Originally selected by Arizona in the 48th round of the 2001 June Draft (did not sign, attended Ole Miss)...Selected by Colorado in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft...Signed by Rockies scout Damon Iannelli...Graduated from Hillcrest Christian High School in Jackson, Miss., and led baseball team to back-to-back Class 4A state titles (1997 and 1998)...Was Mississippi Private School Association 4A MVP in football...Earned all-conference honors in basketball twice and soccer three times... Played baseball for three seasons at Ole Miss, fnishing ninth on career hit list with 220...Named a preseason allAmerican as junior in 2004...Played football at Ole Miss, serving as backup quarterback to Eli Manning, but did not take a snap in three years...Was a political science major...Member of USA National Team that won silver medal at Pan American Games in 2003...Married, his wife's name is Lindsay...The couple has a daughter, Sienna, and two sons, Cruise and Price.
Collected a career-high 63 RBI and belted 16 home runs, second-most in his career...In 66 home games, hit .275 (52-for-189) with eight doubles, 12 home runs, 33 RBI, a .373 on-base mark and a .508 slugging percentage...12 of his 16 home runs came at Safeco Field...Hit his 100th career home run on 4.29 vs. KC, recording the Mariners only hit in a 1-0 win over the Royals...It marked his frst career homer against the Royals...With runners in scoring position, hit .326 (28-for-86) with one double, eight home runs, and 50 RBI...His .326 average with RISP led the club and ranked 12th-best in the AL...Hit his ninth career pinch-hit homer on 9/6 vs. TEX...Is one of two players in the majors (Conor Gillaspie) to hit a pinch-hit homer in each of the last four seasons (2013-16)...His nine pinch-hit homers rank second among active players (Chris Heisey, 14)...Hit .545 (6-for-11) with the bases loaded, tied for third-best in the majors...Against right-handed pitchers, hit .256 (89-for-348) with 13 doubles, 16 home runs and 58 RBI...Against lefties, was 5-for-30 (.167) with two doubles and fve RBI...Homered in four straight games, 6/30-7/3, becoming the 11th different Mariners player (16th time) to homer in four straight games...It marked the frst time in his career that he homered in more than two consecutive games...Posted four RBI in back-to-back games (7/2-3), becoming the ninth different Mariners player (11th time) to record four or more RBI in consecutive games...Hit his frst career grand slam on 7.3 vs. BAL, his fourth straight game with a home run...Hit his second grand slam of the season on 9/13 at LAA.
The Totals - Hit .248 (98x395) with 54 runs, 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 42 RBI in 136 games. ... Defense - Appeared in left field (65 G, 51 GS) & right (55 G, 40 GS). ... Splitting Time - Played almost exclusively against right-handers, hitting .255 (88x345) with 27 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home run and 38 RBI against righties; against lefties, hit .200 (10x50) with 5 extra-base hits. ... Extra! Extra! - Third on team with 31 doubles, 2nd straight season with 30+ doubles and the third of career…4th on team with 48 extra-base hits behind Nelson Cruz (67), Kyle Seager (63) & Robinson Cano (56)…led team with 5 triples. ... Making Them Count - Seven of 12 homers either tied game (1) or gave Seattle lead (6). ... Tale of Two Halves - Hit .267 (67x251) with 32 runs, 22 doubles, 3 triples, 8 home runs, 25 RBI & an .819 OPS in his first 83 games…hit .215 (31x144) with 22 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 17 RBI and a .694 OPS in his final 53 games. ... Mariners Debut - Went 3x3, R, 3 XBH (2 2B, 3B), 2 RBI, 4/6 vs. LAA…first Mariners player with 3 XBH on Opening Day & 13th player in club history with 2+ XBH on OD.
Had a .266/.367/.440(118-for-443) line with 31 doubles, ﬁve triples, 12 homers, 48 RBI and 69 walks in 136 games (119 starts)... In 70 games battingthird, hit .299 (76x254) with a .404OBP and a .500 slugging (76-for-254), the 8th-best batting average,3rd-best on-base percentage and9th-best slugging percentage in the National League... During the ﬁrst half ofthe season, batted .283/.387/.508(73x258) with 20 doubles, 4 triples, 10 home runs, 27 RBI and 42 walks…following the break hit .243 (45x185)... Hit a home run in each of the ﬁrst two games of the season, a pinch-hit, solo homer on Opening Night, March 30, and a solo home run on Opening Day, April1…became the fourth player in Padres franchise history to homer in each of the ﬁrst two games of the season, joining Adrian Gonzalez ('10), Brian Giles ('05) & Fred McGriff ('92)... Named National League Player of the Week for the period May 5-11 afterhe hit .500 (14x28) with 5 doubles, 3 triples, a home run and 7 RBI in 7 games… it was his second career weekly honor (also September 2009 with COL)... Fell a hit shy of the cycle in consecutive games, falling a home run shy on May 9 vs. Miami and a single shy vs. Miami on May 10…was the ﬁrst Padres player since Brian Giles from August 17-18, 2004 to fall a hit shy in two-straight games... Made 16 appearances as a pinch-hitter, hitting .267/.313/.533 (4-for-15) witha double, a home run and 2 RBI... Hit .354 (29x82) with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs and 13 RBI duringMay, tied for the 5th-best batting average, the 3rd-best on-base percentage (.459) andslugging percentage (.684) in the National League (min 50 PA)... Had a team-best-tying 10-game hitting streak May 3-15 (Jedd Gyorko)…hit.526 (20x38) with 8 doubles, 3 triples, one home run and 7 RBI in that time... Hit .358 (24x67) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 8 RBI and 9 walks in 22 games during July, the 5th-best batting average, 4th-best on-base percentage (.429) and tied forthe 8th-best slugging percentage (.567) in the National League... Recorded his 6th career multi-home run game on June 20 vs. Los Angeles-NL (ﬁrst since Aug. 8, 2011 at CIN)... Recorded third career walk-off hit July 20, 2014 vs. New York (NL), an inﬁeld single to break a 1-1 tie with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning.