (2006 w/CLE). His 28 go-ahead plus game-winning RBI ranked 2nd on the team to M. Carpenter (38)…Batted .311 in 7th inning or later, 7th-best in the N.L., and T8th with 27 RBI in that situation…Hit .298 with 13 home runs and 46 RBI before the All-Star break and .243 with 4 homers and 25 RBI post-ASB…His 8 errors at shortstop where T2nd-fewest among regular N.L. shortstops (70+ games)…Hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning on 5/25 vs. ARI…Singled in the 7th inning to break up no-hitters at CLE on 5/13 (off C. Kluber) and also 7/6 at CHI (J. Lester). His double was one of just two STL hits on 8/18 vs. SF…Two days after breaking up a no hitter, hit a game-winning 2-run homer (Strop) with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the 9th inning on 7/8 at CHI, a 6-5 come-from-behind Cards win… His triple on 7/21 at CWS was his first since 2012 (8/4 vs. CLE)…Grounded into a career high 3 double plays on 8/29 at SF; his 23 GIDP were T2nd in the N.L.
Led the Cardinals with 21 home runs, the highest total in franchise history by a shortstop (Renteria 2000, Spencer 1960 - 16)...It marked his 5th career season with 20 or more home runs as he finished T2nd with Troy Tulowitzki in HR among all MLB shortstops behind Ian Desmond (24)...Became the first Cardinals shortstop to lead the team in home runs since 1899 (Bobby Wallace)...Established a new single-season high playing in 157 games, T6th in the N.L...Led the team with 38 doubles, ranking T7th in the N.L. and was his 2nd highest total since 42 in 2008 with Cleveland...Led the team with 59 extra base hits, ranking T13th in the N.L...Led the team with 31 two-out RBI, T9th among N.L. players...Walked 58 times, tied for his second highest single season total (61 in 2007 w/CLE)...Batted .181 (15-83) with runners in scoring position from Opening Day through Aug. 6, but .333 w/RISP (17-51) after Aug. 6...Reached base safely in 19 straight games 4/25-5/15 and 21 straight games 7/8-8/5 with a .319 BA and .405 OBP. Reached safely in 24 straight road contests from 6/6-7/31...Set the Cardinals record for home runs by a shortstop in a single month with six in April...Hit his 300th career double vs. PIT on 4/26...Had an RBI in five straight games 6/21-25...Batted .333 (35-105) with 18 RBI in August. The 18 RBI ranked 8th in the N.L...Recorded his first walk-off hit as a Cardinal with a 10th inning single vs. CIN on 8/18...Recorded his 1,500th career hit on 9/6 at MIL...Turned 98 double plays, 2nd most among National League shortstops (Simmons, ATL, 99)...Was involved in turning a triple play at Toronto (Descalso to Peralta to Craig) on 6/6...Started all nine postseason games at shortstop for the Cardinals playing every inning...Hit safely in 5-of-9 games...Knocked in one run in Game 3 of the NLCS at SF (10/14) with an RBI single...was flawless defensively in 38 total chances with six double plays turned.
Played in 107 games for the Tigers before landing on the Restricted List on 8/5 while serving a 50-game MLB suspension for his link to the Biogenisis performance enhancing drug investigation. Reinstated on 9/27 and played the final three games of the regular season and during the postseason... Selected to the American League All-Star team as a reserve. Replaced J.J. Hardy defensively at shortstop in the 7th inning and was 1-for-1 with a single off Craig Kimbrel in the 8th inning... Hit .352 (44-125) against left-handed pitchers, ranking third in the American League (5th, MLB)... His .303 average was the highest in his career and his .306 BA while at shortstop led the American League and ranked second only to Troy Tulowitzki (.310) in MLB. Was 54 plate appearances short of qualifying among leaders... Hit game-ending home run vs. BOS (6/20), a two-run shot off Andrew Bailey, his third career game-ending HR... Smacked 30 doubles for the sixth season in his career, ranking T4th on the Tigers and his 29 doubles while playing shortstop ranked T5th in the American League... Batted .344 (33-96) with runners in scoring position, the 7th highest mark in the American League... His .362 (34-94) average in May ranked 7th among A.L. players; also hit eight doubles, 3 HR and 12 RBI in May... Batted .333 (11-33) over 10 post-season games as the Tigers advanced to the American League Championship Series...tied for the team postseason lead with four doubles, while ranking second among Tigers with six RBI and 11 hits...hit safely in 7-of-10 games including a five-game hitting streak from Game 3 of the Division Series through Game 3 of the Championship Series...hit a game-tying three-run home run in the 5th inning of Game 3 of the Division Series vs. OAK in which the Tigers went on to win 8-6...batted .417 (5-12) with a home run and 5 RBI in the ALDS.
