sent SS Jack Wilson on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
July 23, 2012
sent SS Jack Wilson on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
July 15, 2012
Atlanta Braves placed SS Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 14, 2012. Dislocated right pinky finger.
January 13, 2012
Atlanta Braves signed free agent SS Jack Wilson.
October 30, 2011
2B Jack Wilson elected free agency.
September 2, 2011
Atlanta Braves activated 2B Jack Wilson.
August 31, 2011
Seattle Mariners traded 2B Jack Wilson to Atlanta Braves.
August 19, 2011
Jack Wilson roster status changed by Seattle Mariners.
October 9, 2010
Seattle Mariners activated 2B Jack Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
August 9, 2010
Seattle Mariners placed SS Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 8, 2010. Fractured right hand
June 20, 2010
Seattle Mariners activated SS Jack Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
June 6, 2010
sent SS Jack Wilson on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 15, 2010
sent SS Jack Wilson on a rehab assignment to West Tenn Diamond Jaxx.
May 12, 2010
Seattle Mariners placed SS Jack Wilson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2010. Right hamstring strain.
July 29, 2009
Seattle Mariners Traded 1B Jeff Clement and SS Ronny Cedeno to Pittsburgh Pirates; Clinton LumberKings Traded RHP Aaron Pribanic and RHP Brett Lorin to West Virginia Power; High Desert Mavericks Traded RHP Nate Adcock to Lynchburg Hillcats and Pittsburgh Pirates Traded RHP Ian Snell and SS Jack Wilson to Seattle Mariners.
May 12, 2009
Pittsburgh Pirates activated SS Jack Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
May 12, 2009
SS Jack Wilson roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 8, 2009
Pittsburgh Pirates sent SS Jack Wilson on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
April 26, 2009
Jack Wilson roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 27, 2008
Jack Wilson roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
May 27, 2008
Pittsburgh Pirates activated SS Jack Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
January 13, 2005
Pittsburgh Pirates purchased Jack Wilson.
June 12, 2001
Pittsburgh Pirates activated SS Jack Wilson.
May 6, 2001
Pittsburgh Pirates reassigned SS Jack Wilson to the minor leagues.
Resides in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife, Julie, and three children...Is a 1996 graduate
of Thousand Oaks (CA) High School...Led state of California with a .581 batting average in 1995...Played
baseball at Oxnard (CA) Junior College...Part of Major League Baseball's tour of Japan during the 2004 offseason.2011Acquired on 8/31 from the Seattle Mariners along with cash considerations in exchange for INF Luis
Caballero. Signed a one-year contract for 2012 with the Braves on 1/13/12...Played in 17 games for the Braves (9-for-41, .220)...Batted .267 (24-for-90) in 32 games after the All-Star Break with six doubles and five RBI...Batted .249 (43-for-173) with the Mariners and made 52 starts, including 38 at second base, 13 at shortstop
and one at third base...On the 15-day disabled list from 8/18-9/2 with a bruised left heel.2010Appeared in 61 games, making
59 starts at shortstop...season
included pair of trips to the
disabled list...fewest games to
appear in since his rookie season
in 2001 (108 G).
...On the disabled list May 6-June 22
with a right hamstring strain and
Aug. 9-remainder of the season
with a fractured right hand.
...Recorded at least one hit in 40
of 60 games with at least one atbat...
recorded 6 multi-hit games.
...Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles April
19 vs. Baltimore...most hits as a
Mariner and 18th career multi-double game.
...Had season-high 6-game hitting streak April 17-23 batting .500 (8x16) with 2 runs, 4
doubles, 4 RBI.
...2nd on the team with 5 sacrifice bunts; safety squeeze sac bunt July 6 vs. Kansas City.
...During rehab assignment AA West Tenn (1 G) and AAA Tacoma (9 G); combined to bat
.314 (11x35) with 2 doubles, 1 home run.2009Split the season between the
Pirates (75 G) and Mariners (31 G)...Earned Fielding Bible Award
as the top fielding shortstop in
baseball...Batted .224 (24x107) with 11 runs,
5 doubles, 1 home run and 8 RBI
in 31 games with Seattle...Joined the Mariners on July 29 in
7-player trade with Pittsburgh...
made Mariners debut at SS July
30 at Texas...Suffered a bruised right heel
legging out an infield single Sept.
