Edwin Encarnacion

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 1"/230
  • Age: 32


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Edwin Encarnacion 2015 Postseason Stats

.500 0 1 0 1.000

Edwin Encarnacion Postseason Career Stats

.500 0 1 0 1.000

Edwin Encarnacion Stats

.277 39 111 3 .929

Edwin Encarnacion MLB Career Stats

.266 268 815 54 .846

Edwin Encarnacion Bio

  • Full Name: Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion
  • Pronunciation: ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN
  • Born: 1/7/1983 in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Draft: 2000, Texas Rangers, 9th rd. (274th overall)
  • High School: Manuela Toro Morice, Caguas, PR
  • Debut: June 24, 2005
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2015 Postseason Stats 4 0 2 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Postseason Career Stats 4 0 2 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
2015 Stats 528 94 146 39 111 3 .277 .372 .929
MLB Career Stats 4808 730 1281 268 815 54 .266 .351 .846

Edwin Encarnacion Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Blue Jays AL 624 352 91.86 220.94 2.15 9.89 39.51
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.72 0.44 9.01 33.45


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October 7, 2015 at 10:59 PM ET

Encarnacion enters free agency on high note

Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion finished the 2015 regular season with a .277 average, 39 homers, 111 RBIs, 94 runs scored and three steals.

October 3, 2015 at 10:56 PM ET

Encarnacion belts 39th homer

Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Rays on Saturday.


Edwin Encarnacion Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Toronto AL
2014 Toronto AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
05/2014 Toronto AL
08/2015 Toronto AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
10/04/2010 Toronto AL
07/29/2013 Toronto AL
05/12/2014 Toronto AL
08/31/2015 Toronto AL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2006 Cincinnati NL

MLBPAA Blue Jays Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2012 Toronto AL

WBC All-Tournament Team

Year Team League
2013 Dominican Rep. WBC

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2003 Potomac CAR
2004 Chattanooga SOU
2005 Louisville INT

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Louisville INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Louisville INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Louisville INT

Triple-A All-Star Game Top Star, INT

Year Team League
2005 Louisville INT

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Chattanooga SOU

Edwin Encarnacion Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2008 26 23rd in NL
2012 42 4th in AL
2013 36 3rd in AL
2014 34 7th in AL
2015 39 7th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2012 110 3rd in AL
2013 104 6th in AL
2014 98 10th in AL
2015 111 4th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2012 .941 3rd in AL
2013 .904 5th in AL
2014 .901 5th in AL
2015 .929 5th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2012 .384 5th in AL
2013 .370 12th in AL
2014 .354 16th in AL
2015 .372 8th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2012 .557 5th in AL
2013 .534 5th in AL
2014 .547 4th in AL
2015 .557 5th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2012 93 11th in AL
2013 90 11th in AL
2015 94 10th in AL


Season BB Rank
2012 84 7th in AL
2013 82 4th in AL
2014 62 15th in AL
2015 77 6th in AL


Season 2B Rank
2011 36 14th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 644 24th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2012 302 11th in AL
2013 283 12th in AL
2014 261 18th in AL
2015 294 8th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2006 13 10th in NL
2007 14 4th in NL
2008 10 13th in NL
2012 11 7th in AL
2015 9 15th in AL

