Selected No. 2 overall by Milwaukee in the 2003 June Draft out of Southern University…remains one of four position players since 2000 to make his major league debut in the same year he was drafted…the list: Xavier Nady (2000), Weeks (2003), Ryan Zimmerman (2005) and Conor Gillaspie (2008).
Played in 108 games with 32 starts (25-LF, 6-DH, 1-RF) in his only season with the D-backs…hit .295 (33-for-112) as a starter and .147 (10-for-68) off the bench…tied for the NL lead with 5 2B as a pinch-hitter… hit .284/.368/.642 (19-for-67) with 4 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR and 12 RBI vs. LHP…on Aug 17 vs. NYM, had his eighth career multi-HR game and tied his career high with 5 RBI (2nd time).
Appeared in 37 games for the Mariners, hitting .167 (14-for-84) with 2 home runs and 9 RBI...Appeared only in left field, appearing in 19 games (10 starts)...Was designated for assignment on June 13 and released on June 20...Signed by Seattle as a free agent on Feb. 18.
Appeared in 121 games for the Brewers, batting .274(69x252) with 8 HR, 29 RBI... Hit 26th career leadoff home run June 26 vs. Colorado... Recorded career hit No. 1,000 Sept. 6 vs. St. Louis (2B off Trevor Rosenthal)…12th player in Brewers history with 1,000 hits.
Batted .209 with 10 HR and 24 RBI in 104 games...Made 92 starts, all at second base...Batted first (16g), second (5g), third (3g), fourth (11g), fifth (19g), sixth (9g), seventh (27g) and eighth (2g) in the lineup...Produced a career-high 5 RBI on 4/30 vs. Pittsburgh, going 3-for-4 with 3R, a double and a home run to snap a 7-for-72 skid...Notched the seventh 2-homer game of his career on 6/25 vs. Chicago-NL.....had 3R and 4 RBI...From 6/7-6/28 recorded a career-high 12-game hitting streak (18-44, .409, 4hr, 7rbi)...Played in his 1,000th career game on 7/12 at Arizona, making him one of 11 players in franchise history with 1,000 or more games with the team...Was voted Brewers Player of the Month for June (.355, 5hr, 9rbi)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/8 with a strained left hamstring.....suffered the injury on 8/7 at San Francisco while running to first base...Underwent season-ending surgery on 8/15 to remove the ruptured left lateral hamstring tendon.....surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews.....transferred to the 60-day DL on 9/13...Had 10 hits in his last 79 at-bats (.127) and was hitless in his final 14 at-bats of the season.
Appeared in a team-leading 157 games, including 154 starts (152g at 2B, 2g at DH). Batted ﬁrst (24g), second (56g), third (2g), ﬁfth (15g), sixth (55g) and seventh (2g) in the lineup. Led the team with 74 walks, which ranked sixth in the National League. Batted .282 (71-for-252, 12hr, 30rbi) over his last 65 games, raising his batting average from .190 to his season-ending .230. Beginning 7/25 scored 47 runs over his last 65 games, ranking fourth in the National League. His 21 HR as a second baseman trailed only the Yankees' Robinson Cano (30) and the Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill (26) from that position. On 4/24 vs. Houston became the all-time franchise leader in hit by pitches (96) as he passed Geoff Jenkins ... now has 108 hit by pitches. Produced a career-high 5 hits and tied his career high with 4 runs in the 12-11 loss on 8/30 at Chicago-NL ... was the only 5-hit game by a Brewer in 2012. Also scored 4 runs in the 12-8 win on 9/2 vs. Pittsburgh ... now has three career 4-run games. Tied his career high with 4 RBI, including a pair of homers, in the 8-5 win on 9/5 at Miami. Was the Brewers' nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
On 2/16 signed a 4-year contract through the 2014 season with a vesting option for 2015 ... Batted .269 with 20 HR and 49 RBI in 118 games.....made 117 starts (115g at 2B, 2g at DH) ... Was selected to his first All-Star Game as he started at second base and led off for theNational League (0-for-3, 1r, 1sb).....also participated in the State Farm Home Run Derby (3hr) ... Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/28-9/7 with a severe left ankle sprain.....suffered theinjury on 7/27 vs. Chicago-NL while running to first base.....missed 39 games ... Prior to his DL stint was among the National League leaders in runs (2nd, 71), total bases(T5th, 199), extra-base hits (T6th, 46), hits (10th, 113) and doubles (T10th, 25) ... Hit .272 (113-for-416) with 19 HR and 43 RBI in 104 games prior to going on the disabled listand .243 (9-for-37) with 1 HR and 6 RBI in 14 games after being reinstated ... Batted leadoff 93 times and fifth 24 times.....batted fifth in each of his last 24 starts of theseason and hit .250 (19-for-76) with 3 HR and 10 RBI.....were his first career starts batting inthat position in the order ... Belted 4 leadoff home runs.....now has 25 leadoff homers for his career ... On 3/31 at Cincinnati became the first player in franchise history to lead off a season with ahome run (off Edinson Volquez) ... From 4/6-4/17 tied his career high (4x) with a 10-game hitting streak (12-41, .293, 1hr, 2rbi) ... Recorded career home run #100 with a 2-run shot off Anibal Sanchez on 6/5 at Florida ... Hit his second career inside-the-park homer on 7/8 vs. Cincinnati, a solo shot off Mike Leake ... Notched his 100th career stolen base on 7/23 at San Francisco ... Smacked the longest home run ever hit by a right-handed batter at Miller Park with a 470-footsolo shot off Ross Ohlendorf on 9/27 vs. Pittsburgh ... Batted .146 (6-for-41) with 2 HR and 4 RBI in 11 games during the postseason.
Had his best Major League season as he batted .269 with 29 HR, 83 RBI and 11 stolen basesin 160 games, all starts (159g at 2B, 1g at DH)...Established career highs in games (160), at-bats (651), runs (112), hits (175), doubles (32),home runs (29), RBI (83) and hit by pitches (25)...Set a franchise record with 754 plate appearances, breaking the previous mark of 752 heldby Paul Molitor in 1991...Led the National League in hit by pitches (25), at-bats (651) and plate appearances (754)and ranked among the leaders in runs (2nd, 112), total bases (T6th, 302), hits (8th, 175) andmulti-hit games (T8th, 50)...His 25 HBP tied the franchise record (Fernando Vina, 1998)...Combined with Prince Fielder (21) to become just the sixth teammates in Major League historyto be hit by pitches at least 20 times in a season, a feat which had not been accomplishedsince the 1911 Washington Senators saw Kid Elberfeld (25) and Doc Gessler (20) do it...Had the most home runs (29), RBI (83) and runs (112) ever by a Brewers second baseman...Batted leadoff 155 times, second twice and third 3 times...Led the Major Leagues in home runs (28), RBI (81) and runs (110) from the leadoff spot...Became the fourth player in franchise history to score 100 runs from the leadoff spot, joiningPaul Molitor (4x), Fernando Vina and Tommy Harper...Smacked 8 leadoff homers, breaking the franchise record for a season previously shared byPaul Molitor, Tommy Harper and Brady Clark (6)...Had 2-homer games on 5/30 vs. New York-NL and 7/18 at Atlanta...Hit a leadoff inside-the-park homer off Brett Myers on 8/7 vs. Houston.....joined Mike Felder(9/26/89 vs. Baltimore) as the only Brewers to accomplish that feat...Began the season with a 10-game hitting streak (12-37, 324, 2hr, 7rbi).....became just the fifthplayer in franchise history to start the season with a double-digit hitting streak, joining DickieThon (13g in 1993), Steve Hovley (10g in 1970), Dale Sveum (10g in 1987) and Ron Belliard(10g in 2000).....the hitting streak tied his career high (now done 3 times)...Recorded career hit #500 with a double off Scott Feldman on 6/12 vs. Texas...Tied his career high with 4 hits on 6/27 vs. Seattle and 8/15 at Colorado (now done 5 times)...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for July (.292, 9hr, 20rbi)...Was ejected for the first time in his career on 7/4 at St. Louis (balls & strikes, John Hirschbeck)...Was the Brewers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award.
Batted .272 with 9 HR and 24 RBI in 37 games...Made 36 starts, all at second base...Made his last appearance of 2009 on 5/17 at St. Louis,leaving the game in the first inning with a sore left wrist...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/19...Underwent season-ending surgery on 5/20 in Phoenix to repair the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon sheath in the left wrist (Dr. Don Sheridan)...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/13...At the time of his original placement on the DL was among the National League leaders in runs (T7th, 28)and home runs (T9th, 9)...Was tied with Prince Fielder for the team lead in homers at the time of his injury Belted leadoff home runs on 5/10 Chicago-NL off Sean Marshall and 5/13 vs. Florida off Ricky Nolasco and now has 13 leadoff homers for his career...Had a career-high 4 RBI on 4/27 vs. Pittsburgh...Smacked a 3-run homer off Matt Capps in the ninth inning on 5/4 at Pittsburgh to snap a 4-4 tie and give the Brewers a 7-4 win...Signed a one-year contract on 1/19/10, avoiding arbitration.
