Chase Headley

Chase Headley #12

  • 3B
  • B/T: S/R
  • 6' 2"/210
  • Age: 31


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Chase Headley Stats

.259 11 62 0 .693

Chase Headley MLB Career Stats

.264 104 480 76 .747

Chase Headley Bio

  • Full Name: Chase Jordan Headley
  • Born: 5/9/1984 in Fountain, CO
  • Draft: 2005, San Diego Padres, 2nd rd. (66th overall)
  • College: Tennessee
  • Debut: June 15, 2007
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2015 Stats 580 74 150 11 62 0 .259 .324 .693
MLB Career Stats 4057 500 1073 104 480 76 .264 .344 .747

Chase Headley 2015 Splits

Last 7 Games 22 0 4 0 0 3 4 0 .182 .280 .227
Last 15 Games 51 2 9 0 2 7 14 0 .176 .276 .216
Last 30 Games 109 8 20 1 4 10 32 0 .183 .252 .229
Last 7 Games
Last 15 Games
Last 30 Games
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
9/30 vs BOS 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/3 @ BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/3 @ BAL 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Last 3 Games
9/30 vs BOS
10/3 @ BAL
10/3 @ BAL
2015 Games by Position: 1B (1) 3B (154)

Chase Headley Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Yankees AL 642 370 88.15 197.39 -.-- 8.42 29.65
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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Chase Headley 2015 Projections

Rest of Season
1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
157 583 74 150 214 29 1 11 62 51 0 136 0 2 .257 .322 .367 .690
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Chase Headley News

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October 1, 2015 at 8:17 PM ET

Ellsbury, Headley out with sore backs

Before the Yankees took on the Red Sox in the finale of a four-game set and their final regular-season home game, manager Joe Girardi said that both Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley were dealing with sore backs.

September 12, 2015 at 6:38 PM ET

Headley halts extra-base drought with homer

Yankees third baseman Chase Headley went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Game 1 of a doubleheader vs. the Blue Jays on Saturday.


Chase Headley Awards

NL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2012 San Diego NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2012 San Diego NL

Wilson Team Defensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2012 San Diego NL

NL Player of the Month

Month Team League
08/2012 San Diego NL
09/2012 San Diego NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/13/2012 San Diego NL

Breakout Hitter of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2012 San Diego NL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Peo Saguaros AFL Double-A Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2007 San Antonio TEX

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 San Antonio TEX

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lake Elsinore CAL

TEX Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 San Antonio TEX

TEX Player of the Year

Year Team League
2007 San Antonio TEX

TEX Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 San Antonio TEX

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/04/2006 Lake Elsinore CAL

CAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lake Elsinore CAL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Lake Elsinore CAL

Chase Headley Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .286 23rd in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 31 8th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2012 115 1st in NL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2010 17 21st in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2012 .875 10th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2012 .376 9th in NL
2013 .347 23rd in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2012 .498 17th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2012 95 7th in NL


Season BB Rank
2012 86 3rd in NL
2013 67 12th in NL


Season H Rank
2010 161 22nd in NL
2012 173 12th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2013 35 13th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2009 156 19th in NL
2010 161 2nd in NL
2012 161 2nd in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2010 610 5th in NL
2012 604 10th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2010 674 8th in NL
2012 699 3rd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2012 301 5th in NL


Season SO Rank
2009 133 15th in NL
2010 139 16th in NL
2012 157 6th in NL
2013 142 10th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2012 6 25th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2013 11 6th in NL

Chase Headley Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 15, 2014 New York Yankees signed free agent 3B Chase Headley.
October 30, 2014 3B Chase Headley elected free agency.
July 22, 2014 San Diego Padres traded Chase Headley and cash to New York Yankees for 3B Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula.
July 22, 2014 New York Yankees activated 3B Chase Headley.
May 10, 2014 San Diego Padres activated 3B Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list.
May 5, 2014 San Diego Padres sent 3B Chase Headley on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
April 25, 2014 San Diego Padres placed 3B Chase Headley on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 25, 2013. Right calf strain
April 17, 2013 San Diego Padres activated 3B Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list.
April 12, 2013 San Diego Padres sent 3B Chase Headley on a rehab assignment to Lake Elsinore Storm.
March 31, 2013 Chase Headley roster status changed by San Diego Padres.
March 31, 2013 San Diego Padres placed 3B Chase Headley on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013.
September 19, 2011 San Diego Padres activated 3B Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list.
August 8, 2011 San Diego Padres placed 3B Chase Headley on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 7, 2011. Fractured left pinkie finger.

