Single ... Attended University of Miami ... His career .442 avg. ranked 7th on NCAA's All-Time list ... In 3 years at Univ. of Miami, hit 61 HRs, 187 RBI and had 170 walks in 162 games...his career .888 slugging pct. ranked 2nd All-Time in NCAA behind Pete Incaviglia's (Oklahoma State) .915 mark ... Appeared in College World Series in all 3 years and was teammate with current Giants player Aubrey Huff ... Won Golden Spikes Award as nation's top amateur player
in 1988 as Junior ... Was named 1st-Team All American by Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and Sporting News in 1997 as Sophomore ... Was Baseball America's Summer Player of Year 1997 as well ... Was named to 1st-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America as Freshman in 1996 ... Was named as Most Outstanding Player in College World Series and was only 3rd player to win award on team that did not win series (Dave Winfield in 1973 and Phil Nevin in 1992) ... Graduated from San Jose's Bellarmine Prep ... hit .369 with 11 HRs his senior season and was named California Coaches Association Player of Year ... Wears No. 5 in honor of his favorite player George Brett.201134-year-old began season as Giants' starting left fielder, but foot strain limited him to pinch-hit duties by season's end...batted .230 (42-for-183) with 7 HRs and 21 RBI in 92 games for San Francisco...went 6-for-32 (.188) as pinch-hitter...started 47 of Giants' 1st 91 games, all in left field, but then landed on disabled list on July 15 with right mid-foot strain...had trouble running so was placed on DL...after nearly three weeks of resting and rehabilitating, his injury was not healing so he flew to North Carolina in August to meet with specialist to seek different kind of treatment...returned from his rehab assignment at triple-A Fresno and Class A Advanced San Jose and was reinstated from 15-day DL on Aug. 31...took roster spot of Aaron Rowand, who was designated for assignment...overall, missed 43 games with injury...appeared in just 12 games after being reinstated from DL, going 2-for-11 (.182)...started 3 games during that stretch, including final game on Sept. 28 vs. Colorado...played 6.0 innings in left field and left to standing ovation from Giants crowd as it may have been his final game in Major Leagues.2010Began campaign with Tampa Bay, but was signed by San Francisco to minor league contract in May and turned out to be one of key acquisitions made by Giants in their run to World Series title, hitting .266 (77-for-289) with 18 HRs and 51 RBI in 96 contests with SF. ... Was in 2nd year of 2-year contract with Tampa Bay and hit .202 (17-for-84) with 2 HRs and 13 RBI in 24 games with Rays. ... Hit 18 homers in Giants uniform (20 all together in 2010)...5 of his 18 HRs with Giants came in 8th inning or later and 7 of those either tied or gave Giants lead. ... His 18 HRs were most in one season for Giants player who had played for another team earlier that year...previous franchise "record" was held by Kevin Mitchell, who had 15 HRs for Giants in 1987 after coming over from San Diego in trade July 5. ... Hit safely in 59 of 96 games with Giants...started 88 games, making 86 starts in LF and 2 as DH...batted .267 (75-for-281) in his starts, while reaching base safely via hit or walk in 76 of 96 games. ... With Burrell playing left field, Andres Torres in centerfield and Aubrey Huff playing right, Burrell nicknamed Giants' outfield defense as having two water buffaloes (Burrell and Huff at corners) and gazelle (Torres) in center. ... Hit lefties at .257 clip (18-for-70) with Giants, compared to .213 avg. (19-for-89) overall. ... Led team with 4.22 pitches per plate appearance and ranked 2nd on team with 47 walks and .364 on-base pct. after joining club in June. ... Had 2-week stretch from July 31-Aug. 11 where he supplied Giants with several clutch hits and game-winning RBI: July 31 vs. Los Angeles-NL - hit 2-run HR in 8th inning off Chad Billingsley to turn 1-0 deficit into 2-1 lead in Giants victory; Aug. 6 at Atlanta - hit sacrifice fly in 11th inning with bases loaded, giving SF 3-2 win; Aug. 9 vs. Chicago-NL - hit sacrifice fly in 11th inning with bases loaded, supplying SF 4-3 victory; Aug. 11 vs. Chicago-NL - hit solo HR off Justin Berg in 8th inning breaking 4-4 tie in SF's 5-4 win. ... Connected for 6th career grand slam and his 19th career multi-HR game Aug. 12 vs. Chicago-NL...both clouts came off RHP Randy Wells, with his 1st one coming as solo shot in 4th inning, which was part of back-to-back clouts with Pablo Sandoval...his slam came on 2-0 pitch in 5th frame and broke 3-3 tie, giving SF 7-3 lead in their eventual 8-7 win. ... Former Phillie was treated to standing ovation as he walked to batter's box in his 1st plate appearance in his return to Philadelphia on Aug. 17, and those cheers quickly turned to boos as he hammered pitch from Roy Oswalt into left-field seats, extending Giants' lead to 2-0 in 1st inning. ... Hit his 3rd career pinch-hit HR on Sept. 4 at Los Angeles-NL, crushing solo blast off RHP Octavio Dotel into left-field pavilion.
