Jose Prade Macias...graduated from the Instituto Technologico in 1991 in his native Panama.
Played for the Japan Series-winning Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters...hit .229 with 21 RBI in 73 regular-season games...
following season, hit .313 with a homer and 11 RBI in 22 games with Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Hit his first and only home run Sept. 28 against the Pirates. It was his first since Sept. 27, 2004. Batted .185 (10-for-54) as a pinch-hitter. Played second, third, and all outfield positions.
Jose hit .268 with 3 home runs and 22 in 98 games for the Cubs in 2004...batted .213 (10-47) with 6 RBI as a pinch hitter...appeared at five different positions - playing in 18 games at third base (7 starts), 16 games at second base (8 starts), 13 games in right field (7 starts), 8 games in left field (3 starts) and 7 games in center field (3 starts.)...hit .355 over his final 17 games (11-31)...also had 7 RBI in that span...had a game-winning hit August 1 vs. Philadelphia - a run scoring infield single in the 7th inning...went 3-for-5 with 3 RBI and triples from both sides of the plate May 14 at San Diego...was the first Cub to triple from both sides of the plate since the advent of divisional play in 1969.
Jose hit .239 with 4 homers and 22 RBI in 111 games in his final year with Montreal...was second on the club with 10 pinch hits, including his fourth career pinch homer - a September 9 solo shot
off the Cubs' Joe Borowski in Puerto Rico...appeared at five different positions - playing in 41 games in leftfield (25 starts), 25 games at third base (16
starts), 15 games in centerfield (10 starts), 8 games in rightfield (2 starts) and 4 games at second base.
also served as the Expos' emergency catcher, but was not called upon in that role...on April 26 vs. Houston, he tagged Billy Wagner for a game-winning solo home run in a 3-2 contest.
also drove in the game-winning run September 10 vs. the Cubs, hitting a 2-run pinch double off Kyle
Farnsworth...hit safely in a career-best 9 straight games from June 11-June 21, batting .433 with 1 homer and 6 RBI.
- Spent first full season in the majors, appearing in 137 games...named Tigers Player of the Month for April...second on team with 21 stolen bases...successful in 78 percent of steal attempts (21-of-27)...third in AL in putting 23.9 percent of pitches seen in play (445/1865)...tied for fourth among league third basemen in turning 23 double plays...119 starts came at five positions for the Tigers in 2001 -- second base, third base, left field, center field and right field.
- Came out of the gates with offensive power, hitting safely in 14 of his first 17 games (.379, 22x58)...earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for April with a .355 average, four home runs, four doubles, a triple and eight RBI.
- Drilled a double in his first pinch-hit appearance, April 9 at Minnesota...also scored a run.
- Collected the first of his 33 multi-hit games with a 2x3 effort April 11 at Minnesota, his first 2001 start at third base.
- Launched a pinch-hit solo home run to lead off the ninth inning April 13 versus Cleveland.
- Went 3x4 with a home run and two runs scored April 17 versus the White Sox...had only two home runs in 2000.
- Was a home run shy of the cycle April 19 versus the White Sox, going 2x4 with an RBI.
- Hit safely in eight-of-nine games April 24-May 3, all starts -- went 16x42 (.381) with four multi-hit games, two dou- bles, two home runs and two stolen bases in that span.
- Collected a career-high four hits April 27 versus Tampa Bay...doubled, homered and scored three runs.
- Posted back-to-back three-hit games May 1-2 at Texas -- all six hits were singles.
- Went 2x5 with a double and scored the tying run May 8 versus Texas on a single from Fick.
- Encountered an 0x17 slump before singling in the sixth inning May 13 versus Anaheim.
- Recorded his fourth three-hit performance May 18 at Tampa Bay, going 3x5 with his second triple and matching a career-high with four RBI...tied for team lead with 10 three-hit games in 2001.
- Racked up six multi-hit efforts over nine games May 18-29...two three-hit games and four two-hit games.
- Was 2x6 with a double, two RBI and a run scored May 19 at Tampa Bay.
- Drove in two runs, scored two runs and went 3x5 May 28 versus Cleveland.
- Was 3x5 with an RBI, run scored and a stolen base June 3 at Comiskey...also swiped a base June 5 at Boston where he collected a team season-high nine at-bats during an 18-inning game at Fenway.
- Snapped a seven-game hitting streak June 7 at Boston, going 0x1...had hit .343 (12x35) over the previous seven games.
- Stole three bases in five games June 8-13...hit 5x20 (.250) with no extra base hits in that span.
- Provided the game-winning RBI with a single June 9 versus Milwaukee.
- Fanned only eight times in 78 at-bats during the month of June...had five doubles for the month, three in a six- game span June 23-29.
- Tripled, drove in a run, scored a run and stole a base in a 3x4 effort July 3 versus Kansas City.
- Drilled his fifth home run and his 15th double July 8 versus the Cubs, driving in two runs.
