Scott T. Van Slyke… resides in St. Louis with his wife, Audrey, and sons, Jackson and Elijah… son of former Major League outfielder Andy Van Slyke…selected by Louisville Slugger and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association as the 2005 Player of the Year for the state of Missouri.
Made Dodgers' Opening Day roster, first of three stints with Los Angeles before being traded to Cincinnati on July 31; assigned to Triple-A Louisville for remainder of season... Appeared in just 29 games in sixth season seeing Major League action, lowest since appearing in 27 games during 2012, when he made MLB debut...Hit .122 (5x41) overall for Dodgers; also batted .143 (2x14) as a pinch hitter...Hit fourth career pinch-hit home run on May 11 at Colorado, off of Jeff Hoffman...Batted .242 (44x182) combined over three stints with Triple-A Oklahoma City in Dodgers' system...Hit .286 (14x49) against left-handed pitching for Oklahoma City, with two homers and five RBI, compared to .226 (30x133) against right-handers, with three homers and 15 RBI...Assigned to Louisville on August 3 and made just 15 appearances down the stretch... First hit for Bats was a home run in third game with the club, August 7 at Durham.
Appeared in 52 games with Los Angeles in an injury-shortened season, batting .225 with 10 runs, six doubles, a home run and seven RBI...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 10-June 3 with low back irritation…placed on the DL with right wrist irritation on August 8 and underwent season-ending surgery on the right wrist in late August ..Posted a .976 combined fielding percentage, appearing in 19 games (nine starts) at left field, 10 games (eight starts) at right field, one start at center field and seven games (four starts) at first base...Played in a combined eight games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City, batting .226 (7-for-31) with a home run and five RBI.
Appeared in 96 games in his fourth big league season, batting .239 with 14 doubles, six homers and 30 RBI. ... Excelled at home, batting .295 (33-for-112) with four homers and 18 RBI in 48 games, but struggled in his 48 road games, posting only a .182 batting average (20-for-110). ... Led the Dodgers and tied for 12th in the NL with eight outfield assists. ... Saw action at first base (eight starts, 21 games), right field (13 starts, 22 games), left field (31 starts, 55 games), center field (three games) and designated hitter (one start) this year Had a 10-game hitting streak from April 15-May 2, tying for the longest run of his career (also: Aug. 12-Sept. 5, 2014)…batted .433 (13-for-30) with four doubles, a homer and nine RBI during the run. ... Established a career high with four hits and tied a career-best mark with four RBI on Sept. 7 against the Angels in Anaheim, going 4-for-5 with two doubles. ... Blasted a three-run, walk-off home run on May 11 against the Marlins, his second career walk-off home run. ... In 24 appearances as a pinch-hitter, went 5-for-18 (.278) with five walks and two RBI…has gone 17-for-55 (.309) with eight walks, three homers, three doubles and 15 RBI in 65 career plate appearances as a pinch-hitter. ... Placed on the DL from June 2-17 with left mid-back inflammation…saw limited action in September due to right wrist inflammation.
Spent the entire season on the big league roster and posted a .298/.386/.524 slashline in a career-high 98 games…among National Leaguers with 200 or more at-bats, ranked 10th in OBP and eighth in SLG...Blasted 11 home runs and averaged a homer every 19.27 at-bats, which ranked 13th in the National League among players with at least 100 at-bats...Thrived against left-handed pitching, posting the NL's 10th-highest batting average against lefties with a .315 mark (34-for-108) and tying Miami's Giancarlo Stanton for the highest slugging percentage at .630… clubbed eight of his 11 homers against lefties...Had a career-long 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 12-Sept. 5 (.393, 11-for-28) and hit safely in 21 of his last 23 games from Aug. 12-conclusion of the season, posting an MLB-best (min. 50 AB) .431 batting average (25-for-58) during that span...Appeared in games at all three outfield positions, 32 games (26 starts) in left field, 21 games (17 starts) in center field and 13 games (1 start) in right field, and also appeared in 21 games (6 starts) at first base...Established career-best marks June 9 at Cincinnati with three hits and four RBI (3-for-3, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 RBI), while tying a career high with two home runs (also: May 17, 2013 at Atlanta)…according to MLB Stats, he became just the second Dodger center fielder since 1914 to reach base safely five or more times in a game with at least two home runs and four RBI (Jimmy Wynn, May 11, 1974 at SD, 4-for-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI)...Batted .353 (12-for-34) in close and late situations, tied for the sixth-best mark in the Majors (min. 40 PA)...Posted a .478 slugging percentage as a pinch-hitter, tied for the ninth-best mark in the Majors, going 6-for- 23 (.261) with two doubles and a homer...Selected to his first Opening Day roster and made his first start in a season-opener on March 22 against the D-backs in Australia, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two RBI at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Batted.240 with seven homers and 19 RBI in 53 games in five stints with Los Angeles in his second MLB season…started the season with Triple-A Albuquerque and had his contract selected on May 10. 15 of his 31 hits went for extra bases (eight doubles, seven homers). Hit his first career walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Sept. 10 vs. Arizona…was the Dodgers' first walk-off victory via a pinch-hit home run since Olmedo Saenz's two-run 10th-inning blast on June 8, 2007 against the Blue Jays. Hit two homers on May 17 at Atlanta…was the first multi-homer game of his career. Made 11 appearances as a pinch hitter, going 4-for-10 with a home run, double and four RBI. Placed on the disabled list from June 11-28 with left shoulder bursitis. Appeared in two postseason games without a plate appearance, pinch-running in Game 2 of the NLDS at Atlanta and entering as a defensive replacement in Game 1 of the NLCS at St. Louis In 61 games at Triple-A Albuquerque this season, Van Slyke had a .348 batting average (71-for-204) with 12 homers and 48 RBI. Named the April Dodger Pride Award winner for Triple-A Albuquerque after ranking among the PCL leaders in batting average (.419, 3rd), runs (24, T-3rd), hits (39, 2nd), extra-base hits (16, T-1st), total bases (72, 1st), RBI (26, 4th), on-base percentage (.477, 5th), slugging percentage (.774, 2nd) and OPS (1.251, 2nd). Selected as Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the period of April 4-14, batting .500 (19-for-38) with four homers and 16 RBI in that span…opened the season with a 10-game hitting streak.
