Vernon Wells

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  • CF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1" /230

Vernon Wells MLB Career Stats

6642 .270 270 958 109 .778

Vernon Wells Bio

  • Full Name: Vernon Wells
  • Born: 12/8/1978 in Shreveport, LA
  • Draft: 1997, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (5th overall)
  • High School: Bowie, Arlington, TX
  • Debut: 8/30/1999
  • Last Game: 9/29/2013
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MLB Career Stats 6642 930 1794 270 958 109 .270 .319 .778


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Vernon Wells Stats

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Vernon Wells Advanced Stats

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Vernon Wells Statcast Events


Vernon Wells Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2003 Toronto AL
2006 Toronto AL
2010 Toronto AL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2003 Toronto AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2004 Toronto AL
2005 Toronto AL
2006 Toronto AL

Home Run Derby Participant

Year Team League
2010 Toronto AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/22/2003 Toronto AL
07/23/2006 Toronto AL

MLBPAA Blue Jays Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2006 Toronto AL
2008 Toronto AL

Blue Jays MVP

Year Team League
2005 Toronto AL
2006 Toronto AL
2008 Toronto AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
1999 Knoxville SOU
2000 Syracuse INT

Vernon Wells Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2003 .317 4th in AL
2006 .303 19th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2003 33 10th in AL
2005 28 14th in AL
2006 32 17th in AL
2010 31 7th in AL
2011 25 21st in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2002 100 20th in AL
2003 117 3rd in AL
2005 97 15th in AL
2006 106 15th in AL
2010 88 19th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2006 17 16th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2003 .909 13th in AL
2006 .899 16th in AL
2010 .847 16th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2003 .550 8th in AL
2006 .542 11th in AL
2010 .515 9th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2003 118 3rd in AL


Season H Rank
2002 167 22nd in AL
2003 215 1st in AL
2005 167 25th in AL
2006 185 9th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2002 34 23rd in AL
2003 49 1st in AL
2004 34 24th in AL
2006 40 13th in AL
2007 36 23rd in AL
2009 37 15th in AL
2010 44 7th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2003 5 20th in AL
2006 5 18th in AL
2011 4 25th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 159 6th in AL
2003 161 4th in AL
2005 156 20th in AL
2006 154 21st in AL
2009 158 9th in AL
2010 157 11th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2002 608 15th in AL
2003 678 3rd in AL
2005 620 15th in AL
2006 611 12th in AL
2007 584 23rd in AL
2009 630 9th in AL
2010 590 18th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2003 735 1st in AL
2005 678 20th in AL
2006 677 16th in AL
2009 684 13th in AL
2010 646 24th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2002 278 22nd in AL
2003 373 1st in AL
2005 287 21st in AL
2006 331 5th in AL
2010 304 7th in AL

Vernon Wells Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 15, 2014 New York Yankees released LF Vernon Wells.
January 10, 2014 New York Yankees designated LF Vernon Wells for assignment.
March 26, 2013 Los Angeles Angels traded LF Vernon Wells to New York Yankees for RF Exicardo Cayones and LHP Kramer Sneed.
July 27, 2012 Vernon Wells roster status changed by Los Angeles Angels.
July 26, 2012 Vernon Wells roster status changed by Salt Lake Bees.
July 20, 2012 sent CF Vernon Wells on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake Bees.
June 12, 2012 Los Angeles Angels transferred CF Vernon Wells from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
May 21, 2012 Los Angeles Angels placed CF Vernon Wells on the 15-day disabled list. Torn ulnar collateral ligament in right thumb.
June 7, 2011 Los Angeles Angels activated CF Vernon Wells from the 15-day disabled list.
June 5, 2011 sent CF Vernon Wells on a rehab assignment to Inland Empire 66ers.
May 10, 2011 Los Angeles Angels placed CF Vernon Wells on the 15-day disabled list. Right groin strain.
January 21, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays traded CF Vernon Wells to Los Angeles Angels for C Mike Napoli and LF Juan Rivera.