Edwin Encarnacion Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 15, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays activated 1B Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list.
August 12, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays sent 1B Edwin Encarnacion on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
August 9, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays sent 1B Edwin Encarnacion on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
July 7, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 6, 2014. Right quadriceps strain
October 1, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays activated 1B Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list.
September 17, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays placed 1B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 16, 2013. Left wrist injury.
April 18, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated 1B Edwin Encarnacion from the bereavement list.
April 15, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the bereavement list.
December 16, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent 3B Edwin Encarnacion.
December 2, 2010 3B Edwin Encarnacion elected free agency.
November 12, 2010 Oakland Athletics claimed 3B Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays.
September 13, 2010 Edwin Encarnacion roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
September 10, 2010 sent 3B Edwin Encarnacion on a rehab assignment to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
August 29, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained left wrist.
July 3, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of 3B Edwin Encarnacion from Las Vegas 51s.
June 23, 2010 Edwin Encarnacion assigned to Las Vegas 51s from Toronto Blue Jays.
June 21, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Edwin Encarnacion to Las Vegas 51s.
May 18, 2010 Edwin Encarnacion roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
May 14, 2010 sent 3B Edwin Encarnacion on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
April 21, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 15, 2010. Sore right shoulder.
September 5, 2009 3B Edwin Encarnacion assigned to Toronto Blue Jays.
August 24, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21, 2009. Strained left hamstring.
August 20, 2009 Edwin Encarnacion roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
August 1, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays activated 3B Edwin Encarnacion.
July 31, 2009 Cincinnati Reds Traded 3B Edwin Encarnacion and RHP Josh Roenicke to Toronto Blue Jays; Toronto Blue Jays Traded 3B Scott Rolen to Cincinnati Reds and Louisville Bats Traded RHP Zach Stewart to Blue Jays Organization.
July 3, 2009 Edwin Encarnacion roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
June 21, 2009 sent 3B Edwin Encarnacion on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
June 20, 2009 Cincinnati Reds transferred 3B Edwin Encarnacion from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. broken left wrist
April 28, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed 3B Edwin Encarnacion on the 15-day disabled list. chip fracture in left wrist

Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion Bio Info

Edwin Elpidio Encarnacion... @encadwin ... Has one child... Attended Manuel Toro High School in Caguas, Puerto Rico... In three consecutive seasons participated in Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game (2003-05).


Prior to May 1, hit .250 with 2-HR, 15-RBI & .747 OPS in 27 games...In his 92 games following that date he hit 31-HR, 74-RBI & .948 OPS...Recorded at least 20-2B and 25-HR for the 3rd straight season...Earned his second consecutive All-Star honour, but did not play due to injury...Finished the season with 158 career HR for TOR, placing him 7th on the club's all-time HR list, and now sits 21 HR shy of Jesse Barfield (179) for 6th place...From May 15-29, had 12 HR in 14G… It was just the 5th time since 2001 that someone has hit 12-HR in 14G (Troy Tulowitzki-2010, Ryan Howard-2006, Sammy Sosa & Barry Bonds in 2001)...Had four multi-HR games over that time (14G), becoming just the 5th player in MLB history to accomplish that feat in that time...During that stretch, he also had 10HR in 11G (5/18-29)...Had 16 HR in May (1st in ML) and 33 RBI (2nd in ML)...His 22 XBH ranked 1st in ML...The 16 HR in May set a new franchise record for most in a calendar month (Bautista, 14 in June 2012)...The 33 RBI in May is a career-high for most RBI in a month, also sets a new Blue Jays record for most RBI in May surpassing George Bell's mark of 31 in 1987… Is the 1st player to hit 14+ HR in May in one season after hitting no more than 2-HR that year through the end of April...He led the Majors in May with 16-HR, 22-XBH, .763 SLG & 2nd with 33-RBI...The 16-HR in May was the most by any player in the month of May since Barry Bonds hit a ML record 17-HR in 2001...It is also T-2nd on the all-time MLB list with Mickey Mantle (1956) & Mark McGwire (1998)...The 16-HR was the most hit in any month since Sammy Sosa hit 17-HR in August, 2001...The 33-RBI recorded in May by Edwin was the most in club history for that month & was one shy of the franchise mark in any calendar month held by Carlos Delgado (34-RBI in June, 2003)...The 22-XBH in the month of May was the most recorded in this month by any Jay in franchise history…The 22-XBH is T-2nd most in any month in TOR history with John Olerud (June, 1993) & Joe Carter (June, 1991)...No other player in ML history who hit fewer than 3-HR during April, reached the 20-HR mark as quickly as he did…By hitting his 20th HR on June 9, he surpassed the previous record by two days & that mark was a part of baseball history…Roger Maris hit only 1-HR in April 1961, but he hit his 20th on June 11 en route to a record-breaking total of 61 for the season...His home run on July 2 was the team's lone walk-off HR of the year...Record his 5th multi-HR game in May over a 21-game span on May 29 vs. KC...The five multi-homer games tied an MLB record for most multi-HR games in any calendar month (Albert Belle: Sept., 1995 & Harmon Killebrew: May, 1959)...Finished the season with six multi-HR games...Connected for his 6th multi-home run game of the year (17th career) June 20 at CIN…His 6-RBI in the game set a new career-high...Was named as AL Player of the Week (May 5-11), his 4th career weekly honour and 3rd as a Blue Jay…Over those seven games, hit .321 (9-28) with 7-XBH (2-2B, 1-3B, 4-HR)…It marks the 3rd time he has won this award as a Blue Jay (Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2010 & July 22-28, 2013)...Hit a 3B & a HR in the 7th inning becoming the 1st Blue Jay to accomplish the feat in the same inning May 7 at PHI...Was the 1st player in the Majors to do that since Luis Rivas of CLE at SEA on Sept. 26, 2007 (GM 1 of DH)...Is the 12th player since 1974 to have a 3B & HR in the same inning…Only player in club history to have recorded 2-XBH in the same inning twice (last: July 26, 2013 vs. HOU, 2-HR)...Was the 13th time in club history that this has happened...Was on disabled list from July 7-Aug.15 with a strained right quadriceps…In the 33 games he was absent team posted a 16-17 record...Set a new career-high with 4-BB Sept. 2 at TB...Collected RBI in six straight contests from April 26-May 2 (10 RBI total).