Chase Jordan Headley Bio Info

Chase Jordan Headley...he and his wife Casey have a son, Colt…2002 graduate of Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado where he played varsity baseball and basketball all four years…was valedictorian and an all-conference basketball player…began his college career at University of the Pacific in 2003 where he led his team in hits and the Big West Conference in walks before transferring to the University of Tennessee…garnered All-America, All-SEC and Academic All-America honors with Tennessee and helped lead the Vols to the 2005 College World Series…signed by Padres' scout Billy Merkel.

Batted .262 (50-for-191) with 28R, 8 doubles, 6HR and 17RBI in 58 games (49 startsat 3B, six at 1B and one at DH) with the Yankees... Was acquired by the Yankees with cash considerations from San Diego in exchangefor INF Yangervis Solarte and RHP Rafael De Paula on 7/22... Made his Yankees debut and hit 14th-inning "walk-off" single in 7/22 win vs. Texas, going1-for-4 with 1RBI after entering the game as a pinch-hitter for Wheeler in the eighth andremaining in the game at 3B…became the first player to record a "walk-off" hit as his first Yankees hit since Alfonso Soriano hit an 11th-inning "walk-off" HR on 9/24/99 vs. TampaBay (in a 4-3 Yankees win)…became the first player with a "walk-off" hit in his Yankees debut since Roy Weatherly hada "walk-off" double on 4/22/43 vs. Washington (in a ninth-inning 5-4 Yankees Opening Day win)-credit:Elias…was his fourth career "walk-off" hit and first since a 10th-inning HR on 8/21/12 vs. Pittsburgh w/ San Diego... Recorded either an extra-base hit or an RBI in each of his first four games for the Yankees (7/22-25)…becamethe first player to do so after playing for another team earlier in the season since Lee Mazzilli in his first fivegames for the Yankees after being acquired from the Rangers in 1982-credit: Elias... Hit safely in each of his first eight games with the Yankees (7/22-29)…according to
Elias, became the fifth player to begin his Yankees career with a hitting streak of at least eight games after playing for another clubearlier that season, joining Ichiro Suzuki (first 12 games in 2012), Rey Sanchez (10 in 1997), Wayne Tolleson(nine in 1986) and Pasty Dougherty (nine in 1904)…hit his first HR as a Yankee in 7/27 loss vs. Toronto... Did not make an error over a 62-game stretch at third base from 5/23-8/13…was the second-longest errorless streak at third base of his Major League career (67 games from 2012-13)... Made his first career start-and third appearance-at 1B in 8/4 win vs. Detroit... Hit ninth-inning, "walk-off" solo HR and was 1-for-4 in 9/4 win vs. Boston…was his third career "walk-off" HR (last: 8/21/12 vs. Pittsburgh w/ San Diego)... Missed four games (9/12-14) after being hit by a pitch in 9/11 win vs. Tampa Bay…was hit in the jaw in the ninthinning (by Jake McGee) and was removed from game... Was ejected by HP Umpire Marty Foster after the first pitch of his AB in the seventh inning of 9/15 loss at TampaBay (arguing balls and strikes)…was his third career ejection and first since 8/19/12 w/ San Diego vs. San Francisco... Was the final batter on 9/18 vs. Toronto, reaching on a "walk-off" fielding error in the ninth that brought in thegame-winning run…was the third Yankees "walk-off" win that ended in a Headley AB (also 9/4 vs. Boston-HR and 7/22 vs. Texas-single)... Hit .229 (64-for-279) with 27R, 12 doubles, 7HR and 32RBI in 77G w/ San Diego... Was placed on the 15-day disabled list from 4/25-5/10 with a strained right calf

