Resides in Boulder, CO during the off-season.
... Saw action with Hays in the Jayhawk League during the summer of 2004, hitting .374 (40x107) with nine doubles, six
home runs, 24 RBI and four stolen bases -- named the third-best prospect in the league by Baseball America.
... Batted .286 (74x259) with eight doubles, two triples, three home runs, 36 RBI and eight stolen bases in 70 games
during his junior season at Baylor University in 2005.
... Saw action with Wareham in the Cape Cod League during the summer of 2005.
... Hit .276 (64x232) with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 35 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 63 games during his
senior sason at Baylor University in 2006.2012Spent the entire 2012 season with Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York Yankees organization.
... Hit .313 (21x67) in 17 games during April.
... Compiled an 11-game hitting streak May 15-26, batting .333 (16x48).
... Posted an 11-game hitting streak June 3-14, batting .286 (14x49).
... Recorded a 13-game hitting streak June 19-July 22, batting .472 (25x53) with two doubles, a triple and 13 RBI.
... Sidelined June 25-July 13 with a right hamstring strain.
... Collected a season-high four hits on July 21 at Gwinnett.
... Batted .375 (21x56) in 14 games during July.
... Hit .368 (43x117) versus lefthanded pitchers...batted .249 (71x285) against righthanded pitchers.2011Saw action in 113 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre during the 2011 season.
... Had his contract outrighted to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees on May 10.
... Sidelined June 27-July 14 with a back muscle spasm.
... Compiled a 10-game hitting streak July 17-26, batting .400 (18x45) with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI.
... Collected a season-high four hits on July 25 versus Syracuse.
... Batted .308 (40x130) versus lefthanded pitchers...hit .259 (83x320) against righthanded pitchers.2010Hit .184 (9-for-49) with 5R, 2 doubles and 4RBI in 31 games (10 starts in LF, three at
3B) over three stints with the Yankees (5/8-13, 5/20-7/16, 9/12-10/3)...also appeared
defensively at 2B in two games...Was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on 5/8 and made his Major League
debut that day at Boston, entering the game in the
eighth at 2B and going 0-for-1...was 0-for-2 in four
games before being optioned back to Scranton/WB
on 5/13 when Juan Miranda was recalled...Was recalled from Scranton/WB for a second time on
5/20 when C Jorge Posada went on the disabled list...Made his first Major League start in 5/21 win at
the Mets, driving in both Yankees runs in the 2-1
win...recorded his first Major League hit-a thirdinning
single off Hisanori Takahashi-going 2-for-3
with 2RBI before being removed defensively in the
seventh...recorded his first career RBI with a gamewinning
two-run double in the seventh...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Major Leaguer to drive in all of his team's runs
in a victory in his first Major League start since
Montreal's Shane Andrews in a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh
on 4/27/95...Elias also notes that no Yankee had
accomplished that feat in the Expansion Era (since
1961) and Archie Moore was the last Yankee to drive
in all of his club's runs in his first Major League start
(in a 2-1 Yankees loss on 10/4/64 vs. Cleveland)...Was optioned to Scranton/WB on 7/16 when Juan
Miranda was recalled...returned to the Yankees a third
time as a September recall on 9/12...appeared in two
games following his recall, going 0-for-1...In 81 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,
hit .259 (86-for-332) with 41R, 16 doubles, 1HR
and 24RBI...saw time at 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF and
DH...combined for a .966 fielding percentage (9E, 256TC)...Hit safely in a season-high 12 straight games from 4/28-5/16, batting .380 (19-for-50)
with 9R, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1HR and 9RBI...had three 3H games during the stretch
(4/29 vs. Louisville, 5/2 at Norfolk and 5/6 at Durham)...In four postseason games for Scranton/WB, hit .143 (2-for-14) with 2R, 1 triple, 1RBI,
3BB and 1SB.2009Played the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting .326 (115-for-
353) with 51R, 18 doubles, 5HR, 31RBI and 13SB in 90 games... led all Yankees minor
leaguers in batting average... ranked third in the International League in batting
average and fourth in the IL with a team-high .397 on-base percentage... had 34
multi-hit games...Was named to the International League's 2009 postseason All-Star team as the
league's top second baseman and the Topps Triple-A All-Star Team as the top
2B... also appeared in games at shortstop and third base...Batted primarily in the leadoff position, hitting .329 (112-for-340) as the No. 1
batter... owned a .407 batting average in the first inning (33-for-81)...Hit safely in his first six games of the season and 12 of the first 13... had two stints on
the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, from 4/16-5/3 and 5/12-6/6... batted
.600 (9-for-15) in four games between stints...Collected three doubles and was 3-for-4 with 3R in 4-0 win on 7/27 at Toledo...Appeared in all seven postseason games for the SWB Yankees, batting .125 (4-for-32)
with 4RBI...Was a spring invitee with the Yankees, appearing in 11 games.2008Hit .307 with 17 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 33RBI in 71 games with Double-A Trenton,
appearing in games at 2B, 3B and the outfield...Missed nearly two months from 6/14-7/30 on the disabled list after fracturing his
left cheekbone when he was hit by a batting practice grounder prior to 6/6 game...Started all seven postseason games at 3B for the Eastern League champions, batting
.174 (4-for-23)...Appeared in 30 games with the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League following
the season, batting .309 with 16R, 8 doubles, 3HR and 16RBI, leading Yankees winter
leaguers with 34H.2007With Single-A Tampa, hit .281 with 22 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 45RBI in 109
games... was successful in 19-of-25 stolen base attempts, including 10 of his first 11
tries...Named by Baseball America as the best defensive second baseman in the Florida
State League... started at 2B in the FSL midseason All-Star Game... appeared in 104
games at 2B, recording a .977 fielding percentage (13E, 559TC)... was involved in 81
double plays, second-most among FSL second basemen...Hit safely in 19 of 20 games from 4/26-5/22, including a career-high 12 straight games
from 4/26-5/12 (.426, 20-for-47)... batted .338 in July (25-for-74).2006Made professional debut with the Yankees' Gulf Coast League team, batting .273 in 45 games (36 at 2B,
11 at 3B)... was among the most difficult batters in the league to strike out, ranking third in K/PA ratio
(1/10.06)... ranked fifth in the league with a .383 on-base percentage...Led all GCL second basemen with a .986 fielding percentage, committing only two errors in 142 total chances.