Is one of four Blue Jays, all-time, to record back-to-back seasons of 35+ HR/100+RBI…Joins Carlos Delgado (1998-2001), Jose Bautista (2010-2011) & Shawn Green (1998-1999) as the only Jays to do so. Became the 1st player in club history to finish a season with at least 35-HR (36), less than 65-SO (62) & had more walks (82) than strikeouts…The last player in the majors to accomplish this was Albert Pujols in 2011 (37-HR, 61-BB, 58-SO)…Was the 1st AL player to do so since Frank Thomas (CWS) in 1994 (38-HR, 109-BB, 61-SO). Became the 1st Blue Jays player to hit two home runs in the same inning (7th inning) on July 26 vs. HOU since Joe Carter accomplished the feat on October 3, 1993 at BAL (2nd inning)…Became the 1st Blue Jay in club history to record five RBI in a single inning. Recorded 50-RBI prior to June 8 (60-games)…It marked the 1st time that has happened by a Blue Jay in a season since Carlos Delgado (66 RBI/62 games) & Vernon Wells (59 RBI/63 games) both accomplishing the feat in 2003. Was named AL Player of the Week for the week of July 22-28… It was his 3rd career weekly honour & his 2nd while with TOR (last accomplished the week ending Oct. 3, 2010). Now has 124 career home runs for the Blue Jays, passing Jose Cruz (122) for 11th on the club's all-time home run list, and is 1-HR shy of Fred McGriff (125) for 10th on that list. Ranked as the 4th hardest player to SO in the AL in 2013 at 10.02 PA/K (A. Callaspo led with 10.98). Named the Honda Player of the Month for April by the Toronto Chapter of the BBWAA …It was his 3rd consecutive award & the 4th since the beginning of 2012. Had a four-game home run streak from April 23-26 becoming the 1st player to have three streaks of four or more consecutive games with a home run in their Blue Jays career. Was selected by his peers to play in his first career MLB All-Star Game going 0-2 after entering the game in the 7th inning. Collected his 1,000th career hit August 31 vs. KC. Played in his 1,000th career game June 10 at CWS.