Although he went just 6-for-42 (.143) in 14 games, he brought valuable playoff experience to young Giants club that went on to win World Series for 1st time in SF-era history. ... Completed Division Series against Atlanta by going 2-for-10 with HR and 3 RBI...went 2-for-3 with 3-run 1st-inning HR in Game 2...according to Elias, only other Giants player to hit HR in 1st inning of postseason game at home was Mel Ott in Game 1 of 1933 World Series against Washington Senators at Polo Grounds.2009Thirty-three-year-old hit .221 with 14 HR, 64
RBI and 57 walks in his first season with the
Rays and American League...in his prior four
seasons with Philadelphia, he hit .262 with an
average of 31 HR, 99 RBI and 103 BB.
...His 16 doubles, 14 homers and 57 walks were
the lowest of his 10-year major league career...
his 64 RBI matched his lowest (also 2003).
...Was the Rays primary DH, making 112 starts
there...also made one start in right field
(June 17 at COL), his first-ever start there...his
only other outfield appearance on the season
was in left field on Aug 9 at SEA as a defensive
...His 122 games played were his fewest in a full
major league season (played in 111 his rookie
year of 2000 after beginning the season in
...Was on the disabled list (May 11-June 11) with
a neck strain...missed 29 games...was the
2nd time in his career he had been shelved
(2004, strained left wrist)...missed only 9
games the previous 2 seasons and had played
in 92 percent (1,306 of 1,414) of the Phillies
games after making his major league debut on
May 24, 2000.
His .221 avg. was lowest among ... all AL players
with at least 450 plate appearances.
...All 14 of his homers came off right-handed
pitching (10 were solo shots)...in fact he hit
just .202 off left-handed pitching (24-119) with
6 extra-base hits (all doubles)...his .252 slugging
pct. vs. southpaws was nearly 300 points
lower than his career avg. entering the season,
.540 (10th among active players entering
2009)...his .588 OPS vs. lefties was 362 points
below his career avg. of .950 (8th among actives
...Was just 1-for-16 with the bases loaded.
...Hit his first HR as a Ray in the home opener on
April 13 vs. NYY Edwar Ramirez.
...Didn't hit his first road home run until June 29
at TOR off Jeremy Accardo.
...Slugged his 4th career walk-off home run July
7 vs. TOR off Brandon League in the 11th,
giving the Rays the 3-1 victory...was his first
walk-off hit as a Ray.
...Was homerless his last 13 games and had just
two his last 38 games from Aug 20.
...Best stretch was from July 31 through Sep 2
as he hit .299 (29-97) in 27 games with 6 HR
and 18 RBI, hiking his avg. from a season-low
.219 to .242...also slugged .546.
...Hit everywhere in the order from 2nd through
7th...mostly hit in the 5th (55 games) and 6th
holes (46)...batted 2nd on June 14 vs. WAS for
the first time of his career.
...Had a pair of stolen bases, matching his career
high...had not even attempted a steal
since the 2004 season.