Vernon Wells Bio Info

Vernon Wells III...Attended Arlington (TX) Bowie High School where he was a first team All-American in baseball (1997) and All- State in baseball (OF) and football (QB)...Signed a letter of intent to play baseball at University of Texas...Ranked as Blue Jays' top prospect by several publications in 2000 & 2001...A two-time MLB Futures Game participant (1999-2000)...Played for Team USA in 2006 World Baseball Classic...His father, Vernon, was a wide receiver who played at TCU and attended training camp with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and played in the Canadian Football League...Vernon Sr. is an accomplished artist and has done several portaits of MLB players...Actively involved in the community participating in many events...His "Perfect 10" foundation aids many charities through various fundraising initiatives...Honored with 2010 Branch Rickey Award for his community involvement. 2012 Completed his 14th Major League season and second in an Angels uniform batting .230 (56-for-243) with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs...Raised average nearly 20 points from 2011 to 2012...Made one error in 74 games (589 innings) in outfield...Hit Angels organization's 7,000th home run on Sept. 11 off Oakland's Dan Straily...Hit .232 (39-for-168) with nine home runs off right-handers and .227 (17-for-75) and two homers of lefties...Batted .273 (15-for-55) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs in May before injuring right thumb and going onto the DL...Suffered injury May 20 at San Diego...Missed 55 games before being reinstated on July 27...Marked sixth career trip to the disabled list. 2011 Spent first season with Angels in 2011, his 10th full season in the Majors...Batted .218 (110/515) with 60 runs scored, 15 doubles, four triples, 25 home runs and 66 RBI...Reached 25 home runs for the eighth time in career... Finished with a career low OBP% of .248...218 batting average also established a career-low (previously .245 in 2007)...Came on strong over last month of season, hitting safely in 23 of 33 games with 17 extra-base hits (6 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR) and 20 RBI...Hit .284 vs. LHP & .187 vs. RHP...Angels were 35-14 when he hit cleanup...Homered on first pitch his initial at-bat August 12 at Toronto, the first player to spend 10+ seasons with one team then hit a HR in his first AB at his former home park since Frank Thomas did it with Oakland A's in his first game against the Chicago White Sox in 2006...Belted sixth career grand slam July 22 at Baltimore...Logged 22nd career multi-HR game June 13 at Seattle...Fourth career walk off RBI August 5 vs. Seattle in 1-0 win in 10th inning...Recalled from rehab and activated June 6 (missed 26 games with a right groin strain)...5th D.L. stint of career. 2010 Played in 157 games hitting .273 (161/590) with 44 doubles, 31 home runs and 88 RBI...515 slugging pct. marked his best since 2006 campaign (.542)...Named to third All-Star team (also 2003 & 2006)...Became just fourth Blue Jay to record at least three seasons of 30 or more home runs (Delgado, Carter and McGriff)... Finished 4th in A.L. in extra-base hits (78), 7th in doubles and 7th in home runs...On Sept. 13 played in his 1,350th game as a Blue Jay outfielder passing Lloyd Moseby for club record...Had three multi-homer games (Apr. 5 at TEX, June 24 vs. STL and Sept. 7 vs. TEX) to give him 21 for his career...Participated in HR Derby at Angel Stadium during All-Star Break...Hit .321 at home with 25 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 54 RBI in 77 games...Over the last 30 games of 2010, hit .303 (33/109) with six doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 21 RBI...Had a season high 14- game hitting streak (May 21-June 6) hitting .321 (18/56) with seven doubles and four home runs...Did not commit an error in 151 games in centerfield (359 total chances), the second time in his career he has posted an errorless season (also 2005 in 363 total chances). 