Married Jennifer...has one daughter, Reese...is a 1998 graduate of Randleman (N.C.) High School...attended The Citadel (S.C)...originally drafted by Atlanta in the 44th round of the 1998 First Year-Player Draft but did not sign.2011Spent most of the season at Class AAA Charlotte, hitting .283 (111-392) with 27 doubles, 20 home runs and 69 RBI in 101 games...tied for fourth in the organization in home runs and ranked eighth in RBI...appeared in 65 games at third base and 16 at first...began the season with the Knights...his contract was purchsed by Chicago on 5/17...collected
a pinch-hit single that night vs. Texas, his first Major League hit since 2008...was designated for assignment on 5/30...was on Charlotte's disabled
list from 7/4-14 with a strained right groin...was a non-roster invitee to
Spring Training.2010Spent the entire season with Class AAA Sacramento in the Oakland organization, batting .267 (85-318) with 17 doubles, 22 home runs and 75 RBI in 84 games ... was on the disabled list on two occasions with a strained left hamstring (4/17-5/3 and 9/3-remainder of season) ... was a
non-roster invitee to spring training with the A's ... signed by the White Sox
as a free agent on 11/10.2009Was with the Florida Marlins during Spring Training and batted .239 with a home run and seven RBI in 16 games before he was released March 31...signed by the San Francisco Giants to a minor league contract April 10 but missed the entire season with back problems.2008Led all Minor League Baseball with 42 home runs at Triple-A Albuquerque...took home the Joe Bauman trophy, given annually to the MiLB home run leader, and team MVP award...also earned
Topps Triple-A All-Star honors as the designated hitter...his 42 home runs marked a single-season high
at the Minor League level...opened the season by homering in his first three games and finished the
month of April with 10 home runs...collected a hit in 16 of the 22 games he played in April...his best
offensive month came in June as he posted a .358 average with 11 homers and 21 RBI in 26 games...
earned Pacific Coast League Player of the Week honors for June 23-29 by batting .474 (9 for 19) with
four home runs and nine RBI...also named to the PCL All-Star team, as well as the All-PCL Team
following the season...collected a season-high four hits twice; July 22 vs. Sacramento and July 27 vs.
Fresno...hit three home runs in a game two times; May 19 vs. Round Rock and July 27 vs. Fresno...
owned four multi-homer games on the season...homered in seven straight games from June 8 to 27 to
tie a PCL and MiLB record, and had an RBI streak of 11 games, June 18-July 1 (17 RBI total)...drove
in a season-high five runs Aug. 30 at Round Rock...recalled by the Marlins Sept. 2 and posted two hits
in 11 at-bats over 11 games.2007Missed entire season while recovering from lower back surgery...underwent surgery January 22 to have a central disk herniation removed and some of the spurring shaved down...procedure was performed by Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Dr. Andrew Dossett at the Carrell Memorial Clinic in Dallas.2006In another injury-plagued season, McPherson hit .261 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs in 115 at-bats for the Angels in 2006. The corner infielder battled back spasms and a herniated disk, and he will try to be ready by Spring Training by rehabbing this offseason in Arizona. McPherson spent three months on the disabled list. He hit the first inside-the-park home run in his career on June 17 against the Padres. McPherson batted .250 with 17 home runs and 45 RBIs in 56 games for Triple-A Salt Lake, where he spent the first month of the season.2005An injury-plagued season limited him to 61 games with Angels ... Missed most of Spring Training due to back spasms and opened season at Triple-A Salt Lake ... Batted .308 (12/39; 3 HR, 14 RBI) in 10 rehab games with Stingers ... Recalled from Salt Lake, April 18 ... In 61 games with Angels, hit .244 (50/205) with eight home runs
and 22 RBI ... Six of eight HRs came at Angel Stadium ... Tallied seven HR and 23 RBI in last 31 games (1 HR, 3 RBI in first 30 games) ... 18 of last 31 hits were for extra bases ... Hit game-tying, pinch-hit two-run HR with two-out in
ninth inning 6/29 at Texas ... Homered in three straight games, 5/26-28, second Angel to do so in 2005 (Guerrero) ... Hit in career-best eight consecutive games, May 25-June 1 ... First career walk-off HR in 10th inning, 5/27 vs. KC ... Placed on 15-day DL July 8 with left hip inflammation ... Had rehab stint at Class A Rancho Cucamonga (Aug. 3-7), hitting .438 (7/16; 2 HR, 5 RBI) before opting for surgery ... Underwent arthroscopic surgery on impingement
in his left hip, Aug. 30 in Nashville, Tenn., with Dr. Thomas Byrd, the Tennessee Titans' team physician.2004Split 2004 season between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Salt Lake...Named Sporting News' Minor League Player of the Year and earned the J. G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year...Also named Angels' Organizational Player of the Year...Combined to hit .317 (165/521) with 36 doubles, 14 triples, 40 home runs and 126 RBI in 135 games
between Arkansas and Salt Lake...Joined Angels as Sept. call-up, Sept. 6...Made ML debut, Sept. 10 vs. White
Sox as PR in seventh inning (1 R)...Made first ML plate appearance as PH, Sept. 11 (SO) vs. White Sox...Made first ML start,
Sept. 20 vs. Seattle at third base (3/3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB)...Double in second inning marked first ML hit...Connected for first ML
home run, Sept. 22 vs. Seattle (3-runs off Gil Meche)...Made 11 starts with Angels at third base and did not commit an error...
