Reggie Gene Willits...His father named him Reggie after baseball great Reggie Jackson...His sister Wendi was a professional basketball player and won a championship with the Los Angeles Sparks...Attended Fort Cobb-Broxton HS (OK) and Univ. of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)...Played Junior College Baseball at Seminole State in Seminole, OK...Originally signed by Angels' scout Kevin Ham.2010Opened campaign on disabled list with a strained right hamstring...Activated on April 14...Appeared in
97 games with Angels and hit .258 (41/159) with 23 runs, seven doubles and eight RBI...Best months
came in July (.294) and August (.333)...Hit .237 before ASB and .277 after...In nine games (seven
starts) in leadoff spot, batted .310 (9/29)...Made starts at all three outfield positions (LF-18, CF-15,
RF-2)...Logged five outfield assists...Committed just one errror in 115 total chances (.991)...17 of his
appearances in 2010 came as a pinch runner...Entering 2011, has the longest homerless game streak in
MLB among active non-pitchers - has gone 381 games with an AB without hitting a long ball.2009Split season between triple-A Salt Lake and Angels...Finished season batting .213 with two doubles and
six RBI in 49 games with Angels...Batted .265 with 10 doubles, 1 HR and 27 RBI in 62 games at Salt Lake...
Began season in Salt Lake before being recalled, April 10...Made season debut, April 11 as pinch-runner...
Optioned back to Salt Lake, April 14...Returned to Angels, May 5 and appeared in eight games (one start)
before being optioned, May 25...Recalled for third and longest stint with Angels, July 5...Played 25 games
(13 starts) before being optioned to Salt Lake, Aug. 16...Recalled for fourth and final time, Sept. 1...Played
in 14 games (two starts) in September and batted .250 (3/12).2008Limited to 23 starts with
Angels (119 starts with Angels in 2007)...Made 12 starts
as leadoff hitter...Activated from 15-day DL August 27th after a brief rehab stint
at single-A Rancho Cucamonga (.357; 5/14)...Placed on 15-day DL Aug. 9 with mild
concussion suffered while sliding home in 7th inning Aug. 8 vs. NYY...Collected
season-high three hits Sept. 22 at Seattle...Tied a club-record with four walks Aug.
3 at NYY...Appeared in 17 games with Salt Lake Bees, batting .378 (14/37) with four
RBI...Made second career Opening Day Roster (also 2007).2007Set Angels' rookie record with .293 average, besting the mark
of .290 by Wally Joyner in 1986...Also set an Angels' rookie record with a
.393 OBP...Ranked in Top 5 among American League rookies in several offensive
categories including, avg. (.293 - 2nd), hits (126 - 5th), runs (74 - 3rd),
walks (69 - 1st), on-base pct. (.393 - 1st) and stolen bases (27 - 2nd)...Batted
.311 (73/235) before All-Star break, including .337 (70/208) from April-June...
Angels were 42-19 when he scored a run...Reached base safely in 102 of
130 games with an AB...Batted leadoff in 71 games...Ranked first in AL in
% of pitches taken (65%; 1503 pitches taken/2301 pitches seen)..Finished
4th in AL with 11 sacrifice bunts...Had career-best 10-game hit streak April
12-May 3 (.455; 5/33)...Made first Opening Day roster.2006He spent time with the Angels in three different stints. His first career RBI was a game-winning single in the 10th inning against the Royals on July 22 in his first start. Willits scored the winning run in two Angels walk-off victories over a five-game span (Aug. 20 against the Mariners and Aug. 25 against the Yankees). He made his Major League debut on April 26 against the Tigers, appearing as a pinch-runner. Willits hit .267 with 12 runs scored and two RBIs in 28 games with the Angels. He was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Willits led Triple-A Salt Lake with 85 runs scored and 77 walks and batted .327 with 31 stolen bases in 97 games with the Bees in 2006.2005In first campaign at Double-A Arkansas batted a club-high .304 (eighth in the league) and tied for fourth in the league with 40 stolen bases ... Marked second straight season with 40-plus steals ... Batted .384 (33/86) in April and earned Texas League Player of Week honors (April 7-17) after posting seven multihit games (with two 4-hit
efforts) ... Registered 42 multihit games on the season ... Stole three bases in a game twice in a week's span (Aug. 8 at Midland and Aug. 15 vs. Midland) ... Played all three outfield positions and was named a Texas League All-Star Game
selection ... Committed just four errors in 120 games in outfield.2004Played at single-A Rancho Cucamonga...Among league leaders, was 5th in walks (73), 2nd in stolen
bases (44), 4th in runs (99) and 3rd in games (135)...Struck out 112 times in 135 games.2003Was tops on rookie-level Provo Angels in triples (4) and stolen bases (14)...Hit safely in 42 of 56 games with an at-bat.