Scott Podsednik

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  • LF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/185

Scott Podsednik MLB Career Stats

.281 42 312 309 .719

Scott Podsednik Bio

  • Full Name: Scott Eric Podsednik
  • Born: 3/18/1976 in West, TX
  • Draft: 1994, Texas Rangers, 3rd rd. (85th overall)
  • High School: West, TX
  • Debut: July 6, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2012
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MLB Career Stats 3906 563 1096 42 312 309 .281 .339 .719


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Scott Podsednik Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Chi White Sox AL

Rookie of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2003 Milwaukee NL

MLB Players Choice NL Outstanding Rookie

Year Team League
2003 Milwaukee NL

Brewers Harvey Kuenn Award

Year Team League
2003 Milwaukee NL

Brewers Top Newcomer Award

Year Team League
2003 Milwaukee NL

Scott Podsednik Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2003 .314 11th in NL
2009 .304 16th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2003 43 2nd in NL
2004 70 1st in NL
2005 59 2nd in AL
2006 40 5th in AL
2009 30 8th in AL
2010 30 11th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2003 .379 22nd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2003 100 13th in NL


Season H Rank
2003 175 14th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2003 8 3rd in NL
2004 7 9th in NL
2006 6 10th in AL
2009 6 14th in AL
2010 6 7th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2003 154 25th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2004 640 5th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2004 713 4th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2003 10 6th in NL
2004 13 2nd in NL
2005 23 1st in AL
2006 19 1st in AL
2007 5 24th in AL
2009 13 4th in AL
2010 12 5th in AL

Scott Podsednik Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2012 CF Scott Podsednik elected free agency.
August 10, 2012 Boston Red Sox signed free agent CF Scott Podsednik.
August 2, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks released CF Scott Podsednik.
July 31, 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks traded LHP Craig Breslow to Boston Red Sox for RHP Matt Albers and CF Scott Podsednik.
July 6, 2012 Boston Red Sox optioned CF Scott Podsednik to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 29, 2012 sent CF Scott Podsednik on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 19, 2012 Scott Podsednik roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
May 22, 2012 Boston Red Sox selected the contract of CF Scott Podsednik from Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 12, 2012 Philadelphia Phillies traded CF Scott Podsednik to Boston Red Sox for cash.
May 12, 2012 Scott Podsednik assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 9, 2012 Scott Podsednik roster status changed by Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
April 5, 2012 Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed OF Scott Podsednik on the temporarily inactive list.
April 4, 2012 OF Scott Podsednik assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
November 30, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent OF Scott Podsednik to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2011 CF Scott Podsednik elected free agency.
September 3, 2011 Lehigh Valley IronPigs activated CF Scott Podsednik from the 7-day disabled list.
August 25, 2011 sent CF Scott Podsednik on a rehab assignment to GCL Phillies.
June 11, 2011 Lehigh Valley IronPigs placed CF Scott Podsednik on the 7-day disabled list. Sprained left foot.
May 28, 2011 CF Scott Podsednik assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Philadelphia Phillies.
May 27, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent CF Scott Podsednik to a minor league contract.
May 11, 2011 Las Vegas 51s released CF Scott Podsednik.
April 25, 2011 CF Scott Podsednik assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Dunedin Blue Jays.
April 22, 2011 Scott Podsednik assigned to Dunedin Blue Jays from Las Vegas 51s.
April 4, 2011 Scott Podsednik assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Toronto Blue Jays.
February 16, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent LF Scott Podsednik to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 7, 2010 LF Scott Podsednik elected free agency.
July 29, 2010 Kansas City Royals Traded LF Scott Podsednik to Los Angeles Dodgers; Los Angeles Dodgers Traded C Lucas May to Kansas City Royals and Great Lakes Loons Traded RHP Elisaul Pimentel to Burlington Bees.
January 8, 2010 Kansas City Royals signed free agent Scott Podsednik.
November 5, 2009 LF Scott Podsednik elected free agency.
May 1, 2009 Chicago White Sox selected the contract of LF Scott Podsednik from Charlotte Knights.
April 16, 2009 Charlotte Knights signed free agent Scott Podsednik.

