Nathan Richard McLouth (rhymes with MOUTH)...Wife's name is Lindsay...Is a 2000 graduate of Whitehall (MI) High School...Hit .514 and was 51-for-51 in stolen base attempts during his senior season...Was named Michigan's Gatorade Player-ofthe- Year and earned a share of the state's Mr. Baseball honors following his final season...Named a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American following both his junior and senior campaigns...Batted .523 over his career and stole a Michigan state record 180 bases in 181 attempts in his four seasons with the Vikings...Also tallied 25 home runs and 150 RBI during his high school career...Turned down a baseball scholarship to the University of Michigan to sign with the Pirates...Originally signed by Pirate scout Duane Gustavson.
In his first season in Washington, played in just 79 games after injuring his right shoulder while diving for a ball on July 28 at Miami...Underwent right-shoulder surgery to repair a labral tear, Aug. 21 (Dr. Wiemi Douoguih)...Hit just .173 with six doubles, one home run, seven RBI, 16 walks and 10 runs scored in limited action...Went 2-for-23 with five walks in the pinch...Lifted game-winning pinch-hit sac fly to cap scoring in 6-5 comeback win, June 18 vs. Houston...May 28 vs. Miami, posted four hits and walk to reach base five times in a single game for second time in career (also July 22, 2013 at Kansas City Royals).
Batted .258 with 31 doubles, 12 homers, 36 RBI and 53 walks in 146 games with BAL...swiped a career-high 30 bases (tied 9th in AL) while maintaining an exemplary stolen-base percentage (81.1%)...was the O's recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, which is bestowed annually by the MLB Players Alumni Association...hit 100th career homer, a solo blast off Todd Redmond, Sept. 24 vs. TOR...reached base safely 5 times (single, triple, 3 walks) in a single game for the first time, July 22 at KCR...hit 2nd-career game-ending homer, a solo shot in the 10th inning, to cap BAL's 3-2 victory vs. NYY...posted 4 hits and scored 4 runs, April 28 at OAK.
Contract was selected from Norfolk August 4 and doubled in his first at-bat that night at Tampa Bay
... Hit 10th career leadoff home run September 30 vs. Boston off Zach Stewart
... Hit walk-off RBI single September 12 against Tampa Bay
... Hit 8th inning go-ahead two-run homer August 27 against Chicago
... Hit first big league homer since July 17, 2011 on August 21 at Texas
... Recorded four three-hit games for the O's
... Season-high three RBI August 27 vs. Chicago
... Hit .244 (44-180) with 10HR, 29R & 33RBI in 47 games with Norfolk
... Appeared in 34 games with PIT, batting .140 (8-57)
... Went 1-for-4 with 2 RBI and a SB in AL Wild Card Game vs. TEX...Hit .318/.348/.500 with a double, HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB in 5G vs.
NYY in the ALDS
Was Atlanta's Opening Day starter in center field and the club's every day center fielder thru 5/22...Was placed on
the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain on 5/23...Played three games on rehab with Triple-A Gwinnett from 6/16-18 before being
reinstated from D.L. on 6/19...Was used mostly as the starting left fielder after he returned from the disabled list...Made back-to-back
starts in right field on 7/18-19...Was ejected in the 9th inning by home plate umpire Jerry Meals for arguing balls and strikes in the 19-inning
game vs. Pittsburgh on 7/26...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/29 due to a lower abdominal strain...Underwent sports
hernia surgery in Philadelphia on 8/4 and was transferred to the 60-day D.L...Missed remainder of the season.
His first-inning home run on 5/1 was his first leadoff HR of 2010 and the seventh of his career...Left 6/9's game at ARI after suffering a head injury on the turf of Chase Field after colliding with Jason
Heyward while tracking a fly ball to right centerfield...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 6/10 with a head contusion and began a rehabilitation
assignment on 7/9 at Gwinnett (AAA)...Was activated from the disabled list on 7/21 and was optioned to Gwinnett on 7/27...Was recalled from Gwinnett on 8/31 where he appeared in 34 games since 7/9 (start of rehab assignment)...Batted .263 (15-for-57) with 3 doubles and 10 RBI and had a .358 on-base pct. after being recalled on 8/31...Hit .409 (9-for-22) during a season-high seven-game hitting streak from 9/5-13...Since the start of 2005, he ranks fifth in the majors in stolen base pct. (83-of-96, .865)...Has been caught by just seven catchers in his career (the other six CS have been by pitchers)...The 2010 Division Series marked his first postseason appearance (.500, 1-for-2).
