Ryan Sweeney

Ryan Sweeney #6

  • CF
  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 4"/225
  • Age: 30

Ryan Sweeney MLB Career Stats

.276 23 224 18 .713

Ryan Sweeney Bio

  • Full Name: Ryan Joseph Sweeney
  • Born: 2/20/1985 in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Draft: 2003, Chicago White Sox, 2nd rd. (52nd overall)
  • High School: Xavier, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Debut: September 1, 2006
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MLB Career Stats 2118 265 584 23 224 18 .276 .333 .713
  • Status: Released


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April 5, 2015 at 4:55 PM ET

ubs set roster with Herrera, Szczur; Sweeney DFA'd

The Cubs designated Ryan Sweeney for assignment and purchased the contract of infielder Jonathan Herrera as they set the Opening Day roster Sunday.

April 4, 2015 at 5:39 PM ET

Coghlan's health to help determine final roster spots

The Cubs did not make any roster moves Friday, and most likely will wait until Sunday to make sure outfielder Chris Coghlan is healthy enough for the start of the regular season.


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Year Team League
2007 Phoenix AFL

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/30/2006 Charlotte INT

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Winston-Salem CAR

Ryan Sweeney Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs released CF Ryan Sweeney.
April 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs designated CF Ryan Sweeney for assignment.
November 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated CF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day disabled list.
September 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs transferred CF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
August 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed CF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list. Left hamstring strain
June 13, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated CF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list.
June 9, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent OF Ryan Sweeney on a rehab assignment to Kane County Cougars.
June 9, 2014 sent OF Ryan Sweeney on a rehab assignment to Kane County Cougars.
May 3, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed CF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list. Right Hamstring Strain
September 1, 2013 Ryan Sweeney roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
September 1, 2013 Chicago Cubs activated CF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day disabled list.
August 31, 2013 Chicago Cubs sent RF Ryan Sweeney on a rehab assignment to Kane County Cougars.
August 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs sent RF Ryan Sweeney on a rehab assignment to AZL Cubs.
June 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs placed RF Ryan Sweeney on the 60-day disabled list. Fractured left rib.
May 6, 2013 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of RF Ryan Sweeney from Iowa Cubs.
April 3, 2013 Ryan Sweeney assigned to Iowa Cubs.
April 2, 2013 Chicago Cubs signed free agent RF Ryan Sweeney to a minor league contract.
March 30, 2013 Boston Red Sox released RF Ryan Sweeney.
January 25, 2013 Boston Red Sox signed free agent RF Ryan Sweeney to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 30, 2012 RF Ryan Sweeney elected free agency.
November 2, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated RF Ryan Sweeney from the 60-day disabled list.
August 10, 2012 Boston Red Sox transferred RF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 31, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed RF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured bone in left hand
July 7, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated RF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list.
July 5, 2012 Ryan Sweeney assigned to Portland Sea Dogs.
June 17, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed RF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list. Toe injury.
May 28, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated RF Ryan Sweeney from the 7-day disabled list.
May 22, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed RF Ryan Sweeney on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 20, 2012. Concussion.
December 28, 2011 Oakland Athletics traded RHP Andrew Bailey and RF Ryan Sweeney to Boston Red Sox for RF Josh Reddick, 1B Miles Head and RHP Raul Alcantara.
November 5, 2010 Ryan Sweeney roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
July 30, 2010 Oakland Athletics transferred RF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 19, 2010 Oakland Athletics placed RF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 12, 2009. Right patella tendinitis.
June 18, 2009 Oakland Athletics activated RF Ryan Sweeney from the 15-day disabled list.
June 8, 2009 Oakland Athletics placed CF Ryan Sweeney on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2009. Sprained left knee

