Shannon Stewart #24

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Shannon Stewart MLB Career Stats

.297 115 580 196 .790

Shannon Stewart Bio

  • Full Name: Shannon Harold Stewart
  • Born: 2/25/1974 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Draft: 1992, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (19th overall)
  • High School: Southridge, Miami, FL
  • Debut: September 2, 1995
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/7/2008
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MLB Career Stats 5574 853 1653 115 580 196 .297 .360 .790


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Shannon Stewart Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/02/1999 Toronto AL

Twins Calvin R. Griffith MVP Award

Year Team League
2003 Minnesota AL

Shannon Stewart Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1999 .304 22nd in AL
2000 .319 14th in AL
2001 .316 8th in AL
2002 .303 13th in AL
2003 .307 10th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
1998 51 3rd in AL
1999 37 4th in AL
2000 20 18th in AL
2001 27 15th in AL
2002 14 24th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2000 .882 25th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1998 .377 20th in AL
2001 .371 21st in AL
2002 .371 17th in AL
2003 .364 24th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2000 .518 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1999 102 25th in AL
2000 107 13th in AL
2001 103 11th in AL
2002 103 12th in AL
2003 90 25th in AL


Season H Rank
1999 185 13th in AL
2000 186 11th in AL
2001 202 3rd in AL
2002 175 16th in AL
2003 176 19th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2000 43 8th in AL
2001 44 3rd in AL
2002 38 10th in AL
2003 44 7th in AL


Season 3B Rank
1997 7 5th in AL
2000 5 12th in AL
2001 7 9th in AL
2002 6 6th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2001 155 20th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1999 608 12th in AL
2000 583 22nd in AL
2001 640 4th in AL
2002 577 23rd in AL
2003 573 24th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1999 682 17th in AL
2001 698 10th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2000 302 22nd in AL
2001 296 18th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
1998 18 2nd in AL
1999 14 1st in AL
2001 10 11th in AL
2003 6 21st in AL
2005 5 25th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1998 15 4th in AL
1999 8 23rd in AL
2000 6 25th in AL
2001 11 15th in AL
2002 9 15th in AL
2005 8 24th in AL

