Stephen Otis Drew... Attended Florida State University and graduated from Lowndes County High School in Valdosta, Ga. in 2001...Is the youngest brother of former Major Leaguers, J.D. and Tim Drew…All three brothers were first-round selections in the First-Year Player Draft...Was named 2002 ACC Rookie of the Year, as well as Freshman of the Year by Baseball America…He and his wife, Laura, have two sons, Hank and Nolan, and a daughter, Lainey.
In his first season in Washington, hit .266 (38-for-143) with 11 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 21 RBI, 16 walks and 24 runs scored in 70 games in 2016...He posted a .524 slugging percentage, with 20 of his 38 hits going for extra bases...He appeared in games at second base (21 games/15 starts), third base (12 games/8 starts), shortstop (12 games/7 starts), and designated hitter (one game/one start)...Along with Chris Heisey, ranked second in Major League Baseball and tied a Nationals club record (2005-pres.) with three pinch-hit home runs in 2016...He was a part of a group of Nationals pinch hitters that finished third in the Major Leagues with 12 pinch-hit home runs, and ranked third in the NL in slugging percentage (.447)...The 12 pinch-hit home runs hit by Washington were the most in franchise history (Nationals/Expos)...On May 13 vs. MIA, the Nationals hit two pinch-hit homers in the same game (Drew & Heisey) for the first time in team history (2005-pres.)...According to STATS, Inc., July 13, 1973 vs. ATL was the only other time in franchise history (Jim Lyttle and Hal Breeden)...Collected his 500th career RBI, June 16 at SDP...Recorded his second career inside-the-park home run, May 31 at PHI (Murray)...It was the first pinch-hit inside-the-park home run in Nationals history (2005-pres.) and just the 22nd in MLB history since 1930...The last was COL OF Brandon Barnes (6/5/15 vs. ARI)...In one of the more impressive swings of the 2016 season, Drew laced a walk-off triple on July 23rd against SDP...The following day, he was placed on the disabled list with vertigo-like symptoms... He was reinstated on Sept. 7 and hit .275 (11-for-40) with three doubles, one homer, four RBI, seven walks and 10 runs scored across the final 19 games of the season...Was a part of four of Washington's 14 sets of back-to-back home runs.
Made his first Opening Day roster since 2011...Clubbed 17 home runs in his first full season with the New York Yankees...17 home runs were tied for third among MLB second basemen (MIN's Brian Dozier-28, SEA's Robinson Cano-21)…He reached the 10-HR plateau in a season for the sixth time in his career (also 2007-10 and 2013) and hit at least 15 HR for the third time (15 HR in 2010 and 21 HR in 2008)…The Yankees went 12-2 when he homered in 2015...Was his largest power output since 2008, when he hit 21 home runs with ARI...Hit .201 with 16 doubles, one triple, 17 home runs, 44 RBI, 37 walks and 43 runs scored in 131 games, his most since he played in 151 contests with ARI in 2010... He appeared in 123 games (94 starts) at second base, 15 games (10 starts) at shortstop and four games (one start) at third base...Hit his 100th career home run on April 17 at Tampa Bay (Karns)…Joined his brother J.D. (242 career HRs) as the eighth pair of brothers to each hit at least 100 career home runs in the Major Leagues, per the Elias Sports Bureau…Joined the Alomars (Roberto and Sandy), Boones (Aaron and Bret), Boyers (Ken and Clete), DiMaggios (Joe and Vince), Meusels (Bob and Irish), Uptons (Justin and Melvin, Jr.) and Youngs (Dmitri and Delmon)...Notched his 1,000th career hit, a third-inning home run off Max Scherzer, June 9 vs. WSH.
Batted .150 (21-for-140) with 7R, 8 doubles, 3HR and 15RBI in 46 games (31 starts at 2B, eight at SS and one at DH) with the Yankees…was acquired by the Yankees with cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox on7/31 in exchange for INF Kelly Johnson... Made his Yankees debut in 8/1 loss at Boston, starting at 2B and going 0-for-4…was his ﬁrst Major Leagueappearance at 2B…collected his ﬁrst hit as a Yankee with a seventh-inning double in 8/2 win at Boston... Tied his season-high with 4RBI (also 7/21 at Toronto w/ Boston) and was 2-for-4 with 1R and 1 double in 8/3win vs. Boston... Hit solo HR-his ﬁrst as a Yankee-in 8/20 loss vs. Houston... Appeared in his 1,000th career game in 9/2 loss vs. Boston... Broke a scoreless tie with an RBI-double in the ﬁfth inning of 9/18 win vs. Toronto, his ﬁrst RBI since 8/25 at KansasCity…snapped a streak of 16 consecutive games without driving in a run, tying the longest such stretch of hiscareer (also 16G from 7/6/11-7/3/12)... Was signed by the Red Sox as a free agent on 5/21 to a one-year contract extending through the 2014 season…in 39 games with the Red Sox, hit .176 (23-for-131) with 11R, 6 doubles, 4HR and 11RBI.