Was acquired on 6/3/09 from PIT in exchange for Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke and Gorkys Hernandez...Missed 17 games (8/16-9/4) with a strained left hamstring...Had just one error in 2009 on 7/18 vs. NYM. Led all CF with a .997 fielding pct. in '08...Hit his first home run as a member of the Braves on 6/8 vs. PIT...Hit .341 (15-for-44) during his season-high 10-game hitting streak, 6/24-7/9...Drove in a season-high four runs on 7/19 at CIN...Since the start of 2005, ranks sixth among all players in stolen base pct. (76-of-87, .874). Had his streak of 31 consecutive successful attempts snapped 6/22 vs. CHI. He has been caught by just six catchers in
his career (the other five CS have been by pitchers).
Spent first full season as starting center fielder and was named to the National League All-Star Game;
Pittsburgh's first center fielder to receive such accolades since Andy Van Slyke in 1993...Was named to the Rawlings Gold Glove team
after leading N.L. center fielders with a .997 fielding percentage...Made just one error in 149 games and ranked second behind
Milwaukee's Ryan Braun (149 games/0 errors) in fielding pct. among all N.L. outfielders...Made only error (throwing) in team game
#157 on 9/23 at Milwaukee; he had gone 165 consecutive games in the outfield without an error since making his last one on 9/1/07
at Milwaukee...Shared league lead in doubles with Houston's Lance Berkman and tied for fifth in runs scored - the most by a Bucco
since Brian Giles in 2001 (116)...Was 23-for-26 in stolen base attempts and was successful in last 21 attempts after being caught
stealing by Florida's Matt Treanor on 4/22; Treanor is the only catcher ever to throw out McLouth stealing (his other four career CS's
have been by pitchers)...Became the seventh Pittsburgh player and first since Jason Bay in 2005 to have at least 20 steals and 20
home runs in the same season...His 26 home runs hit as a center fielder fell two shy of the club record for most hit by a center
fielder (28 by Brian Giles in 1999)...Hit safely in each of his first 19 games, going 30-
for-79 (.375) - the second-longest streak by a Pirate to start a season since Charlie
Grimm set the N.L. record (since 1900) with a 25-game streak in 1923...Hit gamewinning
home run off Takashi Saito in 9th inning at Dodger Stadium on 4/14...Snapped
his 0-for-14 streak with a home run on 4/26...Had first of two multi-homer games on
4/27 vs. Philadelphia. ...Led off back-to-back games with a home run on 4/27 and 4/29,
the first Pittsburgh player to do so since Barry Bonds in 1988 (5/12 and 5/13)...Homered
in three straight games from 4/26-29...Ranked second among Major League players with
20 extra-base hits in April and shared the lead in doubles (12)...Led Pirates with seven
homers in April...Started each of the first 35 games before missing the action on 5/10
vs. Atlanta...Connected off Carlos Marmol for game-winning home run in 9th inning at
Wrigley Field on 5/17...Had career-high four hits on 5/22 vs. Milwaukee...Hit .214 in
June, dropping average from .312 to .280...Was a late scratch from game on 6/30 due to a sore left knee...Homered on 7/7 vs.
Houston - his first long ball since 6/15...Went deep again the following day...Hit game-winning home run in 7th inning vs. New York
(NL) on 7/10...Hit three-run homer off Jason Isringhausen on 7/12 vs. St. Louis...Went 11-for-36 (.306) with five doubles, four home
runs, 12 RBI and nine runs scored in the eight games leading up to the All-Star break...Entered All-Star Game, which went 15 innings,
in the 5th inning and played the final 11 frames in center field; went 1-for-4 at the plate and became the first outfielder in All-Star
history to throw out the potential winning run at the plate in extra innings (nailed Dioner Navarro in the 11th inning)...Connected off
Jack Cassel for 20th home run on 7/22 at Houston...Bounced his home run into the Allegheny River on 7/28 vs. Colorado...Reached
base safely in final 12 games during the month of July and in 23 of his 25 games the entire month...Hit .226 in August, which included
a 5-for-35 streak to end the month...Missed five straight starts from 8/19-24 due to a viral infection...Had RBI-single as a pinch hitter
at Milwaukee on 8/25 - his first game action since 8/18...Went hitless in 12 at bats before homering off Dave Bush on 8/29 - his
first homer since 7/28...Went 6-for-10 with two doubles, four RBI and four runs scored during three-game series in San Francisco 9/5-
7...Collected 40th double on 9/6...Left game on 9/7 at San Francisco in the 4th inning after sustaining a cut above his left eye from
his sunglasses while attempting a diving catch (received six stitches), but returned to action the next day in Houston...Had a careerhigh
five RBI, fell a single shy of hitting for the cycle and scored three runs - including 100th of the year - on 9/12 vs. St. Louis...Scored
three runs and hit 26th and final home run on 9/14 vs. St. Louis...Reached base safely in 21 of his 25 games during the month of
September and was 9-for-9 in stolen base attempts...Hit .273 (89-for-326) with 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 82 games while batting
first, .262 (16-for-61) with six homers and 14 RBI in 15 games while batting second and .284 (59-for-208) with three homers and
24 RBI in 53 games while batting third...Was named the 2008 Roberto Clemente Award winner by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball
Writers Association of America; an award presented annually since 1973 to the team MVP.
