Nick Markakis

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 1"/190
  • Age: 32


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Nick Markakis Stats

.296 3 53 2 .746

Nick Markakis MLB Career Stats

.291 144 711 63 .788

Nick Markakis Bio

  • Full Name: Nicholas William Markakis
  • Pronunciation: MAR-cake-iss
  • Born: 11/17/1983 in Glen Cove, NY
  • Draft: 2003, Baltimore Orioles, 1st rd. (7th overall)
  • College: Young Harris JC, GA
  • Debut: April 3, 2006
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2015 Stats 612 73 181 3 53 2 .296 .370 .746
MLB Career Stats 5943 822 1728 144 711 63 .291 .359 .788

Nick Markakis 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 Braves NL 686 441 89.75 199.07 1.37 7.24 24.91
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38


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October 8, 2015 at 5:46 AM ET

Markakis exceeds 600 at-bats again in 2015

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis finished the 2015 regular season with a .296 average, three home runs, 53 RBIs, 73 runs scored and two stolen bases.

August 21, 2015 at 7:40 PM ET

Markakis tallies two RBIs in two-hit game

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored against the Cubs on Friday.


Nick Markakis Awards

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2011 Baltimore AL
2014 Baltimore AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/18/2011 Baltimore AL

MLBPAA Orioles Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2008 Baltimore AL
2009 Baltimore AL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2005 Peo Javelinas AFL

CAR All-Star Game Top Star

Year Team League
2005 Frederick CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Frederick CAR

CAR Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Frederick CAR

Nick Markakis Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2007 .300 19th in AL
2008 .306 10th in AL
2010 .297 14th in AL
2015 .296 13th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 23 21st in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2007 112 8th in AL
2008 87 23rd in AL
2009 101 11th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2007 18 21st in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2007 .848 19th in AL
2008 .897 7th in AL
2010 .805 24th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2008 .406 3rd in AL
2010 .370 13th in AL
2011 .351 25th in AL
2014 .342 25th in AL
2015 .370 9th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2007 .485 22nd in AL
2008 .491 20th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2007 97 17th in AL
2008 106 4th in AL
2009 94 18th in AL
2013 89 14th in AL
2014 81 22nd in AL


Season BB Rank
2008 99 2nd in AL
2010 73 12th in AL
2011 62 22nd in AL
2014 62 15th in AL
2015 70 11th in NL


Season H Rank
2007 191 7th in AL
2008 182 10th in AL
2009 188 7th in AL
2010 187 5th in AL
2011 182 10th in AL
2013 172 16th in AL
2014 177 10th in AL
2015 181 4th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2007 43 6th in AL
2008 48 3rd in AL
2009 45 6th in AL
2010 45 4th in AL
2011 31 24th in AL
2015 38 5th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2007 161 3rd in AL
2008 157 9th in AL
2009 161 1st in AL
2010 160 4th in AL
2011 160 3rd in AL
2013 160 4th in AL
2014 155 21st in AL
2015 156 11th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2007 637 7th in AL
2008 595 20th in AL
2009 642 3rd in AL
2010 629 6th in AL
2011 641 4th in AL
2013 634 5th in AL
2014 642 4th in AL
2015 612 5th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2007 710 6th in AL
2008 697 11th in AL
2009 711 6th in AL
2010 709 6th in AL
2011 716 5th in AL
2013 700 5th in AL
2014 710 2nd in AL
2015 686 5th in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2007 309 7th in AL
2008 292 11th in AL
2009 291 13th in AL
2010 274 16th in AL
2011 260 22nd in AL
2014 248 24th in AL


Season SO Rank
2007 112 22nd in AL
2008 113 20th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2007 6 19th in AL
2008 7 11th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2011 7 23rd in AL

Nick Markakis Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 3, 2014 Atlanta Braves signed free agent RF Nick Markakis.
October 30, 2014 RF Nick Markakis elected free agency.
October 13, 2012 Baltimore Orioles activated RF Nick Markakis.
July 9, 2012 Baltimore Orioles activated RF Nick Markakis from the 15-day disabled list.
July 7, 2012 sent OF Nick Markakis on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
June 1, 2012 Nick Markakis roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
May 30, 2012 Baltimore Orioles placed RF Nick Markakis on the 15-day disabled list.

