David Shelly Duncan...Attended the University of Arizona…ranks as the Wildcats all-time home run leader (55) and holds the singleseason home run record (24)…named First-Team All-American in 2001...Is a 1998 graduate of Canyon del Oro High School in Tucson, Ariz.…was a teammate with Tigers' infi elder Ian Kinsler...Father, Dave, is the D-backs Special Assistant to the GM and Pitching Consultant…brother, Chris, played with St. Louis from 2005-09 and was a member of the 2006 championship club...Signed by Mike Baker.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Durham, batting .215 (72- for -90) with 21 doubles, 11 homers and 54 RBI...Appeared in 20 games with Tampa Bay and hit .182 (10-for-55) with a double, 2 home runs and 6 RBI.
Played the entire season with Cleveland, batting .203 (47- for-232) with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 81 games...Hit his lone grand slam on Aug. 17 @ A's.
Spent most of the year over four different stints with Cleveland and enjoyed a very productive finish to the season...Was on Cleveland's opening day roster for the first time in his career and was with the Indians from April 1-June 18, June 24-July 16, August 5-15 and August 19 thru the season of the season...Also spent three different tenures in AAA Columbus...Was on the Family Medical List from August 20-22...Had two 2-homer games in September (Sept 4 @KC; Sept 7 vs DET off Verlander) and now owns four career two-homer games...Only third career multiHR game off Verlander...Drove in a career-high 5 runs in the 2HR game at KC on September 4...In September he hit .265 (22-83) with 7 2B, 7HR & 23 RBI in 26 games (.943OPS)...His 7HR were tied for 6th among AL hitters and his 23 RBI led the team and were 3rd in the AL...Made 22 starts at DH, 34 starts in left field (37G), 7 starts at first base (7G) and 2 starts in right field...28 of his 58 hits went for extra bases (17 2B, 11HR)...Was 4 for 8 with 7RBI as a pinch-hitter...From August 5th thru the end of the season he hit .276 (34-123 with 18 RS, 10 2B, 8HR & 27 RBI in 40 games (.915OPS) which consisted of his second half at the big league level...Had a .918 OPS vs. RHP and a .679OPS vs. LHP...Hit .311 (33-106) with runners on base, .357 (20-56) with RISP and .435 (10-23) with RISP-2outs...Mad 8 starts in the clean-up spot and hit .387 (12-31) with 2 2B, HR & 6RBI....He & dad (Dave) are 6th father/son combo in Indians history (Averill, Bagby, Francona, Bell, Carreon).
Started the year in AAA Columbus and was promoted to Cleveland on May 19 after Sizemore was DL'd...Hit .301
(44-146) with 21 runs, 11 doubles, 6HR and 34RBI in 38 games (14-OF, 3-1B, 21-DH). His 34RBI were 4th most in
the International League at the time of his recall...In 16 games during the month of May, Duncan has hit .354 (23-65)
with 8 runs scored, 6 doubles, 3HR and 13RBI...Hit .357 (25-70) with runners on and .383 (18-47) with RISP before
he was purchased by Cleveland on May 19...He & dad (Dave) are 6th father/son combo in Indians history (Averill, Bagby, Francona, Bell, Carreon)...CLE debut 5/21
vCIN (PH)...Was 6 for 21 (.286) as a pinch hitter as his 6 PH were tied for 4th most in the AL this year...Hit only PH HR
by an Indian in 2010 on June 15 vs. the NY Mets (1st career PH HR for Shelley)...Collected a career-high 4 hits on August 2 at Boston and enjoyed his second career 2HR game on Sept. 14 vs. the LA
Angels (off Kazmir) and equaled his career-high with 4RBI for a single-game...Overall made 38 starts in LF (41G), 5
starts in RF (8 G), 2 starts at first base (4G) and 15 starts at the DH spot....From August 8th thru the end of the season
he hit .180 (18-100) with 5 HR & 14 RBI in 36 games...Best month was July (.280, 14-50, 3HR, 6RBI .910OPS) and he
hit .286 (32-112) with runners on base and .310 (9-29) with RISP-2outs...Made 21 starts at clean up for the Tribe...Hit
.264 (23-87) w/5HR &14RBI off LHP and .266(17-64) w/RISP.
