Craig Monroe #27

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Craig Monroe MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.252 115 433 19 .742

Craig Monroe Bio

  • Full Name: Craig Keystone Monroe
  • Born: 2/27/1977 in Texarkana, TX
  • Draft: 1995, Texas Rangers, 8th rd. (206th overall)
  • High School: Texas, Texarkana, TX
  • Debut: July 28, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/16/2009
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 2691 368 678 115 433 19 .252 .301 .742

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Tigers Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2003 Detroit AL

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Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 28 20th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2005 89 20th in AL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
2006 35 24th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2005 157 18th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2006 126 12th in AL

Craig Monroe Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 20, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates designated Craig Monroe for assignment.

Craig Keystone Monroe Bio Info

Brandon Douglas Moss...Wife's name is Allison...Is a 2002 graduate of Loganville (GA) High School, where he played football and baseball...Was a teammate of Matt Capps, Brian McCann and Jeff Francoeur while playing for Team Georgia in 2001 Sun Belt Classic in Oklahoma (team won the title)...Began 2008 season ranked as Boston's 11th-best prospect by Baseball America. 2006 Established career highs with 35 doubles, 28 home runs and 92 RBI for the Tigers...Tied for second among all American League outfielders with 12 assists...Equaled a career best with three doubles on June 21 at Milwaukee...Belted his second career grand slam on July 19 versus the Chicago White Sox, connecting against Javier Vazquez...Posted a career-high 14-game hitting streak July 24-August 7, batting .436 (24x55) with 11 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, five home runs and 12 RBI...Earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for July after hitting .348 (31x89) with 16 runs scored, 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 17 RBI in 23 games -- tied for third in the American League with 10 doubles during the month...Finished seventh in the league with eight home runs during August -- hit .282 (31x110) with 18 runs scored, six doubles, a triple and 21 RBI in 29 games to earn Tigers Player of the Month honors for the second straight month...Recorded three outfield assists on September 12 versus Texas -- first Tigers outfielder to do so since Brandon Inge had three outfield assists on April 27, 2004 versus Anaheim...Hit .245 (66x269) in 75 games prior to the All-Star break...batted .265 (72x272) in 72 games following the all star break -- tied for 10th in the American League with 15 home runs following the All-Star break, while he tied for 11th with 50 RBI...Batted .287 (74x258) in 71 games on the road...hit .226 (64x283) in 76 games at Comerica Park...Belted two home runs during both the American League Division Series against the Yankees and World Series against the Cardinals, matching a club record for home runs during a single post-season series -- finished with five home runs during the playoffs, the most in franchise history in a single post-season...his five home runs are tied for the most with Hank Greenberg in Tigers postseason history. 2005 Established career highs in games played (157), at-bats (567), runs scored (69), hits (157), total bases (253), doubles (30), RBIs (89) and stolen bases (8) for the Tigers...Finished sixth among all American League outfielders with 89 RBI -- the most RBIs by a Tigers outfielder since Bobby Higginson drove in 92 runs while playing the outfield in 2000...Led the major leagues with 12 sacrifice flies...Did not commit an error in 53 consecutive games in the outfield April 13-June 15, a stretch of 102 total chances...Tied for 10th in the league with 17 RBI during April -- hit .250 (19x76) in 22 games during the month...Posted a season-best 11-game hitting streak May 24- June 4, batting .310 (13x42)...matched the best with a second 11-game hitting streak June 21-July 2, hitting .383 (18x47)...Earned Tigers Player of the Month honors for May after hitting .282 (24x85) with 12 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, four home runs and 14 RBI in 25 games...In 26 games during June, he batted .307 (31x101) with 13 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, home run and 15 RBI...Established a career high with five hits and matched a career best with six RBI on