Resides in Ostego, Minn...Signed by Mark Lummus (Mariners)...Graduated from St. Louis Park (Minn.) High School in May, 1998...Graduated from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College in 2000 and graduated from Bellevue University (Neb.) in May 2002.2006Played in 18 games over two stints with the Mariners (8/22-27 & 9/8-remainder of season)...Recalled from Tacoma (AAA) on 8/22; made Major League debut that night vs. NYY as a PH (0-for-1)...Made first career start in right field on 8/24 vs. NYY...Tallied his first Major League hit 8/26 vs. BOS, a single in the seventh inning off David Wells...Optioned back to Tacoma on 8/27...Hit first career ML home run on 9/15 at KC off Scott Dohman, a 435-foot, two-run blast to left...With Tacoma, had 30 multi-hit games: two four-hit games, five three-hit games and 23 two-hit games...Hit .347 (35-for-101) with 18 runs, nine doubles, a homer and 13 RBI in 25 games in August...Recorded a season-high five RBI on 4/21 at SAC, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two HR...Was on the disabled list with a dislocated right thumb from 6/7 to 7/21...Appeared in four games on rehab assignment with Peoria from 7/17-20, hitting .250 (4-for-16)...Received "Gold Glove" award for best defensive player as chosen by the Rainiers staff.2005Split season between San Antonio and Tacoma...Combined, set career-highs in hits (161), doubles (33), runs scored (135) and steals (31)...Started season with Missions and finished seventh in the Texas league with a .308
average...led team with 30 doubles...Hit safely in 81 of 113 games and reached base safely in 93 contests...had 42 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games, one four-hit game and one-five hit game...Tied for sixth in the league with a 15-game hit streak, hitting .368 (21x57) from April 14-May 1...hit .529 (18x34) during eight-game hit streak from July 2-10...Named Texas League Player of the Week, July 4-10...recorded a career-high five hits and three steals on July 10 vs. Midland...hit two home runs in a game July 15 and July 19...Recorded six hit streaks of five or more games...hit .348 (39x112) with runners in scoring position...hit .351 (26x74) in April, .347 (34x98) in July and .341 (14x41) in August...Promoted to Tacoma on Aug. 15 and appeared in 22 games...hit .310 (9x29) with five runs, three doubles, two home runs and six RBI in eight playoff games.2004Hit safely in 51x71 games, including 17 multi-hit games with Inland Empire...hit .338 (25x74) with 17 runs scored, seven extra-base hits and nine RBI in the month of April...had three hit streaks of six or more games...had a season-high 12-game hit streak, hitting .409 (18x44) with 12 runs scored, six extra-base hits and seven RBI, from April 21-May 2...had season-high five RBI on May 21 vs. Lancaster...hit .329 (25x76) vs. lefties
compared to .262 (43x164) vs. righties...named to the California League All-Star team...
promoted to San Antonio on June 30...had 17 multi-hit games, including one four-hit
game and one three-hit game...had an eight game hit streak, hitting .375 (12x32), from
Aug. 29-Sept. 5.2003Appeared in 128 games for Wisconsin...had 20 outfield assists...went 4x5 with a career-high five RBI April 24 vs. South Bend...had a nine-game hit streak, April 22-May 5, hitting .350 (14x40)...hit .345 with 17 runs, eight doubles, six stolen bases and 12 RBI in the month of August.2002Began pro career with Everett, appearing in 62 games, 53 in right field...went 7x14 in 6 games June 25-July 3...named Northwest League Player of the Week for Aug. 19-25, hitting .500 (10x20) with 7 runs, 3 doubles, a home run and 3 RBI over that stretch....315 (28x89) in 25 August games...participated in 2002 Arizona Instructional League.