Finished second among all American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage for the Tigers in 2012.
... Collected a season-high three hits on April 5 versus Boston -- matched the high with three hits on April 16 at Kansas
City, May 18 versus Pittsburgh, June 13 at Chicago's Wrigley Field against the Cubs, June 27 at Texas and July 8
versus Kansas City.
... Belted the second walk-off home run of his career on May 4 versus the Chicago White Sox, a two-run shot off Matt
Thornton in the ninth inning.
... On the paternity list June 9-12.
... Did not commit an error in 75 consecutive games at shortstop June 21-September 18 -- marked the longest singleseason
errorless streak at the position by a Tigers player since at least 1957.
... Equaled a career high with two home runs on July 29 at Toronto -- drove in a season-best four runs that day.
... Batted .265 (72x272) in 78 games at home...hit .212 (55x259) in 72 games on the road.
... Hit .260 (70x269) in 77 games prior to the all-star break...batted .218 (57x262) in 73 games following the all-star break.
... Matched a club record for hits during an American League Championship Series game as he finished with three hits in
Game One on October 13 at Yankee Stadium against New York.
... Belted two home runs in Game Four of the American League Championship Series on October 18 versus the New York
Yankees -- equaled the Tigers record for home runs during a post-season game.
... Connected for a two-run home run in Game One of the World Series on October 24 at San Francisco, the first game
he had played in the World Series -- became the fourth player in Tigers history to hit a home run in his first World Series
game...joined Hank Greenberg (Game One of 1934 World Series), Bruce Campbell (Game One of 1940 World Series)
and Mickey Lolich (Game Two of 1968 World Series) in accomplishing the feat.
Selected to the American League's all-star squad for the first time in his career as he completed his first full season with
the Tigers in 2011...Second among all American League shortstops with a .299 batting average and 84 RBI when playing the position, while
he finished third with 20 home runs...Finished second among all American League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage...Posted an 11-game hitting streak May 3-16, batting .421 (16x38) with three doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI...Collected the 1,000th hit of his major league career on May 14 versus Kansas City, a double off Jeff Francis...Compiled an 11-game hititng streak May 21-June 3 -- hit .447 (17x38) with four doubles, two home runs and eight RBI...Tabbed the Tigers Player of the Month for May after hitting .354 (28x79) with seven doubles, seven home runs and 20
RBI in 23 games -- sixth in the American League with a .354 batting average during the month, while he tied for sixth
with seven home runs and tied for eighth with 20 RBI...Belted the third grand slam of his career on June 17 at Colorado -- established a season high with four RBI in the game
...matched the high with four RBI on July 22 at Minnesota...Equaled a career high with a 12-game hitting streak June 22-July 5, batting .391 (18x46) with three doubles, a triple,
three home runs and nine RBI...Hit .320 (31x97) with four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 16 RBI in 25 games during June...Drove in at least one run in six straight at-bats between July 21-22 at Minnesota -- according to STATS LLC, he became
just the sixth major league player since 1974 with at least one RBI in six straight plate appearances, joining Cleveland's
Manny Ramirez (1998), Kansas City's Jermaine Dye (1999), Boston's Kevin Millar (2003), Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur
(2007) and Washington's Elijah Dukes (2009)...Dye had an RBI in seven straight appearances for the Royals in 1999...Selected the Tigers Player of the Month for July after batting .325 (27x83) with five doubles, three home runs and 15
RBI in 24 games...Hit .323 (121x375) versus righthanded pitchers...batted .240 (36x150) with lefties on the mound...Batted .312 (92x295) in 82 games prior to the all-star break...hit .283 (65x230) in 64 games following the all-star break...Hit .307 (47x153) with runners in scoring position.
Acquired by the Tigers from Cleveland in a two-player deal on July 28, 2010, he combined to hit .249 (137x551) with 30
doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 81 RBI in 148 games with the two clubs.
...Tied for fourth in the American League with 10 sacrifice flies.
