He, his wife Priscilla and son Kameron Noah-LaMarque reside in San Diego, CA during the off-season...Selected by Atlanta in the 25th round of the June 2003 draft out of Morse High School in San Diego, where he was a teammate of OF Adam Jones, but he did not sign…Hit .419 (96-229) with 60 runs scored, 18 doubles, three triples, two home runs, 43 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 56 games as a sophomore at San Diego State University in 2005…Saw action in 59 games during his junior season at San Diego State University in 2006, batting .335 (80-239) with 61 runs scored, 13 doubles, four triples, five home runs, 35 RBI and 32 stolen bases.
Played in 13 games for BOS (1 start), including 8 pinch-running appearances...Has been successful in all 24 career stolen base attempts as a major leaguer, the 4th-longest streak to begin a career since
1961...The last longer streak was Jacoby Ellsbury's first 25 stolen base attempts in 2007-08...Acquired from KC in a minor league trade on 8/27 for RHP Clayton Mortensen...Selected to BOS' active ML roster on 9/1 and made Red Sox debut that day vs. CWS...Went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI in 2 PA on 9/4 vs. DET after entering as a pinch-runner...Scored tying run on Stephen Drew's 2-out single in the 9th inning of an eventual 10-inning, 9-8 win on 9/5 @NYY...Made only ML start of the season in RF on the final day of the regular season, 9/29 @BAL...Knocked 1st homer of the season (3rd career) in the 2nd inning, a 2-run shot off Chris Tillman, and also had an infield single...Combined for 30 SB in 34 SBA (88.2%) in 100 games at the Triple-A level between DET's Toledo, KC's Omaha and BOS' Pawtucket...Began the year in the Tigers system and played 49 games for Toledo…Was successful on 11 consecutive SB attempts, 4/14-5/24...Claimed off waivers by KC on 6/4 and played 48 games at Omaha…DFA, 6/23, and outrighted on 6/25.
Saw his first Major League action with the Tigers during the 2012 season -- tied for second among American Leaguerookies with 21 stolen bases...became the 13th rookie in Tigers history to steal 20-or-more bases. ... Tabbed the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Tigers Rookie of the Year. ... Assigned to Triple A Toledo to begin the season -- posted a 12-game hitting streak April 23-May 7, batting .354 (17x48). ... Had his contract purchased by the Tigers from Toledo on May 23 -- made his major league debut that night atCleveland, collecting a double off Zach McAllister for his first major league hit. ... Hit safely in each of his first six games May 23-28 -- became the first Tigers player since at least 1918 to hit safely ineach of his first six games to begin his major league career. ... Established a career high with five hits on June 17 versus Colorado -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he becamethe fifth Tigers rookie in the last 80 years to have a perfect day at the plate while collecting at least five hits...joined RedBorom (September 1, 1945), Jake Wood (August 8, 1961), Curtis Granderson (September 18, 2005) and AustinJackson (April 30, 2010) in accomplishing the feat. ... Collected a walk-off single in the 10th inning on June 21 versus St. Louis -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, heis only the third club rookie to record a walk-off hit in the last 14 seasons...joined Carlos Pena (September 13, 2002)and Curtis Granderson (September 26, 2005) in accomplishing the feat. ... Belted his first major league home run on June 24 at Pittsburgh, a two-run shot off Kevin Correia in the first inning. ... Hit .268 (63x235) versus righthanded pitchers...batted .214 (12x56) with lefties on the mound. ... Batted .299 (43x144) in 42 games prior to the All-Star break...hit .218 (32x147) in 52 games following the all-star break. ... Hit .367 (22x60) with runners in scoring position ... Collected two hits and a stolen base in Game One of the American League Division Series on October 6 versusOakland, his postseason debut -- became the first Tigers player to collect at least two hits and a stolen base in hispost-season debut since Matty McIntyre did so in Game One of the World Series on October 10, 1908 versus theChicago Cubs.
Released by the New York Mets organization on April 1 after being selected by the club from the San Diego Padres inthe minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft during the off-season...signed by the Cincinnati Reds as a minor league freeagent on April 21, 2011...Assigned to Double A Carolina by the Reds -- led the Southern League with 40 stolen bases, while he finished fourthwith a .399 on-base percentage...Collected a season-high four hits on May 20 versus Chattanooga...Batted .320 (31x97) in 26 games during May...Sidelined June 22-29 with a left hand contusion...Compiled a 15-game hitting streak August 9-24, batting .383 (23x60)...Hit .337 (34x101) in 28 games during August...Had his contract transferred from Carolina to Triple A Louisville on September 1.
Assigned to Double A Reading by the Philadelphia Phillies to begin the 2010 season...Sidelined April 12-30 with a viral infection...Tabbed the Eastern League Player of the Week for June 7-13 -- batted .500 (8x16) with a double, home run, five RBIand four stolen bases in five games during the week...Claimed off waivers by San Diego from Philadelphia on July 14 -- assigned to Double A San Antonio by the Padres.
Spent the season with Reading (AA)...Finished 2nd in the Eastern League in SB (48) and 4thin games (135)...Named a Eastern League midseason All-Star...Played for Caguas in Puerto Rican Winter League
Spent the season with Clearwater (A)...Led the Florida State League in SB (51) and finished4th in hits (139)...Named an FSL postseason All-Star...Had a pro-best 30-game hit streak, 7/12-8/13 (.363,45-124, 10 RBI, 15 R, 13 SB)...Also had a 14-game hit streak, 6/24-7/10 (.393, 24-61,11 RBI, 8 R, 8 SB)...Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month forJuly (.368, 18 RBI)...Batted .304 (83-273) after the All-Star break and .235(56-238) prior...Hit .311 (28-90) in 22 games for Mesa in the ArizonaFall League
Won the Paul Owens Award as the best player in thePhillies minor league system...Played for Lakewood (A)...Named a South Atlantic League midseason andpostseason All-Star...Led the SAL and finished 2nd overall among all minorleague players in SB (55)...Had 46 multi-hit games, including 16 with at least 3hits
Made his pro debut with Batavia (A)...Led the team in runs (34) and walks (25) and was tiedfor team lead in SB (19)...Had 9 hits over a 2-day span, 7/9-10 vs Hudson Valley