Shannon Harold Stewart Bio Info

Shannon Harold Stewart . . . wife Sharonda (Butler) . . . 1992 graduate of Southridge (FL) High School where he played baseball, football and track . . . named to All-Dade county baseball team in 1992 . . . named All-Dade county in football in 1991 . . . participates in TwinsCare, a ticket program for underprivileged youth. 2007 Signed by Oakland as a free agent just prior to the start of spring training and ended up leading the A's in batting (.290), hits (167), stolen bases (11) and multiple hit games (50)...added 12 home runs and 48 RBI in 146 games...the games played were the second most of his career to his high of 155 in 2001...the stolen bases were his most since swiping 14 in 2002...hit .324 with 10 of his 12 home runs and 37 of his 48 RBI on the road...had the eighth best road batting average in the American League...hit just .252 in Oakland and now has a .232 (92 for 397) career average in the Coliseum, his lowest average in any AL ballpark...batted .348 with seven of his 12 home runs and 23 of his 48 RBI in the seventh inning or later...his average after the sixth inning was third best in the AL...hit .262 over the first six innings of a game...had 65 hits after the sixth inning, which were the most by an Athletic since Claudell Washington had 68 in 1975...struck out 60 times in 630 plate appearances for an average of 10.5 plate appearances per strikeout, which was 10th best in the AL...also ranked ninth in the AL in singles (132)...batted .300 or better in four of the sixth months...his best mark came in June when he hit .373, which was the ninth best average in the AL that month...also batted .321 in September, .313 in July and .310 in May...hit .309 before the All-Star Break and .269 after the break...batted .307 at night and .261 during the has a .310 (1136 for 3665) career average at night compared to .274 (475 for 1734) during the day...hit .404 against Cleveland...made a team leading 100 starts in the leadoff spot where he hit .297 with a .354 on-base percentage and 63 runs scored...started games in every spot in the order except fourth, eight and ninth...led the A's with 128 starts in left field and also started three games in center...appeared in 139 games total in left field, which tied for the AL lead...was also 2 for 6 (.333) with three RBI as a pinch hitter...was just 1 for 9 with no RBI in his career in the pinch entering this season...hit his first home run of the season on April 20 at Texas, snapping a 56-game, 228-at bat homerless streak dating back to his last home run on April 5, 2006 at Toronto...also matched his career high with four RBI (seventh time, first since May 15, 2005 against Texas)...started three games in center field over a five-game span from April 28 to May 4, his first starts in center since June 27, 1999 at Tampa Bay...has made 96 career starts in center...matched his career high with three walks on May 4 at Tampa Bay (sixth time, first since April 6, 2004 vs. Cleveland)...was batting .237 with two home runs and seven RBI over his first 30 games through May 8...then hit .358 with five home runs and 20 RBI over a 48- game span from May 9 to July 12...went 4 for 6 on May 10 at Kansas City, his first of four four-hit games...also had four hits on June 27 at Cleveland, August 13 at Detroit and September 12 at Seattle...tied for sixth in the AL in games of four or more hits and now has 29 career games of four or more hits...that is tied for sixth most in the Majors since he made his debut in 1995...had a pinch hit RBI single in the ninth inning on May 14 against Kansas City, his first pinch hit since June 8, 1998 at Florida...his at bat in the first inning on May 25 at Baltimore was the 5000th of his career...singled in the third inning on June 3 against Minnesota for the 1500th hit of his career...hit two home runs over his first 59 games through June 17...then connected for five home runs over a 10-game span from June 20 to 30 and had 10 home runs over his final 87 games...had an A's season high tying 15-game hitting streak from June 25 to July 12...hit .448 (30 for 67) during the was his 15th career hitting streak of 10 or more games and his fourth of at least 15 games...the hitting streak pushed his season average to .311 but he hit .230 over a 43-game stretch from July 13 to August 31 to drop his average to .283...recorded the 300th double of his career in the fifth inning on July 13 in Minnesota...went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts on August 25 at Tampa Bay, just the third three strikeout game of his career (also May 28, 1999 vs. New York and June 6, 2001 vs. Tampa Bay)...hit .210 in 26 games in August, the third lowest single month batting average of his career...hit .203 in 14 games in September of 2005 and .176 in seven games in September of 1996...led off the game with a home run for the 23rd time in his career on September 4 at Los Angeles. 