...Posted a 10-game hitting streak May 11-20, batting .333 (14x42) with four doubles, a triple, home run and seven RBI.
...Drilled the 100th home run of his major league career on May 31 at Yankee Stadium off New York's Andy Pettitte.
...Collected a season-high four hits on June 4 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox.
...Belted two home runs in his Tigers debut on July 30 at Boston to equal a career high -- according to the Elias Sports
Bureau, Billy McMillon was the only player in Tigers history to connect for two home runs in his debut with the club prior
to Peralta doing so...McMillon connected for two home runs in his Tigers debut on August 5, 2000 versus Minnesota...
additionally, both of Peralta's home runs came in his first two at-bats with the club and according to the Elias Sports
Bureau, he became the first player in Tigers history to accomplish that feat.
...Matched a career best with two home runs on August 15 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field against the White Sox.
...Batted .388 (19x49) with three doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI over the course of a season-high 11-game hitting
streak August 21-September 3.
...Tied for eighth in the American League with 18 RBI during September.
Had another solid season, moving from shortstop to third base mid-season and finished the season with a decent 2nd half, leading the team with 45 RBI after the break (T17th in the AL)...Got off to a slow start, hitting .211 (16-76) in April w/ 5 2B & 6 RBI in 19 games and was hitting .198 as late as 5/4...Was 0-for-22 from 4/18-26...From 5/7 through the end of the season he hit .273 (127-481) with 10 HR & 73 RBI in 127 games...Finished the year T22nd in the AL in doubles with 35...Passed Woodie Held for the all-time franchise lead for career HR
by a shortstop with 87, passing Held on 5/1 at Detroit with his first HR of the year in his 78th at-bat of the season...Made first start of the season at third base on May 14 and made last start of the year at SS on June 13 (last app on 6/25)...Overall on the year he made 38 starts at short (41G) and 102 starts at third base (104G)...
Made 8GS at DH...Compiled a .979 fielding % at SS (4E, 189TC) and .951 (15E, 304TC) at third base...Hit 2nd career grand slam w/ a season-high 4RBI on July 26 at Seattle...From August 25 through the end of the season he hit .173 (24-139) and from Sept. 16th-on he hit .094 (6-64)...HR total fell from 23 in 2008 to 11 in
2009 (SLG% went from .473 to .375, 123rd in AL in SLG% and 125th in OPS among qualified batters)...STATS: His groundball/RB ratio of 1.80 was 10th in the AL (ground ball % was also 10th) while his .476 (10-21) average with the bases loaded was 12th...Batting average of 1st pitch (.415) was t16th in the AL...Was T9th in the AL with 20 GIDP.
Had another solid season with the bat and with the glove as he lead AL shortstops in HR for the second consecutive
season with 23...Also finished 1st among AL shortstops in RBI (86) and was T20th overall in the
entire American League with 89 (tied with David Ortiz)...Led league SS in runs & OPS...Led the team with 104
runs, T5th highest total in the AL w/Alex Rodriguez while he also finished T9th in the league in doubles (42)
and T10th with 69 extra base hits...Tied Woodie Held (85HR) on the last day of the season at
Chicago-AL on Sept. 28 for the most career HR by an Indians
SS in club history...Became the 12th shortstop in Major League
history to hit 40 doubles and 20HR in the same season...14
of his 23 HR were solo shots...From June 15 thru the end of
the season Jhonny hit .311 (114-366) with 32 2B, 12HR &
64 RBI in his last 92 games to raise his average from .222 to
.276 (OPS of .885 over span)...Was inserted in the clean-up spot on June 22 with injuries
to Hafner and Martinez and hit .306 (104-340) w/28 2B, 12
HR & 59 RBI in his last 86 games after that date in the #4
hole (.877OPS)...Was very good defensively, compiling a
fielding % of .979 (14E, 658TC), the 3rd best fielding among
AL shortstops...Made 143 starts at short (146G) and made 6
starts at DH...Hit in 11 straight games from July 2-21 (.356,
16-45, 5HR, 15RBI)...Enjoyed a career best game on June 30 at Chicago, going 5