July 22 versus Minnesota -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first Tigers player to collect five hits and six RBI in the same game since Willie Horton on April 17, 1971 against Boston...Hit .306 (30x98) with 11 runs scored, seven doubles, three home runs and 18 RBI in 28 games during July...Belted his first career grand slam in the 10th inning on August 16 versus Boston off of Mike Remlinger...Collected 53 RBI prior to the all-star break, the most by a Tigers outfielder since Kirk Gibson drove in 63 runs during the first half of the 1985 season -- Monroe hit .283 (86x304) in 84 games prior to the break and .270 (71x263) in 73 games following the all-star break...Hit .303 (37x122) against lefthanded pitchers, compared to .270 (120x445) with righties on the mound...In 80 games at Comerica Park, he batted .300 (85x283)...hit .254 (72x284) in 77 games on the road...Batted .307 (114x371) in the first six innings of games throughout the season...managed a .219 batting average (43x196) in the seventh inning-or-later -- ninth-lowest in the American League...Tied for fourth among all league outfielders with 10 out- field assists...tied for fifth among league outfielders with six errors. 2004 In his third season with the Tigers, established new career highs with a .293 batting average, 65 runs scored, 131 hits, 27 doubles, 72 RBI and 29 walks...Led all American League outfielders with 11 errors...posted a .960 fielding percentage in the outfield, lowest in the league...Homered twice in his first 245 at-bats April 5-July 7, before homering 16 times in his final 202 at-bats July 7-October 3...Drilled a pinch-hit, two-run home run May 18 at Oakland, his first home run since April 10 versus Minnesota -- a span of 104 at-bats without a home run...Hit safely in 18-of-22 games May 7-June 6, batting .330 (29x88) with 10 doubles, a home run and 18 RBI...Connected for a solo home run on July 7 at Yankee Stadium, his first home run since May 18 at Oakland -- a span of 132 at-bats without a home run...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 21 with a strained left hamstring...Played six games with Triple A Toledo during a rehab assignment, batting .320 (8x25) with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI...Recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the disabled list on August 7...Matched a career high with four hits, including a home run, on August 20 versus Seattle...Hit safely in a career-high 12 consecutive games August 27-September 10, batting .400 (18x45) with two doubles, eight home runs and 19 RBI...Collected at least one RBI in five consecutive games August 27-31...collected at least one RBI in 14 of his 20 games during the month of August...Belted two home runs on August 30 at Kansas City for the second multi-home run game of his career...finished the game with a season-high five RBI...Named the Tigers Player of the Month for August after hitting .333 (24x72) with 17 runs scored, seven doubles, eight home runs and 21 RBI during the month -- tied for seventh in the American League with eight home runs in August, while he tied for 12th with 21 RBI...Homered in four straight games September 6-9, collecting nine RBI over that stretch... Named the Tigers Player of the Month for September/October after batting .302 (35x116) with four doubles, three triples, six home runs and 17 RBI...Batted .385 (25x65) with four home runs when putting the first pitch in play...Batted .370 (50x135) when ahead in the count, compared to .217 (28x129) while behind in the count. 2003 Second among American League rookies with 23 home runs, fourth with eight outfield assists, fifth with a .449 slugging percentage, sixth with 70 RBI, seventh with 42 extra-base hits and ninth with 51 runs, 102 hits and 27 walks...The 23 home runs rank fifth on the Tigers all-time rookie home run list...Fourth in the American League with 14 home runs and a .631 slugging percentage against lefthanded pitching and ninth with 34 RBI against lefthanders...The Tigers posted an 11-11 record when he hit a home run and 11 of his 23 home runs either tied the game or gave the Tigers the lead...Opened the season with Toledo and batted .404 (19x47) with two home runs and six RBI in 14 games with the Mud Hens...hit safely in each of his last 10 games April 8-17, batting .455 (15x33) over the course of the streak before having his contract purchased by Detroit on April 18...Posted his first three-hit game of the season on April 26 at Seattle and finished the season with seven three-hit games -- third-most on the team...Went hitless in his final 20 at-bats during May and finished the month hitting .184 (16x87) with three home runs and 12 RBI...struck out in 19 of