...Was in Philly on the afternoon of April 8 to receive
his 2008 World Series ring at a pregame
ceremony...caught a flight back to Boston in
time to start at DH that evening.
...First returned to Citizens Bank Park for the
Rays final two spring games April 3-4...was
Pat Burrell Appreciation Night on the 3rd...led
off the game on the 4th with a home run off
...Became one of only 5 players since 1970 to
play against a team in the World Series one
year and then play for that team in its first
game the next season: Edgar Renteria (2004
Cardinals, 2005 Red Sox), Gary Thomasson
(1978 Yankees, 1979 Dodgers), Tommy John
(1978 Dodgers, 1979 Yankees) and Don Gullett
(1976 Reds, 1977 Yankees).
...Faced his former team June 23-25 at Tropicana
Field...went 3-for-11 with 1 HR, 1 2B, 4
RBI, 3 R, 2 BB in the series...the homer was
off Joe Blanton on the 24th, ending a careerlong
stretch of 104 AB and 33 games without
...His career average of 4.18 pitches per plate
appearance is 6th among active players (min.
3,000 plate appearances).
...His 842 walks in the 2000s were 11th in
...Has homered in 32 different ML parks, adding
Kauffman Stadium, U.S. Cellular Field, Safeco
Field and Angels Stadium in 2009.2008Finished 3rd in the NL and led the World
Champion Phillies with 102 walks...was 7th in
the NL with a club-high 4.18 pitches per plate
appearance...tied for 9th in HRs with 33.
Was also tied for 3rd in the majors with 16
game-winning RBI...only Prince Fielder (21)
and Manny Ramirez (17) had more...included
was the game-winning RBI in the Phils'
4-3 win over the Nationals on September 27
(game 161) that clinched the NL East...also hit
a game-winning HR in Game 1 of the NLCS off
the Dodgers' Derek Lowe.
Tied his career high in games (157, the 5th time
in 8 seasons he has played in 150+ games)...
started 154 games, all in LF.
Of his 33 home runs, 16 were game-tying or
go-ahead...of those, 9 drove in the gamewinning
run...Phillies went 22-9 (.710) when
he hit a HR.
While Citizens Bank Park ranked 3rd in home
runs among NL parks, he excelled on the road
hitting 21 away home runs, 3rd in the majors
behind teammate Ryan Howard (22) and SD's
Adrian Gonzalez (22).
Combined with Phillie teammates Ryan Howard
(48) and Chase Utley (33) to hit 114 home
runs, most by 3 major league teammates in
2008 and more than two major league teams:
Minnesota (111) and San Francisco (94).
Connected for his 250th career HR on Sep 18
at Atlanta, off Mike Hampton.
Became the 2nd player in Phillies history to
have 8 or more consecutive seasons with 20
or more HR (Mike Schmidt, 14, 1974-87).
Is one of only 6 players all-time to have "3s"
only across the board for his extra-base hits
- 33 doubles, 3 triples and 33 HRs - and only
the 2nd to have that exact line joining Carlos
Beltran who did it for the Mets in 2007.
Had 2 multi-HR games - April 7 at CIN and
July 19 at FLA - giving him 18 in his career, 4thmost
in Phillies history.
Set a Phillies record for most RBI in April (24),
eclipsing Von Hayes' previous record of 22
(April 1989)...also that month reached base
safely in 30 straight games, April 3-May 4 (.468
Hit his 3rd career walk-off HR, May 2 vs. SF
(Brian Wilson) and his 2nd career pinch-hit
HR, the game winner, May 22 at HOU (Wesley
Committed an error Aug 12 at LAD, snapping
his 122-game errorless streak...his previous
error had come Sep 22, 2007 at WAS.