Batted .253 (112-for-442) with 57R, 29 doubles, 13HR and 67RBI in 124 games in his ﬁrst season with Boston... Matched a single-season career high in RBI (also 2008)…tied career highs in go-ahead RBI (16, third time, last 2009)and game-winning RBI (10, also '08)…recorded his ﬁfth career season with at least 10HR and ﬁrst since 2010... Had two "walk-oﬀ" hits, both in extra innings…was the ﬁrst Red Sox shortstop with multiple "walk-oﬀ" RBIin a season since Orlando Cabrera (two in 2004) and the ﬁrst Boston SS with two extra-inning "walk-oﬀ" RBIin a season since Nomar Garciaparra in 1997 (two)... Finished second among AL qualiﬁers at SS with a .984 ﬁelding percentage (8E, 516TC), trailing only TampaBay's Yunel Escobar (.989)…his 8E were his fewest in his ﬁve seasons with at least 100 games played... Began the season on the 7-day concussion D.L. after suﬀering a concussion in his sixth spring training game(was hit on the helmet by a pitch on 3/7 vs. Minnesota)…made a four-game rehab stint with Double-A Portlandfrom 4/4-8, going 2-for-13 with 1 double, 1HR and 3RBI before being reinstated from the D.L. on 4/10... Had a season-high-tying 4H on 5/6 vs. Minnesota, including a game-tying solo HR in the seventh and a"walk-oﬀ" double in the 11th…was his ﬁrst "walk-oﬀ" hit since 4/17/11 vs. San Francisco (w/ Arizona)... Recorded his second career multi-HR game on 7/27 at Baltimore (also 8/25/10 at San Diego w/ Arizona), going 3-for-4 with 2HR…also tied a career high with 5RBI (also 4/28/11 vs. Chicago-NL w/ Arizona)... With the Red Sox trailing, 5-4, hit a go-ahead three-run HR in the top of the ninth inning for a 7-5 win on 8/7at Houston…was his ﬁrst go-ahead HR in the ninth inning-or-later since 2008 w/ Arizona... Started at SS in each of Boston's 16 postseason games en route to the World Series title, batting .111 (6-for-54)…committed just 1E in 70TC (.986 ﬁelding percentage)…homered in clinching Game 6 of the World Series,becoming the second Red Sox shortstop to homer in the Fall Classic (also Rico Petrocelli in Game 6 in 1967).
Limited to 79 games after beginning season on the 15-day DL while recovering fromright ankle surgery...After spending entire pro career with ARI, traded to OAK at the end ofAugust and helped the A's win the American League West championship.Went 4-for-6 (.667) with 7 RBI with the bases loaded between the 2 stops...Posted .383 AVG (18-for-47) in 11 games against AL East opponents, tops among all major Leaguers with atleast 50 PA against that division. Hit .293 (27-for-92) with 7 of his 13 doubles and 3 of 7 home runs when leading off an inning...Batted at a.333 clip (17-for-51) with 4 doubles and 2 homers in those situations with the A's.Went deep in consecutive games twice, including his 1st 2 homers of the year, 8/5 at PHI and 8/7 at PIT, and9/15-16 vs. BAL.Missed ARI's 1st 73 games while recovering from surgery on fractured right ankle (137 games total aftersustaining the injury on 7/20/11)...Played 11 rehab games between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno from6/7-25 before coming off the DL on 6/27.Started 36 of ARI's 48 tilts at SS before being traded to the A's on 8/20 in exchange for minor league INF SeanJamieson...After reporting to OAK on 8/21, started 39 of the A's last 41 games at SS en route to the team winning the AL West title...Knocked 5 home runs with OAK, including 4 roundtrippers in 16 tilts at O.co Coliseum.Went hitless in his 1st 7 AB with A's before singling off Alex Cobb on 8/23 at TB...That snapped a career-high0-for-22 streak dating back to 8/14.Tallied a .315 mark (17-for-54) over his final 13 games beginning with a season-best 8-game hitting streak from 9/21-28 (.429, 15-for-35).Collected a pair of 4-hit games over a 5-game stretch on the A's final road trip...Went 4-for-8 with a double, home run, RBI and career-high tying 3 runs in the A's 14-inning, 10-9 loss at NYY on 9/22...Went 4-for-5 in a 9-3win at TEX on 9/26...Marked his 11th and 12th career games with at least 4 hits.POSTSEASON:
Started at SS in all 5 of the A's ALDS contests vs. DET...Hit safely in 3 of the 5 games.
