Steve Pearce

Steve Pearce

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/200
  • Age: 33

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Steve Pearce Postseason Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.148 0 1 0 .419

Steve Pearce Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.288 13 35 0 .867

Steve Pearce MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.254 66 215 13 .774

Steve Pearce Bio

  • Full Name: Steven Wayne Pearce
  • Pronunciation: Pierce
  • Born: 4/13/1983 in Lakeland, FL
  • Draft: 2005, Pittsburgh Pirates, 8th rd. (241st overall)
  • College: South Carolina
  • Debut: 9/1/2007
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
Postseason Career Stats 27 4 4 0 1 0 .148 .233 .419
2016 Stats 264 35 76 13 35 0 .288 .374 .867
MLB Career Stats 1639 208 416 66 215 13 .254 .333 .774
  • Status: Active

Steve Pearce Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Orioles AL 302 192 90.49 224.40 3.57 13.91 43.01
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Orioles AL 302 192 90.49 224.40 3.57 13.91 43.01
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --

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December 5, 2016 at 10:19 AM ET

Blue Jays add Pearce on two-year deal

The Blue Jays have agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal with infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

October 17, 2016 at 5:44 AM ET

Pearce slugs 13 long balls in 2016

Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce finished the 2016 regular season with a .288 average, 13 home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

Awards

Steve Pearce Awards

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/07/2014 Baltimore AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 Altoona EAS

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Indianapolis INT

MiLB.com Minor League Offensive Player of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Indianapolis INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2012 Scranton/WB INT

EAS Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/02/2007 Altoona EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Altoona EAS

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/04/2006 Lynchburg CAR
04/30/2007 Lynchburg CAR

SAL Player of the Week

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04/30/2006 Hickory SAL

NYP Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/28/2005 Williamsport NYP

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Williamsport NYP

Steve Pearce Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2014 21 25th in AL

Steve Pearce Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
December 5, 2016 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent LF Steve Pearce.
November 3, 2016 LF Steve Pearce elected free agency.
November 3, 2016 Baltimore Orioles activated LF Steve Pearce from the 60-day disabled list.
September 18, 2016 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Steve Pearce on the 60-day disabled list. Right flexor mass strain.
August 2, 2016 Baltimore Orioles activated LF Steve Pearce.
August 1, 2016 Tampa Bay Rays traded 2B Steve Pearce to Baltimore Orioles for C Jonah Heim.
July 19, 2016 Tampa Bay Rays activated 1B Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.
July 15, 2016 Tampa Bay Rays sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
June 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Rays placed 1B Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list. Right hamstring strain.
January 28, 2016 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent 1B Steve Pearce.
November 2, 2015 1B Steve Pearce elected free agency.
August 24, 2015 Baltimore Orioles activated 1B Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.
August 22, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Bowie Baysox.
August 20, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent LF Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
July 22, 2015 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list. Left Oblique Strain
April 29, 2014 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LF Steve Pearce.
April 27, 2014 Baltimore Orioles released LF Steve Pearce.
April 22, 2014 Baltimore Orioles designated LF Steve Pearce for assignment.
September 17, 2013 Baltimore Orioles activated LF Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.
August 31, 2013 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 28, 2013. left wrist tendonitis
August 28, 2013 Steve Pearce roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
July 31, 2013 Baltimore Orioles activated LF Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.
July 29, 2013 Baltimore Orioles sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Frederick Keys.
July 26, 2013 Baltimore Orioles sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to GCL Orioles.
June 21, 2013 Baltimore Orioles placed LF Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 20, 2013. Left wrist tendinitis.
March 31, 2013 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of LF Steve Pearce from Norfolk Tides.
December 21, 2012 Baltimore Orioles sent Steve Pearce outright to Norfolk Tides.
October 13, 2012 Steve Pearce roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
September 29, 2012 Baltimore Orioles claimed 1B Steve Pearce off waivers from New York Yankees.
September 25, 2012 New York Yankees designated Steve Pearce for assignment.
August 28, 2012 New York Yankees activated 1B Steve Pearce.
August 27, 2012 Houston Astros traded 1B Steve Pearce to New York Yankees for cash.
July 29, 2012 Steve Pearce roster status changed by Houston Astros.
July 28, 2012 Houston Astros claimed 1B Steve Pearce off waivers from Baltimore Orioles.
July 21, 2012 Baltimore Orioles designated Steve Pearce for assignment.
June 2, 2012 New York Yankees traded LF Steve Pearce to Baltimore Orioles.
April 5, 2012 1B Steve Pearce assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
March 28, 2012 New York Yankees signed free agent 1B Steve Pearce to a minor league contract.
March 27, 2012 Minnesota Twins released 1B Steve Pearce.
January 3, 2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent 1B Steve Pearce to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 31, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates sent Steve Pearce outright to Indianapolis Indians.
September 14, 2011 Steve Pearce roster status changed by Pittsburgh Pirates.
August 23, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 1B Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list. Broken right index finger.
July 22, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 1B Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list.
July 14, 2011 sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
July 13, 2011 sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
July 12, 2011 sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
July 10, 2011 sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
May 30, 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 1B Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 29, 2011. Right calf strain.
November 3, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates activated 1B Steve Pearce from the 60-day disabled list.
August 4, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates transferred 1B Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 19, 2010 Bradenton Marauders sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Indianapolis Indians.
June 18, 2010 Steve Pearce roster status changed by Bradenton Marauders.
June 17, 2010 sent 1B Steve Pearce on a rehab assignment to Bradenton Marauders.
May 25, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates placed 1B Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained right ankle.
May 4, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Steve Pearce from Indianapolis Indians.
April 4, 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Steve Pearce to Indianapolis Indians.
July 23, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Steve Pearce from Indianapolis Indians.
July 8, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates optioned Steve Pearce to Indianapolis Indians.
June 20, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Steve Pearce from Indianapolis Indians.

