Graduated from Lakewood (CA) High School in 2004...Hit 11 home runs his senior year setting a school record...The previous mark had been held by former major leaguer Damion Easley.
2013: Played in a career-high 86 games in 1st season with the Red Sox...Acquired from SEA in late February. Also set career marks in runs (34), doubles (18), triples (2), walks (22), SLG (.523), and OPS (.885)...Both AVG (.296) and OBP (.362) were his highest totals in any ML season with at least 75 PA. His .523 SLG ranked 8th among AL players with at least 200 PA.
29 of 64 hits were XBH (18 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR)…Were the most XBH in MLB by a player with fewer than 250 PA and the most ever for a Red Sox with fewer than 250 PA. Went 19-for-57 (.333) with 5 doubles, 3 homers, 35 RBI, and 5 walks with runners in scoring position. Made 56 starts between LF (31), 1B (23), and RF (2)...Reached base safely in 40 (71%) of those contests. Led the AL with 9 RBI as a pinch-hitter...Was 1 of 6 AL players with multiple PH homers...Placed 2nd on the team and T-7th in AL with 24 PA as a PH (Jonny Gomes, 30)...Was 5-for-19 (.263) with a double, 2 HR, and 5 walks in the pinch. Posted a .300 AVG (57-for-190), .367 OBP, .537 SLG, and .904 OPS against right-handed pitching...27 of his 29 XBH (17 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR) and 40 of his 43 RBI came against righties. Had a .333 AVG or better in 3 different months: April (.458), June (.367), and July (.333). Combined to hit .337 (31-for-92) in 37 games vs. AL East teams, tops among AL East players (min. 50 PA). Played in just 2 of the first 12 games of 2013 (no starts). Notched an extra-base hit in all 3 PA on 4/17 at CLE, his 1st start for BOS (2 2B, 3B)...Was the 1st Red Sox to finish a game with 3 XBH in 3 PA since Babe Ruth 4/21/17 vs. NYY...Became the 3rd Red Sox since 1916 with 3 XBH in his 1st start for the team, 1st since Eric Hinske on 8/18/06 vs. NYY. Tallied hits in 6 straight PA (1B, 3 2B, 2 3B) over parts of 3 games from 4/17-21 (G2). Snapped an 0-for-21 slide with a 3-run HR in the 2nd inning on 5/24 vs. CLE. Reached in 41 of his last 57 games with a PA beginning 5/30 (.308 AVG, 48-for-156, 18 BB, 2 HBP). Led MLB with a .735 SLG in June…Finished 4th among AL leaders in June with a .367 AVG (18-for-49) and was 6th with a .448 OBP. Reached base safely in a season-high 11 straight games from 6/8-29, the 2nd-longest on-base streak of his career (30 G, 7/19-8/22/11 with SEA)…Began that stretch with a season-high 5-game hit streak from 6/8-13 (.450, 9-for-20). Left 6/16 game at BAL with right hamstring tightness and played just once in club's next 9 games from 6/18-26. Reached base a season-high 4 times 6/4 vs. TEX (3 H, BB, 3 RBI)...Matched season-high with 3 hits and scored a career-high 3 runs...Ejected after an 8th-inning strikeout by home plate umpire Andy Fletcher, his 1st career ejection. Ejected 8/16 vs. NYY by home plate umpire Bill Welke after striking out as a pinch hitter in the 7th inning. With 2 on and 2 out, knocked a go-ahead pinch-hit RBI single in the 8th inning of a 4-3 win on 8/28 vs. BAL. Scratched from the starting lineup on 8/29 vs. BAL due to left shoulder soreness and was out for 3 games. Hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit grand slam in the 10th inning on 9/11 at TB to give BOS a 7-3 win...Was 1st PH slam in extra innings in team history (Elias)...Was 1st Red Sox with a grand slam in extras since Dwight Evans on 5/19/89 at OAK (10th inn.) and 1st Red Sox with a PH grand slam since Kevin Millar on 6/7/03 at MIL...Was the 1st major leaguer to put his team ahead with a PH grand slam in extras since CIN's Adam Dunn on 6/26/03 at ATL. Appeared in 6 games and made 1 start during the Red Sox' postseason run to the World Series Championship, going 0-for-8 with an RBI…Started ALCS Game 2, a 6-5 win over the Tigers at Fenway Park…Drove in BOS' 1st run with a pinch-hit groundout in the 5th inning of World Series Game 3 in STL.
Appeared in 59 games with the Mariners...Missed 78 games due to 3 stints on the
Made 48 starts, with 23 at 1st base, 21 in left field, and 4 at DH.