Scott Eric Podsednik Bio Info

Scott Eric Podsednik...Married Lisa Dergan (2/4/06); one daughter, Peytra Eileen (5/10/09), and one son, Nixon Scott (7/1/10)...1994 graduate of West High School (TX), where he lettered in baseball, basketball and track...Hobby: Golf...Signed by: Pat Rigby. 2011 Went to spring training with TOR as a non-roster invitee...Began the season with Dunedin (A) in late April rehabbing from plantar fasciitis in his left foot; played in 3 games for Dunedin before being promoted to Las Vegas (AAA)...Was released on 5/11...Signed by the Phillies on 5/26 and assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)...Played in 11 games before going on the DL on 6/11 (stress fracture in left foot) and missing the next 80 games; also suffered a right foot sprain while on the DL...Was activated on 9/4 and appeared in 7 International League playoff games (.200, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 R). 2010 In 134 combined games, batted .297 with 35 steals, 63 runs, six home runs and 51 RBI... Spent most foseason with Kansas City... Had three four-hit games with the Royals and collected hits in 15 of 16 games in April... Wasacquired from Kansas City on July 28 for minor league catcher Lucas May and RHP Elisaul Pimentel and became theDodgers' everyday left elder... STREAKING: Batted .380 (19-for-50) during a 12-game hitting streak from Aug. 3-15 aftera career-long 15-game hitting streak from July 9-28 with Kansas City... For the season, batted .317 with runners in scoringposition and .333 with runners on base... Stole ve bases with the Dodgers, including his 300th career stolen base on Aug.8 vs. WSH... VS. RIGHTIES: Batted .300 vs. right-handed pitching with 23 of his 27 extra base hits, including all seventriples and six hiome runs... Had four three-hit games with Los Angeles and 12 overall... Shut down following the Sept. 9game at Houston with plantar fasciitis. 2009 Signed by the White Sox after being released by Colorado on April 1 and posted a solid season on the South Side, leading the club in batting average and multi-hit games (48)...Ranked third in the American League in infi eld hits with 37 and was tied for eighth in stolen bases with 30...His 163 hits were the most among all Major Leaguers with 132 games played or less...Hit .320 (48-for-150) off left-handers and .297 (115-for-387) off right-handers...Recorded walk-off singles on June 11 vs. Detroit, June 25 vs. Los Angeles (NL) and August 4 vs. Los Angeles (AL). 2008 Went to spring training as a non-roster invitee with COL and made the Opening Day roster...Made 21 starts in CF and 2 in LF...Was on the DL, 7/28-8/22 (non-displaced fracture of the left pinkie finger); missed 23 games...Hit .308 (12-39) with RISP...Batted .349 (15-43) in 24 games after the All-Star break. 2007 Appeared in just 62 games (56 starts) with the White Sox due to a pair of stints on the disabled list (strained right adductor and strained left ribcage muscle) ... his .243 average, 11 RBI, 52 hits and 30 runs scored marked his lowest totals since 2002 (14 games with Seattle) ... was successful in 12 of 17 stolen base attempts after posting consecutive 40-steal seasons ... led off 20 times (Sox went 14-6), but on only three occasions after 7/23 ... batted .250 (20-80) from the No. 1 position in the lineup, .222 (4-18) batting second, .167 (4-24) hitting sixth and .241 (21-87) at the No. 7 spot in the order ... produced just one bunt hit and seven infield singles (five and 19 in 2006 and 16 and 39 in 2005) ... hit .279 (17-61) vs. left-handers, up from .216 in 2006 ... both of his home runs came off righties ... was 8-52 (.154) with runners in scoring position ... batted .269 (18-67) in the first half and .231 (34-147) after the All-Star Break ... made 54 appearances in left field and three in center (did not play in CF in 2006) ... also started once as the designated hitter (1-4 on 9/6 at Detroit) ... made his third consecutive Opening Day roster with the White Sox ... went 3-4 with a double, solo home run and one RBI on 4/9 at Oakland ... appeared in 10 games before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/17 (retro to 4/16) with a strained right adductor sustained during an off-day workout ... hit .303 (10-33) in April ... was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment and reinstated from the 15-day disabled list on 6/23 ... hit .288 (15-52) with one home run and five RBI in 15 games with the Knights ... appeared in nine consecutive games before leaving after one at-bat on 7/1 at Kansas City ... was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the second time on 7/2 with a strained right ribcage ... returned on 7/24 following five rehab games with Charlotte (.286, 6-21) ... singled home the tying run in the eighth inning on 7/24-2 vs. Detroit and scored the go-ahead run on A.J. Pierzynski's single ... scored the game-ending run on 7/25 vs. Detroit, advancing from first base on Zack Miner's throwing error ... compiled a season-best 10-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/11 ... hit his second homer on 8/20 vs. Kansas City, ending a 133 at-bat homerless drought ... left the game on 8/21 vs. Kansas City with a strained right ribcage and missed 10 games ... appeared in only six Cactus League games after recovering from offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia on 1/23. 