|MLB Career Stats||5173||944||1437||242||795||87||.278||.384||.873|
|2004||.305||16th in NL|
|2004||31||19th in NL|
|2010||22||23rd in AL|
|2004||93||24th in NL|
|2006||100||16th in NL|
|2004||1.006||8th in NL|
|2006||.891||20th in NL|
|2009||.914||10th in AL|
|2004||.436||4th in NL|
|2006||.393||10th in NL|
|2009||.392||9th in AL|
|2004||.569||9th in NL|
|2006||.498||25th in NL|
|2009||.522||14th in AL|
|2004||118||4th in NL|
|2004||118||5th in NL|
|2006||89||14th in NL|
|2007||79||13th in AL|
|2008||79||11th in AL|
|2009||82||9th in AL|
|2010||60||25th in AL|
|1999||6||13th in NL|
|2001||5||15th in NL|
|2004||8||5th in NL|
|2006||6||19th in NL|
|2008||4||19th in AL|
|2009||4||23rd in AL|
|2004||295||23rd in NL|
|2004||116||25th in NL|
|2000||9||16th in NL|
|2009||6||19th in AL|
|October 30, 2011||RF J.D. Drew elected free agency.|
|September 25, 2011||J.D. Drew roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.|
|September 13, 2011||Boston Red Sox transferred RF J.D. Drew from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.|
|August 27, 2011||Lowell Spinners sent RF J.D. Drew on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.|
|August 26, 2011||RF J.D. Drew assigned to Lowell Spinners.|
|July 26, 2011||Boston Red Sox placed RF J.D. Drew on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 20, 2011. Left shoulder impingement.|
|July 25, 2011||J.D. Drew roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.|
WALK THIS WAY : Had 79 walks for the 2nd year in a row in 2008, the most on the Red Sox and 11th in the A.L...Walked once every 5.77 plate appearances, 2nd in the A.L. behind Jack Cust (5.39) among players with at least 400 plate appearances...Walked 3 or more times in a game on 4 occasions in 2008, tied for the 4th-highest total in the A.L...Over the last 5 seasons, is tied for 8th in the majors with an average of one walk every 6.15 plate appearances (minimum 1,500 PA)...His career figure of one walk every 6.96 plate appearances places 10th among active players with at least 3,000 plate appearances...Ranked 5th in the N.L. with a career-high 118 walks in 2004.
IN THE FIELD: Appeared in 106 games (105 starts) in right field and one in center field in 2008...Logged a .979 fielding percentage (4 E/194 TC) in right, 9th in the A.L. at that position among players with at least 150 total chances... Went 60 games without an error from May 13-July 29... Has a .980 career fielding percentage, .982 in 928 games in right, .977 in 220 games in center, and .955 in 33 games in left...Tied for 7th among A.L. right fielders with 6 assists in 2008...Led N.L. rightfielders with a .990 fielding percentage and ranked 5th among all outfielders with 12 assists, both career highs, in 2004...Compiled a .983 mark, 2nd among N.L. qualifying rightfielders, in 2006. all-star mvp: Selected as a reserve by player vote to the A.L. All-Star team in 2008, his first career selection...Played the final 10 innings in right field and was 2-for-4 with a walk, including a game-tying, 2-run homer off Cincinnati's Edinson Volquez in the 7th...Named the game's Most Valuable Player in the A.L.'s 4-3, 15-inning win at Yankee Stadium...Was the 4th Red Sox All-Star MVP, joining Carl Yastrzemski (1970), Roger Clemens (1986), and Pedro Martinez (1999)...Homer was the 17th by a Red Sox in All-Star play.
POST-SEASON EXPERIENCE: Has a career .263 (46-175) average with 6 homers and 23 RBI in 52 post-season games...Has posted a .324 (24-74) mark in 24 LCS contests, 9th best in history among players with at least 80 LCS plate appearances...Has a total of 17 RBI over 2 postseasons with Boston from 2007-08, tied with Kevin Youkilis for the most on the club in that time.