Played in 86 games before suffering a season-ending right ankle injury...hit .252 (81-for-321) with 21 doubles, 5 home runs and 45 RBI...Missed the first 5 games of the season after being sidelined with an abdominal strain...Recorded a game-ending, RBI single in the 12th inning on April 17 vs. Giants...Hit his first-career grand slam with a career-high 5 RBI on April 28 vs. Cubs...Suffered a fractured right ankle on a slide into home plate on July 20 vs. Brewers (surgery performed by Dr. Peter Mitchell on July 21).
Compiled one of his best offensive seasons after setting new career highs with 62 walks, 10 stolen bases and a .352 on-base percentage while tying his career high with 12 triples...posted his second-highest career numbers with 151 games, .278 batting average, 565 at-bats, 83 runs, 157 hits, 33 doubles, 15 homers, .458 slugging percentage and .810OPS...also saw career-best 3.96 pitches per plate appearance...His 12 triples led the team and ranked second in the NL...Became the longest-tenured shortstop in franchise history with 633 games played over five seasons...appeared in his488th game at shortstop on April 6 vs. Padres, surpassing Tony Womack with 487 games played at shortstop from1999-2003...Reached base safely via a hit or walk in 121 of 151 games and hit safely in 103 games overall...Among all-time D-backs' career leaders, ranks first with 46 triples, third with 258 extra-base hits, fourth with 669 hits,147 doubles, 2,461 at-bats and 180 multi-hit games, fifth with 647 games, sixth with 332 runs scored, eighth with 65homers, 276 RBI and 226 walks and 10th with 29 stolen bases...Posted a career-high .984 fielding percentage with a career-low 10 errors in 607 total chances over 147 games at shortstop...his fielding percentage tied with the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki for tops in the NL...Batted leadoff in 45 games and ranked first in slugging percentage (.538) and OPS (.912), second in on-base percentage(.374) and third in batting average (.310) among all leadoff hitters with a minimum of 40 games...hit leadoffhomers on Aug. 25 @ Padres, Sept. 22 vs. Rockies and Sept. 29 @ Giants...Matched his career-high with 4 RBI on June 7 vs. Braves, Aug. 3 @ Cubs, Aug. 7 @ Nationals, Aug. 26 @ Padres andSept. 23 vs. Rockies...Hit his first career inside-the-park home run in the season opener on April 5 vs. Padres...according to Elias, matchedhis brother, J.D. (Cardinals in 1999), to become first pair of brothers to have hit an inside-the-park homer since it wasaccomplished by the Bell brothers, George with the Blue Jays in 1984 and Juan with the Phillies in 1992...his insidethe-park home run was the sixth in club history and second by a D-backs' player at Chase Field (fifth all-time)...Had a season-high 12-game hitting streak (.289, 13-for-45) from July 23-Aug. 5, the fourth-longest of his career andthe second-longest on the team...reached base safely via a hit or walk in 22 straight games (.256, 20-for-78) from July23-Aug. 15...Had his best offensive month in August, batting .310 (35-for-113) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 8 homers and 19 RBI in29 games...hit safely in 23 games and reached base safely via a hit or walk in 26 contests, including the first 15 gamesfrom Aug. 1-15...Hit 11 homers over the final two months after hitting only 4 home runs in the first four months, including no homersin June and July...snapped a 253-at-bat homerless stretch with a seventh-inning homer on Aug. 1 @ Mets...On Aug. 8 @ Brewers, became only the fifth D-backs' player to play in 600 games and collect 250 RBI, joining LuisGonzalez (1,194/774), Steve Finley (849/479), Chad Tracy (704/318) and Jay Bell (616/304)...On Aug. 11 @ Brewers, hit the last of four consecutive homers to tie tie Major League record for the seventh time...his homer was preceded by Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero and Mark Reynolds...it marked the third time a Drewhad hit a homer in the 7 times the feat had been accomplished as his brother, J.D., hit the second of 4 straight homersfor the Dodgers on Sept. 18, 2006 vs. Padres and for the Red Sox on April 22, 2007 vs. Yankees...Had his first career 2-homer game on Aug. 25 @ Padres, which included his first leadoff homer of the season...added2 doubles for 4 extra-base hits in the game, matching his career-high for a second time.