2006 Led the White Sox in stolen bases (40) for the second consecutive season and ranked fifth in the American League ... became just the fourth player in franchise history to record back-to-back seasons with 40 or more steals, joining Eddie Collins (1915-17, 1923-24), Luis Aparicio (1959-61) and Tim Raines (1991-92) ... his .261 average and .330 on-base percentage were down from .290 and .351 in 2005 ... collected 44 RBI and 36 extra-base hits, up from 25 and 29 in 2005 ... scored 86 runs, the second-highest total of his career (100 in 2003) ... was caught stealing 19 times, the second-most in baseball (20, Juan Pierre) ... hit three home runs after going homerless in 507 at-bats in the 2005 regular season ... produced five bunt hits and 19 infield hits (16 and 39 in 2005) ... hit .276 (86-312) with 63 runs scored and 29 stolen bases prior to the All-Star Game and .241 (51-212) with 23 runs and 11 stolen bases in the second half ... batted .278 (107-385) vs. right-handers and .216 (30-139) off lefties ... was 31-104 (.298) with runners in scoring position, up from .237 last season ... the Sox went 62-29 when he recorded a hit, 24-6 when he stole a base and 48-17 when he scored a run ... made all 121 starts in left field, his first season playing solely in left ... compiled a .969 fielding percentage (8 E/257 TC), second-lowest among all AL outfielders (.959, Vladimir Guerrero) ... compiled a pair of season-high, nine-game hitting streaks ... began the season going 0-16 and collected just one hit in his first 26 at-bats (.038) ... went 4-5 with three runs scored and four stolen bases on 5/1 at Cleveland ... the four steals matched his career high (fourth time) and tied the club record (sixth time) ... walked four times on 5/9 vs. the Angels, the most by a Sox player since Paul Konerko on 5/23/04 at Minnesota (also four) ... went 3-4 with a double, home run and two RBI on 5/15 at Minnesota ... homer was his first in the regular season since 9/30/04 at St. Louis, a span of 164 games and 647 at-bats ... stole 14 bases in May, up from four in April ... hit his first career grand slam on 6/23 vs. Houston and matched his career high with four RBI (fourth time) ... hit .245 (23-94) with 17 RBI in June, down from .318 in May ... stole his 200th career base on 7/8 vs. Boston ... batted out of the leadoff slot (No. 8) for the first time with the Sox on 9/6 at Boston ... hit safely in 20 of his final 23 starts ... was limited to just seven "official" spring games due to left shoulder tendinitis and a sore left adductor ... underwent outpatient surgery on 1/23/07 in Dallas to repair a sports hernia. 2005 Hit .290 (147-507) with 28 doubles, 25 RBI and 59 stolen bases in 128 games in his first season with the White Sox ... his 59 steals were the second-highest total in franchise history behind only Rudy Law's 77 in 1983 ... finished second in baseball in stolen bases after leading the major leagues for the majority of the season (Los Angeles' Chone Figgins, 62) ... was caught stealing 23 times, the most in baseball ... led the AL with 39 infield singles and 16 bunt hits ... ranked second on the Sox in runs (80) and third in hits and doubles ... was caught stealing in 14 of his last 23 stolen base attempts after stealing 22 in a row from 6/5-7/22 ... swiped 52 bases in the first four months, but just seven from the beginning of August to the end of the season ... batted .330 (33-100) vs. left-handers and .280 (114-407) off righties ... posted a .304 (76-250) average at home ... batted .308 (15-91) in July, .211 (12-57) in August and .337 (35-104) in September ... led off 124 times (Sox went 81-43) ... hit safely in a season-high 10 consecutive games on two occasions (5/12-23 and 7/4-18) ... was hitless in seven at-bats with the bases loaded ... made 118 starts in left field and six in center ... complied a .989 (3 E/277 TC) fielding percentage with three outfield assists ... went 31-85 (.365) vs. the AL West ... was named to his first All-Star Team after winning the Ameriquest American League All-Star Final Vote ... became the first position player since Atlanta's Walt Weiss and Cleveland's Omar Vizquel in 1998 to participate in the All-Star Game without hitting a home run in the first half of the season ... his 44 steals prior to the break tied for the sixth-highest total in the major leagues since 1990 ... Sox went 28-11 when he