his 26 games with an at-bat during the month...Snapped a 20 at-bat hitless skid with a single on June 4 at San Diego and hit safely in eight-of-12 games June 4-17, batting .279 (12x43) with two home runs and eight RBI...Collected the first triple of his major league career on June 22 at Colorado...Hit safely in five consecutive games July 1-5, collecting multiple hits in four of the five games and batting .476 (10x21) with three home runs and eight RBI...Established a career high with two home runs and six RBI August 23 versus Anaheim...finished the month with a season-high eight home runs while collecting 16 RBI...tied for fourth in the American League in home runs during August...Collected a career-high two doubles and a home run September 20 at Minnesota...Established a career high with four hits, including a double and three RBI on September 27 versus Minnesota...Finished the season with a season-high eight-game hitting streak September 20-28, batting .457 (16x35) with three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI...Enjoyed his best offensive month in September, starting 22 games and batting .281 (25x89) with three doubles, five home runs and 17 RBI...Hit .293 (46x157) with lefties on the mound, compared to .209 (56x268) against righthanders...In 61 games at Comerica Park, he batted .228 (44x193)...hit .250 (58x232) in 67 games on the road. 2002 Played the majority of the 2001 season with Triple A Oklahoma in the Texas Rangers organization. Paced his Oklahoma club with 75 RBI...finished second with a .280 batting average and 20 home runs...third with 114 games, 410 at-bats, 60 runs, 115 hits and 25 doubles...Tied for third among all Rangers minor leaguers in home runs, fourth in RBI and tied for seventh in batting average...Went 2x3 with a home run and two RBI April 6 versus Salt Lake...In a four-game stretch April 13-16, he hit .538 (7x13) with five runs, two home runs and six RBI...Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle at Colorado Springs on April 20, going 3x4 with two runs, a double and a triple...Belted six home runs and drove in 16 runs while hitting .256 (21x82) in 24 games during April...Singled, doubled and drove in two runs at Nashville on May 20...Went 2x4 with a double and three RBI May 28 versus Nashville...Finished 3x4 with a home run and a season-best four RBI at Memphis on May 29...Batted .286 (24x84) with six doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 26 games during May...Tripled in consecutive games June 3-4 versus Fresno, going 4x7 (.571) with a home run and two RBI...Hit safely in nine-of-10 games June 9-20, batting .343 (12x35) with six runs, four doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI...Swiped two bases June 26 versus Portland...Hit safely in 14-of-15 games July 6-23, going 27x61 (.443) with 10 runs, eight doubles, six home runs and 16 RBI...Selected to play in the Triple A All-Star Game at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN...Belted two solo home runs as part of a 3x4 performance at Las Vegas on July 19...Went 3x5 with two doubles and an RBI at Tucson on July 22...In 23 games during July, he hit .330 (31x94) with 12 runs, eight doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI...Had his contract purchased from Oklahoma by the Rangers on July 28...made his major league debut that evening versus Tampa Bay, going 0x3 as the starting right fielder...Belted a solo home run against Tampa Bay's Joe Kennedy for his first major league hit the following night, July 29...Posted a nine-game hitting streak July 29-August 14, batting .290 (9x31) with seven runs, a double, two home runs and four RBI...Homered and drove in a career-high two runs at Boston on August 6...Optioned to Oklahoma by Texas on August 19...Went 1x3 with two stolen bases in his first game back with Oklahoma August 20 at Sacramento...Recorded a nine-game hitting streak with Oklahoma August 23-31...batted .361 (13x36) with eight runs, four doubles, a triple, a home run and 11 RBI over the nine-game streak...Doubled twice and drove in two runs at Nashville on August 25...Homered and drove in three runs as part of a 2x3 performance against New Orleans on August 28...In 11 games with Oklahoma during August, he hit .311 (14x45) with eight runs, four doubles, a triple, a home run, 11 RBI and four stolen bases...Fared better with lefties on the mound in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .345 (38x110)...batted .258 (77x300) against righthanders...Batted .296 (34x115) with runners in scoring position...Recalled by the Rangers from Okl ahoma on September 3...Appeared in 10 games for t he Rangers during September, going 1x9 (.111) with an RBI...Played in three games during October, batting .125 (1x8) with six strikeouts...Hit .364 (4x11) when batting with runners in scoring position for the Rangers. 