Played in 141 games after beginning the season on the disabled list…collected a career-high 35 doubles...Began the season on the 15-day DL with a fractured left thumb sustained in Spring Training…reinstated from the DL on April 17 and made his season debut that day at Los Angeles-NL...Over his first 27 games from April 17 - May 17, hit .296 (29-for-98) with eight doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI and 13 runs scored...Reached base safely in 22-straight games from July 3-28, hitting .308 (24-for-78) with 12 extra-base hits and 14 runs scored over that span…was the longest such streak by a Padre in 2013 and the second-longest of his career, behind a stretch of 28-straight games from August 20 - September 21, 2012...Had a season-best 13-game hit streak from April 26-May 8 (.400, 20-for-50), the second-longest streak by a Padre in 2013 behind Will Venable's 15-game hit streak (August 2-18) and second-longest of his career...In the second half, hit .280 (60-for-214) with 18 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 19 RBI and 26 runs scored in 59 games…in the first half, hit .229 (70-for-306) with 17 doubles, one triple, seven homers, 31 RBI and 33 runs scored in 82 games...His .829 OPS in the second half was fourth-highest in the Majors among third baseman with at least 200 plate appearances...During the month of September, batted .305 (25-for-82) with seven doubles, five home runs, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored in 24 games played…seven doubles were the most by a Padre in September while his five homers and 14 RBI were second-most behind Jedd Gyorko's seven homers and 20 RBI…posted a .997 OPS in the month of September (.424 on-base percentage and a .573 slugging percentage), the seventh-best mark in the NL...His 10 doubles in July were tied for second-most by a National Leaguer (also, Hanley Ramirez-LAD), one shy of the Giants' Pablo Sandoval...Played 36 games while batting fourth in the order, hitting .290 (38-for-131) with 11 doubles, six home runs, 19 RBI and 18 runs scored with a .397 on-base percentage and a .511 slugging percentage...In a series at Atlanta from September 13-15, homered in all three games, the longest such streak of his career and longest by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez homered in four-straight games in 2010 (April 21-25, 2010)…three homers were the most in a single series by a Padre in 2013…over a 10-game stretch from September 4-15, hit five home runs, including in back-to-back games on September 4-6...On April 28 vs. San Francisco, went 3-for-3 with a homer and a pair of doubles…according to ELIAS, only four other Padres had ever gone 3-for-3 or better with all of their hits going for extra-bases: Sixto Lezcano on July 31, 1982 (4-for-4, 2 doubles, 2 homers), Ken Caminiti on July 4, 1998 (3-for-3, 2 doubles and a homer), Ryan Klesko on May 21, 2001 (3-for-3, 2 homers and a triple) and Brian Giles on August 18, 2004 (3-for-3, a double, a triple and a homer)...Recorded a double in four consecutive games from September 25-28, tied for the longest such streak of his career (2x, also: June 5-8, 2012) and tied for the longest such streak in Padres history (several times)...Finished the season by hitting .295 (36-for-122) with 11 doubles, five home runs, 15 runs scored, a .403 on-base percentage and a .508 slugging percentage over his final 35 games from August 15 through the end of the season, raising his average on the year from .236 to his final mark of .250...With 80 career home runs, is five shy of Johnny Frederick (1929-34) for the most home runs by a player born in the state of Colorado.

