Power-hitting 1st baseman returns to Giants organization, where he spent 1st 7-plus years of professional career before being dealt to Philadelphia May 19, 2003...spent parts of 2000-02 seasons with SF, including all of 2002 with National League champions...has clubbed 13 home runs in 227 big league at-bats, average of 1 clout for every 17.5 ABs...owns .229 avg. with 33 RBI in 112 career ML games, while posting impressive .995 fielding pct. (2 errors, 427 total chances) in 59 contests at 1st base...has crested 20-homer plateau in 6 of 7 full minor league seasons, while he boasts pair of 30-clout campaigns...in fact, led Giants' minor league system with 126 homers and 446 RBI over 5-year span from 1997-2001...slugged pinch-hit home run Sept. 10, 2000 off SD's Todd Erdos for 1st ML hit, HR and RBI...his twin brother, Ryan, played for Baltimore Orioles and was starting 3B Sept. 20, 1998 when Cal Ripken, Jr. snapped his consecutive games played streak at 2,632 games...along with Ryan, who later saw time with Montreal, they became 359th set of brothers to play in big leagues.
Graduated from Hammon (OK) High School in 1992...attended University of Oklahoma, where he was member of 1994 NCAA Champion Sooner baseball team...was teammate of Atlanta Braves pitcher Russ Ortiz at OU...married (Allison Koontz, June 28, 2000)...son (Jackson Reed, June 16, 2002).
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Served as spokesperson for 2002 National Multiple Sclerosis Society Read-A-Thon...participated in Save-a-Life Saturday at SBC Park by visiting with fans during on-field CPR training.2003Combined to hit .232 with 19 2Bs, 24 HRs and 86 RBI in 128 games with triple-A affiliates in Giants' and Phillies' organizations...began year with Fresno in SF chain, batting .234 with 8 HRs and 21 RBI in 37 games...was dealt to Philadelphia May 19 in exchange for minor league RHP Mike Wilson, and spent remainder of campaign with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...logged 91 games in International League, clubbing 16 HRs with 65 RBI while hitting .232...split time with both clubs between designated hitter (64 games) and 1st base (61 games)...24 combined roundtrippers tied for 3rd-highest total of career...2002Completed 1st full season at Major League level (3rd year overall) in his 7th professional campaign...was one of NL's top slugging rookies, as 1st baseman finished 3rd among senior circuit freshmen with 10 HRs while ranking 6th in extra-base hits (16), RBI (24) and total bases (77)...also was among league rookie leaders in runs (21 - 7th), hits (41 - 9th) and walks (24 - 5th)...displayed solid glovework, appearing 44 times at 1B while being charged with just 1 error in 331 total chances (.997 fielding pct.)...made 1st Opening Day roster, but was 0-for-3 before being placed on Disabled List April 6 due to left patella tendinitis...was reinstated from DL prior to April 23 game in Chicago after hitting .517 (13-for-26) with 8 runs, 6 2Bs, 3B and 5 RBI over 9-game rehabilitation stint with Fresno...closed 1st Half by hitting at .276 clip (29-for-105) with 5 2Bs, 8 HRs and 18 RBI in 43 games (25 starts) following reinstatement...made 1st start of season May 12 in Montreal and drilled his 1st HR since Sept. 30, 2000, solo shot off Tony Armas, Jr...posted career-high 4 hits June 12 in Toronto, finishing 4-for-4 with 2B, HR and 2 RBI...homered in each game of 3-contest set June 10-12 at SkyDome, going 7-for-11 in series north of border...enjoyed career night July 2 at Colorado, collecting 1st multi-HR game while driving in career-best 5 runs, scoring 4 runs and tying standard with 4 hits...finished 4-for-6 on evening, clubbing roundtrippers off Denny Neagle and Denny Stark...slumped down stretch, suffering through homerless, 7-for-44 (.159) spell over his final 28 games beginning July 26...was not included on Giants' post season