Scott Hairston

Scott Hairston

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/200
  • Age: 35


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Scott Hairston MLB Career Stats

.242 106 313 36 .738

Scott Hairston Bio

  • Full Name: Scott Alexander Hairston
  • Born: 5/25/1980 in Fort Worth, TX
  • Draft: 2001, Arizona Diamondbacks, 3rd rd. (98th overall)
  • College: Central Arizona College
  • Debut: May 7, 2004
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/28/2014
  • Relationship(s): grandson of Sammy Hairston, son of Jerry Hairston, brother of Jerry Hairston, brother of Justin Hairston, nephew of Johnny Hairston
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MLB Career Stats 2431 300 589 106 313 36 .242 .296 .738
  • Status: Inactive


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Scott Hairston Awards Triple-A Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2006 Tucson PCL

Bricktown Showdown Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2006 Tucson PCL

PCL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/05/2005 Tucson PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Tucson PCL

Scott Hairston Leaderboards


Season 3B Rank
2004 6 15th in NL

Scott Hairston Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 20, 2015 Chicago White Sox signed free agent LF Scott Hairston to a minor league contract.
November 20, 2015 LF Scott Hairston assigned to Charlotte Knights.
October 30, 2014 LF Scott Hairston elected free agency.
October 13, 2014 Washington Nationals activated LF Scott Hairston.
October 3, 2014 Washington Nationals reassigned LF Scott Hairston to the minor leagues.
May 5, 2014 Washington Nationals activated LF Scott Hairston from the 15-day disabled list.
May 1, 2014 sent LF Scott Hairston on a rehab assignment to Syracuse Chiefs.
April 6, 2014 Washington Nationals placed LF Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list. Left oblique strain
July 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs traded LF Scott Hairston to Washington Nationals for RHP Ivan Pineyro.
February 10, 2013 Chicago Cubs signed free agent Scott Hairston.
November 3, 2012 RF Scott Hairston elected free agency.
January 11, 2012 New York Mets signed free agent RF Scott Hairston.
October 30, 2011 RF Scott Hairston elected free agency.
September 30, 2011 New York Mets activated RF Scott Hairston from the 15-day disabled list.
August 26, 2011 New York Mets placed RF Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 24, 2011. Left oblique strain.
January 20, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent RF Scott Hairston.
December 2, 2010 LF Scott Hairston elected free agency.
June 2, 2010 San Diego Padres activated LF Scott Hairston from the 15-day disabled list.
May 30, 2010 sent LF Scott Hairston on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
May 17, 2010 San Diego Padres placed LF Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 16, 2010. Left hamstring strain.
January 16, 2010 San Diego Padres Traded 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Oakland Athletics; Oakland Athletics Traded RF Aaron Cunningham and LF Scott Hairston to San Diego Padres and San Antonio Missions Traded 2B Eric Sogard to Midland RockHounds.
July 6, 2009 San Diego Padres traded LF Scott Hairston to Oakland Athletics.
June 23, 2009 Scott Hairston roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
June 23, 2009 Scott Hairston roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
June 19, 2009 San Diego Padres sent CF Scott Hairston on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
June 3, 2009 Scott Hairston roster status changed by San Diego Padres.

Scott Alexander Hairston Bio Info

Scott joins the Cubs having played in all or part of the last nine seasons with Arizona (2004-07), San Diego (2007-09, 2010), Oakland (2009) and the New York Mets (2011-12) ... owns a .247 batting average (543-for-2,197) with 276 runs, 124 doubles, 17 triples, 95 home runs and 279 RBI in 777 big league contests. ...Has appeared in 337 big league games in left field, 149 in center field and 71 in right field. ...Has hit 10 or more home runs in six seasons, including a career-best 20 home runs last season with the Mets. ...Hit the 10th cycle in Mets franchise history, April 27, 2012 at Colorado ... singled in the second inning, homered in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the sixth. ...Has appeared in 480 minor league games over eight seasons (2001- 06, 2009-2010) ... owns a .321 batting average (586-for-1,823) with 392 runs, 122 doubles, 25 triples, 93 home runs and 353 RBI. ...Honored as Arizona's 2002 Minor League Player of the Year, leading their farm system in batting average (.345), runs (99), doubles (46), home runs (22) and total bases (285). ...Tabbed by Baseball America as the 2001 pre-season Player of the Year in Junior College baseball. ...Won the Arizona Junior College Triple Crown in 2001, batting .503 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI. ...Is the fifth member of his family to play Major League Baseball ... the Hairston family joins the Boones, Bells and Colemans as MLB's only third-generation family. ...Grandfather Sam played for the White Sox (1951), uncle John played for the Cubs (1969), his dad, Jerry, played for White Sox and Pirates (1973-1989) ... his brother, Jerry, played for the Cubs from 2005-06 and currently plays in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. ...Drafted by Arizona in the third round of the 2001 draft ... attended Central Arizona Junior College after graduating from Canyon Del Oro (Ariz.) High School. ...Helped the semi-professional Liberal (Kan.) BeeJays to the 2000 National Baseball Congress World Series title.