15 vs. CWS...missed the final 17
games of the season...missed 131 games over the last 2 seasons due to injury, after
missing only 83 combined over previous 6 seasons...Prior to season-ending injury, hit safely in 8 of 9 games (.290/9x31)...Hit first AL home run Aug. 27 vs. Kansas City (off Bruce Chen)...Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter at shortstop for the 7th straight season and for the 8th
time overall...Delivered game-winning, three-run double with 2 outs in the 9th to lift Pirates to 6-4 win
on Opening Day (4/6 at St. Louis) - the double was the 200th of his career...Committed first error on April 19 vs. Atlanta, snapping a streak of 50 consecutive errorless
games dating back to July 7, 2008...was the 2nd-longest streak of his career behind the
52-gamer in 2002-03...Injured his left middle finger during at bat on April 13 and was on 15-day disabled list from
April 26 (retro to 4/25)-May 12 due to a sprained left middle finger...Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle May 18 at Washington...went 4-for-4 with a
walk - his 13th career four-hit game.2008Appeared in a career-low 87 games during injury-plagued season with Pittsburgh...Was club's Opening
Day starter at shortstop for the sixth straight season and for the seventh time overall (the last Bucco to make more consecutive Opening
Day starts was Jay Bell with eight from 1989-96)...Appeared in 1,000th career major league game on 4/3 at Atlanta...Snapped 0-
for-11 start to season with an RBI-single in third game on 4/3 at Atlanta...Also suffered a
strained left calf during his single on 4/3 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/6
(retro to 4/4)...Went to Bradenton, Florida, to rehab the calf on 4/17...Began rehab assignment
with Triple-A Indianapolis on 5/15 and went 4-for-12 (.333) with two RBI while making four
starts there...Also went 6-for-19 (.316) with four walks while making seven rehab starts (six
at short/one as DH) with Double-A Altoona from 5/20-26...Was recalled from rehab assignment
and was reinstated from D.L. on 5/27...Went 3-for-5 in first game back with Pirates on 5/27
at Cincinnati...Appeared in the leadoff spot for the first of six times on 6/4 vs. Houston and
went 1-for-4 with a run...Received a walk on 6/8 vs. Arizona - his first since walking twice on
Opening Day...Made 1,000th career appearance at shortstop with the Pirates on 6/21 vs.
Toronto...Committed two throwing errors on 6/25 vs. New York (AL), his first game with two errors since 9/13/04 at Wrigley Field...Had
five straight hits on 6/26-27...Led off game on 6/29 vs. Tampa Bay and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored...Snapped 0-for-19 skid
with an RBI-single at Houston on 7/21...Made 45 straight starts (since 6/2) before missing game on 7/24 vs. San Diego...Went 2-
for-29 in first eight games after the All-Star break, dropping average from .304 to .269 on 7/25...Hit safely in next seven games
from 7/26 thru 8/2 (10-for-25, .400), but then went hitless in next 13 at bats from 8/3-6...Was a late scratch from the starting
lineup on 8/8 at Philly due to right shoulder tightness, but did deliver a single as a pinch hitter in the game...Did not start again
until 8/14 vs. Cincinnati and went 2-for-5, snapping a 1-for-14 streak...Connected off New York's Duaner Sanchez for lone home run
on 8/15 at PNC Park...Batted .500 (11-for-22) during a six-game hitting streak from 8/8-18 and hit safely in 10 straight games at
PNC Park from 7/26 thru 8/18 (16-for-38, .435)...Left game on 8/31 in 8th inning due to a fractured right index finger and did
not play in the field during remainder of season...Flied out as a pinch hitter on 9/20 vs. Houston - his first game action since
8/31...Singled as a pinch hitter in final home game on 9/21 vs. Houston...Went 1-for-6 as a pinch hitter during the month of
September...Finished season with a 42-game errorless streak, the second-longest streak of his career behind a 52-gamer from 8/31/02
to 5/3/03.2007Spent sixth straight full season with Pittsburgh...Established career high in home runs...Led all major
league players with a .401 (59-for-147) batting average from 7/25 thru the end of the season (46 games); was hitting .248 following
the action on 7/24...His 96-point increase in batting average (.259 to .296) after the All-Star break was tops in the majors.