for 5 w/3RS, 3 2B, a HR & 3RBI (5 hits, 4 XBH, 3 2B all new
single-game career-highs)...Also had 5 hits on August 6 at
Tampa Bay (5-5, 2 2B, HR, 2RBI)...Last Indian with two 5-hit
games w/in the same season was Joe Carter in 1986...HR'd
in 3 straight games, April 7-11...From Sept. 14 thru the end
of the season he hit .321 (17-53) w/4 2B, 2 HR & 8 RBI in his
last 14 games...Started at third base on Sept. 26, his first appearance
since 10/2/2004 @MIN at third and first start since
9/25/2004 (9th career app at 3B)...His .506 slugging % in
the cleanup spot was 9th best in the league...Road average of
.318 was 2nd in the AL...Played for Aguilas in the Dominican
Winter League after the season, playing in 11 games at third
Bounced back in 2007 to lead all American League shortstops
in HR (21) and finished 7th among league SS with
72RBI. ..Upped his HR total from 13 in 2006 to 21 in 2007
(raised slugging % 'from .385 to .420) ... His 21 HR this season
rank as the T4th most in Indians history by a shortstop in a
single-season (24HR in 2005 is the club record) ... His 62
career home run rank tied for 2nd in Indians history by a
shortstop with Lou Boudreau ... Made 152 starts at short (149G), compiling a fielding % of
.974 (19E, 720TC, 3rd in AL @SS)... Reached base safely in 126 of 152 games via hit or
walk ... Had a career-high 5RBI on May 1 vs. Toronto and July 27 vs. Minnesota (seasonhigh
by a Tribe batter) ...Also had 7 three-hit games to equal a career-best. .. Enjoyed his
third career 2HR game on July zr" vs. Minnesota as well. ..Also hit 2HR vs. Detroit on
Sept. 17, his 2nd two-homer game in 2007 and the 4th of his career. .. Equaled his careerbest
by hitting in 12 straight games from May 23-June 3 (.388, 19-49) ... From May 12 thru
the end of the season he hit .276 (126-456) with 14HR & 48RBI to raise his average from
.246 to .270 Went 24 games from July 7 to August 5 where he recorded an RBI in 1 of 24
team games Endured an 0 for 20 stretch from April 13-21... From Sept 5 thru the end of the season he hit .282 (20-71) with 3HR &7 RBI...·Had an
.820 OPS vs. LHP... Hit .293 (75-256) with runners on and .270 (20-74) with RISP-2outs.
Had an up and down season with the bat and in the field in his 2nd full season in the big leagues...His .257
batting average was 68th out of 75 qualifiers for the AL batting title while he did not hit over .300 in any month
of the season...Finished T6th among AL shortstops in doubles (28) and 7th among league SS in virtually every
other offensive category...Best monthly average came in July (.297, 27-91, 3HR, 12RBI) and hit .250 or less in 4 months of the season
(April, June, August, Sept.)...Finished 3rd on the team with 84 runs scored and scored a run in a career-high 7
straight games from April 4-12 (10RS)...Finished 3rd among American League shortstops in fielding % (.977,
710TC, 16E) in 147 games/145 starts at short for Eric Wedge...Had a career-best 41-game errorless streak
from July 9-August 30 (did not make an error over the last 13 games)...Improved defensively from his 2005
numbers (.970, 19E, 639TC, 141G)...Made 1 start at DH...Had his second career 2-homer game on July 4 vs. New York-AL and hit his first career grand slam on August
20 at Tampa Bay off Brian Meadows (4th career 4RBI game)...Enjoyed his 3rd career 4RBI game on April 21
@KC and had a season-high 3 hits 9 times to equal a career-best...Hit his first career 'walk-off' homer on
August 30 off Toronto's BJ Ryan...Walked a career-high 4 times on May 9 @KC and on the year finished T4th
in the AL with 152 strikeouts...Average bottomed out at .220 on April 28 and from that time thru the end of the season he hit .264 (126-478)
w/10HR & 54RBI in 127 games...From August 18 thru the end of the season he hit .292 (38-130) with 3HR &
19 RBI...Over the last 9 games of the season from Sept. 23-on he hit .355 (11-31) w/3 2B, 1HR & 7RBI.
Hit .267 (47-176) with 5HR & 17RBI off LHP and .252 (99-393) vs. RHP with 8HR & 51RBI...Hit .240 (40-167)
with RISP and .385 (5-13) w/a HR & 14RBI with the bases loaded...Had a .403 slugging % off LHP and hit
.271 (70-258) with runners on base...Hit .286 (36-126) batting 6th and .429 (21-49) on the first pitch...Hit
.209 (34-163) from the 7th inning on...His 4.12 pitches seen per AB were 9th in the AL.