2009 Completed his 11th big league season and 8th full season all with the Blue Jays... Posted double digit home runs for the 8th consecutive season... Had 630 at-bats were the 2nd highest total of his career... ALL-TIMER: Passed Lloyd Moseby, Tony Fernandez and George Bell during the season and now ranks 2nd on the club list for total bases with 2293... Aug. 15 at TB, surpassed Lloyd Moseby on the all-time Blue Jays hit list, now ranking 3rd with 1368 hits... Sept 18 at TB passed Tony Fernandez on the club list for doubles and runs scored and now ranks 2nd with 295 doubles and 3rd with 710 runs scored ... Sept 15 at NYY passed Ernie Whitt for 4th on the all-time Blue Jays games played list now with 1236... Also ranks 4th in at-bats (4880), 4th in home runs (192), 2nd in extra base hits (514), 4th in RBI (725) & his .470 slugging percentage ranks 7th among (min 2000 PA)... ROAD WARRIOR: Batted .300 on the road in 80 games, 2nd on the club to Marco Scutaro... NOT YOUR TYPICAL SPLITS: Batted .278 vs. right-handed pitchers with 12 home runs and 57 RBI, however vs. left-handed pitchers batted only .206 with three home runs and nine RBI... The .206 mark is now .100 points below his .306 career mark (post 2009)... FINISHING STRONG: Finished the month of September batting .312 (34-109) with nine extra base hits and 12 RBI in 29 games... Batted .330 over his final 27 games, collecting 11 multi-hit games, including three, three-hit games... RUNNING MAN: Swiped 17 bases to match his career high in 2006... It marked the 3rd time he has recorded 10 or more stolen bases in a season... FREE SWINGER: Ranked 4th in the AL, for fewest pitches seen per at-bat at 3.43, however his percentage of swings on the first pitch dropped to 26.0 %, dropping from his 35.6 % total coming into 2009... Batted .280 with five of his 15 home runs when swinging at the first pitch... IN THE FIELD: Made only one error in 155 games in centrefield for a .997 fielding percentage... His .997 percentage was T-1st in the majors with Tori Hunter, Carlos Gomez, Shane Victorino & Nate McLouth. 2008 In an injury plagued season, batted .300 with a Club high 20 home runs & 78 RBI in 108 games played this season... Despite only appearing in 108 games, hit 20 home runs in a season for the 6th time in his career... The six seasons of at least 20+ home runs ties him with George Bell for 3rd on the all-time Club list... Carlos Delgado holds the record with nine & Joe Carter ranks 2nd with seven... WHERE HE RANKS: Among the all-time offensive Club list, ranks 8th in games (1078), 5th in at bats (4250), 5th in runs (626), 5th in hits (1204), 3rd in doubles (258), 5th in home runs (177), 3rd in extra base hits (459), 4th in RBI (659) & 5th in total bases (2041)... Among Blue Jay outfielders on the all-time list ranks 3rd in games, 2nd in runs, 3rd in hits, 3rd in home runs, T-2nd in RBI & ranks 1st in extra base hits... Among American League centre fielders dating back to 2002, leads in games played (991), hits (1118), doubles (239), RBI (614) & 2nd in home runs (167)... On June 18 at MIL, passed Lloyd Moseby for 3rd on the all-time doubles list when he recorded his 243rd career double in the 6th inning off Ben Sheets... On June 26 vs. CIN, passed Tony Fernandez for 5th on the all-time Club RBI list when he doubled in Rios in the 5th inning off Edison Volquez... SOME GRAND TIMING: On Aug. 13 at DET hit a grand slam off Kenny Rogers, 5th of his career (previous on July 17, 2006 vs. TEX)... Ranks 3rd on the all-time Club grand slams list (Delgado leads with 9)... On Aug. 17 at BOS hit the 250th double of his career... On Aug. 23 vs. BOS his 1st multi-HR game of season & 17th of his career... On the last day of the season, hit two home runs in BAL for his 18th career multi-HR game... Recorded five RBI in that contest to match his career high (4th time, last May 31, 2005 vs. SEA)... MAKING HIS MARK: Homered in three straight contests (four total) from Aug. 23-26 representing the first time he had done so since 2003... On Sept. 25 vs. NYY hit a 2R HR off Carl Pavano, passing Lloyd Moseby for 4th on the all-time RBI list with the two RBI... ON THE SHELF: Had two stints on the disabled list this season... Was placed on the 15-day DL with a fractured left wrist on May 10, occurred on a sliding catch