Put together a solid campaign, including a career-high 12 triples that tied for second-most in the Majors, after rebounding from a slow start and an early-season trip to the disabled list... Among NL shortstops, ranked first with 12 triples; fourth with 29 doubles; fifth with a .428 slugging percentage; sixth with 12 home runs, 65 RBI and 49 walks; and eighth with a .261 batting average and .320 on-base percentage... Was one of the hardest hitters to double up, ranking third in the NL with a ratio of 133.3 at-bats per ground-into-double-play, while his 3.6 percent of ground-into-double-plays ranked tied for 10th in the Majors... In his first 31 games through May 31, batted .211 (23-for-109) with 6 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 15 RBI, a .286 on-base percentage and .339 slugging percentage...in his final 104 games from June 1 through the end of the season, batted .274 (116-for-424) with 23 doubles, 11 triples, 10 home runs, 50 RBI, a .330 on-base percentage and a .450 slugging percentage...His 23 triples since the beginning of the 2008 season lead the Majors...since 2007, his 27 triples are tied for fourth-most in the Majors with the Rays' Carl Crawford and behind the Yankees' Curtis Granderson (44), Phillies' Jimmy Rollins (34) and Mets' Jose Reyes (33)...since entering the Majors in 2006, he ranks fifth with 34 triples behind Granderson (53), Reyes (50), Crawford (43) and Rollins (43)... Batted leadoff 43 times, hitting .301 (55-for-183) with 11 doubles, 6 triples, 7 home runs, 25 RBI, a .352 on-base percentage and .541 slugging percentage... His .980 fielding percentage was fifth in the NL... Hit .282 (111-for-393) against righties and only .200 (28-for-140) versus left-handers... Batted .294 (78-for-265) in 70 home games and .228 (61-for-268) in 65 road affairs... Placed on disabled list from April 26 (retroactive to April 25) with a left hamstring strain... Had a season-high 14-game hitting streak from May 26-June 10, the second-longest streak of his career, during which he batted .344 (21-for-61) with 5 multi-hit games... Had a season-high 4 hits on June 7 @ Padres (an 18-inning game) and July 21 @ Rockies... Had a 13-game home hitting streak from June 13-July 10, during which his .426 average (20-for-47) ranked fifth in the Majors... Hit safely in 23 of 24 games from June 13-Aug. 11 with a .379 average (36-for-95)... His 32-game errorless streak from June 17-July 28 was tops among big league shortstops during that span and tied for the 12th-longest among shortstops on the season with the Tigers' Ramon Santiago and Athletics' Cliff Pen¬nington... Had an 11-game hitting streak from July 19-29, posting a .404 average (19-for-47) with a .440 on-base percentage and .681 slugging percentage... His .323 average (31-for-96) in July was second on the team... Matched his career-high with 4 RBI on Aug. 7 @ Nationals... Hit his third career leadoff home run on Aug. 18 @ Phillies... Hit safely in his final 14 home games (.293, 17-for-58) from Sept. 7-27... Hit safely in 21 of his final 23 games (.278, 27-for-97) to close the season.