roster for any of 3 playoff series.2001Excelled at triple-A level, but struggled during 3 different tours of duty with SF...hit Pacific Coast League pitching to tune of .308 avg. with 24 HRs and 71 RBI...was 5th amongst all Giants farmhands in avg. and 4th in HRs...however, was just 7-for-45 (.156) with 3 RBI in 19 ML games, including 0-for-21 spell to conclude campaign...began season on Major League DL, spending March 28-April 9 on list due to left patella tendinitis...suffered ailment in 1st and only game during Spring Training, as he injured knee running bases after singling...was recalled June 24 to take place of disabled J.T. Snow and later optioned July 5 when club acquired Brian Boehringer...appeared in all 10 games during stay with big club (9 starts, all at 1B), hitting safely in 5...produced game-winning hit June 29 vs. Cardinals, 2-out RBI-single in 8th to snap 2-2 tie...was recalled briefly July 27-Aug. 1, but did not play...earned Fresno Player of Month accolades for August after hitting robust .373 (41-for-110) with 8 HRs and 24 RBI in 29 games...recalled to SF for final time Sept. 1 and went 0-for-12 in 9 games (2 starts).2000Appeared on ML roster for 1st time after being recalled from Fresno Sept. 1...slugged 3 HRs in just 9 big league at-bats...hammered his 3rd homer Sept. 30 in Arizona, drilling pinch solo blast with 2 outs in 8th inning to snap Geraldo Guzman's shutout bid and tie game 1-1...his previous pinch homer was 3-run shot Sept. 10 off SD's Todd Erdos for 1st ML hit, HR and RBI...added 2nd ML blast Sept. 23 in 1st game of doubleheader vs. Diamondbacks, drilling 2-run shot off Guzman...began season at Fresno, marking 1st appearance at triple-A level...ranked 3rd in Pacific Coast League with career-high 106 RBI, while hitting .290 with 84 runs, 27 2Bs and 30 HRs...was 2nd among Giants farmhands in HRs and RBI, while finishing 9th in avg...earned Fresno's Player of Month honors for April and July...was named PCL Player of Week by Howe SportsData Aug. 21-27.1999Posted impressive offensive numbers, spending entire season at double-A Shreveport...led Captains in avg. (.273), 2Bs (33), HRs (20), RBI (82), walks (80) and games played (136)...his 129 hits were 2nd on club while 76 runs scored also ranked 2nd...his RBI total was 3rd-highest in SF chain...earned Shreveport's Player of Month honors in May and July...was named Texas League Player of Week by Howe SportsData for week ending May 23...was voted by teammates as Harry S. Jordan Award winner for best 1st-year player in ML Spring Training...following season, played with Mochis in Mexican Winter League.1998Split season between Shreveport and single-A San Jose...tied for 3rd in Giants organization with 21 HRs, while tying for 3rd with 88 RBI...was transferred to San Jose and found his stroke, hitting .284 with 10 2Bs, 3B, 7 HRs and 36 RBI in 48 contests...led SJ with 8 RBI in 9 California League post season contests, hitting .294 (10-for-34) with 2 2Bs and HR.1997Posted his finest season with single-A Bakersfield, establishing career highs in games (140), runs (98), 2Bs (34) and HRs (31)...earned both in-season and post-season California League All-Star honors...his HR and RBI totals were good for 2nd and 4th, respectively, among Giants minor leaguers...ranked among league leaders in games (1st), walks (2nd), total bases (283, 3rd), extra-base hits (66, T3rd), homers (4th) and runs (5th)...joined Mike Glendenning (33 HRs) to become 1st pair of Bakersfield teammates to hit 30-or-more homers in same season since 1954...their 123 combined clouts were 3rd-highest total in Blaze's 51-year history...was organization's Player of Month for April, when he lead all of minor league baseball with 11 HRs and was 2nd in country with 32 RBI.1996Opened his professional career at rookie-level Bellingham...tied for team lead with 12 HRs, while pacing club with 55 RBI.