Nicholas William Markakis Bio Info

Married, wife's name is Christina...They have two sons; Taylor (3/11/09) and Tucker (5/27/10)...Nick and Christina launched the Right Side Foundation in 2009, whose mission is to help improve the lives of distressed children throughout the state of Maryland... Attended Young Harris Junior College and batted .439 (98-223) with 21 HR and 92 RBI and stole 19 bases in 20 attempts in 2003... Also pitched at Young Harris, going 12-0 with 1 save and a 1.68 ERA in 15 games and led all junior college pitchers with 160 strikeouts...In 2003, was listed by Baseball America as the 2nd best junior college prospect...Was named Junior College Player of the Year by Baseball America in 2002...Was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2001 and 2002 but did not sign...Graduated from Woodstock HS (GA)...Was scouted and signed by Dave Jennings...Played for the Greek Olympic Baseball Team during the 2004 games held in Athens, Greece, leading the team with a .346 batting average.


Played in at least 155 games for the seventh time in the last eight seasons (2007-11, '13-14), the fourthmost in Baltimore club history (Cal Ripken, 15; Brooks Robinson, 11; Eddie Murray, 9)...Ended the season with 328 consecutive errorless games in the OF (dating back to 8/11/12), just eight games shy of Rich Amaral's American League record of 336 (1995-2000). The Major League record is 392 straight errorless games for an OF, set by Darren Lewis (1990-94)...Collected two hits on 5/22 vs. CLE, tying and passing Cal Ripken Jr. (702 hits) to become the all-time leader in hits at Oriole Park...Hit .346 (36-for-104) in close and late situations, with nine extra-base hits and a .393 OBP. Plated eight game-winning RBI on the season, fourth-most on the club...Led the majors with 617 at-bats out of the leadoff spot in the lineup, stroking 169 hits from the top of the batting order to finish fourth in the league among leadoff hitters...Put together an 18-game hitting streak from 4/21-5/11, hitting .356 (26-for-73) with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI during the streaks duration. The streak was the longest by an Orioles hitter on the year and fell one game short of his career-long hitting streak of 19 games, done from 6/8-6/30/11...Also logged a 14-game hitting streak from 5/26-6/9, tying for the long second-longest streak by a Baltimore batter on the year (Adam Jones, 5/6-20). Went 22-for-58 (.379) during the stretch, with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBI...Passed Ken Singleton (1,456) and moved into sixth place on the Orioles all-time hit list on 6/16 at TB...Stroked the first leadoff home run of his career on 8/3, a game Baltimore went on to win 1-0. It was the Orioles first win in franchise history in which the first and only run came courtesy of a leadoff homer...Hit his 10th home run of the season on 8/4 at WSH, tying Brady Anderson for fourth in club history with nine seasons of 20+ doubles and 10+ home runs...Posted his 427th career multi-hit game on 8/10 vs. STL, passing Brady Anderson for sole possession of fourth place on Baltimore's all-time list...Snapped a season-worst 0-for-21 stretch from 8/19-24 with his 12th home run of the season on 8/25 vs. TB (Odorizzi). His five-game hitless stretch tied the longest of his career, done four times (4/21-28/06, 8/29-9/2/11, 9/12-17/11)...Hit back-to-back home runs with Alejandro De Aza to start the game on 9/25 at NYY, becoming the first pair of Orioles to hit back-to-back home runs to start a road game since Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Mike Bordick on 6/6/01 at NYY. Was his second career lead-off home run...Signed with the Braves as a free agent to a four-year contract on 12/5...Underwent successful fusion surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck on 12/17. The surgery was performed by Dr. Steven Wray in Atlanta, Ga.


Became franchise leader with his 7th Opening Day start in RF (all consecutive)... Moved into 6th place franchise history in doubles (289)... Moved into top 10 in club history in hits (10th - 1,370), total bases (10th - 2,070), extra-base hits (10th - 431), RBI (9th - 608)... Is tied for 5th in club history with Ken Singleton with eight seasons of 20+ 2B & 10+ HR... Was a Gold Glove finalist among AL RF (1.000 fielding %)... Batted .354/.408/.477 in 16-game stretch, April 5-22... Had four straight multi-hit games, May 9-12... Batted .375/.423/.602 (33-88) in 21-game stretch, May 9-31... Had season-long 12-game hit streak, May 15-27, batting .377 (20-53) with three walks, four doubles, two HR, seven runs and 11 RBI... Tied season-high with four hits, June 16 vs. BOS... Snapped career-long 31-game streak without an XBH, August 25 vs. OAK, with a double and HR