Established career highs in every offensive category while spending second straight full season with
Pittsburgh...Led club in stolen bases...Was successful in first 12 attempts and was caught stealing just once (8/26 in Houston by Brad
Ausmus) in 23 attempts...Made 66 appearances (53 starts) in center field, 24 appearances (nine starts) in left field and 18 appearances
(four starts) in right field...Had two assists and committed three errors (two in CF/one in RF)...Went 70 consecutive games (148
chances) without making an error from 5/12 thru 8/31...Was club's most-used pinch hitter, going 8-for-44 (.182) with two walks, a
HBP, home run and five RBI...Took Houston's Roy Oswalt deep for first career pinch hit home run on Opening Day in Houston...Had
three hits in his first four pinch hit at bats...Made first start (RF) on 4/22 at Los Angeles (NL) and went 1-for-3 with an RBI...Went
2-for-23 (.087) from 4/25 thru 5/18 and snapped a 3-for-29 stretch by going 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored on 5/19
vs. Arizona...Snapped an 0-for-20 streak as a pinch hitter on 5/31...Knocked in a career-high four runs on 6/17 vs. Chicago (AL)...His
home run on 7/17 vs. Colorado was his first since Opening Day...Hit a three-run home run on 8/4 vs. Cincinnati; was one of five
Pirates to homer in the game...Hit safely in a career-high 11 straight games from 8/4-17, going 15-for-43 (.349) with four home
runs and 11 RBI...Homered in back-to-back games on 8/14-15 and again on 8/21-22...Had first career two-homer game on 8/22 at
Colorado...Reached base safely in 24 of his 27 starts during the month of August...Led club with seven home runs and 10 stolen
bases in August...Bounced a ball into the Allegheny River with his home run vs. Milwaukee on 9/10...Hit safely in 11 of his last 13
games (13-for-34, .382) and in 12 of his last 15 (14-for-39, .359).
Spent first full season in the majors with Pittsburgh...Made 42 appearances (41 starts) in center field, 39 appearances (14 starts) in right field and three appearances in left field...Was successful in 10 of his 11 stolen base attempts...Went 2-for-14 in his first eight games...Had three hits in first six pinch hit at bats...Hit safely in four straight games in which he had a plate appearance from 4/12-17...Connected off Chicago's Sean Marshall for first home run on 4/14...Snapped an 0-for-26 skid with three-hit performance on 5/6 at Washington...Went 9-for-19 with nine runs scored in five-game stretch from 5/6-12...Scored four runs on 5/12 vs. Florida...Appeared in 40 of the first 41 games thru 5/18; made 38 straight appearances after missing game on 4/6 at Cincinnati...Went deep in back-to-back starts on 5/17 vs. Cincinnati and 5/20 at Cleveland...Recorded first career leadoff home run off Cleveland's Jason Johnson at Jacobs Field on 5/20...Played final three innings in right field on 7/3 at New York and hit fourth home run in first at bat that night...Went 4-for-6 with a double, triple and four runs scored in back-to-back games on 7/6 and 7/7. ...Tripled, homered and had a career-high three RBI in 8/11 contest vs. St. Louis - his final game of the season...Hit safely in five of last six contests from 8/5-11...Spent remainder of the season on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a left ankle sprain while running the bases on 8/11...Committed two errors, a throwing error while playing center field on 5/6 and a fielding miscue while playing right field on 6/20...Went 7-for-30 (.233) with a sac fly and two walks as a pinch hitter...Hit .320 (10-for-97) when leading off an inning...Recorded one outfield assist (5/5 at Washington - CF).