Earned International League MVP honors in 2009, batting .277 (125-for-452) with 85R, 30 doubles, 1 triple, 30HR and 99RBI in 123 games with the IL Northern Division champs...Appeared in 79 games in RF, 38 games at DH and five games at 1B...Led the IL in runs, home runs, RBI and extra-base hits (61), ranking second in slugging percentage (.546), T10th in doubles and 3rd in OPS .916)...The 30 homers broke his own International League record...Fell 1RBI shy of becoming only the second player in SWB history to amass 100RBI...Named Topps Triple-A All-Star, Topps IL Player of the Year and was a mid-season and post-season IL All-Star selection...Hit .296 (37-for-125) with 9 doubles and 7HR vs. left-handed pitching and .269 (88-for-327) with 21 doubles and 23HR vs. right-handed pitchers with Scranton/WB...Batted .372 (29-for-78) with 9HR and 10 multi-hit games in 18 contests in April.
u Hit .200 (3-for-15) with 1R and 1RBI in 11 games (two starts in RF, one at DH) over two stints with the Yankees in 2009 (7/31; 9/7-10/4)...Was signed to a Major League contract and selected to the Yankees' 25-man roster
from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/31 (did not play)...Was optioned back the following day when INF/OF Jerry Hairston, Jr. was added to the 25-man roster...Was recalled on 9/7 and made his season debut that night in Game 2 of a doubleheader win vs. Tampa Bay...Made his first start of the season in 9/12 loss vs. Baltimore,
going 1-for-3 at DH.
Hit .175 with 3 doubles, 1HR and 6RBI in 23 games (12 starts at 1B, 3 starts in RF) over two stints with the Yankees, making his first career Opening Day roster...Was optioned to Scranton/WB on 6/13 where he appeared in 16 games, batting .173 with 3 doubles, 1HR and 10RBI before separating his right shoulder on 7/1 while making a catch in a 5-2 win vs. Buffalo...Was placed on the disabled list the next day...Returned to action on 7/31, playing two rehabilitation games at DH with the GCL Yankees (0-for-7, 1BB) before being reinstated from the D.L. on 8/4 and rejoining Scranton/WB...Reached base safely (via hit, walk or hit by pitch) in 48 of his 58 games with Scranton/WB, appearing at 1B, LF, RF and DH.
Hit .257 (19-for-74) with 7HR and 17RBI in 34 games with the Yankees in 2007 (10 starts at designated hitter, four starts in right field and two starts at first base)...Batted .303 against left-handed pitchers (10-for-33, 3HR)...hit .220 off right-handers (9-for-41, 4HR)...Had contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 7/20 and made his Major-League debut that night vs. Tampa Bay, starting at DH and going 1-for-4 with 1RBI...his eighth-inning RBI single off Brian Stokes was his first Major-League hit...Hit two-run HR (#1) off Ryu-his first career home run-and was 1-for-4 in 7/21 Game 1 win vs. Tampa Bay...Hit three-run HR (#2) and solo-HR (#3) and was 2-for-4 with 4RBI and 2BB in 7/22 win vs. Tampa Bay...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Yankee in the last 60 years (since 1947) to hit as many as 3HR in his first four Major League games...also became the first player to hit three home runs within his first three days in the Majors since Dave Kingman did so for the Giants in 1971 (7/31-8/1)...Hit two-run HR (#5)-his second in as many games-and was 1-for-3 with 1BB in 8/1 win vs. the White Sox...was his fourth home run in a three-game span at Yankee Stadium and fifth in his first five games in which he had an at-bat at home...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player to hit 5HR in his first 22 Major League at-bats since Graig Nettles (w/ Minnesota) from September 1967 to September 1968...Hit three-run HR (#6) and was 2-for-4 in 8/15 loss vs. Baltimore...