2012 Had his first career DL stints, 5/3-7/9 (right hamate bone fracture) and 9/9-end of season (broken thumb) ... Had surgery, 6/1, performed by Dr. Brian Schofield ... Returned, 7/13, and batted leadoff for first time in his career that night vs. DET ... Hit leadoff in all 54 games after returning at the end of the All-Star break, batting .335/.390/.489 with 34R, 15-2B, 2-3B, 5HR, 28RBI in that span ... Broke left thumb on HBP by C.C. Sabathia, 9/8 vs. NYY, ending his season ... Had surgery on the thumb, 9/11, again performed by Dr. Brian Schofield ... Had his highest season average (.298) and OPS (.834) since 2008 (.306 and .897, respectively) ... Hit last of O's three consecutive HR to start the game, 5/10 vs. TEX (G1), setting an AL record ... Is 1 of 14 players with 25+ doubles in each of the last seven seasons (2006-12) ... The O's went 62-42 in his starts and he batted .336/.397/.559 in the 62 wins ... Hit .311/.392/.578 in 51plate appearances with RISP and 2 outs ... Batted .324/.391/.511 in 34 games vs. the AL Central and .359/.393/.615 in 19 games vs. the AL West ... Opened season with consecutive multi-hit games for the second time in his career (also '09) ... Hit HR in each of first two games of season ... Became first Oriole to hit HR in first AB on Opening Day since Luis Matos (4/4/05) ... Had season-high four hits, 8/7 vs. SEA ... Hit career-high 3-2B, 7/14 vs. DET ... Tied career-high with 4BB, 5/6 @BOS 2011 Won his first career Rawlings Gold Glove Award after completing the first error-free season of 150 or more games played by an Orioles outfielder in franchise history and finished fifth in the American League with 14 outfield assists. ... Became the third Orioles outfielder to win a Gold Glove, joining Paul Blair (1967, 1969-75) and Adam Jones (2009) ... Named American League Player of the Week for July 14-17...Went 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, two homers, five runs scored and six RBI in four games ... Recorded his 1,000th career hit with a third inning single, July 15, becoming the 14th player to record 1,000 or more hits for the Orioles ... Ranked among AL leaders in games (160 - third), at-bats (641 - fourth), plate appearances (716 - fifth), hits (182 - 10th), singles (135 - fifth), times on base (251 - 9th), OF assists (14 - fifth) ... Did not make an error, posting the first 1.000% fielding percentage in his OF career for a season ... Is one of two American Leaguers (Ichiro) to collect 180 or more hits in each of the past five seasons ... Is one of four American Leaguers (Cano, Oritz, Young) to hit 30 or more doubles in each of the past five seasons ... Was fifth in the majors this season with 14 OF assists ... Is second in the majors in OF assists (72; Francoeur - 84) since making his ML debut in 2006 ... Is one of two American Leaguers (Cano) to play in 155 or more games in each of the past five seasons ... Played in 160 games this season, the fourth time in the last 5 seasons he has played in 160 or more and fifth straight season he has led the O's in games played ... Tied with Miguel Cabrera for the fourth most games played (946) since breaking into the majors in 2006, trailing Prince Fielder (959), Adrian Gonzalez (958) and Ichiro (953) ... Set career and team-season-high with 19-game hit streak, June 8-30, batting .414/.440/.552 in that span ... Set career-high with five hits, July 3 @ATL ... Set career-high with six RBI, June 10 vs. TB (third career GS, ending 88 AB streak w/o an XBH), matching RBI total from previous 27G (May 8-June 8) ... Made first career start at 1B, June 1 @SEA ... Batted .308 (101-328) with an .802 OPS in 80 road games ... Posted 10 multi-hit games in May ... Batted .351 (39-111) in 25 games in June ... Hit .317 (20-63) with an .840 OPS with two outs and RISP ... Batted .463 (38-82) with a 1.074 OPS in 18 Interleague games ... Hit .309/.434/.500 in 18 games vs. NYY ... Batted .337 (66-196) in 47 day games. 