2008: Hit .263 (10-for-38) with 2 home runs and 6 RBI in all 11 of Boston's playoff games in 2008... Went 4-for-14 (.286) with one round tripper and 3 RBI in 4 ALCS games against the Angels and 6-for-24 (.250) with a homer and 3 RBI in 7 ALCS contests vs. Tampa Bay...Broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Red Sox a 2-0 series lead over the Halos with a game-winning, 2-run homer off closer Francisco Rodriguez with one out in the top of the 9th inning in Game 2 of the ALDS in Los Angeles...Marked Boston's first post-season victory in its last at-bat since Manny Ramirez' 3-run blast off Rodriguez in Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS at Fenway Park...Was the club's first road playoff victory decided in its last at-bat since an 11-inning, 7-6, win in Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS at Anaheim... Hit a walk-off 9th-inning single to score Kevin Youkilis from 2nd base and cap an historic 7-run comeback in Game 5 of the ALCS vs. the Rays, sending the series back to Tampa Bay...Was the 11th walk-off hit in club post-season history...Also stroked a 2-run, 8th-inning bomb and went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and a run scored in Boston's 8-7 victory.2007 SUMMARY: Appeared in 140 games, including 123 starts in right field and 3 starts in center, in his 1st season in Boston...Ranked 2nd on the club in walks (79) and ranked 3rd in sacrifice flies (6)...Had 2nd highest totals of major league career for runs (84)-tied) and doubles (30)...His .270 batting average was his lowest since 2002 (.252) while he connected for just 11 homers, fewest ever in a full season.
STARTING ON A HIGH NOTE: Began his Red Sox career with a 9-game hitting streak from April 2-13, during which he hit .419 (13-for-31) with 2 doubles, a home run, 7 RBI, 6 runs and 4 walks... Was his longest hitting streak ever to start a season, with his previous high 6 games in 2002...Was leading the American League and 2nd in the majors to Miguel Cabrera (.429) after the season's first 9 games...Matched his longest hitting streak of the season, also June 20-July 1.
MORE BATTING: Was still hitting .375 on April 20 before batting just .189 (17-90) over next 32 games to drop to .221 through June 1...Had a .345 (30-87) mark over next 26 contest to improve to .265 on July 5...Hit .231 (37-160) in next 51 games and was at .252 through September 6.
FAST FINISH: Closed the season by batting .393 (24- 61) with 6 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs, 15 RBI, 14 runs and 14 walks in his final 18 games beginning September 7...Posted the 2nd best on-base percentage (.500) among major league qualifiers in that span behind David Ortiz (.534) and had the 6th best batting average...Had 3 homers and 12 RBI in his final 8 games, driving in at least one run in each contest, and hit safely in the season's final 5 contests.
HOMERS/RBI: Had a career-low 11 home runs, including a 33-game drought from April 23-June 7 and a career long 51-game homerless streak from June 23- August 25, going 166 at-bats in that drought, also a career high...Homered twice in his 1st 8 home games, including his Fenway Park debut as a member of the Red Sox on April 10 vs. Seattle, but went 47 home games between blasts on April 22 vs. the Yankees and September 11 vs. Tampa Bay...Had his 12th career 2- homer game, June 8 at Arizona and 2nd lifetime 1st inning leadoff blast, June 20 at Atlanta...In addition to career high 7 RBI contest on June 8, drove in 3 runs on 4 occasions...Had just one RBI in 15-game span, June 26-July 17 and 2 in 19 games, August 12-September 2.
Had the 2nd of Red Sox ML record tying 4 consecutive homers in 3rd inning, April 22 against New York...Also hit the 2nd of 4 consecutive 9th inning homers for the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 18, 2006 vs. San Diego.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Had season high 3 hits 12 times...Hit .237 (33-139) with runners in scoring position, .213 (16-75) in those situations with 2 outs and .118 (2-17) with the bases loaded...Batted .286 (100-350) against righties, but .224 (26-116) versus lefthanders, his lowest since 2003 (.218)... Started 95 games in the 5th spot in the lineup, but also started 14 games as Boston's leadoff hitter...Hit .328 (19- 58) with 4 homers and 13 RBI in 16 interleague games.