Attended major league spring training camp as a member of the 40-man roster and was optioned to Indianapolis (AAA) on 3/14...Batted .400 (12-for-30) during nine-game hitting streak from 4/13-22 (game one)...Swiped season-high three bases on 4/20 @Richmond...Hit first Triple-A home run on 5/6 @Columbus...Produced .304 batting average in 22 games during the month of April...Recorded 10-game hitting streak (15-for-37, .405) from 5/21 thru 6/2 (game one)...Had another three stolen bases on 5/23 @Durham...Batting average reached a season-high .316 following three-hit performance on 6/11 @Rochester...Was successful in 14 consecutive stolen base attempts from 5/23 to 6/10 before being caught @Rochester on 6/14 (game one)...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/24-25...Hit grand slam and had five RBI on 6/25 @Toledo...Batted .323 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 25 Triple-A games during the month of June...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/28...Made major league debut on 6/29 @Washington and lined out as a pinch hitter...Struck out in second game with Pittsburgh in pinch hit appearance on 6/30...Was optioned back to Indianapolis following the game on 6/30...Produced another 10-game hitting streak at Triple-A from 6/21 thru 7/4, going 12-for-38 (.316) with four doubles, two homers and eight RBI...Recorded a season-high 11-game hitting streak from 7/17-28 (17-for-43, .395)...Was recalled from Indianapolis on 8/11 when Jody Gerut was placed on the D.L...Made total of 75 appearances in left field, 28 in center field and two in right field (5/15 and 5/20) while playing with Indianapolis...Doubled as a pinch hitter off Roy Oswalt for first big-league hit on 8/12 @Houston...Made first major league start (RF) on 8/14 @Houston and went hitless in four at bats...Connected off Jason Marquis for first major league home run on 8/23 vs. St. Louis...Received first major league walk in 17th game (35th plate appearance) on 9/3...Had career-high three hits, including two doubles, on 9/8 vs. Arizona...Produced career-high five-game hitting streak from 9/7-11 (9-for-21, .429)...Had four hits in 27 at bats during a 12-game stretch from 9/12-25...Went deep for the second time on 9/26 @Los Angeles...Homered again the next night off Greg Maddux @Wrigley Field and in his third straight game on 9/28 off Mark Prior...Became just the second Pittsburgh rookie ever to homer in three straight games (Dick Stuart did so in four straight in August of 1958)...Went 9-for-25 (.360) with four homers and six RBI in his last eight games. ...Made 19 starts in center field and five in right field while playing with the Pirates...Made both errors (fielding) while playing right field...Appeared in the leadoff spot of the batting order 10 times and went 10-for-38 (.263) with two walks and eight runs scored.
Spent entire season with Altoona (AA)...Led Eastern League in hits, runs scored and doubles (40)...Also ranked fourth in batting and eighth with a .384 on-base percentage...Led Curve in games played...Established club single-season records for hits, doubles and batting average by a left-handed hitter...Was named to the Baseball America Double-A All-Star Team...Hit .338 with runners in scoring position...Made 101 starts in right field and 24 in center field...Batted .349 (22-for-63) and reached base safely in 16 of his 17 games played during the month of April...Hit .400 (12-for-30) during an eight-game hitting streak from 4/27 to 5/3...Went hitless in 19 at bats from 5/8-16 and 6-for-53 (.113) from 5/8-23, but immediately followed that slump with a career-high 18-game hitting streak from 5/25 thru 6/12 (27-for-73, .370)...His 18-game hitting streak matched Adam Hyzdu (1999) for the second-longest in franchise history and fell three games shy of Kevin Sefcik's 21-gamer in 2002...Connected off Kyle Evans for first Double-A home run in Altoona's 13-2 win @Akron on 6/5...Reached base safely 30 straight games from 5/25 thru 6/25, besting J.J. Davis' club record of 28 games...Hit .353 (53-for-150) from 5/25 to 7/4, raising his average from .252 to .306...Posted a 12-game hitting streak from 7/12-27, batting .396 (21-for-53) during that span...Batted .350 (35-for-100) during the month of July...Named Eastern League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 8/2-8 after hitting .433 (13-for-30) with three doubles, one HR, five RBI, 11 runs scored and four stolen bases...Hit safely in 12 consecutive games from 7/29 thru 8/10, going 21-for-48 (.438) with six doubles, 10 RBI and 13 runs scored...Reached base safely in 32 straight games from 7/4 to 8/10, eclipsing his own mark of 30 set earlier in the season (Ronny Paulino bested that mark by reaching base safely in a franchise-record 33 consecutive games from 7/12 thru 9/5)...Started 95 consecutive games from 5/15 to 8/27...Did not play on 9/4 @New Britain, ending his streak of 102 straight games played (5/16 to 9/3)...Reached base safely in 54 of his final 56 regular season games...Hit .347 (128-for-368) from 5/25 thru the end of the regular season - the highest batting average in the league during that time...Went 8-for-25 (.320) with two doubles, one home run, seven RBI and five runs scored in six post-season games...Homered and knocked in four runs in Altoona's 14-2 rout of Erie in Game One of the Southern Division Playoff Series...Went 6-for-14 (.429) with a homer, seven RBI and five runs scored in the Curve's three-game sweep of Erie...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and batted .278 (15-for-54) with three doubles, one home run and eight RBI in 14 games with the Peoria Saguaros.