...Made 131 appearances (all starts) at shortstop and committed career-low 11 errors...Ranked fifth among N.L. shortstops with a .983
fielding percentage...Ranked second in the league with 112 double plays turned (Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki led with 114)...Was the
sixth-toughest player to strike out in the league, whiffing once every 11.6 PA...Hit nine of his 12 home runs on the road...Was Pirates
Opening Day shortstop for the fifth straight season (the last Bucco to make more consecutive Opening Day starts was Jay Bell with
eight from 1989-96)...Batted second in the lineup in each of his first 31 games before moving into the eighth spot...Started each of
the first 31 games before missing game on 5/9 at Chicago (NL)...Batted .417 (7-for-17) in his first four games and hit safely in 13
of his 14 contests from 4/10-27 (18-for-58, .310)...Committed one error in first 29 games before making miscues in back-to-back
contests on 5/6 and 5/8...Hit first home run on 5/1 vs. Cubs...Picked up the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in club's 4-3, 15-
inning win at Wrigley Field on 5/8...Batted .178 (8-for-45) in final 13 games in May and finished the month with a .211 average.
...Went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored on 6/15 after not playing in four straight games from 6/10-14...Committed just
two errors over 44 games from 5/20 thru 7/15...Batted .219 with two extra base hits and three runs scored in 21 games during
the month of July...Hit safely in season-high nine straight games from 7/25 thru 8/7 (14-for-31, .452)...Connected off Cincinnati's
David Weathers for first career pinch-hit home run on 8/4...Hit .362 in 23 games during the month of August, reaching base safely
in 18 of his 20 starts...Was spiked by Ty Wigginton on 8/25 and missed five games with a right shin contusion...Tied career high
with four hits on 9/3 at St. Louis...Had five straight multi-hit games from 9/3-7, going 14-for-20 (.700) and raising average from
.269 to .288...Was named N.L. Player-of-the-Week for the week of 9/3-9 after hitting .615 (16-for-26) with two home runs, 11 RBI
and eight runs scored...Hit safely in 13 of his 14 games from 9/3-17, including eight straight from 9/9-17 (12-for-25, .480)...Had
first career two-homer game on 9/15 at Houston...Collected 1,000th career hit on 9/16; a double off Houston's Brandon Backe...Left
game on 9/18 with a tight right hamstring...Missed next seven games due to the injury and birth of his third child on 9/20...Returned
to action on 9/27 and went 3-for-9 in his final three games...Left game on 9/29 with concussion after colliding with second baseman
Matt Kata on a ball hit up the middle...Hit .460 in 19 games during the month of September.2006Agreed to terms on a contract extension thru the 2009 season on 2/28...Spent fifth straight full season with Pittsburgh...Produced the second-highest batting average of his career...Was club's Opening Day shortstop for the fourth straight season (the last Bucco to make more consecutive Opening Day starts at shortstop was Jay Bell with eight from 1989-96)...Reached base safely in 21 of his first 22 starts...Went deep three times in four-game stretch from 4/9-12...Established a club record for a shortstop with five home runs hit during the month of April, hitting fifth home run in final game of the month (the previous mark of four home runs was set by Jay Bell in 1996 and matched by Kevin Elster in 1997)...Knocked in a season-high three runs on 4/12 vs. Los Angeles (NL)...Batted .349 (22-for-63) while hitting safely in 15 of his 16 games from 4/8-25...Missed eight straight starts with a strained right hamstring from 5/7-17...Hit safely in season-high tying 11 straight games from 5/20-31...Went a combined 0-for-9 in back-to-back starts from the leadoff spot on 6/27 and 6/28...Went 3-for-36 over a nine-game stretch from 6/22 thru 7/2. ..Collected lone triple on 7/19 vs. Colorado...Hit safely in 11 straight games again from 7/14-24 and in 19 of his 20 contests from 7/14 thru 8/6...Missed three straight starts with right calf tightness from 8/3-5...Collected just two RBI in 20 games during the month of August...Missed 12 straight starts with an inner ear infection before returning to the starting lineup on 9/7 at Chicago...Shared team lead with 16 infield hits and led squad with eight bunt base hits...Went 5-for-10 as a pinch hitter...Committed a career-high 18 errors (nine fielding/nine throwing)...Was named the recipient of the first Chuck Tanner Award by members of the local BBWAA for his cooperation with the media.2005Spent fourth straight full season with Pittsburgh...Established career highs in games played and committed a career-low 14 errors...Ranked third among National League shortstops with a .9821 fielding percentage