Steven Wayne Pearce Bio Info

Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth round of the 2005 June Draft...signed by Jack Powell…Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a minor league free agent, December 19, 2011…Signed by the New York Yankees as a minor league free agent, March 28, 2012…Acquired by the Baltimore Orioles from New York in exchange for cash considerations, June 2, 2012…Claimed by the Houston Astros off waivers from Baltimore, July 28, 2012…Claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from Houston, August 27, 2012…Claimed by the Baltimore Orioles off waivers from New York, September 29, 2012… Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays as a free agent, January 28, 2016.

2015

Started 79 games (34-LF, 25-1B, 6-RF, 1-DH) and made his major league debut at 2B when he appeared in 18 games, 13 starts...filled in at 2B in May when Ryan Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop were both on the disabled list...played his first game there on May 1 at Tropicana Field…Made his fourth Opening Day roster, third straight with the Orioles, but missed 34 games with a left oblique strain, July 19-Aug 24...still hit 15 HR, including 6 in September, 2nd on the team behind Chris Davis (10)…After setting career highs in every offensive category in 2014, his numbers fell off...biggest drop was vs. southpaws...brought a .280 career average vs. LHP into 2015, but batted .196/.266/.357 after hitting .327/.405/.704 the year before. ..After hitting 25 HR in his first seven major league seasons, has hit 36 the past two seasons (including 9 vs. the Rays) despite making only 175 starts...his rate of 17.56 AB per HR over the past two seasons is comparable to OAK/TOR Josh Donaldson (17.54) and CHC Anthony Rizzo (17.62) over the same period…Was the only American Leaguer to hit a home run in the first 2 games of the season, both in wins at the Trop...homered off Chris Archer on Opening Day and Nathan Karns the next day…Hit 4 HR at Tropicana Field and has hit 7 there the past two years, 2 more than any visiting player...with 7 career home runs in 73 AB at the Trop, has the best all-time AB per HR ratio (10.43) of any player (min. 20 games)...is a lifetime .288/.395/.644 (21-for-73) at Tropicana Field...among all players with as many at-bats at Tropicana Field, only Travis Hafner has a higher career SLG (.648)…Has twice as many career home runs vs. the Rays (10) than any other opponent, with all 10 coming in his last 118 AB...had the third multi-homer game of his career, first vs. the Rays, on Sep 18 at TB in Baltimore's 8-6 loss...homered off Drew Smyly and Brad Boxberger…Hit his first career grand slam off J.A. Happ on May 21 vs. SEA in a 5-4 win.