2001 Played the majority of the 2001 season with Oklahoma in the Rangers organization...Paced his Oklahoma club with 75 RBI...finished second with a .280 batting average and 20 home runs...third with 114 games, 410 at-bats, 60 runs, 115 hits and 25 doubles...Tied for third among all Rangers minor leaguers in home runs, fourth in RBI and tied for seventh in batting average...Hit safely in nine-of-10 games June 9-20, batting .343 (12x35) with six runs scored, four doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI...Hit safely in 14-of-15 games July 6-23, batting .443 (27x61) with 10 runs scored, eight doubles, six home runs and 16 RBI...Selected to play in the Triple A All-Star Game at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN...Belted two solo home runs at Las Vegas on July 19...In 23 games during July, he hit .330 (31x94) with 12...runs scored, eight doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI...Recorded a nine-game hitting streak with Oklahoma August 23-31...batted .361 (13x36) with eight runs scored, four doubles, a triple, home run and 11 RBI over the nine-game streak...Fared better with lefties on the mound in the Pacific Coast League, hitting .345 (38x110)...batted .258 (77x300) against righthanders. 2000 Established career highs in batting average (.282), runs scored (89), hits (131), doubles (34) and RBI (89) with Double A Tulsa in 2000...Second on his club in home runs...third in runs scored, doubles and RBI...Finished fifth in the Texas League with 59 extra-base hits...Led all Texas League outfielders with 18 assists and 12 errors...tied for tops among all league outfielders with three double plays...Opened the season with a 17-game hitting streak April 6-22, batting .406 (28x69) with 15 runs, six doubles, seven home runs and 20 RBI...Exploded for three home runs and nine RBI in a 4x5 effort on April 8 versus Shreveport...Named the Texas League's Player of the Week for April 17-23, hitting .385 (10x26) with six runs, four doubles, two home runs and seven RBI...Collected three doubles and drove in two runs at Arkansas on April 20...Drew four walks and stole a base against Round Rock on April 25...Doubled twice and drove in a run April 27 versus Round Rock...Garnered Rangers Minor League Player of the Month honors for April...in 24 games during the month, he hit .340 (33x97) with 16 runs, eight doubles, seven home runs and 22 RBI...Finished 2x3 with two runs, a home run and three RBI at San Antonio on May 11...Hit safely in eight-of-nine games May 17-26, batting .250 (10x40) with seven runs, three doubles, a triple, two home runs and nine RBI...Doubled twice and drove in two runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Shreveport on May 20...Finished 2x4 with two runs scored and two doubles at El Paso on June 3...Landed on the disabled list on June 10 with a right hamstring strain...activated on July 1...Hit safely in 12-of-14 games July 4-19, batting .389 (21x54) with 11 runs, six doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI...Doubled twice and drove in three runs July 16 versus Arkansas...Finished 3x4 with two home runs and four RBI against El Paso on July 17...Went 3x5 with two runs scored and a stolen base at Shreveport on July 31...Doubled, homered and drove in three runs August 3 versus Wichita...Finished 2x4 with a home run and four RBI at Arkansas on August 11...Doubled in three straight games August 14-16 against Round Rock, going 4x11 (.364) with four runs, a home run and six RBI...Posted a nine-game hitting streak August 23-31, batting .359 (14x39) with 10 runs, three doubles, two triples, three home runs and 10 RBI...Homered in three straight games August 25-27, going 5x14 (.357) with five RBI...Went 3x5 with two runs, a double and an RBI at Wichita on August 31...In 28 games during August, he hit .301 (31x103) with 28 runs, nine doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 32 RBI...Batted .339 (40x118) against lefties in the Texas League, compared to .263 (91x346) against righthanders...When leading off an inning, he hit .317 (33x104)...Hit .250 (40x160) with runners in scoring position. 