behind San Francisco's Omar Vizquel (.988) and Chicago's Neifi Perez (.9824)...Led all major league shortstops in assists (523), total chances (783) and double plays (126)...Established career highs in assists and total chances...Finished second in voting for Gold Glove Award behind Vizquel. ...Tied for seventh in the N.L. in triples...Was hit on the left hand by a Wes Obermueller pitch but remained in the game on 4/6 vs. Milwaukee (x-rays determined there was no fracture)...Missed the 4/7 contest due to lingering pain in the left hand before returning to the starting lineup on 4/8...Commited two errors in first five games but then went 34 straight games without a miscue (tied for second longest streak of his career)...Snapped an 0-for-24 streak at the plate with a two-hit game on 4/25 vs. Houston...Took Houston's Ezequiel Astacio deep for first home run on 5/3 @Minute Maid Park...Homered for second time in three games on 5/5 @Arizona...Produced first multi-RBI game (two RBI) on 5/8 @Arizona...Tripled in back-to-back games on 5/18 and 5/20...Was charged with a throwing error on 5/24 @St. Louis, snapping his streak of 34 consecutive games without a miscue...Went 43 straight plate appearances without striking out from 5/26 to 6/6...Collected seven straight hits from 5/31 thru 6/2...Tied career high with four hits on 6/1 vs. Florida...Took Baltimore's Jorge Julio deep for game-winning home run in bottom of the 8th inning on 6/7 (the Pirates erased a 5-0 deficit for the win)...Became first Pittsburgh player ever to homer in Yankee Stadium when he took Tanyon Sturtze deep on 6/15...Connected off New York's Danny Graves for first career grand slam and had career-high five RBI on 7/9...Committed two errors in four-game stretch from 7/19-21...Had season-high, 10-game hitting streak from 8/4-14, going 15-for-40 (.375) with three home runs and nine RBI...Hit solo home run in 9th inning off Brad Lidge in Houston on 8/13, giving Bucs 1-0 victory...Connected off Houston's Mike Burns for grand slam the following day...Went 72 consecutive plate appearances without a strikeout from 8/7 to 8/28; the longest such streak of his career...Collected 17 RBI during the month of August, the most in a month since he tallied 18 in July of 2002...Was a late scratch from the starting lineup of the 9/12 contest due to a stiff lower back, snapping his streak of 98 consecutive starts...Did not start the 9/13 contest but went 2-for-2 with an RBI off the bench...Raised batting average from .237 on 8/31 to .263 on 9/21 after going 32-for-75 (.427) in 18 games...Went just 6-for-36 (.167) in final 10 games...Led club with 21 infield hits and six bunt base hits...Hit .245 (54-for-220) during the entire season from the second spot of the batting order, but .311 (28-for-90) in 21 starts after moving back to that spot on 9/6...Batted .279 (87-for-312) from the 8th spot and went 1-for-8 in two starts as the leadoff hitter...Went 1-for-1 with a sac bunt in two pinch hitting appearances, collecting an RBI-single @St. Louis on 9/13.2004Established career highs in nearly every offensive category while making a career-high 155 starts @shortstop - the most by a Bucco shortstop since Jay Bell started 157 games in 1992...Was selected to first All-Star Game after receiving the most votes (395) among all National League shortstops in player balloting...Became the first Pittsburgh player to collect 200 hits in a season since Dave Parker in 1977...Also became just the ninth National League shortstop to collect 200 hits and the second Pittsburgh shortstop (Honus Wagner had 201 in 1908)...Led National League shortstops in assists (492) and total chances (743)...His 129 double plays led all major league shortstops and broke the club record of 128, set by Gene Alley in 1966...Shared the league lead in triples with Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins...Ranked third in hits, fourth in at bats and tied for sixth with 56 multi-hit games...Became first Pirates player to collect 10 or more doubles, triples and home runs in the same season since Andy Van Slyke in 1992...Was named to the Hillerich & Bradsby Silver Slugger Team, the first Bucco to be named since shortstop Jay Bell in 1993...