2006 Hit 5th career Opening Day home run, April 4 at Toronto . . . homered in consecutive games, April 4-5 . . . hit safely in 9 of 10 games, going 15-40 (.375), April 4-14 . . . hit safely in 7 consecutive games, going 11-29 (.379), April 16-28 . . . hit safely in 7 of 8 games, going 11-34 (.324), May 5-15 ... disabled with partial tear of left plantar fascia, May 22-June 30 . . . began rehab assignment at Rochester, June 24 . . . appeared in 5 games, hitting .278 (5-18) with the Red Wings . . . activated July 1 and recorded a season-high 4 hits vs. Milwaukee . . . appeared in just nine games before he was disabled for the second time with a partial tear of left plantar fascia, July 16 . . . missed 106 games due to injury. 2005 Had 8-game hit-streak, April 4-13 . . . was 11-30 (.367) in 6 games, April 16-21 . . . season-high 9-game hit-streak, going 14-38 (.368), April 27-May 6 . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 10-29 (.345), May 9-17 . . . was 8-17 (.471) in 4 games, May 19-22 . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 9-22 (.409), May 25-29 . . . had game-winning homer in 11th inning, May 26 at Cleveland . . . homered in 3 consecutive games for second time in career, May 26-28 . . . was 11-29 (.379) in 8 games, June 8-17 . . . had game-winning rbi single in 11th inning, June 14 vs. San Francisco . . . was 9-23 (.391) in 5 games, June 24-28 . . . hit safely in 9 of 10 games, going 14-42 (.333), July 4-17 . . . was 9-24 (.375) in 6 games, July 22-27 . . . had 5-game hit-streak, going 9-22 (.409), August 6-10 . . . was 12-25 (.480) in 5 games, August 16-21 . . . tied season-high 4 hits, August 18 vs. Seattle . . . had 8-game hit-streak, September 6-16 . . . led club in at-bats, hits and multi-hit games (42), was second in runs and doubles, tied for second in total bases (214) and was fourth in games. 2004 Had game-winning 3-run walk-off homer in 11th inning, April 5 vs. Cleveland . . . was 10-25 (.400) in 6 games, April 5-11 . . . hit safely in 7 of 9 games, going 14-41 (.341), April 27-May 9 . . . season-high 9-game hit-streak, going 12-37 (.324), May 13-July 19 . . . 17th career leadoff homer (first of season), July 16 at Kansas City . . . disabled with plantar fasciitis in right foot, May 20-July 15 . . . . hit safely in 6 of 7 games, going 13-29 (.448), July 21-28 . . . was 17-35 (.486) in 8 games, August 12-20 . . . 18th career leadoff homer (second of season), August 18 vs. New York . . . season-high 4 hits, August 19 vs. New York . . . 19th career leadoff homer (third of season), August 23 at Texas . . . 20th career leadoff homer (fourth of season), August 27 at Anaheim . . . hit safely in 8 of 9 games, going 16-46 (.348), August 25-September 3 . . . 21st career leadoff homer (fifth of season), September 1 vs. Texas. 2003 Began season with Toronto ...hit safely in 9 of 11 games, going 15-47 (.319),March 31-April 12 ...hit safely in 7 of 8 games, April 14-21 ...season-high 12-game hit-streak,going 20-55 (.364), April 27-May 10 ...hit safely in 10 of 11 games,May 13-23 ...tied season-high 3 rbi,May 22 at New York ...disabled with strained right hamstring,June 5-23 ...had game-winning walk-off walk, June 27 vs.Montreal ...15th career leadoff homer (2nd of season), July 11 vs.New York ...acquired along with a player to be named later from Toronto in exchange for outfielder Bobby Kielty,July 16 ...was 12-20 (.600)in 5 games,July 19-23 ...hit safely in 14 of first 15 games as a Twin,going 30-65 (.462),July 19-August 3 ... season-high 4 hits,July 20 vs.Oakland ...had 4 consecutive multi- hit games,July 20-23 ...had 5 consecutive multi-hit games,July 27-August 1 ...16th career leadoff homer (3rd of season),August 1 vs.Detroit ...hit safely in 8 of 9 games,going 14-44 (.318),August 5-13 ...season-high 4 rbi,August 21 vs.Kansas City ...had 9-game hit-streak,going 15-40 (.375), August 21-30 ...hit safely in 11 of 12 games,going 17-50 (.340),September 2-15 ...had 53 multi-hit games ...finished second in sacrifice flies (11),sixth in league in doubles (44),seventh in batting vs.lefties (.331),and 10th in batting. 2002 Batted .303 with 10 home runs, 45 RBI and stole a team high 14 bases in 141 games... Became the second Blue Jay and first since Robbie Alomar (1992-95) to hit .300 or better in four consecutive seasons... Is the second Blue Jay player to score 100 runs in four consecutive seasons (Delgado)... Was third among AL leadoff hitters with a .379 on-base percentage... Was tied with Eric Hinske for 10th in the AL with 38 doubles and was tied for eighth in the AL with 121 singles... Was sixth in the AL with a .333 (55-165) average after the sixth inning... April 5 vs. Minnesota hit his 11th career leadoff home run... April 10 vs. New York Yankees recorded his franchise leading 17th career four hit game (Tony Fernandez had 16)... Had two more four hit games on the season, August 2 at Baltimore and August 6 vs. Seattle... April 25 at Texas hit his second leadoff homer of the season, 12th of his career... In April batted .313 with two home runs and 11 RBI... On the 15 day DL from May 1-15 with a right hamstring strain, second time in his ML career