2014

Made the Opening Day roster and was with the O's through April 22 when he was DFA...Released on April 25 and signed back with the O's on April 29...Set career-highs in games (102), plate appearances (383), runs (51), hits (99), doubles (26), HR (21), RBI (49), SB (5), walks (40), SLG (.556) and OPS (.930)...Joined Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz with 20-double/20-HR seasons for the O's...Named co-AL Player of the Week (with Jones), June 30-July 6 (.333; 10-for-30, 2BB, 2-2B, 3HR, 8R, 9RBI)...Hit safely in a career-high 11 straight games, August 17-28, batting .333/.375/.778 (15-45) with 10 extra-base hits (5-2B and 5 HR)...Batted .327/.405/.704 in 111 plate appearances vs. LHP...Hit .329/.416/.600 with 12 HR in 51 games at OPACY...Batted .319/.390/.569 with 28 RBI in 82 PA with RISP...Hit 1st career PH HR, May 27 @MIL, the O's 1st PH HR since Luke Scott, April 18, 2011 vs. MIN...Collected career-high four hits July 3 vs. TEX, going 4-for-5 with 2-2B, R, 2RBI & a career-high 2SB...Posted his 2nd career multi-HR game, going 2-for-3 with BB, 2HR, 2R, and a season-high tying 4RBI, September 17 vs. TOR (also June 30 vs. TEX)...Started all seven postseason games, batting .148/.233/.185 with a double and an RBI in 30 plate appearances.

2013

Made 1st O's Opening Day roster and went 0-for-4 in 1st career Opening Day start, April 2 @TB... Was 0-for-17 to open the season before homering off Jake McGee, April 18 vs. TB... Tied career-high (4th time) with three hits, including 10th inning game-winning RBI, May 4 @LAA... Tied season & career-high (5th time), with three hits, June 9 @TB... Had two DL stints stemming from left wrist tendinitis, June 20-July 31 and August 28-September 17... Batted .455/.625/1.000 in 16 plate appearances after his second DL stint to end the season.