MISCELLANEOUS: Had Boston's only hit, a leadoff single in 8th, on April 11 vs. Seattle's Felix Hernandez... Recorded 1000th career hit with single on August 18 against Los Angeles...Missed games with a bruised lower back and strained right hamstring...Has appeared in 140 or more games in 3 of last 4 seasons...Was 1-for-9 as a pinch-hitter.
POSTSEASON: Batted .314 (16-51) with a homer and 11 RBI while appearing in all 14 of Boston's postseason contests with 12 starts in right...Went 2-for-11 while starting all 3 games of the ALDS vs. Los Angeles and had just 2 hits in 1st 15 total at bats in the post-season...Beginning with single in 5th inning of ALCS Game 2, had 14 hits in final 36 at bats...Ranked 2nd among the regulars with a .360 (9-25) mark in the ALCS...Started 5 of 7 games and appeared in all 7 contests, hitting safely in final 6...Went 3-for-5 with 5 RBI, including a 1st inning grand slam in Game 6 at Fenway Park...Was the 6th slam in ALCS history and the 3rd homer with the bases loaded in Red Sox post-season annals...Hit safely in 1st 3 World Series game versus Colorado before going 0-for-4 in Game 4 and batted .333 (5-15) while starting all 4 games...His ALCS grand slam was selected as the top post-season moment in fan balloting in mlb.com's This Year in Baseball Awards.2006 SUMMARY: Led the Dodgers in doubles (34), RBI (100), walks (89), and on-base percentage (.393, 10th in N.L.) and tied for first in homers (20)...ranked second on the club in games (146) and at bats (494)...established career bests for games, doubles, RBIs, and sac flies (6)...grounded into just four double plays, one every 123.5 at bats that ranked as the third best ratio in the National League...started 131 games in right field and four as the designated hitter.
SEASON RUNDOWN: Batted .340 (17-53) in season's first 14 games and was selected as the Dodgers April player of the month after hitting .306 (26-85) with four homers and 18 RBIs in 22 contests...reached base safely in all 22 April games, extending his two-season streak to 33 straight games...was still as high as .301 through May 20 before hitting at a .215 (17-79) clip over next 23 games to drop to .270 on June 21...batted safely in his next 13 games, a season high, at .396 (19-48), improving to .293 through July 7...had a .240 (35-146) average in next 47 games and was at .274 on Sept. 1...finished the year with a .333 (26-78) average, six homers, and 23 RBIs in his final 25 games, going 6-for-15 with 7 RBIs in the last 4 contests.
HOMERS/RBI: Recorded his third career 20-homer season in 2006...went deep nine times in his first 47 games before a 43-game homerless drought from June 2-July 26...ended that span with third career grand slam, July 28 against Washington...had 11 homers in final 54 games, including eight in final 32 contests...of those eight, four gave the Dodgers a lead...hit two homers in a game twice, both at Arizona, May 2 and Aug. 25...hit the second of four consecutive ninth inning homers for the Dodgers on Sept. 18 versus San Diego to tie game at 9-9...had a pair of pinch homers, May 20 versus the Angels, his 150th career blast, and Sept. 20 against Pittsburgh...Drove in 100 runs for first time in 2006...were most RBIs for a Dodger outfielder since Shawn Green (114 in 2002)...had four RBIs twice, July 28 versus Washington and Aug. 25 at Arizona, and drove in three runs on five occasions.