the night before in CLE... Made a rehab assignment with Dunedin (AA), appearing in two games (4-for-8 with four RBI) before being activated on June 7... Went back on the DL later in the season on July 10 (left hamstring strain)... Made a rehab assignment with Syracuse (AAA), appearing in two games (0-for-6) before being activated on Aug. 10... Missed a total of 52 games due to injury... FINISHING STRONG: Batted .318 (55-173) with 11 home runs & 36 RBI in 44 games to close out the season after coming off the DL on Aug. 10... Over that time, ranked T-3rd in the AL in home runs & T-7th in RBI... From Apr. 2-13 batted .370 (20-54) with three home runs & 14 RBI... Recorded an RBI in six straight games (10 total) from Apr. 3-11... Had a season high 10-game hit streak from May 2-June 8 (on DL in between)... Over that span, batted .472 (17-36) with six extra base hits & eight RBI... Hit .302 (38-126) with five home runs with runners in scoring position... Batted .325 (65-200) with 13 home runs & 40 RBI vs. the AL East this season... IN THE FIELD: In 100 games played in CF this season (99 starts), owned a .987 fielding %... Committed just three errors in 225 total chances & recorded five outfield assists. 2007 In 149 games this season, batted a career low .245 with 16 home runs and 80 RBI...Had a streak of five straight seasons with at least 20 home runs snapped...The five consecutive seasons of 20 plus home runs is tied for the 3rd longest in Club history...On Apr. 20 at BAL, appeared as a pinch-hitter for the 1st time since 2004...Was 2-for-5 with four RBI as a pinch hitter this season...Scored the 500th run of his career on May 11 vs. TB...Went 20 games and 82 at bats without a home run from Apr. 24-May 20...Following that home run on May 20, went 23 games and 88 at bats without his next home run, June 16 vs. WAS...Snapped a season high 0-for-18 hitless streak with a home run vs. the Rockies on June 22...ANOTHER MILESTONE: In that same contest on June 22, recorded his 1000th career hit on a single in the 7th inning off Buchholz...Became the 8th Blue Jay to reach 1,000 hits and did so in 890 career games (3rd fastest in Club history)... Shannon Stewart was the quickest to 1,000 hits when he did so in 819 games...Damaso Garcia was the 2nd fastest at 867 games...It took Vernon 3,509 career at bats to record hit 1,000 (4th fastest in Club history)...Shannon Stewart recorded his 1,000th hit in his 3,302nd at bat...On June 13 at SF, batted in the leadoff spot for the 1st time since July 11, 2002 vs. BOS...LEADING OFF: In 37 games as the leadoff hitter (35 starts), batted .228 (33-145) with eight home runs, 22 RBI and 20 runs scored...The 8-HR out of the leadoff spot ranked for the 6th most in the AL...GOING YARD: From June 22-25 hit three home runs over four contests...From July 2-6, hit four home runs over a four game span...On June 25 at MIN, hit his 150th career home run which moved him into sole possession of 5th place on the all-time Club home run list, surpassing Lloyd Moseby...Wells is just the 5th player in Club history to have hit 150 home runs as a Jay...On July 2 at OAK, enjoyed his 16th multi-HR game of his career, 1st since July 23, 2006 vs. NYY...On Aug. 14 vs. LAA, claimed sole possession of 5th on the all-time Club hit list with a 5th inning single (1,052nd career) , surpassing Joe Carter...On Sept. 5 at Fenway Park, hit a game winning two-run home run off Hideki Okajima in the 9th inning...ON THE SHELF: On Sept. 21, was placed on the 60-day disabled list (left shoulder)...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 25 to assess a cyst and repair the labrum in his left shoulder...Had the procedure performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama... IN THE FIELD: Among AL-CF, ranked 5th in fielding percentage at .991...Made just three errors in 329 total chances...Had five outfield assists this season... WHERE HE RANKS: Among the all-time Club offensive leaders, Wells ranks 6th in at bats (3823), 7th in runs (563), 5th in hits (1076), 5th in doubles (236), 5th in home runs (157), 6th in RBI (581), 6th in extra base hits (416), 7th in SLG (.478) and 6th in total bases (1829).

