Graduated from Evergreen (CO) High School in 1999...Played two seasons at Cochise (AZ) Junior College and then one season at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock...transferred to the University of Nevada-Reno for his senior season and was the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2003.
Spent the year with New Orleans (AAA) in the Marlins system, batting .294 (64-218) with 6 HR, 14 doubles, and 42 RBI in 60 games….his 42 RBI ranked 2nd on club despite limited number of games….was teammates with former Ranger Doug Mathis….endured 3 separate stints on the disabled list: start of season-May 19 (back strain), June 20-July 18 (left intercostal strain), and Aug. 11-19 (left trapezius).…went 1-for-4 with an RBI in his first game with New Orleans on May 20 at Sacramento and hit .347 (17-49) over his first 13 games.…that stretch ended with a 13-inning win on June 1 at Iowa (4-7, HR, 2 2B, 4 RBI), when he had season highs in hits and RBI….hit .244 (11-45) over next 13 games leading up to 2nd DL stint to drop to .298…in first 16 games after 2nd DL stint from July 19-Aug. 2, batted .364 (20-55) with 3 doubles, 2 HR, and 13 RBI to rise to .322.…would bat .232 (16-69) in final 19 games to finish at .294…had 9 games at first base, one error in 62 chances, and fielded .948 (5 E/96 TC) in 38 games at third….following the season, played 24 games as the designated hitter for Mexicali in the Mexican Winter League, batting .348 (32-92) with 10 doubles, 3 HR, 11 RBI, and a .956 OPS.
Combined to bat .276 (91-330) with 2 HR and 46 RBI in 90 games with NW Arkansas (AA) and Omaha (AAA) in the Royals system…opened year with Omaha and hit .321 (26-81) in April, but opened May by going 0-for-17 in first 5 games of the month to drop to .265…on DL June 13-19 with right thumb contusion…hit safely in 11 of final 12 with Omaha, spanning the DL stint, and was sent to NW Arkansas on July 14 for duration of year…first HR of season was a grand slam on Aug. 2 at Tulsa.
Kevin split the season between the Oakland and Colorado organizations...in addition to his time in Oakland and Colorado, also played 61 games for Sacramento (AAA) in the A's organization...Combined for seven home runs in the Majors in 73 games for the A's and Rockies, marking his first season since
2007 that he did not record double-digit home runs ... Recorded his second career multi-home run game on September 25 at Houston, going 3-for-6 with a career-best
Led the A's in home runs (16) and extra base hits (49), and tied for the team lead in RBI (71)...however, all three figures were the lowest totals over his four full seasons, as were his .247 batting average, .283 on-base percentage and .396 slugging percentage...had career-highs in doubles (32) and stolen bases (2)...the 16 home runs were the fewest by a team leader in Oakland history...the previous low was 17 by Mitchell Page in 1978, and Dwayne Murphy and Davey Lopes in 1983...the 71 RBI were second lowest by an Oakland team leader to Page's 70 in 1978...his .283 on-base percentage ranked fourth lowest in the American League and was the lowest by an Athletic since Scott Brosius had a .259 mark in 1997...hit .214 with runners in scoring position...was batting .266 at the All-Star Break but then hit .216 after
the break, which ranked fifth lowest in the AL...combined for a .244 batting average in April and May, .303 in June and July, and .182 from Aug. 1 through the end of the season...batted .228 over the first six innings of a game, .289 with seven of his 16 home runs in the seventh inning or later...hit 11 of his 16 home runs on the road, 10 were solo shots...had eight first-pitch home runs, which tied for third most in
the AL...24 of his 78 career home runs have come on the first pitch...had a .336 batting average when leading off an inning...hit .343 in 17 interleague games, compared to a .233 batting average against AL competition...now has a .320 (70 for 219) career average in interleague play...appeared exclusively at third base, where he made 140 starts...committed 12 errors for a .968 fielding percentage, which ranked fourth among the eight AL qualifiers at third base...had a career-high 278 assists...hit in every spot in the order from third through seventh...led the A's with 57 starts batting clean-up and 42 hitting fifth...batted .270 when hitting fourth, .220 from the five spot.