2012 Enjoyed the best season of his career, finishing fifth among National League Most Valuable Player voting, earning his first career Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger awards and unanimously being named the Padres MVP by the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) following the season. Set career-highs in several offensive category,including hits (173), home runs (31), RBI (115), runs scored (95), walks (86), OBP (.376),SLG(.498) and OPS(.875)...played in a career-high tying 161 games (2x,also 2010),hit a career-high tying 31 doubles (2x, also 2009)and stole a career-high tying 17 bases (2x,also 2010). Led the NL with 115 RBI, the third-most among all Major League players...just the second Padre in team history to lead the NL in RBI (also, Dave Winfield - 118 RBI in 1979). His 115 RBI ranked tied with Joe Carter (1990) for seventh-most in a season all-time by a Padre. Garnered a Greatness in Baseball Yearly Award (GIBBY) following the season for Breakout Hitter of the Year. Became just the 10th player in Padres history to win a Gold Glove and just the second to win for third base...led all Major League third basemen with 159 starts and 1,397.0 innings played at third base...committed just 10 errors in 424 total chances, the most total chances among all NL third basemen, for a .976 fielding percentage, second-best in the Majors among qualifying third basemen. Also became just the 10th player in Padres history to win a Silver Slugger Award, and just the third to win at third base, joining Ken Caminiti (1996) and Gary Sheffield (1992)...became just the eighth NL third baseman ever to win both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in the same season...just the fourth Padre to win both in one season, joining Tony Gwynn (1986-87, 89), Benito Santiago (1988, 90) and Caminiti (1996). Was named Player of the Month twice in 2012, for both August and September. POM award for August was his first career monthly award...first Padre to receive the award since Tony Gwynn in May of 28 games total in August, hit .306 (33-for-108) with 10 home runs and 31 RBI, leading all of MLB in RBI that month and ranking tied for the most home runs...just the second player in Padres history to lead MLB in both HR and RBI in any month each team played 10 games with the only other by Caminiti in August of 1996 (ELIAS). Garnered his second-straight POM award in September, becoming just the second Padre in team history to win the award twice in one season with the only other by Ken Caminiti who also won for both August and September in 1996...only other Padre to win multiple monthly awards was Tony Gwynn (five). Over 26 games in September, hit .324 (33-for-102) with nine home runs and 30 RBI, the most RBI among all MLB players in September and tied for the most homers among NL players. According to ELIAS, his back-to-back months with 30-or-more RBI in August and September made him the only player in Padres history to have two months with 30-or-more RBI in the same season. Overall in the second half, hit .308 (89-for-289) with 23 home runs and 73 RBI, leading all MLB in RBI after the All Star Break...led all NL players in home runs in the second half,ranking second in MLB behind Miguel Cabrera (26). His 23 home runs in the second-half of the season were the second-most ever by a Padre after the All-Star Break, trailing only Ken Caminiti who hit 28 home runs in the second half of the 1996 season. His 73 RBI after the All-Star Break were also the second-most ever by a Padre in the second half trailing only Caminiti's 81 RBI in the second half of 1996. Had 16 games with three-or-more RBI in 2012, the most among all Major League players and most by a Padre since Greg Vaugn had a franchise-record tying 17 such games in 1998 (also, Dave Winfield in 1979)...Ken Caminiti is the only other Padre to have 16 such games, doing so in 1996. Finished with the third-most walks among all National Leaguers (86), trailing Dan Uggla (94) and Joey Votto (94). Started 159 of the Padres 162 games in 2012, all at 3B...started 141 games batting third. Reached base safely (via hit, walk or HBP) in 146 of his 161 games in 2012, setting a new Padres record, passing Tony Gwynn (144 in 1987), according to ELIAS. First hit of the season came on 4/8 vs. LAD, a grand slam...first Padre to hit a GS for his first hit of a season since Aaron Cunningham also did so on 6/15/10 vs. TOR...Headley's second career grand slam (also, 8/5/11 at PIT). Hit his second grand slam of the season on 9/9 vs. ARI, third of his career.u Had four multi-homer games in 2012, the first four multi-homer games of his career(4/18 at COL, 5/28 at CHI, 8/10 at PIT and 9/7 vs.ARI)...multi-homer game on 8/10 at PIT was his first career game homering from both sides of the plate...four multi-homer games the most in a season by a Padre since 2001 when Ryan Klesko had five and Phil Nevin had four. Homered in three-straight at-bats from 8/10-11 at PIT, tying a club record (9x)...the three home runs on came on three consecutive pitches. Had a season-best 12-game hit streak from 6/26-7/7, batting .298 (14-for-47) over that streak...second-longest hit streak of his career and tied for the longest by a Padre in 2012 (also, Chris Denorfia, 6/6-25). Named National League Player of the Week for 8/6-12, his first career weekly award...hit .333 (8-for-24) with three home runs and 11 RBI that week. Had a career-high tying three doubles on 4/16 at COL (2x, also 9/21/09 at PIT)...tied for the most ever in a game by a Padre (several times). In 81 games at Petco Park, hit .272 (82-for-301) with 13 home runs and 51 RBI, the most RBI by any Padre in a season at Petco...finished tied for the second-most hits (82, also Mark Loretta in 2004) in a season at Petco and finished with the second-most home runs (Adrian Gonzalez - 14 in 2008). Hit his second career walkoff home run on 8/21 vs. PIT in the bottom of the 10th inning (also, 4/16/10 vs.ARI). Collected a career-high six RBI on 9/2 at COL, the most RBI by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez also had six RBI on 5/19/10 at LAD. On 7/30 at CIN reached base safely (via hit or walk) five times and did not score a run while the team scored 11 total...first Padre ever to reach base safely five times in a game and not score a run while the club scored 10-or more (ELIAS). 