Originally signed by the Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on 7/2/06…Last name is pronounced: puh-RAYdiss…Has two children, Ashley Jismell and Jimmy, Jr.
Set career-highs in games (104), hits (100), doubles (17), home runs (10), RBI (42), runs scored (46), and walks (19) • Over 68 games before the All-Star break, batted .299/.332/.475 with 10 home runs and 39 RBI • Stole home as part of a double steal on 5/27 vs. HOU, the first Oriole to steal home since Adam Jones accomplished the feat on 8/28/14 • Became the first Oriole to log at least 20 RBI within his first 25 games of a season, after never previously having had a 20 RBI season in the majors, since Jim Traber (22 RBI) in 1986 • Posted a career-high 20-game on-base streak, 5/1-23 (.337/.375/.506, 5 BB)...Was one of three such streaks by Orioles batters in 2015 • Registered a career-high four RBI on 5/19 vs. SEA (2-for-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI) • Recorded a career-high 12-game hitting streak, 5/1-13 (.347/.385/.571, 2 HR, 9 RBI) • Six of his 10 home runs were go-ahead homers
Made his O's debut, August 29, after being acquired from KC on July 24...Collected 1st Oriole hit in his 1st at-bat, August 29 vs. MIN (Entered game after Steve Pearce injury)...Hit 1st HR as an Oriole and collected 4th career game with two or more extra-base hits, August 30 vs. MIN (2-4, 2B, HR, R, 2RBI)...Posted a career-high six-game hitting streak, September 7-17 (.471, 8-17, BB, 2-2B, HR, 5R, 4RBI, 2SB)...Hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the 11th, September 12 vs. NYY (DH G1)...Batted .200/.200/.200 in 10 games with the Royals (2-10, 3R)...Appeared on both the ALDS and ALCS rosters...Walked in his only postseason plate appearance in ALCS Game 1.
Jimmy had four separate stints with Houston, appearing in a career-high 48 Major League games... Tied a career high with three hits and set a career-best with three RBI vs. Kansas City, May 21... Over his first 33 games with Oklahoma City (AAA), through June 22, batted .379 (47-for-124) with 15 multi-hit games...tallied an 11-game hitting streak from April 23-May 5...batted .353 (24-for-68) when leading off an inning.
Made 18 starts with the Astros: RF (13), 2B (4), LF (1)...entered this season as a 2B before moving to the
OF in late July...started his last 18g with Triple A OKC in CF...played the majority of the season in the minors
with OKC...was called up by Houston on Aug. 28, where he played in 24 of the club's remaining 34 games...
was named MVP of the RedHawks after hitting .318 (167x507) with 13 home runs in 124 games with the
club...ranked tied for first in the PCL in steals with 37, second in hits (167) and total bases (242) and third
in runs scored (92) at the time of his call up to Houston...was named OKC Offensive Player of the Month for
both July and August, along with being named a 2012 PCL Midseason All-Star.
Rookie started 44 games, all at third base...had five errors in 46 games at third base...had four 3-hit games in 2011, with all coming on the road...made his Major League debut on Aug. 1 vs. CIN and drove in two runs with a triple in his first career ML plate appearance to become the first player in Houston franchise history to triple in his first ML plate appearance...former
Astros' LHP Ron Cook tripled in his first ML at-bat on May 7, 1970 vs. PIT, but had walked in his first plate app. (source: Elias)...
hit his first career ML home run on Aug. 9 at ARI (3x5)...Brian Bogusevic also hit his first career home run on Aug. 9 to make
them the first pair of Astros players in franchise history to hit their first career homers in the same game...they were the fifth
set of players to do so in MLB since 2005, most recently DET's Brennan Boesch and Scott Sizemore vs. LAA on April 30, 2010
(souce: Elias)...was recalled from Double A Corpus Christi on Aug. 1...hit .270 (104x385) with 10 homers, 41 RBI and 29 steals
in 93 games for Corpus Christi to be named 2011 Team MVP...was a 2011 Texas League All-Star...hit .306 (38x124) with four
doubles, three triples, 18 RBI and five stolen bases in 39 games for the Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League.
Hit .287 (158x551) with 34 doubles, seven triples, eight home runs, 65 RBI and 50 stolen bases in 133 games combined between Class A Charleston (NYY) and Class A Lexington (HOU)... finished second in the South Atlantic League in hits and third in stolen bases... acquired on July 31 by the Astros from the Yankees... after his acquisition, played only second base for
Lexington (34g) but also saw time at shortstop and third base while at Charleston... went 14-for-15 in stolen base attempts
after reporting to Lexington... added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 19.
Hit .302 with eight doubles, four triples,
two homers, seven RBI and 23 steals with short-season Single-A Staten Island...ranked fifth in the NYPL in stolen bases and eighth in average...earned NYPL All-Star Game MVP honors after going 1x2 with the game-winning two-run home run...
following the season, was named by Baseball America as the 14th-best prospect in the NYPL in 2009
Played in 47 games with the GCL Yankees, appearing at 3B, SS and DH, and batting .280 with nine doubles, two triples, one homer and 15
RBI...collected a career-high five hts on July 19 vs. Bluefield, going 5x5 with two runs and one RBI, one of only four five-hit
games in the GCL in 2008.
Hit .259 with 14 doubles, four triples, two homers and 42 RBI with the DSL Yankees in his
professional debut...led the team in RBI, ranked second with 69 hits and tied for second in doubles...compiled a 14-game hitting streak from July 31-Aug. 17, hitting .328 (19x58) with 12 RBI over the stretch.