Full name Javier Herrera...Single...Resides in Miami, FL...Played baseball for three seasons at the University of
Tennessee and was the second college catcher taken and the fifth overall in the 2003 draft...Was previously drafted out
of high school by the Boston Red Sox in the 42nd round in 2000 out of Gulliver Prep in Miami, but did not sign...Was
the first Vol to be taken by Cleveland since Greg McMichael (7th round) in 1988...Was a 2001 Freshman All-America
and Team USA National Team member...Hit .296 (59-199) with a team-leading 9HR & 32RBI in 2003 for Tennessee...
In sophomore year at UT suffered a broken hamate bone as well as season-ending shoulder surgery...Was 3rd team
Baseball America preseason All-America in 2003 and was rated #59 by BA among the top 100 collegiate players
entering the 2003 season.2003Signed on June 8 after the Tribe made him the 48th overall pick in the 2003 draft out of Tennessee...Made his
pro debut at A Mahoning Valley (1-3, 2RBI) on 6/17 vs. Batavia...Hit safely in 8 of the 12 games for M-Valley and
drove in 8 runs...Promoted to A Lake County on 7/3 and spent the remainder of the season for the Captains, who
led minor league baseball in regular season wins...Had multi-hit games in 6 straight games from August 17-23
and drove in 10 runs over the span...Hit .278 (20-72) in July for Lake County...Hit .255 (14-55) off LHP for Lake
County and .283 (13-46) w/RISP...Hit .273 (6-22) w/4RBI in 6 playoff games for Lake County.2004Split the season between A Lake County, A Kinston and AA Akron in his first full season in the Tribe's minor
league system...Was named best defensive catcher in the Indians organization by Baseball America...Hit a combined
.248 (81-326) with 16 2B, 10HR & 47RBI in 93 games...Started the year at A Lake County (4/8 to 6/11) and was
promoted for 10 days and 5 games to AA Akron from 6/11-21...Spent the remainder of the season at A Kinston from
6/21 thru the end of the season...Appeared in all 8 games at catcher in the Carolina League playoffs for Kinston.2005Spent the entire season in AA Akron and again was part of a league championship winning club...Did not hit above
.254 in any month and hit.235 (55-234) off RHP...Appeared in 96 games at catcher and 1 game at first base...
Started all 9 playoff games for the Eastern League Champion Aeros (.111, 3-27).