Ryan Joseph Sweeney Bio Info

Ryan begins his second season with the Cubs after signing a two-year major league contract with the club this past offseason … in his first season on the Northside, he batted .266 (51-for-192) with 13 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 19 RBI in 70 games … originally signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on April 3, 2013 after being released by the Red Sox in spring training... Owns a .278 batting average (532-for-1,911) with 115 doubles, 14 triples, 20 home runs and 204 RBI in 605 games covering all or part of eight big league seasons with the White Sox (2006-07), Athletics (2008-11), Red Sox (2012) and Cubs (2013)... Has appeared in 538 minor league games over eight seasons (2003-08, 2012-13) … boasts a .292 average (595-for-2,036) with 281 runs, 99 doubles, 13 triples, 40 home runs and 262 RBI... Has struck out 309 times while drawing 168 walks in 2,112 total plate appearances at the big league level … owns a .336 on-base percentage... Is averaging 31 doubles, four triples, five home runs and 55 RBI per 162 games in his career... Has played 322 games in right field, 217 in center field and 88 in left field … sports a .994 fielding percentage (7 E/1,196 TC)... While with Boston in 2012, recorded a 221-consecutive errorless games streak in the outfield from August 17, 2009-April 21 2012, including an Oakland Athletics record 209-game streak... Entering 2006, was tabbed by Baseball America as the No. 3 prospect and best outfield arm in the Chicago White Sox organization... Cited by Baseball America as the best pure hitter and best athlete (along with Brian Anderson) from the White Sox 2003 draft class... Drafted by the White Sox in the second round of the 2003 draft … graduated from Xavier High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa... Was named the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Year while earning honors as a First-Team All State selection in 2001-02.


Ryan appeared in 77 games for the Cubs, and batted .251 (52-for-207) with nine doubles, three home runs and 20 RBI ... missed time with two trips to the disabled list, May 3-June 13 (right hamstring strain) and August 27 through season's end with a left hamstring strain...Played 24 games (22 starts) in center field, 22 games (18 starts) in right field and 12 games (eight starts) in left field recorded seven outfield assists and a .990 fielding percentage (1 E/102 TC)...Hit .292 (7-for-24) against left-handed pitching … had a .246 average (45-for-183) against righthanders...Batted .280 (14-for-50) with 18 RBI with runners in scoring position...Placed on the 15-day disabled list, May 3, with a right hamstring strain … had hit .286 (6-for-21) in his seven games prior to landing on the shelf...Appeared in two injury rehabilitation games with Single-A Kane County before he was activated, June 13...Batted .314 (38-for-121) in 46 games from June 17-August 18 … recorded a .362 on-base percentage in that span...Hit his first home run of the season, July 8 in Cincinnati (game one), off Johnny Cueto...Was the tail end of backto-back homers with Chris Coghlan...Collected a season-high four RBI, July 25 vs. St. Louis, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in the second inning...Recorded a season-high three hits, July 30 vs. Colorado … finished with 12 multi-hit efforts on the season...Delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning, August 5 in Colorado … the Rockies would tie the game in the bottom half of the inning before the Cubs won in the 12th, 6-5, on a Javier Baez homer...Suffered a left hamstring strain, August 26 in Cincinnati...Placed on the 15-day disabled list the following day...Transferred to the 60-day D.L., September 3.


Ryan signed a minor league deal with Chicago, April 3, and batted .337 (28-for-83) in 23 games with Triple-A Iowa before he was promoted to the Cubs, May 6 ... went on to bat .266 (51-for-192) with 13 doubles, two triples, six homers and 19 RBI in 70 games for the Cubs... His six home runs matched his career high, also done in 2009 with Oakland... Played 45 games (41 starts) in center field, 10 games (five starts) in left field and four games (one start) in right field... Missed two months while on the disabled list after he broke a rib crashing into the outfield wall, June 29 in Seattle ... landed on the 60-day D.L., July 2 (retroactive to June 30)... Hit .278 (5-for-18) in five rehab games between Rookie League Mesa and Single-A Kane County before he was activated from the D.L. on September 1... Hit .313 (15-for-48) against left-handed pitching compared to a .250 average (36-for-144) against righthanders... Posted a .346 batting average (27-for-78) at Wrigley Field... Batted .280 (33-for-118) with none on base, but hit .186 (8-for-43) with runners in scoring position... Posted a .414 batting average (12-for-29) in 11 interleague contests... Selected from Triple-A Iowa, May 6, and made his Cubs debut that night vs. Texas as a defensive replacement in left field... Recorded his first home run as a Cub, May 19 vs. the Mets, a solo shot... Drove in a career-high six RBI, June 23 vs. Houston ... finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run... Signed with the Cubs four days after he was released by Boston, March 30... October 10, agreed to a two-year contract with Cubs through 2015 with a club option for 2016.