Mid-season acquisition from the Cubs, hit .224 with 2 homers (both pinch homers) and 7 RBI in 33 games with Washington...with 10 long balls (8 with Cubs, 2 with Nationals), posted a double-digit home run total for the 6th time in 7 seasons...6 of 10 homers came against former employers (2 vs. ARI, 2 vs. SDP, one vs. CHI, one vs. NYM)...3 pinch-hit home runs tied for 3rd in MLB (Evan Gattis and Jonny Gomes tied for MLB lead with 4)...snapped a 6-6 tie with a game-winning pinch-hit 3-run shot in Washington's 11-6 victory on Aug. 21 at Wrigley Field.

2012 Scott set career highs with 25 doubles, 20 home runs and 134 games played in his second season with the New York Mets ... batted .263 (99-for-377) with 57 RBI and also set a career mark with a .504 slugging percentage. ...Was one of only eight N.L. outfielders to have at least a .500 slugging percentage and reach 20 home runs and 25 doubles. ...Hit the 10th cycle in Mets franchise history, April 27 at Colorado ... singled in the second inning, homered in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and doubled in the sixth. ...Played 59 games in left field, 48 in right field and 14 games in center field. ...Batted .286 (54-for-189) with 17 doubles, 11 home runs, 30 RBI and a .550 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching. ...He tied for fourth in the league in home runs, ranked fourth in doubles and was 13th in slugging against southpaws. ...Belted three pinch-homers, tied for second-most in the majors. ...Owned a .333 batting average (31-for-93) when leading off an inning. ...Tied his career-high with four hits twice, April 27 at Colorado and October 2 at Miami. ...Homered in three-straight games, May 26-29 ... batted .563 with five home runs and 10 RBI in a seven-game stretch from May 26-June 5. ...Recorded his lone multi-homer game of the season, July 30 at San Francisco. 2011 Landed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 26, retroactive to August 24, with a left oblique strain that he suffered on August 23 at Philadelphia...Did not return for the remainder of the season...Drove in a career-best five runs and collected a season-high three hits, while hitting third for the first time in 2011, on July 16 vs. Philadelphia...Hit .281 (16-57) with five home runs and 13 RBI in day games...Had eight hits, including three home runs, in 41 pinch-hit at-bats...His three pinch-hit home runs doubled his career total to six and were the most by a Mets player in a single season since Eric Valent in 2004...The franchise record is four, shared by Mark Carreon (1989) and Danny Heep (1983)...Hit his pinch-hit home runs on June 12 at Pittsburgh (off Daniel McCutchen), July 8 at San Francisco (off Brian Wilson) and July 31 at Washington (off Sean Burnett)...His pinch-hit home run on July 8 at San Francisco was his sixth go-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later since 2007...Hit two home runs (off Sean Burnett and Drew Storen) on July 31 at Washington, his first multi-home run game since May 7, 2010 and fifth of his career...Also became the second player in team history to hit multiple home runs in a game after not starting...Hawk Taylor accomplished the feat on June 20, 1964 vs. Philadelphia at Shea Stadium...Started at all three outfield positions, appearing in 10 games (four starts) in leftfield, 10 games (eight starts) in centerfield and 15 games (11 starts) in rightfield...Also made one appearance at second base, August 7, 2011 vs. Atlanta...Started against his brother, Jerry, Jr., five times, going 3-2 in such games...The Hairston brothers have faced each other 11 times with Scott holding a 7-4 edge. 2010 Played in 104 games, making 78 starts for San Diego...Made 56 starts in leftfield, 18 in centerfield and three in rightfield...Fifty-six of his 78 starts came before the All-Star break...Made 21 pinch-hit appearances, going 3-19 (.158)...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 17, with a strained left hamstring... Was reinstated from the DL on June 2, following a rehab assignment with Lake Elsinore (A) of the California League...Belted two home runs, May 7 at Houston, his fourth career multi-home run game...Tied his career high with four hits, July 11 at Colorado...His previous four-hit game was on July 26, 2004 at Houston. 2009 2009: Split the season between San Diego and Oakland, also appearing with Single-A Lake Elsinore as part of a rehabilitation assignment. Began the season with the Padres and was traded to the A's in exchange ... for RHPs Ryan Webb, Craig Italiano and Sean Gallagher. ... Combined to hit .265 (114-for-430) with 27 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 50 runs scored in 116 Major League games. ... At the time of the trade, ranked among Padres leaders in hits (T4th), doubles (2nd), home runs (3rd), RBI (5th) and runs scored (3rd) despite missing most of June while on the disabled list with a strained left biceps. ... Of his 10 homers with SD, five either overcame a deficit or broke a tie to give the club a lead. ... With SD, hit .330 (29-for-88) with runners on base, .333 (14-for-42) with RISP, .438 (7-for-16) with RISP and two outs, .500 (2-for-4) with the bases loaded, .333 (12-for-36) in games that were close and late and .313 (20-for-64) after the sixth inning. ... Played in 60 games with OAK...44 games in left field (42 starts), 13 games in center field (12 starts) and three games as designated hitter. 2008 Injury-shortened season...established single- season, career-highs in games played (112), runs scored (42), home runs (17) and walks (28) and tied single-season highs for doubles (18) and stolen bases (3)...Knocked three leadoff homers...hit .294 (50-for-170) with 12 home runs and 19 RBI in 42 games overall when batting first in the order...Hit .280 (40-for-143) off left-handed pitching...tallied a .271 average (48-for-177) at home compared to .221 (33-for-149) on the road...hit .305 (53-for-174) when in game as the center fielder...Made 88 appearances (75 starts) in the outfield and one appearance at second base...51 games in center field (45 starts) and 49 games in left field (30 starts)...posted a .989 fielding percentage in 688.0 innings in the outfield, committing two errors (both in center field) in 190 total chances...four outfield assists...Faced older brother Jerry Jr. in four games when the Padres hosted the Reds 5/22-25...the Hairstons had played in the same Major League game as opposing players three times prior, a three-game series between the OrioleDiamondbacks (Scott) at BAL 6/8-10/04 (Elias)...Suffered a hyperextended left elbow during batting practice 6/14 at CLE...did not go on the DL and only missed four games...Hit .451 (23-for-51) with seven homers and 11 RBI in 17 games from 6/25-7/21...Hit a club-best .317 (20-for-63) in 20 July games...knocked eight homers, tied for sixth-most in the NL...Went 13-for-24 (.542, 5 HR, 8 RBI) during season-high, seven- game hit streak 7/4-11...Recorded a .292 average (33-for-113) in his last 43 contests of the season from 6/25-8/27...Placed on 15-day disabled list 8/28 with a torn ligament in his left thumb and missed the remainder of the season... suffered the injury 8/27 vs. ARI, diving for a ball in center field...underwent successful surgery 9/2 at Scripps Clinic to repair the torn was performed by hand surgeon Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli. 2007 SUMMARY: Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Leo Rosales on 7/27...played in 31 games for San Diego, batting .287 (25-for-87) with five doubles, one triple, eight home runs, 20 RBI and 16 runs scored...hit at a .389 clip (14-for-36) with five homers and 11 RBI in 13 home games at PETCO Park...made 18 starts in the outfield, all in left...appeared in 27 contests overall in the field for the Padres, with 25 games in left and two in center field...placed on the 15-day disabled list on 8/10 due to a strained left oblique muscle suffered on 8/9 at STL...reinstated on 9/8...batted a combined .243 (64-for-263) over 107 games with Arizona and San Diego, with 18 doubles, two triples, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 37 runs scored and 26 walks...established career highs in games, doubles, RBI and walks.