2012 Had two stints with the Orioles, June 2-July 21 and September 29-end of season ... Went to spring training with Minnesota...Was released and signed to a minor league contract by the Yankees (March 29)...Was acquired by the Orioles (June 2)...Designated for assignment by the Orioles (July 21)...Claimed on waivers by Houston (July 28)...Designated for assignment by Houston...Claimed on waivers by New York (August 27)...Designated for assignment and claimed by Orioles (September 29) ... Posted three multi-hit games in a four-game span, June 13-16 ... Career-high five RBI and hit his first Oriole home run June 14 vs. Pittsburgh ... Batted .254/.321/.437 with three homers and 14 RBI in 28 games from June 3-July 20 ... Reached safely in 18 of 26 games with an at-bat ... Hit a three-run homer July 6 at Los Angeles (AL), the only runs in a 3-2 win ... Went 1-for-4 and started in RF in O's debut, June 3 at Tampa Bay ... Also played in 21 games for Houston and 12 for the Yankees. 2011 Made Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and made season debut in fourth game, April 4 at St. Louis and played final inning at first base...Made his first career appearance at third base, April 9 vs. Colorado...made his first start, April 14 vs. Milwaukee (third base)...Appeared in second spot of starting lineup for first time in his career, going 3-for-5 with a homer and two rbi, May 25 vs. Atlanta...Placed on 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain, May 29-July 22...went on rehab assignment, playing three games with Single-A Bradenton and one game with the GCL Pirates and seven games with Triple-A Indianapolis...reinstated, July 22...Placed on the 15-day disabled list, August 23 with a broken right index finger and didn't play again...Transferred to 60-day disabled list, September 14...Hit .291 (16-for-55) with 10 rbi in 28 games before the All-Star break and .077 (3-for-39) with no rbi after the break...Made 16 appearances (nine starts) at first base, 10 appearances (seven starts) at third base and five appearances (two starts) in right field with Pittsburgh...made two errors (one fielding and one throwing) while playing third base, one throwing error at first base and one fielding error in right field. 2010 Began season with Indianapolis (AAA), where he reached base safely in 21 of his first 23 games (thru 5/3) prior to his recall by Pittsburgh on 5/4...Hit safely in each of his first seven games, going 12-for-29 (.414) with six doubles and a home run...Walked four times in five plate appearances on 4/22 vs. Louisville...Went 4-for-4 on 4/25 at Louisville to raise season average to .417...Made 20 appearances at first base and three in right field while starting the season with Indianapolis...Made first start with Bucs at first base on 5/5 vs. Chicago (NL) and went 0-for-3...Went hitless in his first six at bats with Pittsburgh before going 1-for-3 in second start on 5/8 vs. St. Louis...Tallied first RBI, but left his start on 5/14 at Wrigley Field with posterior right knee soreness...Had career-high three hits, including two doubles, on 5/19 vs. Milwaukee...Had a two-run triple on 5/20 vs. Milwaukee...Suffered a right ankle sprain on 5/24 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/25...Made all 11 appearances (nine starts) with Pittsburgh at first base...Played two games on rehab assignment with Bradenton in the Florida State League on 6/17-18...Had rehab assignment transferred to Indianapolis on 6/19 and went 12-for-43 (.279) with a homer, seven RBI and four stolen bases with Indians thru 6/30...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on 8/4 to repair the patella tendon in his left knee (procudure performed by Dr. Patrick DeMeo in Pittsburgh). 2009 Split season between Triple-A Indianapolis and Pittsburgh, where he established career highs in nearly every offensive category...Began season with Indy and went 3-for-32 (.094) in his first nine games thru 4/17...Hit safely in next three games from 4/21-23, which included a four-hit performance on 4/23 at Columbus...Reached base safely in 14 straight games from 4/21 thru 5/5 and in 30-of-31 from 4/21 thru 5/23...Homered in back-to-back games on 5/7-8 and hit three home runs in a four-game span from 5/5-8...Had second four-hit game and scored four runs on 5/20 vs. Pawtucket...Snapped a 29-game homerless streak with two bombs on 6/9 at Buffalo...Homered in consecutive games again on 6/17- 18...