Jorge Rafael Padilla... Graduated from the Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, FL... Was named First-Team
All-State in both 1997 and '98.2009In 12th professional season, made long-awaited big league debut and played in 29 games for the Nationals...
In midst of finest campaign as a pro, had contract selected from Syracuse (AAA) of the International League on
August 5... WELCOME TO THE BIGS: Made MLB debut later that night as a pinch hitter as the Nationals hosted FLA...
Went 2-for-14 (.143) as a pinch hitter... Made 13 appearances in the outfield, including 3 starts... Collected first big league
hit, a pinch-hit single off Clay Zavada, August 9 vs. ARI... Scored first career run, September 6 vs. FLA, pinch running for
Josh Bard... FEARED IN THE IL: Enjoyed career year with Syracuse, batting .367 with 18 doubles, 4 homers, 21 RBI, 14
steals and 58 runs scored in 95 games... Earned IL mid-season All-Star honors... At time of promotion to big leagues, led
fullseason minor leaguers in batting average... Ranked among IL leaders in on-base percentage (1st, .424), hits (4th, 114)
and runs (6th, 58)... Reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP 146 times in 95 games (1.5 per contest).2008Combined to hit .317 (123-for-388) with 15 doubles, 5 home runs, 39 RBI, 43 walks in 114 games with Columbus
(AAA) of the International League and Harrisburg (AA) of the Eastern League... Also posted a combined .399 on-base
percentage for the 2 clubs... Reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP 177 times in 114 games (1.6 times per contest)...
Had not played at the Triple-A level since 2005, yet with Columbus, hit .299 against opposing lefthanders, .318 when facing
right-handed pitchers... All four home runs with Columbus came when facing righthanders... Posted a .401 OBP when
batting leadoff for Columbus... OBP was .384 when leading off an International League inning.2007Both offensively and defensively, enjoyed finest season of his career... Hit a combined .316 with 16 home runs
and 69 RBI in 124 games overall with Wichita (AA) of the Texas League and Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...
Established career highs in runs scored (78), RBI and on-base percentage (.387)... In 2 stints with Wichita, batted .336
with 10 home runs, 49 RBI and 11 steals in 6 games... Hit .291 with 6 home runs and 20 RBI in 55 games with Omaha...
Recorded a combined 14 outfield assists with Wichita (8) and Omaha (6).2006Signed with NYM as a minor league free agent late in Spring Training...Played entire campaign with Binghamton of
the Double-A Eastern League...Played in a pro-high 129 games...Finished 3rd in the EL with 142 hits and 4th in batting
average.2005Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies Spring Training... Began the season playing with Single-A Clearwater... In 14
games, hit .305 with four doubles and six RBI before joining Scranton-Wilkes Barre (AAA) of the International League, June
26... Played in only 59 games with S-WB, collecting only eight extra base hits.2004Spent the entire season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)...Reached a professional high in
walks (48)...Tied a Scranton record with 4 walks, 4/10 at Ottawa; 1st Red Baron to do so since Gene Schall in
1996...Reached season highs in HR (2) and RBI (5), 6/11 at Louisville...Placed on the DL, 7/20 (sprained
ankle)...Activated on 8/3...Played for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.2003Second season with Reading (AA) . . . Phillies Minor League Player of the Week 4/3-13 (.357, 10-28, 3
2B, 5 RBI, 3 BB, 3 SB, 3 R) . . . Hit safely in 11 straight games, 4/30-5/11 (.417, 20-48) . . . Named Eastern League and
Phillies Player of the Week, 5/5-11 (.458, 11-24, 5 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 3 R, 3 SB, 3 BB) . . .Appeared in only two games, 5/16-
6/2, both as pinch-runner (left hand injury) . . . Hit .393 in May . . . Placed on the DL, 6/3 (left hand sprain) . . .Activated
on 6/21 . . .Went 2-for-4 with walk-off triple that scored Nate Espy in the bottom of the 9th in a 2-1 win, 6/26 vs Altoona
. . . Placed back on DL, 6/30 for remainder of the season with recurring problems with his left hand . . . Played in Florida
Instructional League.2002Became first player in Reading history to hit 30 doubles and steal 30 bases in a season . . . Began year with a season-best 12-game hit streak (.345, 19-55) to become the season's first Eastern League Player of the Week, 4/4-14 . . . Led the team with 12 outfield assists . . . Scored a run in 6 straight games, 4/4-9, and had an RBI in 5 straight, 4/6-11 . . . Hit game-winning, 2-run HR in top of 12th inning, 5/9 at New Haven . . . Stole 2 bases, 8/31 at Harrisburg; only multi-steal game of season . . . Hit .500 (5-10), 13 RBI with the bases loaded . . . Played winter ball for Caguas in Puerto Rico.2001Tied for team lead in HR . . . Had 2nd-best HR/AB ratio in Florida State League (1/22.37) . . . Placed on DL, 4/30 (left hamstring pull) . . . Activated 5/20 . . . Twice named Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 5/28-6/3 (.360, 1 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB) and 6/25-7/1 (.450, 1 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB) . . . Hit GS and had 5 RBI, 6/1 vs Vero Beach . . . Placed on DL, 6/9 (right oblique strain) . . . Activated 6/23 . . . Had season-high 6 RBI, 7/3 at Charlotte . . . Had 27 RBI over 19 games, 5/28-7/3 . . . Reached base safely in 15 straight games, 6/24-7/11 (.404, 23-57, 4 2B, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 7 BB, 15 R) . . . Stole 4 bases, 8/10 vs Tampa . . . Hit .600 (6-10), 17 RBI with bases loaded . . . Hit .296 (29-98) off left-handed pitching . . . Played winter ball for Caguas, Puerto Rico.2000Played for Piedmont (A) . . . Began season with 11-game hit streak (17 H, 45 AB, 6 2B) . . . Reached professional highs in games (108), at-bats (413), runs (62), hits (126), doubles (24), triples (8), home runs (11), RBI (67) and stolen bases (8) . . . Phillies Minor League Player of the Week, 7/3-9 . . . Placed on DL 8/6 (left heel) . . . Activated 8/21 . . . Collected a hit in 82 of 108 games . . . Participated in Florida Instructional League.1999Began season at Piedmont (A) . . . Sent to Batavia 6/12 (A) . . . Went 5-5 7/27 vs St. Catherines (2 2B, HR, 2 RBI) . . . FIL . . . Played for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League.1998Made pro debut at Martinsville (R) . . . Collected 4 hits (including 2B, HR), 6 RBI 8/13 vs Danville . . . Had hit safely in 13 of 14 games when he dislocated finger sliding into first base 8/17; didn't play rest of season...Florida Instructional League.