Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez #16

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /205

Aramis Ramirez MLB Career Stats

8136 .283 386 1417 29 .833

Aramis Ramirez Bio

  • Full Name: Aramis Nin Ramirez
  • Born: 6/25/1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • High School: Aida Cartagena Portlatain, Santo Domingo, DOM
  • Debut: 9/10/1999
  • Last Game: 10/3/2015
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MLB Career Stats 8136 1098 2303 386 1417 29 .283 .341 .833


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Aramis Ramirez Stats

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Aramis Ramirez Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
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Aramis Ramirez Statcast Events


Aramis Ramirez Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Chi Cubs NL
2008 Chi Cubs NL
2014 Milwaukee NL

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2011 Chi Cubs NL

NL Hank Aaron Award

Year Team League
2008 Chi Cubs NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/06/2001 Pittsburgh NL
07/24/2005 Chi Cubs NL
07/26/2010 Chi Cubs NL
07/05/2011 Chi Cubs NL
07/06/2015 Milwaukee NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
1999 Nashville PCL

Aramis Ramirez Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2004 .318 9th in NL
2005 .302 11th in NL
2007 .310 12th in NL
2008 .289 25th in NL
2011 .306 7th in NL
2012 .300 13th in NL
2014 .285 22nd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2001 34 16th in NL
2003 27 21st in NL
2004 36 9th in NL
2005 31 14th in NL
2006 38 8th in NL
2008 27 20th in NL
2010 25 20th in NL
2011 26 15th in NL
2012 27 14th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2001 112 13th in NL
2003 106 9th in NL
2004 103 15th in NL
2005 92 17th in NL
2006 119 6th in NL
2007 101 16th in NL
2008 111 8th in NL
2011 93 13th in NL
2012 105 4th in NL
2015 75 25th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2001 .885 24th in NL
2004 .951 12th in NL
2005 .926 11th in NL
2006 .912 12th in NL
2007 .915 13th in NL
2008 .898 10th in NL
2011 .871 16th in NL
2012 .901 4th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2004 .373 22nd in NL
2008 .380 12th in NL
2011 .361 17th in NL
2012 .360 15th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2001 .536 24th in NL
2004 .578 8th in NL
2005 .568 6th in NL
2006 .561 8th in NL
2007 .549 11th in NL
2008 .518 14th in NL
2011 .510 15th in NL
2012 .540 5th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2004 99 21st in NL
2006 93 25th in NL
2008 97 15th in NL
2012 92 13th in NL


Season BB Rank
2008 74 17th in NL


Season H Rank
2001 181 12th in NL
2003 165 23rd in NL
2004 174 15th in NL
2006 173 17th in NL
2011 173 9th in NL
2012 171 13th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2001 40 11th in NL
2006 38 19th in NL
2008 44 4th in NL
2011 35 16th in NL
2012 50 1st in NL
2015 31 24th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2001 158 14th in NL
2003 159 7th in NL
2006 157 14th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2001 603 13th in NL
2003 607 7th in NL
2006 594 18th in NL
2011 565 23rd in NL
2012 570 25th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2001 655 25th in NL
2003 670 16th in NL
2006 660 24th in NL
2012 630 23rd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2001 323 15th in NL
2003 282 20th in NL
2004 316 7th in NL
2006 333 7th in NL
2008 287 19th in NL
2011 288 10th in NL
2012 308 4th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2003 10 14th in NL
2008 11 12th in NL
2009 8 25th in NL
2011 10 7th in NL
2012 12 7th in NL
2013 8 23rd in NL
2014 13 7th in NL