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 6/20 when Craig Monroe was designated for assignment...Made season debut with the Pirates on 6/21 at Colorado and went 0-for-2 with a walk while making start at first base...Made lone appearance/start in right field on 6/23 vs. Cleveland...Pinch hit and played final inning at first base on 6/24 vs. Cleveland...Went hitless in first six at bats with Pittsburgh before doubling as a pinch hitter on 6/30 vs. Chicago (NL). ...Went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts against Mike Hampton in start at first base on 7/6 at Houston...Struck out as a pinch hitter on 7/8 at Houston and was optioned back to Indianapolis following the game that night...Hit .333 in final 12 games with Indy, going 14-for-42 with two homers and 11 RBI from 7/9-22...Was recalled by Pittsburgh a second and final time on 7/23...Hit safely in five straight starts at first base from 7/23-27 (6-for-19)...Connected off Washington's John Lannan for first home run with the Pirates on 7/31 at PNC Park...Reached base safely in 11 straight games from 8/3-17...Hit second homer on 8/9 vs. St. Louis off Joel Pineiro...Swiped lone base on 8/15 at Chicago (NL)...Hit safely in seven straight starts from 8/22-31, going 9-for-26 (.346) with four doubles...Went 4-for-41 in his next 14 starts thru 9/26...Smacked final home run on 9/15 at Los Angeles...Batted in the cleanup spot for only time on 9/16 and went hitless in four at bats...Hit safely in three of his last five games (3-for-10)...Tripled as a pinch hitter in final at bat on 10/4 at Cincinnati...Made total of 42 appearances (41 starts) at first base and one start in right field...Had two errors (both throwing) while playing first base...Went 3-for-14 (.214) with three walks and an RBI as a pinch hitter. 2008 Spent majority of season with Indianapolis, but also had three different stints with Pittsburgh...Shared Indy team lead in doubles and ranked second in RBI...Went 0-for-8 in first two Triple-A games before hitting safely in 12 of his next 13 contests from 4/5-17...Hit first two home runs and had five RBI on 4/17 vs. Pawtucket...Was hitting .238 (24-for-101) at the end of April...Went 6-for-13 with three doubles and five RBI in three game stretch from 5/14-17...Hit a three-run walkoff home run and went 3-for-4 with four RBI vs. Rochester on 6/20...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/2...Doubled as a pinch hitter in third at bat with Pirates on 7/6 at Milwaukee...Was optioned back to Triple-A on 7/8 and went 13-for-52 (.250) in 14 games before being recalled by Pittsburgh on 7/26 when Xavier Nady was traded...Made start in right field that night vs. San Diego and went 1-for-4 while playing five innings in right field and four in left field...Snapped an 0-for-11 streak with a single off Brad Lidge at Philly on 8/8; also delivered game-winning double in 12th inning on 8/8...Had two hits, including game-winning single at New York (NL) on 8/11...Was optioned to Indianapolis on 8/22 and hit .182 (6-for-33) with a home run and six RBI in final 10 Triple-A games...Made 69 appearances in right field and 32 at first base while playing with Indianapolis...Also went 4- for-24 with a homer in six games as the designated hitter...Was recalled by Pittsburgh a third and final time on 9/2...Made start in right field on 9/4 at Cincinnati and had two-run single in first at bat...Hit first Major League home run in 137th career at bat on 9/9 at Houston - a solo shot off Randy Wolf...Batted .275 with four homers and eight RBI in 17 games after being recalled in September...Started each of the final six games in right field and went 8-for-25 (.320) with three home runs...Hit .309 in his last 15 starts with Pittsburgh (dating back to 8/16), going 17-for-55 with four homers...Made a total of 27 starts in right field for the Pirates and committed two errors (one fielding/one throwing)...Had lone assist on 8/4 at Arizona...Played Winter Ball in Mexico and hit .203 (12-for-59) with seven RBI in 18 games with Mazatlan. 2007 Hit .328 with 45 doubles, 31 home runs and 119 RBI in 157 minor/major league games...Was named Minor League Player-of-the-Year by MiLB.com and captured the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player-of-the-Year. ...Combined to hit .333 with 31 home runs and 113 RBI in 134 minor league games between Lynchburg (A), Altoona (AA) and Indianapolis (AAA)...Ranked third among all minor league players in total bases (303), fourth in RBI, fifth in extra-base hits (75), fifth in slugging percentage (.622) and tied for seventh in home runs...Led all Pittsburgh farmhands in home runs, RBI and extrabase hits (75)...Became first position player in the Pirates organization to make the jump from Class-A to the major leagues in the same season since catcher Yamid Haad in 1999...Began season with Lynchburg. ...Was named Carolina League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 4/23-29 after hitting .484 (15-for-31) with eight homers and 16 RBI in seven games...Set a Hillcats record by homering in five straight games from 4/21-26...Finished his tenure in Lynchburg with an 11-game hitting streak and a club-record seven consecutive multiple-RBI contests...Hit two home runs in his final game with the Hillcats on 4/29 at Myrtle Beach, giving him nine longballs in an eight-game span from 4/21-29...Made all 18 defensive appearances with Lynchburg at first base....Was promoted to Altoona on 5/1 and led team in RBI despite playing just 81 games...His .334 average with Altoona was the second-highest, singleseason batting average in Curve history (Jeff Keppinger's .338 average in 2004 is the club record)...Made debut with Curve as a pinch hitter on 5/1 at Connecticut...Homered in his first at bat of his first start on 5/2 at