Began season at Arkansas, where he hit .321 (84/262) with 53 runs scored, 17 doubles, six triples, 20 home runs and 69 RBI
in 68 games...Named to Texas League All-Star Team, Texas League Player of the Week (twice) and Player of the Month (twice
- May & June)...Participated in ML Futures Game in Houston during All-Star break...Promoted to Salt Lake, June 22, where he
batted .313 (81/259) with 54 runs, 19 doubles, eight triples, 20 home runs and 57 RBI in 67 games...2004 Post-Season...Made
post-season debut in ALDS vs. Boston, appearing in all three games...Started Games 1 & 2 at third base...Posted RBI single off
Pedro Martinez in Game 2 to tie contest at 1-1 in 2nd inning.2003Posted .310 average (122/394) with 30 doubles, seven triples, 23 home runs and 86 RBI between single-A Rancho Cucamonga and double-A Arkansas while earning Angels' Organizational Co-Player of the Year award...Set career-highs in doubles, triples, total bases (235) and home runs...Began third professional season at Rancho Cucamonga, batting .308 (90/292) with 21 doubles, six triples, 18 home runs and 59 RBI in 77 games...Led Quakes in home runs and walks, while his .596 combined slugging percentage ranked third-highest among all minor leaguers...Homered in five-straight games (July 14-18) and 11 of 18 contests from July 8-24...Was named by Baseball America as California High Class A All-Star and earned California League All-Star honors at third base...Tabbed by Topps as California League Player of the Month and earned Angels' Organizational Player of the Month for July...Named California Player of the Week, July 14-20, batting .652 (15/23) with three doubles, one triple, six home runs and 10 RBI...Collected at least one hit in 59 of 77 games while collecting 27 multi-hit efforts (24 two-hit; 2 three-hit; 1 four-hit)...Longest hit-streak was 13-games (May 18-June 1)...Also had 12- (Aug. 10-22) and 11-(July 14-24) game hit-streaks...Made first appearance with Arkansas, July 31...Batted .314 (32-102) in 28 games for Travelers...Was named Texas League Player of the Week, Aug. 11-18, where he batted .452 (14/31) with one double, five home runs and 19 RBI...Posted season-high three home runs and eight RBI, Aug. 11 vs. El Paso (4/5, 3 R)...Was ranked as second best prospect at third base by Baseball America...Hit a towering HR off Randy Johnson who was on a rehab assignment with Lancaster, July 16.2002Spent second professional season with single-A Cedar Rapids, batting .277 (138/499) with 24 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs and 88 RBI...Led Kernels in home runs and RBI...Ranked first in Midwest League in walks (78) and fifth in strikeouts (128)...Earned position on Midwest League All-Star team...Named Midwest Player of the Week, Aug. 5-11.2001Played 31 games for rookie-level Provo, posting .395 average (49-124) with 11 doubles, five home runs and 29 RBI...Earned Pioneer Player of the Week honors, July 16-22...Named Organizational Player of the Month for July.