2010 Finished the season tied for fourth in the AL with 45 doubles and became third player in ML history with four straight 43-double seasons, joining Joe Medwick (1935-39) and Tris Speaker (1920-23), both of whom are in the Hall of Fame ... Is the first player in Orioles history with four consecutive 40-double seasons and the 19th outfielder since 1900 with four or more seasons of 40 doubles or more in his career...The streak of four consecutive years ties him for third-most among outfielders since 1900 behind Medwick (7 seasons from 1933-39), Harry Heilmann (5 seasons from 1923-27) and Tris Speaker (four seasons from 1920-23)...Among players that began their careers after World War II, only five outfielders have as many or more 40+ double seasons as Markakis: Bobby Abreu (6), Magglio Ordonez (4), Luis Gonzalez (4), Garret Anderson (4) and Larry Walker (4) ... Batted .361 against left-handed pitching, the highest average in MLB for a left-handed hitter ... Was 12th in the AL in walks (73) and 13th in on-base percentage (.370) ... Hit safely in a season-high 11 games from September 4-15, batting .370 (17-46)...Tied his career-high with four hits on August 6 vs. Chicago White Sox ... Collected 200th career double on August 16 vs. Seattle ... Hit safely in 18 of 20 games from May 11-June 2, batting .316 (24-76) 2009 Drove in 100 runs (101) for the 2nd time in his career (112 in 2007)...Tied for the AL lead with 161 games played, the 2nd time in his career he played 161 in a season (2007)...Collected 45 doubles, 6th most in the AL, the 3rd consecutive season he hit 40 or more...Finished in the top 10 in the AL in games (T-1st - 161) and sac flies (T-1st - 10); at-bats (3rd - 642); plate appearances (6th -711) and doubles (6th - 45) and hits (T-7th - 188)...Reached base safely in a career-high 38 consecutive games, July 5-August 18, batting .335 (54-161) with a .935 OPS...Collected team-leading 52 multi-hit and 28 multi-RBI games...Hit 2nd career grand slam in the top of the 2nd inning off Brad Penny, April 17 @BOS...Hit the tail end of back-to-back homers with Adam Jones off Brian Bruney in the top of the 9th, July 22 @NYY...Hit safely in a career-high tying 17 straight games, April 13-May 1, batting .385 (25-65) with a 1.059 OPS in that time...Tied a career-high (9 times) with 3 runs scored (July 7 @SEA; April 21 vs. CWS and April 13 @TEX)...Tied a career-high (12 times) with 4 hits (June 25 @FLA; June 17 vs. NYM and April 21 vs. CWS)...Tied career-high with five RBI, April 17 @BOS...Batted .312 (119-381) with 13 HR and 66 RBI vs. RHP and .262 (69-263) with five HR and 35 RBI vs. LHP...Hit .309 (101-327) at Camden Yards...Batted .381 (32-84) with a .460 OBP, .560 SLG, nine doubles, two HR, 22 RBI, 13 BB and 23 R in 22 April games...Hit .337 (90-267) in 64 wins and .260 (98-377) in 97 losses...Batted .319 (150-470) in 117 night games and .218 (38-174) in 44 day games...Hit .324 (47-145) with 14 extra-base hits, 19 runs scored and 30 RBI in 36 games vs. BOS & NYY...Batted .405 (15-37) with a 1.139 OPS in nine games vs. CWS 2008 Appeared in 157 games in his third major league season, setting career-highs in average (.306), runs scored (106), doubles (48), walks (99), on-base percentage (.406) and slugging percentage (.491)...Led the majors with 17 outfield assists...Finished among the top-25 in the American League in 16 categories: road batting average (1st - .330), times on base (1st - 283), walks (2nd - 99), on-base percentage (3rd - .406), doubles (tied for 3rd - 48), runs (4th - 106), on-base plus slugging (7th - .897), games played (tied for 9th - 157), average (10th - .306), hits (tied for 10th - 182), extra-base hits (tied for 10th - 69), total bases (tied for 11th - 292), multi-hit games (tied for 12th - 51), slugging percentage (20th - .491), at-bats (20th - 595) and runs batted in (23rd - 87)...Hit safely in a career-high 17 straight games, June 22-July 10, batting .397 (27-68) with 9 doubles, 2 HR, 18 RBI and 21 runs...Hit .282 with 11 HR and 40 RBI at home and an AL-leading .330 with 9 HR and 47 RBI on the road...Set a new career-high with 4 walks, June 22 @MIL...Matched his career-high with 3 runs scored 3 times: July 9 @TOR, July 22 vTOR & August 17 @DET...Matched his career-high with 4 hits twice: June 6 @TOR & August 30 @TB...Collected a season-high 4 RBI, August 11 @CLE...Batted .297 with an .843 OPS against LHPafter hitting .274 with a .775 OPS in 2007 and .286 with a .711 OPS in 2006...Hit .317 (19-60) with 23 RBI with runners in scoring position and two outs...Had his best month in August, batting .355 with a .453 on-base percentage and a .570 slugging percentage in 28 games...Had second career multi-HR game on September 14 vMIN, reaching 20 HR for the second straight season...Scored 100th run on September 11 vCLE for the first time in his career...Ended year with 106 runs scored...Hit 3-run HR on May 8 @KC, the O's first 3 or 4-run HR of '08 2007 In his sophomore season in the major leagues, was