Graduated from Vallejo (CA) High School where he played football and baseball and earned All-State honors in baseball ... Is engaged to Patrice Parker ... they are expecting their first child this summer.2006Hollins played little the last month of the season after Delmon Young's arrival. Nevertheless, he had good power numbers with 15 home runs and 33 RBIs primarily as a part-time player. Hollins will have a shot in 2007 to be the fourth or fifth outfielder in a crowded Rays outfield.2005The 31-year-old rookie joined the Rays on May 2 from AAA Durham when Travis Lee was Dl'd ...
started 90 of remaining 137 games, playing all three outfield positions (72 starts in CF,
15 in RF, 13 in LF) ... was a spring invite ... Named the AL Rookie of the Month in May after leading all AL rookies in average (.325),
runs (19), stolen bases (5), home runs (6), RBIs (15), slugging (.600), and on base pct. (.368) ... was 2nd Ray to win the award - Rocco Baldelli twice in 2003 ... Hit safely in 17 of 22 games for the month, including 10 of the first 11 ... The six HR in May tied a club rookie record for one month (also Jonny Gomes twice later in
the season) ... his 15 RBI in May were just two off the club rookie mark of 17 by Rocco
Baldelli in July 2003 ... Belted 13 home runs, 6th most among AL rookies and 2nd most ever by a Rays rookie behind Jonny Gomes' 21 this season ... Hit his first ML HR May 4 vs. NY (Tom Gordon) ... Homered in 3 straight games May 19-20-22 ... was one of two Rays to homer in 3 consecutive
games on the season - also Jorge Cantu April 5-8 ... Homered and singled in the Rays' club-record 10-run first inning May 25 vs. Oakland ... tied
a club record with two hits in a single frame ... Led all AL rookie outfielders with 8 assists ... Avg. was at .320 on June 21 after going 2-for-4 at NYY with 4 RBI and a HR off Randy
Johnson ... then went into a 7-for-57 skid (.123) over his next 15 games leading up to the All-Star break, dropping his avg. from .320 to .260 ... included was an 0-for-19 spell ... Began the 2nd half 15-for-36 (.417), 3-HR, 6-RBI to up his avg. to .286, but went 23-for-125 (.181), 3-HR, 12-RBI over the remainder of the season to finish at .249 ... Hit everywhere in the lineup except leadoff ... Hit .296 for Durham (24-81) in 22 games with 2 HR and 17 RBI ... marked his 10th straight year with action in AAA, seven of those at Richmond, the Braves' top affiliate.2004Returned to AAA Richmond (Braves) in 2004 for a 7th season where he spent the bulk of the campaign ... was promoted to Atlanta on April 28 when Eli Marrero was DL'd ... appeared in 7 games, batting .364 with 5 RBI ... was designated for assignment on May 8 when Chipper Jones was reinstated from the DL ... started 4 games in left field, 1 in right field ... had a areer-high 3 RBI May 4 vs. SD ... Finished at .301 for Richmond, this after hitting .208 (21-101) through the season's first two months ... then batted at a .374 clip the rest of the way (86-230) ... Reached 20 home runs for the 3rd time in his 13-year professional career ... Played 90 games in right field, 10 in center and one in left ... Led league outfielders with 7
double plays.2003Placed on the disabled list July 8, 2003 with torn ligaments in his left thumb and missed
the remainder of the season ... was leading AAA Richmond in doubles (23), home runs (11) and RBI (45) at the time of the injury.2002Led the R-Braves with 34 doubles in 2002, including
15 in June, tops in the International League.2001Opened the 2001 season with AAA Edmonton
(Twins) ... was acquired by the Braves on July 22 and spent the reminder of the season with Richmond and reached base in 37 of the 43 games with them, including 26 straight from July 27-Aug. 22.2000Spent the 2000 season with AAA Indianapolis (Brewers) helping them to the International League and Triple-A World Series titles.1999Ranked 3rd among IL outfielders in 1999 with 14 assists at Indianapolis.1998Opened the 1998 season at Richmond but was
recalled by Atlanta on April 23 replacing Danny Bautista who was DL'd ... recorded his first
major league hit, singling off Arizona's Brian Anderson April 24 in his major league debut ...
optioned back to AAA on May 7.1997Dealt to Los Angeles for INF Jose Pimental on Sep 9 ... joined the big club and appeared in 5 games for the Dodgers over the remainder of the season ... singled home a pair of runs on Sep 19 at San Francisco for his first ML RBI ... led
Richmond with 20 home runs in 1997.1996Had 2 HR May 11 at Pawtucket, including a grand
slam ... missed the majority of the 1996 season after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated bone in his left wrist.1995Led AA Greenville in HR (18) and RBI (77) in 1995.1994Named Class A Durham's Player of the Year in 1994 and Carolina League All-Star ... received Bill
Lucas Award as the Atlanta Braves' minor league player who best exemplifies sportsmanship and character.1993Named rookie Danville's player of the year in 1993 ... also named Appalachian League's top prospect by Baseball America.1992Began his professional career with the Gulf Coast League Braves in 1992 after being selected in the 4th round of the June Draft.