Dave, who was acquired by the Cubs in a four-player trade with the Reds in December of 2011, has seen major league action
in parts of the last two seasons with the Reds (in 2011) and the Cubs (in 2012). ...In 64 career major league games, has a .256 batting average (45-for-
176) with 14 doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI.
...Owns a .299 batting average (631-for-2,112) with 280 runs, 117
doubles, 33 triples, 38 homers and 238 RBI in 538 minor league
...Named Reds Minor League Hitter of the Year, the Southern League's
Most Valuable Player, Topps Southern League Player of the Year and a
Baseball America Double-A All-Star in 2010.
...His .361 batting average with Double-A Carolina in 2010 was a
Mudcats record and led the Southern League.
...Attended Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C.
...Graduated from Southern Alamance High School in Graham, N.C.
...Participated in the 2013 Cubs Caravan.2012In his first year with the organization, Dave spent most of the season with Triple-A Iowa prior to his recall to Chicago,
September 1 ... batted .266 (133-for-500) with 26 doubles, four triples, seven homers and 54 RBI in 133 games for Iowa. ...Appeared in 26 games for the Cubs, hitting .275 (19-for-69) with
six doubles, two home runs and eight RBI ... had a .351 on-base
percentage, thanks in part to seven walks compared to nine strikeouts.
...Hit .440 (11-for-25) off southpaws ... batted .412 (14-for-34) on the
...Played 20 games in right field (16 starts) and four games in left field.
...Made his Cubs debut as a pinch-hitter, September 2 vs. San
Francisco, and his first Cubs start, September 3 in Washington, in right field
...His first career home run was a lead-off shot, September 25 in
Colorado, off Jorge de la Rosa.
...With Iowa, played 84 games in right field, 26 games in center field and
20 games in left field ... finished with 12 outfield assists.
...Hit .331 (52-for-157) against left-handed pitchers at Triple-A ... had a
.236 average (81-for-343) against right-handers.
...Posted a .289 batting average (52-for-180) following the Triple-A All-Star break, 36 points higher than his .253 average (81-for-320) in the
...Played 30 games with Margarita in the Venezuelan Winter League ... hit
.336 (39-for-116) with five doubles, a triple, five homers and 15 RBI ...
batted .372 (35-for-94) off right-handers.2011Dave made his major league debut with the Reds in his fourth professional season, batting .243 (26-for-107) with seven
walks, 14 runs, eight doubles and five RBI in 38 games...Appeared in the field 35 times: 31 in left field (20 starts) and four in
center field (two starts)...Recalled by the Reds, August 7, to replace Chris Heisey and spent the
remainder of the season in the majors...made his major league debut
that afternoon with a start in left field at the Cubs...singled off Randy
Wells for his first major league hit...Garnered a career-high seven-game hitting streak, August 27-
September 9, going 9-for-25 (.360) with one RBI...Swiped his first-career bag, September 26 at the Mets...Opened the season with Triple-A Louisville, boasting a .313 average
(93-for-297) with 40 runs, 16 doubles, three triples, seven homers and
29 RBI in 74 contests...Hit .358 (34-for-95) off southpaws compared to a .292 mark (59-for-
202) against right-handed pitchers...Sidelined on the seven-day disabled list, May 6-June 9, with a strained
left oblique...Batted .238 (19-for-80) with 11 runs, two doubles, one homer and six
RBI in 22 games with Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter
League.2010Was the organization's Minor League Hitter of the Year, the Southern League's Most Valuable
Player, Topps' Southern League Player of the Year and a Baseball America Class AA All-Star...in 133 apps at
3 minor league levels combined to hit .342 with 32 doubles, 11 triples, 10hr, 74rbi and 25 stolen bases...led
all Reds minor leaguers in hitting while ranking fifth in both RBI and stolen bases...his .361 batting average
at Class AA Carolina was a Mudcats record and led the Southern League...fell 6 plate apps shy of qualifying
for that batting title but his adjusted average of .354, per Rule 10.22(a), still led the SL (Tennessee's Brandon
Guyer was second at .344)...reached base safely in each of his last 36 apps for Carolina before his promotion
to Class AAA Louisville...was the longest on-base streak of the season in the Southern League...began the
season at Class A Lynchburg...on 4/30 was promoted to Carolina...on 8/12 was promoted to Louisville...
following the season played for the Peoria Saguaros in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (21g, .292, 2 2b,
10rbi) and for Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League (33g, .305, 5 2b, 2 3b, 1hr, 10rbi,
2sb)...was invited to 2011 Major League spring training camp, his first big league camp.2009In 136 apps at Class A Dayton and Sarasota combined to hit .281 with 7hr, 46rbi and 47 stolen
bases...ranked among Reds minor league leaders in steals (1st) and batting average (8th).2008In his first
professional season hit .299 in 62g for rookie Billings...ranked third among all Reds minor leaguers and 10th
in the Pioneer League in batting average.