Graduated from Cypress High School (Calif.) before being selected as a shortstop by Detroit with the eighth overall pick in the June 2002 draft...was a second team preseason High School All-America by Baseball America prior to his senior year and the top high school prospect in Southern California...resides in Rossmoor, Calif.
Played in 120 games at the Triple-A level between Sacramento (Athletics) and Tucson (Padres) batting a combined .271 with 14 HR and 66 RBI...Made starts primarily at third base (81) and also left field (16) and first base (11)...Ranked T4th in the Pacific Coast League with 33 doubles...Was named Pacific Coast League Batter of the Week (May 20-27) batting .423 (11-26) with 3 HR, 7 RBI and eight runs scored; including a 5-for-6 performance at Tucson (5/25) hitting two home runs and four RBI...Batted .341 (29-85) in May with 7 HR and 22 RBI while posting a 1.093 OPS. His 7 HR in May were most among Athletics minor leaguers and T5th among Triple-A players...Posted 24 multi-hit games including 13 games with three hits or more. Also had seven games with 3 or more RBI, topping out with 5 RBI at Fresno (4/30) and at Colorado Springs (6/23).
Began the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City but was promoted to Houston June 26 and spent the rest of
the season with the Astros...batted .259 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 72 games in his first action
in the big leagues since 2010...had just seven home runs and 27 RBI in 80 games over four seasons
entering the year...in addition to home runs, had career-highs in games, at bats (201), runs (23), hits
(52), doubles (11), RBI, walks (16), strikeouts (56) and on-base percentage (.330)...was used primarily
against right-handed pitching, batting .263 (50-for-190) with all nine of his home runs and 25 of his 26
RBI...was 2-for-11 (.182) against left-handers...is just 2-for-24 (.083) against left-handers in his career,
compared to 91-for-361 (.252) with all 16 of his home runs and 52 of his 53 RBI...had a .360 average
with runners in scoring position and two outs...hit .307 at home, .221 on the road...seven of his nine
home runs were solo shots...was 3-for-5 (.600) with five walks and a hit by pitch (.818 on-base percentage) as a pinch hitter...made 22 starts at third base, 15 at first base, 12 in right field, three at second base
and one in left field...committed five of his six errors as a third baseman (.900 fielding percentage)...
his other error came at first base.
Played the entire season with Triple A Iowa in the Cubs organization...posted a .295 (107x363) average with nine homers and 53 RBI in 123 games...split his time at three infield positions: third base (42g), first base (36g) and second base (24g)...declared minor league free agency on Nov. 2 and signed with Houston on Nov. 15.
Split the season between Triple-A Norfolk and the Orioles ... hit .209 (18-for-86) with two doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in 41 games with Baltimore, May 21-July 23...Hit .276 (34-for-123) with five home runs and 23 RBI in 34 games at
Triple-A Norfolk before joining the Orioles, May 21...Had a career-best four-game hitting streak, June 2-6 ... posted a .385 average (5-for-13) with a run, a double and three RBI during the run...Swiped his first major league base, June 6 at Boston...Hit first career pinch-homer June 25 vs. Washington...Batted .313 (15-for-48) with two homers and seven RBI in the month of
June...His three homers and 10 RBI came against right-handed pitching...Designated for assignment, July 23, and outrighted to Norfolk, July 28...Hit .284 (29-for-102) with six homers and 22 RBI in 27 games for the Tides after he returned to Norfolk...Had two multi-home run games with the Tides: May 19 vs. Pawtucket and
August 15 vs. Charlotte...Was shelved, August 25-September 3, with pneumothorax, which is a partial collapse of his left lung.
Spent the season with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .252 in 32 games with the Tides...Collected season-high 3 hits on 3 occasions; April 15 and 22 vs. Charlotte and May 1 vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre...Hit 2 HR and season-high 6 RBI on May 1 vs. Scranton...Homered in back-to-back games, May 13 and 14 at Syracuse...Placed on the disabled list on May 15 with a thumb injury and did not play another game the rest of the season.
Began the year with the O's and appeared in four games; two as PH, one start at 2B, one start at 3B...Went 0-for-2 as a pinch hitter, striking out both times; April 2 vs. TB and April 6 vs. SEA...Hit a solo home run, his only hit of the season, and added a walk on April 8 @TEX...Was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on April 11 and batted .247 (71-287) in 78 games with the Tides...
Appeared in games at all four infield positions...Was put on the disabled list on July 18, reinstated on July 29 and placed back on
the DL for the duration of the year on July 30...Batted .319 (15-47) with runners on base and two outs, driving in 14...Hit safely 12 times in a 13-game stretch, May 27-June 10, batting .345 (19-55) with 7 multi-hit games...Went a season-best 4-for-4 with a walk, 2 doubles, a home run, 2 runs and 4 RBI on July 7 vs. Durham.
Spent most of the season in the Chicago Cubs organization before being acquired by the Orioles on August 31 along with RHP Rocky Cherry and a player to be named in exchange for RHP Steve Trachsel...Appeared in 17 games for the O's in the season's final month and made 9 starts at 3B and 3 starts at 1B...Batted .265 (85-231) with 19 HR and 69 RBI in 103 games for the AAA Iowa Cubs...Had 19 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games...Was recalled by Chicago on July 20, going 0-for-5 in 2 games before being optioned back to Iowa on July 22...Was on the minor league DL, July 25-August 1, with a right foot injury...Went 2-for-4 and hit his first career grand slam off Daisuke Matsuzaka on September 8 vs.
Boston...Was his first hit as an Oriole...Played in 7 of 10 games on the season's final road trip, going 2-for-13...Started at 1B on September 21
and played the final 2 innings in LF on September 20, both at Texas, his first major league appearance at both positions...Picked up a career-high 3 hits and added an RBI on September 28 vs. New York.
Spent the majority of the season at Double-A West Tenn, where he hit .276 with 28 doubles, 22 home runs and 75 RBIs in 132 games, and was named to the Southern League midseason and postseason All-Star teams. He was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sept. 4, and made his Major League debut as a pinch-hitter, getting hit by a pitch and scoring a run. He played third base in the Minors, but saw some action at first. He notched his first career hit and home run Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh.
Scott hit .281 for Daytona (A) - and set career highs in doubles (31), home runs (20), RBI (82) and steals (22) in his first season in the Cubs organization ... was among Florida State League leaders in doubles (second) and extra-base hits (third, 53) ... went 2-for-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI April 14 against Vero Beach ... also drove in a season-high 5 runs August 6 against Jupiter as he went 4-for-6 with a home run ... collected Florida State League midseason all-star honors.
Scott spent his final season in the Tigers organization, batting .223 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI for Lakeland (A) ... belted a pair of home runs June 3 against Clearwater, going 2-for-3 with 4 RBI ... batted .289 with 8 extra-base hits and 11 RBI in 22 games in June ... drove in 5 runs May 3 against Daytona.
Batted .239 with 45 RBI at West Michigan (A) ... saw his first action at third base after being drafted in 2002 as a shortstop ... drove in a career-high 6 RBI July 2 against Lansing as he went 3-for-4 with a home run ... hit safely in a season-high 8 games from July 20-27, going 10-for-32 (.313) over the stretch.
Batted a career-high .293 in his first professional season ... also had 12 extra-base hits and 25 RBI in 40 games for the Tigers Rookie level club in the Gulf Coast League ... began his professional career by hitting safely in 10 of his first 12 games, going 13-for-42 (.310) with 9 RBI over the stretch.