Catching prospect has seen limited big league action over last 2 seasons...made his Major League debut as September callup in 2002 after entering season having not played higher than single-A level....enters 5th professional campaign after being Giants' 33rd selection in 2000 draft...owns lifetime .261 minor league career average with 15 home runs and 141 RBI in 353 games.
Graduated from San Angelo Central (San Angelo, TX) High School...attended Grayson County (Dennison, TX) JC before transferring to Texas Tech University...single.2004Logged full campaign at triple-A Fresno, establishing career-high with 21
2Bs...Grizzlies' starting backstop batted .252 with 5 HRs and 41 RBI in 118 games.2003Had promising season cut short due to grade 3 sprained right thumb...Dr. Gordon Brody performed surgery July 3...opened year at triple-A Fresno, before his recall to San Francisco June 17 to take roster spot of Yorvit Torrealba, who was placed on Bereavement List...made 1 appearance for Giants, going 0-for-1 while catching last 2.0 innings June 18 at LA...was optioned back to Fresno June 21 and played in 7 more games before his injury June 28...was dispatched on 3 different rehab assignments with Arizona rookie-league club, rookie-league Salem-Keizer and single-A San Jose before returning to Fresno Aug. 28...overall, hit career-high .297 (70-for-236) with 10 2Bs, 2 3Bs, 3 HRs and 27 RBI in 79 contests...in 69 outings for Fresno, posted .286 mark with 10 2Bs, 3B, 2 HRs and 20 RBI.2002Climbed organizational ladder, completing 4-rung journey with Major League debut in Sept...prior to season, came to 1st big league camp as non-roster invitee...combined to hit .258 (82-for-318) with 36 runs, 16 2Bs, 5 HRs and 34 RBI in 101 minor league contests...got late start to season after fracturing hamate bone in left hand...opened season at single-A San Jose, appearing in 16 games and hitting .255 with HR and 5 RBI...moved to double-A Shreveport May 20, where he hit .281 (59-for-210) with 26 runs, 13 2Bs, HR and 20 RBI in 66 games...earned promotion to triple-A Fresno Aug. 12...in 19 games for Grizzlies, hit .175 (10-for-57) with 3 runs, 2 HRs and 9 RBI...had contract purchased from Fresno prior to Sept. 3 game vs. Colorado, marking 1st appearance on 40-man roster...made ML debut Sept. 12 in San Diego, entering as defensive replacement in 8th inning and singling off Padres' Trevor Hoffman in 1st big league at-bat (in 10th inning)...collected 1st ML RBI Sept. 29 with double off Houston's Ricky Stone...played for Grand Canyon in Arizona Fall League following season.2001Spent entire season with single-A Hagerstown, playing in 114 games with Suns...hit .237 with 5 HRs and 50 RBI...ranked 4th on club with 19 doubles and 4th with 53 runs scored...also stole 10 bases in 15 attempts...started both games of South Atlantic League playoffs, going 3-for-8 (.375) with RBI.2000Was post-season Northwest League All-Star following 1st
campaign in professional ball...hit .270 with 9 2Bs, 3 HRs and
30 RBI in 59 games for Salem-Keizer.