Resides in Lehi, UT...Attended Utah Valley Community College in Orem, UT from 1996-98
and holds record for most home runs (3) in a single game...Played baseball at Arizona State...During his senior
year at ASU in 2000, hit .357 with 27 homers and 92 RBI...His 27 homers were a single-season Sun Devils'
record...Father, Cal, played first base at Dixie College in St. George, UT...Signed by Mike Baker (Yankees).2009Entered his 10th professional season and began the season with Triple-A Albuquerque...Made his Major League debut on 6/16 vs. OAK by going 0-for-1 with a strikeout...Made his first big league start on 6/19 at LAA as designated hitter and went 0-for-2...Appeared in eight games for the Dodgers (five as pinch-hitter, two as DH and once in right field) before returning to Albuquerque on 7/1...His 35 home runs for the Isotopes earned him the 2009 Joe Bauman Home Run Award, given annually to the player with the most minor league home runs and set team record with three grand slams...Named to the All-Pacific Coast League team, led the PCL with a .651 slugging percentage and ranked second in the league with 103 RBI.2008Began the season with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham-Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League and
appeared in just eight games...Returned to the Dodger organization in June...Belted five home runs in his first
nine games after leaving Japan.2007Hit 19 homers in just 185 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas, an average of one every 9.7 at-bats...Was
sold to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham-Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League in June...Appeared in 30 games
for the Ham-Fighters and hit .160 (15-for-94).2006Called up to the Yankees on 5/19 and spent two days on the active roster, but did not see any action.2005Made his Triple-A debut with Bucky Dent's Columbus Clippers by hitting .268 (131-for-489, 27
HR)...Won the Triple-A Home Run Derby.2004Hit 39 homers for double-A Trenton, third most in all of minor league baseball...Named to the Eastern
League Midseason and Postseason All-Star Team...Won the Double-A Home Run Derby.2002Split time between Double-A Norwich and Single-A Tampa to hit a combined .243 (108-for-445).2001Named a Florida State League All-Star, after hitting 21 homers and driving in 71 runs for Single-A
Tampa...Established a career high by appearing in 137 games.2000Began professional career for Staten Island in the New York Penn League and was selected to the
All-Star team after collecting 11 homers and 54 RBI in just 74 games.