Aramis Ramirez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2015 3B Aramis Ramirez elected free agency.
July 25, 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 3B Aramis Ramirez.
July 23, 2015 Milwaukee Brewers traded 3B Aramis Ramirez and cash to Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Yhonathan Barrios.
July 22, 2015 3B Aramis Ramirez roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
June 4, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers activated 3B Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 1, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers sent 3B Aramis Ramirez on a rehab assignment to Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.
May 13, 2014 Milwaukee Brewers placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2014. Strained left hamstring
August 13, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers activated 3B Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.
July 8, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7, 2013. Sprained left knee.
July 7, 2013 Aramis Ramirez roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
May 3, 2013 Aramis Ramirez roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
May 3, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers activated 3B Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.
April 6, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left knee.
December 14, 2011 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent 3B Aramis Ramirez.
November 1, 2011 3B Aramis Ramirez elected free agency.
June 25, 2010 Chicago Cubs activated 3B Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.
June 19, 2010 sent 3B Aramis Ramirez on a rehab assignment to Peoria Chiefs.
June 9, 2010 Chicago Cubs placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 8, 2010. Bruised left thumb.
July 6, 2009 Chicago Cubs activated 3B Aramis Ramirez from the 15-day disabled list.
July 3, 2009 Chicago Cubs sent 3B Aramis Ramirez on a rehab assignment to Peoria Chiefs.
May 9, 2009 Chicago Cubs placed 3B Aramis Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list. Dislocated left shoulder

Aramis Nin Ramirez Bio Info

Is married.....wife's name is Yudith.....the couple has three kids: Aramis Jr., Michael and Cristal...Graduated from Aida Cartagena Portalatin High School in Santo Domingo, DR...While with the Cubs sponsored an RBI team through the Union League Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, which provides inner-city youth the opportunity to play organized baseball...Played basketball as a youngster.....interest turned to baseball at age 13


Batted .285 with 15 HR and 66 RBI in 133 games...Made 131 starts (126g at 3B, 5g at DH)...Was selected to his third All-Star Game as he was voted a starter by the fans...Became the first player in franchise history to start an All-Star Game at third base.....went 2-for-3 with a run and a double...Drove in both runs in the Brewers' 2-0 victory on Opening Day vs. Atlanta (2-run double)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 5/13-6/3 with a strained left hamsting, retroactive to 5/11...Played in his 2,000th career game on 7/23 vs. Cincinnati.....ended the season as one of just 15 active players with 2,000+ career games...Was named Brewers Player of the Month for August (.380, 2hr, 13rbi)...His mutual option for 2015 was exercised by the team on 10/31.....Ramirez accepted on 11/3


Batted .283 with 12 HR and 49 RBI in 92 games.....made 85 starts (80g at 3B, 5g at DH)...Was on the disabled list twice: 4/6-5/2 (sprained left knee) and 7/8-8/12 (left patellar tendinitis)...Batted .301 (37-for-123, 7hr, 23rbi) in 38 games after coming off the DL for the second time...Was voted Brewers Player of the Month for September (.338, 3hr, 12rbi)...Notched career hit #2,000 with a solo homer off Scott Feldman on 6/26 vs. Chicago-NL...Belted career home run #350 on 8/29 at Pittsburgh with a solo shot off Jeff Locke...Scored his 1,000th career run on 9/6 at Chicago-NL.