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day shortstop for the third time in his career...Hit safely in each of his first nine games (16-for-38, .421)...Moved into the second spot of the batting order for good in fifth game of the year on 4/10...Tied a modern day National League record with seven at bats in a 9-inning game on 4/12 @Chicago...Had first of five four-hit games on 4/26 vs. Cincinnati...Walked just twice in first 28 games thru 5/9 (126 PA's)...Tripled three times in four-game span from 5/11-14...Appeared in the leadoff spot of the batting order on 5/13 @Colorado (game two) and fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle...Led off second and final game on 5/19 vs. San Diego and went 1-for-5...Missed the action on 5/20 with an injured left knee...Raised average to .363 with a four-hit game on 5/26 and ranked fifth in hitting with a .350 average at the end of May...Went 31 straight contests without making an error until a fielding miscue on 5/30 vs. Chicago...Struck out four times in five at bats on 6/7 @Texas...Hit first career inside-the-park home run and first in the history of PNC Park on 7/2 vs. Milwaukee's Brooks Kieschnick (game one)...Entered All-Star Game in the top of the 6th inning; went 0-for-2 at the plate, but had an assist while turning a double play and another putout while playing shortstop...Snapped an 0-for-14 streak with a pair of hits on 7/17...Tripled in three straight games from 8/8-11...Smacked final home run on 9/4 @Houston....Had season-high 34-game errorless streak from 8/7 thru 9/11...Finished year with a season-high 12-game hitting streak (17-for-46, .370). ...Batted .303 (188-for-621) in 149 games from the second spot of the batting order...Hit .332 before the All-Star break and .279 after...Had 27 infield hits, including four bunt base hits...Was named the Roberto Clemente Award winner by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the BBWAA, an award given annually since 1973 to the team's MVP...Agreed to terms on a two-year deal on 1/7/05.2003Tied for sixth among National League shortstops with a .975 fielding percentage (min. 113 games)...Made his second Opening Day start @shortstop with Pittsburgh (also 2001)...Recorded his second career four-hit game on 4/27 vs. Los Angeles. ...Homered in consecutive games for the first time in his career on 4/30 and 5/1 @San Diego...Committed first error on 5/4 @Los Angeles, snapping 52-game errorless streak...Was ejected by Fieldin Culbreth after arguing a call @first base on 5/11 vs. Arizona. ...Went 4-for-6 with three doubles and three RBI on 6/14 @Tampa Bay; his third career four-hit game (also became the first Pirate since 7/11/99 to collect three doubles in a game)...Doubled twice and knocked in three runs in the following game on 6/15 @Tropicana Field...Appeared as the leadoff hitter for the only time on 6/22 vs. Cleveland and went 0-for-4 with a walk...Hit game-winning, three-run home run in 10th inning @Milwaukee on 7/8...Was hitless in 20 at bats from 7/9-17, but posted four multi-hit efforts in his next seven games...Posted a career-best 17-game hitting streak from 8/10-30, going 23-for-66 (.348)...Homered in back-to-back games for the second time on 8/17 vs. Milwaukee and 8/19 @St. Louis...Tallied four hits for the third time in his career on 8/24 @Milwaukee...Went 3-for-4 and hit his ninth home run in the season finale victory on 9/28 @Chicago (NL).2002Spent first full season in the majors with Pittsburgh...Led National League in sacrifice hits...Made 143 appearances (135 starts) @shortstop...Ranked fifth among league shortstops with a .977 fielding percentage...Committed 15 errors (10 fielding/5 throwing)...Made just one error (8/23 @Milwaukee) in his final 47 games and ended season with a 26-game errorless streak...Missed first two games of season due to the birth of his son Jacob on 3/30...Went 5-for-34 (.147) in his first 10 games before hitting safely in 10 straight games from 4/17-28 (13-for-32, .406)...Went hitless in his next seven games (26 at bats) following the hitting streak...Had only multi-error game on 5/13 vs. Arizona...Hit just .188 during the month of May, but .330 the following month...Had first career four-hit game on 6/8 vs. Milwaukee...Went 10-for-19 (.526) in his final five games of June and hit safely in 11 straight games from 6/26 thru 7/7 (20-for-40, .500)...Hit first home run of the season on 7/2 vs. Milwaukee...Had batting average peak at .279 following 3-for-5 game @Houston on 7/16...Appeared in the leadoff spot of the starting lineup for the second time in his career on 7/24 @Houston and went 1-for-5 with a double...Also led off on 8/4 vs. San Francisco and went 1-for-5...Started game on 8/23 @Milwaukee, but left game with a sore neck (suffered in pre-game stretch after bumping heads with Craig Wilson)...Did not start the next seven games due to the sore neck...Snapped an 0-for-19 streak on 9/1 @Florida and then hit safely in six straight games (10-for-28, .357)...Hit final home run on 9/6 vs. Florida..Led club with 29 infield hits and eight bunt base hits.2001Was one of two rookies on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster; making the jump from Double-A to the majors...Shared the major league lead in sacrifice bunts with Chicago's Ricky Gutierrez and Atlanta's Tom Glavine...Was the Opening Day shortstop and doubled off Cincinnati's Osvaldo Fernandez in his second