Connecticut...Posted an RBI in six straight games from 6/2-8 (11 RBI total)...Had five RBI on 6/7 at New Britain...Hit .465 (20-for-43) with five homers and 21 RBI during an 11-game hitting streak from 5/31 to 6/13...Hit grand slam on 6/13 vs. New Britain...Batted .404 (40-for-99) with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 27 games during the month of June and was named Eastern League Player-of-the-Month...Was named to Eastern League mid-season All-Star team and struck out in lone plate appearance on 7/11 in Norwich, CT...Represented the Curve and Pittsburgh organization at the annual MLB Futures Game on 7/8 at AT&T Park in San Francisco - he went 0-for-1 with a walk in two plate appearances for the U.S. Team...Tied Ronny Paulino's team record by reaching base safely in 33 consecutive games from 6/15 thru 7/22...Batted .371 (72-for-194) with 12 homers and 59 RBI over his last 52 Double-A games...Made all 77 defensive appearances at first base while playing with Altoona...Was named Altoona's Most Valuable Player and was leading the Eastern League in both batting average and slugging percentage at the time of his promotion to Indianapolis on 7/30...Homered in fourth Triple-A game on 8/1 at Richmond (game two)...Hit safely in six straight games from 8/4-10 (10-for-23, .435) and homered in three straight from 8/7-9...Made first career appearance in right field on 8/8 at Louisville...Had back-to-back three-hit games on 8/15-16...Became first Indy player to register six RBI in a game on 8/16 at Durham, going 3-for-5 with a double and a pair of two-run homers in the contest... Did not homer and tallied just two RBI in final 16 games with Indianapolis (57 at bats)...Made 21 appearances at first base and 10 in right field with Indy and made one error at each position...Had contract purchased by Pittsburgh on 9/1...Made major league debut as a starter in right field in Milwaukee on 9/1 and singled off Dave Bush in second at bat...Picked up two hits in debut before going 1-for-10 in next three games...Tripled and tallied first major league RBI on 9/3 at St. Louis...Swiped first of two bases on 9/4 at St. Louis...Hit safely in six of his seven games from 9/7-15, raising average from .227 to .311...Swiped second bag on 9/14 at Houston...Reached base safely in 15 of his 18 starts with the Pirates, making 16 starts in right field and two at first base (9/3 at St. Louis and 9/15 at Houston). 2006 Combined to hit .273 with 26 home runs and 98 RBI in 131 games between Hickory (A) and Lynchburg...Led all Pittsburgh minor leaguers in home runs and was second in RBI behind Brad Corley (100)...Began season with Hickory (A)...Made 39 appearances at first base and two starts as the designated hitter...Hit .314 (37-for-118) against right-handed pitchers and .214 (9-for-42) against lefties...Recorded two five-RBI games and a pair of four RBI contests with the Crawdads...Went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI on 4/23 at Greensboro...Was the South Atlantic League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 4/24-30 after hitting .391 with three doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI in seven games...Posted his second two-homer game in the span of seven days and knocked in five runs on 4/30 at Lexington...Recorded four hits (4-for-5) and five RBI on 5/8 vs. West Virginia...Scored a season-high four runs on 5/12 at Greensboro...Was promoted to Lynchburg on 5/24 and was among the SAL's top five in home runs (12), RBI (38), slugging percentage (.606) and extra-base hits (26) at the time of the promotion...Finished season with Lynchburg...Ranked second in the Carolina League in slugging (.482) and committed the most errors among league first basemen (10)...Hit a walk-off, three-run homer to give Lynchburg a 4-3 victory in his debut with the Hillcats on 5/25 vs. Frederick...Matched a season-high with four hits on 5/29 vs. Potomac...Hit .333 (13-for-39) during the first of his two 10-game hitting streaks from 6/18 to 7/2...Finished season with a 10-game hitting streak (15-for-37, .405) to raise average from .248 to .265. 2005 Was selected by Pittsburgh in eighth round of June draft...Signed with Pirates on 6/12 and made professional debut with short-season Williamsport (A)...Led New York-Penn League in doubles and finished fourth in the league in both RBI and extra-base hits (33)...Also paced league first basemen in games played (71), total chances (718), putouts (651), assists (58) and double plays (65)...Tied for the most errors among league first basemen (9)...Was named to both the mid-season and post-season All-Star teams. ...Posted 24 multi-hit games for the Crosscutters...Hit .340 (18-for-53) against lefties and .292 (64-for-219) with all seven of his home runs against righthanders...Knocked in a season-high four runs on 7/2 vs. Hudson Valley...Was named the New York-Penn League Player-of-the-Week for the week of 8/22-28 after hitting .450 (9-for-20) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in five games...Had first career two-homer game on 8/25 vs. Brooklyn...Went 3-for-7 with two RBI in two playoff contests.