to be placed on the DL... May 17 vs. Oakland drove in season high three runs with a home run off Mark Mulder... May 24-June 6 hit in a season high 13 straight (21-56, .375)... June 16 at Montreal hit his third leadoff homer of the season, 13th of his career... From May 26-July 3 did not steal a base, a span of 34 games... June 25 at TB was 3-5 and became the second player in franchise history to score five runs in a game, was franchise game #4002, other was Delgado (May 3, 1999 at Seattle)... August 14 at Oakland hit a solo home run off Tim Hudson for his 900th career hit... August 18 at Texas scored 500th career run... August 14-September 16 reached base in 29 consecutive games... September 19 at Baltimore tied franchise record with his 1st career 5-hit game (5-5), was 13th time in franchise history, 12th player... September 27 vs. Detroit became second Blue Jay to score 100 runs in four consecutive seasons (Delgado became first one day before)... Scored 50 runs in his final 56 games... Led the Blue Jays with 51 multi hit games... In the leadoff spot hit .312 with 10 home runs and 41 RBI... In the three spot in the order batted .236 (13-55) with four RBI... As the DH hit .239 (39-163) with two home runs and nine RBI... As the leftfielder batted .330 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in 99 games... Batted .302 with three home runs and 10 RBI vs. left-handers... Batted .304 with seven home runs and 35 RBI vs. right-handers... Prior to the All-Star break batted .288 with four home runs and 20 RBI, while stealing four bases... Following the break batted .318 with six home runs, 25 RBI and 10 stolen bases... Prior to the break, in 71 starts, walked 19 times and posted a .344 OBP... After the break drew 35 walks in 67 starts and posted a .398 OBP... Recorded two outfield assists and posted a .990 fielding percentage (2E/195TC) in 99 games in leftfield. 2001 Was eighth in the AL in batting at .316 with 44 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs, 60 RBI and 27 stolen bases...Third straight season to finish with a better than .300 average...Was third in the AL and Blue Jays club history with 202 hits...Is the fourth Blue Jay player to reach 200 hits, joins Tony Fernandez (213-'86), Paul Molitor (213- '93) and John Olerud (200- '93)...In the AL was second in singles (139), third in multi-hit games (60) and in doubles with a career high 44...Was second in batting at home (.351), fourth in the league in batting with two strikes (.270), tied for sixth in batting against LHP (.333), eighth in plate appearances per strikeout (9.7) and was tied for ninth in triples (7) to match his career high...Had 27 stolen bases in 37 attempts...Hit .390 in April with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and ten RBI...Opened the season with a six game hit streak with three home runs...Homered April 1 in Puerto Rico vs Texas and Rick Helling and again in game two, April 3 in Tampa Bay off Albie Lopez...Now has three opening day HR's to tie the club record...Hit in 20 of 24 April games...April 19 left with hamstring soreness and missed one start...Hit third in the order on April 29 and 30 (1-8)...In May hit .277 but posted a season high 16 game hit streak from May 9 to 26... Was ejected by HP umpire Tim Timmons on May 24 in Boston for arguing balls and strikes...Was his first of two ejections, second also came in Boston...On June 24 was ejected by 1B umpire Chris Guccione after debating a check swing...In June hit .315 with 14 RBI and four of his seven triples...Had three of the triples in the span of seven games from June 11 to 18...Longest hitless stretch of the season was three games from June 26 to 28 (pinch-hit on the 27th)...On June 30 had four hits vs Boston, only four hit game of the season and his 16th career...At the All-Star break was batting .323 with 26 doubles, six triples, six home runs and 35 RBI...Following the break hit .305 with 18 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 25 RBI...Hit in ten straight from July 4 to July 16...Hit in 11 straight from July 23 to August 3...On July 23 was moved to the third spot in the batting order...Hit in 21 of 24 July games...Matched his career high with three stolen bases on July 26 in Boston...Hit in ten straight from August 7 to 18 with four multi hit games from August 9 to 14...In August hit .340 which was tenth in the AL...Homered on August 17 vs Texas (Mahomes), first HR since June 15 at Montreal...In September and October combined to hit .283 with three home runs and 13 RBI...On September 27 was returned to the lead-off spot...In the second game on October 5 vs Cleveland collected hit #200, a double...On the season when batting first in the order hit .317(136-429) with 33 doubles, eight home runs and 38 RBI while batting third hit .214 (66-210) with 11 doubles, four home runs and 22 RBI...When hitting first in the order had an on-base average of .370(172-465) which was fourth in the AL...Had 17 three-hit games...Started 153 games, 142 in left field and 11 at DH...As the DH hit .306 with two home runs, six RBI...Hit in 126 of 155 games...With runners in scoring position hit .288...Hit .259 in day games and .347 in night games...Hit .272 on grass and .340 on turf...Had a .981 fielding percentage with a career high seven assists. 