OAKLAND: Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start at third base, his first with the A's...grounded into two double plays that day, tying the Oakland Opening Day record set by Scott Hatteberg in 2002 and also matched in 2010 by Ryan Sweeney...hit safely in 16 consecutive home games from May 8 to June 21 (24 for 64, .375), which tied for the third-longest home hitting streak in Oakland history...his fourth inning double May 12 at Texas was the 100th of his career...had a career-high 15-game hitting streak from May 31 to June 15...hit .458 (27 for 59) with three doubles, three home runs and 11
RBI during the streak...made his only pinch-hitting appearance of the season June 2 at Boston, hitting a solo home run off Papelbon in the ninth inning of a 6-4 A's loss...it was his first career pinch homer...is now a .333 (4 for 12) career hitter in the pinch with seven RBI...homered in three straight games for the first time in his career, June 2-4...singled off Fernando Rodney in the eighth inning June 7 against Los Angeles for his 500th career hit...had a career-best streak of five consecutive multiple hit games from June 8 to 12 (12-for-22, .545)...went 4-for-4 June 20 at St. Louis, his fifth career game of four or more hits...all five of those games have come on the road against NL teams...had two hits the next day against Cincinnati to lift his batting average to .293...then hit .200 over his final 73 games...batted .336 (36-for-107) with five home runs in June, his best one-month figures in 2010...had a career-long 0-for-30 streak from June 25 to July 5...at the time, it was the longest hitless streak by an Athletic since Scott Brosius also had a 0 for 30 streak from Aug. 26-Sept. 19, 1995...set an Oakland record with five consecutive games with a grounded-into-double play from June 29 to July 3...the previous mark was four (three times, last by Scott Hatteberg from Sept. 13-16, 2005)...had his first walk-off hit as an Athletic with a RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning July 20 against Boston...it was his fourth career game-ending RBI (three singles, one walk)...scored a career-high tying three runs July 31 at Chicago (fourth time)...went 6-for-53 (.113) over a 17-game stretch from Aug. 6 to 24 before going 9-for-20 (.450) with four multiple hit games over his next five games...finished August with a .206 batting average...missed 13 games from Sept. 6 to 20 with lower back spasm...returned Sept. 21, starting 11 of the A's final 13 games at third base...went 6-for-44 (.136) over that span, but two of the hits were home runs.
Played in 141 games for the Padres, including 134 starts at third base...matched his career high with 31 doubles while tallying a career-best 88 RBI...ranked among the club leaders in hits (3rd), doubles (t-1st), home runs (2nd), and RBI (2nd)...set the National League record for fielding percentage by a third
baseman with a .990 mark...made just three errors in 311 total chances...no previous NL third baseman
had committed fewer than six errors in a season with at least 300 total chances...previous record was
.987 by Vinny Castilla in 2004...donated one of his game-used gloves to the National Baseball Hall of
Fame following the season...committed his first error of the season May 29 at Colorado, snapping a
72-game errorless streak dating back to Aug. 30, 2008...his final error came July 16 and he finished the
season with a 53-game errorless streak...hit .274 after the All-Star break after hitting .244 over the first
half...posted a .335 on-base percentage and a .443 slugging percentage in the second half...went 47 for
155 (.303) with runners in scoring position...hit lefties at a .291 clip (43 for 148) while batting .241 (92
for 138) against right-handers...recorded 33 multi-hit games, including a career-high five-hit effort Aug.
13 at Milwaukee, a four-hit game and 10 three-hit games...missed time during the last month of the
season while suffering from a strained left calf and back tightness...was not placed on the disabled list.
Set single-season career highs in nearly every offensive category in his second year with the Padres, hitting .260 (162-for-624) with 31 doubles, four triples, 23 home runs, 84 RBI, 71 runs and 23 walks in 154 games...single-season marks in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs and RBI...after the season, underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder in November...the procedure was performed by Dr. Heinz Hoenecke and Dr. Jan Fronek at Scripps Green Hospital...624 at-bats paced club and ranked sixth in the National League...ninth in the NL with 1379.0 innings played in the field...Team-best 47 multiple-hit contests, including career-high-tying four hits 5/2 at FLA...Played 154 games at third base, all in a starting role...posted .974 fielding percentage, third-best among Major League third
basemen and set a club single-season mark at the position...first in the Majors at third base with 128 putouts and 34 double plays...tied for first with 416 total chances, second with 1379.0 innings played and third with 277 assists...committed 11 errors...Hit at a .292 clip (93-for-319) in 77 road contests and .286 (48-for-168) in 42 day games...19 of 23 home runs came off right-handed pitching...44 games in the four hole, hit .293 (53-for-181) and .381 (8-for-21) in five tilts batting sixth...40-for-138 (.290) when leading off an inning...Scored San Diego's only run in 22-inning loss to COL 4/17, playing all 22 frames at third base...nine at-bats in that game tied club record for extra-inning contest...also played all 18 innings at third base 5/25 vs. CIN...Cracked five long balls during the 10-game homestand 5/19-29...career-high two homers 5/25 vs. CIN...Grounded into a 5-4-3 triple play in the eighth inning 5/30 at SF...Career-high tying 10-game hit streak 6/13-30, hitting .390 (16-for-41) with four doubles, one triple, three homers, nine RBI and six runs during that stretch...third-career grand slam 6/14 at CLE...Scratched from the lineup 6/17 at NYY due to a sore lower back sustained while fielding ground balls during batting practice...missed six games with the injury...Hit .299 (29-for-97) in 25 July games...Drove in 45 RBI after the All-Star break, second most on the club behind Adrian Gonzalez (48) and tied for 10th in NL.