OF NOTE: Batted .297 (44-148) with runners in scoring position and has a .295 (233-790) career mark with runners at second and third base...had a .311 (50-161) average with two outs in an inning...grounded into just one double play in final 96 games, including 92 straight contests without a GIDP, June 5-Sept. 26...ended Andy Pettitte's no-hit bid with seventh inning homer, April 24 at Houston...went 3-for-8 with two homers and three RBIs as a pinch-hitter.2005 In his first season as a Dodger, batted .286 with 15 homers and 36 RBI in 72 games, missing more than half the season due to injuries ... His 72 games played were a career-low, as he had never before played in less than 100 games in a full big league season ... Missed just four of the Dodgers' first 70 games ... Was diagnosed with chondromalacia in his left knee and missed five games from June 22-26 ... Returned to the lineup for the next six games before being hit by a pitch from Arizona's Brad Halsey on July 3 and suffering a fracture in the ulnar styloid bone of his left wrist, forcing him to miss the remainder of the season ... At the time, ranked fifth in the National League with 51 walks and eighth in the league with a .412 on-base percentage...in his final 24 games of the season, batted .358 (29-for-81) with eight homers ... Reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in his final 25 games of the season ... After starting the year 0-for-25, batted .317 (72-for-227) with 46 walks, 15 homers and 36 RBI in 67 games before his season-ending injury ... Batted .304 (56-for-184) vs. right-handers and .331 (45-for-136) at Dodger Stadium ... Hit .304 (21-for-69) in day games ... In the month of June, batted .347 (25-for-72) with five homers and 10 RBI ... Hit five of his 15 homers against the Diamondbacks while batting .348 (16-for-46) against Arizona ... Made 44 starts in right field, during which the Dodgers posted a 23-21 record...made 28 starts in center field ... Made his Dodger debut on Opening Day, April 5 at San Francisco ... Snapped a season-starting 0-for-25 streak with consecutive hits in his final two at-bats on April 10 at Arizona ... Hit his first home run as a Dodger on April 17 vs. San Diego, a two-run shot off Tim Redding ... From April 10-27, batted .392 (20-for-51) with 10 walks, three homers and eight RBI in 16 games ... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak from June 1-10, during which he hit .448 (13-for-29) ... Had two multi-homer games: June 2 vs. Milwaukee and July 2 vs. Arizona, the eighth and ninth of his career ... Finished the season with 14 two-hit games, three three-hit games and one four-hit game ... Had eight multi-RBI games, including two games with three RBI ... Batted .282 with three home runs and seven RBI in Spring Training ... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder (Dr. Ralph Gambardella) and right wrist (Dr. Norm Zemel) on Sept. 20. 2004 Set career highs with 31 home runs, 93 runs batted in, 128 runs scored, 158 hits, 118 walks, 28 doubles and eight triples in 145 games for the National League Eastern Division Champion Atlanta Braves...finished sixth in voting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award and ranked among the league leaders in several offensive categories, including runs scored (4th), on base percentage (4th),walks (5th) and slugging percentage (9th)...while playing the majority of his games in right field, ranked fifth in the National League in outfield assists (12) and committed just three errors in 145 games in the field...also registered a career-best 22-game hitting streak from June 30-July 26, the second-longest streak in the National League in 2004 behind Jeff Kent (25 games)...was one of nine National League players and 13 Major Leaguers to bat .300 or better with at least 100 runs scored, 30 homers and 90 runs batted in...joined Vladimir Guerrero, Bob Abreu and Carlos Lee as the only Major Leaguers to combine those numbers with 10 or more stolen bases. 2003 Began the season on the disabled list as he recovered from off-season surgery on his right patella tendon. Also disabled for much of August due to an oblique injury. Appeared in a career-low 100 games (70 games started)... Activated from the DL on April 20... Batted .338 (25-for-74) with runners in scoring position and drove home 20 of 94 runners who were in scoringposition... Hit his first homer of the season on May 6 at Cin. (off C.Reitsma in the ninth) - his first career pinch-hit homer... Crushed a 514-foot two-run homer on May 16 vs. Chi's Matt Clement (the fourth-longest HR at Busch since 1988) that proved to be the game-winner... Belted a 432-foot, 3-run homer May 26 vs. Hou... Batted .320 (8 