Justin Ryan Sellers...has a daughter, Summer Lynn...attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA... his father, Jeff, pitched four seasons in the Majors for Boston from 1985-88...committed to Cal State Fullerton before signing with Oakland...ranked #98 in *Baseball America's* Top 100 High School List after his senior season... originally selected by Oakland in the sixth round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
Began spring training with Los Angeles (NL) before being acquired by Cleveland on 3/2...Spent majority of season with Triple-A Columbus, but also had three separate stints with the Indians...Was recalled a first time on 4/10, but did not appear in a big league game before returning to Columbus on 4/12...Was recalled by Cleveland on 5/20 and went 3-for- 16 in seven games with the Indians thru 5/27...Batted .304 (24-for-79) with Columbus during the month of June...Hit all three of his home runs during the month of July...Made 67 appearances at shortstop, 18 at second base, 17 in left field and two at third base while playing with Columbus...Hit .292 (19- for-65) with 11 RBI over his final 18 Triple-A games and went 3-for-8 in two postseason games with the Clippers...Was recalled a final time on 9/5; did not record an at bat while appearing in nine games as a defensive replacement during the month of September...Made seven appearances (one start) at second base, six appearances (four starts) at shortstop and four appearances at third base while playing with Cleveland.
Made his first Major League Opening Day roster and appeared in 19 games with Los Angeles in an injury-shortened season...suffered the injury on May 14 against Arizona while making one of the top defensive
plays of the year as he crashed into the stands to make a catch in the ninth inning in foul territory...placed
on the 15-day disabled list on May 23 with a bulging disk in his lower back and transferred to the 60-day
DL on June 29, where he remained for the rest of the season...had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 23
performed by Dr. Robert Watkins Jr. Made 12 starts on the season, nine at shortstop, two at third base and one at second base. Batted .273 (6-for-22) with three doubles and a homer in 10 home games...posted a .385 on-base
percentage and .545 slugging percentage at Dodger Stadium. Optioned to Albuquerque on May 4 and was recalled on May 11 from Triple-A Albuquerque...went 2-for-7 with
a double and an RBI in two games in his stint with the Isotopes. The Dodgers were 15-4 in games that he appeared in. Hammered his only homer of the year on May 19 in a win over St. Louis. Hit .289 with three doubles, a homer and 10 RBI in 23 Spring Training games.
Played three infield positions and batted .203 with 20 runs, nine doubles, a homer and
13 RBI in 36 games with Los Angeles...after joining the club in late August, James Loney
was the only Dodger who hit more doubles (16) over the 36-game span...the nine doubles
were also tied for the most among Major Leaguers who played less than 40 games...Made 32 starts with Los Angeles, with the club going 23-9 in those contests...
committed just one error in 278.2 innings and posted a .993 fielding percentage in
19 games at shortstop (17 starts), 12 games (11 starts) at second and five games (four
starts) at third base...Had his contract purchased from Triple-A Albuquerque on Aug. 12 and made his
Major League debut that same day starting at shortstop against Houston...picked up
his first big league hit on Aug. 13 with a fifth-inning single off Wandy Rodriguez...
belted his first Major League home run on Aug. 14 at Dodger Stadium, a three-run shot
off Houston's Jordan Lyles...Hit .300 (9-for-30) with three doubles against left-handed pitching...went 10-for-31
(.323) with runners in scoring position and batted .280 (14-for-50) with runners on base...Tied Matt Kemp for the Dodger season high by scoring a run in seven consecutive
contests from Aug. 19-26...scored 20 runs in 36 games...Participated in his first Major League Spring Training, batting .280 (7-for-25) with four
doubles and five RBI in 20 Cactus League games...Opened the season with Triple-A Albuquerque and batted .304 with 57 runs, 17
doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 89 games with the Isotopes...earned
a big league promotion by hitting .362 (25-for-69) with eight doubles, five homers
and 16 RBI in 21 second-half games...at the time of his promotion, he was leading the
Isotopes in batting average and doubles and was tied for third on the club with 14
homers...Hit .385 (30-for-78) against left-handed pitchers in Triple-A and batted .292 (19-for-
65) with runners in scoring position.
Batted .279 with 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 68 RBI in 114 combined games with Single-A Inland Empire and Triple-A Albuquerque...hit
all of his home runs following his May 22 promotion to Albuquerque...Hit safely in his first 11 games with the Isotopes, batting .302 (13-for-43) during his season-long streak...Overall, batted .310 (35-for-113) against left-handers...Hit a combined .351 (39-for-111) with runners in scoring position and batted .335 (56-for-167) with runners on base...Won the August Dodger Pride Award for Albuquerque after leading the club with a .349 batting average (30-for-86) with eight home runs
and 23 RBI in 29 games in the month
Acquired by the Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs on April 2, three days before the start of the regular season...
acquired by Chicago from Oakland in exchange for Michael Wuertz on Feb. 2...Spent the entire season with Double-A Chattanooga where he hit .280 with 27 doubles, two home runs and 33
RBI over 116 games...ranked third on the club in doubles...Named a Southern League All-Star after hitting .296 with 21 doubles and 15 RBI in the season's first half...led
the Lookouts in batting with a .344 (34-for-98) clip in 24 June games...Owned a .314 average and a .422 slugging percentage at home.
Batted .255 with 15 doubles, eight triples, six homers and 46 RBI in a career-high 123 games with Double-A
Midland...tied for third in the Texas League with eight triplesCollected 26 hits in 85 at-bats (.306) during the month of July, including a league-leading six triples...closed out
the month riding an eight-game hit streak where he batted .333 (13-for-39) including a three-hit, five-RBI game on
July 27...Hit all six of his home runs off right-handed pitching...batted .266 (94-for-354) off right-handers...Posted a .343 (12-for-35) clip with five RBI and a .425 on-base percentage in the ninth inning.
Combined to hit .263 with 74 runs scored, 26 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 40 RBI between Single-A
Stockton and Double-A Midland...collected a career-high 126 hits between the two teams...Began the season with Stockton where he hit .274 with 25 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 37 RBI
before being promoted to Midland in late August...at the time of his promotion, he ranked second on the club in
average, doubles and triples...Posted a .304 (62-for-204) clip with 15 doubles, three triples, three homers and 15 RBI with Stockton after the
All-Star break...hit .365 (31-for-85) during July...Batted .301 with runners on including three hits in six at-bats and eight RBI with the bases loaded...Played for Waikiki of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League following the season...was selected as the circuit's
Defensive Player of the Year.
Played 119 games with the Kane County Cougars, batting .241 with 21 doubles, two triples, five home runs and
46 RBI...ranked second on the club with a career-best 17 stolen bases...Belted his first career minor league home run, a three-run shot on May 12 vs. Beloit (Twins)...Batted .283 (15-for-53) and drove in 16 with runners in scoring position and two outs.
Began his professional career by hitting .274 with 13 RBI in 47 games for Single-A Vancouver...ranked third on
the club with eight stolen bases and second with 31 runs scored...Batted .352 (25-for-71) with five doubles, a triple and RBI in 18 August games...Had six hits in 14 at-bats (.429) while batting eighth in the lineup.