CAREER NOTES: Among the all-time Club offensive leaders, ranks 6th in at bats (3823), 7th in runs (563), 5th in hits (1076), 5th in doubles (236), 5th in home runs (157), 6th in RBI (581), 6th in extra base hits (416), 7th in SLG (.478) and 6th in total bases (1829)...Hit 20 plus home runs in five consecutive seasons from 2002-2006...Is one of three players in Blue Jays history with five or more seasons with 20 or more homers...In 2003 led the AL and set a franchise single season record with 215 hits...In 2002 became the youngest Blue Jay to drive in 100 or more runs in a season at the age of 23... In 2003 drove in 117 runs, becoming just the 3rd CF in ML history to record 100 RBI in each of his first two full seasons... The others are Joe DiMaggio (NYY) and Al Simmons (PHA)... DiMaggio drove in 125 in 1936 and 167 in 1937... Simmons drove in 125 in 1924 and 129 in 1925... Hit the franchise's 4000th home run off the Devil Ray's Joe Kennedy on Sept. 21, 2002 at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay...Holds the franchise single season record for CF with 33 home runs...On June 22, 2007 vs. BOS became the 8th Blue Jay to reach 1,000 hits and did so in 890 career games (3rd fastest in Club history)...Shannon Stewart was the quickest to 1,000 hits when he did so in 819 games...Damaso Garcia was the 2nd fastest at 867 games...It took Vernon 3,509 career at bats to record hit 1,000 (4th fastest in Club history). 2006 Captured his 3rd consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award (2004-2006)...Ranks alongside three other Blue Jays outfielders who have won these awards - Jesse Barfield (1986-1987), Devon White (1991-1995) and Shawn Green (1999)... Only four other Blue Jays have won multiple Gold Glove awards - Barfield, White, Roberto Alomar (1991-1995) and Tony Fernandez (1986-1989)... Became just the 4th player in franchise history to hit 20 or more home runs in five or more seasons, joining Carlos Delgado (9), Joe Carter (7), and George Bell (6)... Is T-3rd in Club history with 20 plus home runs in consecutive seasons (five, 2002-2006)...Led the team in at-bats (6110), hits (185), RBI (106), stolen bases (17), and total bases (331)...Recorded his 500th RBI of his career Sept. 24 vs. BOS...Hit his first three home run game of career May 30 vs. BOS, the most since C. Delgado hit a Club record four long balls on Sept. 25, 2003 vs. TB...The Blue Jays three consecutive wins April 12-14 were all punctuated by home runs from Wells, it marked the 3rd time in his career to have homered in three or more consecutive games... Had a hit streak of 12 games to begin the year, batting .420 (21-50) over that stretch... The 12-game hit streak to begin the season (measured in team games) is the longest by a Blue Jay in Club history, surpassing the mark of 10 straight team games with a hit to begin a season (John Mayberry in 1979)...Hit nine home runs in April establishing a new monthly high (previous best was eight in June '03 and July '03)... Batted .396 for the month of April (2nd in AL)... Reached base safely in his and the Club's first 29 games of the season... Reaching base in 29 straight team games, to begin a season, is the longest by any Blue Jay in Club history... It also represented the longest streak in the Majors this season, becoming the 13th time a Jay has done so and 9th different player...On July 20 vs. NYY, hit his 3rd career walk-off home run in the 11th inning off Yankee closer Mariano Rivera... Of the 32 home runs Vernon Wells had hit this season, 11 of them have come against the Boston Red Sox (8) & New York Yankees (3)... The 11 home runs vs. those two Clubs are most by any player since Carlos Delgado hit 11 in 2001... Hit eight HR vs. BOS (three shy of the all-time record for homers vs. Red Sox in a season, shared by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig &Mickey Mantle)... Was named AL Player of the Week (July 17-23), hitting .448 (13-29) with a .966 slugging %, three doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI & 28 total bases... It marked the 2nd time in his career to capture Player of the Week honours. 2005 Was named as a Rawlings Gold Glove Winner for the 2nd consecutive year... Was the first Blue Jay to win back-to-back Gold Gloves since Roberto Alomar (1991-1995) and Devon White (1991-1995)...Led the Blue Jays with 28 home runs and 97 RBI...Became just the 6th player in franchise history to hit 20 or more home runs in 5 or more seasons, joining Carlos Delgado (9), Joe Carter (7), George Bell (6), Jesse Barfield (4) and Fred McGriff (4)... Furthermore, becomes the 3rd player in Club history to hit at least 20 or more home runs in at least 5 consecutive seasons... Collected a team-high 61 extra-base hits...Had a team-high 52 multi-hit games on the season, including 12 three-hit games... Hit .245 with 16 home runs against right-handed pitchers...Led all AL outfielders in fielding percentage at 1.000... Did not commit an error in 363 total chances, recording 351 putouts and 12 outfield assists. 2004 Was named as a Rawlings Gold Glove Winner for the first time in his career...First Blue Jay to win the award since Shawn Green in 1999...Was third consecutive season to hit 20 plus home runs, becoming just the 7th Blue Jay to do so...Last two homer game came on Sept. 16 at SkyDome vs. BAL, with 2nd home run reaching the 500 level (445 feet)...June 4 at OAK recorded 500th career hit, 2nd inning double off Harden...June 16 though July 15 (ASB) was on the disabled list with a strain in the right calf...Returned from the DL on July 16 for the first game after the ASB in TEX and went 3-3 (all singles)...July 28 at Rogers Centre vs. NYY hit a 10th inning walk-off home run for a 3-2 win... Was 2nd career walk-off homer and first career extra inning home run...Led AL centerfielders with a .997 fielding mark... Placed 2nd among all AL outfielders in fielding percentage. 