2011 Played in 113 games, making 102 starts at third base...missed 39 games due to a fractured finger on his left hand...Switch-hitter batted .264 (73-for-276) from the left side of the plate and .352 (37-for-105) from the right side of the plate...was a career .240 hitter from the right side prior to the 2011 season...Had a career best 16-game hitting streak from 5/21-6/6, hitting .339 (20-for-59) over that stretch...longest hitting streak by a Padre since Adrian Gonzalez had two 17-game streaks in 2006...Belted his first grand slam while tallying a career-high five RBI 8/5 at PIT...Had a season-high four hits in three games, all on the same road trip (6/13-22)...first Padre to have three games with four-or-more hits on a single road trip and first to do so in any six-game span (6/14, 6/17, 6/20)...Placed on the DL due to his injured finger on 8/8 (retroactive to 8/6) and was reinstated 9/ the time he was placed on the DL, he led all ML third basemen with a .292 batting average and was tied for third in both walks (51) and doubles (28). 2010 In his second full Major League season, appeared in 161 games, including 156 starts at third base. Finished second on the club (behind Gonzalez) runs scored, hits, doubles, RBI and walks...Set a career high with 17 steals in 22 attempts...tied for second on the team (with Gwynn, behind Venable)...stole nine bases in his first 31 games without getting caught...Hit at a .285 clip (120-for-421) as a left-handed batter and .217 (41- for-189) as a right-handed batter...hit .289 (91-for-315) on the road and .237 (70-for-295) at home...his better averages both against right-handers and away from PETCO Park combined for a .322 (74-for-23) average against righties on the road...607 of his 610 at-bats came as a third baseman...went 0-for-3 as a pinch-hitter...Hit safely in 26 of his first 31 games, including an eight-game hitting streak to start the season...over the 31-game stretch, hit .325 (40-for-123)...Made 13 errors on the season, including five in his first 10 games (.966 fielding percentage)...following the first 10 games, committed just eight errors and posted a .978 fielding percentage...Ranked among top National League third basemen in games played (1st, 158), innings played (1st, 1407.2), total chances (2nd, 388) and assists (2nd, 293)...had the fourth fewest errors among qualifying third basemen. 2009 In his first full Major League season, appeared in 156 games for the Padres while setting career highs in nearly every offensive category. Started in 136 of his 156 games, including 111 in left field and 25 at third base...majority of ... starts at third came in place of an injured Kevin Kouzmanoff during the second half of the season. ... Ranked among team leaders in games played (2nd), at-bats (2nd), hits (2nd), doubles (T1st), home runs (T3rd), RBI (3rd), runs scored (3rd), batting average (2nd), on-base percentage (2nd) and slugging percentage (3rd). ... Hit .305 (91-for-298) on the road as opposed to .208 (51-for-245) at home...28 of his 38 multi-hit games came away from home. ... Ranked second on the club after the All-Star break with a .293 batting average (76-for-259) and third with a .377 on-base percentage...collected 19 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 31 RBI and 36 runs scored. ... Switch-hitter batted .270 (98-for-363) from the left-side while hitting .244 (44-for-180) as a righty. ... Tallied a career-high five hits 9/21 at PIT...finished 5-for-6 with three doubles, one home run, two RBI and two runs scored...11 total bases in the game...also had one four-hit and seven three-hit games in 2009. 2008 Played in all 91 of the Padres games after his recall from Triple-A Portland 6/17...prior to the season, named No. 1 on Baseball America's Padres Top 10 Prospect list and No. 32 among the Top 100 Prospects in baseball... also tabbed best hitter for average in the SD system...Finished among National League rookie leaders in batting average (5th, .269), home runs (T-7th, 9), RBI (T-8th, 38), multi-hit games (7th, 22), runs (9th, 34), hits (T-7th, 89), total bases (6th, 139), doubles (4th, 19), stolen bases (T-10th, 4), walks (T-7th, 30), on-base percentage (8th, .337), slugging percentage (5th, .420), extra-base hits (T-5th, 30) and outfield assists (T-6th, 2)...10-game hit streak tied for third-longest stretch among NL rookies...Batted .276 (32-for-116) with four homers and 15 RBI while batting right-handed and .265 (57-for-215) with five homers and 23 RBI when hitting from the left side...24 of 30 walks and 13 of 19 doubles came while batting lefty. sports management...In 48 road games, hit at a .301 clip (55-for-183)...45-for-139 (.324) with 30 RBI with runners on...hit .345 (38-for-110) with 20 RBI and 30 walks when ahead in the count compared to .143 (16-for-112) with five RBI and no walks when behind...Played 82 games in left field and seven at third base...posted a .969 fielding percentage in left, committing five errors in 163 total chances with two assists in 713.0 error in 13 total chances in 55.0 frames at third base...After joining the Friars on 6/17, hit safely in his first five contests, going 7-for-20 (.350) with two homers...Collected first Major League home run and RBI 6/18 at Yankee Stadium...Hit safely in 15 of first 17 tilts 6/17-7/5 and 22 of 25 contests 6/17-7/17...Career-high 10-game hit streak 6/25-7/5, going 10-for-39 (.256)...tallied a nine-game hit streak from 8/5-14, batting .433 (13-for-30) with four doubles, two homers, five RBI and seven runs during that span...Homered in back-to-back games for the first time 8/6-7 at NYM...first career steal 8/7 at NYM...Single-month-best .293 clip (29-for-99) in 26 September tilts...16-for-47 (.340) with six doubles and seven RBI over final 12 games of the season 9/ four hits 9/19 at WSH, driving in game-winning run in 14th inning...Chosen as the "Best Batting Prospect" in the Pacific Coast League for the 2008 season in Baseball America's annual "Best Tools" survey featured in the publication's 8/25-9/7 issue...Began the season with Portland, hitting .305 (79-for-259) in 65 games before his call-up...played 56 games in left field and eight at third base...In 30 May games, batted .357 (45-for-126) with 10 doubles, seven long balls and 19 RBI, slugging .619 during the month...45 hits in May marked the most for a Portland batter in one month since the team returned to the Pacific Coast League in 2001...5/8 at Omaha went 5-for-5 with a walk, reaching base in each of six plate appearances...became just the 10th Portland batter in eight seasons to log five hits in a game. 2007 IN THE BIGS: Went 4-for-18 (.222) in eight games overall with the Friars...notched a pinch-hit single in the 13th inning of the Padres Wild Card tie-breaker at COL on 10/1...recalled from Double-A San Antonio on 9/25 for a second stint with the Padres...went 3-for-17 (.176) with a double and a run scored in seven games during his first stint with the club from 6/15-27...contract purchased by San Diego on 6/15 and made Major League debut that day as the starting third baseman in Chicago against the Cubs.

