Full name is Graham Clinton Koonce...resides in Alpine, Calif., with his wife, Aubrey, and daughter, Addison...Graduated from Julian High and attended UCLA and San Diego State University...Hit .600 (18-30) with 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 11 games in the Arizona Fall League in 2003...also played for Team USA in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Panama in 2003 and hit .364 (4-11) with a home run and 3 RBI
in 4 games.2006Spent the entire season at Nashville (AAA) in the Milwaukee Brewers
organization...hit .256 (76-297) with 19 home runs and 52 RBI in 88 games.2004The 2003 Pacific Coast League MVP for Triple-A Sacramento, Koonce dropped in the organization's depth chart with the emergence of Dan Johnson, but he's a powerful hitter and a decent first baseman. If the A's decide he's not part of their future, there should be plenty of takers in the trade market.2003Was named Most Valuable Player of the Pacific Coast League after batting .277 with 34 home runs and 115 RBI at Triple-A Sacramento...led the PCL in home runs and RBI, ranked second in total bases (260), tied for second in walks (98), fourth in slugging percentage (.542) and fifth in on-base percentage (.403) and extra base hits (58)...led all of minor league baseball in home runs and his RBI total was second only to Josh Barfield of Lake Elsinore of the Single-A California League (128)...finished tied for fifth in the minors in walks...led the A's farm system in home runs and RBI...also led the A's farm system in RBI last year...had career highs in home runs, RBI and slugging...led Sacramento in games (138), home runs, RBI, walks, sacrifice flies (12), hit by pitches (11), total bases and on-base percentage...is now a .276 (1009 for 3651) career hitter in 1069 games in 10 seasons in the minors and has 734 walks for a .401 on-base percentage...was called up to Oakland on September 14 and made his major league debut on September 20 against Seattle when he struck out as a pinch hitter against Armando Benitez...made his only start on September 24 against Texas and was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts...was 0 for his first 7 before doubling off Rafael Soriano in the eighth inning on September 28 at Seattle for his first major league hit...was 1 for 8 with six strikeouts in six games with the A's...while at Sacramento, he appeared in 81 games at first base and 56 at designated hitter...hit .277 with 15 home runs and 56 RBI in 69 games at home and .277 with 19 home runs and 59 RBI in 69 games on the road...batted .267 (31 for 116) against left handed pitching and .280 (102 for 364) with 28 of 34 his home runs against right handers...his average dropped to .250 (42 for 168) with runners in scoring position, including .190 (16 for 84) with RISP and two outs...saw most of his action batting fourth (70 for 225, .311) and fifth (46 for 193, .238) in the order...got off to a slow start as he was batting .088 (3 for 34) with 18 strikeouts over his first 10 games...then went 22 for 60 (.367) over his next 18 games to boost his average to .266 on May 4...had six home runs and 17 RBI over a 12-game span from May 3 to 15 and finished May with 31 RBI which tied for third most in the minors...was hitting .246 (62 for 252) with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in 77 games through June 26...batted .311 (71 for 228) with 19 home runs and 57 RBI over his final 61 games...had a season high nine-game hitting streak from July 1 to 9 (14 for 36, .389)...scored a run in seven consecutive games from July 23 to 29...finished July with a .318 (34 for 107) batting average, his best one month total in 2003...then batted .306 (33 for 108) with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 29 games in August...homered in four straight games from August 19-22, all against Las Vegas...had 12 RBI over that span, including a season high five RBI on August 20...also had four four-RBI games...finished August with a three-home run game on the 31st at Las Vegas...hit just .167 (3 for 18) with a home run and four RBI in six post-season games with the River Cats but had seven walks and scored seven runs.2002Was selected by the A's organization in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft prior to the season and spent the year at Double-A Midland where he led all of minor league baseball with 133 walks...that was 31 more than the nearest player, Shawn Fagan of the Toronto organization (102)...set a Midland franchise record for walks...the walks fueled a .440 on-base percentage that ranked fourth in the minors...had career highs in walks, on-base percentage, home runs (24), RBI (96), games (140) and strikeouts (117)...the home runs ranked second among all Double-A players and the RBI tied for second...the RBI led the A's farm system and he ranked second in home runs...was named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team at designated hitter...led the league in games, home runs, RBI, walks and on-base percentage, ranked third in runs scored (86), fourth in slugging (.487) and strikeouts and tied for fifth in extra base hits (52)...led the Rockhounds in games, runs, hits (129), total bases (229), doubles (28), home runs, RBI, walks, slugging and on-base percentage...his batting average broke down to .202 (23 for 114) with four home runs against left handed pitching compared to .298 (106 for 356) with 20 home runs against right handers...hit .249 (75 for 301) with 20 HR and 65 RBI while batting third and .302 (42 for 139) with 3 HR and 23 RBI when hitting clean-up...appeared defensively in 119 games at first base but also hit .324 (23 for 71) with five home runs and 19 RBI in 20 games at designated hitter...had 19 home runs in his first 72 games and five in his last 68...best