named Most Valuable Oriole by local media after batting .300 with 23 home runs and 112 RBI in 161 games...Ranked in the top-25 in the American League in 11 categories: games played (3rd - 161), go ahead RBI (tied for 4th - 31), doubles (tied for 6th - 43), at-bats (7th - 637), hits (7th - 191), total bases (7th - 309), RBI (8th - 112), extra-base hits (tied for 9th - 69), multi-hit games (tied for 9th - 57), runs scored (17th - 97), average (19th - .300) and stolen bases (tied for 21st - 18)...Played in every game until the season's final day...Made 158 starts in right field...Finished 5th in the American League with 13 outfield assists and was 6th among all AL outfielders with a .994 fielding percentage....Had only 2 errors in 318 total chances...Hit 15 of his team-leading 23 home runs at home and slugged .519 at Camden Yards...Tied his career high with 4 hits in a game 4 times this season: May 11 at Boston, July 17 at Seattle, September 4 at Tampa Bay and September 26 against Toronto...Has 7 career 4-hit games...Had a 10-game hitting streak, April 12-23, during which he batted .317 (13-41)...Hit his first career grand slam on April 13 vs. Kansas City...Had an RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat Toronto 5-4 on April 20...Went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI on May 4 vs. Cleveland, including a game-winning single in 10th...Entered in the 8th inning on May 30 at Kansas City and hit a 2-run home run in the 9th...Was only the 2nd game he had not started this season...Had 2 or more hits in 9 of 12 games from June 13-26, batting .364 (20-55) in that stretch...Went 8-for-17 with 2 doubles, a triple, a home run & 4 RBI in the July 12-15 series against Chicago...Had 3 hits on July 14 & drove in the game-winning run with a 10th inning single...Hit a game-winning sacrifice fly against Boston on August 10 to give the Orioles a 6-5 win in the bottom of the 9th...Batted .325 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 73 games after the All-Star break...Homered on September 16 at Toronto, giving him 20 HR & 100 RBI for the year...Joined Jim Gentile (141 in 1961) and Cal Ripken (102 in 1983) as the only Orioles to drive in 100 or more runs in his 2nd full season...Had a career-high 5 RBI on September 22 at Texas, going 3-for-5 with a double and a home run...Hit a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 8th inning on September 24 against Kansas City...Batted .632 (12-19) in his final 4 games to raise his average from .290 to .300. 2006 Batted .291 in 147 games in his first major league season and set an Orioles rookie record for highest batting average (among qualifiers with 502 plate appearances)...Finished 6th in American League Rookie of the Year voting and was named as an outfielder on the Baseball Digest and Topps All-Rookie teams...Hit .324 in 127 games in right field, the 2nd highest batting average among all major league rightfielders... Hit 15 of his 16 home runs while playing right field...Led all major league players with a .366 combined batting average in the months of June, July and August...Hit 12 of his 16 home runs during the 3-month span as well...Started 34 of the first 49 games of the season, batting .223 with 2 home runs and 10 RBI...Started 23 games in left field, 7 games in center field and 4 games in right while entering as a defensive replacement 10 times...Beginning on May 27 when he replaced the injured Jay Gibbons, started 98 of the final 103 games, including 96 starts in right field...Batted .314 from May 27 through the end of the season...Was named American League Rookie of the Month for August...Hit safely in 22 of 26 games, batting .354 (34-96) with 7 doubles, 10 home runs, 26 RBI, 22 runs scored and a .740 slugging percentage...His 10 home runs in August set an Orioles record for a rookie in a calendar month...The previous record of 8 was set 3 times in 1960 - twice by Jim Gentile (June & August) and once by Ron Hansen (August)...Became the 11th major league rookie in the last 50 years to hit at least 10 homers in a calendar month...Batted .354 in August, his 3rd consecutive month with an average over .335...Batting average reached a season-high .312 on the final day of August before he hit .224 in September...Made his major league debut in the season opener on April 3 vs. Tampa Bay, entering defensively in right field in the 9th inning...Went 1-for-3 with 3 walks in his first start on April 5 vs. Tampa Bay, homering