big-league at bat...Appeared in the leadoff spot for the first of five times on 4/7 @Houston (went 4-for-20 with three runs as the leadoff hitter)...Picked up first major league RBI on 4/11 vs. Cincinnati. ...Committed three errors on 5/2 and made a total of eight miscues in his first 19 games...Hit .155 (9-for-58) with one RBI in 19 games thru 5/4 and was optioned to Nashville (AAA) on 5/6...Made 27 starts @shortstop while playing with the Sounds...Recorded first career Triple-A hit (double) on 5/9 @Memphis...Hit safely in first six games (9-for-24, .375)...Hit lone home run and fell a double short of hitting for the cycle on 5/19 vs. Oklahoma...Produced eight-game hitting streak from 5/27 to 6/4 (16-for-33, .485). ...Reached base safely in his last 13 Triple-A contests and hit .431 (22-for-51) over that span...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/12 where he remained for the rest of the season...Hit safely in 18 of his first 22 games with Pirates after his return, going 30-for-85 (.353) with two homers and 13 RBI...Also made just one error (7/3 @Cincinnati) in 36 games from 6/12 thru 8/1 and a total of eight in 89 games after his recall...Connected off Steve Sparks @Detroit for first big-league home run on 6/14...Hit safely in season-high nine straight games from 6/21 thru 7/4 (12-for-35, .343)...Batting average peaked at .273 following two-hit game on 7/13 vs. Kansas City...Went 161 plate appearances without receiving a base on balls from 7/15 thru 9/2 and then walked in five straight games (total of six free passes)...Hit .235 (78-for-332) in 89 games after being recalled on 6/12...Made a total of 107 appearances (105 starts) @shortstop with Pittsburgh and committed 16 errors (9 fielding/7 throwing).2000Hit .282 (149-for-529) with nine home runs and 57 RBI in 134 minor league games...Began season with Potomac (Cardinals' A)...Homered twice on 4/15 @Kinston (game two)...Made all 13 defensive appearances @shortstop (two errors) while playing with Potomac...Was promoted to Arkansas (Cardinals' AA) on 4/20...Went 3-for-5 in first game on 4/21 vs. Tulsa and hit safely in each of his first six contests (11-for-22, .500)...Went 4-for-4 with three RBI on 5/11 vs. El Paso...Hit first Double-A home run on 5/15 @Tulsa...Hit safely in 16 straight games from 5/20 thru 6/7, going 24-for-66 (.364) with 20 runs scored...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/23-24...Made a total of 88 appearances @shortstop while playing with Arkansas and committed 12 errors...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/30 and was assigned to Altoona (AA)...Hit safely in nine of his first 10 games, but produced just a .190 average thru his first 13 contests (11-for-58)...Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored on 8/17 vs. Arkansas - hit first game in the lead-off position...Had season-high four RBI on 8/22 @Erie...Hit lone home run with Altoona on 8/24 @Erie...Made 33 appearances @shortstop and had five errors...Was named "Best Defensive Shortstop" in Texas League by Baseball America in its "Best Tools" issue of Aug. 21-Sept. 3...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .253 (25-for-99) with five RBI in 24 games with Peoria.1999Split season between Peoria (Cardinals' A) and Potomac...Led all St. Louis minor leaguers with 162 hits...Batted .319 (162-for-508) with 32 doubles, five homers and 46 RBI in 128 games with the two clubs...Began campaign with Peoria and hit safely in 20 of his first 23 games (31-for-93, .333)...Produced a 10-game hitting streak from 4/11-23 (game one) and a nine-game streak from 4/24 to 5/4...Had 21-game hitting streak from 5/20 thru 6/11, going 31-for-85 (.365) with 18 runs scored...Hit safely in 31 of his final 34 games with Peoria and in 54 of his 64 overall...Made all 64 defensive appearances @shortstop...Was promoted to Potomac on 6/22...Hit safely in nine straight games from 7/5-15 (18-for-39, .462), raising average to .356...Scored at least one run (15 total) in eight consecutive games from 7/6-15...Homered with Potomac on 7/7 @Myrtle Beach and on 9/2 vs. Myrtle Beach...Hit safely in each of his last seven contests (13-for-30, .433)...Made all 64 defensive appearances @shortstop.1998Spent first professional season with Johnson City after being selected by St. Louis in the ninth round of the June draft...Led Appalachian League in hitting...Ranked second in hits behind Rafael Furcal (91)...Was named to the post-season All-Star team...Made all 60 defensive appearances @shortstop...Hit first professional home run on 7/5 @Kingsport...Produced 10-game hitting streak from 7/24 thru 8/4 (17-for-44, .386)...Batted .400 during the month of August...Hit safely in his final 10 games, going 24-for-47 (.511) with nine multi-hit games (his last eight games were of the multi-hit variety).