David Eckstein

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  • SS
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 7"/175

David Eckstein MLB Career Stats

.280 35 392 123 .701

David Eckstein Bio

  • Full Name: David Mark Eckstein
  • Born: 1/20/1975 in Sanford, FL
  • Draft: 1997, Boston Red Sox, 19th rd. (581st overall)
  • College: Florida
  • Debut: April 3, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2010
  • Relationship(s): brother of Rick Eckstein
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MLB Career Stats 5041 701 1414 35 392 123 .280 .345 .701


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David Eckstein Awards

World Series MVP

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2002 Anaheim AL
2006 St. Louis NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL
2006 St. Louis NL

Babe Ruth Award

Year Team League
2002 Anaheim AL
2006 St. Louis NL

MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2005 St. Louis NL

MLBPAA Padres Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2009 San Diego NL

MLBPAA Cardinals Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2006 St. Louis NL

Favorite New Padre Award

Year Team League
2009 San Diego NL

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
1999 Trenton EAS

David Eckstein Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2001 .285 24th in AL
2002 .293 24th in AL
2005 .294 16th in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2001 29 13th in AL
2002 21 13th in AL
2003 16 23rd in AL
2004 16 22nd in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2002 .363 23rd in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2002 107 11th in AL
2004 92 25th in AL
2005 90 21st in NL


Season H Rank
2001 166 16th in AL
2002 178 12th in AL
2005 185 6th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2002 6 6th in AL
2005 7 7th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2002 152 25th in AL
2005 158 11th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2001 582 21st in AL
2002 608 15th in AL
2005 630 4th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2001 664 23rd in AL
2002 702 7th in AL
2005 713 5th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2002 13 2nd in AL
2003 5 24th in AL
2005 8 13th in NL
2006 6 19th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2001 21 1st in AL
2002 27 1st in AL
2003 15 6th in AL
2004 13 6th in AL
2005 13 7th in NL
2006 15 4th in NL
2007 12 10th in NL
2008 8 20th in AL
2009 9 16th in NL
2010 9 8th in NL

David Eckstein Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2010 2B David Eckstein elected free agency.
August 21, 2010 San Diego Padres activated 2B David Eckstein from the 15-day disabled list.
August 18, 2010 sent 2B David Eckstein on a rehab assignment to Fort Wayne TinCaps.
July 21, 2010 San Diego Padres placed 2B David Eckstein on the 15-day disabled list. Right calf strain.
July 28, 2009 San Diego Padres activated 2B David Eckstein from the 15-day disabled list.
July 6, 2009 San Diego Padres placed 2B David Eckstein on the 15-day disabled list. strained right hamstring

