Married Megan ... participated in a White Sox Training Academy camp at U.S. Cellular Field in 2004 ... graduated
in 1995 from Malvern Prep School (Penn.) ... batted .507 (36-71) with six home runs and 37 RBI as a senior ... ranked
as the second-best prospect by Baseball America in the 1995 draft ... was also tabbed by the same publication as
being the Best Defensive Catcher and the high school player closest to the majors ... his older brother, Glenn, was
the Los Angeles Dodgers' first-round pick (25th overall) in 1997 out of Vanderbilt.2004Combined to hit .207 (40-193) with six home runs and 18 RBI in 68 games between
Seattle and White Sox ... was acquired from the Mariners with pitcher Freddy Garcia on 6/27
in exchange for catcher Miguel Olivo and minor leaguers Michael Morse and Jeremy Reed ...
hit .231 (21-160) with six home runs and 16 RBI with the Sox, up from .091 (3-33) and two RBI
with Seattle ... compiled a .993 (3 E/429 TC) combined fielding percentage ... the Sox pitching
staff owned a 5.15 ERA (227 ER/397.0 IC) when he was behind the plate (5.21 overall) ... threw
out 22.0 percent (9-41) of attempted baserunners with the Sox and 24.4 percent (11-45) overall
... Sox were 20-21 in his starts ... hit .222 (30-135) left handed and .172 (10-58) from the right
side ... average reached .257 (27-105) on 8/19, but hit just .148 (13-88) over his final 26 games
... hit .407 (22-54) with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in 19 games from 7/22-8/18 ... was 0-25 from 9/14-29 ... five of six home runs came vs. righties, and three came vs. Detroit ... was 6-40 (.150)
with runners in scoring position ... batted .075 (3-40) in the first half and .242 (37-153) after the break ... totaled seven
multihit efforts (Sox went 6-1) ... hit .311 (23-74) in August ... made his Sox debut on 7/2 at the Cubs, going 0-1 ...
collected a season-high three hits on 8/3 at Kansas City and 8/18 vs. Detroit ... drove in a season-best three RBI
on 8/1 at Detroit and 8/13 at Boston ... hit game-ending single off Rafael Betancourt on 8/8 vs. Cleveland ... began
the season with the Mariners and batted .091 (3-33) in 14 games before being optioned to Class AAA Tacoma on
5/6 ... hit .248 (35-141) with four home runs and 15 RBI with the Rainers ... hit safely in 16 consecutive starts from
5/23-6/12, going 19-60 (.317).2003
Spent season splitting backstop duties with Dan Wilson.
Appeared in 80 games, hitting .236 (58x246) with six home runs and 42 RBI.
Hit go-ahead home run off Ricardo Rincon to lead off the 11th inning April 3 in Oakland.
Tied a club record with three doubles June 21 at San Diego.
Had a nine-game hitting streak April 12-May 9 (14x32/.438).
Homered in consecutive starts April 26 vs. Detroit and April 29 at New York (AL), going 3x7 with 4 RBI in those games.
Season-high 4 RBI May 27 at Kansas City, going 2x5 with a home run.
Batted .304 (14x46) in June and .282 (11x39) in July but just .130 (6x46) in August.
Walked seven times in six games July 20-July 31.
Hit .281 (16x57) vs. left-handed pitchers.
Batted .299 (20x67) with runners in scoring position.
Hit safely in 41 of 66 starts, and Mariners were 37-29 in his starts.
Traded to Seattle with IF Alex Arias and RHP Wascar Serrano by the San Diego Padres for C Tom Lampkin, RHP Brett Tomko and IF Ramon Vazquez on Dec. 11, 2001.
2002Had a .998 fielding percentage in 77 games behind the plate ... threw out 44 percent of would be base stealers (18-for-41) ... batted .300 (21-for-70) with runners in scoring position, and was 6-for-11 with two home runs with the bases loaded ... hit .294 (37-for-126) with six home runs on the road as opposed to .216 (22-for-102) with one home run at home ... batted .294 (30-for-102) in the second half, raising his average from .216 at the break to .259 at the end of the season ... all seven of his home runs came from the left side of the plate ... hit first American League home run and first homer of the season May 4 at New York ... had nine-game hitting streak May 17-June 6, going 13-for-29 during that span ... was 11-for-21 with five consecutive multihit games May 26-June 4 ... went 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs June 2 at Baltimore ... had 5 hits and 4 runs scored over two games, July 25 vs. Texas and July 30 vs. Cleveland ... belted game-winning home run and had 4 RBIs Aug. 1 vs. Cleveland ... hit first triple of season Aug. 4 vs. Cleveland ... hit safely in 13 of 15 starts, going 20-for-59 (.339), from July 6-Aug. 31 ... set career highs with 2 home runs and 5 RBIs in 12-4 win at Cleveland Aug. 25; hit second career grand slam in the third inning and added a solo shot in the sixth ... finished August with a .308 average (12-for-39), 4 homers and 15 RBIs on the month ... hit second grand slam of season Sept. 8 at KC, entering as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning before going 2-for-3 with 2 runs and 4 RBIs ... belted pinch-hit, three-run home run on final day of season, Sept. 29 at Anaheim.