SAN FRANCISCO TREAT: Hit seven of his 11 home runs in 2007 against the Giants, including six for San Diego...homered in back-to-back games 9/25-26 in San Francisco.

WALK-OFF WONDER: Knocked his second walk-off home run for the Padres 9/19 vs. PIT, a two-out, three-run shot off Matt Capps to lift San Diego to a 5-3 victory...also clubbed a walk-off, solo homer in the 10th inning off the Giants Jack Taschner to help the Friars to a 4-3 win on 8/3.

HOMER HAPPY: On 8/3 vs. SF, hit a game-tying, three-run homer in the eighth inning to tie the game and went on to knock a walk-off, solo homer in the 10th for the win...marked his first career multi-homer game and, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player to hit a game-tying homer in the eighth inning or later and a walk-off home run in the same game since Vladimir Guerrero did it with the Angels on 6/18/05 against the Marlins...also, only the second Padre to accomplish the feat, joining Ed Sprague (4/11/00 vs. ARI).

GOING DEEPER: Homered in three straight at-bats, including his two homers on 8/3 and a leadoff homer on 8/4 vs. was the seventh time in franchise history a Padre has homered in three straight at-bats and first since Bret Boone on 6/23/00 vs. CIN...additionally, he is the only Padre to have a leadoff and walk-off homer during that streak (Dave Smith/Retrosheet)...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is also the first player to hit a leadoff home run the game after he hit a walk-off homer since Jerome Walton did it with the Reds in 1995, and the first San Diego player to accomplish the feat.