Established himself as one of the top shortstops in the National League after posting career-bests with a .291 batting average, 91 runs, 178 hits, 44 doubles, 11 triples, 21 home runs and 67 RBI in 152 games...Became the third shortstop in Major League history to collect at least 40 doubles, 10triples and 20 home runs in a season...Milwaukee's Robin Yount did so in 1980 and 1982followed by Boston's Nomar Garciaparra in 1997...Among NL batters, ranked tied for second in triples, tied for fourth in doubles, fifthwith 53 multi-hit games, eighth in hits and extra-base hits (76)...was also third among NLshortstops in homers and fifth in batting average...Was tops among NL shortstops after the All-Star break with 88 hits and 23 doubles, tiedfor first with 34 RBI, second with a .326 batting average (88-for-270) and 6 triples, andthird with 9 home runs and 43 runs scored...Joined Steve Finley as the only other player in D-backs history to record double-digits indoubles, triples and home runs in the same season, as Finley did it in 1999 (32/10/34)and 2003 (24/10/22)...Honored by the Arizona chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America as theD-backs' Player of Year...Tied a team-record and established a career-best after going 5-for-5 (single, 2 doubles,triple, home run, 3 runs) to become the third D-backs player to hit for the cycle on Sept.1 vs. St. Louis, joining Greg Colbrunn (Sept. 18, 2002 at Houston) and Luis Gonzalez(July 5, 2000 at San Diego)...it was the first cycle at Chase Field and the fourth of theseason in the Majors (Washington's Cristian Guzman vs. Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug.28; Minnesota's Carlos Gomez vs. Chicago White Sox on May 7; Atlanta's Mark Kotsayvs. Chicago Cubs on Aug. 14)...Seattle's Adrian Beltre became the fifth player in MLB tohit for the cycle later that night at Texas...it was the 12th time in franchise history (ninthin a 9.0-inning game) that a player collected 5 hits, which was last accomplished by MarkReynolds on May 25, 2007 vs. Houston...Hit a game-winning solo home run in the 10th inning on April 6 at Colorado after enteringthe game to play shortstop in the ninth inning...Collected 4 hits on 3 occasions; May 15 vs. Colorado, July 20 vs. Los Angeles Dodgersand Sept. 17 vs. San Francisco...Homered on June 9 at Pittsburgh and June 10 at New York Mets, the second consecutive-game homer stretch of his career (also on July 31 and Aug. 3, 2006 at WrigleyField)...Batted .325 (27-for-83) during a career-high 17-game hitting streak from July 29-Aug.15...it was the longest streak by a D-back since Danny Bautista hit in 21 straight fromApril 7-30, 2004...also had an 11-game hitting streak from July 10-25 (.373, 19-for-51)...Fielding percentage of .976 ranked fifth among NL shortstops.
Broke camp as the opening day shortstop for the first time in his career...60 RBI established a new D-backs' single-season record for a shortstop...Opened the season with a 5-game hit streak, going 6-for-20 with 2 RBI during that stretch...From April 24-27, collected 7 RBI in 4 games, with 2 doubles, a triple and a home run...Hit his first career walk-off home run, a 2-run shot off San Diego's Trevor Hoffman on April 25...Had his first 3-hit game of the season on May 3 against the Mets...Was 3-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI on May 29 at Philadelphia, followed by another 3 RBI performance on May 30 at the Mets...Hit 6 doubles with 4 home runs and 10 RBI in July...From June 27-July 5, he collected 7 doubles and batted .345 (10-for-29) with 2 RBI...Strung together a season-high 7-game hit streak from Aug. 29-Sept. 4, batting .320 (8-for-25) with 2 doubles, a home run and 4 RBI...Hit a game-tying 3-run home run on Sept. 8 against St. Louis...From Sept. 12 through the remainder of the season, he hit .333 (18-for-54) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 10 RBI...collected 4 consecutive multi-hit games over that stretch, including back-to-back 3-hit performances on Sept. 27 & 28...Held a .973 fielding percentage over 147 games at shortstop for the D-backs.
2007 Postseason Highlights: Led D-backs with a .500 average (7-for-14) with 4 runs scored, a double, triple, 2 home runs and 4 RBI in 3-game NLDS sweep over Chicago...batted .294 (5-for-17) with 2 runs scored and a walk in all 4 NLCS games against Colorado.
The shortstop made a seemingly easy transition to the big leagues, as he hit .314 in his rookie campaign. Drew added 23 RBIs, 13 doubles, seven triples and five home runs. Defensively, he was better than advertised, committing five errors on the season with a .978 fielding percentage. He was hampered by hand and groin injuries toward the end of the season.
The 2004 first-round pick was signed just minutes before the deadline prior to the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. ... Began professional career at Class A Lancaster where he dominated for a .389 average with 10 homers and 39 RBIs. ... When Double-A shortstop Jerry Gil was injured, Drew was promoted to Double-A Tennessee on Aug. 1 where he remained till the end of the year. ... One of the D-Backs representatives in the Arizona Fall League.