Single ... is a 2003 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, Fla. ... played basketball and baseball ... won the 5-A state baseball championship as a senior ... played varsity baseball while in eighth grade ... was a member of the 2000 USA Youth National Team and Team USA during the 2002 International Baseball Federation's World June Championship in Sherbrooke, Canada ... was ranked by Baseball America as the top 16-year-old in the United States in 2001 ... participated in the 1997 Little League World Series with Manatee East (Fla.) ... father, Tony Sr., played in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
Began the season with the White Sox and appeared in two games before being designated for assignment on 4/7...led Class AAA Charlotte with 27 steals, hitting .295 (131-444) with 23 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 47 RBI in 123 games...was 46-117 (.478) vs. left-handers.
Hit .277 (105-379) with 21 doubles, four home runs and 34 RBI in 113 games with Pittsburgh...made 56 starts in left field and 41 in right and totaled six assists...hit .320 (40-125) with all four homers off left-handers (.256 vs. righties)...batted .315 (51-162) with runners in scoring position and .333 (27-81) with RISP and two outs...opened the season hitting .217 (15-69) in his first 18 games but batted .290 (90-310) the remainder of the season...tied a career high with four RBI on 5/6 vs. the Cubs and 6/19 vs. Cleveland...snapped a 156-game errorless streak on 8/7 vs. Colorado ... missed the final 19 games with a strained muscle in his left side...appeared in 36 games with Aragua of the Venezuelan Winter League.
Hit .279 (68-for-244) with 11 doubles, four home
runs and 21 RBI in 65 big league games between Washington and Pittsburgh...Began season with Washington and was the club's Opening Day
starter in center field...Went hitless in first three games (nine at bats) before going 2-for-5 with an RBI on 4/10 at Atlanta...Hit safely in three of his final
four games with Washington, where he made five starts in center field before
being optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on 4/14...Made 16 appearances in left field
and five in center field while playing with Syracuse...Went 2-for-17 in first five
games before going 3-for-4 on 4/24 at Buffalo and hitting safely in seven
straight games from 4/24 thru 5/1 (12-for-31, .387)...Went 1-for-21 in next
seven games, dropping season average from .292 to .217 on 5/8...Went 3-for-
5 on 5/9 vs. Indianapolis and 5-for-10 in last three games with Syracuse...Was
hit by a pitch while bunting on 5/11 vs. Indianapolis and suffered a broken right ring finger...Began rehab assignment with GCL Nationals on
6/26...Homered in second rehab game on 6/27...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 6/30 and continued rehab with GCL Pirates in Bradenton, FL...Went
4-for-12 in four games with the Baby Bucs before being reinstated from minor league D.L. and assigned to Indianapolis on 7/10...Played five
games with Indy (6-for-15, .400) before having option transferred to Class-A Lynchburg on 7/13 due to the Triple-A All-Star break...Homered twice
in his third and final game with Lynchburg on 7/15 at Potomac...Returned to Indianapolis on 7/17...Was named the International League's Playerof-
the-Week for the week ending 7/19 after leading the league with nine hits and a .591 on-base percentage in the four-day period that followed
the Triple-A All-Star break; he went 9-for-17 (.529) with two doubles and five RBI during the week...Made 15 starts in left field and two in center
field while playing with Indianapolis...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/31 and went 2-for-4 with two RBI while making first start in left field that
night vs. Washington...Doubled and knocked in two runs in his next game on 8/2...Hit safely in first three games with Pirates (5-for-12) and in
nine of his first 11 (13-for-46, .283)...Connected off Milwaukee's Manny Parra for first home run on 8/18 at PNC Park...Hit .400 (26-for-64) with
five doubles, two homers and eight RBI in 19-game stretch from 8/17 thru 9/6...Went hitless in 12 straight at bats from 9/6-11..Hit safely in five
consecutive games from 9/18-22 (11-for-21, .524)...Connected off Bronson Arroyo for third home run on 9/24 vs. Cincinnati...Had walkoff single
off Jonathan Broxton to cap off four-run 9th inning in 6-5 victory vs. Los Angeles on 9/27...Produced a team-high .311 average in his final 43
games (beginning 8/17), going 51-for-164 with four homers and 14 RBI...Made all 58 defensive appearances (56 starts) in left field while playing
with the Pirates and did not make an error (had six assists)...Hit three of his four home runs against Cincinnati.
In first complete big league campaign, certified status as a solution going forward by hitting 14 homers, swiping 24 bags and playing solid centerfield...was one of just 17 big leaguers to swipe at least 20 bags and hit 14 or more home
runs in 2008...paced the Nationals with 61 RBI and tied Ryan Zimmerman for team lead with 14 homers...also led the
Nationals with 24 stolen bases, 9 bunt hits and 14 HBPs...ranked 2nd among Nationals with 65 runs, 140 hits and 24
doubles (tied)...set career highs almost across the board, including games, home runs and RBI...hit safely in careerbest
14 straight games from July 31-August 13 at a .375 clip (21-for-56) with one triple, 5 homers, 10 RBI, 5 walks, 3
stolen bases and 8 runs scored...the 14-gamer matched Cristian Guzman for the longest hit streak recorded by National
in 2008...right groin injury prompted DL stint from June 28-July 25...missed 20 games...in 58 games following injury,
batted .299 (66-for-221) with 7 homers, 29 RBI and .355 on-base percentage...hit .245 (74-for-302) with 7 homers, 32
RBI and .312 on-base percentage in 80 games prior to the injury.