- Went 3x5 with his 16th double and his 11th stolen base July 13 at St. Louis.
- Launched a two-run homer to tie the game in the fifth July 18 versus the Yankees (Game 1).
- Had a solo home run August 2 versus Seattle...committed first of four errors on the month.
- Legged out his fourth triple and drove in two runs August 6 versus Oakland.
- Made his first major league start in center field August 7 at Texas, going 0x5...next start was in right field, August 10 at Kansas City.
b" Singled in consecutive pinch-hit appearances August 16 versus Anaheim and August 17 versus Kansas City.
- His two-run single plated the game-winning run in the sixth inning August 19 versus Kansas City.
- Provided two RBI with his fifth triple and a sacrifice bunt in a 2x4 effort August 24 at Oakland.
- Hit only .172 (11x64) in August with three doubles, two triples, a home run and nine RBI.
- Belted a lead-off home run and went 2x4 with a double and two RBI September 6 at Comiskey...was the only one of his eight home runs that did not come at Comerica Park.
- Drove in three runs with a 3x4 effort September 8 versus Toronto.
- Stole seven bases over an 11-game stretch September 19-28 including steals in three straight games September 23-25 and two steals September 28 versus Boston, establishing a career-high.
- Compiled a career-best eight-game hitting streak September 23-30...went 13x35 (.371) with two doubles and four multi-hit efforts in that span.
- Eight-of-10 games he hit in from September 6-27 were multi-hit games, with two three-hit and six two-hit efforts.
- Notched his sixth triple and scored two runs October 3 versus Minnesota.
- Finished fourth on the team with 131 hits...one of three Tigers (Cedeno-55, Higginson-20) with 20-or-more steals.
- Hit .348 (8x23) from the seventh spot in the lineup and .360 (9x25) in the number eight spot...primarily batted sec- ond (.256, 52x203) or leadoff (.282, 40x142).
- Went 5x8 (.625) with a double and a home run as a pinch-hitter...five pinch-hits were tied for seventh in the AL.
- Posted a .376 average (32x85) when putting the first pitch into play compared to a .174 mark (36x207) with an
Opened the season with Triple A Toledo as the Mud Hens' starting center fielder
- Hit safely in his first 11 games of the season, batting .356 (16x45) with seven runs, two doubles and three RBI
- Finished the month of April hitting .284 (23x81) with 12 runs, five doubles and seven RBI
- Had his contract purchased from Toledo May 3 ; made his first start May 12, his first of 17 consecutive starts at second base
- Collected three hits, falling a home run shy of the cycle, and drove in two runs versus the Yankees May 13
- Posted a career-best six-game hitting streak May 17-24; hit .375 (9x24) with five RBI during the streak
- Appeared four times as a pinch-hitter and three times as a defensive replacement at second base during June before being optioned to Toledo June 24
- Appeared in 11 games with the Mud Hens, mainly at shortstop, before being recalled July 7
- Finished with a .231 batting average in 33 games with the Mud Hens; appeared at second base (4), shortstop (9) and center field (20)
- Doubled and belted a grand slam versus Kansas City in the second game of a day-night doubleheader July 22; established a career-high with four RBI
- Made his first major league start at third base August 9 versus Baltimore; collected two hits, including a home run
- Stole his first major league base August 20 versus Oakland, stealing second base in the fifth inning
- Hit .286 (14x49) with a double, three triples, a home run and nine RBI during August
- Started in right field for the first time September 23 at New York
- Batted .350 (14x40) with a double, two triples, a home run and 10 RBI against lefthanders; hit .315 (17x54) with a double, three triples, a home run and 22 RBI with runners in scoring position
- Appeared in games at second base (39), third base (26), shortstop (1), center field (1) and right field (2) for the Tigers
Started the season with Triple A Toledo and saw his first major league action during two brief stints with the Tigers in May and June
- Had his contract purchased from Toledo on May 8 and made his major league debut on May 12 against Oakland as the starting second baseman; went 0x2
- His first and only Major League hit was a pinch home run off Cleveland's Steve Reed on May 15 at Tiger Stadium
- Was optioned back to Toledo on May 21 but returned to Detroit on June 24 when Gregg Jefferies was placed on the DL; made one appearance as a pinch runner on June 26 versus Minnesota and was optioned back to Toledo on June 28
- Appeared in 112 games for the Mud Hens, third-most on the team; was one of five Mud Hens to collect 100-or-more hits, the third consecutive season he has done so
- Tied for the team lead with eight triples, two short of his career-best set in 1998
- Ranked fourth for Toledo with 10 stolen bases, nine of them coming before June 12
- Collected 23 hits in his first 19 games, including seven multi-hit games and an eight-game hitting streak from April 17-27 during which he hit .343
- Also had a nine-game hit streak from June 2-11 (.426)
- Played mainly second base but also made three appearances a shortstop and five in center field for the Mud Hens
- Began June with two triples and three RBI on June 1 against Rochester