WITH THE D-BACKS: In 76 games with Arizona, hit .222 (39-for-176) with 13 doubles, one triple, three home runs, 16 RBI, 21 runs scored and 19 walks...played 52 games in the outfield, including 42 starts in left field. 2006 Hairston hit .400 in 15 at-bats with the D-Backs in 2006. He was called up in June, but injured his shoulder the same day while running into the outfield wall at PNC Park. The injury sidelined him for nearly two months. Once healthy, Hairston returned to Triple-A Tucson before being recalled on Sept. 20. 2005 Started the year at Triple-A Tucson, but was recalled on April 16 when Jose Cruz Jr. went on the DL. ... Only had 20 at-bats in 15 games. ... Was optioned to Tucson on May 2, recalled again on June 8 before being sent to Tucson on June 28. 2004 Scott donned a Tucson uniform to begin the season before being promoted to the Major Leagues in early May...hailing from a baseball-rich family, he is the ninth member to play professionally and joined his older brother Jerry Jr., a Baltimore Orioles infielder, in the big leagues...he hit safely in 14-of-20 games in April at a .282 pace (24-for-85), then was called up to the majors on May 2 and made his big league debut 5 nights later, fanning as a pinch-hitter against the Phillies...he was optioned back to Tucson the next day and, upon his return, completed an 8-game hitting streak that ran from May 1-16 during which he batted .400 (12-for-30)...he was recalled by the D'Backs on May 17 and spent the remainder of the season in the majors...Scott broke an 0-for-6 start with his first Major League hit, a solo homer off of the Marlins' Carl Pavano, on May 24 at Florida...the hit triggered a career-high 10-game hitting streak in which he hit .368 (14-for-38), tying Chad Tracy for the third-longest streak by an Arizona rookie...he clubbed a 2-run homer in the ninth inning on May 31 against the Giants and the next night, hitting the first of back-to-back blasts with Steve Finley...the June 8-10 interleague series at Baltimore was a memorable one for the Hairston family as Scott and his older brother Jerry Jr. went head-to-head for the first time in their young Major League careers, playing in front of their parents...Scott reached base safely via a hit or walk in 26 straight games from May 24-June 21, collecting at least 1 hit in 23 of those affairs...he scuffled through a 12-game slump from July 5-22, hitting .105 (4-for-38), which included his first career ejection on July 11 in San Francisco by Mike DiMuro for excessive arguing...Hairston collected a career-high 4 hits on June 26 at Houston and combined with Luis Gonzalez for back-to- back home runs...Scott struggled over his final 27 games, batting .159 (13-for-82) with 2 home runs and 8 RBI...he finished the season with 13 home runs, the second-highest single-season total by an Arizona rookie behind Travis Lee's 22 clouts in of the National League's top offensive rookies, he tied for first with 6 triples, tied for sixth with 13 homers, eighth with 34 extra-base hits, and tenth with a .442 slugging percentage and 150 total bases. 2003 Scott continued his climb up the organizational ladder with his first look at AA, and was on his way to another solid season when it was interrupted with a low back strain that landed him on the El Paso disabled list from May 31-July the time of the injury, Scott was batting .309 with 15 doubles, 5 home runs and 29 RBI...when he landed on the shelf, he was second on the club in RBI and third in doubles and home runs...he was at his hottest just preceding the injury as he hit safely in 20 of 22 contests from April 29-May 29, batting .337 (31-for-92) with 16 runs scored and 18 RBI...upon returning to active duty, he hit only .235 (35-for-149) over his remaining 41 games of the season...he was promoted to Tucson (AAA) on September 1 and had one pinch-hit appearance, knocking home a run with a sacrifice fly...while playing in the Arizona Fall League, Scott proved to be healthy by posting a .360 average, the fifth-best in the league, with 4 home runs and 14 RBI in 22 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions...prior to the season he was ranked by Baseball America as not only the top prospect in the farm system but also as No. 26 on their list of the game's Top 100 Prospects. 2002 Selected as the second baseman on USA TODAY Baseball Weekly's Minor League All-Star team after finishing third overall in the minors in batting average (.345), first in extra-base hits (73) second in doubles (46) and slugging (.603) and seventh in on-base percentage (.429)...Voted the Diamondbacks organization's Minor League Player of the Year, leading their farm system in batting average, runs (99), doubles, home runs (22) and total bases (285)...Became the first player to be tabbed the organization's Player of the Month three times in a single season, taking the honors for May, July and August...Named to the Midwest League's postseason All-Star team. 2001 Spent his first professional season at Missoula (R) of the Pioneer League...Selected as the second baseman on the Topps Short-A/Rookie League All-Star team...Named to the Pioneer League All-Star team.