stole a base, 9-4 when he stole two or more and 42-16 when he scored a run ... recorded 13 games with more than one steal (32 in career) ... had five games with three or more steals (six in career) ... was successful on 17 of 18 attempts at stealing third base ... recorded a season-high four hits on 9/28 at Detroit ... posted a .380 on-base percentage in Sox wins and a .299 OBP in losses ... missed five games from 4/13-17 with a sore right adductor ... hit the game-winning, two-run single in the seventh inning on 4/21 at Detroit ... reached base in all six plate appearances on 4/22 at Kansas City and tallied three steals ... reached base safely in 21 consecutive games from 4/29-5/22 ... produced a 15-game hitting streak at U.S. Cellular Field from 5/1-6/3 ... his four steals on 5/14 vs. Baltimore tied the club record (fifth time) and his career high (third time) ... also surpassed Willie Harris' team-leading total from 2004 (19) against the Orioles ... was the first player since Rickey Henderson in 1991 to record two four-steal games in one season (also 5/7 at Toronto) and the first since Vince Coleman (8/86) to do it in the same month ... hit .408 (20-49) during a 13-game home hit streak from 6/19-7/18 ... drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning fielder's choice on 8/10 at the Yankees ... was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/15-29 with a strained left adductor ... went 2-9 with two doubles and an RBI in two rehabilitation games with Class AAA Charlotte ... hit his first triple on 9/13 at Kansas City ... batted .328 (39-119) over his final 29 games ... underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia on 11/25/05 ... Hit .286 (14-49) with a double, three triples, two home runs, six RBI, nine runs and six stolen bases in 12 postseason games for the World Champion White Sox ... also walked seven times and posted a .551 slugging percentage and a .397 on-base percentage ... the six stolen bases marked a club record for a single postseason, while his nine runs scored tied A.J. Pierzynski (2005) for the franchise mark ... eclipsed his triple and home run total from the regular season in just 12 playoff contests ... reached base safely in 11 of 12 games ... went 6-21 (.286) in the World Series ... hit a game-ending home run off Brad Lidge in Game 2, the 14th walkoff homer in World Series history ... became the first player to hit a postseason game-ending home run following a season in which he had none ... established a World Series record with eight at-bats in Game 3 at Houston (14-inning Sox win) ... walked six times in the ALCS vs. the Angels ... reached base four times in Game 4 of the ALCS, going 1-2 with a triple, three walks and two stolen bases ... batted .273 (3-11) with a triple, home run and four RBI in the ALDS vs. Boston ... went 2-3 with a homer and three RBI in Game 1 of the ALDS ... became the second player in major-league history to homer in a postseason game during a season in which he did not homer in at least 500 at-bats (White Sox Lance Johnson in 1993) ... donated his bat used in Game 2 of the World Series to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 2004 His 70 stolen bases led the major leagues by 11 over Tampa Bay's Carl Crawford and set a Milwaukee franchise record (Pat Listach, 54 in 1992) ... 70 steals were the most in the majors since Arizona's Tony Womack stole 72 in 1999 and were the most by an outfielder since Detroit's Brian L. Hunter stole 74 in 1997 ... set career highs in at-bats (640), home runs (12), stolen bases and walks (58) ... earned the Lou Brock Award as the National League's top basestealer ... joined Paul Molitor as the only two Brewers to post consecutive seasons with 40-plus stolen bases ... was successful in 84.3 percent of his stolen base attempts (70-83), fifth-best in the NL ... ranked fifth in the NL with 640 at-bats and tied for ninth with seven triples ... average fell 70 points from his rookie season ... was successful on a club-record 23 straight stolen-base attempts to start the season ... streak ended on 5/27 vs. Los Angeles (Dave Ross) ... also stole 18 consecutive bases from 8/21-9/28 ... tied a club record with four stolen bases on 9/18 at Houston ... was 14-15 in stolen base attempts vs. the Astros ... hit four leadoff home runs, including back-to-back games on 6/1-2 at Los Angeles ... hit nine of his 12 home runs off right-handers ... batted .274 on the road and .213 at home ... hit .209 (24-115) with runners in scoring position ... was hitless in seven at-bats with the bases loaded ... opened the season with a .306 (30-98) average in April but fell to .212 (22-104) in May ... stole a personal monthly best 18 bases in September ... registered 44 multihit efforts, including four four-hit games ... swiped at least two bases in a game 15 times ... Brewers were 42-29 (.592) when he scored a run and 22-61 (.265) when he did not ... was held hitless in more than two straight games only once (three games, 8/21-23) ... made first career Opening Day start on 4/5 at St. Louis, going 2-5 with a home run and four RBI ... recorded second career multihomer game on 4/17 vs. Houston ... matched career high with four RBI on 6/11 vs. Houston ... posted a season-best eight game hitting streak from 7/2-2-7/9 ... signed a two-year contract extension on 5/5. 