1999 Played the majority of the 1999 season with Single A Charlotte in the Florida State League...third in the league with 40 stolen bases...Paced all league outfielders with 326 putouts...Second on his Charlotte club with 130 games, 480 at-bats and 17 home runs...Swiped two bases against Daytona in the first game of a doubleheader on April 23...Managed just a .200 batting average (16x80) in 22 games during April...Batted .353 (6x17) with two doubles, a home run and three RBI over a five-game hitting streak May 8-11...Stole two bases May 11 against Lakeland...Finished 3x6 with two runs, two doubles and two RBI at Dunedin on May 24...Posted an eight-game hitting streak May 29-June 5, batting .500 (16x32) with seven runs, three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI...Went 3x4 with two runs and a solo home run against Kissimmee on May 29...In 29 games during May, he hit .205 (23x112) with 16 runs, five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI...Mashed a home run in three straight games June 1-3, going 6x12 (.500) with six RBI...Doubled three times and drove in two runs at St. Lucie on June 4...Collected a season-high four hits at Tampa on June 13 ...doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs during the contest...Finished 3x4 with two doubles, an RBI and two stolen bases June 23 against St. Lucie...Recorded a seven-game hitting streak June 26-July 5, hitting .423 (11x26) with six runs, a double and six RBI...Went 2x5 with three RBI at Lakeland on June 27...Batted .319 (29x91) with 15 runs, six doubles, three home runs, 16 RBI and seven stolen bases in 23 games during June...Belted a home run and drove in three runs at Daytona on July 11...Posted a six-game hitting streak July 24-30, batting .500 (11x22) with 11 runs, a double, four home runs and 13 RBI...Finished 3x3 with four runs scored, two home runs and six RBI at Clearwater on July 25...In 28 games during July, he hit .300 (27x90) with 21 runs scored, four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 28 RBI...Swiped two bases at Fort Myers on August 2...Stole two bases in a game three times in a four-game stretch August 5-10...Went 2x4 with two runs, a home run and three RBI August 10 against Dunedin...Doubled twice, drove in a run and stole two bases against Dunedin on August 19...Went 2x3 with a double and a solo home run against Tampa on August 21...Hit safely in each of his final seven games with Charlotte August 25-31, batting .462 (12x26) with five runs, a double, two home runs and eight RBI...Went 3x5 with two home runs and three RBI at Sarasota on August 26...Batted .280 (30x107) with 17 runs, five doubles, four home runs, 16 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 28 games during August...Hit .333 (45x135) with runners in scoring position for Charlotte...Fared better against righthanders in the Florida State League, batting .265 (91x344)...hit .250 (34x136) with lefties on the mound...Promoted to Oklahoma on September 1...went 1x3 with a run scored against New Orleans that night...Collected three hits, including a double and drove in a run on September 2 versus New Orleans...Hitless in his final seven at-bats with Oklahoma over a four-game stretch September 3-6. 1998 Second on Charlotte's club with a career-best 50 stolen bases in 1998...Third on the team with 17 home runs...Finished fifth in the Florida State League with 50 extra-base hits...Went 3x4 with a game-winning RBI triple in the 11th inning as Charlotte knocked off Kissimmee 4-1 on April 13...Batted .406 (28x69) with six doubles, three triples, four home runs, 18 RBI and 14 stolen bases in a 19-game stretch July 18-August 13...Homered and drove in four runs as part of a 3x4 effort July 24 at St. Lucie...Was 3x4 with two triples, a home run and three RBI on August 13 against Lakeland. 1997 Swiped 24 bases while hitting .235 in 92 games with Charlotte in 1997...Homered in back-to-back games June 11-12...Belted two home runs in a 14-5 win at Sarasota on June 15...Posted a 10-game hitting streak July 25-August 5, batting .500 (18x36) with seven doubles, a triple, a home run, 12 RBI and two stolen bases...Finished 3x5 with a double, a home run and six RBI on July 29 at Kissimmee, capping a stretch in which he was 7x12 (.583)...Plated the game-winning run with an RBI-single in the eighth inning August 16 versus Fort Myers. 1996 Opened the 1996 season with Charleston in the South Atlantic League...Doubled in four straight games April 8-11 with Charleston...Hitless in 23 at-bats over a seven-game stretch April 21-30...Went 1x38 (.026) with 14 strikeouts in 14 games May 28-June 20...Struggled in 49 games with Charleston, hitting just .150 before being sent to Single A Hudson Valley of the New York-Penn League in late June...Finished third in the New York-Penn League with 53 runs scored and fifth with six triples...Was 3x5 with a triple, four RBI and two stolen bases August 18 at New Jersey. 1995 Made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast League Rangers after being selected in the eighth round of the June 1995 draft by Texas...Second on the club with 48 hits and 33 RBI...fourth with 13 stolen bases.