Was 13-for-42 (.310) against left-handers.
Opened the season the DL with a sprained right shoulder and was activated on 5/1.
Hit 4 of his 5 home runs in a 10-game stretch 5/6-20, including back-to-back games 5/18 and 5/20 at COL.
Went back on the DL on 6/13 (retro to 6/11) with an inflamed right shoulder until 7/23.
Hit at a .293 clip (22-for-75) with 9 runs, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI, and a .357 OBP over his final 25
games beginning on 7/26.
Missed time with a strained left groin from 8/14 (retro to 8/13)-9/3
Totaled a .250 AVG (37-for-148) with 9 doubles, 3 homers, and 21 RBI in 37 rehab games between Triple-A
Tacoma and High-A High Desert.
Ranked amongst all-time Mariners rookies in home runs (12, T7th), RBI (46, 9th) and extra base hits
(30, 10th)...Selected by MLB.com as Mariners
Breakout Player of the Year...Named to Baseball America's All-Rookie team, along with Dustin
Ackley and Michael Pineda...Listed amongst AL rookie leaders in several offensive categories:
Grand Slams (1, T1st), Slugging (.466, 2nd), Batting Average (.276, 4th), RBI (46, 4th),
Home Runs (12, T4th), Extra Base Hits (30, 6th) and On-base Percentage (.326, 6th)...Appeared in 79 games at 4 positions: 1B - 34 G/30 GS, LF - 27 G/26 GS, DH - 19 G/GS,
RF - 1 G/0 GS...Batted .286 (73x255) with 15 doubles, 1 triple, 12 home runs and 46 RBI in 64 games
following second recall from AAA Tacoma (July 19-end of season)...hit .200 (7x35) in 15
games during first stint (June 8-July 2)...Recorded career-high 20-game hitting streak July 30-Aug. 21 (.363/29x80, 13 R, 5 2B, 4
HR, 19 RBI)...tied for the longest hitting streak by a MLB rookie in 2011 (Freddie Freeman
- ATL), and longest hitting streak by an AL rookie since Robb Quinlan had a 21-game
streak in 2004...longest by a Mariners rookie since Ichiro had streaks of 21 & 23 games
in 2001...became 7th Mariners player (12th time) to record a hitting streak of 20 or more
games...joins Ichiro (7x), Joey Cora, Richie Zisk, Dan Meyer, Yuniesky Betancourt and
Alex Rodriguez...Named August AL Rookie of the Month...4th Mariner to receive award (7x) and first
position player since Ichiro (4x) in 2001...hit .313 (35x112) with 8 2B, 6 HR, 25 RBI...25
RBI tied rookie club record for any month (Danny Tartabull, July 1986)...Hit .306 (22x72) with a .542 slugging percentage against LHP (4 HR)...8th-highest SLG%
in club history by a left-handed batter vs. LHP...Tied Mariners single-game rookie hits record going 5-for-5 Sept. 20 at Minnesota...joins
Rich Amaral (5/17/93 at TEX) and Joe Simpson (8/27/79 at CLE)...Recorded career-high 5 RBI, including first career grand slam Sept. 18 at Cleveland...Hit go-ahead 2-run home run to break 3-3 tie Aug. 29 vs. LAA (432 ft. into Hit it Here
Café)...provided both runs in 2-1 win over Angels on Aug. 31 with 2-out, 2-run double in
the 8th inning off Scott Downs...In 66 games with AAA Tacoma, batted .343 (86x251) with 55 runs, 14 doubles, 21 home
runs, 64 RBI, 1.060 OPS...recorded a 22-game hitting streak May 15-June 6 (.433, 42x97,
27 R, 4 2B, 11 HR, 25 RBI)...Named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week twice, May 9-15 & May 30-June 5.
Appeared in 14 games in 2 stints
with the Mariners; including starts
at first base (9), left field (1) and DH
...Left game Sept. 25 at Tampa Bay
with partially torn plantar fascia in
his right foot...missed the rest of
...Hit a career-high 29 home runs
with Tacoma, including 8 in final 12
regular season games.
...Hit 12 home runs in final 35 regular season games, Aug. 1-end of season.
...Ranked 7th among Triple-A hitters with 29 home runs; 4th in Mariners organization and
14th in all of the minor leagues.
...During the PCL Playoffs, hit .212 (7x33) with 4 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 5 RBI.
...Recalled from Tacoma on June 7 (M. Sweeney DL)...appeared in 11 games/9 starts at
first base...optioned to Tacoma on June 27 (R. Branyan acquired in trade).
