|MLB Career Stats||1367||203||340||49||156||13||.249||.322||.745|
|2003||106||19th in AL|
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: With 17 homers in 266 at-bats, averaged a homer every 15.6 at-bats...had 4 homers in a 6-game span July 31-August 9...was just 1-for-23 with 3 walks in 26 pinch-hitting appearances...the lone hit was a solo homer July 10 vs. San Diego...hit .274 (31-for-113) against lefties and just .170 (26-for-153) against righthanders...batted .266 (38-for-143) with 13 homers and 29 RBI in 55 games at Coors Field, while hitting at a .154 clip (19-for-123) with 4 homers and 9 RBI in 43 road games.
MORE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS: Stroked a game-tying solo home run with one out in the 9th May 11 vs. Atlanta, knotting the score at 5-5...the Rockies walked off with the win later in the inning when Todd Greene stroked a 2-out, bases-loaded single...clubbed a game-tying 2-run homer with 2 outs in the 8th inning May 4 at San Diego, making it 6-6 in an 8-7, 12-inning loss...his 4th-inning 2-run homer May 31 vs. St. Louis held up in a 2-1 victory.2004 Hit a career-high .274 over 117 games with the Giants, his lone year in San Francisco...led the Giants with 26 pinch-hitting appearances, going 7-for-18 (.389) with 2 homers, 7 walks and one hit-by-pitch...made 64 starts, including 40 in right field, 19 in left, 4 in center and one as the designated hitter...had just one hit in his first 24 at-bats before batting .297 (71-for-239) in 100 games the rest of the way...hit .333 (36-for-108) over his last 44 contests beginning July 27, including a .400 average (20-for-50) with 3 homers in 22 August games...posted a .414 on-base percentage from May 2 to season's end, and finished 3rd on the club with a .394 mark overall...his first homer in a Giants uniform was his 2nd career pinch-hit homer, a solo shot May 8 at Cincinnati off Danny Graves...had a pinch-hit, inside-the-park home run August 4 vs. the Reds off Jose Acevedo...it marked San Francisco's first inside-the-park homer at SBC Park and the 2nd overall (Cardinals infielder Fernando Vina turned the trick in 2000)...also marked the first pinch-hit, inside-the-park homer in the majors since July 25, 1998, when Pittsburgh's Turner Ward accomplished the feat vs. Atlanta...belted a 2-run homer July 27 at San Diego off David Wells, reaching the 2nd balcony of the Western Metal Supply Co. building down the left field line at Petco Park...joined Sammy Sosa and Ramon Hernandez as the only players to hit a home run of that distance...played the final 3 months of the season with a ruptured tendon in his right biceps. 2003 Hit .250 with 22 doubles and 10 homers in a career-high 121 games in his 4th and final year in the Twins organization...made 90 starts in the outfield, including 62 in right, 23 in left and 5 in center...batted .395 (42-for-106) with 9 doubles, 5 homers, 15 RBI and 20 runs in 28 games in May...the month included a career-best 12-game hitting streak May 18-31, batting .419 (18-for-43)...following Minnesota's acquisition of Shannon Stewart July 25, had just 89 at-bats the rest of the way...was on the roster for Minnesota's American League Division Series against Boston, but did not appear. 2002 Batted .269 in 120 games with the Twins, and established career highs with 23 doubles, 45 RBI and 55 runs scored...made 78 starts in right field, 19 in left field and one in center...batted .304 (76-for-250) against righthanders and .203 (27-for-133) against lefties...hit at a .296 clip (67-for-226) in 67 games before the All-Star Break and at a .229 (36-for-157) clip in 53 games after the Break...hit .326 (60-for-184) in 57 road games and .216 (43-for-199) in 63 contests at Metrodome...smacked his first big league home run April 7 at Toronto, hitting a solo blast off Brian Cooper...went 7-for-14 (.500) with 2 doubles and 4 runs scored in 9 games of Minnesota's 2002 playoff run to the American League Championship Series...was 5-for-12 (.417) in 5 games (3 starts) vs. Anaheim in the ALCS after collecting hits in both of his pinch-hitting appearances in the ALDS vs. Oakland. 2001 Made his major league debut with Twins, batting .235 (12-for-51) with 2 doubles in 20 games after making the jump straight from Double-A New Britain...had his contract purchased August 29 after hitting an Eastern League-leading .336 with 24 homers and 91 RBI in 135 games...was an E.L. All-Star, and connected for a home run in the game...ranked 2nd in the E.L. with 41 doubles, 293 total bases, a .395 on-base percentage and a .566 slugging percentage...also ranked 3rd with 68 extra-base hits...made his debut August 29 vs. Texas, starting in right field and flying out to Gabe Kapler in his first at-bat...had a 2-run single in the 5th off Rob Bell for his first hit, and knocked in a 3rd run with a sacrifice fly in the 7th ...finished the year by hitting safely in his last 7 games, going 7-for-24 (.292) with 4 runs scored. 2000 Appeared in 101 games for Single-A Fort Myers and knocked in a then career-high 75 runs. 1999 Hit .167 in 12 games with Double-A Akron before being transferred April 24 to Single-A Kinston, where he batted .280 with 29 doubles, 8 homers and 60 RBI in 112 games. 1998 Batted just .242 at Single-A Kinston, but ranked 3rd in the Carolina League with 134 games, 4th with 217 total bases, and 5th with 9 triples, 19 home runs and 51 extra-base hits. 1997 Was selected by Cleveland in the 9th round of the First-Year Player Draft and assigned to short-season Single-A Watertown...earned New York-Penn League post-season All-Star honors after ranking 3rd with 74 games, 4th with 53 RBI and 5th with 52 runs scored.