2012 Batted .300 with 27 HR and 105 RBI in 149 games during his first season with Milwaukee. Made 146 starts (143g at 3B, 3g at DH). Batted .300 or better for the seventh time in his career. Hit 25+ home runs for the 10th time in his career. Had 90+ RBI for the ninth time in his career and 100+ RBI for the seventh time. Batted .327 (140-for-428, 25hr, 86rbi) over his last 111 games, raising his overall batting average from .218 to his season-ending .300. Led the National League in doubles (50) ... became the second player in franchise history to produce at least 50 doubles in a season, joining Lyle Overbay (53 in 2004). His career-high-tying 80 extra-base hits (also 2006) tied teammate Ryan Braun for the NL lead. Was also among the National League leaders in RBI (4th, 105), total bases (4th, 308) and slugging percentage (5th, .540). His 103 RBI as a third baseman set a franchise record (Casey McGehee, 102 RBI in 2010). His 103 RBI as a third baseman trailed only the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (134) and Padres' Chase Headley (113) from that position in 2012. Was a finalist for a Gold Glove Award along with the Padres' Chase Headley (winner) and Mets' David Wright as he led all Major League third basemen in fielding percentage (.977). Had errorless streaks of 49 games (5/15-7/22) and 42 games (7/24-9/14). Belted his 10th career grand slam in a 10-9 loss on 6/19 vs. Toronto off Jason Frasor. Smacked his sixth career walk-off homer on 7/3 vs. Miami with a 2-run shot in the 10th inning off Heath Bell to give the Brewers a 13-12 win. Was named Brewers Player of the Month for July (.373, 4hr, 21rbi). 2011 Batted .306 with 26 HR and 93 RBI in 149 games during his final season with Chicago-NL ... Made 146 starts (143g at 3B, 3g at DH) ... Earned his first career Silver Slugger Award ... Batted .300 or better for the sixth time in his career ... Hit 25+ home runs for the ninth time in his career ... Had 90+ RBI for the eighth time in his career ... Ranked among the National League leaders in batting average (7th, .306), hits (10th, 173) and total bases (10th, 288) ... Batted .332 at home, which ranked fourth in the National League ... Notched his sixth season with the Cubs with at least 30 doubles and 25 HR, tying the franchise record held by Hall of Famer Billy Williams ... Was named National League Player of the Week for 6/27-7/3 after batting .393 (11-for-28) with 6 HR and 10 RBI.....was his fourth career Player of the Week Award ... Belted his 300th career home run on 7/1 vs. Chicago-AL with a solo shot off Edwin Jackson ... Produced a season-high 16-game hitting streak from 8/11-8/27, batting .508 (32-for-63) with 4 HR and 14 RBI during the streak ... Recorded a career-high 5 hits on 8/23 vs. Atlanta, going 5-for-5 with a run, double and 2 RBI ... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/14 2010 Aramis led the Cubs with 25 home runs and 83 RBI despite a slow start to the season ... was second on the club with a .452 slugging percentage and third with 465 at-bats and 61 runs scored. ... Reached 75 RBI for the sixth time as a Cub, and for the eighth time in his career. ... His .276 batting average (63-for-228) in the second half was 69 points higher than his .207 batting average (49-for-237) prior to the All-Star break ... hit 15 homers in the second half after belting 10 in the first half. ... Hit .283 (64-for-226) at Wrigley Field compared to a .201 clip (48-for- 239) on the road. ... Played in 124 games, including 116 starts at third base ... committed 16 errors, however, just six of those came in the second half. ... Hit .313 (30-for-96) in July with nine homers, 25 RBI and a 1.007 OPS after producing a .179 batting average (36-for-201) with six homers, 23 RBI and a .550 OPS in his first 53 games through June 30. w Named N.L. Player of the Week for July 19-25, hitting .360 (9-for- 25) in six games ... tied for the big league lead with four homers while his 10 RBI were second in that span. ... Belted three homers with seven RBI, July 20 vs. Houston ... was his fourth-career three-homer game and 23rd multi-homer effort ... became the first Cub to homer in consecutive innings (fourth and fifth) since Alfonso Soriano, September 6, 2008 in Cincinnati. w The seven RBI matched his career high, also done September 18, 2006 at Philadelphia. ... Hit a two-run homer in the third inning Opening Day, April 5 at Atlanta. ... Belted a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning, May 17 vs. Colorado. ... Placed