2012 Limited to 63 games in 1st season with the Red Sox due to 3 trips to the DL. Placed on the 7-day concussion DL on 5/22 (effective 5/21) after suffering the injury while making a diving catch on 5/19 in PHI...Activated on 5/28. Went back on the DL on 6/17 due to left big toe inflammation...Returned to the club prior to the 2nd game of a doubleheader on 7/7 vs. NYY...Went 1-for-7 in 2 rehab contests with Double-A Portland prior to activation. Went on the DL on 7/31 with a fractured bone in his left hand and missed the remainder of the season... Transferred to the 60-day DL on 8/10. Most action came against right-handed pitching...Hit .277 (51-for-184) with 18 doubles, 2 triples, and 16 RBI vs. righties compared to 2-for-20 (.100) with 1 double vs. southpaws...Went 9-for-30 (.300) with a double, 2 triples, and 4 RBI in close and late situations. Ranked 7th in the AL with a .311 AVG (min. 130 PA) and tied for 3rd in the circuit with 14 doubles in 34 games through 5/20 prior to his 1st stint on the DL...Went 15-for-82 (.183) in 29 games after returning, including 3-for- 33 (.091) in his last 11 games of the season following his 2nd DL stint. Started 16 of the Sox 1st 21 games of the season and 28 of 40 contests through 5/19 prior to his 1st DL stint...Started each of the club's 1st 27 games against right-handed starting pitchers through 5/19 and started against all 43 right-handed pitchers BOS faced while he was active through 7/13...Started all but 3 of the club's 52 games against right-handed starters while he was active. Made 35 starts in right field, including each of his 1st 22 starts of the season...Also had 15 starts in center field, including 7 straight from 5/11-28...Overall appeared in 49 games in right and 19 in center. Committed 2 errors on the year...His miscue on 4/23 at MIN was his 1st since 8/15/09 vs. CWS while with OAK, snapping a 221-game errorless streak in the outfield. Was 4-for-12 (.333) with 2 walks when he did not start...Went 2-for-5 (.400) with an RBI and walk in the pinch. Hit 11 doubles in April, tied for the most by a Red Sox in that month since at least 1921 (also Mike Lowell, 2006; Jose Offerman, 1999). Hit safely in each of his 1st 7 tilts of the season, batting .400 (10-for-25, 3 2B, 3B, 4 RBI, 3 BB) in that stretch. Led team with 2 hits on Opening Day, 4/5 at DET, including game-tying RBI triple with 2 out in the top of the 9th. Tallied a season-long 9-game hit streak, 4/17-28...Hit .417 (15-for-36) with 8 doubles and 4 RBI in that time. Notched a season-high 4 hits in a 17-inning game on 5/6 vs. BAL. Doubled in 4 straight tilts from 4/20-24, his longest career streak with at least 1 extra-base hit. Made 6 leadoff starts over a 7-game stretch from 5/10-16. 2011 Did not commit an error in the outfield for the 2nd straight season, going 92 contests and 153 total chances without a miscue...The 92 errorless games played were 2nd most in Athletics history by an outfielder, behind Stan Javier's 124 in 1995. On the A's Opening Day roster for the 4th consecutive season but did not start for the 1st time, serving as the Oakland's 4th outfielder. Appeared at all 3 outfield positions and DH...Started 26 games in center field, 24 in left and 14 in right. Matched his career single-season high with 3 triples. Played mostly against right-handed pitching, batting .286 (63-for-220) with his only home run and 23 of 25 RBI off righties...Was 7-for-44 (.159) with no extra-base hits against left-handers. Hit .297 with RISP, including .321 with RISP and 2 outs...Batted .333 in Interleague Play...Started games at every spot in the order except 