x 25) as pinch hitter, including a 2-run pinch HR June 12 at Bos... Went 3 x 5 July 12 vs. SD with a homer, double, walk and three runs scored... On Sept. 3 at Chi. he made his first game appearance since August 8 and was 3 x 5 with a grand slam homer (off F.Sanchez). J.D. had been placed on the DL with a right oblique strain August 9 September 1 - his sixth career stint on the D.L... Hit safely in 11 of his 21 games (18 x 56; .321 BA) following his return from the DL. 2002 Appeared in just 135 games in an injury-plagued season and batted .252 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI...His 12 game-winning RBI ranked second on the Cardinals (A. Pujols-14)... Belted a 496-foot homer on 4/12 vs. Hou.; the eighth-longest homer ever measured at Busch Stadium... Reached base five times on 4/15 at Ari., with a homer, triple, single, two walks and two RBI...Matched his career high with four hits on 4/26 at Mon...Provided the game-winning RBI in back-to-back games 5/22-23 vs. Hou...Reached safely in all five plate appearances 6/1 vs. PIT, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, a single and two walks...Tendinitis in his right knee forced J.D. to miss 11 games while on the disabled list, 6/28 to 7/13...His homer (#15) on 9/1 at CHI was his first since 7/25... His 16th homer didn't come until 9/24 vs. Ari., but it snapped an 0-for-20 skid and broke a 0-0 tie in the seventh inning...Had surgery, performed by Dr. George Paletta, on 10/17 to remove the diseased portion of his right patella tendon...Minor surgery, also by Dr. Paletta, on 1/31/03 to remove a cyst from the ball of his left foot...2002 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Batted .318 with two home runs in seven postseason games (five starts)...Division Series (Ari.): Went just 2-for-9 (.222), but homered off Curt Schilling in the third inning of Game 2...NLCS (SF): Played in all five games against San Francisco and started three games...Batted .360 (5-for- 13) and hit safely in the first four games of the series...Clubbed a pinch homer to left-center field off Tim Worrell in the eighth inning of Game 1. 2001 Appeared in just 109 games in an injury-plagued season, but made the most of his playing time, batting .323 with 27 home runs, 73 RBIs and 80 runs scored...Finished third in the National League with a .360 batting average with runners on base...Hit well in the clutch, batting .337 (33-for-98) with five homers with runners in scoring position...Fifty of his 121 hits went for extra-bases and 41 of his 73 RBIs came via home runs...Batted .332 with 24 homers off righthanded pitchers and .289 with three homers off lefthanders...Of his 14 infield hits, seven were bunt singles...Hit safely in 58 of his last 78 games (95-for-281; .338)...Had 13 RBIs in his last 22 games and had 21 RBIs in his last 36 games...Batted .478 (11-for-23) with three HRs in his seven-game hitting streak, 4/27-5/5...Went 3-for-4 with a single, double and home run on 5/1 at FLA...Had five homers and 11 RBIs during 5/7-13 homestand vs. PIT and CHI. He batted .393 (11-for-28) during the homestand and homered in three straight games, 5/11-13 vs. CHI. Reached base four times and stole a base on 5/12 (two singles, one home run and a walk)...After batting just .258 in April, hit .366 with 10 homers and 27 RBIs in May...Launched only the 17th HR to reach the rightfield upper deck at Veterans Stadium in PHI on 5/19...Batted .405 during his career-best 11-game hitting streak, 5/19-31....Hit his 21st HR on 6/16 vs. CWS and posted his fifth three-hit game of the season...Had two stretches in which he missed substantial playing time. Was hit by a David Wells pitch on 6/17 and missed 35 games with a broken right pinky finger (was on the 15-day disabled list 6/18-7/30). Was activated from the DL on 7/31 and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs vs. ATL in his return...Suffered a lower back sprain on 8/7 at MON and missed another 12 games. Returned from that injury on 8/20 at CIN and went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs...Reached base four times on 9/28 vs. PIT, with a double, two infield singles (one bunt hit) and a walk...Posted his sixth career two-homer game 10/3 at MIL. 2001 POSTSEASON - Made four starts and played in all five games in the Division Series vs. Arizona...batted only .154 (2-for-13) in the series...tied the decisive Game 5 at one run apiece with an eighth-inning solo homer off Curt Schilling...it was the only run Schilling allowed during the series. 2000 In just his second full season in the big leagues, J.D. had a fine campaign in which he batted .295, with 18 home runs, 57 RBI, 73 runs scored and 17 stolen bases... made 108 starts, including 78 in RF, 17 in CF and 13 in LF... hit safely in 49 of his last 62 starts (70-for-225, .311, 7 HR), raising his batting average from .270 on 6/20 to .295... 