on the 15-day disabled list, June 9 (retroactive to June 8) with a left thumb contusion ... was batting .168 (30-for-179) with six doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI in 47 games at the time of his injury. ... Activated from the 15-day disabled list, June 25, his 32nd birthday. ... Recorded his first multi-homer game of the season, July 6 at Arizona. ... Tied his career high with five-straight multi-hit efforts, July 6-10. ... Belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning, July 19 vs. Houston, marking his 200th homer with the Cubs. ... Belted his second-career pinch-homer, a two-out, three-run blast off Todd Coffey in the sixth inning, August 4 vs. Milwaukee. ... Recorded his 1,000th career RBI with a first-inning single August 10 at San Francisco. ... Returned from a sore rib cage (missed the previous three games) to homer on the first pitch he saw from Chris Carpenter in the second inning, August 14 at St. Louis. ... Belted his ninth career grand slam (first of the season), October 2 at Houston off J.A. Happ ... was his sixth slam with the Cubs, tied for the fifth-most in franchise history. 2009 Aramis ranked second on the club with 65 RBI despite spending nearly two months on the disabled list and appearing in just 82 games. ... Was on the disabled list, May 9-July 6, after he dislocated his left shoulder May 8 in Milwaukee diving for Ryan Braun's ground ball in the third inning. ... Averaged one RBI every 4.71 at-bats, second-best among major league third basemen with at least 250 at-bats ... Alex Rodriguez had a 4.44 mark. ... Batted .350 (14-for-40) with three homers against southpaws ... hit .312 (83-for-266) with 12 homers against righthanders. ... Hit a blistering .396 (57-for-144) with a 1.036 OPS in home games. Hit safely in 28 of his final 30 home games, recording a .414 batting average (46-for-111). ... Recorded an 18-game home hitting streak, July 7-August 30 ... batted .431 (31-for-72) during the run, which was the longest home streak for a Cub since Derrek Lee hit in 19-straight home games in 2007. ... Batted .425 (37-for-87) with 46 RBI with runners in scoring position ... that included a .455 mark (5-for-11) with the bases loaded. ... Drove in 28 runs and had a .304 batting average (35-for-115) with two outs in an inning. ... Against N.L. Central opponents, batted .368 (63-for-171) with 10 doubles, 10 homers and 42 RBI in 46 games. ... Belted his 250th career home run Opening Day in Houston off Roy Oswalt ... was his 174th as a Cub to tie Andre Dawson for 10th on the all-time list. ... Tied his career high with four hits April 8 in Houston, going 4-for-6 with a double, four RBI and a run scored ... previously had four hits July 29, 2008 at Milwaukee. ... Made the start May 4 vs. San Francisco, his first since he left April 24's game in St. Louis with a left calf strain. ... Was hitting .364 (24-for-66) with four homers and 16 RBI in 18 games before he landed on the D.L. May 9 ... played in three rehab games with Single-A Peoria before coming off the D.L. July 6. ... Collected his 900th career RBI and 700th career run July 22 in Philadelphia. ... Tied his career high for the 21st time with four hits July 24 vs. Cincinnati. ... Recorded at least one extra-base hit in a career-high seven-straight games, July 22-29. ... Picked up his 1,500th career hit September 22 in Milwaukee. 2008 Aramis was named to the N.L. All-Star team for the second time in his career ... he finished the campaign with a .289 batting average, a career-high 44 doubles, 27 home runs and 111 RBI in 149 games for Chicago. © Also set career marks with a .380 on-base percentage and 74 walks, far surpassing his previous career high of 50 in 2006. © Was a defensive replacement at third base in the Mid-Summer Classic, drawing a ninth-inning walk in his lone plate appearance. © Reached 100 RBI for the sixth time in the last eight seasons. Collected his 100th RBI of the season August 30 vs. Philadelphia, becoming the first Cub to reach the mark prior to September since Sammy Sosa in 2001. © Belted 11 go-ahead home runs, including six in the seventh inning or later. © Had two multi-homer games, belting a pair of long balls June 20 vs. the White Sox and August 23 vs. Washington - had a season-high six RBI against the Nationals. His 16 multi-homer games as a Cub rank ninth in franchise history (Andre Dawson and Hank Sauer are tied for seventh with 18 apiece). © Hit .423 with nine homers and 29 RBI in "close and