2012 Set career highs in most offensive categories, including home runs (42), RBI (110), walks (84) and stolen bases (13)...Among AL hitters ranked 1st in HR/AB (12.90), 3rd in OPS (.941), T-3rd in RBI (110), 4th in HR (42), 5th in SLG (.557), OBP (.384), 7th in BB (84) and T-10th in XBH (66)...One of six players in the Major Leagues to have hit 40+ HR in 2012... Was one of eight players to have reached the 40 HR mark dating back to 2010... 21 of his 42 home runs have come with two strikes which led the Majors, with 10 of his 42 homers coming on a 1-2 pitch... Had at least five home runs in each month, the first Blue Jay to do so since Aaron Hill in 2009...Earned Honda Player of the Month honours for the club in April, August and September... Posted a .322 average with eight home runs and 22 RBI in April, .270 with seven home runs and 18 RBI in August and also had seven home runs and 20 RBI in September...Had a four-game home run streak April 27-30... Became one of three players (Delgado/Carter) to have two streaks of four or more consecutive games with a home run in their Blue Jays career...April 28 vs. SEA hit his 4th career grand slam... July 14 vs. CLE added his 8th multi-HR game of his career...Batted .305 with 23 home runs and 91 RBI with runners on base and with runners in scoring position, batted .311 with nine home runs and 61 RBI... In close and late situations batted .310 with four home runs and 10 RBI...Started 82 games at DH, 66 at 1B, 2 in LF and one at 3B. 2011 Appeared in 134 games, his most in his three years as a Blue Jay... CORNER GUY: Played 36 games at third base, 25 games at first base and the balance as a pinch hitter or designated hitter... DH/1B: When appearing at first or the designated hitter position batted .298 with 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 47 RBI... When appearing at third base his offense dipped to .213 with12 doubles, three home runs and eight RBI... DAILY DOUBLE: Recorded 36 doubles which was the highest total on the club, ranking 14th in the AL... Had the highest number of doubles in the AL for anyone with under 500 at-bats... Had multi-double contests on four occasions... TIME FOR A BREAK: In the first half batted .255 with six home runs and 19 RBI... In the second half improved to .291 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI... Walked only nine times in the first half producing a .283 OBP, as opposed to drawing 34 walks in the second half, producing a .382 OBP... SLOW START: Missed time in April due to left wrist soreness and spent time on the bereavement list... Made six of his 12 errors in April and did not hit his first home run of the season until May 29 vs. CWS... Did not record a multi-RBI game until June 11 vs. BOS... JULY/AUGUST: Had his best months in the summer, posting a .310 average with 16 doubles and 10 home runs, recording 25 of his 43 walks on the season... BETTER DAYS: Had a season high 13-game hit streak from July 31-Aug. 14, and hit in 21 of 23 games from July 24-Aug. 19... Had a stretch of reaching base safely in eight consecutive plate appearances from Aug. 7-10... Aug. 16 reached base in four of his five plate appearances, matching a career high (2nd time) with three walks... Sept. 7 vs. BOS recorded five RBI matching his career high (2nd time)... Recorded a walk-off home run on Sept. 22 vs. LAA, his 2nd career... LEFTY/RIGHTY: Was equally proficient vs. lefties and righties, batting .276 vs. lefties and .271 vs. righties.... WINTER BALL: Played in the Dominican Winter League posting a .133 average (2-15) with one home run and four RBI. 2010 Played in 96 games this season for the Blue Jays starting 95 times at 3B and once as the DH... 20+: Hit 20+ home runs for the second time in his career and the first time since hitting a career high 26 in 2008... Was one of seven Blue Jays to hit 20 or more home runs this season... FINISHING STRONG: Was named AL Player of the Week for the last week of the regular season ending October 3 by hitting .400 (8-for-20) in six games with five home runs and 11 runs batted in... The week also included hitting a home run in four consecutive games (five total) in the last series of the season at MIN... IN THE MINORS: Was optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) June 20 and then outrighted June 21... In seven games hit .438 (14-32) with two doubles, three home runs and 