Traded to Seattle with IF Alex Arias and RHP Wascar Serrano by the San Diego Padres for C Tom Lampkin, RHP Brett Tomko and IF Ramon Vazquez on Dec. 11, 2001.2001Had first full season in the Majors, making 122 starts ... finished 8th among ML catchers with 1,076.2 innings caught ... caught 32.7 percent of would-be base stealers, gunning down 34 in 104 attempts ... started 13 straight games April 25-May 9 ... hit first career grand slam May 1 at Chicago (Jason Bere), matching his career-high of 4 RBIs ... broke up Curt Schilling's no-hit bid in the bottom of the 8th inning May 26 vs. Arizona with a bunt single ... started 15 straight games June 1-16 ... batted .276 (69-for-250) prior to the All-Star break ... made first two career appearances at first base Aug. 30 at St. Louis and Sept. 2 vs. Arizona, starting Sept. 2 ... collected three hits in consecutive games, Sept. 14 and 26 at Colorado ... batted .274 (32-for-117) with runners in scoring position ... batted 7-for-17 (.412) with the bases loaded.2000Split the 2000 season between San Diego and Las Vegas, enjoying 2 stints with the Padres...appeared in 7 games in April; returned ot San Diego for the season on July 8...was sidelined by a strained left oblique muscle Aug. 13-Sept. 1...batting .149 at the time of the injury, returned to hit .321 (18x56) with 2 homers and 9 RBI in his final 18 games beginning Sept. 3...homered in back-to-back games for the 2nd time in his career on September 19-20 in Colorado...started 12 of the season's final 14 contests...threw out 7 of 27 runners attempting to steal, 26 percent.1999opened 1999 season at triple-A Las Vegas but was recalled by the Padres on June 23b&hit .308 (62x101) with 7 home runs and 44 RBI in 58 games for Las Vegas...was riding a 23-game hit streak at the time of his recall...started 71 of 93 games for San Diego after his recall, including 19 in a row, July 20-August 8b&homered in consecutive games July 21-22, 1999 at San Francisco...hit .325 in His first 34 games, but .178 in his final 41 contests...collected his first ML hit June 26 vs. Colorado, a 2nd-inning single off Mark Brownson...stole his first base July 16 at Seattle...hit first home run July 18 in Anaheim, off Mike Fyhrie...in his first 32 games, posted hit streaks of 10 and 11 games, hitting safely in 10 in a row June 26-July 6 (14x42/.333) and in a career-best 11 games July 18-30 (18x41/.439)...batted .344 (32x93) with 6 doubles, 3 homers and 15 RBI in 26 games in July...posted first career 4-hit game, September 15 vs. Atlanta, going finished 4x4 with a solo home run off John Smoltz.1998Named a Southern League All-Star in 1998 after batting .286 with 14 home runs and 75 RBI in 116 games with Mobile...named catcher on Howe Sportsdata's 1998 Minor League All-Star Team...threw out 57 percent of the runners who tried to steal against him, gunning down 47 of 83, with Mobile...had his contract purchased on Sept. 19 and made ML debut Sept. 25 at Arizona as defensive replacement in the 7th inning; reached on an error in the ninth inning in first ML at-bat.1997Batted .278 with 17 homers and 76 RBI in 122 games in 1997...posted a .987 fielding percentage and threw out 59 of 159 opponents attempting to steal (37 percent).1996Playing for single-A Rancho Cucamonga in 1996, was limited to DH duty for the first month of the season due to a sore right elbow...threw out 25 of 98 (26%) opponents trying to steal.1995Named to the Pioneer League All-Star team in 1995, his pro debut...batted .279 with 5 homers and 46 RBI in 52 games at Idaho Falls.