late" situations. © Finished the season with a .324 batting average, 17 homers and 60 RBI in 79 contests at Wrigley Field ... hit .254 on the road, with 10 long balls and 51 RBI. © Of his 27 homers, 24 were hit against right-handed pitching ... had a .305 batting average against righthanders, compared to a .239 average against southpaws. © Hit .285 (93-for-326) with 17 homers and 66 RBI in 88 games prior to the All-Star break ... batted .294 with 10 homers and 45 RBI in 61 contests following the Mid-Summer Classic. © Tied his career high with four hits, done twice: April 20 vs. Pittsburgh and July 29 in Milwaukee ... has 19 career four-hit games. © Finished with a .945 fielding percentage at third base (18 E/326 TC) ... went a season-best 43 consecutive games without an error, April 18- June 6 (84 TC). © Recorded 49 RBI when hitting with two strikes, tied for first in the majors with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun ... his 81 hits with two strikes were tied for third-most in the majors with Boston's Dustin Pedroia. © Reached the 20 RBI mark in two separate months, collecting 22 in April and a major-league best 27 in August. © Had a season-high 10-game hitting streak, September 6-18 ... he batted .450 (18-for-40) with eight runs, five doubles, two homers and nine RBI during the streak. © Twice drove in a run in a season-high five consecutive games, June 20- 25, and September 14-18. © Reached safely in his first 21 games to start the season, through April 23 ... was three-games shy of his career high of 24 consecutive games reaching safely, done twice in 2003. © Homered for his 500th career extra base hit April 11 in Philadelphia ... was his 149th homer as a Cub, surpassing Mark Grace for 11th on the all-time list. © Recorded his 600th career run April 16 vs. Cincinnati. © His homer April 20 vs. Pittsburgh was his 150th as a Cub. © Collected his 1,300th career hit with a sixth inning single May 27 vs. the Dodgers. © Belted a walk-off home run June 20 vs. the White Sox, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth off Scott Linebrink for the 4-3 victory - was his second homer of the day. © With Chicago down 4-2 in the eighth inning vs. Philadelphia August 28, hit a game-winning grand slam off Chad Durbin. Marked his eighth career grand slam. © Collected two doubles September 16 vs. Milwaukee, giving him 41 and surpassing his previous career high of 40 in 2001 with Pittsburgh. © Was 2-for-11 (.182) in the NLDS against the Dodgers. 2007 © Has surpassed the 100-RBI mark six times in the last eight years (112 in 2001; 106 in 2003; 103 in 2004; 119 in 2006; 101 in 2007; 111 in 2008) ... is the third Cubs third baseman in club history to drive in 100 runs in a season (joining Ron Santo and Andy Pafko). © Signed with the Pirates as a 16-year-old non-drafted free agent in November 1994 and reached the majors in 1998. © Has recorded at least 30 doubles and 25 homers in a season seven times, including 2001 and 2003-2008. © Ranks 11th in franchise history with 173 home runs as a Cub ... needs two homers to pass Andre Dawson for 10th (174), needs 18 to pass Hack Wilson (190) for ninth and 26 to pass Hank Sauer (198) for eighth. © Named the N.L.'s 2008 Hank Aaron Award winner, voted on by fans for the top hitter in each League. © In addition to being a two-time N.L. All-Star, other career honors include: Earning N.L. Player of the Week honors for the week of April 30- May 6, 2001, and July 18-24, 2005. Winning the Pirates' 2001 Roberto Clemente Award, as voted on by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA. Being selected to participate in the Major League All-Star Futures Game in both 1999 and 2000. © Is a 1995 graduate of Aida Cartagena Portalatin High School in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 2006 Ramirez set career highs in home runs (38) and RBIs (119). He hit 22 homers in 72 games after the All-Star break. He has 14 career two-homer games and three career three-homer games. Ramirez batted .293 with runners in scoring position, including a .327 mark with less than two outs. 2005 Aramis batted .302 with 30 doubles, 31 homers and 92 RBI despite missing the final month of the season with a strained left quadriceps ... was selected to his first National League All-Star team, replacing an injured Scott Rolen ... went 1-for-2 and drew a walk in the contest ... was the first Cubs third baseman to make the All-Star team since Vance Law (1988) and the first to play third base since Bill