Rookie third baseman finished with a .275 average, 30 doubles, 18 home runs and 74 RBI in 145
games...the 18 homers tied the Padres rookie record (Benito Santiago, 1987) and his 74 RBI marked the second most in club history for a rookie (Santiago, 79)...following the season, was named the 2007
Favorite New Padre by The Madres, a group of volunteers who have assisted the Padres front office and
served local youth baseball since 1972...ranked among NL rookie leaders in doubles (t-2nd), RBI (3rd),
multi-hit games (4th, 35), home runs (5th), hits (5th), extra-base hits (5th, 50), total bases (5th, 221),
runs (t-5th), walks (6th), slugging percentage (8th, .457) and batting average (10th)...also placed among
all-time Padres rookie leaders in doubles (4th), batting average (5th) and hits (7th)...set marks for a San
Diego rookie third baseman in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, homers, RBI, walks, batting average,
on-base percentage (.329) and slugging...played in 136 games at third base, including 128 starts...hit at
a .356 clip off left-handed pitching, ninth among NL batters...was the fourth San Diego rookie to start
at third base on Opening Day...batted at a .303 clip with seven doubles, one triple, three home runs, 18
RBI and nine runs scored in May after hitting .113 with two doubles, one homer, four RBI and one run
scored in April...batted .309 over his last 118 games beginning May 10 after starting the season 9 for
83 (.108) in his first 27 contests...knocked his second career grand slam May 25 vs. Milwaukee...fell a
single short of the cycle July 13, finishing 3 for 4...hit .352 over 50 games from Aug. 7 through the end
of the season, the fifth best mark in the NL during that span...batted a team-best .380 in September...
reached base in 20 consecutive contests from Sept. 5-26, batting .464 with eight walks and two hit by
pitches...collected 14 RBI over the 20-game span...reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances,
Sept. 9-13, with eight hits and two walks...notched eight consecutive hits during the span, tying Dave
Winfield (July 29-31, 1979), Tony Gwynn (April 22-24, 1994) and Brian Giles (June 19-22, 2005) for
the club record for hits without making an out.
Was selected by the Indians from Triple-A Buffalo Sept. 2 and made his Major League debut
that night at Texas...hit a grand slam on the first pitch of his first at-bat in the first inning off Edinson Volquez...became only the third Major Leaguer to hit a grand slam in his first plate appearance and the
first ever on the first pitch...is also the fourth Major Leaguer and first American League player to hit a
grand slam in his debut...homered in his second game Sept. 3 (off Kevin Millwood), breaking up a fifthinning
no-hitter...became the third Indians player to homer in his first two games, joining Earl Averill
and Josh Bard...made 13 starts at designated hitter and two at third base...hit safely in nine of his 16
Big League games, going 12 for 56 (.214) with three homers and 11 RBI...compiled a .379 combined
average between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Buffalo, the second best mark in all of minor league
baseball, trailing only James Loney's .380 mark (Dodgers organization)...honored with the Indians
organization's 2006 Lou Boudreau Award as the top position player in their minor league system...had
the highest on-base percentage (.437) in the club's farm system...between Akron and Buffalo, hit .450
off left-handers and .346 off righties...batted .336 with runners in scoring position and .387 with runners
on base...began the season at Akron, batting .389 with 15 home runs and 55 RBI in 67 games with
the Aeros...hit .440 in May with six home runs and 26 RBI in 23 games to earn Topps Eastern League
Player of the Month honors...missed three weeks from June 16-July 4 with a strained left hamstring...
promoted to Triple-A July 28...batted .353 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 27 games at Buffalo...
posted a .647 slugging percentage...hit in 23 of the 27 tilts, all but one in the clean-up spot...played
for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League and hit .382 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 15
games...was named to the AFL All-Prospects Team.
Season was limited to 71 games due to a lower back injury...began the campaign at Single-A
Kinston...named to the Carolina League All-Star Team prior to his injury...was leading the league in batting average before going on the shelf...was on the disabled list from June 3-Aug. 8...played three
games at Short-A Mahoning Valley on a rehab stint, Aug. 4-8...returned to Kinston and finished with a
.339 average with 20 doubles, 12 home runs and 58 RBI in 68 games overall.
Spent most of the season at Single-A Lake County...finished second in the South Atlantic League in batting average (.330), fourth in hits (156) and tied for fourth in doubles (35)...named to the SAL mid-season and postseason All-Star teams...played in the Arizona Fall League after the season.
Gained his first experience in the professional ranks at Single-A Mahoning Valley after signing on June 3...his eight home runs were tied for third in the New York-Penn League.