Spent second straight season with Lynchburg (A)...Was named to Carolina League's mid-season and post-season All-Star Teams...Established team record in stolen bases...Ranked fourth among the league leaders in on-base percentage (.386) and sixth in batting...Ranked second among Pittsburgh farmhands in runs and tied for second in stolen bases...Led Hillcats in hits, runs and stolen bases...Batted over .300 in three separate months; May (.366), June (.311) and August (.320)...Reached base safely in 96 of his 112 games, including a 40-game on-base streak from 4/29 thru 6/12...Made 73 appearances in left field, 55 in center field and three in right field...Appeared in three major league spring training games for the Pirates and went 3-for-6 with a triple and home run (off Detroit's Matt Anderson)...Scored eight runs in the Hillcats' first three games (4/4-6)...Batted .397 (52-for-13) with 31 runs in 37 games from 4/28 thru 6/8, raising his average from .246 to .347...Hit safely in 20 of his 22 games from 5/8 to 6/3...Compiled a team-high 16-game hitting streak from 5/28 to 6/10...Went 5-for-5 with four runs scored on 6/8 @Salem...Had club-record 23 consecutive stolen base streak end on 6/11 @Myrtle Beach...After posting multi-hit games in six of his seven contests from 7/1-7 and going 16-for-32 (.500) in that time, went 6-for-61 (.098) in his next 16 contests...Smacked a game-winning, two-out, two-run base hit in the bottom of the 9th to complete a three-run comeback vs. Potomac on 8/5...Was out of action from 8/15-24 after being placed on the D.L. with a strained right bicep...Hit .286 (6-for-21) with an RBI in five post-season games.
Spent entire season with Carolina League champion Lynchburg...Struck out just once every 9.44 plate appearances, ranking fifth in the league in that department...Made 66 appearances in left field, 30 in right field and six in center field...Also made 11 appearances as the designated hitter...Went 3-for-5 with a home run and a season-high four RBI on 6/7 @Salem...Had a season-high four hits on 7/7 vs. Frederick...Hit .281 (18-for-64) in June, his best monthly average of the season...Recorded back-to-back 2-for-5 efforts on 7/31 @Winston-Salem and 8/1 @Myrtle Beach, raising his average to a season-high .256...Batted just .207 (17-for-82) during the month of August...Went 1-for-7 with a run scored in three post-season games.
Began season in Pirates' extended spring training program...Joined Hickory (A) and made professional debut on 5/20. ...Led Crawdads in runs scored...Hit .318 vs. left-handed pitchers...Made 58 appearances in center field, 37 in right field and one @second base (7/14 @Charleston, WV)...Went 11-for-26 (.423) with a home run and six RBI in his first seven pro games...Reached base safely in 21 straight games from 6/3-27...Batted .513 (20-for-39) with three home runs and 10 RBI during a 10-game hitting streak from 6/25 thru 7/5. ...Went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles on 6/25 @Greensboro...Batted .357 with four homers and 19 RBI in 26 games during the month of June...Went 5-for-6 with four runs scored on 8/9 @Greensboro...Followed that performance with a 4-for-4 showing two days later vs. Hagerstown.
Was signed by Pittsburgh on 8/29 after being selected in the 25th round of the June draft...Did not appear in a game.