month of the season was April as he hit .315 (29 for 92) with 7 HR and 27 RBI, all his best one month figures in 2002...the RBI tied for third most in all of minor league baseball in April...had a season high five RBI on April 25 against Arkansas to start a 12-game stretch through May 7 where he had nine home runs and 21 RBI...had his first of two two-homer games on April 27 against Shreveport and homered in three consecutive games from April 27-29 and May 5-7...batting average was at .324 following play on May 7 but he went 47 for 207 (.227) over his next 63 games through July 16, dropping his average to the .261 mark...however, drew 72 walks over that span...had a 23-game stretch from May 10 to June 2 where he reached base safely via hit or walk in each game...hit his lone grand slam of the season on June 5 against Tulsa...had his second two homer game of the season on June 10 at Wichita...named to the Texas League All-Star Game and went 1 for 5 in the contest...after his average bottomed out at .261 on July 17, he went 45 for 148 (.304) over his last 44 games to finish the year at .274...hit the game winning three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in an 8-6 win over Arkansas on August 13.Career: 1994-spent his first professional season with Bristol of the Rookie Appalachian League and hit .217 with no home runs and 15 RBI in 43 games...finished second on the clubs with 28 walks. 1995-played for Jamestown in the New York-Penn League and hit .280 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 73 games...led the Jammers in games (73), at bats (289) and hits (81) and tied for the team lead in RBI. 1996-hit .239 with eight home runs and 59 RBI in 133 games with Fayetteville in the South Atlantic League...had a career high 486 at bats and added three triples which ties his career high...appeared in 132 games at first base and also made his professional debut in the outfield with one game. 1997-released by the Detroit organization at the end of spring training and signed with Tri-City of the independent Western League...hit .287 with three home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games with the Posse...stole a career high 13 bases and matched his career high with three triples...added 67 walks which ranked second in the Western League...led Tri-City in runs scored (46). 1998-returned to the Western League for the second consecutive season but this time played for Chico where he hit a career high .331 in 69 games...added 10 home runs, 41 RBI and a career high .517 slugging percentage...led the Heat in batting...appeared in 47 games at first base and 19 in the outfield. 1999-signed with the San Diego Padres organization following the 1998 season and played for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in the California League...hit .285 with 19 home runs and 79 RBI...added 76 walks and a career high 11 hit by pitches...tied for third in the Padres farm system in home runs...led his team in walks and on-base percentage (.392) and finished second in games (132), at bats (474), runs (76), total bases (210), home runs, RBI and hit by pitches...hit .211 against left handed pitching and .316 against right handers...had an 11-game hitting streak from April 21 to May 3 as part of a 23-game stretch from April 16 to May 12 where he reached base safely via hit or walk in each game...homered twice on May 9 against Lancaster and July 3 at Lancaster...had a season high four hits on July 30 at High Desert...best month of the season was July when he hit .337 (35 for 104) with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 27 games...batted .316 (6 for 19) with a home run and five RBI in five playoff games for the Quakes. 2000-spent his second consecutive season at Rancho Cucamonga and responded with career highs in runs (92), hits (140) and doubles (40) while matching his best in triples (3)...also walked 107 times which ranked second in all of minor league baseball...led the Padres farm system in RBI (93), tied for second in home runs (18) and tied for seventh in batting (.295)...led the California League in doubles and walks, tied for the league lead in extra base hits (61), ranked third in on-base percentage (.425), tied for third in games (137), tied for fourth in slugging (.505) and fifth in total bases (240)...led his team in doubles, home runs, RBI, walks, slugging and on-base percentage...average improved to .339 (21 for 62) with runners in scoring position and two outs...his monthly average was never higher than .305 or lower than .276...reached base safely via hit or walk in 28 consecutive games from May 9 to June 5...homered in three consecutive games, August 19-21. 2001-spent most of the season at Double-A Mobile before being moved up to Triple-A Portland on August 27...hit .266 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI in 109 games with Mobile before going 3 for 14 (.214) with a home run and two RBI in six games with Portland...batted a combined .263 at both stops but added 94 walks for a .429 on-base percentage...the walks ranked fifth in all of minor league baseball and the on-base percentage was sixth...led the Southern League in walks (89) and on-base percentage (.429)...led Mobile in runs scored (52), home runs, walks and on-base percentage...while at Mobile, he appeared in 56 games at first base and 27 in left field...also hit .303 (20 for 66) in 19 games at designated hitter and was 0 for 6 with four walks as a pinch hitter...reached base safely via hit or walk in 25 consecutive games from May 7 to June 8...homered twice on July 20 against Jacksonville...best month of the season at Mobile was August when he hit .383 (18 for 47) with three home runs and 11 RBI in 18 games...five of those RBI came on August 17 against Orlando.