Batted .234 with 14 HR, 46 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 129 games...made 118 starts, all at second base...Batted leadoff 113 times and seventh 5 times...batted in the leadoff spot in each of his first 113 starts...Ranked among the National League leaders as a second baseman in walks (2nd, 66), runs scored (3rd, 88), stolenbases (3rd, 19) and home runs (4th, 13)...From 9/18/07 to 4/4/08 had a streak in which he scoredat least 1 run in 17 straight games (24 runs total)...he tied the modern National League record held by the Cardinals' Rogers Hornsby (7/3-7/20, 1921) and the Reds' Ted Kluszewski (8/27-9/13, 1954)...broke the franchise record for consecutive games with a run held by Paul Molitor (16 G, 9/9-9/25, 1987)...Belted 5 leadoff home runs, falling one shy of the team record held by Tommy Harper (1970), Paul Molitor (1991)and Brady Clark (2005)...Produced a walkoff RBI-single to give the Brewers a 3-2, 10-inning win on 4/8 vs. Cincinnati and a walkoff 2-runsingle in the ninth inning to give the Brewers a 4-3 win on 5/9 vs. St. Louis...On 7/2 at Arizona recorded the first pinch-hit homer of hiscareer (solo off Tony Pena)...Tied his career high with 4 hits on 8/6 at Cincinnati and9/2 vs. New York-NL...Was taken off the NLDS roster prior to Game 4 due to a sprained left knee...suffered the injury running to firstbase in Game 3...On 10/6 underwent a debridement of the meniscus in the left knee...surgery performed by Dr. William Raasch.
Batted .235 with 16 HR, 36 RBI and 25 stolen bases in118 games.....made 111 starts, all at second base...Led the team in stolen bases...Batted leadoff 88 times and eighth 23 times.....battedleadoff in his first 43 starts and his last 41 starts...Belted 3 leadoff home runs: 8/30 at Chicago-NL (off TedLilly), 9/9 at Cincinnati (off Phil Dumatrait) and 9/25 vs.St. Louis (off Braden Looper).....now has 6 career leadoffhomers...Recorded a career-high 4 hits on 5/21 at Los Angeles,going 4-for-5 with a run, double and 3 RBI...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/31-6/17 with rightwrist tendinitis.....batted .156 with 3 RBI in 31 gamesafter being reinstated and was optioned to Triple-ANashville on 7/31...Hit .455 (10-for-22) with 3 RBI in 6 games at Nashville...Recalled on 8/10 and batted .273 with 11 HR and 17 RBIin 43 games the rest of the season...On 8/10 at Houston recorded a career-high 4 walks andscored the game-winning run in the 11th inning of theBrewers' 5-4 win...From 8/18-8/30 posted a 10-game hitting streak, tyinghis career high (16-36, .444, 2hr, 3rbi)...Produced 2-homer games on 9/9 at Cincinnati and 9/27vs. San Diego.....now has 3 career 2-homer games...Ended the season scoring at least 1 run in 13 straightgames (17r) to tie Tommy Harper (1970) for the third longeststreak in franchise history
Batted .279 with 8 HR, 34 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 95games.....made 91 starts (90g at 2B, 1g at DH)...Batted leadoff 75 times, sixth 15 times and seventhonce.....made his last 75 starts batting leadoff...Belted a pair of leadoff home runs: 4/29 at Chicago-NL(off Glendon Rusch) and 6/11 vs. St. Louis (off JeffSuppan).....now has 3 career leadoff homers...Batted .305 (51-for-167) vs. NL Central opponents...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for May as hebatted .347 with 23 runs scored and 7 steals in 26 games...Made 20 errors in his first 52 games and just 2 errors inhis last 43 games...Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from 4/10-4/22, batting .314 (11-for-35) with 4 RBI...Made his first career appearance as a designated hitteron 6/25 at Kansas City (1-for-3, double, walk)...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/29, retroactive to7/25, with a right wrist tendon injury...At the time of his injury ranked seventh in the NationalLeague in runs (73)...Led the National League with 19 hit by pitch despitemissing the last 62 games of the season...Underwent season-ending surgery on 8/15 in Phoenix(Dr. Don Sheridan)...Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 9/1 andreinstated on 10/31.