Madlock (1975) ... teamed up with Derrek Lee to become the second pair of Cub teammates in franchise history to have back-to-back 30 homer seasons ... Billy Williams and Ron Santo were the first with 30-homer seasons in 1964 and 1965 ... had 41 multi-hit games and 23 multi-RBI contests ... was named the NL Player of the Week for the week ending July 24 after hitting .467 with 6 homers and 11 RBI ... had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from June 13-25, batting .435 (20-46) with 4 doubles, 5 homers and 16 RBI over the stretch ... tied a career high by knocking in 3 doubles April 10 ... recorded his 12th career multi-homer game June 14 vs. Florida, hitting a 2-run homer off Josh Beckett and adding a 2-run blast off Travis Smith ... also had a 2-homer game July 19 at Cincinnati, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of home runs ... drove in a season-high 5 runs in the contest ... hit a first-inning grand slam off Jose Contreras on June 25 at U.S. Cellular Field, putting the Cubs up 4-0 in a 6-2 win ... it was his fifth-career bases-loaded roundtripper ... hit game-winning homers May 13 in Washington and June 21 in Milwaukee ... strained his quadriceps in the first inning August 24 running out a ground ball ... would not see action for the remainder of the season. 2004 Aramis established himself as one of the most prolific third base men in club history in his first full season with the Cubs...had one of his most successful seasons at the plate, batting .318 with 36 homers - and ranking ninth in the National League in both categories...also ranked among league leaders in total bases (seventh - 316), slugging percentage (eighth - .578), home run ratio (10th - 15.2), batting average with runners in scoring position (sixth - .336), batting average against right-handers (ninth - .328) and road batting average (tied for ninth - .321)...his 36 home runs set a club mark for most roundtrippers by a Cub third baseman...Ron Santo had held the record (33 in 1965)...reached the 100-RBI mark for the third time during his big league career...his RBI total was ninth among major league third basemen, while his homer total tied for second...had four multi-homer games (April 14 vs. Pittsburgh, July 30 vs. Philadelphia, September 6 vs. Montreal, September 16 at Cincinnati) during the the September 16th affair, he went 4-for-5 with 3 homers, a double and 5 RBI...his 4 extra-base hits and 14 total bases tied club was his third career 3-homer game...hit safely in 11 straight games July 28-August 8 for his fourth career double-digit hitting streak...hit his fourth career grand July 22 off Cincinnati's Ryan Wagner...recorded his 100th career home run May 15 at San Diego - a 3-run shot off Adam Eaton...knocked a career-high 3 doubles April 9 at Atlanta, going 4-for-7 on the day. 2003 Was acquired in a midseason five-player deal with Pittsburgh and combined to bat .272 in 159 games with 27 homers and 106 RBI - tying for the ninth-highest total in the National League ... had a league-high 11 sacrifice flies ... reached the 100-RBI mark for the second time during his big league career (also 112 for Pittsburgh in 2001) ... his RBI total led all major league third basemen, while his homer total tied for sixth ... over his final 120 regular-season games (including 57 with Pittsburgh) beginning May 14, he batted .288 with 23 doubles, 26 homers and 93 RBI ... in 63 games with the Cubs, he hit .259 with 15 homers and 39 RBI ... had a pair of 2-homer games (August 16 vs. Los Angeles and September 21 at Pittsburgh) - the sixth and seventh multi-homer contests of his big league career ... in the September 21 affair, he went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI against his former Pirates teammates ... hit his first homer as a Cub August 5 at San Diego - a 2-run shot off Jaret Wright ... had a 14th-inning game-winning RBI single off Arizona's Eddie Oropesa August 1 in the Cubs' 4-3 win ... in 96 games for Pittsburgh, he hit .280 with 25 doubles, 12 homers and 67 RBI ... made his fourth straight Opening Day start at third base. 2002 Appeared in 142 games for Pittsburgh and batted .234 with 26 doubles, 18 homers and 71 RBI ... had 11 sacrifice flies, tying for the NL lead ... was ejected from Pittsburgh's April 17 contest at Milwaukee after charging the mound and throwing his batting helmet at Ben Sheets ... was on the Major League suspended list from April 23-April 30 ... hit the first pinch homer of his big league career June 14 off Cincinnati's Gabe White. 