4th and 9th...Saw his most action in the 6 spot, where he batted .308 in 23 games, including 21 starts. Tied for 2nd among AL pinch-hitters in plate appearances (21), tied for 3rd in hits (4) and tied for 4th in that group in walks (3)...Was 4-for-18 (.222) with a triple and 2 RBI in the pinch. Logged 2 months with a .300-plus AVG, hitting .365 in May and .333 in July. Tallied 2 season-long, 7-game hit streaks...Batted .500 (12-for-24) over 7 tilts from 4/27-5/13, lifting his season AVG to .362...Matched that stretch from 7/23-8/2 (11-for-28, .393). Had a career-high and Oakland record-tying 5 hits on 5/5 vs. Cleveland...It was the 29th 5-hit game in Oakland history, the 1st since Adam Kennedy on 8/15/09 against Chicago (AL). Pinch-ran for Hideki Matsui in the 8th inning of Game 1 of the 7/16 doubleheader against Los Angeles and remained in the game in left field...That extended his errorless streak to 166 games, which set the Oakland record for consecutive errorless games by an outfielder. Homered in the 4th inning on 7/27 against Tampa Bay to snap a career-long, 108-game, 374 at-bat homerless streak since his last long ball on 5/4/10 against Texas (Feldman). Ejected from the game on 7/31 vs. Minnesota after striking out in the 7th inning, the 1st ejection of his career. Singled off David Price in the 4th inning at TB on 8/7 to snap an 0-for-22 streak off left-handed pitching...It was his 1st hit off a southpaw since 7/3/10, a double off Tony Sipp. Tied a career high with 3 walks on 9/5 vs. KC...Marked 3rd-career 3-walk tilt and 1st since 9/17/08 vs. LAA. Started 5 consecutive games in center field from 9/10-14...Start on the 14th against Los Angeles marked his last game of the season as he missed the final 13 contests with a strained right quadriceps. 2010 Was batting a team-leading .294 with one home run and 36 RBI in 82 games when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the All-Star Break with right patella tendinitis...had surgery July 30 and missed the remainder of the season...his batting average has improved each of his three seasons with Oakland as he hit .286 in 2008 and .293 in 2009...walked 24 times and his .342 on-base percentage was his lowest in three seasons with the A's...batted .307 (73-for-238) against right-handed pitching, .246 (16-for-65) against left-handers...now has a .298 (290-for-973) career average against righties with 12 of his 13 home runs, compared to .245 (68-for-278) against lefties...hit .321 with his only home run and 26 of his 36 RBI at home, compared to .261 on the road...batted .298 with runners in scoring position but was 6-for-31 (.194) with RISP and two outs...hit .375 when leading off an inning...had a .188 batting average with two outs but .347 with fewer than two outs...hit .214 in interleague play, .312 against the American League, including .337 against AL West competition...had a .309 batting average in the seventh inning or later, including .476 in the ninth inning...batted .248 against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game, .340 after that...started 76 games in right field and one in center field...did not commit an error in 81 games overall in the outfield...now has a 117-game errorless streak dating back to his last miscue Aug. 15, 2009...that is the sixth longest errorless streak by an outfielder in Oakland history...the longest errorless streak of his career is a career-opening 123-game streak...was also 2-for-2 with two walks as a pinch hitter after entering the season 0-for-14 in the pinch...tied for the team lead with 59 starts batting third, hitting .283 in those games.