Member of NYM's Opening Day roster for the first time...hit .299 (46-for-154) with 6 home runs and 23 RBI in 49 games beginning July 21...hit .317 when facing opposing lefthanders...batted .314 at Shea Stadium...hit .304 with RISP...hit .318 in August...hit .424 during career-best 9-game hitting streak, July 21-July 29...posted a hit in 6 straight
at-bats, July 22-25...at 22 years, 111 days he was the second youngest player in club history to have six straight hits
(Darryl Strawberry was 22 years, 42 days upon posting 6 straight hits in April of 1984).
Game-By-Game Highlights: Snapped 1-1 tie with 8th-inning RBI single in NYM's eventual 2-1 win on July 14 vs.
CIN...in an 8-3 victory on August 5 at CHI, posted 3 hits, scored twice, drew a walk, stole a base and recorded an
outfield assist to help Tom Glavine pocket 300th career win...posted first career multi-home run game, September 29th
vs. FLA...in same game, matched career-high with 3 RBI.
In Minor Leagues: Began season with NYM, but was optioned to New Orleans of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League,
April 13...was placed on New Orleans DL with a sprained right foot, April 24.
Recalled from Norfolk (AAA) on Sept. 5...Was also with the Mets from Aug. 1-24 and May 30-June 30...Had a career-high three hits, Aug. 19 vs. Colorado...Also had three hits on June 4 vs. San Francisco and June 17 vs. Baltimore...Collected his first Major League home run, a game-tying solo shot in the bottom of the 10th inning on June 4 vs. San Francisco (off Armando Benitez)...Also had a two-run double in the sixth inning of that contest to drive in his first big league runs...Registered his first Major League triple, June 7 at Los Angeles...Scored his first Major League run, which was the winning run on June 3 (Game Two) vs. San Francisco...The Mets won, 3-2, in the bottom of the 11th...Made his Major League debut with a start in right field on May 30 vs. Arizona...Picked up his first Major League hit in that contest, a double off Miguel Batista...Had his contract purchased from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on May 30th...Was hitting .291 (53-182) with 32 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 19 RBI with 32 walks, 42 strikeouts and eight stolen bases in 50 games for the Tides at the time his contract was purchased...Hit .357 (30-84) with 15 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples, a home run, six RBI and seven stolen bases in 25 games in April
with the Tides...With Norfolk, batted .277 vs. left-handed pitching and .277 vs. right-handed pitching...Compiled 20 games with two hits, and four contests with three hits at Norfolk...At Triple-A, had a .291 (16-55) batting average with runners in scoring position...Hit .359 (33-92) with runners on base...Hit safely in 11 straight games from April 16-April 26...Hit .529 (18-34) during that span.
Split the year between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League ... In 110 combined games, he hit .318 (135-425) with 81 runs scored, 32 doubles, eight home runs, 46 RBI and 29 stolen bases ... Selected to play for the United States team in the All-Star Futures Game, which was held at Comerica Park in Detroit on July 10th ... Played three innings in leftfield, going 0-1 in his only plate appearance ... Named the Mets' top prospect in the organization by Baseball America
... Was hitting .175 (11-63) through his first 16 games in the Florida State League (May 8th) ... ...Hit .343 (124-362) the remainder of the year at Class A and Class AA (94 games) ... Fashioned a .329 (26-79) batting mark in 22 games in May and hit .306 (26-85) in 22 contests in June ... Had 11, two-hit games and seven, three-hit contests at St. Lucie ... Stole two bases on July 2nd vs. Vero Beach ... Hit safely in 37 of the 48 games he played at Binghamton ... Had 10 games with two hits, six games with three hits and two games with four hits, July 15th vs. Reading and August 22nd vs. Harrisburg ... Collected a pair of nine-game hitting streaks with the B-Mets, August 8th-August 15th, (15-37, .405) and August 16th (second game)-August 25th (17-40, .425) ... Along with righthanded pitcher Brian Bannister, played for the United States National Team at the IBAF World Cup in the Netherlands last September ... Hit .302 (13-43) with three doubles, three home runs, six RBI and eight runs scored in 10 games ... Hit .322 (29-90) with 23 runs, four doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 RBI and seven stolen bases in 23 games for Grand Canyon of the Arizona Fall League ... Was a member of the CONCEBE Regional Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Phoenix, AZ from November 15th-November 19th ... Played in five games and hit .214 (3-14) with one home run and one RBI.
Began the season with Capital City (A) of the South Atlantic League...Was promoted to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League from July 16th-August 17th...Returned to finish the year with the Bombers ... Batted .370 (50-135) in home games with Capital City ... Registered 26 multi-hit contests in the SAL...Had 16 games with two hits, eight games with three hits and two games with four hits, July 6th at Asheville and August 23rd vs. Rome ... Played in 22 contests in centerfield for St. Lucie.
Made his professional debut, appearing in seven games with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.