24 of his 57 RBI came with two outs... each of his 18 HR came off right-handed pitchers... was solid against the other three NL playoff teams this season, batting a combined .344 (21-for-61) with two home runs and eight RBI vs. NY (.409; 9-for-22), SF (.333; 6-for-18) and ATL (.286; 6-for-21)... finished second on the Club with six outfield assists (Jim Edmonds had 10)... his four bunt hits were second on the Club to Fernando Vina's 10... batted .321 (26-for-81) in August and .280 (26-for-93) in September... his pinch double delivered the winning run in a 7-6 victory vs. CHI on 9/16... hit HR No. 18 9/14 vs. CHI... swiped his 17th base on 9/11 at PIT... sparked a win on 9/2 vs. NY with a leadoff 2B in the ninth inning. Belted a two-run homer on 9/1 vs. NY and stole his 13th base... hit HR No. 14 on 7/5, surpassing his 1999 rookie total of 13... walked career-high four times 8/18 vs. PHI and tied the game with a two-run single in eighth inning... had a career-high four hits on 8/13 at MIL... drove home the game-winning RBI in 11th inning on 8/7 vs. FLA... suffered a sprained left ankle on 7/7 vs. SF and was on the disabled list 7/8 to 7/27... missed 15 games, but went 2-for-4 with a double in his first game off the DL (7/27 vs. ARI)... had a career-high 10-game hitting streak (15-37, .405, 2 HR), 6/22-7/2... batted only .227 (20-for-88) in June, but had six home runs and 15 RBI in that month... enjoyed a spectacular game 6/24 vs. LA, homering (No. 12), throwing a runner out at the plate, tying the game with a two-out hit in 11th and making a diving grab in 12th... homered twice on 6/6 vs. KC... collected three hits on 5/9 at SF... hit two HRs on 4/6 vs. CHI, including his first career grand slam (off Brian Williams). Also collected a career-best five RBI. 1999 Played 104 games in his first full season in the big leagues, batting .242 with 13 home runs, 39 RBI and 19 stolen bases... tallied 72 runs scored, a rate of 112 runs over the course of a full season... made 93 starts in the outfield, including 92 in center and one in left, and led the Club with nine outfield assists and six outfield double plays... also paced the squad with six triples and five bunt hits; his six game-winning RBI ranked fourth on the team... ranked in the top five among National League rookies in home runs (5th), stolen bases (2nd), walks (4th), triples (2nd) and outfield assists (2nd)... was successful in 19 of 22 stolen base attempts, including 2-for-2 at third base... batted .301 with runners in scoring position... posted 19 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests... 35 of his 89 hits (39%) went for extra bases... enjoyed his greatest success against MON (8-for-21; .381), COL (9-for-25; .360) and HOU (9-for-30; .300)... reached base safely four times and equaled a career best with three hits at MIL on 4/19; hit his first homer of the year, tripled, singled and walked in the 6-2 Cards win... went 3-for-4 and matched a Cardinals single-game record when he scored five runs at MON on 5/1... strained his right quadriceps muscle in May and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/15; went on an injury rehabilitation assignment to Triple-A Memphis before being optioned on 6/17; hit .299 with two HR and 15 RBI in 25 games at Memphis... was recalled from Memphis on 6/30; hit safely in 21 of his first 29 games after the recall and lifted his batting average from .230 to a season-high .268... hit an inside-the-park home run (the Cardinals first since 1997) off Trever Miller in a 10-4 win at HOU on 7/1; went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI... hit safely in eight straight games from 7/11 to 7/21... drew a pair of walks and stole a career-best two bases 7/30 vs. COL... posted a career-high nine-game hitting streak from 8/10 to 8/21; batted .333 (11-for-33) in the streak; hit safely in 14 of 15 games from 8/10 to 8/27... homered in back-to-back games at PHI (8/11) and vs. CHI (8/13)... hit a home run (No. 12) and equaled a career best with four RBI 9/18 vs. HOU... clubbed his 13th HR on 9/20 at CHI. 1998 Signed a Major League contract on 7/3 and reported to the Class AA Arkansas Travelers the following day... played in 14 games with the Cardinals after joining the Club on 9/8... batted .417 and led Cards rookies with five home runs... batted .471 (8-for-17) with runners on base and .500 (4-for-8) with six RBI with men in scoring position... two of his four hits against left-handers were home runs... was 0-for-2 in his big league debut 9/8 