Homered off Greg Maddux in the 7th inning,
Aug 15 at SD, to give Phillies a 1-0 win becoming
just the 3rd Phillie in the last 20 years to
homer in a 1-0 win on the road.2007Became just the 3rd player in Phillies history with 7 straight 20-HR seasons, joining Hall of Famer Mike
Schmidt (14 straight, 1974-87) and Bobby Abreu (1999-2005)... Reached a career high in walks
(114)... Finished the season with 218 career HR, 5th place in Phillies history... Opened the season with a 7-game hitting streak,
4/2-9 (.385,HR,5 RBI)... Led all MLB players in AVG (.366), OBP (.474) and SLG (.693) over a 58-day span,7/1-8/27... Tied a career
high by homering in 3 straight games, 8/2-4 (3rd time in his career)... Reached base safely in 26 straight games and 28
consecutive starts, 7/1-8/5... Slugged his 200th career HR, 7/17 at LAD... Tied his career high with a 14-game hitting streak,
7/22-8/5 (.465, 5 HR, 13 RBI)... Started the Phillies' final 75 straight games after starting 68 of the team's first 86 games (79%).2006Led the NL in pitches/plate appearance (4.32), finished 7th in RBI ratio (1 RBI/4.86 AB), 8th in goahead
RBI (29) and T-8th in walks (98)...Slugged at least 20 HR for the 6th straight season, giving
him 188 in his career, 8th-most in Phillies history...For the second straight year, he fell one RBI short (21) of tying the club
record for RBI in April (Von Hayes had 22 in April 1989)...Homered in back-to-back games 3 times, all on the road: 4/14-15
at COL, 4/30-5/1 at PIT & FLA and 6/9-10 at WSH...Had 13 RBI over an 11-game stretch, 4/14-27...Was ejected from the
game, 6/5 at ARI, by home plate umpire Laz Diaz for arguing balls and strikes...Had his 13th and 14th career multi-HR
games, 6/15 vs NYM and 9/29 at FLA, tying him with Cy Williams for 5th place in club history...Tied his career high with his
7th career 4-hit game, 7/15 at SF...Doubled in 5 straight games, 8/18-22...Hit a 1st-inning grand slam off Roger Clemens,
9/15 at HOU, in the Phillies' 4-3 win; his 5th career slam and 1st since 2002...Set a career high with 4 runs scored, 9/29 at
FLA...T-3rd among NL left fielders with 8 assists, giving him 66 for his career.2005Led the Phillies with 32 homers and 117 RBIs. ... His 117 RBIs and 99 walks were career highs. ... Batted .301 in April. ... Had 43 multi-hit games.2004Had 5 RBI in first 4 games and 11 RBI in first 10 games...Homered in back-to-back games 4
times: 4/16-17, 5/2-4, 5/18-19 and 6/27-28...Tied his career highs with 4 hits and 2 doubles, 4/27 at STL (4-4, 2
2B, 3 RBI)...Hit his 1st career pinch-HR, 5/2 vs ARI (Matt Mantei) - a 2-run, game-tying blast in the 9th inning...Had
a season-high 4 RBI twice, 5/14 at COL and 5/18 vs LA...Walked in a team-best 7 straight, 5/25-6/1 (9 BB)...Tied
his career high with two 2-HR games, 5/18 vs LA and 7/30 at CHI...Hit .333 (19-60), 8 HR, 26 RBI in 26 May
games...Had a .313 average at the end of May...Strained his left wrist during batting practice, 8/3 at SD and was
placed on 15-day DL, 8/4 (1st time in his career)...Was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on 8/13, but
delayed surgery after getting a second opinion...Was activated from DL, 9/3...Hit 4 HR over a 7-game span, 9/9-
15...Stole 2 bases, tying his career high, 7/7 vs NYM and 9/30 vs FLA...Hit 24 HR, reaching the 20 HR plateau for
the 4th straight year...Tied his career high with 6 sac flies for the season...Finished with 9 OF assists, giving him
48 in his career.2003Had a tough offensive season, but still managed to hit 21 HR, 2nd most on team ... Led team with 7 OF assists, raising