BEST IN TEXAS: Unanimously named Texas League Player of the Year after leading the league with a .330 average (143-for-433) in 121 games with San Antonio...also led all Texas League hitters with a .437 on-base percentage and .580 slugging percentage...finished among league leaders in hits (143, T-4th), doubles (38, 3rd), extra-base hits (63, 3rd), homers (20, T-4th), RBI (78, T-4th) and runs scored (82, 5th)...also named a Texas League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star, Baseball America Double-A All-Star and received the Texas League's Topps Player of the Year award.

TOPPING THE SYSTEM: Received the Padres 2007 Minor League Player of the Year award, selected annually by the club's baseball operations staff...finished third in the system in batting (.330)...named the organization's Player of the Month in April, batting .360 (31-for-86) with eight doubles, five home runs, 17 RBI and 17 runs scored in 24 games for the Missions during the month...also earned the honor in June after hitting at a .408 clip (20-for-49) with five doubles, six home runs, 11 RBI and 13 runs scored in 14 games for San Antonio.

ON A MISSION: Helped lead San Antonio to a Texas League title...knocked two home runs in the playoffs while batting .269 (7-for-26) with four RBI and six walks over seven contests. 2006 Earned California League Mid- and Post-Season All-Star honors after batting .291 (141-for-484) in 129 games for Single-A Lake Elsinore...named the Padres No. 5 prospect and player with the best strike-zone discipline by Baseball America entering the season...Ranked fourth among Cal League leaders in walks (74) while pacing all third basemen in games played (127)...Finished 10th in the organization in batting average and led the Storm in hits...compiled 38 multiple-hit games...Named California League Player of the Week for 5/29-6/4 after batting .346 (9-for-26) with four homers and eight RBI in seven games...Hit .347 (33-for-95) during the month of July and continued his hot hitting in August, going 21-for-57 (.368) with 15 RBI during a season-best 13-game hitting streak 8/18-30...Played for the Peoria Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League following the regular season...batted .257 (26-for-101) with six doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in 28 games. 2005 Spent most of his debut season with Short-A Eugene...promoted to Single-A Fort Wayne 8/31 and concluded season playing in four games with the Wizards...Led the Emeralds in hits (59), doubles (14), total bases (97), RBI (33) and walks (34)...Started and finished his stint in Eugene on a season-high seven-game hitting streaks, 7/1-7 (.419; 13-for-31) and 8/24-30 (.357; 10-for-28)...Finished the month of July with 22 RBI in 29 games.