Saw his first big league action, appearing in 27 games with Los Angeles and 95 games at Triple-A Albuquerque. Made his Major League debut with a pinch-hit RBI single on May 9 against San Francisco…became the first Dodger to pick up a pinch-hit RBI hit in his first big league at-bat since Carl Warwick's single on April 11, 1961 vs. Philadelphia. Appeared in 27 games in two stints with the Dodgers, May 9-June 3 and June 28-July 12. Four of his nine MLB hits went for extra bases (two doubles, two home runs). Hit a game-winning pinch-hit three-run homer on May 20 off Cardinals reliever. Mark Rzepcynski, the first home run of his big league career. Went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in six pinch-hitting appearances. Batted .327 with 34 doubles, a triple, 18 homers and 67 RBI in 95 games with Triple-A Albuquerque…posted a .404 on-base percentage. With Albuquerque, hit .349 against right-handed pitching (87-for-249) with 15 of his 18 homers coming against righties. Hit .343 (35-for-102) with runners in scoring position and batted .324 (57-for-176) with runners on base as an Isotope.
Named the Dodgers' Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year after batting .348with 45 doubles, 20 home runs and 92 RBI in 130 games with Double-A Chattanooga...tied for the highest batting average among Dodger farmhands while finishing second inthe chain in RBI, second in doubles, sixth in homers and third in total bases (272)...Won the Southern League's batting title and posted the sixth-highest averageamong all full-season minor leaguers...became the 14th Lookout in the modern era(1976-current) to lead the Southern League in batting average...also finished in the topfive in several of the league's offensive categories, including doubles (1st), home runs(T-5th), RBI (3rd) and slugging percentage (.595, 2nd)...Won the Aug./Sept. Dodger Pride Award after hitting a Southern League-best .430(49-for-114) with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 23 RBI over Chattanooga's final30 games...batted .300 or better in every month during the season...After batting .320 in the season's first half, he was named to the Southern League All-Star Team...received the game's MVP honors after going 2-for-4 with an RBI, a stolenbase and a pair of runs scored...Hit .375 and connected for 14 of his 20 home runs after the All-Star break...Batted .374 (80-for-214) with runners on base and hit .353 (48-for-136) with runners inscoring position...After the season, tabbed as a Southern League postseason All-Star and was named toBaseball America's Double-A All-Star Team at team.
Batted a combined .270 with 14 home runs and 69 RBI in 125 games with threeDodger affiliates...Opened the season with Double-A Chattanooga and had hits in 14 of his first 20 games...batted.313 (20-for-64) with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI in April with the Lookouts...Hit .307 in 48 games with Single-A Inland Empire...led the club in RBI (35), tied forthe team lead in home runs (nine), ranked second in extra base hits (23), second inruns scored (34) and fourth in average...Promoted from Single-A Inland Empire to Triple-A Albuquerque in late August...batted.289 (11-for-38) with four doubles, one home run and five RBI in 12 games with theIsotopes.
Began the season with Single-A Inland Empire and waspromoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sept. 5 for the season'sfinal three games after batting .294 with 42 doubles, 23home runs and 100 RBI with the 66ers...led all Dodgerfarmhands in doubles and ranked third in home runs and RBI...Became the first player in San Bernardino professionalbaseball history to have at least 40 doubles, 20 homeruns and 100 RBI in a single season...was the thirdplayer in 66ers history to reach the 40-double mark...Won the Aug./Sept. Dodger Pride Award for InlandEmpire after batting .264 (24-for-91) with eightdoubles, five home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games...Tied for second in the California League with 18outfield assists...Named a California League postseason All-Star.
Opened the season with Single-A Great Lakes and made the jump to Single-A Inland Empire on June 1...Batted .261 with nine doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI with the 66ers...Hit .317 off left-handed pitchers with Inland Empire...Had hits in 17 of the season's final 20 games...batted .324 (24-for74) with 17 RBI in 23 August games.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Great Lakes where he batted .254 with 18 doubles, one triple, two home runsand 35 RBI...Hit .267 and collected both home runs and 11 of his 18 doubles before the All-Star break...Batted .304 off left-handed pitchers...Collected seven hits over his final 14 at-bats with three doubles and three RBI.
Hit .256 with five doubles, two triples, two home runs and 17 RBI in 45 games with the Ogden Raptors...Ended the season riding a seven-game hit streak (10-for-28; .357) and collected hits in 12 of his final 14 games...Batted .295 (13-for-44) with runners in scoring position including a .389 (7-for-18) clips with RISP and two outs.
Began his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Dodgers...hit .282 with four doubles, a triple, two homeruns and 15 RBI in 24 games...Tied for second in the league in RBI among players who played less than 25 games...Played flawless defense at all three outfield positions...notched three outfield assists throughout the season.