2000 Set career highs in batting (.319), hits (186), doubles (43), home runs (21) and RBI (69) despite spending time on the disabled list...Was tied for fourth in the AL with 59 multi-hit games and was tied for eighth in doubles...The 43 doubles are tied for the fourth highest single season total in club history while ranking tenth in both hits and batting average...Opened the season with the first season lead-off home run in club history...Has now been accomplished 23 times since 1901 in the majors...On the season would hit .381/48-126 when leading off the first inning with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, two hit by pitch and eight walks...Hit a second HR on opening day for his first career multi-HR game, he is now one of five players in club history to hit two or more home runs on opening day...Would hit five lead- off home runs on the season and now has ten in his career...April 5 vs KC stole the first of 20 bases on the season, was career steal #102 to pass Otis Nixon for sixth on Blue Jays All-Time list...On June 8 vs Montreal matched the club record with four extra-base hits in one game, he had three doubles and a home run...Third Blue Jay to do so along with Damaso Garcia and Roy Howell...Would also have four extra-base hits on July 18 vs the Mets when he tied a ML record with four doubles in one game -- now done 41 times, 21 times in the AL...Only other Blue Jay with four doubles in a game was Damaso Garcia in 1986......Recorded seven outfield assists and posted a .993 (2E/305TC) fielding percentage which led AL left-fielders...Finished the season with six four-hit games to match his career high...Was successful in 20 of 25 stolen base attempts. 1999 Posted career highs in batting (.304), scoring (102 runs) and RBI (67)...In 145 games had 28 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs....Finished fourth in the AL in singles with 144, was tied for fourth with 37 stolen bases and 58 multi-hit games, fifth in lead- off on base percentage .377 (248-658) and ninth in batting with runners in scoring position at .350 (43-123)...Matched his career- high with four RBI April 7 at Minnesota...Hit first of three leadoff HR April 9 against Baltimore...Also had leadoff homers July 9 at Montreal and Aug. 10 in Minnesota, giving him five for his career...Hit .352 in April with four home runs, 15 RBI and scored 24 runs...Named AL Player of the Week from April 26-May 2 (.471/16-34, 5R, 3-2B, 1HR, 5RBI, 3SB)...In June hit .324 with 10 RBI...Matched career-high with four hits vs KC on June 21Had three four-hit games in the season, giving him eight for his career...Hit in 16 straight games from June 15-30...At the All-Star break was batting .303 with eight home runs and 43 RBI with 29 stolen bases...After the break appeared in just 57 games and hit .306 with three home runs, 24 RBI and eight stolen bases...From Aug. 1-29 hit in 26 straight games to tie for the second-longest hit streak in club history with John Olerud (1993)...During the streak hit .342 (39-114)...On Sept. 12 in Detroit suffered a jammed right ankle and was removed from the game...Appeared in three more games before aggravating the ankle and did not play again after Sept. 21...Started 144 games, 135 in left field, six in center field, two at DH and Sept. 12, when he did not take the field...Batted .396 against left-handers and .291 against right-handersPosted a .981 fielding percentage in left and center field with five errors and four assists...Is tied for sixth on the Blue Jays All-Time stolen base list at 101 with Otis Nixon. 1998 Hit .279 in his first full season in the majors with 12 home runs and 55 RBI...In the spring hit .364 (24-66) and set a club record with 12 stolen bases, then went on to swipe 51 bases in the regular season to rank third in the AL...Is the fifth player in franchise history to reach 50 stolen bases...Attempted to steal a league high 37.9% of the time he reached base...Stole third base seven times to tie for ninth in the AL...Hit leadoff in 117 games and finished second in the AL with a lead-off on-base average of .379...Suffered a mild strain of the left hamstring in the Opening Game on April 1st - missed four games...In April hit .277 with three RBI and stole five bases...Hit in ten straight games to match his career high from April 15 to 27...On May 5 hit his first ML home run in Anaheim off Ken Hill...Best month for average, runs and stolen bases was July when he hit .329, scored 23 runs and stole 12 bases...On July 1 scored four runs vs. the Mets to tie the club record (25th time, 16th player)...On July 3 matched his career high with a four hit game versus the Tampa Bay Devil Rays...July 28 vs Texas hit his first career inside-the-park home run, a 2R HR against Eric Gunderson...Did it again