2001 Batted .300 in 158 games with 40 doubles, 34 homers and 112 RBI ... for his efforts, he was selected as the Pirates' Roberto Clemente Award winner by the Pittsburgh chapter of the BBWAA ... his RBI total was the highest by a Pittsburgh third baseman since Pie Traynor knocked in 119 in 1930 ... fell 1 home run shy of tying the club record for most roundtrippers by a third baseman ... ranked third among N.L. hitters with a .379 average with runners in scoring position ... was fifth with a .325 road batting average ... appeared in 157 games at third base, committing 25 errors ... led NL third basemen in assists (335) and total chances (452) ... tied a club record by hitting 3 homers in an April 8 contest at Houston ... went 3-for-3 with 6 RBI ... earned NL Player of the Week honors for the week ending May 6 after hitting .381 with 3 homers and 8 RBI in 6 games ... went 4-for-5 with 2 homers August 4 at Colorado. August 31 ... hit his third career grand slam August 25 off Houston's Dave Mlicki during the stretch. 2000 Split the year between the Pirates and Nashville (AAA), playing in 117 total games ... opened a campaign in the majors for the first time, making his first Opening Day start ... after hitting .167 in 18 games, he was optioned to Nashville April 28 ... batted .353 with 4 homers and 26 RBI in 44 Triple-A games ... hit .405 during a 10-game hitting streak May 12-May 22 ... was selected to participate in the second annual Futures Game in Atlanta before being recalled by the Pirates June 19 ... on July 28 vs. San Diego, he recorded his first 2-homer game - driving in 6 runs in the contest ... also hit his first career grand slam in the affair (off Matt Clement) ... hit another grand slam August 12 off Arizona's Johnny Ruffin ... batted .367 during a 13-game hitting streak July 23-August 6 ... suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder diving for Ellis Burks' double August 28 vs. Colorado ... was placed on the disabled list the next day with subluxation of his left shoulder and missed the remainder of the season. 1999 Spent the minor league campaign at Nashville (AAA), where he was a Triple-A all-star ... hit .328 with 21 homers and 76 RBI ... went to the Major League All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park and was a Baseball America Triple-A all-star selection ... was recalled by Pittsburgh September 6 ... had 10 hits in 18 late-season contests. 1998 Saw his first big league action - reaching Pittsburgh as a 19-year-old ... in his first 72 ML games, he batted .235 with 6 homers and 24 RBI ... began the season at Nashville (AAA) ... his contract was purchased by the Pirates May 26 ... made his big league debut that night in Milwaukee, starting at third base ... at 19 years old, he was the youngest player in the majors at the time of his promotion and the first teenager to appear in a game for the Pirates since outfielder Miguel Dilone on September 2, 1974 ... hit his first 3 ML homers as a 19-year-old - the most ever for a Pirates teenager ... snapped an 0-for-24 streak to start his big league career with a 2-run double off New York's (NL) Greg McMichael June 3 ... connected off Milwaukee's Scott Karl for his first ML homer June 12 ... was ejected from a July 17 contest in Montreal for charging the mound and throwing his helmet at pitcher Javier Vazquez ... served a five-game suspension for the incident July 24-July 28 ... hyperextended his left shoulder while sliding into third base August 9 at Los Angeles and was placed on the disabled list ... after a 7-game injury rehab stint at Nashville, he returned to the active list September 4. 1997 Was the Carolina League Most Valuable Player at Lynchburg (A) despite opening the year as the league's youngest player (at 18) ... batted .278 with 29 homers and a league-high 114 RBI ... was second in the league in homers and games (137) and ninth in batting average ... earned league postseason all-star honors. 1996 Spent most of the season at Erie (A) - where he was voted the New York-Penn League's top prospect by league managers and Baseball America ... hit .305 with 9 homers and 42 RBI ... earned league all-star honors and was named to Baseball America's short-season all-star team ... also played in six late-season games for Augusta (A). 1995 Spent his first professional season playing for the Pirates' Dominican (Rookie) Summer League team ... batted .294 with club-high totals in homers (11), RBI (54) and doubles (13).