his career total to 39 ... Hit 2 HR in a game, 4 times: 4/9 vs ATL, 5/20 at NYM, 8/9 at SF and 8/22 at STL ... His 2 HR,
4/9, were both hit off Greg Maddux, becoming the 6th player (and 3rd Phillie) to homer off him twice in 1 game (last:
Scott Rolen, 9/17/01) ... Had more extra-base hits (56) than singles (53) ... Finished 3rd on club in doubles (31) and
walks (72) ... Tied his career high with 5 RBI, 4/9 vs ATL ... Homered in back-to-back games, 5/11 & 13 ... Scored a run
in 7 straight games, 5/17-24, tied for longest on team ... Hit a game-tying solo HR in 8th inning and game-winning 2-run
HR in 10th inning, 8/9 at SF ... Hit his 100th and 101st HR's in Phillies' 9-4 win, 8/22 at STL ... Collected two 2-out
RBI singles off Greg Maddux, 9/11 vs ATL ... Singled for the final hit at Veterans Stadium, 9/28 vs ATL ... Hit 8 HR at
home, giving him 43 in his Veterans Stadium career, 10th-most in club history.2002Set career highs in every offensive category, except stolen bases . . . Had 37 HR and 116 RBI, becoming 12th Phillie in team history to reach 30 HR/100 RBI . . . It was also most since Mike Schmidt had 37 HR and 119 RBI in 1986 . . . Ranked 3rd in NL in RBI, behind only Lance Berkman (128) and Albert Pujols (127) . . . Finished season ranking tied for 5th in NL in extra-base hits (78), tied for 7th in HR (37) and RBI ratio (5.1), 8th in HR ratio (15.8) and tied for 8th in total bases (319) . . . Led all NL left fielders in RBI and doubles (39), was 2nd in hits (165) and runs (96) and tied for 2nd in HR (only Barry Bonds' 45 was higher) . . . Hit 2 GW walk-off HR, 4/7 vs FLA and 4/10 vs ATL - 1st ML player to hit 2 in a 4-day span since CLE's Albert Belle in August 1995; Von Hayes was last Phillie with 2 in a season (1989) . . . Hit upper deck HR to LF of Vet, 4/23 vs SD . . . Tied career high 5 RBI, 6/2 vs MTL and 8/9 at LA . . . Hit 8 HR in May, most since Mike Lieberthal hit 8 in May 1999 . . . Reached base safely in 34 consecutive games, 5/10-6/20 . . . Had a season-high 11-game hit streak, 6/2-16 (.386, 17-44, 3 HR, 14 RBI) . . . Was ejected for 1st time in his career, 6/20 vs CWS in the 9th inning, by home plate umpire Matt Hollowell for arguing balls and strikes . . . His 22 HR at the All-Star break were most since Schmidt's 31 in 1979 . . . Walked 15 times in an 8-game span, 7/7-17; overall, had 20 multi-walk games . . . Hit 3-run GW HR, 7/15 at MTL in 9th inning (for 9-8 lead in 11-8 win) . . . Hit 2 HR (including a grand slam off Matt Herges), 8/9 at LA; 3rd career multi-homer game . . . First Phillie to reach 100 RBI by 8/31 since Greg Luzinski (111) in 1977 . . . Had 8 outfield assists, raising his career total to 32 . . . Member of MLB All-Star team which toured Japan in November.2001First full season in the majors and as an outfielder . . . Improved in nearly every offensive category: R (70), H (139), 2B (29), 3B (2), HR (27), RBI (89), BB (70) and SB (2) . . . Led NL outfielders and tied for ML lead with 18 assists (TOR's Raul Mondesi) . . . Had career-high 14-game hit streak, 5/19-6/2, .431 (22-51), 14 RBI . . . Hit GW HR off Armando Benitez, 5/28 at NYM; 3rd career HR off Benitez in first 3 at-bats . . . Tied his career high with team-high 5 RBI, 7/20 vs NYM . . . Homered in 3 straight games, 7/31-8/2 at COL, and 4 out of 5 games (8/4 at SF) . . . Hit 3rd career grand slam, 8/10 vs LA . . . Had 11 RBI in 13 at-bats with bases loaded . . . Hit .375 (9-24) with 2 outs and runner on 3rd . . . 