Spent his first entire season in the big leagues and quickly established himself as one of the best young middle
infielders in the game at the age of 23...Broke the single-season franchise record for home runs by a shortstop
with 24, a record previously owned by Woodie Held in 1961 (23)...Hit #24 on Sept. 29 vs. Tampa Bay off Casey
Fossum...Held also hit 21 in 1959-60...Finished T2nd in among American League shortstops in HR (24) and 3rd in RBI (78) to Baltimore's Miguel Tejada (26/97) and Texas' Michael Young (24/91), both of whom were members of the American League All-Star Team...Overall was 2nd among American League SS in slugging % (.521), which ranked 10th overall in the entire American
League and was the 2nd highest in franchise history in a single-season among shortstops (Boudreau, .534,
1948)...Key moment of the season came when he starting hitting in the #3 in the line-up, a position he first hit in on July
23 vs. Seattle (2-4, HR, 2RBI)...Was pressed into the role after Hafner's injury...For the season in the #3 spot he
hit .288 (72-250) with 12 HR & 40 RBI in 63 starts...Recorded career-high 4RBI games on July 31 vs. Seattle and
August 9 at Kansas City and hit in a career-high 12 straight games from June 28-July 9...Enjoyed his first career
2-homer game on August 16 vs. Texas...From May 6 thru the end of the season he hit .302 (136-450) with 23 HR & 74 RBI in 121 games...From June 20 thru the end of the season he hit .305 (106-347) with 16 HR & 55 RBI in 90 games...Best month was July when he hit .333 (34-102) w/7 2B, 6HR & 19RBI in 28 games...Struggled over a 2 week stretch from August 31-Sept.
13, going 7 for 43 w/17SO (included 0-16, 8/31-9/5)...Rebounded by hitting .345 (29-84) from Sept. 9 thru the
end of the campaign (22G, 4HR, 11RBI)...Made 138 starts at shortstop (141 games overall at short), compiling the 6th best fielding % in the AL at .970 at short (19E, 639TC)...Made just 10 errors from June 14 thru the end of the season (95G, had 9E in 46G thru 6/12)...Started off the season by making an error on opening day (1-0 loss @CWS) and made 4 errors over the season's first 4 games...Time at short was somewhat intermittent with the presence of Alex Cora, who was later traded to
Boston on July 7...Hit .346 (50-153) after the 6th inning, which was the 7th best mark in the AL...Also hit .260 (61-235) with runners on, .391 (18-46) when swinging at the first pitch and .313 (20-64) with RISP-2outs...Hit .320 (86-269) with no one on base...Enjoyed hitting in the #9 spot in the order over the first few months of the season (.305, 51-167, 7HR, 25RBI, 49GS)...His .597 slugging % off LHP was the 7th best mark in the league...His .550 (11-20) average w/a 3-1 count was 8th best in the league.
Enjoyed a break out season at AAA Buffalo, winning International League Most Valuable Player honors for the
Champion Bisons after hitting .326 (181-556) with 44 2B, 15HR, 86RBI and 109 runs scored in 138 games
between shortstop (77G) and third base (59G)...Also won Topps Minor League Player of the Year Award for the
International League and was also the youngest member of the Topps Triple A All-Star Team.
Led the Int'l League in hits (181) and runs (109), finished 2nd in doubles (44), 4th in batting average (.326), 6th
in extra base hits (61), 7th in RBI (86) and 10th in on-base % (.384)...His average was T3rd highest in Bisons
history...Peralta broke the Buffalo Bisons modern-day (1985-present) single-season records for hits, runs scored
and doubles & was also named the shortstop on the Int'l League Post-Season All-Star Team in addition to playing
in the Triple A All-Star Game in July (0-2) ...He was the first Buffalo Bison league MVP since 1961 (Ted Savage).