...Recorded 6 multi-home run games: 4/19 at SLC, 5/23 vs. NO, 7/10 vs. FRE, 8/26 vs.
POR, 8/31 vs. COL, 9/3 at FRE...homered in 3 consecutive games July 4-6.
...Hit .358 (24x67) with 15 runs, 3 doubles, 5 home runs, 15 RBI May 14-June 4 (18 games).
...Recorded 19 multi-RBI games including 3 games with 4 RBI (July 6 at Salt Lake, July 10
vs. Fresno, Aug. 15 vs. Round Rock.
Spent majority of the season with
Tacoma (AAA)...also had 2 stints
with Seattle, June 17-July 3 and
Sept. 1-remainder of the season...Recalled from Tacoma on June 17
(Bedard DL) and played in 5 games
with the Mariners (.375/3x8, 2 R,
RBI)...optioned to Tacoma on July
3 (Kelley activated from DL)...Appeared in 16 games, 15 starts at
first base, recording 0 errors in 115
total chances...Made Major League debut as pinch-hitter June 17 at San Diego...walked in his first ML
plate appearance, becoming 4th player in franchise history to draw a walk in first career
trip to the plate (Bob Wells, 7/3/97 at SD; Lee Tinsley, 4/6/93 vs. TOR; Donell Nixon 4/7/87
at CAL)...Made first career start at first base, June 18 at San Diego, going 1-for-3 with a runs
scored, BB and HBP...recorded first career hit, a single off Josh Geer in the first inning...Hit first ML home run Sept. 16 vs. Chicago White Sox (off Carrasco)...Recorded season-high 3 hits and 2 RBI on Oct. 2 vs. Texas...Appeared in 110 games with Tacoma, finishing T3rd on the team with 15 home runs and
5th with 64 RBI and 112 hits...appeared mostly in games at first base (82), but also made
12 appearances in left field and started 17 games as designated hitter...Recorded 33 multi-hit games, including 5 three-hit games and 2 season-high 4-hit games
(April 24 vs. Salt Lake and Aug. 25 at Fresno)...Hit .448 (13x29) with 9 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 home runs and 6 RBI during season-high
7-game hitting streak, April 24-30...also had 7-game hit streak Aug. 14-19, batting .345
(10x29) with 3 multi-hit games...Hit 8 of his 15 home runs during a 24-game span, April 14-May 10, including hitting home
runs in back-to-back games, May 9-10...Opened the season with Tacoma...hit .281 (66x243) with 46 runs, 19 doubles, 10 home
runs and 32 RBI in 67 games with the Rainiers.
Set minor league career-highs in batting average (.299), on base percentage (.403),
doubles (29), homers (17), and walks (79)...ranked 5th in the Eastern League in on-base
percentage...won the Sterling Award as the top player on Binghamton (AA) as awarded
by the Mets...named to the Northern Division team for the Eastern League's All-Star
Game July 16 at New Hampshire...also selected to the EL's Post Season All-Star Team...
hit .314 vs. right-handed pitching (102x325) with 11 home runs and 49 RBI...named the
League's Player of the Week for the period ending April 13th...also named the Eastern
League's Player of the Month for April (.356/36x101, 16 R, 7 2B, 6 HR, 20 RBI)...selected
the Player of the Month for August, batting .289 (28x97) with 10 doubles, one triple, 5
home runs, 16 runs and 16 RBI.
Played the entire season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...hit .292 (14x48)
with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in 13 games in June...compiled a .285 batting average
(71x249) with 10 home runs and 42 RBI vs. right-handed pitching...on disabled list May
5-June 18 with a broken finger on his right hand...played one rehabilitation game with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on June 18...played for the Scottsdale Scorpions in
the Arizona Fall League...batted .243 (26x107) with 9 doubles and 16 RBI in 29 games.
Spent the entire season with St. Lucie in the Florida State League...selected as the
Sterling Organizational Player of the Year as the top player in the Mets' minor league
system...ranked 2nd in the Florida State League in RBI (88), 2nd in games (137), 3rd in
total bases (221) and 4th in hits (141)...hit .350 (7x20) in the post-season to help St. Lucie
capture the FSL Championship...played for North Shore in the Hawaiian Winter League...
batted .299 with 17 RBI in 30 games.
Spent the entire season with Hagerstown (A)...selected to the South Atlantic League
(A) All-Star team...led the SAL in hit by pitches (21).
Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Mets...ranked 4th in the
GCL in doubles (12) and 3rd in games (57)...hit .267 with 30 runs, 4 homers and 26 RBI.