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the third player to hit each of his first six Major-League home runs at Yankee Stadium...joined Bobby Brown (first 11 career homers from 1947-'50) and Aaron Robinson (first 8HR in 1945)...missed seven games from 9/9-16 (bone bruise in left pelvis and small inguinal hernia)...Hit two-run HR (#7) and was 2-for-4 with 2R in 9/29 win at Baltimore...was his first career HR on the road...began the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...was named Scranton/Wilkes-Barre "Player of the Year" and was selected to the 2007 International League All-Star team as the DH...batted .295 (99-for-336), with a Scranton/WB franchise-record 25HR...also led the team with 79RBI in 91 games...led the International League with a .576 slugging percentage was second in the International League in HR and RBI at the time of his call-up...Homered in consecutive games six times with Scranton/WB...homered in three straight games twice (4/13-16, 5/31-6/2)...Hit Scranton-record 25th home run on 7/19 at Indianapolis (Indians)...Recorded his only multi-homer game with Scranton/WB on 7/12 at Louisville, going 2-for-5...participated in the Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/11 at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, NM, starting at DH and going 0-for-2 with 1BB in the 7-5 International League win...Hit game-winning grand slam on 6/18 at Durham (Devil Rays), going 1-for-5...was the first grand slam in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees' history...Named Topps International League "Player of the Month" for May...during the month, hit .297(30-for-101) with 22R, 8 doubles, 6HR, 17RBI and 13BB in 27 games...Recorded a season-high four hits in 5/11 loss at Columbus, going 4-for-5 with 3R, 1 double, 1HR and 1RBI...Was named International League "Player of the Week" for the week ending 4/15, batting .375 (9-for-25) with 4R, 1 double, 4HR, 11RBI and 4BB from 4/5-15...Shelley and his brother Chris (Cardinals OF) are one of two sets of brothers whose father also played in the majors (Arizona's Scott Hairston and brother Jerry Hairston, Jr. with Texas are the other)- Credit: Elias Sports Bureau.
Spent time at the Double-A and Triple-A levels, but missed almost a month of action with a mid-season abdominal
injury...Batted a combined .249 (98-for-394) with 25 doubles, 20HR and 65RBI...Ranked fourth among all Yankees
minor leaguers in home runs...Began the season with Double-A Trenton and batted .256 with 24 doubles, 19HR and
61RBI in 92 games (56 games at 1B, 20 games in the OF)...Ranked third among all Eastern League batters with a .487
slugging % and ranked fourth by averaging one home run every 18.47AB...Played in 11 games with the Clippers before
being placed on the disabled list on 7/8 with a strained abdominal muscle...Was reinstated from the D.L. on 8/4 and
played in one additional game before being transferred back to Trenton, where he finished the season.
Hit .240 (129-for-537) with 86R, 28 doubles, 2 triples, 34HR and 92RBI in 142 games with Double-A Trenton...
Led the Eastern League in home runs, ranked second in RBI and extra-base hits (64) and was tied for third in runs
scored...Became only the second player in the history of the Trenton franchise to hit 30 or more homers in a single
season...Became the first Trenton player to appear in all 142 games in a season, setting a personal career high...Was
named to the North Division All-Star team...Won the Eastern League Home Run Derby and was selected by Baseball
America as the "Best Power Prospect" in the Eastern League...Was named to the EL Postseason All-Star team.
In 123 games with Single-A Tampa, batted .248 (105-for-424) with 19HR and 78RBI...Ranked third in the Florida
State League in home runs and placed fourth in RBI.
Batted .264 (87-for-330) with 8HR and 47RBI in 91 games with Single-A Tampa...Was placed on the D.L. on 8/6
with a right shoulder strain, missing the remainder of the season.
Posted a .267 batting average (95-for-356) with Single-A Greensboro with 14HR and 56RBI in 101 games...Was
placed on the D.L. from 8/13 through the remainder of the season w/a broken right hand.
Made his professional debut with short-season Single-A Staten Island, batting .245 (67-for-273) with 8HR and
39RBI in 70 games...Selected by the Yankees in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft.