Kevin Mench #28

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/215

Kevin Mench MLB Career Stats

.268 89 331 12 .780

Kevin Mench Bio

  • Full Name: Kevin Ford Mench
  • Born: 1/7/1978 in Wilmington, DE
  • Draft: 1999, Texas Rangers, 4th rd. (118th overall)
  • College: Delaware
  • Debut: April 9, 2002
  • Ret., Final Game: 10/3/2010
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MLB Career Stats 2362 311 632 89 331 12 .268 .324 .780


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Kevin Mench Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/30/2006 Texas AL

Rangers Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2002 Texas AL

Kevin Mench Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 26 22nd in AL
2005 25 20th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2002 8 20th in AL

Kevin Mench Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 7, 2010 OF Kevin Mench elected free agency.
August 6, 2010 Washington Nationals selected the contract of OF Kevin Mench from Syracuse Chiefs.
May 18, 2010 Kevin Mench roster status changed by Syracuse Chiefs.
May 15, 2010 Syracuse Chiefs placed LF Kevin Mench on the bereavement list.
March 4, 2010 LF Kevin Mench assigned to Washington Nationals.
January 26, 2010 Washington Nationals signed free agent LF Kevin Mench.

Kevin Ford Mench Bio Info

Is married.....wife's name is Shana...Graduated from St. Mark's (DE) High School, where he also played soccer and hockey...Attended the University of Delaware, where he was named America East Conference Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999...Was inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame in November 2005...Brother-in-law of White Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik...Is a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers...Favorite movie is "Braveheart"...Favorite food is cheesesteak...Favorite musician is Dave Matthews...Would be a hockey player if he was not a ballplayer...Keeps a doll of Shrek in his locker due to a resemblance to the movie character. 2007 Batted .267 with 8 HR and 37 RBI in 101 games...Made 65 starts (44g in LF, 21g in RF)...Batted .329 with runners in scoring position...Hit his first homer of the season on 4/3 vs. Los Angeles, snapping a streak of 120 at-bats without a home run...Drew his first unintentional walk of the season in his 164th plate appearance on 6/29 vs. Chicago-NL.....set a franchise record for the most plate appearances to start a season without drawing an unintentional walk...Tied his career high with 4 hits on 7/27 at St. Louis as he went 4-for-5 with 3 runs scored in the 12-2 win...Belted his first career pinch-hit homer on 9/17 at Houston with a solo shot off Mark McLemore 2006 Began the season with Texas, where he batted .284 with 12 HR and 50 RBI in 87 games...Made 86 starts (57g in RF, 15g in LF, 14g at DH)...Was named American League Co-Player of the Week (with Cleveland's Ben Broussard) for 4/24-4/30...From 4/9-4/30 recorded a career-high 14-game hitting streak (22-56, .393, 7hr, 22rbi)...Set a Major League record for right-handed batters by homering in 7 consecutive games from 4/21-4/28 (7hr)...Produced RBI in a career-high 9 consecutive games from 4/20-4/29 (22rbi)...Belted grand slams on 4/21 vs. Tampa Bay (off Seth McClung) and 4/26 vs. Oakland (off Kiko Calero)...On 7/28 was traded to Milwaukee, along with RHP Francisco Cordero, OF Laynce Nix and LHP Julian Cordero, for OF Carlos Lee and OF Nelson Cruz...Batted .230 with 1 HR and 18 RBI in 40 games with the Brewers.....made 31 starts, all in left field...Wore uniform #25 on his first night with the Brewers, arriving in the bottom of the eighth inning on 7/28 vs. Cincinnati (did not play).....switched to #24 the next day to accomodate newly-acquired David Bell...Made his Brewers debut on 7/29 vs. Cincinnati, starting in left field, and went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI...Hit his only homer as a Brewer in his second game with the team on 7/30 vs. Cincinnati (3-run off Aaron Harang)...Ended the season with 118 consecutive at-bats without a home run, a career high...On 1/16/07 signed a 1-year contract, avoiding arbitration. 2005 Established career-highs in nearly every offensive category, including games (150), at-bats (557), runs (71), hits (147), doubles (33), RBI (73) and walks (50)...led Rangers with 8 outfield assists...tied for 4th among Rangers in home runs (25) and ranked 5th in RBI, doubles and slugging (.469)...started 108 games in left field, 36 in right field and one as designated hitter.

Batting: Batted .205 (8-39) with 2 RBI in first 10 games...hit .329 (54-164) with 18 doubles, 12 HR and 35 RBI in next 46 games, from April 20-June 17, to rise to .305...recorded a .214 (28-131) average over next 34 games to lower average from .305 to .269...batted .333 (30-90) in 24 games from July 27-August 24 to rise from .269 to .283...hit .203 (27-133) over final 36 games to finish the season at .264...recorded season-high 8-game hit streak from September 10-17...matched career-high with 4 hits on August 13 at New York (AL)...drew 3 walks on August 6 vs. Baltimore, matching career-high...batted .296 (37-125) against left-handers and .255 (110-432) against right-handers...hit .273 (76-278) with 13 HR and 35 RBI in 76 games at home and .254 (71-279) with 12 HR and 38 RBI in 74 road contests.

Home Runs/RBI: Hit 25 home runs, his 2nd consecutive 20-HR campaign...established career-highs with 3 HR and 5 RBI on June 30 vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim...3 homers matched a Rangers club record, accomplished 11 other times...was the first 3-HR game by a Texas batter since Alex Rodriguez on August 17, 2002 vs. Toronto...was one of 6 3-HR games in the majors in 2005...his 3 home runs came in consecutive innings (5th, 6th, 7th), as he is just the 7th player in major league history with home runs in 3 consecutive innings, the 2nd-ever in the American League...hit 2 homers on May 16 at Chicago (AL)...homered in back-to-back games on 4 occasions, including 3 straight contests from May 29-June 1...totaled 7 HR in 14 games from May 15-June 1...hit first career grand slam off Al Leiter on June 11 at Florida...home run on May 29 vs. Chicago (AL) was the 11th in Ameriquest Field in Arlington history to reach the club level in left field...broke up a Barry Zito no-hit bid in the 8th inning on July 15 at Oakland...recorded career-high 73 RBI...had 7 games with 3 or more RBI, including 3 games with 4 or more RBI...recorded 14 RBI in 12 games from May 29-June 11. 2004 Kevin established career highs in nearly every category, including games (125), runs (69), hits (122), doubles (30), triples (3), home runs (26), RBI (71), slugging (.539) and walks (33)...ranked 4th among AL outfielders with a .995 fielding percentage...ranked 3rd among Rangers in slugging, 4th in home runs, and 5th in doubles and total bases (236)...started 60 games in right field, 37 in left field, 14 as designated hitter and 5 in center field.

Batting: Batted .324 (33-102) through May 4, leading team at that point with 10 doubles in 26 games...hit .188 (16-85) from May 7- June 30, which included a stint on the disabled list, dropping season figure to .262...posted .407 (11-27) average with 4 HR and 10 RBI over his first 6 games in July, rising to .280...batted .182 (10-55) over 21 games from July 9-Aug. 14, dropping to .260...batted .308 (52-169) with 10 homers and 28 RBI in final 46 contests, raising final figure to .279...hit safely in 11 consecutive games from Aug. 22-Sept. 2, longest hit streak of his career...had 4 hits twice, April 25 vs. Seattle and July 4 vs. Houston, matching career high.

Home Runs/RBI: Hit career-high 26 home runs, 9 more than his career total entering the season...from June 26-July 11, homered in 6 of 11 games (7 total HR) with 7 of 14 hits in that stretch being long balls...homered 5 times in a span of 5 games from Sept. 6- 10, including 4 in 3 contests from Sept. 8-10...had 3 three-run homers, 8 two-run shots and 15 solo blasts...posted 2-homer contests on July 4 at Houston and Sept. 10 vs. Toronto...hit 8 homers in Sept./Oct., tied with Mark Teixeira for club lead...had season-high 4 RBI on July 4 at Houston, matching career high, and recorded a trio of 3 RBI contests...had 16 RBI in 18 games in July...hit 6 homers and had 13 RBI in 16 games against Seattle.

2004 Notes: Finished with 4th-highest fielding percentage among qualifying AL outfielders at .995 (1 E/220 TC)...matched club record by scoring 5 runs on April 25 vs. Seattle, just the 3rd player in Texas history to accomplish that feat...was on disabled list from May 24- June 11 with a strained left oblique muscle...sustained injury as right fielder on May 23 vs. New York when throwing out Alex Rodriguez at the plate to end first inning...batted .330 (32-97) in 29 games against AL East opponents...was a double shy of the cycle on April 25 vs. Seattle...tied for 6th in the major leagues with 68 total bases in Sept./Oct.

