Anthony Keith Gwynn, Jr… Married Alyse Mallek (11/18/06); has three daughters: Makayla (10/9/07), Jordan (3/6/09) and Leighton (1/15/11)… 2000 graduate of Poway High School (CA), where he played baseball and basketball… Attended San Diego State University… Is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and nephew of Padres director of player personnel and former Dodger Chris Gwynn… Is the godfather of Prince Fielder's son, Jadyn, and Fielder is godfather of Makayla… Hobbies: Listening to music and watching the Lakers… Signed by: Bruce Seid.
Spent the season with Albuquerque (AAA)...Finished 9th in the Pacific Coast League in OBP (.393)...Batted .390 (30-77), 4 2B, 2 3B, HR, 9 RBI in 21 June games...Hit .493 (33-67) in 18 day games...Was on the DL, 6/26-7/17 (right great toe fracture); rehabbed with the Arizona League Dodgers, 7/11-17.
Finished 4th in MLB in pinch AVG (.400, 8-20)...Had 6 OF assists...Appeared in 53 games in CF (43 GS), 38 in LF (13 GS) and 3 in RF (1 GS)...Was designated for assignment on 8/6 and outrighted to Albuquerque on 8/8.
Appeared in a career-high 136 games during his first season in Los Angeles...Hit .256 with two homers and set new career bests in doubles (12), RBI (22), stolen bases (22) and slugging percentage (.353)...led the Dodgers with six triples...His 22 steals tied for 18th in the National League and his success rate of 78.6% (22-of-28) was 18th...Made just one error all season after playing 677.0 innings in left field, right field and center field...Started 63 games, 60 in left field and three in center...his eight outfield assists tied him for 15th in the NL...Among qualifying outfielders, his zone rating of .907 was tied for second in the NL with Andres Torres, just behind Will Venable (.908)...Hit .333 (8-for-24) with a double, triple and two RBI as a pinch-hitter, which was tied for the seventh-best average in the National League...Hit .273 (66-for-242) vs. right-handed pitching, .288 (32-for-111) with runners on base and .286 (18-for-63) in close and late situations...Collected a career-high four hits (4-for-6) on June 27 at Minnesota...Put together his strongest two months of the season back-to-back in June and July, hitting .309 (17-for-55) and .303 (23-for-76), respectively...both of his home runs came in August...Batted .333 (8-for-24) during a season-long five-game hitting streak from Aug. 16-20...Ripped a walk-off single in the ninth inning on June 26 against the Angels...his secondcareer walk-off...Twice saved the game with a spectacular diving catch in left field...the first instance came on April 29 at Dodger Stadium against the Padres when he robbed Nick Hundley of extra bases with two outs in the final frame to clinch a 3-2 win...then on June 11 at Coors Field, his diving catch with two outs and the bases loaded preserved an 11-7 victory.
Played in 117 games for the Padres, including 72 starts in center field ... team was 73-44 (.624) ingames he played, 40-32 (.555) in games he started ... Stole a career-high 17 bases in 21 attempts (81.0%) ... his stolen base percentage ranked sixthamong all National Leaguers with at least 17 steals ... Ranked third among National League center fielders (min. 100 games) with a .903 zone rating ... Set a new career high with three home runs and recorded two inside-the-park home runs, joining hisfather, Tony Gwynn Sr., and Gene Richards as the only Padres with multiple inside-the-park homers ... Richards is the only other Padre to do it in a single season (1982) ... Placed on the disabled list from Aug. 19-Sept. 13 with a broken hamate bone in his right hand ... Hit safely in a season-high eight straight games from June 2-13, batting .423 (11-for-26) with fourruns, two doubles, a triple, a home run and four RBI in that stretch.