OAKLAND: Was the A's Opening Day starter in right field April 5 against Seattle...it was his third consecutive Opening Day start for the A's...the previous two were in center field...grounded into two double plays, tying the Oakland Opening Day record set by Scott Hatteberg in 2002 and matched the same night by Kevin Kouzmanoff...began the season with a career-high tying 13-game hitting streak (16-for-50, .320)...it tied for the second longest season-opening hitting streak in Oakland history and his fourth career hitting streak of 10 or more games...reached base safely in each of his first 23 games, which tied for the sixth longest season-opening streak in Oakland history...it matched his career-high (Aug. 30-Sept. 26, 2009)...had his first career walk-off hit April 17 against Baltimore, a two-run single 2011 Oakland Athletics Media Guide < 205 2011 Athletics in the A's 4-3 win...had a career-high five RBI May 4 against Texas when he hit his only home run of the season...that snapped a 51-game homerless streak dating back to his last home run Aug. 27, 2009 at Los Angeles...at the time, it was the longest homerless streak of his career but he finished the season with a 54-game streak...has hit just one home run over his last 108 games...reached base safely in 37 consecutive home games from Aug. 14, 2009 to May 4, 2010...that tied for the second longest such streak in Oakland history...matched his career-high with four hits May 18 against Seattle...finished May with a .316 batting average, his best mark in 2010...had back-to-back three-hit games June 7-8 against Los Angeles to lift his batting average to a season-high .324...then went 6-for-42 (.143) over his next 13 games through June 22...had his second four-hit game of the season and fifth of his career July 1 at Baltimore to inch his average back over .300 (.303)...then went 6-for-29 (.207) over his final eight games...was placed on the 15-day disabled list, July 19 retroactive to July 12, with right patella tendinitis and was transferred to the 60-day DL July 30 when he underwent season-ending surgery...it was his fourth career stint on the DL. 2009 The 24-year old outfielder batted a team-leading .293 with 53 RBI in 134 games in his second full season... the batting average is fifth best in Oakland history by a player younger than 25 years of age and it marks the second consecutive season a 24-year old has led the A's in batting (Suzuki, .279)...finished second on the club with 31 doubles but had just six home runs...averaged 80.67 at-bats per home run, which ranked fourth highest in the American League...hit .326 with 23 of his 31 doubles on the road...had the sixth best road batting average in the AL and tied for fifth in doubles...also hit four of his six home runs on the road and slugged .469 in away games, compared to .336 in Oakland...batted .319 with 20 doubles after the All-Star Break...had the 10th best batting average in the AL after the break and tied for eighth in doubles...hit .301 (112 for 372) with five of his six home runs and 46 of his 53 RBI against right-handed pitching...his home run June 29 off Detroit's Fu-Te Ni is the only one of his 12 career home runs off a southpaw...batted .314 in the seventh inning and later...hit .325 in interleague play and now has a .309 (30 for 97) career average against the National League...batted .314 when leading off an inning...his average slipped to .258 with runners in scoring position, including .220 with RISP and two outs...was 1 for 10 with the bases loaded... started a team-leading 63 games in right field but also made 53 starts in center field and five in left field for a team-leading 121 starts in the outfield overall...had 11 assists, which tied for fourth among AL outfielders...the breakdown included five assists in right field, four in center field and two in left field... hit .341 in 85 games overall while playing right field and .246 in 57 games in center field...was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts as a pinch hitter...is now 0 for 14 with seven strikeouts in his career in the pinch... started games at every spot in the order except second, fourth and ninth...hit .357 with eight doubles and 16 RBI in 23 games batting third. 2008 Was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in the Nick Swisher trade prior to the start of the season and batted .286 with five home runs and 45 RBI in 115 games with the A's in a season interrupted by two stints on the disabled list...ranked third among American League rookies in on-base percentage (.350), tied for fourth in multiple hit games (31) and fifth in batting and stolen bases (9)...his stolen bases were the most by an A's rookie since 1997 when Jason McDonald had 13 and Scott Spiezio had nine...had just one caught stealing and was successful in 90.0% of his attempts...missed 13 games while he was on the DL from May 29 to June 12 with a left toe contusion and 15 games during a DL stint from August 13 to 27 with a sprained right thumb...also missed three games from June 27 to 29 with a sprained left ankle and three games from July 11 to 13 with a dislocated left pinkie...batted .307 (91 for 296) with all five of his home run against right-handed pitching compared to .216 (19 for 88) against left-handers... has hit all six of his career home runs off righties...hit four of his five home runs on the road, four at night and four with the bases empty...batted .257 with the bases empty and .329 with runners on base...including .330 with runners in scoring position...has a .310 (36 for 116) career average with RISP...had a .242 batting average against a pitcher the first time he saw him in a game and .339 after that...started a team leading 102 games in the outfield, including 54 in right field, 46 in center field and two in left field...committed just one error in 110 games overall in the outfield for a .996 fielding percentage, which ranked sixth among AL outfielders...had six assists, which tied for third among AL rookie outfielders...in addition to his appearances in the outfield, he was also 0 for 5 with a walk and two strikeouts as a pinch hitter...is now 0 for 10 with a walk and four strikeouts in the pinch in his career...started games in every spot in the batting order, with his most action coming in the second (23), third (21) and first (19) spots in the order...hit .310 when batting second. 