on September 7 against Cleveland's Chad Ogea to become the only Blue Jay to ever hit two inside the park home runs in the same season...On September 1 at KC hit his first career lead-off home run against Tim Belcher...Hit in ten straight games from Sept. 7 - 17 to match his season high, 2nd time, and his career high, 3rd time...Sept. 23 became the 5th player in Blue Jays history to steal 50 bases in a season...In the final 21 games of the season reached base in 46 of 113 plate appearances, 41%...In September hit .308 (33-107) with five doubles, seven home runs, 18 RBI and 25 runs scored...Hit .273 (104-381) against right-hand pitching with ten home runs and .296 (40-135) with two home runs against left-handers...Against LHP posted a .418 on-base average which ranked eighth in the AL...Hit .270 (68-252, 2HR, 15RBI) prior to the All-Star break and .288 (76-264, 10HR, 40RBI) following the break...Started 125 games, 89 in left field, 36 in center field and hit first in the order for 117 of those games. 1997 Opened the season with Toronto appearing in two games prior to being optioned to Syracuse (AAA) on April 16...In 58 games with Syracuse hit .346 (72-208, 13-2B, 1-3B, 5HR, 24RBI)...Against right hand pitchers hit .313 (56-179) and against left handers hit .552 (16- 29)...Hit .310 (13-42) in August before being recalled to Toronto on August 12 after Otis Nixon was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers...Syracuse was 30-24 with Stewart in the lineup and 15-47 without...Selected by Baseball America as the ninth best prospect in the International League...With Toronto hit .286 (48-168) with 22 RBI and seven triples which was tied for fifth in the AL, second among rookies...Also ranked fourth among rookies with 10 stolen bases in just 44 games...Ten game hit streak from August 19 to 29...Collected career high in hits on August 21 at Chicago, was 4-6, 2-2B, 3RBI...Hit .295 (18-61) in August with eight RBI and collected ten walks with just seven strikeouts...Led the Blue Jays in RBI in September with 14 and hit .283 (30-106) with ten doubles and five triples...On September 20 in New York became the eighth Blue Jay in club history to hit two triples in a game, was the tenth time it has been done...Hit .350 (14-40) with runners in scoring position...Hit .343 (12-35) against left handers and .271 (36-133) against right handers. 1996 Selected as the R. Howard Webster Award winner (MVP) for the Syracuse Chiefs...Led the International League in stolen bases with 35...Hit .298 with a club high 77 runs, 40 extra base hits (26, 8, 6) and 42 RBI...Started slow batting .215 in April and .255 in May...Was disabled from May 13 to 31 with left oblique muscle pull...In June was the Chiefs Player of the Month batting .322 with 13 stolen bases...On June 29 collected the first of three 4-hit games...In July hit just .237 but after the first game of two on July 27 hit .388 the remainder of the season (57-147)...In game two on July 27 began a season high 13 game hit streak (.370/14- 46)...Named IL Player of the Week for August 12 to 18 after batting .567 (3-2B, 2HR)...In August hit .388 (45-116, 9-2B, 4-3B, 4-HR, 13RBI)...Collected seven outfield assists and a .983 fielding percentage...Was selected by Baseball America as the fifth best prospect in the IL...Recalled to Toronto on September 3... Appeared in seven games making three starts...Selected as the second best prospect in the organization by Baseball America...Hit .391 with 21 RBI and 13 SB in 31 games with Lara in Venezuelan Winter League. 1995 R. Howard Webster Award winner for Knoxville (AA) of the Southern League as club's MVP...Played 132 of 138 games in OF committing just 6 errors...Led the Southern League with 89 walks and was fourth in stolen bases with 42...His 89 runs scored were tops on the club and tied for 2nd in the league... Contract was purchased by Toronto from Knoxville on September 1...Notched first ML hit in his first ML appearance- September 2 at Chicago (single off Alvarez)...Hit in the head by a Mark Gubicza pitch on September 4 (Game 1) and had to leave the game...Hit in 5 straight from September 11-23 (6-22/ .273)...Started 9 games in CF...Batted .240 vs RHP and .154 vs LHP. 1994 Was having an All Star season with Hagerstown of the South Atlantic League until suffering a season ending dislocated left shoulder in homeplate collision in June...Posted a 13 game hit streak April 15 to 28...Was 5-6 on April 26 in Macon...Selected to appear in the All Star game but was unable...Selected by Baseball America as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the South Atlantic League. 1993 With St. Catharines led the New York Penn League in at bats (301), tied for the lead in runs (53), tied second in games (75), tied fourth in hits (84) and was fifth in stolen bases (25)...Scored 24 runs in his first 26 games...Collected seven consecutive hits at Welland, September 2-4, including a 5-5 outing on the second. 1992 Led the Gulf Coast in stolen bases with 32 and was second in runs scored with 44.