2009: Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Jody Gerut 5/21 and played in 119 gamesfor San Diego, including 87 starts in center field.Set career highs in nearly every offensive category, including games, at-bats, runs, hit, doubles, ... triples, home runs,RBI, walks and stolen bases.... Became one of three players in Major League history to play for a team on which his father played 2,000 games (also,Berra and Rose).... Pinch-hit and walked on the night he was acquired from the Brewers...scored the winning run in a walk-off win vs. SF.... Belted his first and second Major League home runs...first HR came 6/26 at TEX, a leadoff home run off KevinMillwood.... Hit .297 before the All-Star Game, going 49-for-165 with seven doubles, three triples, one home run, eight RBI and 28runs scored...posted a .374 on-base percentage.... Ranked tied for fourth on the team in runs scored (59) despite missing nearly two months of the season...second instolen bases (11).... Finished the season 51 plate appearances shy of a qualifying batting average and on-base percentage...would haveranked second on the team in both categories (behind A. Gonzalez).... Hit .290 (83-for-286) vs. right-handed pitchers and .215 (23-for-107) vs. lefties.
2008: Made three stints with the Brewers, also playing in 93 games for Triple-ANashville.... Began the season on the Opening Day roster before being placed on the 15-day disabledlist 4/9 with a strained left hamstring.... Also with the Brewers from 4/23-5/23 and 9/1 through the end of the season.... Hit .190 with one RBI and three stolen bases in 29 games for Milwaukee...made sixstarts (five in center; one at DH).... Was in Opening Day lineup, going 2-for-3 with a stolen base, sac bunt and game-winningsac fly in the 10th inning, 3/31 at Chicago (NL).
Batted .260 with 10 RBI and 8 stolen bases in 69 gamesduring three stints with the Brewers (Opening Day-6/17,7/6-7/24 and 9/10-end)...Made 22 starts (15g in CF, 7g in RF)...Had his first career 3-hit game on 5/12 at New York-NLand scored a career-high 3 runs in the 12-3 win...On 9/29 vs. San Diego produced a pinch-hit RBI-triple offTrevor Hoffman in the ninth inning to tie the game as thePadres were a strike away from clinching the NationalLeague Wild Card (eventually won by the Rockies).....theBrewers won, 4-3, in 11 innings
Spent most of the year at Triple-A Nashville (112g, .300, 4hr, 42rbi, 29sb) and was a Pacific Coast League All-Star. ... Had two stints with the Brewers (7/15-8/8 and 9/11-end of season) and appeared in 32 games, including 14 starts in center field. ... Was 6-for-13 (.462) with a walk as a pinch-hitter. ... On 7/19 at San Francisco recorded his first Major League hit (a pinch-hit double off Brian Wilson), exactly 24 years after the date of his father's first Major League hit, a double off Sid Monge on 7/19/82 vs. Philadelphia. ... Recorded his first Major League RBI and stolen base on 8/2 at Colorado.
Spent the entire season at Double A Huntsville where he batted .271 in 1333 games and was selected as Southern League mid-season All-Star...Led Huntsville in stolen bases (34), walks (76) and at-bats (509)...Walked (76 times) more than he struck out (75)...Collected three hits in a game on seven occasions...and had 43 multi-hit games during the season...Had a 14-game hitting streak from August 4-18 and hit safely in 23 of 25 games, spanning July 21-August 18...Recorded two hits in five consecutive games, April 24-28 and again from May 13-17...Drove in a season-best three RBI June 28 vs Jacksonville...Made eight plate appearances, going 2-for-8 in a 19-inning game at Mobile on July 20...Rated by Baseball America
as having the Best Strike Zone Discipline amongst Brewers' prospects.
Played the entire season at Double A Huntsville...Hit .243 and swiped 34 bases in 138 games...Posted a 14-game hitting streak from April 17 - May 1...twice had additional hitting streaks reach nine games...Had a season-high three RBI, May 13 at Mobile.
Spent his entire first professional season with Single-A Beloit...Hit .280 with one home run, 33 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 61 games...Walked more than he struck out, with 33 walks and 31 strikeouts...Went 2-for-3 with one RBI and a walk in his professional debut on June 27 at Quad City.