10 runs batted in... Had his contract selected from Las Vegas on July 2...Was placed on the disabled list Aug. 28 with a sprained left wrist...Returned to action on Sept. 13... HATTRICK: Hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career May 21 at ARI which was his 5th multi-homer game in his career... Became only the 2nd Blue Jays third baseman to homer three times in one game (Darnell Coles July 5/94 at MIN)...Also was the first three home run game by a Blue Jay in Interleague play... Was T-4th in the ML with six home runs in Interleague games... Had eight 3-hit games... Had a .914 OPS vs. left-handed pitching... Batted only .183 with runners in scoring position. 2009 Acquired on July 31 along with RHP Josh Roenicke & RHP Zachary Stewart from Cincinnati, in exchange for 3B Scott Rolen... Appeared in 85 games between Cincinnati & Toronto, batting .225 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI... AS A REDLING: Was in his 5th season with the Reds before being dealt... Played in 43 games, hitting .209 with five home runs and 16 RBI... July 17 vs. MIL, tied career high for the 3rd time, with four hits... TOUGH START: Recorded the lowest batting average in the majors among regulars in April posting a .127 mark, with only one home run... TIME FOR A BREAK: Suffered a broken wrist at the end of April that sidelined him for two months... Returned to the lineup on July 3 a saw his batting average rise from .127 to .228 over a span of 12 days, adding three home runs... WELCOME TO TORONTO: Made his Blue Jays debut on Aug. 1 at OAK, going 1-4... Collected hits in 11 of his first 14 contests, although added only one home run... His first multi-hit game did not come until his 23rd game as a Blue Jay, however he would go on to record seven from Sept. 11 onward... STRONG FINISH: Batted .274 in Sept./Oct. with seven of his 13 home runs and 20 of his 39 RBI coming in the seasons final month... BOMBS AWAY: Sept. 22 vs. BAL belted two home runs, matching a career high, now done on four occasions... His seven home runs were 3rd on the club in Sept./Oct. behind Jose Bautista (10) & Adam Lind (8). 2008 Produced 26 homers in 146 apps, both career highs...ranked second on the club in home runs behind Adam Dunn's 32...led the club with 141 starts at 3B and 81 starts batting sixth in the order... also hit third (1gs, 8/4 vs Mil), fourth (16gs), fifth (29gs) and seventh (14gs)...on 8/4 vs Mil batted third in the lineup for the 10th time in his career (9gs batting third in 2006)...produced his third career 2-homer game (4/20 vs Mil), a grand slam (8/29 vs SF, off Barry Zito) and a walkoff HR (4/2 vs Ari)...participated in 5 of the Reds' 9 sets of back-to-back HR...produced the first of the Reds' 11 walkoff victories, in the bottom of the ninth of the 6-5 win on 4/2 vs Ari hit a 3-run HR off Brandon Lyon...had 33 multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games...in April led the team in HR (7) and RBI (15)...from 4/10-4/24 produced a career-high 14-game hitting streak (.377, 5hr, 8rbi), raising overall BA from .083 to .286...was the longest hitting streak by a Reds batter all season...from 4/8-5/5 reached base safely in 25 straight games (.304, 6hr, 13rbi, 10bb)...in the 4-1 win on 4/10 at Mil snapped a season-high 0-for-18 skid with a 2-run HR off Carlos Villanueva in the seventh inning that broke the 1-1 tie...on 5/21 at LAD produced the 200th RBI of his career (sac fly off Hiroki Kuroda)...in the 10-inning, 6-4 loss vs Bos on 6/14 tied the game at 4-4 in the ninth with a 2-out, 2-strike homer off Jonathan Papelbon...on 8/29 vs SF had a grand slam and a career-high 5rbi...his double on 8/31 off SF's Billy Sadler was the 100th of his career...on 5/23 and 5/24 missed 2g because of the flu...on 6/6 at Fla was hit on the left elbow by a Justin Miller pitch and missed 1 start...from 6/24-6/28 missed 5g with low back spasms...on 9/17 was scratched with a mild sprain of his left wrist and missed 5g...suffered that injury on a checked swing vs Randy Johnson on 9/13 at Ari...was ejected twice, by HP umpire Eric Cooper on 5/22 at SD for arguing balls and strikes and by 3B umpire Chad Fairchild on 7/1 vs Pit for arguing a play at third base...were the first ejections of his career...made 2 regular season apps for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League before joining that team for the playoffs. 