Had a 14-game hitting streak from May 17-31 and had three other 10-game hitting streaks during the
season...Best month was April (.360, 27-75) as he hit over .300 in each of the five minor league months (average
never dipped below .322 after April 20)...Hit .302 (32-106) in July with 8HR & 26RBI as he hit 12 of his 15HR
July and August (.332, 44-130, 11 2B, 4HR, 15RBI) to finish off Buffalo's season. Had some big games, going 5 for 6 (5H tied club record) w/3RS & 1 2B on June 16 at Louisville; 2-5 w/4RS, 2HR
& 5RBI on July 2 vs. Syracuse; 2 for 4 w/2HR & 2RBI on July 8 at Charlotte; 4 for 4 w/3RS, 2 2B, 1HR & 4RBI
on July 30 vs. Toledo...AAA STATS - Hit .327 (35-107) off LHP with 5HR & 15RBI and .325 (146-449) with 10HR
& 71RBI off RHP...Hit most 3rd on the year for Marty Brown's Bisons, hitting .326 (140-429) in the #3 hole with
12HR & 72RBI...Had an RBI in 6 straight games, June 9-14...Made 27 errors between short and third base...Hit
.318 (89-280) w/runners on base, .276 (50-181) w/RISP and .300 (21-70) with RISP-2outs...Hit .324 (11-34) in
the IL playoffs w/6RS, 1HR & 4RBI in 9 games.
Was recalled to Cleveland on Sept. 19th at the conclusion of the IL playoffs, making 6 starts for the Tribe (7 GS
@SS, 1 GS @3B)...Overall he appeared in 7 games at shortstop (3E in 27 TC, .889 fielding %)...Averaged 4.21
pitches per PA w/the Tribe, which would have ranked 3rd in the AL over a full season.
Was the youngest position player to appear in the American League in 2003...Spent the first two months
of the season at AAA Buffalo before making his major league debut in June at just 21-years of age and spent the
remainder of the campaign in the big leagues...Was hitting .256 (55-215) with 12 2B, 1 HR & 17 RBI in 57 games
for the Bisons at the time of his recall on 6/12 after Omar Vizquel went on the DL with knee trouble...With Buffalo
he appeared in 54G @SS & 3G @3B & hit .286 (30-105) in May...Made his major league debut on 6/13 vs. San
Diego as the youngest player in the American League and collected his first hit on 6/15 vs. Los Angeles off Hideo
Nomo...Collected 1st career RBI on 6/22 at Pittsburgh and 1st career home run on 7/27 vs. Minnesota (off Rick
Reed)...On the year he made 69 starts at SS (72G) and 3 starts at third base (6G) and hit in a season/career-high 7
straight games on two different occasions (8/9-8/14, 9/16-23) after Omar Vizquel's knee problems...His 69 starts/72
games played at short was tops of the team (Vizquel 63GS)...Recorded a .976 fielding % at SS (334TC, 8E), which
would have ranked 4th among all American League shortstops if he had the requisite amount of games played at
the position (behind A-Rod, Eckstein, Guzman)...Recorded first career 2RBI game on 7/17 @NYY and recorded
season/career-high 3RBI on 9/12 vs. Minnesota.
Spent the entire season at AA Akron, leading the team in games (130) and at bats (470)...Appeared in 130
games at shortstop for the Aeros, compiling a fielding % of .965 (596TC, 21E)...Started off slow at age 19, the
youngest player in the Eastern League to start the season...Over the first two months of the season thru the end of
May he was hitting .245 (39-159) w/4HR & 20RBI in 48 games... Over the final three months of the season he hit
.299 (93-311) w/11HR & 42RBI in 82 games...From 6/7-23 he hit in 13 of 14 games, hitting .373 (22-59) w/6 2B,
2HR & 10 RBI to raise his average from .237 to .280...Went 4 for 5 w/2 2B, a 3B & 1 RBI on 6/7 at Altoona...Went
3 for 5 w/3RS, 2HR & 3RBI on 8/16 vs. Altoona...Hit .331 (43-130) off LHP w/4HR & 23 RBI and .262 (89-340) off
LHP w/11HR & 39RBI...Played for Phoenix in the Arizona Fall League after the season, hitting .255 (35-137) w/8
2B, 0 HR & 14 RBI in 37 games mainly at third base...Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20.
Spent the entire season at A Kinston, finishing 4th in the Carolina League with 148 strikeouts after starting
the season at 18 years of age in high A ball...Made 27 errors in 125 games at shortstop...Over the last 27 games
he hit .303 (30-99) with 2 HR & 15 RBI from August 1 thru the end of the season.
Spent his first season in the United States at A Columbus, hitting .303 (84-349) in 106 games...Appeared in
105 games at short, making 25 errors.