off Devil Rays' Dan Miceli for his first major league hit...Became 3rd player in the last 47 seasons to draw walks in each of his first 3 major league plate appearances and first since Arizona's Danny Klassen, 7/4/98...The last player before that was former Oriole Bob "Rocky" Johnson, then with the Kansas City Athletics in 1960...Hit safely in his first 5 games with an at-bat before going hitless on April 12 at Tampa Bay...His first 2- hit game came on May 5 at Boston...Batted 2nd in the order 5 times in the first 19 games of the season...Aside from 3 games in which he hit 7th, batted exclusively in the 8th and 9th spots in the order until August 16, when he hit second...Batted 2nd over his next 12 games and 3rd in the order over his final 30 games of the year...Matched an Orioles record by hitting 3 home runs on August 22 vs. Minnesota...Marked 18th time in club history a player hit 3 home runs...Became the 21st rookie in major league history to hit 3 homers in a game and the first Orioles rookie to do so...Had 6 homers over a 6-game span, August 16-22, becoming only the 8th rookie in major league history to hit 6 home runs over a span of 6 of his teams' games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau...The last to accomplish the feat was Atlanta's David Justice in 1990...Had 4 hits in a game 3 times...Collected 11 hits over a 4-game span, June 28-July 1...Had a pair of 4- RBI games in August. 2005 Named the Brooks Robinson Award winner as the Orioles Minor League Player of the Year ... Split the season at Class A Frederick and AA Bowie and combined to bat .310 with 41 doubles, 3 triples, 15 homers and 92 RBI in 124 games ... Led Orioles minor leaguers in doubles and on-base percentage (.390) and tied for the lead in walks (61) ... Was 2nd in RBI and 5th in batting ... Was named to the Carolina League post-season All-Star team and finished 7th in batting with a .300 average ... Raised his average to the .300 mark by going 2-for-4 in his last game on July 30 at Salem before being promoted to AA Bowie ... Was batting .263 at Frederick through 22 games ... Went 2-for-3 on May 3 vs. Winston-Salem and the next night went 5-for-7 vs. the Warthogs, raising his average to a season-high .311 for the Keys ... Went 4-for-5 with 4 doubles on April 28 at Winston-Salem ... Hit a grand slam on May 6 vs. Wilmington ... Was promoted to Bowie on August 1 and went 3-for-5 with a home run and 4 RBI in his first game that night vs. Norwich ... Homered in his first 2 games for the Baysox vs. Norwich but hit only one more the remainder of the season on August 22 vs. Altoona ... Had a 2nd 4-RBI game on August 14 at Erie ... Hit safely in his first 7 games with Bowie, August 1-7, and had another 7-game hitting streak from August 24-31 ... Batted .370 (10-27) in both streaks ... Batting average never dipped below .323 at Bowie as he hit safely in 28 of 33 games ... Following the seaon, batted .326 in 26 games for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League ... Went 3-for-19 (.158) through his first 7 games, then batted .373 (25-67) in his last 19 games. 2004 Led Class A Delmarva with 64 RBI and was 2nd in doubles (22) and home runs (11), despite missing the final month of the season ... Went 7-for-41 (.171) with no extra-base hits and 3 RBI through his first 12 games of the year ... Was batting .239 through the end of May but then hit .345 (69-200) with 18 doubles and 36 RBI the remainder of the year ... Was named Organizational Player of the Month in June after batting .375 with 19 runs and 21 RBI ... Hit safely in 23 of 29 games in July, batting .325 (39-120) with 13 doubles and 15 RBI ... Had 3 hitting streaks of 7 games or more ... Had 5 hits, including a home run and 3 RBI, on 6/19 vs. Lakewood ... Missed the final month of the season to play for the Greek Olympic Baseball team in Athens, Greece ... Led the team with a .346 (9-26) average and 6 RBI ... Also pitched, allowing one earned run in 2.1 innings. 2003 Signed with the Orioles a week after being selected in the first round of the draft and spent the season at Class A Aberdeen ... Was 3rd on the club with 13 stolen bases ... Missed 2 1/2 weeks in July to play for the Greek National team in the European Championships in the Netherlands ... Went 10-for-19 with 5 RBI over a 5-game span, 7/21-25 ... Batted .333 in 14 games in July ... Drew 22 walks in 124 plate appearances in August ... Played 48 games in right field and 12 games in center.