2007 In his second full season as the Reds' starting third baseman led the club in hitting (.289), hitting with RISP (.360) and hitting on the road (.309)...ranked among the National League leaders in hitting with RISP (3rd), hitting on the road (9th) and times hit by a pitch (14, T4th)...led the club with 40 starts batting sixth in the order and 134 starts at 3B...his career-high 41 multi-hit games tied Ken Griffey Jr. for second on the team behind Brandon Phillips (56)...began the season with the Reds and in 31g and 28 starts hit .218 (1hr, 14rbi, 6e) before he was optioned to Louisville on 5/10...was recalled on 5/22 after 11 apps for the Bats (19-46, .413, 3 2b, 3hr, 7rbi, 1sb)...in his 108 apps for the Reds after that recall hit .307 (15hr, 62rbi, 10e), including .351 (8hr, 29rbi) in his last 42g of the season...in September led the club in total bases (50), HR (5) and RBI (18), tied for the team lead in doubles (7) and ranked second in BA (.322)...from 8/26-8/30 produced 5 consecutive multi-hit games (.455, 10-22), the longest multi-hit streak of his career...on 4/16 vs Mil snapped a career-high 0-for-22 skid with a 2-run single off Greg Aquino...that skid was part of a 1-for-34 stretch from 4/8-4/21...on 5/5 vs Col hit his first career pinch-hit HR (off Aaron Cook)...in the 5-4 win vs Chi on 7/27 produced a game-ending RBI-single off Bobby Howry...on 8/31 at StL hit an inside-the-park HR (off Anthony Reyes), the first of his career and the first in the 2-year history of new Busch Stadium...following the season made 17 apps for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League (.228, 1hr, 8rbi). 2006 In his first full Major League season appeared in 117g, most of them as the Reds' starting third baseman...led the club with 33 doubles and 109 starts at 3B...became the first Reds third baseman to lead the club in doubles since Chris Sabo in 1993...at 26 years, 86 days old was the youngest player to start at 3B for the Reds on Opening Day since Dan Driessen in 1974 (22 years, 249 days)...was the National League Player of the Week for 8/7-8/13 after hitting .440 with 8rbi and leading the NL in HR (4), total bases (24) and slugging percentage (.960)...from 6/9-7/5 missed 25g while on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle...didn't go hitless in consecutive games until that injury and didn't go hitless in consecutive starts until 7/28 and 8/2, his 58th and 59th starts...on 7/6 was reinstated from the DL and immediately began an 8-game hitting streak (.444, 1hr, 6rbi)...reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP in 98 of his 117 apps...made his first professional apps at 1B, in the 12th inning on 5/14 at Phi and a start on 10/1 at Pit...batted second (3gs), third (9gs), fourth (39gs), fifth (19gs), sixth (25gs), seventh (13gs) and eighth (2gs)...in August hit .317, tied for the club lead in HR (7) and led the club in RBI (24)...in September hit .205, including .146 (1hr, 2rbi) in his last 15g of the season to drop overall BA from .295...had 1hr in his last 38g, including season-high power droughts of 28g and 105ab (8/19-9/19)...produced a team-high 24rbi in April, tied for third-best in the National League...tied Ken Griffey Jr. (2000) for the highest RBI total by a Reds batter through April since 1974...on 4/11 at Chi hit his first career grand slam (off Will Ohman)...in the 9-8 victory on 4/19 vs Fla doubled to drive in the game-ending run...on 4/29 vs Hou hit his first career triple (off Joe Borowski)...produced his first career 2-homer games 5 days apart (8/11 at Phi, 8/16 at StL)...following the season made 3 apps for Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican Winter League. 2005 Prior to the season was named by USA Today Sports Weekly as the best hitter in the organization and by Baseball America as the minor leagues' fifth-best prospect at third base..following the season was rated by BA as the sixth-best overall prospect in the International League...in his first season at Class AAA was the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year, an International League mid-season and post-season All-Star, a Baseball America Class AAA All-Star and a member of the XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game world roster...at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Sacramento, an 11-2 loss to the Pacific Coast League