David Mark Eckstein Bio Info

David Mark Eckstein...married to actress Ashley Eckstein, who is the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Cartoon Network's hit show Star Wars, The Clone Wars...graduated from Seminole (FLA) High School in 1993 where he was a two-time All-State baseball selection and member of the state championship team...attended the University of Florida and was a walk-on with the Gators baseball team in the fall of 1994...honored as a two-time All-Southeastern Conference first-team All American and a threetime SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (1995-97)...became the first two-time GTE Academic All-American in Gator history and played for the 1996 College World Series team that finished third in the nation...his brother, Rick, is hitting coach for the Washington Nationals...co-authored his autobiography "Have Heart," a first-person account of overcoming adversity. 2009 In his first year with the Padres, played in 136 games, including 124 starts at second base... missed 19 games while on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring...signed a one-year extension 8/22. Reached base safely via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 107 of the 133 games in which he had at least one plate appearance... posted a .323 on-base percentage...Ranked second on the team (Kouzmanoff), being hit by nine pitches...tied for 16th in the National League...Set a career high with 27 doubles, besting his previous mark of 26 set in 2001 (with ANA) and 2005 (with STL)...Ranked second in the Majors and led the National League with a .996 fielding percentage at second base...made just two errors in 556 total chances...ranked tied with Placido Polanco for the fewest errors by a qualifying second baseman...Fourth most difficult batter to strikeout in the NL, fanning once every 12.35 plate appearances...Hit .340 (72-for-212) with runners on base, .311 (37-for-119) with runners in scoring position and .317 (19-for-60) with runners in scoring position and two outs. 2008 Combined to hit .265 (86-for-324) with 21 doubles, two home runs and 27 RBI...The Blue Jays shortstop to begin the season, starting 29 of the team's first 34 games...Strung together a season-high, eight-game hit streak on two occasions: 4/3-12 (.333, 11-for-33) and 6/5-14 (.357, 10-for-28)...Placed on the 15-day disabled list 5/7 due to a strained right groin...reinstated 5/27 and made 27 starts at shortstop, nine as designated hitter and four at second base before his 8/31 trade to ARI...Start at second base 8/1 at TEX marked his first action at the position since his rookie season in 2001...Acquired by ARI 8/31 in exchange for RHP Chad Beck...Started 18 of the D-backs final 26 games at second base and did not commit an error in 95 total chances. 2007 Surpassed the .300 mark for the first time in his Big League career, hitting .309 (134-for-434)... finished second on the Cardinals to Albert Pujols in both batting and hits despite missing time due to injury...Led the Cardinals in hit by pitches (12) and stolen bases (10)...second on the club with 42 multi-hit tilts and tied Pujols for the team lead with 13, three-hit contests...Made a career-high 20 errors (7 throwing, 13 fielding)...marked the most by a STL shortstop since Edgar Renteria had 24 in 2001...Each of his three home runs were leadoff shots, the most by a Cardinal since Tony Womack hit three in 2004...Notched three hits and drove in STL's lone run in the season opener 4/1 vs. NY (NL)...extended his Opening Day hit streak to seven games...Scored his 500th career run on 4/9 at PIT...Improved his season batting average by 100 points from 5/12-6/12 (.207 to .307), batting .449 (35-78) over 20 games...Collected his 1,000th career hit on 6/10 vs. LA (AL), enjoying a three-hit game...6/13 at KC, left the game in the fourth inning with lower back tightness...placed on the DL 6/14...missed 23 games before coming off the DL on 7/13...Hit .306 (74-for-242) in the second half, sixth among NL shortstops (min. 200 PA) and 10th among Major Leaguers at the position...Finished fifth among NL batters in September (.391; 34-for-87), raising his average from .288 to .309 in season's final month. 2006 A National League All-Star for the second straight season...named the World Series Most Valuable Player after hitting .364 in the Fall Classic against the Tigers...Ranked second among NL batters in percent of making contact, missing just 64 of 898 swings (7.1 percent)...fourth in the NL in fewest strikeouts per total plate appearances (1/13.46 AB)...Finished tied for fourth in the NL with 15 HBP...Was a late selection to the NL All-Star squad, chosen by NL Manager Phil Garner to replace the injured Jose Reyes (NYM)...Returned to the lineup 6/20 after missing three games with a mild concussion...Left the game 8/18 at CHI (NL) (3rd inning) with a left oblique strain suffered in a slide at home...missed 24 games 8/19-9/15 on the DL...Made his first start after the injury 9/22 at HOU, going 3-for-4 with his fourth career leadoff homer...Removed from the game on 9/24 at HOU with a left hamstring strain...In Game 4 of the NLCS vs. NY, hit a solo homer to lead off the fifth, his second career postseason long ball...recorded a squeeze bunt in the sixth inning, his second career postseason squeeze bunt (also Game 2, 2005 NLDS vs. SD)...first player since 1930 to have more than one RBI sac bunt in postseason play...Garnered World Series MVP honors with a .364 average and a team-high-tying eight hits and four RBI...Eight hits marked the second most by a Cardinals shortstop in a single World Series...Tommy Thevenow had 10 hits in the 1926 World Series...Went a combined 0-for-9 in Games 1 and 2 at DET but tallied eight hits in the final three games after the series shifted to STL...Was the only Cardinal to record multi-hits in the Game 3 win, notching two singles and scoring after a walk...Went 4-for-5 with three doubles in Game 4 and drove in the game-winning run...became the third player in the past 50 years to collect three doubles in a World Series game, joining Trot Nixon (BOS, 2004, GM 4) and Bret Boone (ATL, 1999, GM 3)...the eighth Cardinal to have four hits in a World Series contest...Knocked in the go-ahead run with a groundout in the fourth inning of Game 5...finished with two hits and two RBI in the championship-clinching game. 2005 Earned his first All-Star selection in his first season in the National League after signing with the Cardinals in December...Matched single-season career