18 of his 27 HR came after the All-Star break.2000Began season at Scranton (AAA) . . . Hit 2 HR, 5 RBI 5/6 vs Durham . . . Hit .234 in April, but rebounded with a .364 avg, 8 doubles, 4 HR and 18 RBI in May . . . Saw most of action in left field (30 G) but was switched to 1st base (10 G) for his final week at AAA when Rico Brogna went down with an injury . . . Recalled 5/24 . . . Made ML debut 5/24 at HOU, starting at 1st base; got 1st ML hit and RBI with 6th-inn single (O. Dotel) . . . Also in his debut, hit 1st ball to wall over the hill in center field at Enron Field (triple) . . . Despite only playing in 111 games, led NL rookies in HR (18), extra-base hits (46), RBI (79), doubles (27); 2nd in walks (62) and total bases (189) . . . .460 slugging % would have been tops among NL rookies; .359 on-base %, 2nd and .260 batting avg, 3rd, but he was 78 at-bats short of qualifying . . . Hit .727 (8-11), 20 RBI with the bases loaded and was the only rookie with 2 grand slams . . . Had career-high 4 hits 7/2 vs PIT . . . Had 2 career-high 2-HR, 5-RBI games this season: 6/21 at NYM and 8/8 vs SD; hit grand slam in each game . . . Hit five 9th-inn HR: one was game-tying, solo HR in 3-2, 10-inn win, 6/20 at NYM; another was in 7-6, 10-inn loss 8/1 at SD . . . Hit 2 upper deck HR at the Vet: 8/8 vs SD (grand slam) and 9/13 vs MTL . . . Hit .306 (41-134), 4 HR, 51 RBI with runners in scoring position . . . Named 2nd-best prospect in the International League by Baseball America.1999Paul Owens Award winner as Phillies' top minor league player . . . Spent most of season at Reading (AA) where he was named MVP . . . Finished 2nd in Eastern League in slugging % (.631) and 3rd in batting (.333), HR (28), on-base % (.438) and extra-base hits (62) . . . Finished with 2nd-highest avg in Reading history . . . HR total was tied for 4th in Reading history . . . Joined Greg Luzinski as the only Reading players ever to hit at least 25 HR while batting over .320 . . . Selected to EL All-Star team (post-season) and named EL Rookie of the Year . . . Began season as 1st baseman, but beginning 7/16 also saw some duty in LF . . . Overall, appeared in 85 games at 1st base and 27 in LF . . . Missed 12 games with deep left knee laceration 5/11-22 . . . Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for June (.353, 6 HR, 20 RBI, .667 slg) . . . Played in inaugural Major League Baseball All-Star Futures Game at Fenway Park . . . Played in double-A All-Star Game in Mobile, AL . . . Homered in 4 straight games 8/5-7 . . . EL Player of the Month for July (.360, 9 HR, 31 BB, .750 slg) . . . Named co-winner of Eugene L. Shirk Award for Community Service with LHP Thomas Jacquez . . . Promoted to Scranton (AAA) 8/29 . . . Hit .522 for Scranton in the postseason with 3 HR and 8 RBI in 5 games . . . Lost a 4th HR when ball hit a bird 9/9 at Charlotte, turning a would-be HR into a "fowl" single . . . Combined, led all Phillies minor leaguers in batting (.320), total bases (271), HR (29) and was 3rd in RBI (94) . . . Hit .296 for Peoria in Arizona Fall League with 7 HR, 24 RBI; finished 3rd in league in HR and tied for 2nd in extra-base hits (18).1998Phillies 1st selection (1st overall) in June draft . . . Signed on 7/24 and made pro debut at Clearwater (A), 7/31 vs Dunedin (1-4, RBI) . . . Hit 1st pro HR, 8/7 at Dayton . . . Florida State League Player of the Week, 8/31-9/6 (.375, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 8 G) . . . In 5-game span, 8/29-9/2: .500, 5 HR, 13 RBI, including 4 hits, 5 RBI on 9/1 at St. Petersburg and 2 HR, 5 RBI at Ft. Myers the next day . . . Appeared in 22 games at 1B, 14 as DH, 1 as PH . . . 1 error in 22 games at 1st base . . . Played in Florida Instructional League . . . Named Phils' #1 prospect by Baseball America.