vs. CHI, the same game Mark McGwire hit his record-breaking 62nd home run... collected his first Major League hit, a 438-foot home run off lefty Gabe White, on 9/9 at CIN in his fourth big league at-bat... stroked a two-run pinch-single 9/10 at CIN... was 2-for-4 with three RBI as a Cardinal pinch-hitter... in a 9/15 doubleheader vs. PIT, was 4-for-9 with two homers and three RBI... hit his second and third homers of the year in the first game, becoming the first Cardinal rookie since Bernard Gilkey (10/5/91) to have a two-homer game... also recorded his first big league outfield assist in Game 2, throwing out Keith Osik at the plate... in the season's final series vs. MON, was 8-for-15 with six RBI... was 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI on 9/25, notching his second multi-homer game in just his 12th big league contest... played 30 games for the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League before signing with the Cardinals... joined the Arkansas club on 7/4 at Wichita, Kan... was 2-for-4 with one RBI that night, then went 3-for-4 with two homers the next day... was promoted to Class AAA Memphis on 8/10... played in the Arizona Fall League with the Peoria Javelinas, batting .248 with four homers and 15 RBI in 31 games. 1997 Picked second overall in the June amateur draft by Philadelphia... signed with the St. Paul Saints of the independent Northern League after he and the Phillies were unable to agree on a contract... named the Northern League's Rookie of the Year after batting .341 with 18 homers and 50 RBI in 44 games with St. Paul... concluded his third, and final, collegiate season at Florida State by receiving a cavalcade of honors as a junior, topped by the 1997 Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the nation's top amateur player, and the Dick Howser Award, emblematic of the National Player of the Year as chosen by collegiate coaches... also was tabbed Player of the Year by Baseball America, The Sporting News, Collegiate Baseball and the Atlantic Coast Conference... voted first-team All-America by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the ABCA, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and The Sporting News... led Florida State to a 50-17 record and an ACC Tournament title... named to the ACC Tournament and NCAA East Regional All-Tournament teams... recorded the first 30-homer, 30-steals season in NCAA Division I history (31 homers, 32 steals)... became just the third Division I player to record a "triple-triple" by notching 106 hits, 100 RBI and 110 runs scored in 67 games... set Florida State single-season records with a 34-game hitting streak, .455 batting average, .961 slugging average, 84 walks and three grand slams... set ACC single-season marks for homers, runs, slugging average and walks, and tied a conference record with 224 total bases... during his 34-game hitting streak, batted .524 with 20 homers and 62 RBI... concluded his tenure at Florida State as the school's career leader in batting (.391), slugging (.789) and grand slams (three), and the ACC career leader in slugging and home runs (69). 1996 As a sophomore outfielder at Florida State, Drew ranked among NCAA Division I leaders with 21 home runs (tied, 10th), 94 RBI, (tied, seventh) and 183 total bases (tied, ninth)... helped lead Florida State to an ACC regular season title and a 52-17 overall record... led the Seminoles in batting (.386), runs (90), triples (five), homers and RBI... led the ACC in homers and RBI and ranked second in batting... homered 6/4 vs. Florida in the College World Series, setting a record for most career homers (five) in Series play... voted first-team All-America by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the ABCA and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association... named to the ACC All-Conference team... was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award... played for Team USA (and was a finalist for the Olympic team roster) and batted .268 with six homers and nine RBI in 41 at-bats. 1995 As a freshman at Florida State, Drew was named to Baseball America's and Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-America teams and to the College World Series All-Tournament team... helped Florida State to a 53-16 record and an ACC tournament title... ranked second on the Seminoles in home runs (17) and RBI (63) while hitting .325, third among Florida State's regulars... tied a College World Series record for most homers in a Series, four, and became the first player to hit three home runs in a Series game, 6/6 vs. USC, a 16-11 loss that eliminated Florida State from the tournament... also homered against Oklahoma, 6/2.