2003 Was named NL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News and Baseball Digest and Major League Rookie of the Year by ... also named to Topps All-Rookie Team ... earned the Players Choice Award as the league's Outstanding Rookie ... finished second to Florida's Dontrelle Willis in the BBWAA Rookie of the Year voting ... became just the fourth rookie in major-league history since 1900 to hit .300 with 100 runs scored and 40 stolen bases, joining Jimmy Barrett (1900), Joe Jackson (1911) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001) ... earned Milwaukee's Harvey Keunn Award for Batting Excellence and the Newcomer Award after becoming the first Brewers rookie in history to hit .300 ... ranked second in the NL with 43 stolen bases, trailing only Florida's Juan Pierre (65) ... led all NL rookies in average (.314), hits (175), runs scored (100), total bases (247), triples (eight), stolen bases, walks (56), multihit games (55) and on-base percentage (.379) ... also ranked among NL rookies in doubles (2nd), slugging percentage (2nd) and extra-base hits (2nd, 46), outfield assists (T2nd, 5), RBI (T3rd, 58) and home runs (T6th) ... batted .329 vs. right-handers and .270 vs. lefties ... led the major leagues with a .375 (72-192) average during the day and ranked second in the NL with a .381 (40-105) with runners in scoring position ... was 5-9 (.556) with the bases loaded ... named the NL Rookie of the Month for August after hitting .364 with 10 doubles, 22 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 27 contests ... ranked sixth in the NL in average in both June (.373) and August (.364) ... batted .336 with a .399 on-base percentage from the leadoff slot ... was 20-50 (.400) during interleague play ... made 123 appearances in center field, 13 in right and three in left ... began the season as club's fifth outfielder, but moved into starting lineup on 5/13 ... reached base safely in 47 straight games from 5/27-7/20, the second-longest streak in baseball behind San Francisco's Barry Bonds (58) ... hit safely in career-best 14 straight games from 8/13-28, going 27-59 (.458) ... collected first four-hit game and drove in four runs on 8/16 at Pittsburgh, including game-winning homer in final at-bat ... tied club record with four runs scored on 8/24 at Pittsburgh ... stole home on 8/30 at the Cubs, the first Brewer to accomplish the feat since Mark Loretta on 7/28/98 at St. Louis ... stole 14 straight bases from 8/15-9/9 ... hit first career lead off home run on 9/11 vs. Houston ... set club rookie record with eighth triple on 9/27 at Houston ... homered in final at-bat and scored 100th run on 9/28 at Houston. 2002 Played in 14 games with Seattle ... his contract was purchased from Class AAA Tacoma on 9/4 ... recorded an RBI in three straight games from 9/24-28 (five total) ... hit first major-league home run on 9/28 at Anaheim (off Troy Percival) ... was claimed by Milwaukee off waivers on 10/11. 2001 His contract was purchased from Tacoma on 7/6 ... made his major-league debut on 7/6 at Los Angeles as a pinch runner for Ichiro Suzuki ... hit a three-run pinch single in first major-league at-bat on 7/15 vs. Arizona (off Erik Sabel) ... made his first career start in center field on 7/18 at Kansas City, going 0-4 ... was optioned back to the Rainiers on 7/26 ... hit .467 with 11 RBI in 31 games with Bayamon of the Puerto Rican Winter League. 2000 Spent the entire season at Class AA Tulsa, hitting .249 with 19 stolen bases in 49 games. 1999 Was limited to 42 games between Gulf Coast League Rangers and Tulsa ... combined to hit .188 (25-133) ... missed most of the season with a right groin strain and femoral hernia. 1998 Combined to hit .276 (104-377) in 98 games with Class A Charlotte and Tulsa ... batted .285 with four home runs, 39 RBI and 26 stolen bases in 81 games at Charlotte before his promotion. 1997 Led the Midwest League in games (135) and at-bats (531) and ranked fifth in hits (147) ... was reacquired by Texas in the Rule 5 Draft on 12/15. 1996 Spent the season at Class A Brevard County, batting .261 (100-383) with 20 stolen bases in 108 games. 1995 Led Class A Hudson Valley with 20 steals ... was acquired by Florida from Texas on 10/8, completing a deal that sent pitcher Bobby Witt to the Rangers for two players to be named later (8/8). 1994 Led the Gulf Coast League in walks (41) and games played (60) in his first pro season.