All-Stars, he homered to earn International League Player of the Game honors...in his Major League debut appeared in 69g during 2 stints with the Reds (6/24-7/5, 7/23-end of season)...became the club's starting third baseman on 7/23, when Joe Randa was traded to the Padres...made all 55 of his starts at 3B...in the batting order hit second (1gs, 9/4 at Atl), sixth (1g, 10/2 at StL), seventh (17g), eighth (35g) and ninth (1g)...25 of his 49 hits were for extra bases (16 2b, 9hr)...hit 4 homers in his last 18g...had 10 2-hit games and a season-high 3-hit game on 7/26 at LA... began the season at Louisville and appeared in 69g there (.292, 12hr, 46rbi, 6sb) before he was recalled on 6/24, when OF Kenny Kelly was disabled...for Cin hit .222 in 10g and 3 starts before he returned to Louisville on 7/6, when IF Anderson Machado came off the disabled list...was promoted again on 7/23, following the Randa trade...spent the rest of the season as the Reds' starting third baseman and hit .233 in his last 59g...on 6/24 at Cle made his Major League debut in a start at 3B (0-4, 2k)...on 7/1 vs Hou recorded his first Major League hit, a pinch-hit ground-rule double off Andy Pettitte...on 7/26 at LA recorded his first career stolen base...on 7/29 at SD produced his first career RBI (fifth-inning double off Brian Lawrence) and first career home run (seventh inning off Craig Breslow)...on 8/2 vs Atl became the first Reds third baseman to commit 3 errors in a game since Willie Greene on 4/9/96 vs NYM...for the Bats produced hitting streaks of 12g (4/21-5/5) and 11g (6/21-7/22)...led Louisville with 52 starts batting cleanup and 75 starts at 3B...following the season played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League (31g, .265, 4hr, 18rbi). 2004 At Class AA Chattanooga was a Southern League All-Star...led the league in doubles (35)...also led the Lookouts in walks (53) and ranked second on the club in hits (132), total bases (208), HR (13) and RBI (76)...made 119 of his 120 apps as the team's starting third baseman...in 4g during the Southern League playoffs went 8-for-15 (2hr, 7rbi)...following the season played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League (48g, .266, 4hr, 18rbi, 5sb). 2003 Entered the season as the fourth-best prospect in the organization as rated by Baseball America...was selected to participate in the Futures Game during All-Star Game weekend at Chi's U.S. Cellular Field...at Class A Potomac and Class AA Chattanooga combined to hit .294 (11hr, 65rbi, 15sb) in 125g...among all Reds minor leaguers ranked sixth in batting average...began the season at Chattanooga and hit .220 in 31g before he was transferred to Potomac on 5/14...with the Cannons hit .321 (6hr, 29rbi) in 58g...was named Carolina League Player of the Week for 6/26-7/2...from 6/17-7/4 produced a season-high 13-game hitting streak (22-49, .449, 1hr, 7rbi)...earned a promotion back to Chattanooga on 7/25...finished the season with the Lookouts and batted .310 (4hr, 22rbi) in 36g.

Career highlights: Enters the 2004 season as the organization's top hitter as rated by USA Today Sports Weekly and the organization's No. 2 prospect as rated by Baseball America...participated in the Futures Game during the 2003 All-Star Game weekend at Chi's U.S. Cellular Field...was Carolina League Player of the Week for 6/26-7/2, 2003...in 2002 was a Midwest League All-Star and was selected to play in the ML All-Star Game...was Midwest League Player of the Week for 6/24-6/30, 2002...in 2001 received honorable mention on the Pioneer League All-Star team.

2002 At Class A Dayton ranked among the Midwest League leaders with 17 homers (T4th) and 237 total bases (5th)...was selected to play in the Midwest League All-Star Game...was a Midwest League All-Star and Midwest League Player of the Week for 6/24-6/30...following the season played for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. 2001 Began the season with the Rangers' Class A affiliate at Savannah and was traded to the Reds on 6/15...first was assigned to Class A Dayton, where he hit .162 in 9g, and then on 6/30 was transfered to rookie Billings...was the Mustangs' top hitter during the playoffs (.478, 1hr, 4rbi) and helped the club win the Pioneer League championship...received honorable mention on the PL's All-Star team.. 2000 In his first pro season hit .311 in 51g for the GCL Rangers.