Name is pronounced JUH-stin KRIS-chuhn...Played baseball at Skyline Junior College, Auburn University and Southeast Missouri State University was an All-American and "Newcomer of Year" in 2003 with Southeast Missouri State.
In 107 games with Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals), hit .270 (101-for-374) with 14 SB.
Spent most of the season with Triple-A Fresno (Giants) and hit .343 (104-for-303) in 72 games…also appeared in 34 games over two stints with the Giants (9 starts; 5-RF, 4-CF)…at the time of his June 15 call-up, led the PCL with 91 hits…optioned to Fresno on Aug 1 and recalled Aug 17 through season's end despite a short DL stay (left wrist sprain).
Was Sept. call-up for San Francisco after having superb 2011 campaign at triple-A Fresno and
double-A Richmond where he combined to hit .294 (150-for-510) with 32 2Bs, 5 3Bs, 14 HRs and 73
RBI while going 54-for-59 in stolen base attempts...his 14 HRs and 73 RBI were both professional highs for single season...Signed by Giants as minor league free agent on Jan. 28,
Christian began season at double-A Richmond where hit batted .256 (70-for-273) with 4 HRs and 32 RBI while going 18-for-20 in stolen base attempts...Was transferred to triple-A Fresno roster on June 20, where he became one of Grizzles' best offensive players, hitting .338 (80-for-237) with 20 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 10 HRs and 41 RBI in 64 games...Went 36-for-39 in stolen base attempts with Fresno with his 36 steals ranking as 4th-most in Pacific Coast League and 2nd-most on team behind Tyler Graham (60)...Fell double shy of cycle, going 3-for-4 with 3B, home run, 3 RBI and 2 stolen bases on July 1 at Tacoma...Had his 1st 4-hit game of year for Fresno, going 4-for-5 with 3 2Bs, 2 RBI, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored on Aug. 1 vs. Reno...Had his contract purchased by San Francisco on Sept. 5 and appeared in 18 games for Giants, making 12 starts and batting .255 (12-for-47) with 5 2Bs and 4 RBI...started in center field and went 1-for-4 on Sept. 6 at San Diego, his 1st appearance in Majors since 2008 with New York Yankees...Set career-highs with 3 hits and 3 RBI on Sept. 21 at Los Angeles-NL.
Signed May 8 with New York-AL as minor league free agent...combined to hit .289 (118-for-409) with
22 SBs in 103 games between triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and double-A Trenton.
Signed as minor league free agent with Baltimore...hit .270 (96-for-356) with 18 2Bs, 5 3Bs and 26 SBs in 88 games with triple-A Norfolk...Was placed on disabled list on July 19 with right shoulder sprain and missed remainder of season with injury.
Made his Major League debut with Yankees on June 24...led triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with
.306 avg. (82-for-268) in 74 games...Named to International League mid-season All-Star team...Collected career-high 6 RBI on May 3 vs. Durham...Made his Major League debut on June 24 with New York-AL vs. Pittsburgh and went 2-for-4...collected his 1st Major League hit off Tom Gorzelanny...Batted .250 (10-for-40) with 7 SBs in 24 games over 2 stints with Yankees...Appeared in all 8 of triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre postseason games, batting 257 (9-for-35) with 4 2BS, HR, 5 RBI and 5 SBs for International League champs.
Combined to hit .271 (115-for-424) with 16 2B, 48 RBI and 57 runs scored in 105 games with double-A
Trenton and triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Tied for 2nd among all Yankees farmhands with 35 SBs...Was transferred from Trenton to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 22 and fashioned 10-game hitting streak from July 8-20 where he batted .383 (18-for-47) during stretch with 8 SBs...Was placed on disabled list on Aug. 7 with left thumb sprain and missed remainder of season with injury.
Played in 129 games with double-A Trenton while batting .276 (129-for-467) with 6 HRs and 43 RBI...Led Eastern League and set Trenton record with 68 SBs, while also leading all Yankee farmhands...Stole season-high 3 bases on 3 separate occasions on April 22 at Connecticut, July 2 at Portland and Aug. 22 vs. Erie...Batted .321 (36-for-112) with 17 SBs in 31 games during month of August...Following season played for Mochis in Mexican Winter League where he batted .250 with 4 HRs, 6 RBI and 8 SBs in 10 games.
Combined to hit .303 (143-for-472) between 3 separate Yankee farm teams...Appeared in 29 games with Class A Charleston and batted .290 with 17 SBs...Batted .306 with 8 HRs and 37 RBI in 95 games with Class A Advanced Tampa...His combined 55 SBs led all Yankees' minor leaguers.
Was signed by Yankees on July 1 and combined to play 53 games between GCL-Yankees and shortseason
Staten Island where he batted .284 (61-for-215) with 37 RBI.
Began professional career with River City Rascals in independent Frontier League, batting .301 (37-
for-123) in 38 games.