2003 Set the Blue Jays single season record and led the ML with 215 hits...Did not go hitless in three straight games all season...Went hitless in two straight on just five occasions during the season (Apr. 26-27, May 28-29, July 31-Aug. 1, Aug. 17-19 & Sept. 24-25)...Was 4th in the AL in batting (.317)... June 23 was named AL Player of the Week (shared with Koskie-MIN) after batting .476 (10-21), with 27 total bases, five home run and 10 RBI... Was selected to the AL All-Star team for the first time in his career... Received his first career Silver Slugger Award from Louisville Slugger... Established the Blue Jays franchise record with his 214th hit on Sept. 27 vs. CLE in the 1st inning with an infield single...Became just the 2nd Blue Jay and first to lead the league in hits since Paul Molitor in 1993...Led the AL with 21 three-hit games... Hit in a career high 20 straight games from June 6-28 (.384, 33-86)...Had 373 total bases, 2nd most in franchise history in a single season (Delgado-378)... Had 678 at bats, nine short of the club record set by Tony Fernandez in 1986 (687)... For the second straight season recorded 100 plus RBI (117)... Just the 3rd CF in ML history to record 100 RBI in each of his first two full seasons... The others are Joe DiMaggio (NYY) and Al Simmons (PHA)... DiMaggio drove in 125 in 1936 and 167 in 1937... Simmons drove in 125 in 1924 and 129 in 1925...Had 84 RBI prior to the All-Star Break, 2nd most in franchise history (Delgado, 97 in 2003)...Set career high and a franchise record for CF with 33 home runs...Hit first career grand slam on April 9 vs. BOS... Hit 2nd career slam on May 3 vs. ANA... June 19-22 homered in four straight games (five total). 2002 In first full season in the major leagues batted .275 with 23 home runs and became the youngest Blue Jay at the age of 23 to drive in 100 runs...Played in a team high 159 games and led the team in total bases with 278...July 22 at Baltimore recorded first career multi homer game with two solo homers off Jason Johnson... Both homers on July 22 at Baltimore were back-to-back....September 21 at Tampa Bay hit the franchise's 4000th home run (off Joe Kennedy) and drove in the winning run with a sac-fly in the 11th inning... September 25 vs. Baltimore became youngest Blue Jay to drive in 100 runs, solo home run off Lopez... Was tied for second among AL center fielders with 11 assists and had the third highest fielding percentage among AL center fielders at .995. 2001 Was recalled to Toronto on May 11 as Jose Cruz Jr. was placed on the disabled list... Started eight straight games and hit .267 before being optioned to Syracuse on May 21...Led the SkyChiefs in hits (116) and games (107)... Was recalled from Syracuse on August 26. 2000 Spent the season with Syracuse and was a September call-up with Toronto... Participated in the MLB Futures game as part of the All-Star festivities... Was recalled to Toronto on September 1...Rated by Baseball America as the best prospect in the Blue Jays organization, the best defensive outfielder in the International League and the 7th best prospect in the league. 1999 Played in four levels of baseball, including the major leagues, all in the same season...Was named the Florida State League MVP and was selected as the MVP of the of the FSL All-Star game... Rated by Baseball America as the FSL's Most Exciting Player, Best Batting Prospect, and Best Defensive Outfielder... Was transferred to the Knoxville Smokies of the Southern League (AA) on June 23 where he hit .340 in 26 games with three home runs and 17 RBI... Participated in the Futures Game at Fenway Park as part of the All-Star Game festivities... Promoted to Syracuse of the International League (AAA) on July 26 and hit .310 with four home runs and 21 RBI... Combined, he led the Blue Jays minor league organization hitting .334 in 129 games with 18 home runs and 81 RBI... Contract was purchased by Toronto on August 30... Made his ML debut that day starting in center field and was 0-3 with an outfield assist... Collected his first hit in the majors on September 1, a double off Minnesota's Eric Milton... On September 13 hit his first ML home run off the Yankees' Orlando Hernandez (1R)... Was selected to the Howe Sportsdata 1999 All-Prospect team... Named by Baseball America as the best prospect in the organization... Participated in the Arizona Fall League with Peoria. 1998 Finished fourth in the league with 35 doubles...In the playoffs hit .476 (10-21) in five games with three doubles, four runs and two RBI... Rated fifth best prospect in the organization by Baseball America and ninth best in the South Atlantic League. 1997 Made pro debut with St. Catharines and tied for third in New York-Penn League (A) with 10 home runs and 31 extra- base hits, was tied for fourth with 20 doubles and fifth with 52 runs and a .504 slugging pct... Named second-best prospect in New York-Penn League by Baseball America... Named to league All-Star team... Named league Player-of-the-Week from July 21-27, hit .536 (15-28) with 7 runs, two homers and five RBI... Named second-best prospect in organization by Baseball America... Played Winter ball for Sydney in Australia, hit .280 with five home runs and 22 RBI.