Finished seventh in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after just three-plus months with the Brewers...Began the season at Triple A Nashville and hit .320 (65-203) with 12 home runs and 48 RBI with the Sounds...Recalled from Nashville on June 11 and joined the team in Philadelphia...played in the Brewers' 61st game of the season and started all but eight games through the season's end...Finished third among National League rookies in home runs with 13 and finished in a three-way tie for eighth among NL rookies with 42 RBI...His 20 multi-hit games were 10th best among NL rookies...(56, fourth), hits (86, tenth), total bases (142, seventh), stolen bases (15, second), walks (40, tied for fourth), on base percentage (.333, tenth) and extra base hits (28, ninth)...Went 2-4 with one RBI in his first game of the season, June 11 at Philadelphia game at Miller Park on June 25 against Minnesota (off Johan Santana) in a game that also featured Prince Fielder's first career home run...also recorded his first Major League triple in the game...Recorded hits in 12 of his first 15 games...Plated three runs at Miller Park on July 1 against the Pirates...Recorded seven RBI in that three-game set with the Bucs...Hit in six consecutive games, July 7-16 ...hit .292 in those games (7-24)...Recorded his first career three-hit game on July 20 at St. Louis (two of the three hits were doubles)...Notched his first ever multi-homer game on August 12 at Miller Park vs. Cincinnati...Went 3-3 against the Marlins on August 23 at Miller Park...Recorded hits in seven of his last 11 games of the season...Hit six home runs and plated 14 runs in July...Had successful surgery on his left thumb on October 11 that repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament, an injury that he played with late in the season...the surgery was performed by Dr. Don Sheridan in Phoenix.
Posted career-highs in nearly every statistical category shattering his previous records in games played (133), at-bats (479), runs (67), hits (124), doubles (35), triples (6), home runs (8), RBI (42), walks (55), and stolen bases(11) ... tied for the Southern League lead in doubles at Double A Huntsville ... led the Stars in triples and was second on the team in walks ... started off the year strong with a career-high four hits (4-4) blasting two doublesand knocking in three RBI April 9 vs. Montgomery ... equaled his career-best four hits April 19 at West Tennessee ... concluded April batting .311 (19-61) with five doubles in 17 games played ... had two six-game hit streaks in the month of June, 10 - 15 and 19 - 26, where he batted .318 (7-22) and .321 (9-28) respectively ... strung together a career-high nine-game hit-streak July 4 - 17 where he batted .400 (14-35) with eight RBI, four doubles, and seven runs scored ... knocked in a career-best four RBI July 6 at Montgomery going 2-5 with two doubles ... finished July with a .301 batting average compiling 28 hits, 10 doubles, and 12 RBI for his best overall month of the season ... scored at least one run in five consecutive games August 7 - 12 ... ended the season on a high note with a seven-game hit-streak August 31 -September 6 batting .360 (9-25) with five doubles... played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League ... batted .382 and was named to the league's All-Prospect Team.
Made his Major League debut concluding a whirlwind year that began as a junior at Southern University ... after signing with the Brewers, spent the majority of his first professional season at Class A Beloit after making debutat Rookie Arizona ... signed by Ray Montgomery ... made his professional debut with the Brewers Arizona League team on August 10 going 2-4 with four runs batted in against the Rangers ... after one game, was promoted to Beloit where he hit .349 with a home run and 16 runs batted in over the course of 20 games ... collected a pairof four-game hitting streaks August 15 - 18 and August 29 - September 1 ... collected first three-hit game and hit his first professional home run on August 23 at Cedar Rapids going 3-5 with five runs batted in ... batted .185(5-27) with four runs scored and three batted in over the course of eight playoff games for Beloit ... was recalled to Milwaukee on September 12 ... made his Major League debut on September 15 at St. Louis ...recorded his first Major League hit, a single off Arizona's John Patterson on September 20 at Miller Park ... had first big league extra base hit on September 28 with a double at Houston ... participated in the Arizona Fall League where hehit .319 for the Peoria Saguaros ... was rated as the fourth best prospect in the Arizona Fall League by Baseball America magazine at the conclusion of the season.