The First State: Has 43 career home runs, 6th on the all-time list among players born in Delaware, 7 long balls shy of matching Chris Widger. 2003 Started 30 games in left field and 3 in center field while being limited to 38 games due to injuries...average of .320 was the highest of any position player who appeared in a game in 2003...hit safely in 9 consecutive games, one shy of career best, June 10-20...drove in 4 runs in first 27 games, then had 7 in last 11 contests...hit .346 (18-52) vs. left-handers and .333 (7-21) with runners in scoring error in 61 total chances in the outfield...opened the year on the DL with a muscle oblique strain, sustained while taking batting practice in spring training on March 20...assigned on rehab to Frisco (AA) on April 14 and was activated on April 17...hit .219 (7-32) in 10 games before being optioned to Oklahoma (AAA) on May 2...recalled on June 6 and hit .355 (33-93) in 28 games...broke his left wrist when hit by a Juan Rincon pitch on July 8 vs. Minnesota and was sidelined for the season...had surgery on wrist September 6...Minor Leagues: Appeared in 3 games for Frisco and went 1-11 from April 14-16 (all games at Tulsa)...played in 29 games for Oklahoma and hit .267 with 8 doubles, 4 home runs and 21 RBI...hit safely in 20 of his 29 games...had 8 multi-hit final 8 games with the RedHawks hit .345 (10-29) with one home run and 6 RBI...that stretch raised his average from .237 to .267...played 17 games in right field and 12 in left field...hit .367 (11-30) with runners in scoring position and .320 (16-50) with runners on base. 2002 After a pair of stints with the Rangers in April and May, rejoined the club for the rest of the season on June 10 and was a starter in the outfield the rest of the way...started 49 games in left field and 47 contests in right field, the most starts for any Texas outfielder...selected as the Rangers Rookie of the Year by the Dallas-Fort Worth BBWAA chapter...ranked second among AL rookies with 60 RBI behind Toronto's Eric Hinske (84)...also tied for third in doubles (20), homers (15), and extra base hits (37), placed fourth in total bases (164), and was fifth in runs (52), hits (95), and slugging percentage (.448)...hit the most homers for a Texas rookie since Dean Palmer (15) in 1991...recalled from Oklahoma on April 6, going 0-4 in major league debut in start in left on April 9 vs. Oakland...hit safely in his next 8 games (all starts), at 8-27 (.296) with 7 RBI, his longest batting streak of the year...singled for first hit on April 10 vs. Oakland with first homer coming off Mark Mulder the following day...drove in season best 4 runs in that game...optioned to Oklahoma on April 27...promoted again on May 8 before returning to RedHawks on May 20...recalled for remainder of season on June 10 and hit .350 (21-60) with 7 homers and 14 RBI in first 18 games, improving to .314 overall on June 28...had a .203 (16-79) average in next 24 games, falling to .266 on July 29...hit .278 (35-126) over his next 30 contests and was still at .271 on September 2...Rangers Player of the Month in June, batting .333 with 7 homers and 15 RBI in 19 games...homered twice on June 20 vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field...did not go deep in final 34 games after leading off Texas first inning with blast on August 21 at Boston...had a .319 (29-91) average with men in scoring position...hit .278 (54-194) at home but just .238 (41-172) on the road...produced season-high 4 hits, July 31 vs. New York...0-5 as a pinch-hitter...had a .990 (2 E/202 TC) fielding percentage in 106 total games in the outfield and led AL rookies in outfield assists (7)...made 2 defensive appearances in center...hit .273 (9-33) in 9 games in second span from April 29-May 7...had a .193 (11-57) in 15 games in final appearance at Oklahoma from May 24-June 8...fielded .965 (2 E/57 TC). 2001 Ranked 4th in the Texas League in extra base hits (62), tied for 4th in homers (26), and ranked 5th in slugging (.509)...Led Tulsa in at bats (475), runs (78), hits (126), doubles (34), homers, and rbi (83)...Ranked 1st among Rangers minor leaguers in homers and was 3rd in rbi...Started 1st 5 games of the season in left, then made 112 starts in right and 2 as dh the rest of the year...Posted a .305 (36-118) average in May but hit .216 (19-88) in next 24 games to drop to .253 on July 17...Batted .333 (39-117) over next 27 contests and was at .273 through Aug. 15 before hitting .193 (11-57) in last 16 games...Had 2 homers and 5 rbi on July 5 at Shreveport and also homered twice on July 25 and Sept. 1, both at Wichita...Produced a .352 (45-128) average vs. lefthanded pitchers but a .233 (81-347) mark against righthanders...Hit safely in 11 straight games, July 21-31...Played in Texas League all-star game.

Had surgery to repair torn cartilage in left wrist in February and then came to major league spring training camp as non-roster player...Experienced soreness in wrist and was returned to minor league camp on March 1 to continue rehab...Was also sidelined from June 10-30 with strained right hamstring.

Played for Peoria in Arizona Fall League, batting .311 with 3 homers and 13 rbi in 17 games...Was sidelined for part of fall with hamstring injury. 2000 Was selected as Florida State League Most Valuable Player and Rangers Tom Grieve minor league player of the year at Charlotte...Led FSL in runs (118), hits (164), total bases (302), extra base hits (75), rbi (121), and slugging (.615) and had 3rd highest average (.334)...Was on FSL post-season all-star team and played in league all-star game...Was selected as Baseball America's full season class A player of the year...Was the Rangers minor league player of the month in August after batting .407 with 9 homers and 36 rbi...Was selected as FSL player of the week, June 5-11 and July 31-Aug. 6...Had a 17-game hitting streak, July 20-Aug. 8 with homers in 4 straight games, July 28-Aug. 1...Hit .385 off lefthanders...Played for Grand Canyon in Arizona Fall League.