2007 Batted .200 (9-45) with one home run and five RBI in 15 games with the White Sox ... made 11 appearances in left field and three in center ... was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte on 4/29 and made his season debut that day, going 0-2 with a walk and an outfield assist ... started seven straight games from 5/2-10, going 7-25 (.280) ... notched a seven-game hitting streak from 5/4-12 (.333, 8-24) ... went 2-4 with two doubles and two runs scored on 5/6 at the Angels ... connected for his first major-league home run on 5/12 vs. Kansas City, a solo shot off Scott Elarton ... was 1-16 (.063) before being optioned to Charlotte on 5/20 ... hit .270 (107-397) with 17 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 105 games with the Knights ... made 46 appearances in center field, 35 in right and 29 in left ... did not commit an error ... batted .316 (66-209) at home compared to .218 (41-188) on the road ... eight of his 10 home runs came at home ... hit .318 (.34-107) in June ... collected a career-high five hits on 5/25 vs. Ottawa, going 5-5 with a home run and three RBI ... compiled an 11-game hitting streak from 6/6- 17, going 21-45 (.467) ... homered in consecutive games on 7/16-17 ... went 3-4 with two home runs and five RBI on 7/19 vs. Buffalo, his first career multihomer game ... tallied four home runs and 11 RBI in four games from 7/16-19 ... was on the disabled list from 8/2-10 with a sprained right wrist ... hit safely in 11 of his final 12 games from 8/16-29 (.295, 13-44), including a 10-game hitting streak from 8/16-27 (.333, 12-36) ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization entering the season. 2006 Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 Prospect in the White Sox organization entering the 2007 season... was named by the same publication following the season as the Best Hitter For Average and Best Defensive Outfielder in the Sox system and also the No. 5 Prospect in the International League ... hit .229 (8-35) with five RBI in 18 games with the White Sox ... his contract was purchased from Class AAA Charlotte on 9/1 ... made seven appearances in center field (three starts), six in right (three starts) and six in left ... made his major-league debut as a defensive replacement in center field on 9/1 at Kansas City ... collected his first two hits on 9/5 at Boston in his first start in right field ... singled to right off Kason Gabbard for his first major-league hit ... led off on 9/6 at Boston, becoming the first Sox rookie to start at the top of the lineup since Willie Harris on 9/25/02 vs. Boston ... also picked up his first RBI with a groundout ... was 2-18 (.111) from 9/6-21 ... hit .296 (133-449) and established career highs in doubles (25), home runs (13) and RBI (70) with the Knights ... ranked ninth in the IL in average at the time of his promotion ... ranked fourth in the organization in hits (133) and total bases (203), tied for fourth in RBI, seventh in average, eighth in extra-base hits (41) and ninth in home runs ... totaled 33 multihit efforts with the Knights ... produced seven hitting streaks of seven games or more ... hit 10 of his 13 home runs at home and 12 off right-handers ... was named the IL Batter of the Week for 4/24-30 ... fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle on 7/18 vs. Columbus, going 4-4 with a triple, two home runs and four RBI ... played in 14 games for LaGuaira in the Venezuelan Winter League, hitting .260 (33-127) with one home run and seven RBI ... was ranked by Baseball America entering the season as the No. 3 Prospect and Best Outfield Arm in the White Sox organization. 2005 Batted .298 (128-429) with 22 doubles, one home run and 48 RBI with Class AA Birmingham ... finished fifth in the Southern League in strikeout ratio (9.11) and 10th in average ... ranked among the organizational leaders in average (6th) and triples (T9th, 3) ... hit .319 (44-138) vs. left-handers and .289 (84-291) vs. righties ... compiled 12 outfield assists, fifth-most in the SL ... hit .255 (42-165) batting third, but .317 (79-249) from the No. 5 slot ... was 5-11 (.455) with the bases loaded and 37-147 (.252) with runners in scoring position ... compiled hitting streaks of seven, eight and 10 games (twice) ... produced 39 multihit efforts ... was on the disabled list from 4/25-5/2 with a strained upper left hamstring ... hit .311 in May, but .232 in June ... was 16-41 (.390) during a 10-game hit streak from 7/23-8/3 ... hit his only home run on 8/28-2 at Jacksonville (105th game) ... batted .436 (17-39) in his second 10-game hit streak from 8/27-through the end of the season ... was 3-10 (.300) with one RBI in the SL playoffs ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect, Best Hitter for Average and Best Outfield Arm in the White Sox organization entering the campaign ... also was cited as the No. 7 Prospect in the Carolina League by the same publication ... was honored as the White Sox Midwest Player of the Year at the annual Pitch and Hit Club awards dinner in January 2005. 2004 Ranked among the organizational leaders in hits (3rd, 146) and runs scored (9th, 71) and finished second in the CL in hits ... hit .293 (34-116) with one home run vs. left-handers and .282 (112-397) with six homers off righties ... posted 39 multihit games ... batted .293 with runners in scoring position and .303 with RISP and two outs ... recorded a pair of nine and 10-game hitting streaks ... made 127 appearances in right field and five in center ... went 14-66 (.212) in April ... hit .358 (24-67) with 12 RBI and 15 runs scored in 15 games from 5/2-17 ... was 41-116 (.353) with 23 RBI in July ... batted .526 (10-19) with nine RBI over his final five contests ... played in 14 games for the White Sox in spring training, hitting .367 (11-30) with three doubles and four RBI ... collected hits off Bartolo Colon, LaTroy Hawkins and Carlos Zambrano ... was ranked by Baseball America as the No. 4 Pros pect in the White Sox organization entering the season. 2003 Hit a combined .327 (33-101) between Advanced Rookie Bristol and Advanced Rookie Great Falls ... hit safely in 22 of 29 games ... recorded first pro home run on 8/21 vs. Kingsport ... was cited by Baseball America as the Best Pure Hitter and Best Athlete (along with Brian Anderson) from the Sox 2003 draft class ... was recommended/signed by Paul Provas and Nathan Durst.