Eric K. Bruntlett...graduated from Stanford in 3.5 years with a degree in economics...in 4 seasons at Stanford, hit .334
(153-for-457) with 34 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs and 74 RBI...twice helped the Cardinal reach the College World
Series (1999, 2000)...is a 1996 graduate of Harrison (IN) High...was a 2-time All-Indiana selection...also played football
at Harrison...member of National Honor Society...was drafted by LAD out of high school, but did not sign.2009Batted .171 in 72 games with PHI...on August 23 at NYM, turned just the 14th unassisted triple play in MLB history, just
the 2nd to end a ballgame (also DET John Neun, May 31, 1927 vs. CLE)...while manning 2B with a 9-7 lead in hand
and runners on first and second base, snared Jeff Francoeur liner in stride (first out), stepped on second base (2nd
out) and then tagged Daniel Murphy (3rd out)...the triple play was MLB's first to end a game since the Expos turned
the trick September 8, 1991 vs. CIN thanks to a Bret Barberie-to-Delino DeShields-to-Tom Foley tri-killing.2008Set career highs in games (120), hits (46), RBI (15), runs
(37), walks (21), stolen bases (9) and at-bats (212)...Started 28 straight games at SS while Jimmy Rollins
was on the DL, 4/9-5/7...Overall, made 48 starts: 30 at SS, 13 at 3rd base, 2 at 1st
base, 2 at 2nd base and 1 in RF; also appeared in LF...Homered on 4/13 vs CHI, his first HR since 9/18/05,
snapping his 292-AB homerless streak...Had a career-best 10-game hitting streak, 4/22-5/2
(.314, 11-35, 3 RBI)...Came in as a defensive replacement 29 times...Hit his 1st career playoff HR in Game 2 of the World
Series, 10/23 at TB (David Price); it was the 22nd pinch-hit
HR in WS history...Scored the game-winning runs in Games 3 & 5 of the
World Series: walk-off run in the bottom of the 9th
inning in Game 3, 10/25 vs TB, and as a pinch runner in
the bottom of the 7th inning in Game 5, 10/29 vs TB.2007Made a career-high 35 starts: 34 at shortstop and 1 in
CF; also played 3rd base, RF and LF...Set career highs in at-bats (138), hits (34), walks (20)
and sacrifices (6) and tied his career high in RBI (14)...Batted .349 (15-43) with RISP
...Began the season with Round Rock (AAA)...Was recalled on 6/15 and entered the game that night
as a pinch runner...Named Round Rock Offensive Player of the Month for
May (.358, 9 RBI).2006Eric hit .277 (33x119) with no home runs, eight doubles, and 10 RBI in 73 games for the Astros in 2006, his fourth MLB season...hit .625 (5x8) in six games from 9/17-25...hit .412 (7x17) with four RBI as a pinch-hitter...versatile player appeared at six different positions this season (23 games at 2B, 2 games at 3B, 21 games at SS, 6 games in LF, 8 games in CF, and 5 games in RF)...started three games at 2B, one at 3B, 13 at SS, one in RF, and four in CF...recorded his career-high totals in hits (33), atbats (119), doubles (8), hitting (.277), walks (13), and on-base pct. (.351) ...hit .350 (14x40) vs. left-handed pitchers and .241 (19x79) vs. right-handed pitchers...in closeand-late situations (7th inning or later, game within 3 runs either way), he hit .500, with 15 hits (three doubles) in 30 at-bats, including three doubles and three RBI...hit .370 (10x27) during 18 September games...hit .341 (14x41) with five doubles and six RBI in May...entered the game as a defensive replacement at SS and went 2x2 on 9/24 vs. STL...started consecutive games at SS on 9/12-13 at STL...started in CF on 9/4 at PHI and went 1x3...recalled from Triple A Round Rock on 8/27...optioned to Round Rock on 8/2, when OF Orlando Palmeiro returned from the bereavement list...hit .219 (16x73) with one HR and seven RBI in 22 games for the Express...started seven of nine games at shortstop from 5/28-6/6...hit .284 (21x74) on the road against .267 (12x45) at home...started in RF and went 1x3 on 7/16 at FLA...entered the game on 6/25 at CWS as the LF in the 9th inning and went 2x2 in Houston's 10-9, 13-inning victory...started seven of nine games at shortstop from 5/28-6/6.2005
hit .220 (24x109) in 91 games with four home runs and 14 RBI...four HR tied his career high (also 2004).
played games at seven different positions, including first base (1 game), second base (28 games, 5 starts), third base (8
games), shortstop (10 games, 4 starts), left field (11 games, 2 starts), center field (14 games, 10 starts), and right field (1 game).
started in CF for three consecutive games 9/18-20...3x3 with a home run, a career-high four runs scored and two steals on
9/18 vs. MIL, tying his career high for hits and steals...started in CF on 9/15 and went 2x4 with a double.
entered the game as a pinch-runner on 9/6 at PHI in the ninth inning...stole second and third base (career-high two SB) and
scored the winning run on a Jason Lane single in a 2-1 win...is only the second player in the last eight years (Chone Figgins for
the Angels, 4/14/04 vs. SEA) to enter the game as a pinch-runner, steal two bases, and score the eventual winning run.
drove in the game-winning run with a 13th-inning single on 9/2 vs. STL...started at SS and went 0x3 on 8/28 at LA...pinch-ran
and remained in the game in RF on 8/2 at ARI...caught a fly ball to start a game-ending double play in his first MLB game in RF.
hit the game-winning, three-run homer in the 14th inning on 7/24 at WSH, his second HR of the season, that gave
Houston a 4-1 win.
Started Game 2 of a doubleheader on 7/19 at PIT and hit a three-run triple.
Hit his 1st home run of the season on 6/17 at KC (Nunez)...started at 2B on 5/29 at MIL with his first career triple.
Went 1x4 on 5/20 at TEX...snapped an 0x14 slump to start the season, which was the most by a position player without a
hit in the Majors this season...made his first start on 4/25 at PIT.
2004Batted .250 with four home runs and eight RBI in 45 games...recorded career highs in games, home runs, runs, and RBI...started nine games at shortstop, one game at second base, and one game in center field...appeared in six postseason games...recorded a sac bunt in Game 6 of the NLCS at St. Louis...hit his fourth home run of the season on Oct. 2 vs. Colorado (Estes)...also tied his career high with two hits (third time)...doubled and scored the winning run in the 10th inning on Sept. 12 at Pittsburgh...started at SS on Sept. 8 vs. Cincinnati...tied career high with two hits on Sept. 1...hit his third homer of the season on Aug. 22 vs. the Chicago Cubs (Farnsworth)...hit a three-run homer (Cormier) on Aug. 19 at Philadelphia, his second of the season, and drove in a career-high three runs...recorded first career stolen base on Aug. 12 at the New York Mets...recalled from Triple A New Orleans on Aug. 7 when Adam Everett was placed on the Disabled List...hit .252 (83x329) with six homers and 37 RBI in 85 games for the Zephyrs...started in CF on June 20 vs. Anaheim...went 1x3 with his first home run of the year.2002Repeating with Round Rock, ranked 2nd in the Double-A Texas League with 35 stolen bags.2001Spent majority of season with Round Rock, hitting .266 with 23 doubles, 40 RBI and a team-best 23 stolen bags...84
runs scored ranked 4th in the Texas League...hit .303 while playing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League.2000Posted .413 to rank 3rd in the Rookie-level Appalachian League in professional debut.