high with eight homers...Led all of Major League Baseball in making contact, missing on just 5.0 percent of his swings (57 of 1,149)...Second in the NL in fewest strikeouts per total plate appearances (1/16.20 AB) and fourth in at-bats (630)...Placed fourth in the Majors (min. 100 PA) with a .373 average (47-for-126) with runners in scoring position...Finished tied for first in the NL with 57 multi-hit games...Led Cardinals batters in hit by pitches (13) and triples (7)...Became just the fourth Opening Day shortstop for STL in the last 24 seasons joining Ozzie Smith (1982-95), Royce Clayton (1996-98) and Edgar Renteria (1999-2004)...Reached base safely in all five plate appearances 4/8 vs. PHI and eight straight overall dating back to 4/6...Made a career-high three errors 5/22 at KC...Broke a 1-1 tie 7/6 at ARI with a ninth-inning suicide squeeze to score the winning run...delivered game-winning run in the 11th 7/22 vs. CHI (NL) with a one-out squeeze bunt single...Started his first career All-Star game 7/12 at DET...went 0-for-2 batting eighth...79 hits from 8/1 through the end of the season were second in the Majors behind SEA's Randy Winn (83)...Hit safely in 30 of his final 34 games from 8/26-10/4 (.374, 52-for- 139)...Batted .385 (5-for-13) in the Division Series vs. SD with one home run and four RBI...five hits matched the team high (Pujols)...Went 4-for-20 (.200) in the six-game NLCS vs. HOU, scoring a teamhigh five runs...the four hits came in a pair of two-hit, two-run efforts in Games 1 and 5. 2004 Made his fourth consecutive Opening Day start with ANA...led all Major League shortstops with a .988 fielding percentage...Was the second most difficult batter to fan in the American League (1/13.00 AB)...Finished fourth in the AL with 14 sacrifice bunts...Missed 18 games during the season with multiple injuries but did not go on the DL (strained right groin and right hamstring; bruised left knee)...Teamed with Adam Kennedy as the first second base-shortstop tandem to start three consecutive Opening Days for the Angels since Bobby Knoop and Jim Fregosi started six straight, 1964-69...Career-best, 18-game hit streak (5th longest in AL), 5/14-6/3 (.431, 31-for- 72)...Went 5-for-5 6/2 vs. BOS, establishing career best in hits...became the first player to go 4-for-4 off Pedro Martinez since Rick Wilkins with SF in 1996...Hit safely in all three games of the ALDS vs. BOS and started each game at shortstop...hit .333 (4-for-12) with two runs scored in the series. 2003 Multiple injuries limited him to 120 games...went on the disabled list for the first time in his career in August. Posted a .984 fielding percentage, second among AL shortstops behind TEX's Alex Rodriguez (.989)...Ranked among the top 10 AL leaders in sacrifice bunts (T-4th, 10) and hit by pitch (T-6th, 15) for third consecutive season...Struck out just once every 11.5 at-bats for the fifth-best ratio in the AL...Placed on 15-day disabled list 8/19 (retro to 8/18) due to nerve irritation in his right hamstring...also had MRI on his lower back (inflamed nerve) 8/18...activated 9/9...Missed six games due to a deep bruise and strain in his right shoulder as a result of collision with Garret Anderson, 7/6 at OAK (7th inning). 2002 Posted a .293 average, tying the Angels record for the highest single-season mark by a shortstop (min. 100 games)...knocked a Major League-best three grand slams...hit safely in 13 of 16 postseason games en route to ANA's World Series title...Angels were 58-17 when he scored a run...Led the AL with 14 sac bunts...second in fewest strikeouts per total plate appearances (1/15.95 AB)...Hit by a pitch a Major League most 27 times...plunked for the 22nd time 8/9 at TOR, breaking his own club record from 2001 (21)...His 63 RBI ranked third among ML leadoff hitters, behind Yankees Alfonso Soriano (102) and Twins Jacque Jones (85)...Led Majors with three grand slams, connecting for third grand slam 6/9 vs. CIN (2nd inning), joining Joe Rudi (1978 and 1979) as only second Angel to post three grand slams in one season...joined Kirby Puckett (1992) as only players 5' 8" or under in last 20 years to post three grand slams or more in one season...First career grand slam 4/27 vs. TOR (5th inning)...connected for walk-off grand slam the next game (4/28 vs. TOR), becoming 21st player and first shortstop in ML history to hit grand slams in consecutive games...also first player since Albert Belle (6/14-15/00) and the second Angel to accomplish the feat (also, Willie Aikens, 6/13-14/79 vs. TOR)...was the first player in ML history whose first two career grand slams came in consecutive contests...In the postseason, tallied six multi-hit efforts en route to hitting .294...Limited to three runs through first two rounds of the playoffs before scoring six runs during seven games of the Fall Classic...Went 3-for-5 with three runs in Game 2 of the World Series in ANA's 11-10 comeback win...Started three-run rally with leadoff single in the third inning of Game 7 of the World Series...Halos scored three runs in the inning to go up 4-1 for good...After the season, was on the MLB All-Star Series team that toured Japan...ranked second on the club in batting .429 (6-for-14)...Named among the best hit-and-run batters in Baseball America's "Best Tools" edition. 2001 His first full season in the Angels organization; made his Major League debut on Opening Day and spent the whole season with the Big League club...Hit .285, finishing second all-time among Angel rookies (Wally Joyner, .290)...126 games at shortstop marked most by ANA rookie since Gary DiSarcina in 1992 (157 games)...Led the AL with 21 hit by pitches, establishing a Major League rookie mark, held previously by Frank Robinson (20 HBP, CIN, 1956)...also established an Angels single-season club record...16 sac hits led AL and set ANA rookie mark...Ranked second in AL in fewest strikeouts per total plate appearances (1/11.07 AB)...Finished among AL rookie leaders in average (2nd), multi-hit games (2nd, 45), runs scored (2nd, 82), hits (2nd, 166), total bases (3rd, 208), doubles (3rd, 26), stolen bases (4th, 29), walks (1st, 43) and on-base percentage (2nd, .355)...Received the Fred Haney Award as the outstanding rookie in Spring Training...Made his Major League debut on Opening Day, 4/3 at TEX, as the starting second baseman...finished 1-for-3, collecting his first Big League hit (single to left) off Kenny Rogers in the eighth inning...Hit safely in the first nine games of his Major League career, 4/3-12 (.406, 13-for-32).